Thursday, December 23, 2021

Merry Christmas, Evrybuddy!!

The Yuletide has come again. Each year, I hope that Christmas will herald something better; it is the promise of something better that is the essence of Christmas, and perhaps that improvement is not always meant to happen right away. Sometimes we must be patient, and await our Christmas gift.


This year, I lost another two cats, two of my originals. Josie died in February, and Tucker earlier this month. Josie had her final Christmas with me, though I did not know it was her final one at the time. Even so, it was not a matter of hoping that she would hold on for one last holiday. I miss my old lady, but I was aware long ago that this would not be her Christmas.


I thought Tucker might make it to this far. I guessed that, if he did, it would be his last. But I hoped he would see one final Yuletide with me. As it turned out, he did. It just wasn’t this one.


Below is my Christmas card for 2021, inside and out. (You can enlarge the image by clicking on it.) I have included my roly poly. He deserved to be on this card; he survived so much that he has earned it.


I am off for four days this weekend, as I was last year. The usual chores require completion, but I will also relax, read books, listen to music and, of course, spend time with my three boys.


As Mr Poly said, “Merry Christmas, evrybuddy!!” God bless you all.


30 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas from all of us!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too. Thank you for the card.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, Jackie and Ivor. Thank you for knowing Tucker.

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  3. May your Christmas be bright and merry.

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  4. What a lovely card! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, despite all you've been through of late.

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  5. Your card is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Please enjoy your time off, John, and may this Christmas be the start of all good things for you, your cats, and your readers. We wish everyone joy, peace, and good health.
    Roberta, Danni, Alex, Willow, Joey, Cassi and Pete

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    1. Your house is a full one this Christmas. I'm sure it will bring you delight and contentment; may it last until next Christmas!

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  6. Merry Christmas, John. I hope you savour every moment off work and that you have a lovely four days. Peace and Blessings.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you, John. I hope you have a lovely four days off work; savour every moment! Wishing you Peace and Blessings.

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  8. Merry Christmas, John...and the same for Renn, Neville and Hector.
    May you all enjoy a fine time together.

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    1. Thank you. We intend to relax and have a small, furry family Christmas. I hope yours is just as happy.

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  9. To you and your kitties, both those still on Earth and those who've earned their wings: Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, and the best to you, the Hubby, Sweeties and the Boys. May the spirit of Christmas - maybe in the invisible form of the PO'M - stay long with you.

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and the family. I know that your days off work and being at home will be wonderful, relaxing, and most of all-serene. You have the best company to be had. I used to say...still do really... when such times used to come to me that I would stretch my legs out onto a footstool, take off my shoes and socks and joyfully wiggle my toes; and just slouch down in the arm chair enjoying totally quietude and peace. Even if just for a short time. With a cat on my lap of course. Warming my heart and my day. You too, John. Enjoy your time at home.

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  11. Merry Christmas John! Enjoy your break from work, even with the chores at home. I hope too, that 2022 brings all good things to you and the cats.

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    1. Thank you. The best of Yuletides to you, and to your family.

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    1. Thank you. May your kind thoughts multiply the joys of your Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas, John. Wishing you and yours peace, love, and joy.

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    1. Thank you, and may you enjoy the same, until next Christmas and beyond.

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  14. Merry Christmas John. Enjoy your mini break and let the relaxing begin.

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    1. A happy Christmas to the two of you. I hope you enjoyed your 'pav'.

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  15. Have a happy Christmas with the kitties and with memories of those who were fortunate to have been loved and cared for by you. <3 ~ All the best from all of us: me, Bridget, Penny & mom Julie xoxo

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  16. HO!HO!HO!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Annabelle & Boo

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  17. CHristmas is always hard after losing beloved kitties. I hope it wasn't too bad.

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    1. I miss him most at meal-times, I think. But it was a good Christmas.

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