Monday, December 26, 2022

Merry Second Day of Christmas!

We hope you all had a merry and blessed Christmas! Did you eat lots of food and do lots of festive celebrating? We sure did. Over here we're all stuffed and have more than a tiny food hangover, but 'tis the season.

Though a lot of people consider the festive season to be over as soon as December 26 rolls around, around here we keep celebrating. After all, Christmas Day is actually only the First Day of Christmas. We are indeed talking about the Twelve Days of Christmas. Despite all the advertisements and other mentions we see about the Twelve Days of Christmas being those leading up to the big day itself, that's actually not true at all. In Christian theology, the Twelve Days of Christmas span from the actual birth of baby Jesus until the time when he was visited by the Magi, or the three wise men. In other words, the Twelve Days of Christmas start on December 25, and that ends with January 6 being Three Kings Day, or the Epiphany.

All that to say, today is the Second Day of Christmas, and so you better believe that on this Mancat Monday none other than mancat Evan has some festive shots to share with you.

Evan is not all that happy with how this photo shoot of his went.

Not only did the far from professional photographer fail to get Evan in focus in these photos, but the Christmas tree itself was also at that time a source of annoyance for Evan.

You can't see it in these snapshots, but the tree is moving in those photos. Can you guess why? Can you?

That's why. Do you see? Do you see the calico tucked in there? Well, more like rolling around in there, because that's what Tonks was doing in the tree.

This is the kind of stuff poor Evan has to put up with when it comes to his furry siblings. Poor boy can never get any rest.

Exhausted Evan and all of us here wish you a Merry Second Day of Christmas!


Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Did your kitty or pup get new toys for Christmas? We're thinking many of them probably did. Now that all such new Christmas gifts have been opened and are being enjoyed, consider going through your furbaby's toy stash, pulling out the ones they don't use, and donating them to a shelter or rescue. Many shelters will accept such toys as long as they are clean, as well as easily cleaned, and in good condition. Of course, it is nonetheless always best to do your research regarding an individual shelter or rescue's requirements for donations. Donating toys that your kitty or pup has accumulated but does not use not only keeps your furbaby's toy stash at manageable levels, but also of course benefits shelter kitties and pups who are awaiting their forever homes. This might also go for unopened cans of food your furbaby will not eat, and even clean blankets they do not use. Christmas is indeed the season of giving, and even though the 25th of December has passed, that spirit of giving does not need to come to an end.


Eastside Cats said...

Evan, it's good to see you enjoying the festivities!
For once, I didn't overeat.

pilch92 said...

Adorable photos of Evan. I love the drawing and your tips are great. I would feel guilty taking any toys from my cats though. XO

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

Poor baby! MOL (You know we're all about extending Christmas for as long as possible!)

messymimi said...

You all love Christmas so, i do hope you have a blessed and beautiful 12 Days and that Evan gets to enjoy his tree in peace for at least part of the time.