Reminds me of a cat I had once. I let him outside on a leash and a harness staked to the ground so he could not leave the backyard. There was a blue spruce he loved to lie under. That Christmas when we put up our tree he ran to it meowing at it like it was an old friend. He would lie under it and not bother the ornaments and just watch the lights twinkle. He was a great cat and I really miss him. He died of kidney failure when he was 16.