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Monday, December 11, 2006

Mooky's First Christmas!



Mooky's First Christmas!

kitty looks incredulously
at the fir tree
horizontally placed
on our back porch…
sick tree, she concludes,
runs around it
jumps in and out
of its branches…
5 minutes of pure fun…
and it’s only just started!
she sits,
hiding in amongst its pricklies
little gray tabby
with the distinctive "M"
on her forehead
she thinks it stands for "Mooky"
and it does,
barely visible through the greenery
huge slate blue eyes
looking out
wondering what comes next?
the fir is pulled along to the door
with no regard for her dish
on the back stoop
spilling its contents
and toppling down the steps,
free ride for Mooky!
"and a tabby in a fir tree!"
the small feline clings as mightily as
her little pink paws will allow
we stand the tree up…
no easy task!
Christmas brings a whole new perspective
even for cats
but she wants down
and her kitten memory has failed her
(how DID I get out of that thick cedar
I played in last summer?)
we extricate her with
"The Jaws of Life"!
Big Long Leather Gloves
especially designed
for handling prickly needles
AND
sharp claws of terrified stranded kittens!
and now
for the strings of lights!

(to be continued on the next post, once we replace all the chewed up wires! We didn't get pics of this but this is Mooky exploring evergreens and various highlights in our back yard last winter.)



18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mooky is bootiful (",)

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Christmas tree is bare on the bottom branches. Keeps the kitties out of trouble. They love to sit under it when the lights are on.

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Blogger meno said...

What a cute kitty! I have one with an "M" on his head too.

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

boo: Thanks1 We think she's neat.

Old Lady: My one sits right in under the tree on the tree skirt. We got all those unbreakable balls for the bottom part!

Meno: I love those "M" marks! She is a sweetie most of the time!

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Anonymous colleen said...

Imagine seeing snow for the first time? Well the first snow always feels a little magical. None here as of yet.

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Blogger Lynn said...

hahahahahaha awesome!

Monday, December 11, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cute! It's always fun to see how the pets take in the holidays - so much excitement and new items to explore.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: It must be freaky since I'm sure they forget from year to year what snow is! They really do "pussyfoot" around in it. We had a dump a week ago but this weird weather has turned super mild and it's raining!

Lynn: Thanks! Cats sometimes are so predictable.

Brooksba: Yes, they sure do respond to any little change let alone all those at Christmas! Hey, this poem is in a Christmas tree shape! I just noticed!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Blogger Diana said...

You just can't beat kids at Christmas, can you, no matter if they've got 2 legs ar 4.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Good curiosity on the part of Mooky. I want to see a picture of the decorated tree with Mooky taking a good look.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Blogger bobealia said...

M is for Mooky and Mooky is for... Christmas Tree.

Sorry. I've been hanging out with 3 year olds way too much.

Can't wait for the continuation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana: Yep, they're my kids!

Barbara: Cats are so nosy and curious! We actually don't have a picture of her but some of a few other cats over the years. I'll have to catch her this year!

Bobealia: Too funny! I start acting like Gr. 1's after awhile too!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, to be a cat, eh? What a life to lead... I think I'd like to try it for a day or two... curling up on a lap or a bed; dozing by a fire; everything fair game to be a toy; wandering around at will; no work to do; food provided when hungry; don't have to decide what to where, clean, iron, cook, shop for... etc

Oh yes, Mooky's got the right idea - just enjoy life!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, to be a cat, eh? What a life to lead... I think I'd like to try it for a day or two... curling up on a lap or a bed; dozing by a fire; everything fair game to be a toy; wandering around at will; no work to do; food provided when hungry; don't have to decide what to where, clean, iron, cook, shop for... etc

Oh yes, Mooky's got the right idea - just enjoy life!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, to be a cat, eh? What a life to lead... I think I'd like to try it for a day or two... curling up on a lap or a bed; dozing by a fire; everything fair game to be a toy; wandering around at will; no work to do; food provided when hungry; don't have to decide what to where, clean, iron, cook, shop for... etc

Oh yes, Mooky's got the right idea - just enjoy life!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Seems you didn't lose your comment! It found me thrice! I'm definitely coming back as a cat in my next life! (Not an alley cat!)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think the commenting's fixed now? Seems I just left a couple of comments without any problems

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Seems to be! YAHOO!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 

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