Cat Behavior 101,  Holidays

How To Tell a Cat Lover During The Holiday Season

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This is how you can tell a cat lover during the holiday season. Just about everyone will send cards with cats on them. This is a display of some of our Christmas cards this year. I didn’t send snail mail cards this year and did a little video card instead but may reconsider next year. The joys of receiving real cards in real envelopes from real cat lovers is like holding love in your hands. We feel very blessed.

It would have been nice to have a real tree, but given Odin’s climbing prowess, we thought it wise not to tempt fate. I placed my favorite heirloom ornaments in a glass bowl that miraculously has remained untouched by you know who.

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  • Abby

    We have exchanged cards for several years now with fellow cat lovers but this year was the best. IT brought so much joy to open each card this year. WE will definitely be doing it again next year and we hope we add even more fellow cat lovers! *Pssst we need your address to add to our Christmas list for next year.


  • Carolyn

    A very good idea re the heirlooms! Although Austin has left the tree alone the cards are another matter! I think he believes they’ve got it in for him lol

    Happy Christmas xx

  • Tinch

    Great way to display the cards, etc.! Wishing Layla, her feline four, all the website visitors and their felines happy holidays from Tinch and meows from D-2,Jonquil and Emily as well as an arf-arf from Dickon.

    • boomermuse

      OMC, it’s true! The cats are gaining on us!
      @Chey & Co. I know, we felt a bit guilty too but you have moving as a big excuse.
      @Boys n Allie, you work for Hallmark? Cool. We wish for more recycled paper products.
      @Thanks, Brian!

  • Ryker's Boyz 'n' Allie

    From Mom to the Herd: As a person who works for Hallmark, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to hear you all still love getting those ink-on-paper cards!

    From the Herd: WE gotted more cards this year than Mommy did! HIGHPAW!

  • Kathy Thompson

    We want to take a moment to wish each and everyone a very Happy Time Of Year no matter what you may celebrate! We have so enjoyed the time spent learning new things and getting to know a little about each one of you. Thank you Layla for sharing your wonderful blog and the beautiful pictures.We look foward to many, many more in the New Year! We are blessed in so many ways and try very hard to count those blessings and give thanks for them every day. We count new friends both furry and not as one of those blessings and we feel like we have found many possible friends here. I do think there is one Holiday that we all have in common,so with that said, MEWY CATSMUS TO ALL!!!!
    Wishing all love,peace,hope and joy…..purrs,prayers and kitty kisses, much love Skeeter and Izzy and Mom too! >^..^<

    • boomermuse

      Kathy, thank-you for your beautiful words.
      @Caren, yours was one of the first to arrive!
      @Rumpy, Happy holiday to you woo woo woo!
      @Esme, Merry Christmas!
      @Milo & Alfie, happy Christmas to you and mom. We haven’t been visiting as much either. It’s the crazy busy season.
      @Thanks, Deb. We’re on the same page there . Happy Holiday to you and your crew!
      @Ingrid, I agree and your card was especially lovely this year.
      @Kathryn, every year it seems people send less cards but maybe there will be a change. I hope there is a trend towards recycled cards.
      @Tinch, LOL,about Odin pulling Jonquil! Happy Holidays!

  • Milo and Alfie

    Our real tree is outside and we have a mini fibre optic tree inside (with a safety wire protecter over the cable).

    Sorry we habn’t visited much in the last week or so, mom’s been busy.

    Happy Christmas dear friends ~ and a joyful and healthy new year to you all. xx

  • Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

    I have had to seriously change how I manage Christmas with the cats – no more real tree and all the ornaments are shatterproof. Any of my collector items are either left, unpacked, in storage boxes, or I put breakables in my curio that has closed doors! I still manage to make the house festive and it’s just one of those things that need to be compromised when you have a house full of seven active cats!!

    With cards however, it’s like the Kindle – much as I know how wonderful the technology is, I still am an old fashioned girl who likes to “touch and feel” the book I am reading! The same with cards – I really enjoy the electronic cards I get (yours was especially wonderful), but I just can’t give up the real thing!! I enjoy getting them myself and it’s just the last vestige of days gone by that I can’t part with!!

    Happy Holidays to You and Yours!!

  • Ingrid King

    What a pretty assortment of cards!

    Not surprisingly, most of our cards are cat cards, too. Every year I think I’m not going to continue to send a lot of snail mail cards. Then they start arriving in the mail, and I remember how much I love getting them, so I end up sending them out, too. In this electronic age, it still feels like something very special to get a “real” card – especially when it has cats on it!

  • Kathryn

    Smart not to have a real tree. Our cats just knock a few ornaments off the bottom of the tree. Lovely, lovely ornaments. Snail mail cards are fun to give and receive, but this year and last I did not send any. I used to send about 30 and get about that many back but opted in recent years to send e-cards. Lovely menorah.

    Merry Merry to you and yours!


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