Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas is For Cats, Too!

As any cat will tell you, Christmas isn't just for kids, it's for cats, too. What's not to love about it? Trees to climb, pretty baubles and garland to play with -- not to mention how fun diving into a pile of discarded wrapping paper can be! Oh, the joys of sending bits of torn paper skittering hither and yon!

We were always pretty lucky with Squeaky, who much prefered curling up amidst the pile of presents stacked beneath the tree to climbing it. From the time it went up until the day it came down, she could be found curled up at it's base, no matter how crowded with packages it became. She wasn't shy about pushing something aside to make a nest for herself. I no longer put up the 7-foot tree as it is simply too difficult to manage by oneself, and the 3-footer being set up on a small table leaves no room for her to sleep under -- though she has been seen looking at it longingly.

The pictures below were taken in 1992. The hats she is sporting belong to a snow couple crocheted years ago by an aunt, and are just the right size for a feline head. The snow couple are now about twenty years old, but in good enough condition that we continue to display them each year. The bottom picture shows Miss Squeaky as Guardian of the Presents. Looks right at home, doesn't she?



























5 comments:

Maggie Nash said...

Jeez...she has a head for cats...

Blends into the background...hehehehe...if it wasn't for the hat, I wouldn't see her. Must be the silly monitor.

Maggie Nash said...

you know I meant hats, not cats...*vbg*

Heather said...

ROFL...sure you did! I tried putting antlers on her this year. Will have to see how that one turns out. ;-)

Alice Audrey said...

Love the hat. :)

Heather said...

Hehe...thanks! I can't say she did too much. ;)