A Christmas Present

December 24th, 2015 20 Comments

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May you all have such a perfect present under your tree. Merry Christmas!

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  1. Anonymous says:


    Cats Vs. Christmas trees.

    I am surprised that the cat is not trying to climb the tree.

  2. Anonymous says:


    Simon’s cat- Santa Claws.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas to you’ll too and a very Happy New Yest

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, this is EXACTLY what my cat-murdering pack of dogs would like to find under the tree! What fun!(sigh…..cause I really wish I COULD keep a few living cats around…..). And then when they’d finished “opening up” their present(yuck!), they’d hike their legs(at least the boys would) on the tree! Merry Xmas!…..L.B.

  5. Anonymous says:


    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sweet picture JP.

    One Christmas I couldn’t find my cats after I put the tree up. I eventually found them hidden up inside the tree! They were kittens so this was their first tree.

    I guess you just happen to have a cat that doesn’t like to climb trees?

    Old age and for many of my female cats hyperthyroidism has reduced my “pride” from four to just one old girl cat that “knock on wood” hasn’t developed symptoms of thyroid disease. I had hoped to get another female kitten from the shelter by now. Hopefully in the next thirty days I will do that as my one cat could use a companion.

    Fröhliche Weihnachten und Frohes neues Jahr

  8. Anonymous says:

    Depends on the cat’s personality whether the tree remains intact. 😀

    Merry Christmas, everyone!


  9. Anonymous says:

    A blessed Christmas to you and yours and a healthy, happy New Year!
    My Ragdoll Himalayan’s favorite place was laying under the tree. He is gone now, and I miss him very much, but I can still picture him under it. Your picture brings back fond memories.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if there’s really an elk in this picture. Frohe Weihnachten, dear Sir, to you and your loved ones.


  11. Anonymous says:

    From the Sporting blog.

    Anxiously I sit, nestled atop my lofty perch as morning breaks, lighter, lighter, brighter still . . .

    Obscure forms and objects take shape before me, clearer, clearer, sharper still . . .

    The air is cold and crisp, the forest floor afrost, but in my stillness I find warmth, still, stiller, stiller, still. . .

    Still I wait, still I look, still I listen.

    Leaves rhythmically trickle from the treetops, windswept they flit and flutter as downward they fall, settling onto the forest floor.

    Still they drop, still they fall, weeping from the sky above.

    Still I wait, still I look, still I listen.

    The sun kisses at my back and copper beams illuminate the ground beneath me, the forest floor is lit aflame, fiery, fiery, fiery still . . .

    Slender shadows elongate before me, silhouettes stretching, further, further, reaching still . . .

    Still I wait, still I look, still I listen.

    The hours pass by, the forest grows quiet, quiet, quiet, calmer still . . .

    Shadows grow short, their length now lessening, shorter, shorter, shorter still . . .

    Now content, no longer looking, no longer listening, one with this moment, scenery and surrounding draws me in, immersing me deeper, deeper, deeper still . . .

    I’ll linger til the shadows once again lengthen.

    God thank you for keeping me company when the deer do not.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas JP and Darlene! we are blessed to have
    My 69 year old mom and my 15 year old kitty still with us!
    Best wishes for all of you at your ranch.

    Wishing peace on earth and good will to all men

    Tena French Halifax NS Canada

  13. Anonymous says:

    Funny, none of our cats ever climbed the tree. They loved being underneath it, surrounded by the boxes but they were all good kitties.As a kid we had a tradition that after we opened our gifts we put the opened boxes back under the tree instead of taking them away to our rooms. The cats would inevitably make beds in them and that seemed to satisfy them.

    A merry and blessed Christmas; Pour Anita: joyeux Noël

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh merci !!!! Je n’ai pas de chat dans mon sapin, mais des cadeaux 😉 cette journée est magique, mais épuisante !!!! Joyeux Noël !!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    To the Parkers,

    Have a Meowy Christmas and a purrrfect New Year!!

    Health and happiness to you always,

    Carla in California

  15. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Thank You for your continued support for law enforcement! God Bless and be safe!

    Retires Police Officer Ron Roberts
    Baltimore, Maryland

  16. Anonymous says:

    Don’t you mean, “purr-fect”?

    My internet access is my phone, and sometimes, which appears random, when I start to type in the comment box on this site, the “submit” button disappears. Type a single character, submit button disappears, backspace to remove single character, submit button reappears. It’s like the submit button is doing its Dr. Evil impression: “I gotta whole bag of ‘tsch!’ with your name on it!”

  17. Anonymous says:

    Belated Merry Christmas to you and Darleen Jameson. I hope it was a wonderful holiday.
    That is my kind of Christmas present. 🙂

    Nancy Darlene

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