Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GrayC, the Christmas Cat

Do you have any friends that are as close to you as sisters, that would do anything for you (and vice versa) and not even question why? I count myself so very blessed in that I have two such sisters. One is Evil Sister (Jacqui) and the other is Good Sister (Maureen). Today we will be introducing Evil Sister's cat, GrayC to you. GrayC could only belong to Evil Sister, being an Evil Cat. Evil Sister has no need of a watch dog as long as GrayC is around. This cat actually snarls. And growls. And I believe she may bite. My first introduction to the rotound Miss G was after Evil Sister and hubby moved here from New Jersey. (I like to say it was because their daughter had moved here, but it was really because she couldn't stand being away from her "sister".) I had been warned about Miss G's bad habits. I was ill prepared for the actuality that is GrayC. She had been, as I understand it, an orphaned little kitten that had to be bottle fed (such as our Hound). I know first hand how spoiled a human raised kitten can become...yes, GrayC is spoiled.

So when I first clapped eyes on her all I could say was, "my GOD that cat is fat!" I know now that Miss G and I shall never have an "aunt/niece" relationship because I stumbled in on the wrong foot from the beginning. You never tell an Up and Coming young debutante that she is on the, shall we say husky side , of petite. Jacqui says she can't figure out why GrayC is so er...plump. She only eats regular cat food. And apricots...and marshmallows...she loves those little yellow chicks. No, really. Apricots. And marshmallows. Yellow chicks.

Her "daddy" bought her a Christmas suit the other day. Seems he wanted her to be able to get into the spirit. As luck would have it, she could barely get into the suit. Jaq was telling me about how the velcro closures would barely make it around her girth and GrayC has no idea how to "suck it in" if it isn't a marshmallow. I told her she could add a piece of velcro to the closures and make a gusset, as it were. And then I fell into hysterical laughter at the thought of a gusset in the cat suit. Now, you'd think that the mention of a cat suit on a cat would set me off, but no. Nothing odd in dressing your sweetums in human attire. Is there?

So, they finally managed to stuff...I mean clothe Miss G in her Santa suit. They sent me a picture. Actually they sent two.


This is Miss G doing her Jim Carey impersonation of the Grinch. And meanwhile here at home, I can't get mine out of the Christmas tree.

This link will explain why I call her Evil Sister. http://sandimcbride.blogspot.com/2007/10/happy-halloween.html

64 comments:

Brenda said...

Now those are beautiful photos. The cat is so sweet.
Now for the diet of apricots that is so funny.

lmerie said...

hehe, that is cute! A great cattin around post!

Lee said...

Oh, Sandi! GrayC is so cute in that Santa outfit. But no where near as cute as Hound! My goodness, how she had grown! And with all those brightly colored beads no wonder you can't get her out of the tree.

A few years back I bought a collection of balls for Hyram, one of which was metalic red and gold and had wondrful rattle beads inside. He loved it. Do you think a Christmas type of ball would coax Hound out?

Great post! I expect to see it on David's list soon!

Hugs!
Lee

Epijunky said...

Awww... I'm so missing my Twix kitty.

So cute!

Love Bears All Things said...

You better hope GrayC can't read!
I kept waiting for you to explain why you call your friend, Evil Sister.
Mama Bear

Donna said...

Hahaaaa....I Love the pictures sweetie! I never knew of a cat that would Stand having clothes on!! Your Baby in the tree is Precious!! Happy day Girl!hughugs

Sally said...

Awwww how sweet! I love all the pictures! Hunter put reindeer antlers on Hopper Henry yesterday, and he was purely disgusted!! :)

Terri and Bob said...

Sandy, this is so cute! I love your nicknames for your friends... I call one of mine Daughter of Satan and the other Angel of Mercy. We are all good good friends!

Suldog said...

God. Give the poor fat cat a break. She already has a fur coat on. She does not need a Santa suit on top of it.

It IS cute, though.

Pam said...

That is a darling photo of GrayC! So cute. Oh, and I see to have a few pictures of my cats climbing around in the tree as well. One of mine likes to sit on one of the branches (now bent of course because he's 17 pounds!) and swat the others as they go by.

Lib said...

Hi Sandi,
Lol Love this post!
Merry Christmas!
Blessins',Lib

Lib said...

Hi Sandi,
Lol Love this post!
Merry Christmas!
Blessins',Lib

Christine of Epiphany said...

