Friday, December 29, 2006

Friday with Fred the Cat and My Christmas Experiences

This is Fred the Cat and I’m back to my regular Friday blogging.

Wow, what a week this has been! Christmas morning was a trip for me in more ways than one.

First of all, someone dear gave the Pop’s a present of a sea turtle garden decoration. They opted to put it on the patio when I was in my room eating my breakfast. When the door was opened I went back out on the patio. In seconds my eyes caught sight of that turtle. My cat fear instincts kicked in and I jumped about six inches straight up in the air. Someone should have warned me.

Just as I was finally becoming comfortable with my new patio decoration something else happened. Mr. Pop came out with something real shiny in his hand and placed it beside my water bowl. I’m thinking, what the hell can that be? Slowly and carefully I approach this shiny thing. It appeared there was water in it. What the heck? After a few minutes of inspection I discovered that I have a brand new stainless steel water bowl. The old plastic one looked pretty sad beside this pretty new one. Get that old one out of here. I’m drinking from the fine stuff from now on.

Finally her highness brought out a little toy and placed it in front of me. I sniffed it. I rubbed my head on it. I began do drool. I chewed on it. I went cat crazy with it. Cosmic Catnip is my new best friend. But man, that stuff makes you sleepy and then hungry. Damn! Can we buy this stuff by the pound?

Oh yeah, almost forgot. ND-Anna had a special meal of canned cat food for Christmas. She had a fancy little can of turkey and giblets. I think I saw her smile at me while she was eating her Christmas dinner.


Everyone here at Pop-ville wishes each of you a safe and Happy New Year filled with love and gentleness toward all creatures.

What are you guys doing New Year’s Eve?


Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Fred, you are a funny guy, you know that? I hope your neighbors don't shoot off fireworks and scare you and ND-Anna. Those crazy Southerners love to hear loud bangs and see rockets for anything they can.

December 29, 2006 4:11 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I'm going to keep a very low profile. Stay home and safe, go over and visit Helen some.

I won't be up at midnight. It can arrive while I'm sleeping, it always has. It's just another day like any other day, just the date changes.

December 29, 2006 4:51 AM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Peacechick is right -- we crackers love explosions! I've often thought there should be a cable channel called "Blowed Up!" that would run non-stop video of building implosions and the like.

New Years plans: sometimes we get fireworks, but this time, we'll probably go to the beach and watch everyone else's.

December 29, 2006 4:54 AM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

Fred is fab.

I'll be in my fuzzy bathrobe with a mud mask on from 8-9, then I will sedate the dogs and go to bed. Farcrackers are legal here.

December 29, 2006 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

I'm going to curl up on the couch and watch the Sci-Fi Channel's "Twilight Zone" marathon for about the millionth time.

December 29, 2006 5:33 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

I will do the "Irma Bombeck" NYE celebration, as every year:

Go to bed about 10, get woken up by yelling and fireworks from the neighbors at midnite, schlep downstairs in my robe and bunny slippers, flick the porch light on and off a couple times, get a glass of water and schlep back up to bed.

December 29, 2006 5:57 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I plan to stay home with the Prince and the Missus, and if history's a teacher, watch the dog pace and drool from listening to firecrackers, then wake the humans up just before midnight and hoist a toast for a more peaceful 2008 than 2007.

December 29, 2006 6:24 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Probably do what we do most years. Go to bed after a nice New Years dinner and let the revelry pass us by. Going out is usually out of the question as it is not a safe time to be on the roads.
We were invited to a party but it is about ten miles east of Sheffield in Derbyshire and we couldn't get the travel sorted. Next year we are on for Christmas and New Year in the UK and we'll get the travel arranged early.

December 29, 2006 6:37 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Christmas through the eyes of a cat...I love it!

Although I would prefer to jump into bed early and watch scary movies all night, I'm spending new year's eve at a friend's party watching everybody get liquored up and sing karaoke. I'll stay reasonably sober so I can make an early a plane to catch the next morning!

Stella, Artemis, Little Bit, and I wish the Pop family the same!

