Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Attention Family Members

If you happen to be one of the incredibly lucky people on this planet to be related to me, may I have your attention please?
At the beginning of this holiday season I merrily decked the halls, paying great attention to detail. Each ornament was carefully chosen and placed in an eye pleasing arrangement on not one, but two trees. The Christmas village was assembled in such a fashion as to make you almost feel like you were looking at a tiny winter wonderland. Each package was wrapped with the utmost care, their shinny ribbons twinkling under the lights of the tree.

Obviously, I forgot about the cat.

So, if you are indeed one of those incredibly lucky people, I would like to set your expectations accordingly before you arrive…

No, I didn't forget to decorate the bottom two feet of each tree. The cat has amassed a stash of ornaments somewhere. I'm sure I'll find them in July.

No, there wasn't an earthquake registering 5.0 on the Richter scale near the village. One fell swoop of the cat's tail is all it takes to obliterate the entire town.

No, I didn't forget to put lights on the tree in the front hall. They mysteriously stopped working. I'm sure the cat climbing on them had nothing to do with it.

And finally no, I didn't intend to give you a tooth marked package with nothing but a shred of ribbon left and fuzzy hair stuck all over it. Just consider it her way of adding her name to the gift card.

So, now that we have all of that straight.

Looking forward to seeing you all!!


Jen said...

I may not be related but that is freaking hilarious!

I keep waiting for my dog to lay on the tree skirt since I made it.

cotterpin house said...

I can relate- the bottom 2ft of our tree is bare too...Love the picture!

LRC said...

Ahhh, fond memories of last year when the cats chose to visit the living room more often.

All it takes is a Boxer and 2 cats to completely take the tree to the ground..............twice.

Sneeze, cough;(

Renee said...

LMAO!!! LOVE the picture. Hate cats. Why do I have three?

jcrowson said...

Great photo!. Just makes me love cats and their "fun times" a little more. They are just soooo clever :)

Sandy said...

I just KNEW where that was going the minute you mentioned the cat! ROTFLMAO!! (can I say that on here?) Loved the picture!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Very well put. i understand, all cat owners understand. (sigh) Good luck with what's left.

Jayne said...

Bwah ha ha ha! Check out my blog from the day after yours. I didn't even bother to put a single ornament on my tree, but the little gold balls from the mantel are all over the house!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the picture of the cat in the tree and the story too.