Sunday, December 24, 2006


The Night Before Cat-Mas

'Twas the night before Cat-mas when all through the house,
not a kitty was stirring nor chasing a mouse.

Did you say mouse?

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Kittyclaws soon would be there.

Us kitties were nestled all snug in our beds,
while visions of catnip danced in our heads.

Mommakitty all snuggly, Daddykitty in cap
had just settled down for a winter's catnap.

When outside the house came such noise and such strife,
so startle were we that we used up a life!

We jumped to the window and gave a small "mew"
then perched in such awe - just checkin' the view.

The sight of snow flurries so cold and so and white,
made us purrrfectly glad to be indoors tonight.

When what to our wondering eyes did appear,
but a feline-sized sleigh and NO vishus deer!

With a furry old driver so lively and fit,
we knew in a moment he must be St. Kit.

So kit-cats they flew and with such grace they came,
Then Kittyclaws smiled and mewed out their names:

"Now Skeezix! Now Tipper! Now Diva and Cocoa!
On Derby! On Luxor! On Sanjee and Beau-Beau!"

"Don't wake up the collie, watch out for the wall!
Go on past the mailbox and try not to fall!"

And then in a twinkling we heard by the door,
the scratching and pawing of each little claw.

As we drew in our heads and were turning around,
Kittyclaws came through the doors with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur from his head to his feet,
and his whiskers were sprinkled with flurries and sleet.

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes - how they twinkled, his whiskers - so merry,
his tail was so fluffy, his nose like a cherry (sort of).

His cute furry mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the fuz on his chin was as white as the snow.

He had a broad face and a round poochie-belly
that shook when he purred like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a jolly old cat,
and we laughed when we saw him - looking like that.

A wink of his eye and a flick of his tail,
we knew that our stockings would buldge without fail.

He made not a sound, he was silent and swift.
Each of us kitties was given a gift!

He licked his paws quickly and twitching his nose,
he gave us a nod - up the chimney he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh and "meow"ed to the team,
they all flew away in the moonlight's soft gleam.

But we heard him meow when he drove out of sight,
"Happy Cat-mas to all, and to all a good night!"

The End

S: Sleep tight furry buddies - can't wait to see all your pressies!

K: FYI - We plagerized some of this from the writer Virginia Unser . . . but since it's Christmas, we think she'll get over it!


Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

This is just EXSELLENT! I had to wake Mao and Rocky and Trip up and tell it to them!!!!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

How cute this is...
Merry Christmas to everyone there, as well...

Anonymous said...

You two are such beautiful and talented cats.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Great story! :) Thank you for sharing - I really enjoyed it, and so did my humans. :)

Merry Catmas to you and your family. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I loved it~

Anita said...

It´s a very pretty story...

Merry Chritmas eve!
Merry Chritsmas!

A lot of purrsss from Spain!

tiggerprr said...

That was so wonderful! :) Merry Catmas! :)

Anonymous said...

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That was GRATE!

But do you think Skeezix really wants to pull a sleigh? hahaha

Happy Hollydays to you Kimo and Sabi and your Mommakitty and your daddykitty!!


Anonymous said...

ooo! My Mom & Dad went to visit Gran'ma & Gran'pa yesterday and they came home wif that book! Merry Catmas!

Cheysuli said...

Thank Goodness no one suggested I pull a sleigh. Like *that* would happen.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That was wonderful.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Oh, momma reeded this to us and we luv it. We are watein' fur Sandy Clawz sumwot impashently. Hope you guys and mommakitty and daddykitty have an egzalint krissmouse.

Derby said...

Love it. I get to be one of the Rein-Cats!.

Merry Christmas to Kimo, Sabi and your mum and dad.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is sooooogood we reely reely enjoyed it. Merry Chris Mouse to yoo an yer Beans.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's sooper yall! And I gets to be a Rein-Cat! Much better than Rein-Vishus-Deers, aren't we? hehehe Fanks for the grate story yall!
Merry Chrissymouse!
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and Mom Robyn

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a GRATE story! I feel so ready fur Christmouse now! I can't wait. Furry Merry Christmouse to you an yours.

Did it REALLY snow? Efun we don't haf snow, an we's in Whiskonsin, not Catifornia.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

That am a wonderful rendition. It was so aciting to see that I was a Santy helper! We'll sleep good tonight now. Merry Christmas and Catmas to you. Hope Saint Kit is furry good to you and all yur wishes come true.
~Beau Beau an Angie

Anonymous said...

Terrific job on the story, Kimo and Sabi! You sound furry purr-fessional. Happy Catmas to you and your family! I hope that you get lots of treats from Santy Claws!

Anonymous said...

Great poem, Kimo and Sabi!

A furry Merry Christmas to you and your humans!

Patches & Mittens said...

This is simply delightful!!!!

Merry Christmas to all!

The Big Piney Woods Cats

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Kimo & Sabi!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Dear Kimo & Sabi,

Wishing you and your mommykitty and daddykitty a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOWLIDAYS!!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

jeterharris said...

dat wuz a grate, grate story.
i wish evreecat a verree merree chrismuss!
luv--yer frend--jh

Anonymous said...

That's such a sweet story - I was pulling Santa! :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Merry Chrissmas Kimo and Sabi (and kitty mom and kitty dad too!)

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Furry nice story! Merry Catmas to you all!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is the best story that we have ever read for Christmas!!!!!

Merry Catmas to you.

China Cat & Willow

Max said...

That was wicked cool!!!


Emma's Kat said...

That was great! And too cute!

Merry Christmas!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Ohhhh Awesome!!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Anonymous said...

that wuz all the way wonnerful! we wuzzn't 'round offur the weekend much on account of the Lady wuz doin' stuff wif the teenagers, so we're catchin' up now. you did a grate job!

Karen Jo said...

That was a wonderful story. I really enjoyed it.