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Thursday, December 18, 2008

T-13: Holly Daze (Part I)


Before we start out today, I want to share with you this cute little video of the Christmas Cats singing White Christmas! that we are all in mood for the Holly Days, I present to you T-13: Holly Daze (Part I):

1. Twas a week before Christmas, but that didn't stop, little Ping from dashing, all over the house...

Holly Daze,Ginger Cat,Tabby Cat,Domestic Cat,Holiday Glitter,Happy Holidays

2. Victor Tabby Cat was hung, by the chimney with care...

Holly Daze,Tabby Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

3. In hopes that Samantha Black soon would be there.

Holly Daze,Tuxi Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter,Pony

4. Now Thompson was snuggled down in his bed, while visions of Cat Candy danced in his head...

Holly Daze,Tabby Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays

5. Chase in his living room....

Holly Daze,Tabby Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

6. And Holly in her nest...

Holly Daze,Torti Cat,Domestic Cat,Santa,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

Had just settled their heads for a long winter's rest.

7. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, T'Abby Normal sprang up to see what was the matter!

Holly Daze,Tabby Cat,Domestic Cat,Penguins,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

8. Away to the window Abby flew like a flash, shredding the shutters and clawing open the sash.

Holly Daze,Tuxi Cat,Domestic Cat,Manx Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

9. The moon on the breast of the new-fall snow, gave the luster of mid-day to Dr. Tweety below...

Holly Daze,Long Haired Cat,Domestic Cat,Teddy Bear,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

10. When what to our wondering eyes should a appear, but Thunder the Christmas Angel, without any fear!

Dog,Holly Daze,Holiday Glitter,Happy Holidays

11. With little ol' K.C. so lively and quick!

Holly Daze,Torti Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

12. CeCe was certain it must be Saint Nick!

Holly Daze,Bi-Colored Cat,Domestic Cat,Happy Holidays,Holiday Glitter

13. More rapid than eagles these vishus deers came, and Grr whistled and shouted and called them by name!

House Panther,Grr,Christmas,Holly Daze

(To be continued...)

How do you like it so far? Pretty good, eh? Be sure to stop by next week as we continue our Holly Daze story!

Did you know that Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem "Twas the night before Christmas" also called "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1822? It is now the tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve.

The poem has redefined our image of Christmas and Santa Claus. Prior to the creation of the story, St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, had never been associated with a sleigh or reindeer!

Moore was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H. Butler, sent a copy of the poem to the New York Sentinel who published it. The condition of publication was that the author was to remain anonymous. The first publication date was 23rd December 1823 and it was an immediate success.

It was not until 1844 that Moore claimed ownership when the work was included in a book of his poetry. Moore came from a prominent family and his father Benjamin Moore was the Bishop of New York who was famous for officiating at the inauguration of George Washington.

The conclusion of our story is set for Thursday, December 25th, so be sure to join us for wonderful addition to your Kissy Mouse festivities!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave us a comment below!


Gandalf and Grayson said...

Your Holly Daze are filled with wonder, and wonderful furry friends! Simply fabulous, Diamond!

ZOOLATRY said...

Pretty good, eh?
That is a total understatement.
This is one of the best ever; not only are each of the pictures just wonderful, but we love the way you've written them all into "the night before Christmas"...
This is really a great presentation of words and art and photo all woven together into a magical Christmas greeting.
You've outdone yourself!

ML said...

Pretty good?
Understatement Alert!
This is beautiful, wonderful and magical. Thank you so much for making my little KC a part of it.
Oh, the graphics are just gorgeous.
This will be a classic.

Cory said...

This is beyond's fun and beautiful and I'm always looking forward to which friends will be included! We espcially like that Thunder's tongue matches the angel wings! Brilliant!

-d ma said...

the video is too cute. Thompson thanks you for making him a star.

Cheysuli and gemini said...



Victor Tabbycat said...

Ow, Mom, mind mine ears!
Awesome! I know the bestest place to wait fur Santa!
Fanks, Diamond! Dat made our day!

Mickey said...

Diamond, this is great!!! It really gets us in the holiday spirit seeing our friends looking so festive!!!! I cannot wait to see next week!
Pawsome job :)
Purrs Mickey

Daisy said...

So, so cute! I think you are helping us all get into the holiday spirit!

Cafe Cats said...

That is just wonderful, Diamond! You are so furry talented and clever!

mog said...

Pawesome, just pawesome and Cece approves, he is immensely happy he was included. It is a great honor to be in such a magical event.


Mog and Cece

Sunny's Mommy said...

"Dear Santa, Define good" LOL

These are all wonderful :-D

The Island Cats said...

That was totally pawsome! We can't wait for the rest of the story!

Eduardo said...

That was awesome! So beautiful! So great! Can't wait for more!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

I enjoyed the twist on the participants in the story, and the spectacular backgrounds!

meemsnyc said...

Those are sooo cute!!

MoMo said...

You just have the cutest and most gorgeous graphics of us kitties! Thankyou so much for sharing. More please!!!!

BTW I have used the one that you kindly made of me for my 2008 Christmas greetings to my furriends in the CB. Of course I have acknowledged it. Don't be too surprised if you see something familiar coming through the email to you - it's your own creation!

Sweet Praline said...

That is great! I can't wait to see the follow up next week.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh Miss Diamond, not only are your pictures as wondrous as always your rhyming is like music to my ears! :))


Jewelgirl said...

Oh yeah, I actually had the Jingle
Cats Cassette.....I think it was a
mail in premium for cat food????
I enjoyed your Visit with furry
friends and St. Nick!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Thunder Dunder!


The OP Pack said...

Oh dear dear Diamond - woo are so furry clever. Thunder Dunder looks wonderful there But some of us here would tell woo he is NO angel.

Woos, the OP Pack

The Daily Echo said...

It's my pal Thunder....dashing in the pic and dashing through the snow! Woo!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...


How doez we keeps missin' your beooty-full graffix until dayz go by??? Da momee here iz so lazy.. we hadz not blogged fur dayz or evefun vizyted.
Tanks you so much Da poem waz beooty-full & we loved bein' in such stellar company.
Dr Tweety

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Wow!! You have outdone yourself Diamond!! We love the pictures and the way you wove the story together!! Thanks for including me! (Samantha)
Your FL furiends,