Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Holidays

I got that shot of Meredith Ann by the tree
I get up early.
Make coffee.
 Sit by the puter and look.
I see the lights outside.
What's remaining of them.
The tree is shining at me.
 I am content.

The shopping is almost done.
Not really but
I don't think I want to do much more.
I think less is more this year.
Maybe a few stocking stuffers.

Cookies are made.
Peanut butter with kisses.
Candy canes with stripes.
Bird nests with chocolate centers.

Cards are waiting to be opened.
On the Eve or the day.
I wait to read and see what
I've gotten from my Cat Lover's group.
They are a great bunch of gals.
 It brings me so much joy.

The actual day will be busy in the morning.
Relaxed the rest of the day.

Just the way I like it.
As I get older,
I enjoy the lights and spirit of the season.
I think that is my gift.

That and a dog or cat by my side.

Merry Holidays to All
And To All A Good New Year !!!

JC, Big Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Riley Andrew,
 Jasmine Marie, Meredith Ann,
 Madeleine Eugenie and
 My beloved very old,
 Sabrina Isabella

(My Bella had another bad spell and well,
who knows how long she has with me.
Thus, she gets the extra mention this time.)

20 comments:

Sally in WA said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! And an extra special hug for Bella.

Carolynn said...

I share your sentiments about the holidays, with regard to less is more and the gift of companionship being paramount. Much love to you & your family of furbabies. I do wish you all good health and happiness.

Carolynn

Laoch of Chicago said...

Good wishes to you and your family!

Kea said...

A very happy Christmas to you all! We hope your holiday is a joyous one.

Take care. :-)

Remington said...

Merry Christmas, my friends! You have such a way with words....love reading your blog. Please give Bella a gentle hug from me....

Brian said...

That's a great picture of Meredith Ann! Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us!

Felted House said...

I do hope you all have a joyful and restful Christmas xx

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas~!

janis said...

Meredeth looks splendid! Have a Blessed Christmas♥

Fin said...

Happiest of Holiday Wishes to all of you!!

Fin & Mom

clairz said...

Well, here I am, having made coffee, sitting by the computer, and watching the sunrise from behind the mountains. So many things the same...

Bless your Bella. I look at our older animals and am always so happy to think they have lived such long and peaceful lives with us (except for all our moves, but we are settled down now for good). Your love has been a wonderful gift to her always.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Purrfect Haven said...

... a very merry Christmas to you all. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

LeAnn said...

That is a great pic of Meredith! How do you get her to show off her pretty furs? If I take a pic of Layla or Mush you can't see anything but a dark spot!!!
So sad that Bella is having more and more trouble! Big hugs to you both!
PS: However have you gotten SO MANY FOLLOWERS??????
I want more, lol!
Sweet Merry Christmas!
PS: This is a banner year for the cards. OMG, you are gonna love them!

Judy said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your brood! I do hope that Bella has a wonderful last Christmas!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Merry Christmas to you! Gives Bella a hug from us too! There is a Cat Lovers group?

JC said...

Yes, I have a Cat Lover's Group. I am the Mom Kitty. We've known each other for almost ten years. We mew at each other about our cats and life. We vent about most everything. We send Cat cards to each other too.

The Creek Cats said...

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!
XOXO
The Creek Cats and Maggie May

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We hope you all had a wonderful, happy Christmas! And we hope that Bella is doing better now - we are sending her lots of purrs and prayers!

Batu said...

Merry Christmas!! Hope you had a lovely day!

Romeo said...

Sorry to hear that Bella had another spell :( I'm glad that all of you had some beautiful moments for remembering. Wishing all of you a wonderful new year!

Purrs!

Romeo

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math



Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella

Al

Al
I adopted him from our local Humane Society

Ashton

Ashton
Adopted from my local horse supply store

Jasmine

Jasmine
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals

Riley

Riley
I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals