Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Past

This is Emily.

Can you tell she is the Queen of our household?

Many of you should know her. She is always in my lap when I talk to you and quite a lot (but not all ) of the typos are her doing.

I remember that awful time when Caitlin was 2 and Mariah was 12.

If one of them wasn't pitching a fit , the other one was.

It was Christmas and I was trying to get through the lighting of the Advent wreath without Caitlin blowing out all of the candles and /or Mariah having a melt down over the phone ringing.

So, here I was smiling my best Christmas smile through clenched teeth, whe Emily comes rubbing up agianst the candles wanting to be petted.

Did you know a cat will burst into flames very quickly?

I tried to beat out the fire with the Advent book, which greatly alarmed the flaming feline.

She  leaped from the table and took off like a comet , with the family in "hot " pursuit.

Tom ended the conflagration by pulling gramma's ancestral afghan off a chair and putting her out.

Miraculously, her skin wasn't hurt, but she was just about naked and horribly embarrassed about the entire ordeal. She came out of it a great deal better than the afghan.

Add to my children's Christmas memories , the scent of "house cats roasting on a open fire."

Yes, that was a good one on the sunnyside.

Have a happy day and may all your pets be uncooked this season.

 

6 comments:

judypearllove said...

THIS WAS JUST TOO FUNNY. I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT !!!! STOP BY FOR A CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY ON THE RANCH

b4i8clover said...

Oh, Lord, that poor cat. Too funny. Merry Christmas.
Bon & Mal

libragem007 said...

lol..love this entry Marti..well Gem here..thank you for the link (& thanks to Natalie/lurkynat) I've met another jlander...I added your alerts to one of my reads.
Merry Christmas,
Gem :-)

jtuwliens said...

Emily is beautiful!  Good times never end at your home, do they?
Judith

karebear4x4 said...

Merry Christmas Marti!   hope you had a wonderful day and your family too!~kbear

lurkynat said...

dearest Marti<
hugggggggs((((Marti)))))
oh my !:):)
that cat isa very special one!Nine lives indeed! And she is elegant!
love,nat