Thursday, December 26, 2013

The happy (hairy) holidays

Christmas Day brought the family home for the traditional festive dinner.
Three little ones now to make the day fun and exciting. I don't think I have seen so much wrapping paper fly through the air on Christmas morning since my own kids were little. It was wonderful.

I had five black beauties to care for over the holidays. Also tabbies, the wonderful pure white, tuxedos, greys and a very handsome Abyssinian. Needless to say I was run off my feet but did very little driving as the retired guy was my co-pilot for the week. We had one storm after another; more snow fell every day. So not having to drive much made it easier and less stressful.
The cats all did well as they filled their time eating, playing, sleeping and eating some more. Their coats were smooth and freshly brushed as they welcomed their owners home today.

Here are the grands on Christmas day...
 My beautiful grand-girls Riley (my son's daughter) and Gwyneth (my oldest daughter's

I think Gwyn would like a taste of that corn chip.
Although there were cat toys and nip from Santa, our dear Annie loved the little bed Santa left for Riley's dollies. Yes, it did look comfortable. Sierra waited her turn to try it out.
Then little Bradley tried it out. Perfect!
We missed my youngest daughter Allie and her Jon as they travelled and spent Christmas with Jon's family this year in Florida. 85 degrees I was told.

And here is just a peak at some Christmas kitty-clients...
This is Sparky (my newest client)
A spunky & fun black beauty.

This is Albert
Darling cat

and Tootsie
the 'birder'
and his side-kick Marvin (medium black) who did not appreciate being photoed

Another black beauty...

Beautiful, glorious black cats

more to come...
hugs, Deb


  1. Awww Annie on the bed. I think you better look in the sales for one for the pussy cats. Your grandkids are precious Deb, just delightful and you are lucky having them living close to you. Your clients were glad of your comfort, food and pats over Christmas, especially as I am sure it is cold.

    Keep warm and toasty.
    Julie and Poppy Q

  2. Your grandchildren are precious! And that bed is great. My kitty would love to take a snooze on it, for sure. :-)

  3. Oh I know what might be on Annie's wish list next year! Your sweet Grands are adorable and I know how happy you are to be close to them. hugs, Linda

  4. That's just too funny with cats and kids all getting in the dolly bed! Of course, I think all the black cats are wonderful, too.

  5. Hi Deb,
    I am happy that you all had such a nice and fun Christmas.
    The cat bed is very beautiful.
    Very nice are the new Black Cats
    love everything by Tatjana

  6. Happy new year to you and your cats! What a lovely panting of you and the cats at the top of your blog!

  7. Looks like Annie needs a bed! ;) Looks like you made lots of wonderful Christmas memories. Hugs---

  8. I always see those adorable pet beds that look like doll beds and I think they are sooo cute. But when I bring one home, not one of my crew
    will use it!
    Black Cats! Squeeeee! I can hardly
    contain myself! I'm mad for house
    panthers! There is something so
    magnificent about them. Something
    about those big, luminous eyes and
    glossy coats..... My mum had a
    "Sparky". He was the most loving
    and perceptive boy. I always called
    him my brother. He died 4yrs ago. I
    miss him terribly.

  9. I love the shot of the kitty on the doll bed, and sweet photos of the grands! I think black kitties are wonderful, I have one, too!

  10. From the smile on you face it looks like everything was just purrfect. I hope the kiddied liked the soft kitties :)

  11. As the proud owner of four rescued black beauties, plus one spoiled Siamese, I can second your opinion, Deb!

  12. Looks like you had the perfect Christmas with your lovely family and all those gorgeous kitties. Just perfect.x

  13. I love your Christmas photos Deb! That little bed is so cute. It looks like everyone enjoyed it. Haha. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. Wonderful.
    xo Catherine

  14. Love the grandkids! And the black cats. purrr!

  15. Looks like you had fun!

    The black cats are magnificent.