So cute!
Hope you having some fun!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How cute GrayC is in that Santa suit! I can't believe she let them dress her.
Hugs,
Penny

Lakeland Jo said...

I decided to get a Christmas tree for my blog because I liked yours so much- thanks for the idea. Hope you will stop by

Sarah said...

Aww, this post makes me miss my kitties, Peaches and Ray. They would get so excited at Christmas time and love to climb the tree and knock off the bulbs. Every time we'd leave the house for more than an hour, we'd come home to find the tree knocked over on it's side.

Yeah for Christmas, which means I get to visit my kitties at their grandma's house in Michigan!

Maggie May said...

That was a lovely account of Gray C.
We have a vicious cat down the road. pretends to be your friend then swipes you just as you least expect it.
I personally hate to see animals dressed in human clothes and I know that it is only in fun in this case but I really do feel it is cruel.

The loveliest picture was your own cat looking through the Christmas tree.

CatHerder said...

omg...we went to christmas tree shop this morning,and i ALMOST bought the santa suit for my big fat 23 lb white siamese Athenos...hubby talked me out of it....that is SOOOOO CUTE!! My Sushi (the siamese that passed) had a little Carhartt coat he used to wear...it was so cute... btw, i left your eggnog pie recipe on my blog for you!

Akelamalu said...

She looks so sweet, it's hard to believe there's a devil lurking behind that little angel face! ;)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

You are making me miss our old cat called "Sooty Paws" (RIP). Enjoyed the post though!

Jeanne said...

Aww too sweet. One of my grandkitties, Goldberg, is a very big boy(26 lbs.) Crystal and Kevin got him a Hanukkah sweater but he's not real fond of wearing it. hehe
RYC: those icicles are actually hanging off the rockface. Very cool!

Tara said...

What a cute cat photo! Amazing they could get the outfit on!

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! Those are ADORABLE photos!! Very cute post.

I'm off now to read how Evil Sister got her name. That's something I've been meaning to ask you about.

Christmas hugs for you!
Kat

Butterfly Gardener said...

I too have a spoiled, bottle fed cat that is absolutly rotten and likes to hiss. Even though she thinks that she is half human, I don't think she would cooperate and wear any clothing! Its my dog that has the crazy appetite around here eating anything she can get a hold of. The Cats will only eat one brand of cat food and loudly protest if I try to buy anything else!

NeereAnDear said...

What a complete riot!!

GrayC is hysterical... looking a bit miffed at being dressed in a Santa Suit....

And your little darling hiding in the branches of your tree ... too adorable with those great big eyes

In case I dont get a chance as I will be taking a blog break soon... seems folks are busy being elves and cooking in blogland ...so I will

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year...

HUGS AND LOVE

JO

Jay said...

Oh, heavens! Dare I say that's enough to make a cat laugh? ROFL!!

I'm not a fan of dressing animals either, but now I have greyhounds I have to - they get so cold! Well, the Princess does, She actually needs pyjamas on cold nights!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Poor GrayC - a Santa outfit on top of her own furry PJ's. She does look cute though I have to say she doesn't look too amused. As for your little puss, what a beauty, such gorgeous picture.

My daughter has a cat who has always been bad tempered, even now at 16 years old she will hiss and lash out. My 4 year old grand-daughter now says whenever she hears her hiss "that's a nasty cough you have" and giggles. (I think she got the idea from "Babe").

A x

Jeni said...

Considering Mandy has yet to put our tree up -she's running about two weeks behind schedule -I think it is because she's afraid of what Chino, our whacky kitten here will do to the tree, especially since no doubt little Kurtis will serve as an assistant to the destruction that will probably ensue once the tree goes up!
Loved that piece, Sandi! Had me snickering the whole way through it. Don't tell the evil GrayC though that I was laughing at her expense.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, you are too funny. If the cats could only read! You know now to have fun; that's for sure.

Shrinky said...

Oh, these photo's are adorable, but that last one is a doozer, sooooo cute!

I have two "sister's" too, one in London whom I've known since we were teenagers, one on-line whom I've spoken with several times daily for the past couple of years. We've never met in the flesh, she's American, but my goodness, she could blackmail me for life with all my secrets should she choose to! Luckily she is the "good" sister, so no worries on that front.

Here's to sisters, and all the joy they bring!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I like these pictures a lot and the post. Have a great weekend...m..

