Saturday, December 20, 2014

We're Back

IZA:  It took some werk.  TBT allus gets a bit hyper and easily hissy at this time of year.  And when he realized that he dint have to do those captcha and check boxes evry time, he calmed down pretty well.  But we still had to "close the deal".

So I calmed him down by keeping him still and warming him up.
 Acting "cute"
 And letting him see that he had a project half-done.  Actally, this is the picture BEFORE he opened the base of the tree and fussed with the branches the first time, but we seem to have lost THAT picture somewhere. 
AND we pointed out that there were boxes of tree decorations all stacked up around the rooms FOR A WEEK while he dithered like a mousie about whether ta return it and get a live tree FOR A WEEK and that he should be embarassed about the indecision of the mess.

Well, a few good cats who know him well, KNOW what they are doing.

When we got THIS look in his eyes, we knew we had one won..
Now is THAT seriously sad or not?  We mean, we have grabbed mousies who didn't look THAT sad!

So he went right to werk!  Said:

"OK, first the branches need spreading, he said
just have to be spread and that's not much werk, 
I will spread them now, so to not be a Jerk.

Its just TIME he sniffed. with a finger to nose.
The order to do, instructions say those
Evry branch must be bent and there isn't much time.

There's likely a pattern he stated and claimed, 
As he studied the warp and the woof of the tree.

Aha, I have found it, he shouted to we.
One left, and right, down, and then up, he decreed

Its a pattern that lets a smooth werk flow to go!

And as he began settling down to his werk, 
The base, Part One was suddenly done.  
 And suddenly Part Two was begun and then done!

He went to Part Three, the highest of tree
And suddenly there before was a tree for we.
Was something that WE considered a TREE!

Ok, not much smell of a real tree to US
But appearances count, and we're telling you all
That we are OK with all that on this one Soltice Day .

The Big Thing and We have decided this day,
We will alternate fake and real Holiday Trees.  
There are nice things to like of the real and the fake.

The real trees smell woodsy, and we get some boughs
From a real tree this year while TBT dont water.
And next year a real tree while the relaxes.

And the moral of this story is, we really can abide
Adjustments to our expectations,  for holiday to tide
Us over years to year, the difrences to hide."

Peace to all we say, and whatever makes you happy in this time of the darkest days and shortest nights.  WE are happy because TBT reminds us that the days will be getting longer soon leading to Spring when we can go outside without feeling TOO cold again.

The tree IS decorated BTW.  When TBT gets going, he doesn't stop.  But those pictures are for tomorrow, The Solstice Day.  And WE will do more when we open our prezzies on Christmas Day.  Sometimes we do it Christmas Day, sometimes on the Solstice.

Love to all

Ayla, Iza, and Marley


Summer at said...

Yay! Paws up for TBT getting the tree organized and decorated! Now if only my human could do the same thing...

Katnip Lounge said...

HIP HIP HURRAH!!! We were so worried you guys might disappear...

We are all excited to see your tree tomorrow.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We're so glad you're back!
We can't wait to see your tree.
Tell TBT he did an excellent job on your poem.


Pee Ess - Iza, you being cute certainly helped too. You're great at it!

Megan said...

I'm so pleased that you're back. Well done you three on jolly-ing up TBT and getting him moving. He's not the only one who gets easily hissy at this time of the year and I was not looking forward to trying to get through Christmas without updates from your house.

Tomorrow is the longest day of the year where I am, and then it's all 'downhill' to cooler weather - yeah! (Well, February is usually the most unpleasant month because not only is it warm, it's also very humid, but ... after December 22, at least we've 'turned the corner' towards autumn!)

Sydney, Australia

Brian said...

Welcome back, we've all been missing you and we are sure happy you cheered TBT up!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Getting things like this sorted can be frustrated. We're glad that things are all fixed now and you can go back to having a nice holiday.

Ramblingon said...

Oh I loved this blog. More than any.

The Island Cats said...

Yeah! We knew you guys would turn TBT around. We can't wait to see the tree. :)

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Glad its all done and evfur so lovely! And we went to your TBT's page and said this:
What a most beauteous tree! All aglow with those purrty lights, too!