Sunday, December 22, 2013
happy holiday cheer

This is my 9th Christmas/Holiday post.
My first one, was here, written on December 20th, 2005.....and it was a lot of fun, as you will see if you go take a look and read all the comments.....And, by the way, you may recognize a few of the commenter's names---And I must say, looking back, it is truly lovely to know that some of us have been blogesphere friends for such a very long time.....
This post back in December, 2005, was a wonderful idea that I got from another blogger and I tell you, the
"stories" in the comments will lift your spirits and give you some hearty laughs.
Check It Out!

This year, I decided to devote my Holiday post to pictures of Old Fashioned Cards that featured my favorite four footed friends,
Here we go!
I loved this card---such a sweet sweet face on that darling kitty.  And it is my way of sending you all a Christmas Card this year. I just haven't been up to doing much of anything about forgive me and know that I do wish all of you the Happiest of Holidays----I truly do!
And this felt like the perfect way to send those heartfelt wishes to each and everyone of you.
Another adorable face, above.
There is something about cats that warms the heart and makes one smile, from the inside out.....
And look at these two darling little kittens, above.  You just want to hug them and then, hug them some more....
And below, another pair of darlings----more huggables,
for sure!
Huggable and Kissable, too.
And such pretty pretty faces!
And below, another scrumptious kissable.....
And then we have the big guy himself, 
dear Santa, with a very comfy-cozy relaxed beauty and you can see he is one very loved feline.....
You can just feel that wonderful soft fur.....

And last, but not least, the dearest of the dear.....
My darling and the-most-beautiful-cat-I-ever-saw.....
The Late Great "Sweetie".......
He crossed over The Rainbow Bridge on 
January 2nd, 2012.
I miss him every day and am so very grateful
for the 12 years we spent together, being 'best buds'.
Those blue eyes just knocked me out.
What a truly handsome dude he was.....And as Sweet as his name.
These dear dear special animals crawl into your heart and stay there forever.

Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays, my dears.

More To Come......

had this to say:

What a great post and I loved reading back over your the old one. The stories that were made up were so funny. Can you imagine if they were true! Ha.

I loved seeing your Sweetie again, 12 years is a long time to have a little four legged friend in your life, I bet you do still miss him.

Happy Christmas Naomi! I hope you get to do lots of wonderful things on Christmas day!

Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 10:27:00 AM PST 

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Merry Christmas Naomi!... I do love you put Sweetie's photo there at the end!

Those are the bluest eyes I've ever seen on a cat!

Please be well and have a wonderful Holiday.xoxoxo

Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 1:07:00 PM PST 

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What a great post in 2005, those comments were delightful. I read them all and marveled at the creativity. Or was is all creativity?? Maybe a glimmer of truth there??? Ha ha.
Loved the kitty cards but the picture of Sweetie is the best. Those eyes were just stunning. I too miss my furry friend.
Hope this Christmas is full of fun, friends, family and good health.

Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:23:00 PM PST 

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SO fun to read those made-up stories, most of which show you up as a wild and crazy lady!! Now, if you caught yourself at any time thinking "oh my gosh, I DO remember that", then you would need to 'fess up right now, in THIS year's post!!

The vintage kitty-cat cards are so very sweet, I would love to hug every one of those little furry elves. The one with Santa is an absolute delight...what a big cat that is, and how totally at home he is in the lap of the Big Guy!

While I was reading through I began to hope that Sweetie would show up as being one of the most wonderful kitties-in-white who took care of you for 12 delightful years...and there he was! I miss him, too.

Happy Holidays, dear Naomi, I'm so glad to be a blogging part of your holiday cheer :-)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 7:09:00 PM PST 

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Merry Christmas, Naomi. Best wishes for 2014. Thanks, very much, for stopping by my place and always leaving a treasured memory of your years in New York and theater. They are always appreciated.

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:26:00 AM PST 

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Merry Christmas from me and my old Dad! xxx

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:35:00 AM PST 

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Paul Newman eyes. Beautiful post.

