Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Friday, December 26, 2008


~~~Christmas with the Newcomer~~~

'Twas the night after Christmas, the time to replay The events of that most hectic annual day.The stockings, once hung by the chimney with care,Were chewed on and drooled on and torn past repair.No one was nestled all snug in his bed;There was spilt milk and Friskies to clean up instead.And me in my 'kerchief, and Dad in his cap,Wished we'd settled down for a much-needed nap,When somewhere downstairs there arose such a clatter,I sprang from my chores to see what was the matter.Away down the steps I flew like a flash,Just as I heard one more thunderous crash.The moon wasn't out, so I switched on the light,Still hoping to see everything was all right,When, what for my wondering eyes was in store,But my family-room curtains a-heap on the floor.I re-hung the drapes, but to end all this "fun,"I knew in a moment more work must be done.More rapid than eagles I rushed all around,To make certain everything was safe and sound.Out, tinsel! Out, ribbons! Out bright-colored bow!Out, garland! Out, ivy! Out, all mistletoe!From the poinsettia plant, to the yarn in the hall,It's throw away! Throw away! Throw away all!Next I turned my attention to the Christmas tree,Making sure it was totally temptation-free.I moved ornaments up, for 3 feet or so,And no strand of lights was left dangling low.When then, in a twinkling, I heard soft and sweet,The prancing and pawing of four little feet.As I drew in my head, and was turning around,By the chimney this character came with a bound.He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,And was covered all over with ashes and soot;The ears stood straight up on this bold little elf,And he looked overwhelmingly pleased with himself.His eyes - how they twinkled! He purred like a glutton!His tongue, pink and raspy; his nose, like a button!His droll little tail was drawn up like a bow,And those whiskers of his looked like yesterday's snow.I had not a doubt that this bundle of grayWas the cause of the chaos at our house today.How proudly he strolled, with what grace and what style,As he tracked soot and ashes all over the tile.He was chubby and plump and out to impress,And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of the mess.I scooped up the imp, and I patted his head,But he seemed to sense he had something to dread;I spoke not a word, but went straight for the sink,Where I washed him and dried him, as quick as a wink.Then he darted away and stopped on a stair,And giving a nod, he fell sound asleep there.He dreamt and he kneaded and purred; all the whileI regarded him with half-frown and half-smile.And you'd hear me exclaim, as I cleaned up our flat,"I'll remember the Christmas that we got a cat."


Poopsie Blue said...

Boxing Day Greetings to my sweetest cousin!
And, Karla & Lap-daddy too!

As ever visiting fills me with nostaglia & a warm glow.

Much love to you all

Sweet Praline said...

That's really cute! I like it!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Good Evening Sunshine !!!!! <3
What a cute poem :) It made me laff,heehee
I hope you are having a nice relaxing time after all the festivities of the past few days!!!!
WE now get to rest a bit before we get ready to bid farewell to this year!!!
Big HUGS & PURRS to you and your Mom & Lapdaddy, Moonshine <3

Anonymous said...

Miss Peach we hope that you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!

Lorianna said...

Aww, what a cute poem! I loved it. The picture of Miss Peach napping is so adorable. She looks so cozy. We bought groceries and picked up my daughter's new glasses today. It's after 7:00 pm here and I'm blog visiting and in my pj's all ready. A hot cup of tea will be in order soon.
I hope all is happy and safe and peaceful for you all in the Cozy Cottage.
Sending love and hugs,

Angel said...

I like the poem! Glad you had a good day yesterday!