December 29, 2006 7:03 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Fred, you are a charmer. I laughed out loud when you described how you were so scared by that sea turtle that you jumped straight up in the air. What is it with you scaredy-cat cats? My cats do the same thing when they encounter something unexpected. Always makes me laugh.

New Year's Eve, I'm thinking of having a night of magic with Catherine Zeta Jones. Or maybe staying home with my wife. Not sure yet.

December 29, 2006 7:03 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Run, Run, Run.

I just feel like run-Niinnngggg.


December 29, 2006 7:30 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Patricia, I had to come by and thank you for stopping by my wife Sheri's blog and leaving your advice. I know it was appreciated. I know you're keeping your skirts clean as well!

December 29, 2006 8:24 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Fred, tell POP and Mr POP we hope they had a great Christmas, and wish them a fine and joyful new year (and you with your girlfriend too)

December 29, 2006 8:29 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

Yo Fred, Barn Monster here. We had ourselves a pretty fun Christmas too. There was a cold snap that really sent the mice and stuff into the barn where the heat is. It was easy pickings all around. Minstrel's leaving again tomorrow, back to California. I hope dude gets home for a good stretch soon. Everybody he gets to take care of the barn area actually listens to him when he says "just keep dry food out for the barn cats, if they want meat, they can kill it." What they don't know is that he sneaks us stuff all the time. Somebody should cue them up yo.

December 29, 2006 9:48 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

I'm glad that Fred had a fun Christmas. My cats are looking a mite sedentary and chubby, so I bought one of those programmable RC dinosaur robots to chase them around and keep them in trim.

I plan on staying up New Year's Eve (entertaining some neighbors) and watching parades and football the next day.

The Wheel Turns ...

December 29, 2006 10:03 AM  
Blogger MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

Darling Fred, I'll be staying home, giving myself a "TONI" home permanent and rinsing out a few wigs. Later on, I'll be watching Guy Lombardo from the Waldorf and Ben Gower in Times Square. I should be in bed by 12:05.

Darlings, Have a wonderfull New Year and a safe and happy one. I hope that 1907 will be a good year for you and yours! Kisses and Hugs!

December 29, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Fred, I don't know why you'd jump at the Turtle - you run faster than he does! Catnip, is that legal?

Going to a party for a while, then home to bed, and on Jan. 1, late, off to Tahiti for a week of relaxation.

Happy New Year to all.

December 29, 2006 1:04 PM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

happy new year to you and the animals!

December 29, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Fred, you have a safe and Happy New Year and please watch out for turtles.


Does that dinosaur robot really work? The vet says I'm too fat, 22lbs 7oz's, so I really need something to chase and get the weight down.

Mr. and Mrs. PoP....

Hope your have a Happy New Year also.


December 29, 2006 6:14 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

What am I doing New Year's Eve? I'm contacting the Humane Society in Florida and Homeland Security to let them know that you're offering up questionable intoxicants to your cat.

Have a great New Year, PoP.

December 29, 2006 6:46 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Let's see,
I'll be frying a gazillion buffalo wings and then assisting in the fireworks extravaganza in the back yard.
I'll be assisted in eating and fireworking by assorted friends and relatives.
It should be crazy fun ... kids, food, dogs, fireworks.

December 29, 2006 7:16 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Fred ole buddy, ya um...gotta stay on your toes down here! Jeez man, you've lived here forever - you know what kind of animal freaks roam about!:)

I'll be sittin' on the couch watching some ball drop somewhere....and staying inside! They go bug ass crazy down here with weapons. Saturday night as I write this....the shots have been going on since last night. Apparently it's New Year's weekend. It was a four day 4th of July.

Mr & Mrs. Pop, Fred: y'all have a great new years. Oh and Fred: Don't be gittin' all blitzed up drinkin' bubbly out of that fine stainless, now!:)

December 30, 2006 9:40 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

I'll be kissin' whomever's closest while the synth and bass beats entrance the new year on in.

Happy and Healthy to Fred and ND-Anna, the POPs and All Y'all!

Slainte Mhath!
Cin Cin!
Na Zdorovia!

December 31, 2006 5:39 AM  

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