Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Cat's Twelve Days of Christmas

By Allia Zobel Nolan (c) copyright,  2010



Gather around the Christmas tree, little ones," I told the puddies today. "Time for caroling." Angela closed her eyes. McDuff went into the basement. And Sinead ran under the bed. "Now, puddies," I said sternly. "Resistance is futile. So you may as well all come out...because Mommy has a surprise."

"Listen up," I persisted, "Mommy's composed her very own version of your favorite holiday song...The Twelve Days of Christmas...complete with a photo slide show. Here, sit, watch, and listen." So they did. It's been a day and a half now. And I haven't seen hide nor hair of them. I didn't think the song was THAT bad. Here, judge for yourself:

On the first day of Christmas, my felines gave to me, a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my felines gave to me two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my felines gave to me three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the six day of Christmas, my felines gave to me six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my felines gave to me seven goldfish swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me, eight half-dead spiders, seven goldfish swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me, nine snakes-a-wriggling, eight half-dead spiders, seven goldfish,swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me ten chunky hairballs, nine snakes-a-wriggling, eight half-dead spiders, seven goldfish swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my felines gave to me eleven empty bags of cat treats, ten awfully chunky hairballs, nine snakes-a-wriggling, eight half-dead spiders, seven goldfish swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head in a pine tree.

And on the twelfth day of Christmas, my felines gave to me, twelve kittens purring, nine snakes-a-wriggling, eight half-dead spiders, seven goldfish,swimming, six mice-a-squirming...five catnip toys...four smelly socks, three paper bags, two bottle caps, and a squirrel head....in....a pine tree......

Christmas Blessings....

2 comments:

  1. I think they're afraid they'll have to go and get all these things for you!

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  2. Hi Allia,
    What a funny rendition of the 12 days of Christmas! I too am cat lover. I have a Maine Coon named Precious.

    What a pleasure to meet you! Your message on my latest post "Stop being a worrywart," really blessed me more than you'll ever know. I am a worrier, and it doesn't do me or my family any good. With Christ there should be no worries whatsoever, but for some reason I continue to worry. I pray constantly but still worry.

    When I went to find your worrywart blog, you didn't have it listed on your profile. I googled it and happily found it. Please stop by my blog often. I invite you to follow my blog as well. How do I go about following yours?

    I looked at your worrywart prayer book on Amazon. Very nice book. I'm thinking about purchasing it. It's what I really need right now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. I also have a photography blog at http://judysphotogallery.blogspot.com. Please visit when you have a moment.

    One more thing: I am a writer as well. A devotional writer and a writer of feature articles with a Christian view. We can talk more about this soon.

    P.S. How did you stumble across my blog?

    Take care.
    Blessings,
    Judy

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