Saturday, January 21, 2023

Caturday Art: A Festive Farewell

It's nearly a month after Christmas, so obviously now is the time to share our final festive posts, right? Right? The Christmas takedown actually took place last weekend at our house, as that's when we deconstructed all of our Christmas decor. Of course, the main event was taking down our Christmas trees. Speaking of which, since this is the day of Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop, how about we start off with a long-lost Christmas tree doodle that never got to see the light of day during the festive season? Yeah? Well, here it is. Only a month late.

Now, back to our Christmas decor that was deconstructed last weekend. Some of it had certainly seen its fair share of festive fun, including these villagers.

Who needs Godzilla or King Kong when you've got a mouse taking out festive carolers and paper boys? Then again, the mouse might have had an accomplice or two.

My money really is on that there calico Tonks helping that mouse wipe out the Christmas village. After all, Tonks was the main inhabitant of that there Christmas tree and its general vicinity. That's probably why the poor girl was so sad to see me ridding the house of all the festiveness.

Tonks did make sure to protest and to make my Christmas cleanup take extra time, such as by scattering the ribbons I was trying to remove from the tree.

As I was gathering up the ribbons from the Christmas tree, I found a little something else hidden amongst the branches.

Again, I'm positive it was Tonks who put that little coil toy in the tree. When I knocked it to the floor, she certainly came to investigate. From the depths of the tree, of course.

Tonks sadly did have to say farewell to her tree soon after that photo was snapped. Don't worry, though, because there is still a festive thing or two for Tonks to enjoy year round. She'll actually show off one of those tomorrow, when she'll be sharing a selfie with a special sort of guest.

Happy Caturday, friends!

Tip of the Day

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pilch92 said...

Adorable photos and I love the drawing. I wouldn't mind seeing Christmas photos all year. :)

Eastside Cats said...

Knock more stuff off that table!

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

I love that she hid a toy in there! Yesterday I took down everything but the tree. As I had everything lined up to go in boxes, Mudpie tore through like King Kong too!

meowmeowmans said...

We love that Tonks helped decorate the tree with that spring. :) We're gonna leave our tree up for a while longer (don't worry, it is fake). Ava LOVES being under it. :)

messymimi said...

Tonks certainly took snoopervising the work seriously.