Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care


 
I love Christmas.  I love sleeping under the tree.  I love sitting next to the tree.   If you biggify my picture you can see the tree lights reflected in my eyes.
 
Our stockings are all hung by the fireplace, waiting for Santa Paws to fill them all.   Mom sometimes has a hard time keeping them all straight...but Santa knows.  From left to right....Mom, Figaro, Ellie, Cory, Bennette, Ginger, Jonesie, Cecilia, Madison, ME Nigel, Grete and Dad.

 
All of our guardian angels have their stockings hung on a garland on a window opposite the fireplace.
 
::bows head in honor::
 
Morgan, Nimue, Callie, Gracie, Roger Ramjet, Maxfield, Jonathan, Michelangelo, Maggie, Lewis, Colby, Noelle and Benjamin.
 
Santa Paws does not fill these stockings because they are already full of memories.
 

21 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

What a beautiful Christmas tradition. Happy Tuesday, furriends!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

OMC, look at ALL those stockings! We know Sandy Paws will fill them all so well.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a cool holiday tradition. Only the humans in our house have stockings. I don't think that's fair!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is a LOT of stockings, for both past and present angels.

Sierra said...

We think it's very sweet of you to hang the angels' stockings, too. We bet it makes them happy.

Purrs,
Carmine and Milita

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That's a wonderful Christmas tradition. Hanging the stockings for the angels is a very special touch. It's wonderful that they can be there with you for the holidays.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

What a beautiful post, Nigel, so full of joy and love.

Purrs,
The Chans

The Island Cats said...

We LOVE all your stockings! 'Specially the ones for those that came before. We have stockings hung on the fireplace too. But there's not one for the mom and dad. We wonder where Santa will put their presents??

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope you get lots of lovely things in your stockings. We like the idea of hanging stockings in the memory of Those Who Came Before.

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I love the sentiment of the guardian angel stockings.

And Cory, shouldn't you have a BIGger sock?

Brian said...

I love that tradition too, it is beautiful!

Mr. Black said...

That is a great photo...the one with the tree lights reflected in your eyes.

Great stockings and traditions.

Katnip Lounge said...

And how come your stocking isn't a nice singing sock?

Katie and Glogirly said...

This is so beautiful. Your tradition is making us all tingly.
xo, Katie & Glogirly

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Maybe those stocking should be hung in alphabetical order, might help your Mom remember better.

Fenris and Family said...

What a beautiful tradition.

Meg & Quill said...

What a lovely sentiment about the stockings. I was feeling so sad about Fin's and it didn't seem right for it to go to Quill. It is too full of memories.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We have our stockings up and ready for Santa. Mom hung Tamir and Sniffie's stockings in a special place too. We know those stockings are already filled...with love.

The Florida Furkids

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aww, such a beautiful post! Those stockings are all full of love!

Oh Cory! I've been remembering your wonderful Secret Paws present--I loved that you were my Sandy Paws! XOXOXO

Cat said...

Love the pictures of all your stockings hung with care!! We have our guardian angel stockings up too for Molly and Max following your tradition :-)

Mariodacat said...

Great pictures. Merry Christmas pals!