Sweetie said...

What a great post! I mailed your package UPS yesterday. Please let me know when you receive it.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Miss G is lovely in her Christmas attire. Being on the sort of chubby side...a nice way of putting it, I can relate to the gusset thing!

I love that photo of your sweetie pie in the Christmas tree!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yay! I get to leave a comment, but you already know what I think.

Off to grab your link to find out the rest of the story...

Jeff B said...

Bwahahahahaha

Cheffie-Mom said...

Awwwh! What fun pictures! I love the one of your kitty in the tree! What a cute ornament. (:

Daryl said...

Just wonderful

Poor GrayC!

I am thinking your cat saw those pix and wont come out til after Xmas!

:-Daryl

Jamie Dawn said...

Yep, that's a fat cat.
Don't tell that feline princess what I said, or she may hightail it over to AR and scratch out my eyes.
Apricots and marshmallows??!
I can't imagine why she's a fatty.

:-)

San said...

What a fun post, Sandi. GrayC is quite fetching in the Santa suit.

You have an award over at my place...

joan said...

Hi Sandi,

Those kitties are so cute. I love the last photo, that kitty is just about the cutest little thing! I bet she is so much fun!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Sandi,
What wonderful photos!
the cat in the suit looks great! and your one in the tree is just adorable! looks like a beautiful Christmas decoration! x

Hairline Fracture said...

Marshmallows! I don't know much about cats but that is funny.

RBK's Realm said...

Love love love your sense of humor! I love the way you narrated the story about an obese cat by drawing parallels with a debutante!

Loved the post totally!

david mcmahon said...

That last shot is a classic.

Sandi, thank you for the very moving comments you left on my Christmas post.

Bowing ..... (and trying not to trip)

The Muse said...

Why do hearts swoon over such pics? LOL cause they are our babies! LOL Very cute!I am going to post some of my Miss Boog soon !

i beati said...

whata fun story . I can just imagine puttin g the suit on hahahahahah

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! This post was hilarious. Gotta love a fat cat in a Santa suit!

Merisi said...

The Grinch has never look more ... like wanting to dash away, through the snow, if must be. *giggle*

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Those are the cutest pics!!!

French Fancy said...

what cute pics - I bet GrayC hated being dressed up though :)

Indrani said...

Nice shots and a very cute post!
Thanks for the wishes. :)

Dr.John said...

That cat doesn't look one bit evil. Shame on you. Go tell the cat your sorry.

Yolanda said...

I loved this .She is too cute.

Veggie Mom said...

Oh, gosh...now you don't want her to get a COMPLEX, do ya? Like the Christmas Kitty, and your Kitty in the Tree is Just. Too. Precious!

Daisy said...

Ah, I kind of love fat cats. She looks hilarious in the outfit. And yours is beautiful too- I hope she didn't make too much mess getting down from there!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

And just think. Today I asked Bobby G. to pick up a Santa hat for Ben. What was I thinking??

Sandy said...

I absolutely LOVE this post! GrayC is so cute! (and your little one in the tree is totally adorable!)

weechuff said...

What smashing photos! What a good natured cat to let her daddy dress him up in that suit:0) And the cat in the tree is so good looking,really cute:0)

LivingTheLife said...

"a debutante on the heavy side of Husky"....sweet Sandi...I love how you put things into words...what a wit you have and what a gift you possess with your great ability to capture each moment of life in words!

I LOVE your sweet little Hound in that tree...she is about the CUTEST kitty I've ever seen. Now for Miss GrayC (love that name by the way) she's adorable and even more endearing b/c she let her parents dress her...I've never known a cat to stay still long enough to do something along those lines.

Enjoyed the story...and YES, I do have a couple of friends that I consider sisters! I feel blessed to have them in my life...along with my REAL little sister...not that she's real little or real big for that matter, she's just happens to be my "REAL" sister who is younger than me and she happens to be my best friend...after "lovin hubbin"!!

Blessings...
Teresa

Veggie Mom said...

And BTW, Sandi...I have PUPPIES for you today!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Those kitties are so cute but I can't blame her for being a grumpy Santa!

tlc illustration said...

Your posts always makes me laugh. Enjoyed the kitty pics and accompanying writeup!

Susie Q said...

A wonderful post and the sweetes photos.Oh what a smile you gave me!!

Love,
Sue

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