A Box: The Best Christmas Present of All! (AND Zulu and Frodo Finally Get Their Say!)

You may remember that a little while ago the cats were playing musical boxes but there was a bit too much pushing and shoving and it looked like we needed a third box! Well, not only did aunt Sarah get the cats that cool Christmas sweater, she also got them…

…you guessed it…an empty Amazon box and the cats love it!

Naturally Amarula claimed the biggest box

But Frodo thought there was room enough in Amarula’s box for the both of them…he does so love to cuddle!

Naturally, Amarula disagreed…

and a reshuffling ensued…

Until Amarula reclaimed her rightful spot and everyone is happy with their own box! Thanks aunt Sarah!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 34: December 30, 2016

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was _You just saw it!! Me getting my own big box! (though another highlight was when the human finally removed that stupid Christmas sweater! I mean really!)
  2. My New Year’s resolution is _Resolutions?! I’m against them! Besides, in case you haven’t already noticed, I’m perfect!
  3. This year, 2016, …also had a winter! Just like 2015, 2014 and so on…Surely even in Canada there are some years without a winter…right? It’s almost like it’s cyclical and comes around every nine months or so. But that can’t be right….that would be crazy!
  4. Next year, 2017, …I plan to see if I can renounce Canadian citizenship and move back to South Africa where there is no snow. NO SNOW! I wonder where that pesky human put my passport…

HOLD THE PRESSES! In an unexpected twist Amarula was moved by the holiday spirit to allow Frodo and Zulu to both have a turn at answering the Fill Ins!

Here are ZULU’S:

ZULU: Yeah!! I finally get to answer! Here I go…

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was _getting that amazing Christmas sweater! Boy, did you see how it just totally set off my chocolate brown gorgeousness?
  2. My New Year’s resolution is…ah resolutions…what was it the great philosopher Nietzsche said about New Year resolutions: Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum and by that he meant…


AMARULA: Shut up Zulu! Nobody cares about your philosophical meanderings. Move on or I will retract my offer to let you answer the Fill ins!! We don’t have all day here!


ZULU: Well I never…oh well…on to number 3…


  1. This year, 2016, I was finally able to fulfill my goal to double my grooming schedule from only 5 times a day to 10. I owe it to the ladies to look my best!
  2. Next year, 2017, …I plan to see if I help Amarula find her passport! South Africa awaits Amarula! Hee hee!


Here are FRODO’S:

FRODO: Really!? I really get to answer the Fill Ins. Boy, my big sis Amarula is the most generous and kind kitty in the whole world! Here it goes…

  1. The highlight of my Christmas was spending time with Zulu and Amarula. Especially when we all got our own boxes! I sure hope Mom gets her own box so she can join us!
  2. My New Year’s resolution is…to stop taking my toys with me to the litter box cause it seems to upset Mom. It makes the toys messy but I just worry that they will get lonely without me!
  3. This year, 2016, was wonderful! I met that lovely neighbor cat Play-Doh who loves coming to visit me in the backyard.
  4. Next year, 2017, …I promise to try to find more mice in the basement and bring them up for Mom to see. I know she loved when I did that last time cause she just screamed and screamed with joy.

A Plethora of Presents: Fashionable Christmas Felines!

The cats are still waiting for their Secret Paws gift to arrive (so there are still some gifts to unwrap!) but so far their favorite seems to be a festive sweater their aunt (a veterinarian) gave the kitties! Apparently a talented vet tech at her work makes them!

Frodo loved its cozy warmth!

Even Amarula seemed to tolerate it!

AMARULA: Christmas sweaters?! I’m against them (although I guess I can admit it is comfy…but don’t tell anyone I said that!)

ZULU: Naturally, I wear it best! Hope everybody had great holidays!

Time For My Human to Die: I’ve Been Antlered!

AMARULA: Trust me, this is one reindeer Santa does not want pulling his sleigh!

AMARULA: Why me!? Surely this qualifies as animal abuse!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 33: December 23, 2016

  1. I still need to find where the human is hiding Frodo and Zulu’s presents so I can change the gift tag on them and label them as mine before Christmas.
  2. My favorite episode of Seinfeld is Festivus For the Rest of Us! Though I love airing my grievances any time of year!
  3. What I really would like for Christmas is: My two front teeth. Seriously. Not joking. When the human “rescued” me off the streets as a stray (she insists on calling it a rescue. I prefer to call it “catnapping”) she took me to the dentist. I went in with four canines and woke up with only one (apparently my teeth were pretty bad)! And I didn’t even get any money from the tooth fairy!
  4. My favourite part of Christmastime is trying to bring down that darn tree (usually at about 3 AM!) Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!


Monday Madness: The Cats Play Musical Boxes!

How do you amuse yourself when it turns cold outside if you’re a feline? Musical boxes, of course!

It started with Zulu, who clearly found bliss in his box!

Then Frodo claimed a box…

Amarula got jealous that they were having fun without her…

So Amarula kicked Zulu out and claimed a box! Now I have to order something else from Amazon so everyone can have their own box!

And we are doing the Awww Monday Blog hop from Comedyplus!