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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mooky's First Christmas Part Two!




Mooky's First Christmas
Part Two!


Strings upon strings
of tiny white lights
spilling out of their boxes
tangled mess
of spaghetti
on my floor
plugging, yanking, testing
and kitty pouncing
on every "blinking" one of them!
tail entwined
cords pierced
by tiny sharp teeth
she is one wired cat all right!
And as each string finds its way
onto the tree
so does Mooky
leaping upward
we must work fast
winding
no time for fastening
we are racing against her
clockwise
’round and ’round
simply dizzying
for all of us
until the angel
is reverently placed
at the top
in all its serenity
even Mooky
is compelled to stare
in awe

the lid is lifted
and all the shiny balls
have survived the year
and the seasons
in the attic
but will they all survive Mooky?
she is totally mesmerized
as each one
is gently lifted
and hung
onto its own special branch
hanging in just the right way
reflecting a million sparkling lights
the yearly sacrifice
of Christmas
is about to be made
which one of us will it be
the globes all wonder
Mooky sees herself
in one of the strangely enticing mirrors
Oh, Resplendent Kitten
within My reach!
and
she begins
her batting game
with the ill-fated ornament
in only three swipes
she fells the other feline
the shining one
and it drops at her feet
splintering
sharp slivers
fragments of its former self
and
Mooky is pleased
Mission Accomplished!
downright proud
until
the short attention span of kittenhood
has her searching
for another victim
BUT
THERE ARE NONE TO BE FOUND!
we have foiled her plan
and discovered the unbreakable decorations
bought at ½ price after last Christmas!
she still bats
but now just chases the fallen
until she
as all kittens do
suddenly tires
and
becomes the fallen
curling up on the soft tree skirt
for the first time
under a Christmas tree

she was the finishing touch
and now
the tree is fully decorated!
Mother of Invention, hoping she won't climb the tree when she awakes!
(The picture on the left is actually, Socks, our other cat. I'll try to capture Mooky this year! Had some others but Blogger will not let me upload any today!!???)

18 Comments:

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Yeah, I just realized this poem looks like one long string of lights!! It's spooky sometimes how this happens!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, you planned it that way didn't you? I have a little busy body this year that likes to go what we calle 'shopping'. When she gets bored, she nicks things from our shelves to play with. The tree ought to be a wonderment for her.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger Diana said...

Oh, funny, funny kitty! Hope tree and sanity survives.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cats and Christmas trees - so adorable! It can be work to keep putting ornaments back up and protecting those special ornaments, but it is cute.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! You have a lot of patience to decorate with a cat helping.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I would have absolutely loved to watch your dance with Mooky, putting up the tree!!! - Invite me over next year? :-D

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I would have absolutely loved to watch your dance with Mooky, putting up the tree!!! - Invite me over next year? :-D

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I would have absolutely loved to watch your dance with Mooky, putting up the tree!!! - Invite me over next year? :-D

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old Lady: I didn't! But it was obvious I should have..I'm a little slow but it did it anyway! Oh, to be a kitten or cat when everything is always exciting!

Diana: We usually wire it to the ceiling!

Brooksba: They can't resist tissue paper or hogging the tree skirt!
Barbara:

Annelisa: She was a riot! Tug of war with the lights! She drinks from the tree holder!

Of course you have a satnding invitation!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Whoops! Forgot..sorry

Barbara: It is fun though! Comic relief..you just have to smile at least!

Annelisa: That's STANDING invitation!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

Hi MoI....I love this picture of Mooky in the snow, sitting under the comment box as I type....a curious kitty - sort of like me!

I tagged you over at Annelisa's blog for the book tag......I think you have her link: http://wordsthatflow.blogspot.com

and I'm supposed to be taking a break.......LOL!

red dirt girl
ps - I NEVER get to see a white Christmas - too hot here - 75 today!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger RennyBA said...

Sounds great to prepare Christmas holidays with this little fellow and this is only her first!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

 
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How smart! Unbreakable Ornaments...Perfect for cats! I never thought of that....!

Mooky is adorable and how much fun to have a new kitty in the house...I hope she doesn't climb up the tree, too! (lol)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny: I find my cats all have been loving and entertaining!

Old Old Lady of the Hills: Thanks for the visit and comment! We wired the tree to the ceiling just in case!

Friday, December 15, 2006

 
Blogger Lynn said...

Oh so cute!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sitting or standing, maybe I'll just take you up on the invite next year! :-)

So you're all wrapped up now, but is the tree finally up yet!?!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(oh, btw, my email's down at the moment, so if you've sent anything.. be patient... I can't get into it!)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Lynn: She really is! Not quite as little as yours.

Annelisa: Okay, save up for the flight! The only way I get places is using visa to get travel points but that seems kind of redundant doesn't it?!!

Our tree is up but no lights since our old ones are junk and the store was closed last night when we discovered this! Today for sure!

Don't you hate when e-mail's down? You feel cut off from the world.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 

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