Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas at Casa de Gato

Well it was a nice Christmas by all accounts.  I went and spent Christmas eve at my sister's place with my family.  I am blessed that my immediate family is all in the area and all in good health.  My nephews are a absolute riot, and I enjoy spending time with them.  And there were frosted molasses cookies, which have been a staple of family Christmas.

The men of my life
We woke up Christmas morning to a light snow.  It snowed all day and it barely covered the ground.  Unfortunately the TV I bought my husband was one that had been returned previously and were missing parts :( but we spent the rest of the day just enjoying being home with the cats.  The cats were beside themselves enjoying the wrapping, the nip, the treats, the presents and then a good long nap / snuggle with us.  One of my favorite quotes of the day was when we were laying down watching TV and Jack came up and did his dance on us.  He does this odd dance/prance/ kneading thing on us, much like a dog does before settling.  My husband told him to stop prancing on him, and I said, well he is known as "Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and sometimes Vixen" (cause he is such a flirt)

My husband also innocently said that it is sad we don't have a "family picture" of the cats, you know, all lined up and posed.  I couldn't help but giggle.  I told him that would only happen with photoshop.  I am so hoping one of these days to get off my procrastinating duff and learn that (anyone know of any good tutorials? and when I mean tutorials, I mean starting from "this is photoshop") but we did have a little bit of fun dressing up The Crew in their holiday finest (that we found in the dollar bin at Target along with a few left over from years past) I know a lot of people don't think dressing up cats is good clean fun, but I only do it to those cats who are accepting of it, and they get well compensated with treats..

My cats are spoiled through out the year, and with there being seven of them, I don't buy them individual gifts any more.  I've got so many toys that they still haven't been given some from last Christmas :)   I did win a Crinkle Sack from a BlogPaws twitter party, and so I saved that to give them on Christmas Day.. they do enjoy it - although they tend to like to sit on top of it now that it is all said and done, but there  is nothing wrong with that :)

Twee thought all these shenanigans were a bit over the top.  She's not a big fan of change nor the competition for treats, so she just sat under the table till things slowed down.  Fleurp just wondered when we were going to get to the good stuff - when the wrapping paper, tissue and boxes would be strewn about the room..
And then we got to the stockings..
Yup, they got Da Bird.. everyone was instantly attracted to it, and sadly I shouldn't have started playing with it on the hard wood floors.  it is hard to get traction enough to jump, but I soon moved over to the area rug and there was a lot of fun.  Sadly after just a few short minutes my most skilled hunter damaged one of the feathers... who is my most skilled hunter?? bet you'd never guess..
Yup, my few kibbles short of a bowlful kitty is the most skilled at pulling things out of the air.. even after all this time it still amazes me..

Then it was movie time..
Just call me Vixen.. (and give me a kiss and a treat please)


  1. Looked like one very fun Christmas! I loved those pictures of the kitties in the Christmas outfits. They didn't seem to mind, so it's all good! The Da Bird is a hit here too!

  2. Well that was a great time had by all,xx Speedy and mum

  3. MOL, Vixen eh, Jack? Allie grabbed that at our house real fast !!

    Looks like you had a pawsome time! We loooooves Da Bird!

  4. Oh Fleurp, you are quite the model and I love the photo of her with the bow on her head!

    As for tutorials have you ever looked on YouTube? I've found all sorts of software help there--or there might be a website that can guide you through things.

  5. Except for the costumes, it looks like the kitties had a nice Christmas!

    1. Honestly, they don't mind. I didn't even try with Eli because I knew he wouldn't like it, nor with Twee, because I knew it would confuse her. They were so happy to get the treats they forgot all about the fact that they had clothes on. Muffin sat with hers for quite some time completely unconcerned. I had to disturb her to take it off :)

  6. Looks like a lot of fun. We are glad we have dogs so we don't get dressed up. Baggy and Nin (Hailey and Zaphod's cats)

  7. Just got photoshop w/ new computer thinking I was bright I bought Photoshop for Dummies. Well the book is more advanced than my understanding like you I need some very basic how to's. I plan to check out You tube when I have a the pictures!

  8. Ha ha ha! Well, it's worth sacrificing a little dignity if there are treats to be had for modeling! It looks like you all had a warm and cozy and wonderful Christmas! XOXOXO & purrs to you!

  9. Sounds like a really nice Christmas for all of you.

  10. It looks like everyone had a great Christmas! Very nice pics!

  11. What a wonderful Christmas!! I sooooooo love the kitty photos!

  12. Anonymous6:52 AM

    Looks like you had a great time with Christmas!


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