Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Lesson From Santa

TBT Here:  Last night, the Mews had decided to wait up for Santa.  Marley and Ayla decided to wait up on top of the bookcases.
Iza kept moving around trying to decide on the best spot.  I finally went to bed.  I wasn't too surprised when they were all curled up on the bed a couple hours later.  Habits are strong.

I was a bit surprised to see that the bedroom door was closed in the morning.  The Mews were all still asleep.  When I got up and opened the door, they all trotted downstairs for the litter boxes.  While they were gone, I noticed the door to the Catroom was also closed, so I peeked inside.  Aha!  Santa had been here.  I closed the door again.

When they came up, they looked all around anxiously.  Marley glared at Iza saying "You scared him away"!   So, I said well, let's check in here, and opened the Catroom door.

Iza was the first to run in.  She immediately let out a screech, fell over, and covered her head with both paws.  Here's why...
These were in a bag labeled "For Ayla and Marley"...
Iza was dismayed, no new toys for her!  And apparently no treats either.  I pointed to the bookshelf and suggested that maybe they shouldn't have left their bins of toys in plain sight.  And Iza's BIG bin of rattley mousies wasn't even there on the shelf (it was out of sight in the TV room). Mebbe Santa thought they had enough toys.
There was also a scratcher refill with no label, but they all use it.  
Which was a good thing.  The old one was really used up...
They were all happy about the new scratch pad, but Iza was still looking a bit forlorn.  Then I looked at the litter bucket carefully and observed that the top had been removed.  So I opened it.  There was no litter inside.  But there was another gift inside...

And a tiny note that said "FOR IZA (and Marley and Ayla)".  "TOYS", she yelled, giftedly, "for ME!  [pause] ......... aaaand Marley an Ayla"!

Then they all asked me what *I* had gotten them.  So I opened the pantry door and showed them the newly filled cat food shelf.  I lifted them up one at a time to see.
I had just recently discovered that Wellness is available in Minced AND Cubed, Chicken AND Turkey and had bought 1 can of each and they had ADORED all 4.  So in the Chewy delivery a few days ago, I made sure that half of all the cans were those, plus the regular Pate of Wellness Chicken, Wellness Turkey, and Avoderm Chicken.

They were all pretty thrilled for those too!

19 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Merry Christmas you dear loved fur babies. I got a Satna Slaws hat with a beard attached and boots! Yeah, right!! And I got bags of treats and I got lots of toys and premium catnip. Let's all play?

Katie Isabella said...

Santa CLAWS. Mommy made me embarrassed!

Katnip Lounge said...

Sandy Claws was GREAT to the Mews!!!

Not surprising, they were good all year, hee hee...

Merry Christmas!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

You kitties had an awesome Christmas!

Megan said...

Wow - Santa and TBT have teamed up to shower you guys with fabulous stuff. Well done. The photograph of your pantry is almost overwhelming.

And Iza - after the way you threatened Santa, it's little wonder that he played his own trick on you and made you think that all you'd got was some litter.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Flynn said...

That was a bit of a fright for Iza! I am glad you all got great presents and lots of good food.

Brian said...

Santa done good! Merry Christmas hugs from all of us at Brian's Home!

m.q said...

happy hiloday guys!!!!

BoBo Salem
and catlings

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Wow, those are wonderpaw gifts! We got a few nip mousies and a few other toys ourselves, it was a great day fer us. Sounds and looks like it was a great day fer you all too!!

Cara n Crew said...

oh, that Santy Clawrs is tricky :D You kitties got some really nice gifties! Merry Christmas!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Derby, Ducky said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmouse at your house!

THE ZOO said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy all your gifts.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Merry Christmas to all of you. Sounds like Santa treated you right!

Prancer Pie said...

Whew, that was a close one, Iza!
Looks like you kittehz did alright, though.
Enjoy your loot and have a wonderful Thursday.
XOXO

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Santa Claws did good at your home! And TBT too! Enjoy your new toys, treats and new Wellness range!

Mariodacat said...

Zowie - that's a whole lot of prezzies. What fun you all must have had trying everything out. We know it was a Merry Christmas at your house.

Oui Oui said...

Uh oh! We thought Iza, as the sweet looking meanie, had been on the naughty list! We're really glad she got something more than litter.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Wow!!!
What a haul!! Wes did too! That Santa Claws really knows how to take care of us kitties!
Kisses
Nellie

Shaggy and Scout said...

We were in suspense for Iza but Santa does not disappoint and WOW what a great stocking of toys!
Merry Christmas!