Weekend Cat Blogging: Merry Christmas to One and All!

Clare at Eatstuff was all set to have the worst Christmas of her life.

Her beloved cat, Kiri, had slipped out a window at her parent’s home, and disappeared.

He was gone for five days and she despaired of ever seeing him again.

However, at 2:30 AM on Christmas morning (Claire and Kiri are in Australia, dontcha know?), she heard something on the back porch, and then heard faint mewing.

And there he was.

So, it turned out to be the best Christmas ever!

In order to celebrate with Claire and Kiri, I am presenting two seasonal photographs.

The first one is of my beloved Grimalkin, underneath our Christmas tree a couple of years ago. It was the last real live tree we had–last year we got a fiber optic tree and it is a temple of tackiness. It is splendid, especially with the hundreds of extra lights Zak loads it down with every year.

But doesn’t Grimmy look festive under the tree? She loved sleeping under the real tree, but isn’t enamored of the faux one. Lennier, on the other hand, likes to lay under it and gaze up at the blinking multi-colored lights. We think it is because it reminds him of the “mothership.” (He is, after all, an alien in a cat suit.)

This next picture is not one of our cats; this is a lucky photograph taken by my dear friend Tom, who caught his cat, Rusty, gazing down at the “candles” in his bedside fountain, before taking a sip of water. Considering that this was taken in just the light of the LED candles, it is a great shot and it really is terribly festive and seasonal, so I begged Tom to be allowed to use it on my blog for this weekend’s festive catblogging extravaganza.

For more weekend catblogging, go visit Claire and Kiri at Eatstuff. And if you have cats who would like to wish the foodbloggers of the world a Merry Christmas, post them on your blog, and leave your URL in a comment in Claire’s blog and she will add your link to her page.

Merry Christmas, one and all. I hope I will be able to do a quick post tomorrow–but with the feast I am cooking, I may not be able to. If not, look for me again, the evening of Boxing Day. (That’s December 26th….)


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    Pingback by eatstuff.net » Blog Archive » WCB 29 : BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!!! — December 24, 2005 #

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Both kitties look suitably holiday-fied. Of course, there’s no such word, but it’s Christmas. :G:

    Comment by B'gina — December 25, 2005 #

  3. Dearest Barbara and Zac
    I am absolutely sure that you both know exactly how happy I am! I appreciate yor good wishes sooo much, they really brightened my day:)

    I wasn’t able to get Kiri to a vet today, but he is MUCH better, he has eaten heaps and slept and drunk and smooched…. repeated over and over LOL

    And this was definately the best catmus ever!!!

    Comment by clare eats — December 25, 2005 #

  4. These are great photos, your kitty under the tree is priceless.

    Merry Christmas from the Carter Children with Fur:)

    Comment by KT — December 25, 2005 #

  5. Great WCB photos! Merry Christmas, Barbara.

    Comment by Nic — December 25, 2005 #

  6. blessed christmas!

    Comment by rokh — December 25, 2005 #

  7. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Joe — December 25, 2005 #

  8. Merry Christmas, everyone!

    I am waiting for the dinner guests to arrive so I can actually start the main part of dinner–Chateubriand, salad with fried goat cheese rounds, pomegranate seeds, and ripe pears with a pomegranate molasses vinaigrette, roasted fennel and baby potatoes and for dessert, lavender cardamom creme brulee.

    Comment by Barbara — December 25, 2005 #

  9. That sounds like a great feast!
    Barbara, best wishes to you,Zach and Morganna for a fantastic Christmas.

    Comment by Indira — December 25, 2005 #

  10. Merry Christmas, Indira!

    Dinner turned out well, though we didn’t get a picture of the bearnaise sauce! I will have to make it again at a later date so Zak can photograph how it is made and what it looks like when it is done.

    We ended up with two extra folks for supper–which was no big deal. I can cook up to six tournedoes at a time in my cast iron skillets, and the burners get hot enough that I don’t have to fool around with popping them in the ovens to finish them off.

    It is pretty cool.

    Comment by Barbara — December 26, 2005 #

  11. I am sure your feast turned out fabulously, Barbara.
    All best wishes for 2006.


    Comment by sam — December 26, 2005 #

  12. Thanks, Sam! Have a good vacation!

    Comment by Barbara — December 27, 2005 #

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