Dad says soon we will have to take the tree down, till another one appears next year. Mom always reacts by saying "We have hardly spent any time in the Tree Room" - and "Can't we leave it up a little longer?" Anyway, since I never did show you a picture of our whole tree, this just proves that it did go all the way to the top, and even has an angel on the very top. Since there is a football game Dad will be going to on Sunday, maybe Mom will get her way and we can keep it up for one extra week.
When do the trees come down at your houses? Are they "real" trees or artificial ones? Do the kitties try to climb the tree? My human brother said he was half-expecting their doggie Josie to drag the tree across the room one day because she LOVES sticks of all kinds. But she was good.
It is a bit of a relief that Christmas is over - no more need to constantly have to be good. Here I let down my guard and was lying on the dining room table on the clean tablecloth! A few days ago I would NEVER have done that!
How many days before NEXT Christmas do we have to start watching our behavior again?
Christmas here was fun. I am not very big on toys for me, but I still had lots of fun with the wrappings, curling ribbons, and being allowed in the Tree Room. My people had a delicious roast beast for dinner and enjoyed having my human sister here (me too!). She got a great new camera and this picture is taken by her as guest photographer. Today is "recovery day". Hope everycat (and doggie) had wonderful feasts and toys and was just able to be warm inside with their humans.
This lovely Nativity was a gift to my Mom and Dad from my Mom's sister. We all think it is very beautiful. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, family gatherings, yummy meals, and Santa presents, may the true Joy and Peace of Christmas find a place in all our hearts. And may real peace come to all the Earth.
We had a wonderful snow on Saturday night. We had some deer hanging out for a little while. The deer were actually on top of our leaf pile, so their legs were sinking into the snow and leaves. The snow was about a foot deep. We think they slept there because it was warmer than the ground.
Dad cleared a path around the edge of the deck and put some seed down for the birds. You can see how carefully I am watching this dove. Cute little Candian Sparrow who came too.
I think this is a Hairy Woodpecker but I get confused between the different types. Looks like we will have a white Christmas this year!
In honor of Hunt Week, I give you this picture taken yesterday that shows me watching the little birds that came to our deck when Dad put some birdseed down. Notice I was very careful to hunker down, so I don't think they saw me. I wish I could have gotten a little closer to them..............
Later today I hope I can post some more bird pictures with them in the snow. We have lots of it!
Here is a picture of me whapping a couple of the ornaments on our tree. I am usually pretty good about leaving them alone, but I got excited with Mom trying to get a picture of the tree with me in it (in the picture, not in the tree, silly!). They mostly put the unbreakable whappable ones near the bottom, but I liked the shiny ones better. Luckily I stopped before anything fell down. But if you looks closely, you see a couple of the ornaments are blurred because they were MOVING FAST!
Mom still can't get a good picture of the whole tree - if she uses the flash, the lights don't show, but without the flash, it gets out of focus. So I will have to make her try AGAIN.
I had to help the Mom and the Dad to trim the tree yesterday, otherwise they never would have gotten it done. As it is, the photos Mom took of the final thing are not very good so I will wait to show you the whole tree on another day. But this picture just proves how much help I was. They store a lot of the decorations in green and red boxes, which means they don't have a very good excuse if they say they cannot find some of them. Duh - the colors say it pretty clearly!
I had hoped to be able to show you a decorated tree in the house today, but Dad still has not brought our tree in from the garage, where he has it in a bucket and is giving it big drinks of water to be sure it isn't too thirsty when it gets inside. But Mom said I could post these pictures frm the farm where they went on Sunday to choose the tree. I am glad I didn't have to go with them and freeze my feets in all that snow. But they said it was a very pretty scene.
I haven't posted a favorite feline in a few weeks. This is my "cousin" T - technically he is my nephew, because he is my human brother's kitty. He is Josie's brother (I posted about Josie, the black doggie, a while ago). T is about 7 years old now. He used to be an indoor-outdoor kitty, but now he remains indoors. He got into too many tussles with other cats, and his humans feel he is safer inside. They made the switch over when they moved to a new city. Amazingly he doesn't seem to mind at all at the new house.
T had some life-threatening urinary issues about a year ago, and had to have a quite radical operation which we will not describe, in order not to have all the Mancats saying OWWWW. He seems to be doing fine, now.
T has a littermate called Sim, who I will introduce you to on another Favorite Feline's on Friday post.