Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Excitement's been building for the holidays!

The traffic in and out of the rectory has been crazy, all sorts of goodies are being dropped off, and my naps are almost non-existent. Peace on Earth?! I'd like to know when!

Anyway, please excuse my crankiness. I was so excited and surprised by Vinny's gift this week. It was something I never would have expected or even guessed.


My first reaction was--uh-oh, Cat Nativity? What could he be up to? Well, I needn't have worried. After we lifted up the styrofoam and saw all the figures, we were amazed at how adorable they were!

There were the three kings, a shepherd, angel..


We couldn't believe our eyes! A baby Jesus kitten and Joseph Cat and Mary Cat!


Vinny, you outdid yourself, my friend! I couldn't be happier with your present! It was such a surprise and, in true Vinny fashion, very unique! Thank you so much.

I hope you have the best holiday ever and please give your mom Patsy a big hug from us.

I think I just found a nice, quiet place to sleep. Merry Christmas!

20 comments:

Brian said...

That is such a wonderful gift, I've never seen a Nativity like it before. Enjoy your snoozy my friend!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oh wow! That is the pawsomest Christmas gift!

Katnip Lounge said...

That is the neatest creche ever!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We've never seen a kitty nativity before - we think it is pawsome.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mariodacat said...

A cat nativity! That's a "first" for us too. What a great gift.

Mr. Pip said...

I LOVE the cat nativity scene! I am sure my sister Rosie would get a kick out of it. Yes, the holidays are always busy aren't they? I don't know if I would call them peaceful, but they sure are special and fun!

Your pal, Pip

meowmeowmans said...

That's the greatest nativity scene ever! Sweet dreams. :)

Furkidsmom said...

Oh My Cod - we have the same nativity set!!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

The Island Cats said...

We love baby Jesus-kitty!!

Parker said...

How nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my friend - let's keep in touch, OK? Rudy sends his crusty best too!

David R said...

Gold, Frankincense & Purr?

Perhaps you'll enjoy this slideshow of other cats enjoying Nativity:

http://www.notactualsize.co.uk/xmas10/

Marg said...

That is such a terrific gift. How special that is. You are one lucky kitty. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

Admiral Hestorb said...

How very sweet and precious.♥

Gattina said...

I am green of jalousy !! A cat crèche ! what a dream ! I see already my 4 cats sitting around and me too !

Luna T. Katt said...

OMC that is so cute!

Cara n Crew said...

hmmm...are sleeping amongst the Nativity, Tom? :D

The Cat Nativity is very cute! Happy Holidays!

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

OKcats said...

Oh Mr. Father Tom, that cat nativity scene is just beautiful! We're glad you were able to find some peace and a nice napping spot there with it! Merry Christmas, friend. :)

Admiral Hestorb said...

Father Tom, Mommy and I came back because we are fascinated with the kitty nativity scene, Any place that you know of that we kitties could buy one too?

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

How sweet and what a nice gift!
Father Tom, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and hope that you get a very special meal on this day.
Take care
Alex

Father Tom said...

Admiral, everyone likes the cat nativity scene!
Julie says..I received it as a gift last year and wanted to give it to Tom from Vinny. I don't know if anyone remembers where it came from. I'm sorry I don't have more information for you, but I'll do what I can to find out!