A Festivus for the rest of us! Welcome to "Ginger's First Annual Festivus Celebration". Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated on December 23rd, but because my mom wouldn't let me, I had to wait. Sigh. For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday or the TV show "Seinfeld" (I watch reruns 'cause I'm MUCH too young to remember it from when it originally aired...here is a link about Festivus
to help get you up to speed.
One of the essentials is the Festivus Pole. The pole is made of aluminum, or in my house, an aluminum foil wrapped cat scratcher.
I'm rather proud of it! It's low maintenance and is in opposition to our highly decorated Christmas Tree...which ::cough:: Nigel has permanently parked himself under and WON'T leave. ::rolls eyes::
The next essential of the Fesitvus holiday is the "The Airing of Grievances". I've got lots of them. Cory and Ellie are a bit shocked as I begin my speech, but I'm saying it anyway. I'm Ginger after all.
Here are my grievances (in no particular order):
I'm hissed off because I'm supposed to get blog time EVERY Tuesday no matter what and those darn Tuxie siblings of mine keep taking over. What's a Tuesday Tabby supposed to think?
I'm hissed off because mom and dad have had time off, therefore breakfast has been running at least 2 hours late EVERY morning this past week.
I'm hissed off because Cory and Ellie...ok and all my other fur siblings are trying to claim all the toys for themselves.
I'm hissed off because it's been raining and dreary and this is seriously decreasing my yard and deck time. There are no dry places to sit outside.
And...(proving I do have a big heart) I'm hissed off because there are still way too many homeless kitties in the world still searching for their forever homes.
There...I feel better now.
Now on to the last portion of our celebration, "The Feats of Strength". The head of our family gets to test her strength against one participant of her choosing. I don't think there is any question that Ellie is the ruler of the roost, and she chose Figaro! Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned to the ground.
It didn't take Figaro long to do this. Bennette came by to officiate and declare Festivus officially over!
So kitties and woofies, help us celebrate by airing your grievances!