Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas Chaos with the Cats

Well it's Christmas Eve and I have to say, as usual I'm not ready. Main reason this year? I've been coughing and spluttering for the last 3 days. Thought I had escaped the dreaded bug but thanks to Lauren, my granddaughter, I now have the lurgy!

I managed to pull myself together this afternoon and tried to do some wrapping of presents. The cats decided to lend me a hand. Now I wouldn't mind but these are no kitten cats. You can expect chaos from little ones. Tuppence is is 20, totally deaf, has a dicky heart and a severe thyroid problem. The other, Oscar is 19 and I think he is losing his hearing too.

Despite some of their senses being impaired and health problems, their curiosity and wanting to be in the centre of anything going on, has not diminished at all.
I wish I could have videod it; they just swanned about all over the paper, on top of the presents etc, etc. It was done at a sedate pace, not the flying about and paper ripping of kitten cats, but it was still a pain. Still, I couldn't get annoyed because who knows, it may be their last Christmas. Mind you, I've been saying that for a few Christmases now.

Now, how can I help?

Where did I put those scissors?

Now I've lost the Sellotape.

Oh heck! Here comes Oscar.

Oscar, you always spoil the fun!

What a bully!

He starts to chase her about, so at this point I just give up! Too many cooks spoil the broth as they say.

Well it's late, just finished a midnight cheese, pickled beetroot and Pringle sandwich. That'll be enough to line my stomach for the Paracetamol before I go to bed. That way I just might get some sleep.

I have a red nose that Rudolph would kill for! Can't breathe very well though, no good for leading a sleigh.

In a few minutes I'm going to try that thing I've read about where you rub the soles of your feet with Vicks Vapour Rub before you go to bed. You'll guess I'm at the stage where I'm desperate and I'll try anything! Well Oscar is away up to bed so I think I'll follow.

I'll leave you with a nativity scene from Fatima in Portugal. Very unusual! (Source Wiki Commons)

Night Night and to anyone reading this I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful year in 2009.


  1. Make some witches brew with honey, whiskey and lemon. Heavy on the whiskey. Then, go to bed. Happy Christmas. I hope you're feeling better by morning.

  2. Nurse Rudee knows best. That is a bummer that you caught this for the holidays. The nativity at Fatima is very odd. Merry Christmas Winifred!

  3. My word verification was comet. I just had to tell you that because I thought it was funny. If you can't be Rudolph perhaps Comet. Merry Christmas!

  4. Cats really like to get into the Christmas spirit! Which means trouble at my house! LOL.

    It took me a month to get over the nasty bug I had. Hope you are feeling better.

    Have a Merry Christmas!


  5. Merry Ho Ho Hos to you and yours - thanks for following my musings at Sydney Daily Photo

  6. Winifred, blessings to you for the coming new year dear blogger friend and "Happy boxing day!" to you today from here in Australia. best wishes always Lee-ann

  7. Too funny. Hope you are feeling better and hade a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Hope all is well with you now and how is new grandbaby?

  9. The words 'midnight cheese and beetroot' sprang out at me! How I adore that fare! At that time!

  10. Deaar Winifred ~~ I do hope you are feeling better and I am anxious to hear if the Vicks helped. I hope you had a great Christmas after such help wrapping things. I enjoyed mine a lot
    but it is always nice to get home.
    Take care my friend, Happy New Year.
    Love and Hugs, Merle.

  11. My gift wrapping area looked much like yours...now where in the world did I put those scissors...I JUST had them! and...I have no cats to help me. =)sorry to hear you had the virus though.


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