The Gift of Getting
I also had to sit on the DSL modem. Not because it was going anywhere — it was just the warmest perch on the desk.
We had another unwelcome visitor too. I couldn’t believe my eyes when it showed up.
My human’s boyfriend brought it home from work, “just for the night.” Fortunately, he meant it. But I kept my eyes on it, just to make sure it didn’t even think of invading my turf.
Then we had Christmas. I have mixed feelings about Christmas. Sure, you get gifts, but there’s a price to be paid.
Even better my human got some of my favorite cat treats from Trader Joe’s. Seriously, these treats are the best ever!
Plus the wrapping paper was really cool. I was so busy checking it out that I almost missed the Cat Dancer,
The one bust was, naturally, the most expensive toy — something called “Thing in a Bag.”
Then I looked at the label and it all made sense. Who in their right mind would get something for a cat from a company called “Happy Dog Toys”?
Then finally we got around to the big box, wrapped in the fancy gold paper. Boodie wanted to eat the bow, but my human assured us that there was something special inside.
And she was right! It was an empty box! I couldn’t believe my eyes. What a great gift!
Then my human had to spoil our holidays by leaving town just before New Year’s. Binga thought that maybe she could sneak along, but no such luck. Too bad. I wouldn’t have missed her.