Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thursday 13 - Cat Ornaments - Part I

Our Christmas tree is decorated with an eclectic mix of ornaments with a high percentage of cats as well as a good number of birds. We'll examine some of the cat ornaments as part of today's Thursday 13.

Most of the cat ornaments are gifts. Here is the first in a series of embroidered stuffed cats handmade by Mom's dear friend Annie from college. This was made for the Christmas of 1978 and combined two of Mom's favorites, cats and the color green. Annie and her family came all the way from Wyoming to visit us this past summer.

2. Cats with bells

3. Very fat cat made of clay:

4. Cat with cardinal on his back:

5. A Black Jack-in-the-Box:

6. Tabby cat with a grey mouse in his mouth:

7. A meowmy Christmas:

Blogger is giving us trouble so we'll try to finish the 13 in another post.

And here's the tree, an 8-ft Fraser fir from the Mount Rogers area of Virginia:

Most of the birds are in the top of the tree and the cats are concentrated more at the bottom.



At Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

Grate TT! I espeshully luvd Annie's imbroiderd cats!

At Thursday, December 21, 2006 10:45:00 PM, Blogger William said...

You guys are so lucky to have such a nice tree. Are those birds alive? Because that would be fun.

At Friday, December 22, 2006 12:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's furry nice that your mom shared the history of her ornaments with you. Mostly our mom says, "No bitey!"
or "Quit playing hockey with the ornaments, you guys!"
DaisyMae Maus

At Friday, December 22, 2006 2:00:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

WOW, yer lady's tree is an owde to yoo bowth! That's soooo cul. Be sure to put yer catnip and milk owt fur santa!!


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