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Holiday Cats

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Out 31, 2012, 12:15 am

Any holiday, any time. I'll start us off with Rory and the pumpkin:

At one point while I was carving it he had his head inside, checking out the guts :)

Out 31, 2012, 4:57 am

If that hadn't have been "RORY", I just would have just ignored it as a "typical USA. holiday", which has no relevance to Australia! Though the money people are "snouting in".

My European background calls it "All Saints Day"

And other aspects of my personality call It SHIT

But you do know that I do "seriously" want to
cuddle/abduct/rescue "rory" from that AMI!


Editado: Out 31, 2012, 5:51 am

"Do you have this hat in small?" Basil a little unfocussed - but who wasn't?

Out 31, 2012, 11:19 am

Unfocused? Could the beer bottles in the corner be the reason? :-)

Out 31, 2012, 11:22 am

Oh so cute, both of them.

Out 31, 2012, 11:28 am

Unfair, Guido! Just because it's a holiday you don't like, doesn't make it sh*t. Also, it's not just USA holiday - I'm in Canada. The non-commercial aspects are fun, and Rory and Amy both supervised the pumpkin carving with great interest. They'd never seen such a thing before.

3> Basil does look a bit stunned. Probably couldn't believe the shenanigans :) or that you expected him to wear that undignified hat. He is a handsome fellow.

Out 31, 2012, 1:08 pm

Quigley under the Christmas tree...

Out 31, 2012, 3:22 pm

Henri the existential cat agrees with Guido.


Out 31, 2012, 4:07 pm

Every tree needs a cat...

Out 31, 2012, 4:26 pm

Sorry #6,
I meant the commercialization of Halloween in Aussie is sh*t. The only background is USA TV.
It's a great celebration but has no real meaning in Aussie. It's like you borrowing "Guy Faulks Day"
(alas almost dead here) for the USA.

Out 31, 2012, 4:49 pm

I wanted to say that quite apart from the bemused cat, #1 shows really great pumpkin carving skills. In my few attempts to carve pumpkins, I have never been able to do anything nearly that artistic and menacing. :)

Out 31, 2012, 4:53 pm

I gather that Hallowe'en is very popular in Great Britain!

Nov 1, 2012, 9:50 am

Another great thread!

Thanks anne for the Henri video. I'm in love!

Nov 2, 2012, 9:36 am

Oh well, any reason to celebrate with chocolate is good in my book! These are great pics.

Nov 3, 2012, 1:05 pm

(14) I totally agree with your 'chocolate' comment.

Here's my Holiday Cat picture:

Nov 3, 2012, 1:47 pm

Speaking of really old kitty pictures, I'm pretty sure I was still a baby when this one was taken. One of a pair of cats that predated me in the family, waiting for his Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov 3, 2012, 1:51 pm

>16 AnnaClaire: Oh, he looks just like my Tigger! Even his intently waiting for food stance!

Nov 3, 2012, 3:35 pm

LOLOL AnnaClaire!

Nov 4, 2012, 6:12 pm

16: My Zoey used to beat the family to the table. No matter where she was in the house, she would come running at the sound of the table being set. We wouldn't feed her, but she would sit on someone's lap for the meal, if there wasn't a free chair. It became a running joke that the last person to the table was the odd man out. lol

Dez 12, 2012, 9:20 am

Fluffy holiday collar only placed on sleeping kitty long enough to snap pic!

Dez 12, 2012, 10:25 am

A holiday loaf for sure...

Dez 12, 2012, 11:36 am

>12 staffordcastle: Hallowe'en is celebrated only in parts of Great Britain. Like Guido, England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day. On second thoughts/second reading - maybe Guido doesn't actually celebrate on November 5th.

Dez 12, 2012, 11:49 am

20> awww!

Dez 12, 2012, 4:00 pm

Dez 13, 2012, 12:37 am

Nor do we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day here in Western Australia. There is usually a fire ban so no bonfires and any fireworks have to be strictly controlled so they are usually elaborate public displays and on a weekend - not necessarily on 5th November.

