TSC - Merry Christmas

When I woke up Sunday morning, I found these feathers strewn about the living room. I immediately thought of this post [photoblog.com] by mybigbackyard. Had that gang been giving Spike advice? Had Spike gone hunting without my knowledge? Had some poor birdie met an untimely end?

I looked at Spike who was sitting at my feet and he looked up at me, blinked, and gave me his best angelic look. He obviously wasn't going to sing.

Given that I was still half asleep and I don't drink coffee, I was boggled by the mystery for most of the morning. It wasn't til later that I found this toy [photoblog.com] behind a chair and figured out where the feathers had come from. Oh, the horror!

I decided to put the bell on Spike to give his toys fair warning that he was around and then they could take appropriate measures to hide!

He wasn't thrilled about it. To say the least.

Fur and feathers were flying. There was scratching and biting (him). Yelling and crying (also him). And hissing and sobs of frustration (me).

But we finally came to an agreement that if he posed nicely for a holiday card for everyone and agreed never to “kill” his toys again, I would take the bell off.

Then he figured out how to take it off himself and all bets were off…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

P.S. If SOMEBODY [photoblog.com] tries to tell you some crazy theory involving Spike and Super Glue - DON'T listen to him. One toy and one girl were severely maimed during the filming of this post, but no cats were harmed…seriously anyway…

Now where did these come from?

I don't know how they got there…

What the heck is this thing?

ROWR! Take it off!

How could she?

These mugshots better come out good.

Well, at least I don't have to look at her.

Is she done yet?

A deal? Let me think about it.

CHEESE. This is the best I can do under the circumstances.

Ha, they don't call me Houdini Cat for nothing! Better get this out of here before she tries to put it on me again!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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    • # Bold

      did you have a merry christmas with your superglue and your captive cat???

      2007.12.30 Reply Cancel

    • # Mario Jean

      Really funny set.
      The notes are great and fit so well with spike's look.

      Well, happy hollidays -for what's left of it- to both of you.

      2007.12.27 Reply Cancel

    • # Amanda

      Spike is such a perfect model. Such a hansome boy. Merry Christmas to both of you!

      2007.12.22 Reply Cancel

    • # Jannie

      Merry Christmas to you too Lisa & Spike!! This is great! I really love the "Cheese" shot!! I have a Houdini cat too, I call her "Houdina". Amazing how the mob influence seems to be spreading! Hmmmm... Spike, A.K.A. "Feather Breath"!!!

      2007.12.22 Reply Cancel

    • # Peter

      Isn't he handsome though! Happy Christmas to you and Spike. What pleasure you have given us.

      2007.12.22 Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      Give Spike an extra goodie??he's quite special and the two of you make a grand pair. The eighth photo is my favorite. A Merrry Christmas to you both.

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Jendayee

      So funny !!!
      Merry Christmas to both of you !
      Spike is really great and beautiful ! standing so unbowed !

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra

      MERRY X-MAS to you Vollenda -
      a wonderful portrait serie of Spike - great job as always

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Lexlevans

      i LOVE #6 and the whole story that went with these photos - great shots! the x-mas card is TOO cute! merry christmas to you and Spike!!

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      #11 is great I like the sly reach!! Now I can have a great Christmas I got my Spike fix!! WOw he looks great in red!! I also like the I am ignoring you pose great great great!!! have a fantastic Christmas Lisa and Spike!!!!

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      This is funny! Great work and creativity.... and your final product was worth the effort! Merry Christmas!

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Storytaylor

      "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
      - Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"

      thank you so much Lisa and Spike, for both of you all the best

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Jet28

      Fabulous post! We all know Spike is no angel but .... :-))) Love #3 and #7 especially.

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Mybigbackyard

      Ha! Great photostory! When I saw the first photo I, too, thought of my cat mafia - but they all had alibies. Love the Christmas card, and photo # 7 - just great!

      2007.12.21 Reply Cancel

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