Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday Under the Tree with Jonesie- Society of Feline Gardeners

::Meowwww::
 
Hi there my furriends!  Yes, I am inside the house.   It's been raining and muddy and icky and I am a smart cat.  I know that this time of year, parts of the garden come inside.   It's a special time of year when you get a whole decorated tree...to smell to appreciate.
 
Even I, Jonesie The Good, have been caught playfully whapping at the ornaments.
By the fire, I'm joined by my family.  Cory and Figaro can barely keep their eyes open...yet I, the good garden cat keep a watchful eye on the fire.  Yes...it may be gas...there are no real flames, but my services are still required.
 
 The tree glows warmly at night.  We do our best to move the tree skirt around as much as possible to gently remind our mom and dad to put the presents under there.

Some of our favorite ornaments are making their annual appearance.  The little kitten ornament is Madison's ornament.  It doesn't really look like him, but it says "Kitten's First Christmas 1996".  We know our sweet Madison was a kitten the Christmas of 1996, so it belongs to him.  The rest of us don't have official ornaments.  Only our stockings.
 
Our Mr. Moose ornament reminds mom of a trip to Maine in August of 2001.  She was driving through the night (dad too) with a friend from Montreal to Maine.  They drove through the night and somewhere in New Hampshire...all bleary eyed at 3am they stopped at a 24 hour convenience store.  They talked to the clerk and discussed how we had not seen any moose.  The clerk mentioned they are hard to see at night "because they have that non-reflective fur, you know".
 
For some reason this started a giggling fit that hasn't stopped for 11 years.  Every time mom hangs the ornament on the tree we call it the non-reflective ornament.   Every time moose's are discussed in our house...you get the idea.
 
*snicker*
 
 Well, time to get back to guarding the fireplace and waiting for Santa Paws. 



23 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Non reflective fur huh? The woman saw a moose once. It was a Mama moose with a baby. She was skiing down the bunny slope at Jackson Hole and there was this treed area in between two ski runs and Mama and baby were nibbling there. It was so cool!

Prancer Pie said...

Hee-hee, that tickled our funny bone! What great memories your ornaments hold. You have a very important job of protecting that tree, Jonesie. Stay warm and enjoy the fire. Happy Thursday!

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

We wish we could come over for a visit as your house and your tree look so lovely!

Ay yes, "non-reflective fur".......

Purrs,
The Chans

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I love your tree, Jonesie - and, yeah, those ornaments look totally whappable!

Kjelle Bus said...

Pawsome Christmastree you have !
Here in Sweden the Moose don´t have any reflective fur either ;-)

Angel MoMo's mom said...

I have set up tent for a kitty high tea if you would like to join me in my lilac garden.

michico*Adan said...

Such a great warm place you have!!!
Smart guys!!!!!!
We lovely staying in front of our heater, too!!!

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Oh, Jonesie! You hit my soft spot. I've been collecting moose ornament s for years! LOVE.

Have a lovely day, everybuddy!

Fenris and Family said...

We love the moose ornament. Mommy is having a giggling fit over the non-reflective fur.

The Island Cats said...

You tree is very pretty, Jonesie. We've got a moose ornament like yours...now the mom is gonna laugh every time she looks at it...thinking about that non-reflective fur. :)

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We used to live in Maine. In our experience, you really don't see the moose until it's coming through the windshield!
Beautiful tree and beautiful kitties,too!

Mr. Black said...

The are wonderful photos. The coziness by the fire, the tree...everything.

Loved the moose ornament story.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Ooo you guys all look so warm!
Non reflective fur... hee hee, arent some kitties like that, cant see them in the dark!

Brian said...

Everything sure looks pretty and that fire looks so cozy!

Eric and Flynn said...

It looks lovely and cosy in your home with your fire and pretty tree.

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

Oh Wow! We thought one of you kitties was sitting on the top of the tree somehow!

And, Jonsie The Good, its OK to whap at ornaments. Gently...

Jacqueline said...

Great job as always, lovely Jonesie...Wishing you guys a wonderful holiday weekend, precious friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Cole Cat said...

Sweet, smart, security cat! Love the non-reflective moose fur! Purrs...from your friends at Colehauscats.com

Katie and Glogirly said...

Awww, it's so wonderful to see you all together by the fire. Fireplace or not, I don't see that happening here anytime soon! HAHA
; ) Glogirly

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Jonesie, You are the most beautifulest kitty, inside or out! Say, have you ever climbed a Christmas tree?

meowmeowmans said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Jonesie. We especially love that picture of you by the warm, cozy fire. :)

Purrfect Haven said...

Hello dears. It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

michico*Adan said...

I can see all of you are ready~!!!!
Can't wait the Santa to visit us as well.