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Cat Stories Newsletter, Issue #003 -- Cats and Christmas
December 10, 2014

Cats and Christmas


Cats and Christmas go together like Santa Claus and his Reindeer, tinsel and lights, and decorative wrapping paper and glittering ribbon.

I can’t imagine celebrating the holiday season without Abby and Dodger, who bless us with all kinds of festive feline entertainment.

For weeks we prepare with Abby and Dodger’s help. Everything we do must be stamped with their “Paw of Approval”.

The other day we were putting up Christmas lights outside. Each and every bulb was in its place, and perfectly lit.

Dodger walked down the line. Those lower down received a special scent marking as he rubbed along the tip of each bulb.

Nodding his approval, he gave a final flick of his fluffy tail before moving on to his afternoon routine . . . scouting our property line for intruders.

Later, we put up our Christmas tree inside the house. Abby twined herself through the coil of lights, which were lit as we checked for damaged bulbs and wires.

“See! I’m a Christmas Tree!” she trilled.

Indeed, she was well adorned, a red bulb jauntily cocked off to one side of her head.

It goes without saying . . . it’s going to be a kitty Christmas!

Cat Lover’s Showcase

Before we proceed any further, I would like to take a moment to thank all the wonderful guest authors for their contributions during the month of November.

Melissa Gill

Writer, Melissa Gill, introduced fans to her series of children’s historical fiction about the American Colonies with Salt and the Sea Venture . Check out her fascinating webpage named, Descendants of Salt and Katie . You might discover some exciting ancestry about your cat!

Mary Eloise Trosper

Mary Eloise Trosper is a defender of defenseless felines. She tells a deeply touching tale about her beautiful cat, Taffy, in, Taffy’s Path to a Forever Home.

D. R. F., once again, entertained us with another rollicking cat adventure. His Thanksgiving tribute, Candy and the Turkey, is a humorous account of a childhood pet that keep us laughing.

All of you are talented folks. A special thanks to you for sharing your timeless cat stories. We love your “Pawsitive Catitude”!

What’s New!

Adopt a Kitten Your Family Will Love!
Deciding to adopt a kitten is easy . . . if you’ve done your homework . . . and if you’re prepared.

Your kind donations keep this, Cat Stories Blog and Cat Stories Newsletter available on the internet for free. Show your support this Holiday Season and help spread “Pawsitive Catitude”.

Holiday Gifting

The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together and share their love. Gifting is an expression of that love and shows our appreciation for one another.

To help you find the right gifts for your loved ones, I thought I’d include some ideas I’ve run across. Click on the links below for more information:

Give 2015 Adorable Calendars by “The Animal Rescue Site” and help save animals.

Gifts for Cat Lovers

27 Wonderful Christmas Gifts to Give Your Cat

Feline Feature

Our feature this month focuses on some silly feline fun—free online Cat Christmas Games:

Christmas Cat

Christmas Cat Sliding

Big Cat Balloon Shooting

Extra! Extra!

Cats in the news

Cats vs Christmas Trees: Watch Mischievous Felines Battle their Owners’ Festive Foliage

First Annual Breaking Cat News Christmas Special!

How to Gift Wrap Your Cat this Christmas

‘Simon’s Cat’ Goes Crazy for Catnip in New Christmas Special (video)

Cat’s Are Smart!

Enjoy and share fun cat trivia

Here is a fun twist on an old favorite!

“A Cat's Christmas”

"'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

'Cuz the cat had pounced on him and tore him apart- Ate his mousey intestines And chewed up his heart.

Kitty thought he heard sleigh bells, which made him take pause- He stopped daintily licking the blood from his claws.

"Must be Santa" thought Kitty (that quite clever cat) 'Cuz nobody else climbs down the chimney like that.

Indeed it was ol' Santa, so jolly and fat With a load of presents and all for the cat!

"Wow, the best Christmas ever!" Kitty thought with a purr, Then he coughed up a hairball and shed some more fur."

Meow, Meow

Cat quotes to tickle your feline fancy

"Christmas and cats match; both are made of pure magic." Christmas Quotes about Cats

"Cats and Christmas go together like snow and pine trees." Christmas Quotes about Cats

Sneak Peek!

Little tidbits to pique your curiosity about what is coming soon to

Since I took some time off in November to edit and format a book I’ve been writing for, I’ve fallen behind with my “Sneak Peak!” articles. So, here is a redo of what’s coming next:

Top Books about Cats—Cat Health and Care

If you have something to contribute to “Cat Stories Newsletter” or care to suggest an addition, please contact me .

I love to hear from you!

Wishing everyone around the world a very Merry Christmas . . . Happy Hanukkah . . . Season’s Greetings . . . and a Happy New Year!


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