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Monday, December 21, 2009

Flashback Day

So, I have seen a lot of Flashback posts and decided to do one to last Christmas - I was looking for one with Pics and Text but had to combine two posts. The post with the pics is the now infamous "Why the Cats Hate Me Right Now" post (you will see why) and the Text is from the post "Virgil's First Christmas" The funny thing is that the "Why the Cats Hate Me" post is the first post I got comments on - interesting, huh. It was a 12/23 post, which means I went for 4 months without a peep. The First Christmas post is from 12/8 if you would like to see the original. I was going to do a post today about the zoo and Holiday Magic, but boy it was a huge disapointment - hardly any animals to see (I did see my Zoo fave - the fenick fox)and crowded and poorly cleared walkways. Bummer.

Tomorrow will be a very special Christmas post from Virgil for his girlfriend Danielle!

Anyway, Enjoy!


Well, this is Virgil's first Christmas, and the other cat's 10+ so it is an exciting time. Virgil hasn't knocked over the tree yet but because he is still young we decided to go a different route this year and not put up our usual ornaments. Usually we put up 2 trees, one has pretty glass ornaments and the other has all the sentimental ornaments. I didn't want any of those breaking so we decided to do a tree with less breakable ornament. Because of this I decided to get a new tree and go completely retro with it. So instead of a green tree we have a white tree with hot pink, turquoise and lime green ornaments - I was even able to order hot pink, turquoise and green lights with white wires. That way if Virgil does try to play with the ornaments or climb the tree it won't be as big a deal, because the ornaments are unbreakable.

The only problem we have had with the cats at all so far is that they want to chase the lights while I am putting them up, and I don't want them biting the wires. Both Virgil and Lola like to go after wires, and I am always having to stop them. They also keep fighting under the tree which makes me worry about them knocking it over. I have some pictures I will post later. There are some of them fighting but mostly they just look like blobs under the tree in those.

Kirzon and Floyd are pretty unimpressed with Christmas this year. Kirzon usually sits under the tree in the kitchen, but we don't have that up since we only did one tree this year. So he has nowhere to sit. Floyd really doesn't care about Christmas too much. He just knows that one day a year they get a bunch of new stuff. They all have stockings - same type, different colors, so they get a lot of toys. This year I got them Christmas outfits to try and get pictures of them in. They had 4 different styles at Target, with one that was specific to girl cats, and I have 4 cats with one girl cat so it seemed like fate. I am hoping for Floyd as Santa, Lola as Mrs. Clause, Kirzon as an elf and Virgil as a reindeer. If I am able to get them in the outfits I will take some pictues and post them.



Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

What delightful pictures, and such cooperation!

Sammy and Andy said...

Such cute pics!!!!! Our Mom is ohhhhing and aaahhhhhing. xxxxxx

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

I'm glad you reposted. I wasn't blogging last year and all though I do go back and read old post I just can't keep up with it. Great pics! Special Mrs Clause there. :)

Glogirly and Katie said...

So you must have slipped them a little something along with their treats... I am remaining on high alert. Glogirly is not coming NEAR me with an elf hat, a santa hat, a beard or anything else! (...besides legitimate treats of course)

Glogirly is giggling... seems she's in love with the elf and reindeer outfits. Whatever.

(Glogirly's cat)

Sweet Praline said...

Cute pictures! I admire the kitties for wearing the costumes. My mom better not dare try to put something like that on me.

One Cats Nip said...

EEEHHH!!! Look at all the cute holiday kitties! Just love it love it love it

Cindy said...

Wonderful photos! Merry Christmas.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a wonderful flash back and good memories of Floyd!

Debra Taylor said...

Wow! Amazing that you got the costumes on them! The photos really make me smile.

And I admire people who like to break out of tradition sometimes. Hot pink tree! Sounds stunning!

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loki said...

Nice Flashback! You guys look so adorable! Have a nice Christmas too!


Harry Spotter said...

Adorable pictures, now my mommy wants to know why I refuse to sit pretty in Christmas costumes when you do it so nice. I have nightmares about the reindeer costume she tried to force on me last year. Thanks!

BeadedTail said...

We like the flashback since we hadn't seen it before! The photos are so cute! We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

The Creek Cats said...

We really enjoyed your Christmas flashback! The pictures are the cutest!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love the Mrs. claws outfit!

Milo and Alfie said...

Awwwwwwwww ... so cute. All the photos of us in hats are "photo-shopped" as we ... erm ... lack cooperation! Tee hee!

Brian said...

Oh I totally loved those flashback pictures!!!

pcat said...

LOL! Happy Holidays Kirzon, Virgil,Floyd,Lola and Barney!
Peaches likes your Christmas photo shoot!

LindaGJ said...

Oh how I wish Kenzie would let me dress her up in a Christmas outfit! Your kitties are so cute in theirs! I've been reading some of your posts this morning, since I have more time on my hands now, although still plenty to do! I wanted to tell you that the link to your site works on the Cat Article, but I put the wrong address in the video, like you said, so I wrote to the Indiesmiles lady to see if I should fix the video for you. And I will let you know what happens. She may not have time to do it and I feel awful about it! Oh well, we will see what happens because it would be really easy to fix, I just don't know if she will have the time to fix it on her end. I don't know how hard it is to do.
I see that Barney is not up there in one of your costumes, like you said on your last post, but I do see Kirzon looking kinda mad at you! :) And Lola doesn't have a care in the world! Danielle and Virgil are a couple in love! How darling.
Meowy Christmas to yall!
Linda :)