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 12:30:00 PM PST 

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I love these vintage cards. I have a nice little collection of them and even have one of these! (The second one.) But my favorite photo of all of them is dear Sweetie.

Sending you wonderful holiday wishes.

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 12:50:00 PM PST 

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Such beautiful cards! I think I love the one with Santa holding a sleeping cat the most. There's nothing more peaceful that holding a purring kitty.

And Sweetie was indeed so beautiful.

Merry merry Christmas, my friend!

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:59:00 PM PST 

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Sweetie's eyes are so gorgeous. I'm so glad you had twelve years together.

Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:30:00 PM PST 

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Merry Christmas my dear Naomi Naomi!
I am glad to see lovely Sweetie and his gorgeous blue eyes!
Love this post, the beautiful cards and read the post written on December 20th, 2005 and the comments.
Wishing you a Very Happy 2014!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 6:11:00 AM PST 

Blogger Pat
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I'm glad you included darling Sweetie. As you know he has pride of place in my office.
I started my blog a few weeks after you but it was some time before I discovered you.
That was certainly a lucky day for me.
When you think blogging friends probably communicate more that off line friends so you really do get to know one another.
Long may it continue.
I wishing you a merry holiday and a happy healthy 2014. Take care dear friend.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 8:45:00 AM PST 

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I love the cards. Especially the Santa one.

Have a lovely 'Happy Holiday' or as we Brits say - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:08:00 AM PST 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:58:00 AM PST 

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And happy holidays to you, Naomi. I hope your new year will be full of joy and good things.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 6:56:00 PM PST 

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What a wonderful post this is! My own beautiful Dixie Rose is on the sofa, wondering what I'm ooh-ing and aah-ing about. If she knew that I was being unfaithful with other kitties, she wouldn't be pleased, let me tell you!

I don't think I've ever seen eyes so blue as those your Sweetie had. Dixie has been with me twelve years now. It's hard to believe that many years have passed - they do run quickly.

You're exactly right that they can crawl into our hearts. And what comforts they are - dogs are nice, and I haven't a thing against them. But cats are special.

Now I'm off to read the posts you linked - a nice thing to do on a quiet Christmas eve before travel tomorrow. I hope your Christmas is warm and content - just like Santa in his picture!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 6:59:00 PM PST 

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Sweet! My cat Vasil has an expression *identical* to the cat in the next-to-last one. Like he is thinking, "Holy shit, woman!"

Merry Christmas to you too! I will check out the links.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 12:46:00 AM PST 

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Just read that 2005 post! What an awesome idea - and the stories!! I am totally stealing that for my next post, with a link to you :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 12:48:00 AM PST 

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they absolutely stay in our hearts forever

Happy Merry Festive dear lady

Hugs from me and the grands and the kitties

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 5:36:00 PM PST 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! :) I hope you're having a wonderful time :)

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 5:28:00 AM PST 

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I will click on the link and read your old post in a minute, but I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season, my friend. I do love the kitty Christmas pics, especially the ones of the two light gray kittens (those eyes!) and your adorable Sweetie. Sending you virtual hugs and wishing you a day of peace and much love! ♥

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 5:43:00 AM PST 

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That was fun to look back on! I'd try it on my blog but would fear that no one would comment on the fake memory, so many less commenters these days.

I do love the old fashioned cards best and Sweetie's beauty takes my breath away. I've been thinking of you this holiday season and wishing you could taste some of this gourmet chocolate Josh got me from the Chocolate Lounge in NC. xo

Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 8:46:00 PM PST 

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Love the kitty cards :) and what a lovely picture of Sweety, he was oh, such a precious cat!

Happy holidays to you, dear Naomi, wishing you all the best for 2014. Cheers!

Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:27:00 AM PST 

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Hi Naomi! I came to get your blog link for a friend & started reading. I didn't know Sweetie passed on & know how much you loved him. I remember you telling me about all his "bowls"- thinking of that now makes me smile.
You both gave each other so much unconditional love.

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1:04:00 PM PST 

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