Tag Archives: Christmas

This Toy is the Cat’s Meow


A little over a year ago we introduced our cats to the “Cat’s Meow” cat toy (read about it here). They loved that toy but we were not the best at remembering to take it out and turn it on. We ended up giving it to someone with more cats than us.

This Christmas we decided to buy them another one and hopefully be better about using it. Frankie was not around for the last one and found it quite fascinating, as did Chris. Puck missed out on the first round of playing because he was hiding under the bed, but he did get a paw in there a little later.

Chris had it figured out pretty quickly and was under the cover working at the mechanism.

Cat's meow cat toyI got a nice Christmas gift too. It is a Canon EOS-M digital camera that I took the video and photograph with. All in all, it was a very nice Christmas

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Space Invaders


Since we put the Armour in the spare bedroom, all the cats like getting on top of it but Frankie has somewhat taken over that space as his own. Since our living area is somewhat limited, lately Frankie’s space has been invaded by Christmas related stuff. We needed a place to store gifts and other stuff while preparing for Christmas. As you can see, Frankie was not too thrilled about losing his spot.

Frankie and Chris

The good news is the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree. The bad news is we have a visitor so other things are being stored up there for the moment. Oh well. At least it is temporary and things should be back to normal in a week.

Conversations With Chris: The Gift


Chris

 

I think I’d like to open my Christmas gift now, Dad

 

 

Chuck

 

It’s too early, Chris. Christmas is more than a week away. Besides, you already tried opening a present that wasn’t yours and Rose had to tape it back together.

 

 

Torn gift.

Chris

 

That wasn’t me. That was… uh… Puck, I mean Frankie.

 

 

Chuck

 

It doesn’t matter. If you open it now you will ruin the surprise. Besides, how do you even know you have a present?

 

 

Chris

 

Who else would have a present with mice tied to the gift bag?

 

Gift bag

 

Chuck

 

Good point, but you still have to wait.

 

 

Chris

 

How about a little catnip then?

 

 

Chuck

 

Fine.

 

 

Chris

 

Works every time.

Photo Friday: Christmas with Chris


We had a great Christmas. We spent it at home with family and friends. Rose’s son, Nick, was here from Massachusetts and my son, Chris, was also here. He lives nearby but because of conflicting work schedules we don’t see each other very often. Chris, as some of you know, was not named after my son but came to us with the name.

Unfortunately Puck, who is not a fan of strangers, spent the day under the bed. Chris celebrated the holiday by greeting everyone who came into the house and by enjoying some outside time.

It started just like our last party with Chris on top of the table we set up for refreshments.
Bad Cat Chris on our table.When people started to arrive I decided to let Chris outside while I watched him from the patio.

Bad Cat Chris outsideI left the door open so he could come back inside. I really didn’t expect him to do that but after a while of watching him I got distracted and forgot he was outside. When I remembered I started outside to look for him when I saw him lying inside the patio (sorry, no picture of that).

Bad Cat Chris outsideAfter he went out the first time and after the customary grass-eating ritual, Chris went looking for trouble.

Bad Cat Chris on our barbecue grillChris has become less of an adventurer and tends to stay closer to the house now. That is a good thing but I still have to watch him because he will sometimes wander to the side of the property and crawl under the fence if I don’t stop him. This day he was happy to lie just outside the patio and roll around.

Bad Cat Chris rolling around outside.After he was tired of playing outside he came in and went from lap to lap, making sure nobody was left out. Here he is with my son.

Bad Cat Chris and Chris

Chris and Chris

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as Chris and I enjoyed ours.

Photo Friday: Wrapping Presents… With Cats


We have been collecting Christmas presents in the spare bedroom for several weeks and Wednesday Rose decided it was time to wrap them. Of course, Chris and Puck agreed that wrapping presents was a wonderful idea and did what they could to participate.

Puck on container cover.

This is cool! It’s like a slide.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck on container cover.

Move over! Let me try it.

Puck attacks Chris

I was here first!

Puck attacks Chris

You need to learn, Chris, that you can’t always get your way.

Bad Cat Chris attacks Puck

You need to learn, Puck, that I am the boss around here.

Bad Cat Chris watching TV

Are you watching this? Maybe The Lion King is on.

Bad Cat Chris playing with Christmas tree.

Nevermind, I’ll just play with the tree while I wait for a present to play with.

Bad Cat Chris sitting on present

This one’s mine, Right?

Bad Cat Chris on present

This can’t be all?

I can’t wait until it’s time to open the presents.