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How Dogs and Cats See Christmas

How Dogs See Christmas

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First comes November, and the humans have a big feast! They cook and they cook and they cook. Then they eat and they eat and they eat. Then they eat some more. And sometimes I get a taste as well.

After that comes the season of hunting. The humans are always gone. They come back with these bags filled with stuff. Or sometimes boxes of stuff is offered by the Man Who Wears Brown. The humans put festive paper on the stuff and put it under this tree they bring inside.

Oh yes, a tree! Inside! But they won’t let me near it! How can I check my pee-mail if I can’t sniff the tree? *sigh*

Anyway, after a month of great hunting, they have another feast.Β They cook and they cook and they cook. Then they eat and they eat and they eat. Then they tear the festive paper off all the stuff and look at it. Then they eat some more.

Sometimes I get to tear the festive paper off the stuff too. And sometimes there is something for me inside! It’s so exciting! I love Christmas!

 

from 1funny.com

from 1funny.com

How Cats See Christmas

In the late fall, the humans begin their hunt. They score many trophies, then hide them inside bright paper and bags. They decorate their homes to show others their prowess at gathering stuff.

Always the opportunist, I check out their spoils to see if there’s anything I might want for myself. I tear the paper. I pull everything out of the bags. I puke on it. I claw the things to leave my mark. Then I climb inside a fake tree and hide.

Then comes a day of feasting. They try to banish me to the dungeon that they call a bedroom, but I am too smart for them and I climb on top of a bookshelf. I stare down at them with contempt. Then, when they are so busy eating they forget about me, I jump down from the shelf, up on the table, and steal a tasty morsel for myself. Losers!

After the feast, the humans share the spoils of their hunts with one another. They tear off the paper, and I jump on it to make sure it’s dead. The humans appear particularly pleased that each trophy has the scent of me.

And then I take a nap. Bah humbug!

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Discussion

31 thoughts on “How Dogs and Cats See Christmas

  1. so lovely, πŸ™‚ Thank you dear Rumpy, love and hugs, nia

    Posted by niasunset | December 13, 2013, 5:00 AM
  2. Funny, love itβ™₯

    Posted by an uncommon girl | December 13, 2013, 6:52 AM
  3. Reason why I’m allergic to cats… sorry June… It’s not you, it’s me. I just can’t deal with so much negativity in my life, right now.

    Posted by haopee2 | December 13, 2013, 7:03 AM
  4. you know the carnivore and the feline world :o) maybe the kitties have to slay some baubles while the dogs eat the lametta ( wow! golden spaghettis!)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | December 13, 2013, 8:02 AM
  5. Reblogged this on Shalini's Weblog and commented:
    πŸ™‚

    Posted by Shalini | December 13, 2013, 8:09 AM
  6. Hmmm….dog behaves very well on this holiday season *nods nods* and cat…….they are much naugtier than us dogs….*giggles*

    Posted by eripanwkevin | December 13, 2013, 8:17 AM
  7. In our house we have a tradition called hide the stuff, any stuff. A lot of times it’s tree ornaments but it could be something from that silly arrangement on the coffee table or the bow from a present. Hey, if the present isn’t for us, who cares? (typed by the cats who took over my computer this morning)

    Posted by katecrimmins | December 13, 2013, 8:55 AM
  8. LMAO that is too funny!! πŸ˜€ Thanks for making us laugh… πŸ˜†

    Have a PURRFECT weekend! πŸ™‚
    xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

    Posted by purrfectkitties | December 13, 2013, 9:05 AM
  9. THIS is the TRUTH about the season…. except you left out the JOY of Annual CARD COUNT…. which WE always WIN.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | December 13, 2013, 9:30 AM
  10. Very good stories/descriptions!

    Posted by Emmadog | December 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
  11. Parallel universes that humans straddle trying to please each’s whims. Purrfectly delightful. Big woof!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | December 13, 2013, 10:04 AM
  12. Hahaha make sure it’s dead :’) good work!

    Posted by LifeOfBun | December 13, 2013, 10:04 AM
  13. I wouldn’t know about the cats; but then again, Ducky sometimes cops a feline-like attitude. LOL. Callie and Shadow are good doggies (most of the time).

    Posted by The Golden Life | December 13, 2013, 11:15 AM
  14. Well put πŸ™‚

    Posted by Teepee12 | December 13, 2013, 11:29 AM
  15. haha! Well said Rumpster buddy! LOL

    Posted by HuskyCrazed SibePage | December 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
  16. My dog would go crazy at Father Christmas’ beard if she were to encounter it. She already keeps trying to rub chins with my son’s close beard!

    Posted by sarahpotterwrites | December 13, 2013, 12:21 PM
  17. Nailed it!! Mom does a lot of online “hunting”.

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | December 13, 2013, 12:40 PM
  18. Sounds like good fun for everyone, but maybe those dogs and cats need to eat, eat, eat some more! Come on peoples, feed these poor little guys.

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | December 13, 2013, 2:32 PM
  19. Love the pic of the cat with Santa–he looks like he’s getting goosed! In regards to how cats view Christmas, you missed the VERY important part about how all these interesting, shiny things dangle off the tree for their amusement. My cats would spend hours batting at the ball ornaments and don’t get me started about the tinsel….that stuff is very, very bad for the kitties but oh how they love its stringy goodness.

    Posted by DRangedinaz | December 13, 2013, 3:10 PM
  20. I’m looking forward to the food. And then a bit more food.

    Posted by Teagan | December 13, 2013, 4:04 PM
  21. Y’know…as far as cats are concerned, you’re spot on. πŸ™‚

    Posted by The Island Cats | December 13, 2013, 5:49 PM
  22. Bwahahahaha! Brilliant! Yeah, that sounds just about right, Rumpy. πŸ™‚

    Posted by meowmeowmans | December 13, 2013, 9:28 PM
  23. That pretty much sums it up I’d say! πŸ™‚

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | December 14, 2013, 5:07 PM
  24. Cute! What do you think the cats think of all the shiny danglies on the tree?

    Posted by ILoveDogs | December 14, 2013, 5:13 PM
  25. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

    Posted by Nancy | December 24, 2013, 8:47 AM

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