Monday, December 24, 2007

ManCat Monday - Christmas Edition

Meow is like aloha - it can mean anything. -Hank Ketchum I am practicing to be the holiday table decoration for mum. She boughted this red cloth thing last week (very cheaply, she is good at that)to brighten up the table that mostly just holds stuff. But now it is holding pretty stuff. Mum got one of her fancy bowls out and some bright, shiny colorful balls. Makes the table look very festive, but I am the best and final touch. Last weekend I showed you how much snow had built up on the birdie bath. But then we got warmer weather and some sunshine during the past week. This is now was was left on Saturday morning and it had all melted by Saturday afternooon. The warmer weather made it all misty and foggy around here. Mum took a picture of the tree in the two doors down neighbors yard. But early on Sunday morning the wind started to blow with snow and the temperatures dropped. So we can see clearly again and the wind is furry cold. Mum did go outside so she could fill up the birdie feeders. The birdies all came around to eat, so they were happy so mum did a good thing by filling the feeders. Mum finally finished decorating the tree with little decorations. All of them are soft or at least not breakable. Hmph, does she think I would break them?
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV)

Meow

Merry Christmas


God Bless You All.


35 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Meezer Christmas and a Puffy Cat New Year.

A perfect quote for a perfect day Derby. Stay warm.

michico*Adan said...

Merry Christmas to you, Derby~!
You have very warming home, I am very happy for you~!!
Wish you have the best Christmas Holiday~!

William said...

What a pretty tree! But I think the best decoration is you, Derby. How could it be any other way?

(My bro Russell liked the feet on the wall thing, too.)

Merry Christmas to you and your mum!

Karen Jo said...

Oh, the best table decoration is definitely you, Derby. I like your tree. I am very happy that your Mom fed the birds. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Fabulous Christmas decorations! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family, Derby!

Parker said...

Merry Christmas Derby! May you get joy in your heart and goodies in your stocking!

NinjaCat said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ninja & Brenda

PrincessMia said...

Merry Christmas my Derby Sweetheart Cat and your lovely beanmom!

purrsss,
Mia

Sassy Cat said...

Now that is what makes Xmas. Snow. If ya are used to being in the north ya gotta have snow. Looks like plenty if there for all. Seasons greetings to ya and your family. If ya have time stop by my place Xmas eve or Xmas day I have a little something for ya.

Daisy said...

Merry Christmas, Derby! You are by far the best decoration on the table.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I think you look better on that table than your Mum's decorations. But I guess she had to put something up there as she can't expect you to sit on the table round the clock, every day.

Merry Christmas to you and your Mum :-)

The Meezers said...

Merry Christmas Derby and Derby'sMum

Tara said...

Merry Christmas Derby!

Tara and Kavan

Rascal said...

You are absolutely the best! And mom says you're pretty good to not play with those ornament balls. Merry Christmas Derby!

Fat Eric said...

Just stopping by to say...Happy Christmas!

Mickey said...

Santa comes tonight!!!!!!!!!
WooHoo!!
Today we have rain and fog and sun,later in the day!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

DaisyMae Maus said...

You are definitely the most beautiful decoration on that table, Derby. Kitties rock!

Merry Christmouse to you an' ... if you get TOO cold ... drop by my house where it's warm an' there's no snow. We'll be havin' HAM for Christmouse!

DMM

Max said...

Derby Dooood! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Gretchen said...

You got lots of snow...

Merry Christmas, Derby

Hugs...G

Lux said...

And a Merry Christmas to you, Derby ... I love how that table looks with the shiny balls!

Millie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! May you have a safe, healthy, and happy day!

smootchies!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a beautiful post, Derby.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas,
Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes & KC
and all the "Sherwood Shelter"

Catzee said...

Purry Christmas ya'll!

Artsy Catsy said...

Derby, we just wanted to drop by on Christmas Day and wish you and your mum the very merriest one ever!

Purrrrs,
Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

THE ZOO said...

Merry Christmas. The snow was beautiful.

Ashley said...

Meowy Chrissymouse to you!

Purrs,
Ashley

The Furry Kids said...

Merry Christmas!

Boy said...

Mewwy Chwistmas! I do agwee, you're the best touch to the table. Why, you Mum doesn't even need to buy that wed cwoth!

Kelly Cat said...

White Christmas is OK, but just that one day. (We had lots of sun today) Anyway, just dropping in tonight to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your human family from me and all of the Good Cats (plus John + Pat).

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Merry Christmas. You make a great table decoration Derby. Thanks for the birth of Jesus' story. That was nice to read and be reminded of on this Christmas Day.

Forty Paws said...

Merry Christmas! You definitely make the table sparkle!

Luf, Us

Skittles, The Huntress said...

You are a beautiful tablescape!

I am so happy to have met you this year! Even if you did stick with the Princess!

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Poppy Q said...

Merry chrismousie to you Derby. You make a beautiful table decoration.

Poppy Q and mum

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We hope you had a lovely day yesterday!!

Chase

The Cat Realm said...

We wish you very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
Karl and the rest from The Cat Realm