It is, once again, Christmas-time. This has been a hard year, a tragic year for too many, but I always think of Christmas as a beginning, a beginning of something better. That is, after all, what the holiday is all about.
Below is my Christmas card for this year, inside and out. (I think you can enlarge the image by double-clicking on it.) I have included the former Felons, though they are no longer resident here and, in fact, are celebrating the Yuletide with their own, permanent family. The PAW Society does not usually adopt out cats during the holidays – I think that is a policy with many rescue-groups – due to the chance (not a slim one, either) that the cats will be returned as ‘unsuitable’ after the excitement of the Yuletide. But our adoption process is very meticulous, even severe, and the family who adopted Oleo and Bisto (now Smudge and Scout) are an extraordinarily good fit for the kittens.
I wanted to include my recent fosters on my card, as they are my ‘guests-in-spirit’
at the Cosy Apartment this year. I was delighted to be their host.
Soon, I will be reporting on all the other beasts who live with me, getting back to those who, in their own opinions, really deserve the attention. The kittens hijacked my blog almost entirely (another crime of which they are guilty) while they were with me, so it is, I think about time to return to basics: the perma-cats.
I am off for four days this weekend, which will be a nice break from work. The usual chores await, though so do naps, time for cats and books, music and simple relaxation.
So, to all who are reading this – and to all who are not – a merry Christmas and a happy new year. God bless you all.