Friday, December 9, 2011

No approach zone, remembering and it's coming

- I can relate.  At my sister's house during the Christmas season, there is the constant yelling of "No, Pete!  PETE !  Nooo!"  :) 

- A birthday call to my beloved niece Carla.  She has moved with her husband and toddler from New York to Washington, DC.  And I am impressed that my 22-month-old great niece is developing good conversation skills, asking her mother when they were going to the park across the street from their new home: "Remember Ken?" (Their doorman in New York.)  "Remember the horses?" (Seen in lots of visits to Central Park.)

- Christmas lights everywhere and sometimes in the oddest places, making me look forward to the next two weeks being merry and bright.

I might finally decorate for Christmas inside this weekend.  I hope your weekend is merry and bright, my friends!


LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha I love that cartoon, and that's so true, I remember it well with our 2 cats.

I've been slowly putting up the decorations all week but still have a way to go but this is a record for me! I just wish all the shopping was done too!

Have a wonderful weekend Lynn!

G. B. Miller said...

My cat is a bit odd in that she doesn't go after the Christmas tree ornaments.

Our tree just got put up last night. For a fake tree, it looks pretty good.

happygirl said...

I remember when we taught our dog not to drink from the tree stand. Hilarious, the "No Pete" chant. I love the Christmas decorations, too. :)

Jannie Funster said...

That cat is soooooo funny. We'll be putting up our tree on Sunday. Be fun to see what Mieshka will do. Climb it, I'm sure! Some video-taping moments in the making, I bet! :)

Ahh,some kids talk so early and with great clarity. Kelly was like that. And, apparently I was too. :)

Yes, it's neat to see the different configurations of Christmas lights. I'll be out a little later today flinging a few into trees.


Full-On-Forward said...

Ha Ha!!! This is just what I needed! Great one Lynn,

God Bless you and Yours this Holiday Season!


TALON said...

lol - Missy thinks all Christmas trees are jungle gyms :)

Your great niece sounds delightful.

And you're so right about the lights - it just makes the drabness of this time of year dissolve. They're really magical.

Granny Annie said...

That cartoon is indeed a hit. Shows the reason we don't have house cats. We don't want to contribute to feline alcoholism. LOL

Oh your poor niece having to go to Washington D.C. What can she ever learn there?

My Christmas decorations are out of the closet and a few are up. I might have to nap before I go any further.

Cloudia said...

Great cartoon!

do enjoy these magical days

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Riot Kitty said...

I love the comic! I almost moved to DC after college (in NY)...the people were much friendlier.

Fireblossom said...

Poor cats!

Lynn said...

Joe -

I imagine that it is bewildering for cats to understand. Or little ones for that matter. I remember my niece Amanda showing me the tree when she was wee and saying, "Hot!" They told her it was hot so she wouldn't touch it. :)

G -

I have a little fake tree, too. Going up today.

happygirl -

That's funny about your dog. Some guys in my complex have made a Christmas light extravaganza that you can sync up with a radio station. Needless to say - lots of traffic coming through.

Jannie -

Oh - I'm sure Mieshka will like that tree. :) Seems like there's lots of talking early when there are no siblings.


John -

God Bless You, too, John!

Lynn said...

Talon -

I'll bet and how about Stripey?

She is delightful - thank you for thinking so.

I do love looking at them, too.

Granny Annie -

I'm glad you liked the cartoon. :)

Carla grew up in the DC area and worked there as an adult, for the National Trust. She's a historian and museum curator - I keep telling her she should think about writing a book. I am certain her wee daughter will have lots of exposure to the museums, etc. in the two years they will be there. I think I've mentioned before that Carla's husband works for the Turkish government.

Cloudia -

I will, mahalo.

Riot Kitty -

I love it in DC, too. When my sister was living in the DC suburbs I explored those Smithsonian museums so much that people would ask me questions. :)

FB -

I know!

Leonora said...

I love the wry humor in that cartoon. It's just how I imagine cats would talk.

The variety of Christmas lights is very interesting. I think they must be a reflection of people's personalities : )

sage said...

I remember the night the cat (rest in peace) got caught in the wires of the lights and jumped from the top of the tree, taking the tree over and pulling wires across the living room. THat was the last time Happy Cat tried to climb the tree! Have a great weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

great cartoon!

thanks for this post!

happy weekend!

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Exactly how they would talk - I agree. I once put a spunky new kitten in with my seasoned 6 year old cat Cleo. And the kitten was like a hamster on a wheel - go go go! I was heaving a sigh one day watching her run up and down the drapes and realized Cleo was giving me a look. I smiled, because the look clearly said, "That was your idea, not mine." :)

Sage -

That sounds like a lesson learned for Happy Cat!

Betty -

Thank you for coming by!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Ah, cutie Pete with the grey suit on- Every cat has to break a few glass bulbs in his life! (None available for Mischief tho).
Cute when the little ones let on how much they understand- n tell you!
My outdoor lights already got knocked down n went out in the winds last week, but I found another working string, n got them working again pretty quick-
I had a week-end from H at work- new products that are heavy-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I'm sorry you had to deal with the heavy products at work.

Yes - I loved the thought of that being Pete in the cartoon - I emailed it to my sister.