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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?

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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.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas

When all through the house

The cats were all playing

With a toy mouse

 

The ornaments were hung

On the tree with great care

In hopes that the cats

Would not notice them there

 

The presents were nestled

Under the tall Christmas tree

With pokes, tears and scratches

Hidden so nobody could see

 

All of a sudden

On the roof was a noise

Puck hid under the bed

But not the other two boys

 

Away to the window

They flew like a flash

When they saw nothing there

They made another quick dash

 

Out on the patio

They saw an amazing sight

Eight galloping Reindeer

And a sleigh in full flight

 

Back in the house

Under the tree

Were three new gifts

Marked Chris, Puck and Frankie

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

Merry Christmas with cats