27 December 2007

a formerly feral's festivities

you furriends know that i don't post very much here, 'cause mostly i'm asleep, as a geezer cat should be. but i wanted to share my quiet catsmas with you, so you can see it's not only a holiday for the young and loud.

although the tabletop our catsmas tree sits on is not a primo nap size, i did manage some sitting-up, slit-eyed naps there while i guarded it from the brown dog and nitro, the two most likely to destroy it. they both had pretty good manners this year. maybe mom will try putting up the big tree again next year! (note to self: remind her!!)
as i move on towards extreme geezerhood, sometimes i surprise myself by allowing close contact--not only with the younger meowers (you will notice that i am letting nitro rest his cheek on my very tail!!), but with the humans. i frustrate them constantly by sitting on their laps when they request it, but not ever stretching out like the others do.

here, however, i did accord mom the signal honor of lying along her legs for almost 15 minutes. frankly, i love them dearly, but dad's just too bony and mom's too wiggly for my old bones to settle down on for any length of time. although that hissy young girlcat says mom's lap is pretty cushy; but you have to fold yourself for that, and my hinges don't bend like they used to.

and this is the most favoritest present i can remember ever getting (besides primo nip, which we got plenty of, too)! we got two of them, and i have claimed this one for MY OWN. i am the OLD CAT, and i can have whatever i want. mom said so. i won't get out for any of the other meowers, and gave the blonde dog a noseful of claws when she stuck her head inside and woke me. i feel bad about that; she doesn't ever bother me, and i think she was just wondering what all the fuss was about this new tent. i can see why the meezers and skeezix and all you other kitties have raved on and on about them!

i hope that all you geezers and geezerettes had quietly splendid holidays, and that time will flow softly and sweetly for all of us in the coming year.

your furriend, nelson john lapurr

18 comments:

Parker said...

It was nice to take a holiday tour with you Nelson. I think those cubes were great inventions!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

The problem with my bean's lap is that, being such a big cat, there just isn't enough lap for me to lay on. Which is not to say I don't use her as cat furniture, because I do.

I have cubes but I do not like them as much as my little tent or my catfish. They have too many openings in them and I just don't feel as secure as I do in my little tent, or my catfish.

The Meezers said...

Nels, you look very happy in the tent. they are GREAT, aren't they!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a great tent. You look so comfy in it too!

Daisy said...

Nels, you are a wonderful kitty; you do not look geezer-ish at all. I am glad you got that neat-o tent! Sometimes I enjoy those sitting-up, slit-eyed naps, too.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

That looks like a fabulous cube! We don't have a cube, but we do have a tent, and we love it! :)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy thinks age should have it's priviledges...okay, we pretty much leave her alone. She don't sleep on laps either and she thinks our cubes are stoopid.

Tigger the FBI cat said...

We love all your holiday pictures and want to know where y'all are getting those cubes from?

I couldn't see any on ebay.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

mum and dad couldn't find the cubes, either.they've promised some for us.
i sit on laps all the time, but lydia doesn't yet...
cheers to our favorite geezer!
toby

Karen Jo said...

Hi, Nelson. I enjoyed seeing you guarding the Christmas tree and sitting on a lap and in your cube.

Teri said...

NICE Blog :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

Christine and FAZ said...

It's not easy having old bones but I am so glad you were able to find a comfortable cube to snuggle in. Purrs FAZ

topcatrules said...

Wow! That was one kind offer! We will ask around to see if they can be got here in Australia, maybe Momo will know.

We see the Wal Mart store in US movies and shows!

Henry Helton said...

You guys look very peaceful sleeping.

Derby said...

Happy New Year.

The Furry Kids said...

Happy New Year!

Henry Helton said...

Have a Happy New Year! Love Henry, Clyde and Charlotte Helton!

Tyler said...

Happy New Year kitties and woofies too. My geezer sister Kali posted today on my blog about how she doesn't get enough respect from me. All I need her to do is recognize me as head cat and also to stay away from mom's lap.