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Friday, October 05, 2012



It's nice to look forward to something in the morning, other than coffee. And my long, prebreakfast walk, of course.

I had missed my little cat friend's visits for a couple of nights. JANEDOE12345 even suggested that perhaps Bill had moved the sock yesterday, to make me feel better. (He hadn't.)

But this reminded me of a Christmas season routine that I looked forward to every morning when I was a kid. It gave me something to anticipate even before the Big Day when Santa arrived. We had a creche scene, and every night my dad would move the cutest, littlest lamb to the top of the stable roof. Every morning, he'd say, "How did he get up there again??" I loved that bit of Christmas magic and still put that lamb up on the stable roof during the holidays. I can think of nothing that reminds me of it more than these cat adventures. Every morning, I get to say to myself, "How did he do that again?"
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SCREWIE 10/8/2012 5:08PM

    Isn't it lovely when something reminds you of a childhood "game", or a nice time?

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SCOOTER4263 10/8/2012 12:45PM

    My boy cat shows no interest in socks but regularly "kills" my shoes.

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DMF2012 10/6/2012 7:36AM

    What a great memory!

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NOTFATCAT 10/5/2012 5:50PM

    I just read all your cat blogs at one time and couldn't wait to get from one to the next. How funny.

Once I watched a cat burrow into a friends leather purse and lick it wet. Who knows what attracts them to certain things.

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MNNICE 10/5/2012 4:42PM

    Totally agree that traditions are what make memories!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 10/5/2012 1:22PM

    ...and the mystery deepens *cue music*

I've always wanted to start a family tradition for this very reason. You will always have the sweetest memories of wondering how the lamb got on top of the stable! I've always been to scattered from year to year to stick with one thing.

PS- I vote no on the nanny cam only because its so much more fun to speculate-- an ankle biting tinysaur,, who knew???!!!

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JOYINKY 10/5/2012 12:22PM

    Your lamb story reminded me of "elf on a shelf". Yes, route and traditions are important.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/5/2012 10:59AM

    Your dad sounds like my kind of guy. I like sheep disorder. LOL.

We really need that video camera. We know what happens, when it happens, and where it happens but need missing pieces of the puzzle like who is doing it for sure and to see if we can figure out why he/she is doing it from the video.

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JANEDOE12345 10/5/2012 10:23AM

    You should hook up a nanny cam out there. It may not be a cat doing the prank - It could be a Tinysaur! Check out the new species that has been discovered. An ankle biting tinysaur! Look at the illustration.... I would go buy a nanny cam right this very minute.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012
/10/04/science/new-bizarre-spec
ies-of-small-dinosaur-identifie
d.html?_r=0

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GABY1948 10/5/2012 10:21AM

    A purpose always makes things nice! And you get to share this purpose with us followers too! I absolutely love the creche story! What a sweet dad you had! Have a great day!

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_LINDA 10/5/2012 9:01AM

    What a wonderful trip down memory lane! That is a sweet story! My fondest memories of Christmas were getting a real pine tree, the wonderful scent wafting through the house and the multi color flashing lights. I could sit on the floor for hours watching the different colors flashing through the pine needles creating wonderous patterns on the floor. I always loved Christmas lights and we used to have those candle like ones that bubbles would travel up the stems in our windows. I looked forward to this more then the gift exchange! I still enjoy going out to see Christmas light displays at people's homes.
This is so neat this mystery of the sock snatcher. An interesting thought would be what if one of your neighbors left their shoes and socks outside, would this critter go for them too or just yours?

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/5/2012 8:53AM

    I love your creche story! Ahh, the magic of a child's Christmas!!! Somehow I think the cat and the lamb and the cat are about connection. Not sure I can explain it but it's a connection with others; beyond humans. That lamb connected you to magic and miracles. The cat connects you to your love of animals; your playful side; a connection to a new friend--yes, in a way it's magic and miracles.

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VEENAS1 10/5/2012 8:44AM

    Looking forward to something is what makes life so good

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 10/5/2012 8:40AM

    Oh I loved that story about your dad and the lamb. Now, let's see... I need a couple kids. Got the creche and tiny lambs. Can you buy kids at Kmart? LOL

I'm kind of nervous to admit that I love this kitties antics. I kind of look forward to them!

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KARENQUEEN1 10/5/2012 8:33AM

  Nice article

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ELRIDDICK 10/5/2012 8:28AM

  Thanks for sharing

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