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A Cat’s Christmas: Day 2

December 22nd, 2008

One day a friend of mine says to me, “The wife wants me to create a web site for the cat. What am I supposed to put for content on a cat’s website?”

So I went off and wrote A Cat’s Christmas for him.

Other years I have offered a taste, and a link. This year I am going to present A Cat’s Christmas in a five part series, starting today and ending Christmas morning. Enjoy:

A Cat’s Christmas
By Button Noseworthy
Part 2

It’s Christmas Eve and the house is silent. What’s the poem say, “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”? I can personally attest to the fact there are no mice in this house, stirring or otherwise. The people are upstairs sleeping, visions of sugarplums no doubt dancing in their heads; I never could figure out what a sugarplum is or why it would be dancing. No dancing down here though, everything is quiet. Unlike other nights, however, it won’t stay quiet for long.

I do a quick circle of the main floor to make sure everything is in order. The outdoor lights are on so that Santa can find the house and the Christmas tree is left lit so Santa can find it in the dark easy enough, good. The stockings are hung by the chimney; as usual, however, there are only two stockings. But what about that ball that fell off the tree. Better see if I can fix that. Unfortunately, every time I try and lift the ornament it rolls away from me. Soon I am chasing it around the living room, batting at it with my paws and pouncing on it, batting and pouncing.
I don’t hear him come in, the first I realize I’m not alone in the room is when I hear him Laugh. “Oh, ho ho ho. Button, you are such fun,” says Santa. “I am glad to see you again.” By way of greeting I rub my head against his big black boot, and he reaches down and strokes me behind the ear. He immediately sets to his work, and before you know it Chris and Janet’s stockings are stuffed full. Silent as a cat, Santa walks to the tree and starts piling presents under it. On his way back to the chimney, he notices the milk, cookies and carrots that Janet left out.

“What’s this then?” he says, as he lifts a cookie to eat. A minute later the cookies are eaten and the glass of milk is half-empty. “I bet you wouldn’t mind a bit of this Button.” He pulls over the plate that only a minute before had held three big cookies and pours a bit of milk on to it. I quickly run to the plate and lap up the milk as fast as I can, purring my pleasure at developments. Santa laughs and re-fills the plate before leaving. “And don’t you worry Button, I didn’t forget you live here.”

I look up from my milk wondering what that means, but he is gone. I can hear him on the roof feeding the reindeer Janet’s carrots, and then he is off. The excitement is over and I go upstairs and make myself comfortable at the foot of the bed. Sleep, however, comes difficult as Santa’s parting words to me run through my head and I try to make sense of what they mean.

Day One: Button and the Present

Tomorrow: Button Meets Santa

A Cat's Christmas, Christmas

  1. BBS
    December 22nd, 2008 at 08:34 | #1

    Button Noseworthy?

  2. Brian
    December 22nd, 2008 at 08:39 | #2

    Note the intro: this was written for a friend.

    Their cat’s name? Button.
    Their last name? Noseworthy.

  3. BBS
    December 23rd, 2008 at 09:05 | #3

    Ahhh…, that explains.

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