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Christmas Nap


We had a nice Christmas and I appreciate all the well wishes. My son and best friend came over and we had more food for lunch than anyone should be allowed to eat. Afterward, we all felt like taking a nap.

Meanwhile, our cats beat us to it.

How was your Christmas? Was there any napping going on?

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Merry Christmas


Frankie, Chris, and Floki want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

As my gift to you, my Kindle book, Bad Cat Chris: The Baddest Cat You’ll Ever Love, will be free all day on Christmas. It is five years old now but if you haven’t read it and are interested in what we went through after adopting Chris, I encourage you to pick up a copy while it is free. The special is from midnight to midnight Pacific time.

Preparing for the Holidays . . . with Cats


It used to be that the holiday season started with Thanksgiving but everyone knows that retailers have pushed it back to about mid-July. In my house, it starts when the Hallmark Channel starts showing Christmas movies. You know the ones. Girl has good job in New York, travels to small town, meets man, falls in love, quits job, stays in small town. Anyway, that is when my wife starts to get excited about the season.

This year there is even more of an urgency to prepare for the holidays. Rose’s son and his girlfriend, who is not his girlfriend (it’s complicated), are flying in tomorrow. They will stay for his birthday on the 18th and for Thanksgiving before leaving the following Friday. So, obviously, it is important to have things ready.

The first thing to prepare for was the annual cookie bake extravaganza which includes pumpkin rolls and Chex mix. Before that could be started, Rose had to set the oven to “clean.” That caused our house to be a bit stinky so I opened some windows to air it out a little. Of course, that did not go unnoticed by our cats.

cats looking out window

Next was our Christmas tree, which I kept stored in a large zippered bag. before I could even finish unpacking it, Chris managed to crawl inside. Naturally, that got the attention of Floki and Frankie.

Then we had to get out the decorations which meant plenty of opportunities to investigate or just lay in a box.

cats into Christmas decorations

Finally, because of or in spite of all the help, we finished our Christmas tree.

Next, I have to put lights outside. I must admit I am a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to decorating but I especially don’t like stringing lights outside the house. It is something that mostly only gets seen by the neighbors so it seems like it is done solely to impress the neighbors and I don’t care about impressing the neighbors. I do want to make my wife happy so I string lights.

What are your thoughts on decorating for the holidays? Am I wrong about the outside lights?

New Calenders


I thought I would do a bit of self-promoting today and mention that I added two calendars to my Zazzle store. The first is a Bad Cat Chris calendar featuring, you guessed it, Chris.

  Bad Cat Chris Calendar
Bad Cat Chris Calendar by workingcat

The second features funny photos and text from my other blog, Just Fur Laughs.

Just Fur Laughs' 2016 Calander Calendar
Just Fur Laughs’ 2016 Calander Calendar by workingcat

Then there is one that features both cats and kittens.

Cats and Kittens Calendar
Cats and Kittens Calendar by workingcat

Finally I have a new Christmas card featuring Frankie.

What do you think of them? If you are interested in these or anything on Zazzle they have a special this weekend if you use code CRAZYWEEKEND. That gives you various discounts including 30% off calendars and 50% off cards.

Getting Ready for Christmas


Today we had the pleasure of putting up our Christmas tree… with help from the cats, of course.

cats and Christmas tree

Chris managed to get into the bag before I got tree tree out.cats and Christmas tree

Frankie was there helping me put the pieces together while Puck supervised. Unfortunately, Puck’s pictures did not come out well.cats and Christmas tree

The tree looked great after Rose decorated it,

Christmas tree

It definitely met with Chris’s approval.

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I put up lights around the windows after the tree was done and Frankie was there to help every step of the way. I asked Rose to take a picture of us but when she did she called Frankie to look her way but he jumped down and went to her instead.

Who else gets extra help for the holidays?