Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas To All

And so we come to Christmas once more. This will be my last article before the big day, and I want to wish everyone a happy Yuletide.

Last year, we were just a month into the new house. This year, things are much more settled, and there’s a greater permanence about the place. Tucker, my foster-cat, was heading for a dental operation at this time in 2010, and I guessed correctly that it would hit him hard, psychologically. He licked himself into an injury with stress and had to wear a cone until he healed.

But he did heal and the roly poly one is happy and fat this holiday season. My perma-cats are doing equally well. They could stand to lose some weight - well, at least Josie - but all are in good health and seem to be enjoying their lives. Nothing pleases me more than to see all four of the beasts snoozing away on a cold, snowy afternoon, oblivious to the discomfort and danger outside, and knowing that they are safe and warm inside.

Tungsten continued to be top-cat in the household this year, though she grew more tolerant of Renn, and they have even groomed each other to a small extent. Josie became friendlier and friendlier. Tucker became heavier and heavier.

The year is ending on a note of contentment among the cats, and that makes me feel good. I hope everyone reading this feels equally glad with the year that has been, and if it’s not been a happy one, then I hope the next will be the best yet. Merry Christmas!


  1. A happy Yule and merry Christmas to you all as well.

    I can't say 2011 was a good year, with Annie's passing, house repairs, my own health issues and Derry's bout of cystitis, but we're okay now, knock on wood, and that's the main thing.

    Wishing you universal Peace and Blessings!

  2. Hi there! We read about you on Marg's blog. It's nice to meet you! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas...and that you all have a Happy New Year!

  3. We just found out about your nice blog over at Marg's. Nice to meet you all. We wish you all a very Happy New Year. May nothing but wonderful things come your way in 2012. Hugs and nose kisses