I think they made a real mistake and knocked over everything! What's funny is we have a mess and in the middle is a dog and a cat and they are like "what the heck is going on here?" They are waiting for something good to happen. The tree has been toppled over and the dog looks innocent and the cat is thinking "who me?" The dog's name is Whitey and the cat's name is Frisky or maybe Innocent. They are in somebody's living room and they are being cared for by somebody and it had to be arranged that they would be delivered here.
Maybe, someone else toppled the tree over. It might have been a child who ran away so he wouldn't be noticed. What a bad looking tree because all of the empty branches. They are in the city and can't get a nice looking tree.
The minute somebody comes in, the cat says "I'm out of here!" It's something new in the house and they had to investigate, but it's an awful looking tree. The owner is going to decide to lock them up and a gate will be set up. Maybe the dog and cat should be separated to prevent mischief. We don't really know what goes on in their mind, but maybe the cat was chasing the dog and the cat climbed the tree and apparently the tree fell over, but there was no water in the stand because there isn't any water on the floor.
There is a purse on the chair and maybe the phone rang and that person had to answer it and bedlam happened.
The owner won't be mad because she has dealt with animals before. Maybe the owner will say "Oh goodness!" Or, maybe the owner wouldn't use the word "goodness."