Monday, December 26, 2016

A Merry Mancat Monday

We hope everybuddy's Christmas Day was very merry and bright!

Now, though, do you know what makes Christmas even better than it already is? The fact that it is not confined to just one day! Christmas is a season, an entire season to be merry and happy and grateful for that with which we are blessed in life.

Evan, for one, sure loves that Christmas isn't just a one-day event. He loves the days and days of extra baking that come with this holiday (because, well, butter!), and he loves having all sorts of wrapping paper to roll on and eat, and don't forget those gift boxes (because, well, boxes!). And, of course, that tree is a real hit.

What I'm getting at even more so right now, though, is a little something known as the Twelve Days of Christmas. Do any of our longtime readers remember our posts from last year regarding the Twelve Days of Christmas? Well, in case you don't, we'll give a little refresher on this topic.

So, who all already knows that Christmas Day itself is only just the First Day of Christmas? That means that on December 25th, we're only just starting the merry celebration known as Christmas. Isn't that fantastic!

We love Christmas, and twelve days of it is more than fine with us. That being said, just as with last year, we will be celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with a piece of art each day. Unlike last year, though, we're actually going to try and make all of the Christmasy pieces reflect on the very jingle known as "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Our Christmas Day post yesterday had a bit of art starring a partridge and, yes, a pear tree. Now, today, on the Second Day of Christmas, we have those two turtle doves.

So, you see, we're only just beginning Christmas!

On another note, since we first posted it on the busy day of Christmas, we wanted to take quick moment today to repeat our announcement that the winner of our festive cat toy and surprise art giveaway is Suzanne of P.S. Annie. The cat toys are all ready for their new home, and Suzanne's surprise art is already in the works. We hope to do another giveaway soon, and in fact hope to make a regular habit of this, so stay tuned for more!

Merry Second Day of Christmas!

Our Tip of the Day:
Remember that our furbabies enjoy a little variety and novelty in their life. Nobody likes a repeat of the same ol' same ol' every day, and our furbabies are no exception to this. Toys, for example, can get boring if it's always the same ones sitting around day after day. That's not to say, though, that you have to constantly go out and buy brand new toys. Rather, rotate the toys your furbaby already has, by putting some out for a while, and then picking them up and putting out other ones that have been in temporary hiding. Even an old toy can be like new and a complete blast if it suddenly reappears after an absence. That being said, Christmas is a perfect time to do a fun little rotation of your furbaby's toys. If your furbaby got themselves some new toys from Santa Paws, take that opportunity to give them those fun and festive new ones, while at the same time picking up some of the older ones to hide away for resurfaced fun at a later date. 


The Island Cats said...

Rest up, Evan...the fun is just beginning! :)

pilch92 said...

That is a great drawing, I look forward to the rest of them. Evan looks very happy. That is a great idea to rotate toys. We do keep our tree up for 12 more days, we wait for the 3 Kings ( also my hubby's birthday).

Marg said...

Evan, you do look very happy. That drawing is just the best. So Happy 2nd day of Christmas to all of you.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Evan, you look blissfully exhausted! Or maybe you're enjoying the few minutes of peace without Eddy messing around in the tree? :)

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We like your art. We remembered that the last day of Christmas is January 6 which is also called Kings Day. Way back when Mom was working, a co-worker told her about this!

Great tip about rotating toys. Mom has been gathering up our old toys to pack them away and maybe throw away the ones that are not salvageable.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We definitely celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas and we're going to love your artwork chronicling each day!

Unknown said...

OMC!! This is gonna be so great to see what you come up with for each of the twelve...or was that twelve + 355 days...of Chrissymouse?!! Well, I am a cat and math doesn't matter. Just purleased as nip that we now know about your blog!

meowmeowmans said...

Evan is super cute napping under the tree. Hooray for 12 more days of Christmas! We loved your celebration last year, and look forward to following along again this year! :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

beautiful art and photos as always catchatwithcarenandcody

Mariodacat said...

Evan, you are so adorable in that picture, but then you are always adorable. M says there is something special about orange furbabies! Good idea on rotating the toys. M tries to do that once a month, when she thinks of it.

Kitties Blue said...

Another cute drawing and the sweetest ever photos of Evan. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like making Christmas last, too. Evan, you are such a handsome mancat. I bet my Connor would love to play with you. Wonder what trouble you two could get into? :-)