Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fitting in and an anniversary.

After a few hisses from Ruby, the cats walked through the house on lighter feet. Hugo was barely noticed but Roo was a presence. She went nose-to-nose with each cat and then hissed and raised her hackles. Then she kept her distance. I just let things be. I knew she would calm down soon. I knew she would remember her first home. Within an hour the hissing had stopped and she was being just as naughty as the rest. She had joined them in the baskets. Audrey followed her everywhere and on the stairs they would bat at each other's faces. They began to play. Here she is waiting for Audrey to come down the stairs so she could attack.
 The retired-guy immediately worried about his clock on the wall at the stairs as it has chimes that hang and swing. Too late, Ruby found them. They had to be put away.
I was up early and on the road to visit my cat-sitting clients. The weather is calm but cold. I like that.
Everyone seemed content in their homes and was very welcoming as I began to crack open the cans of food and talk to them about their night. The snow started falling lightly which got many to their windows. The feel of Christmas is everywhere.

It's our anniversary today. We were married 32 years ago in Calgary at a small church with only a handful of people present. We then came home after Christmas and celebrated & partied with the families.
Someone remarked that it seemed only appropriate that someone who loves Christmas so much would marry two days before. I never thought of it that way but I guess that's true. Seems like a different world then. No time for a picture today but this one was taken 2 years ago and is one of my favorite taken in Almonte, Ont,. on a beautiful Fall day, while we walked Kane. Kane earns his keep as our photographer.

Hope you are enjoying your day in preparation for Christmas. I'm heading out for round 2.

hugs, Deb


  1. Happy Aniversary Deb! I hope you and the retired guy have a wonderful day!

  2. Happy anniversary to you both!
    Wishing you both many more years of love.
    Jane xx

  3. Happy Anniversary. May your Christmas be blessed.

  4. HaPpY Anniversary! I hope Ruby settles in and she and Audrey don't get too rambunctious!

  5. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate your wedding-a day or two before Christmas in a small church and a few people =)
    Kane is a most excellent photographer -lol
    Love your feisty feline stories!

  6. Happy Anniversary! I hope those kitties at home and "abroad" all behave today--and that you get a nice dinner out somewhere!

  7. Happy Anniversary Deb; I can imagine how beautiful your wedding was just before Christmas. One of my brothers and his wife will celebrate 46 years on Christmas Eve. I hope the kitties behave so you can have some quiet time. XOXO

  8. Happy Anniversary Deb and Retired Guy! A Christmas time wedding! What could be more special. God bless you both.
    Little Ruby has some of her mum's gorgeous peach colored fur. Love her little peach toes.

  9. Happy Anniersary to You and the Retired Guy!
    May you have many more!!!
    Glad the kitties are getting reacquainted with each other. It should be a wild Christmas with the two young ones!

  10. Congratulations to both of you!



  11. Unless I've missed something, Ruby and Audrey have to be related--those faces!

  12. Wishing you the merriest and happiest anniversary!

  13. Happy Aniversary and Happy Christmas.. Glad the little one is settling un.. Hugs GJ xx

  14. Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary! It's a good day to get married as today is my daughter Sara and her husband Blake's 6th wedding anniversary! It's gotten lost a bit in the moving this year but it's a happy day for sure. Love to see Ruby again!
    hugs, Linda

  15. ♥ Happy Anniversary! ♥
    It is a fun time of the year to celebrate a wedding and all the anniversaries! My husband and I were married on the 16th... 40 years ago. We wish you both many more happy years together.

    Roo looks so very wide eyed! I bet that she and Audrey will have fun now they are remembering each other. She sure looks like her Mama now! It is fun to see her again.

    Lily, WA, USA

  16. Happy Anniversary! Always fun to see the babes together. Ruby looks so much like her Mama.
    You have lots to celebrate!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. Well, Happy Anniversary, indeed!! Well done. Merry Catmas and a Happy New Year!!

    Jules & her 3 Tuxedos, Pascal, Paige, and Sassy.

  18. Adorable post, Deb! Merry Christmas!

  19. Merry Christmas to you and your extended cat family. Did you used to live in Alberta?

    1. Yes, we lived in Calgary for 4 years from 1979-83. We were there with Gary's work for the govt. Loved it until I got home-sick.

  20. Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas, Deb. Have fun with your gang, feline and otherwise..See you next year!..Judy

  21. Happy Belated Anniversary you and the Retired Guy...... from Calgary. Where it is cold and there is snow...

    Hugs to you both....