Some people try to celebrate Halloween - i.e. kids begging for sweets but they are usually strictly chaperoned by their parents.

Dez 13, 2012, 11:59 am

Fire bans are long past by Hallowe'en here. We get soggy little kids (and their parents) with necessarily over-sized costumes over their warmest clothing. They show up in rain, sleet or snow. I always worried about my cat making a run for it each time the door opened. But she was much too anxious about the strange visitors to go anywhere near them.

Dez 28, 2012, 11:08 am

One Christmas, my father came to stay. So Caddy couldn't sit in her usual chair.

Dez 28, 2012, 11:17 am

But she was soon compensated.

Dez 28, 2012, 11:26 am

lol awwww

Dez 28, 2012, 12:54 pm

Amy under the tree:

Rory under the tree:

Dez 28, 2012, 11:31 pm

Awesome Kitties:)

Dez 29, 2012, 1:37 am

I had to remove the tree; Parsifal was eating it ...

Dez 29, 2012, 10:00 am


Look at Caddy's expression!

When my father came to visit, he slept on the couch (we were not being inhospitable, long story), and my pair were not amused. One day he went to lie down, and it was warm and wet...someone was expressing his feelings about the matter...

Dez 29, 2012, 10:01 am

tardis, I also like the dragon ornament in Amy's photo.

Dez 29, 2012, 11:26 am

And the sock monkey ornament and the flying cranes! Cool tree!

Dez 29, 2012, 3:41 pm

34-35> Thanks! Our tree is eclectic - all stuff we've built up over the years. The cranes look even nicer if facing the right way round - in that picture they're turned backwards. They come from Amos Pewter in Nova Scotia.

Someplace on the tree there's a unicorn to match the dragon.

Dez 29, 2012, 6:18 pm

Tardis, Rory and Amy are so cute under the tree! (They were my favorite of the Dr.'s companions :)

Dez 29, 2012, 11:31 pm

27> The ears say it all!

28> So glad she was willing to share.

Dez 29, 2012, 11:47 pm

Err, Tardis. Has Amy put on a "litte" Christmas pudge? Rory looks a bit more confident!

Dez 30, 2012, 12:39 am

Found this on YouTube and thought I'd share it.

Dez 30, 2012, 12:50 am

Amy is definitely pudgy. We're trying to increase her activity level and decrease (slightly) her food. Rory is quite confident as long as there are no strange people or vacuum cleaners and nobody moves too fast. Sigh. He's just wired for timid, I guess.

Dez 30, 2012, 1:17 am

#40 AnnaClaire Too cute!

Nov 29, 2013, 5:04 pm

Black Friday, not all are cats


Nov 29, 2013, 6:13 pm


Dez 13, 2013, 3:37 pm

Beautiful black cat for Friday, the thirteenth:

You can click on the original to get a bigger picture from which this one is derived.


Editado: Dez 20, 2013, 2:54 pm

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Dez 20, 2013, 2:58 pm

I need a camera. My phone just does not cut it. Today Buzz our 2 year old tux was enthusiastically licking the strings of my harp. I really wish I had gotten a shot of it. He has been knocking ornaments off our little tree with great precision and skill. (We put the non-breakable ones on the bottom, and keep hanging them back up, so he can have a bit of fun)

Editado: Dez 16, 2014, 12:41 am

Angus and MacDuff, Christmas 2013

edited to fix picture link, Dec. 2014

Dez 26, 2013, 12:42 pm

That feline Christmas video I posted in this thread last year? There's a 2013 edition!

Dez 15, 2014, 3:24 pm

Dez 16, 2014, 10:16 pm

>50 Mr.Durick: stealing this one!

Dez 18, 2014, 12:25 pm


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Dez 26, 2014, 11:34 am

57, that is super cute.
56, I wonder if that cat's human was ever heard from again.

Dez 26, 2014, 12:51 pm

>55 Mr.Durick: Gulliver's Cat!

Jan 1, 2015, 4:30 pm

#56 will give grumpy cat a run for his money!!!