Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Christmas In March

Thomas: Since we were taking a break at Christmas time, I thought that we would take this opportunity to tell (and show) you why we don't get to have a Christmas tree anymore. Well, Phoebe and I celebrated our first Christmas about 8 months or so after our Gotcha Day. We were getting well aquainted with the workings of the household and knew what we could and couldn't do around the house. Crazy Lady and D.C. never once suspected that we would do anything to the Christmas tree - and we didn't!!! They used to put up an 8' live tree in the den. This was decorated with all their lovely ornaments that they had collected over the years. Then Crazy Lady also put up a 4' artificial tree in the kitchen which was decorated with objects from nature and the garden. Then, maybe her favorite tree was the little 2' tree in the gallery which was decorated with her Mother and Father's first Christmas ornaments from when they set up housekeeping in the 1930's and also her collection of "Made in Japan" tiny porcelain bells which she had inherited from a close friend of the family.

Phoebe: Crazy Lady also put out her collection of 1940's and 1950's hard plastic Santa candy holders (about 50 of those) and her light up china Christmas houses. The house always looked so festive and pretty. Thomas and I knew not to bother anything!!! Then in 2006, Beatrix came along. Well, that's Trixie's real name, but she's no Beatrix - she's a TRIXIE!!!! Anyway, Crazy Lady was sort of suspicious that if anyone was going to mess with the trees, it would be Trixie. So, she decided to do things a little different that year. She put up the 4' artificial tree in the den and had D.C. and the Big Boy clamp it down to an oak chest so that Trixie couldn't tip it over.

And, she only put non-breakable ornaments on it. Didn't it look pretty?

They decorated it late one afternoon, had company that night for dinner and, when they got up the next morning, here's what they found:

Yes, that tree was stripped!!! Did you know that a cat could take lights off a tree????
Trixie: Well, in self-defense. . . . I don't remember ever hearing anyone saying not to touch the Christmas tree!!! Honest!!! I was just trying to make it look nice and got kind of carried away!
Thomas: Now we get to have a wreath on the door and stockings on the mantle . . . . . and that's all! Crazy Lady and D.C. say that she's too cute to kill - so, we put up with her.
Phoebe: I'm not so sure that she's too cute to kill. . . .

Monday, March 9, 2009

An Award Today!

We received this wonderful award from our good friend Grrreta. Thank you so much for thinking about us! You have been good about keeping up with us while Crazy Lady has been down in the back and we appreciate you very much!

The rules say to list six things that makes us happy, so here we go:


1. being outdoors

2. stinky goodness


3. cuddling with Crazy Lady

4. the top floor of my tree condo


5. sitting in boxes, baskets, bags, luggage . . . . . . well, you get the idea!

6. sleeping on things that make noise

We pass on the award to:

any cat who would like to share what makes them happy!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

What Is That White Stuff???

Thomas: Okay, so yesterday there's this white stuff falling out of the sky. Big, fluffy blobs of it. Crazy Lady says, "Go out there, Tom!! You'll really like it!!" So, I headed out the back door and . . . .BAM!! That stuff was really cold!!! I mean Arctic cold!

Phoebe: I headed out the door right behind Tom and he immediately ran around the corner of the house and slid into the crawl space under the house - so, of course, I did, too! He's right - that stuff was really cold!

Trixie: After I stepped in that white stuff, I instantly retreated back under the eaves where there was just dry leaves. That wasn't so bad. Don't know what the others are making such a big fuss over. And, just because I flew back in the door at the earliest available time. . . . . I just had something that I wanted to see on t.v. Yeah, really!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crazy Lady Speaks

Well folks - It's been almost 5 months since the cats posted their last blog and I have to apologize for that. After D.C. and I got back from our Iceland cruise I started into a slow decline with my back issues. I had a fall (right in the middle of JFK on our way to London to start the cruise) and, since we got home in mid-September, I've been to my G.P., two different chiropractors, my regular massage therapist, a physical therapist and now I'm going to an acupuncturist. I've really got to do something about this pain in my back!!! Anyway, I'm feeling a bit better now and I thought we'd try with Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie doing a couple of posts a week to start off. The cats appreciate those of you who have checked in from time to time to make sure we're not dead!! LOL Tomorrow the cats will tell you about the snow that we've had in Atlanta this weekend.