TOO CLOSE?

by Janet Blue on December 24, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week: #176

 

 

Sawyer's Christmas-themed selfie.

 

Here we are at Christmas Eve already. I’m not exactly certain what this holiday is all about; though, I do know gifts are involved. Kitties Blue have already gotten some from Mom and Dad that were too big to wrap. And we got some from Tom’s nephew, Chuck, and his family. Everything else we must wait until tomorrow to open.

Anyhoo, I volunteered to do the Christmas selfie. It does appear as if I might have gotten a little too close to the camera lens, but I am still learning.

We know everyone is super busy, but we sure are hoping some of our regulars will hop with us today. If you’d like to post a holiday-themed selfie that would be great.

Here’s some pointers on hopping with us if you need them.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.

Thanks for hopping. Wishing you a Meowy Christmas and Happy Mew Year.

Flashback: Christmas 2013

A few days ago we were reading a friend’s blog, Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat. Bear is a very cheeky snd somewhat egocentric cat, and he wrote his own “12 Days of Bear-mas.” This reminded us that somewhere in the archives was our own version of the this often parodied song, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” If you need a giggle or two, read on. Mauricio actually wrote this for Cat Scouts, when he was just a lowly Bobcat. We present this with apologies to our friends, Da Tabbies O Trout Towne.

THE 12 DAYS OF CATMESS

On the first day of Catmess my true love gave to me, a partridge with some nip tea.

On the second day of Catmess my true love gave to me, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the third day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the fourth day of Catmess my true love gave to me four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the fifth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the sixth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the seventh day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the eighth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, eight squirrel Schnitzels, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the ninth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, nine lox for licking, eight squirrel Schnitzels, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the tenth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, ten bugs in butter, nine lox for licking, eight squirrel Schnitzels, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the eleventh day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, eleven prawns with pasta, ten bugs in butter, nine lox for licking, eight squirrel Schnitzels, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

On the twelfth day of Catmess, my true love gave to me, twelve rodents roasting, eleven prawns with pasta, ten bugs in butter, nine lox for licking, eight squirrel Schnitzels, seven swans-a-simmering, six geese in gravy, five pheasant wings, four broiled birds, three fried hens, two turtle stews and a partridge with some nip tea.

© Bobcat Mauricio Blue
December 2013

 

Purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer

 



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Eastside Cats December 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Hoping a Merry Christmas was had by all!
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Phyllis December 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The 12 days of Catmess is perfect!
Merry Christmas from Simba.

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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko December 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

I think the dog guys here would love the rodents and hte squirrels! Mmmm! I’ll have some burd…or a prawn.
What a fun poem…no kidding about warning the Tabbies o’TT.
Sawyer one day you will be a great selfie maker/taker. This one is a fun one, cause we can all peer into your sweet kitty eyes! Whatcha thinking??

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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs December 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Oops, we furgot to say:
Merry Christmas!

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Pipo/Angel-Minko/MrJackFreckles December 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Oops, we furgot to say:
Merry Christmas!

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Sasha December 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Happy Christmas to you. Thank you for the blog hop. We have managed to put a linky to your blog.

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Melissa & Mudpie December 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Purrfect selfie, cutie pie!!!

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Chirpy Cats December 24, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sawyer, us humans cannot get enough of the closeness from any kitty face. It looks like you’re wanting head boops and kitty kisses instead of the camera. You look like our baggy in this selfie, nice one!

Meowy Christmas to all the Kitties Blue and their humans. xx

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Maggie December 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Was Sawyer delivering a kiss? Merry Christmas, dears!
xxoo
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red
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Raven December 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Sawyer, I think you took a fantastic selfie. It shows your handsome kitty face and how inquisitive you are.

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The Swiss Cats December 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm

You took a great selfie, Sawyer ! Merry Christmas ! Purrs

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Da DB Boyz and Rosy December 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

We think your selfie is pawfect for a beginner Sawyer! Enjoy your 1st Christmas!!
xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

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Deziz World December 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Luv your selfie and your poem. Merry Christmas.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Hairballs and Hissyfits December 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

THe closer the better cutie! and love the 12 days of Christmas!!

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Mira Edorra December 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

Have yourself a gorgeous Christmas.
Count your blessings and be thankful.
May you all reap the rewards of your hard work.
Merry Christmas!
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Marty the Manx December 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Well we love your selfie and ADORE the 12 days of Catmess that Mau wrote! Hope you all are enjoying your early presents!
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

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Annabelle December 24, 2017 at 10:38 am

Sawyer we think you look fabulous in your selfie and we know this will be your bestest efur Christmas!

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Valentine December 24, 2017 at 10:26 am

Oh Sawyer, my mouth is watering from your Catmess song – all those nommies – birdies, rodents, & squirrelygig! I want to come to you house for dinner! Tee hee hee! And your selfie is pretty cute! I’m excited to join your Sunday Selfies Blog Hop today! Purrs!

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NylabluesMum December 24, 2017 at 9:48 am

444 pawss uppy Sawyer! Yur 1st selfie iss pawsum!!!
Wishin you an thee hold gang a furabuluss holly-day.
Can you ask Aunty Janet to linky mee uppy??? mee did a spesehll Selfie just fur today…
***Hi-5’sss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx

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Ellen Pilch December 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

Cute selfie and your 12 Days of Christmas is better than the original. XO
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The Florida Furkids December 24, 2017 at 9:08 am

Mom wants to smooch your adorable nose! We think Christmas is going to be fun. You and Noelle and Teddy are all going to have a great time celebrating your first Christmas!!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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Brian Frum December 24, 2017 at 9:02 am

That was a fun 12 days Sawyer and your selfie is terrific!
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Deb Barnes December 24, 2017 at 8:48 am

From all of us at Zee & Zoey’s – Meowy Catmas and purrs for a Happy New Year!

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Lola The Rescued Cat December 24, 2017 at 8:34 am

That’s a fab selfie, Sawyer! Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
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The Island Cat December 24, 2017 at 8:29 am

Sawyer, that’s an excellent try for your first selfie. You’ll learn! Merry Christmas Eve to the whole Kittie Blue family…and your peeps! ox
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Pam Greer December 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

Not too close at all!! Merry Christmas!!!

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Roby Sweet December 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

You did really well, Sawyer! I like those extreme close-ups. That song is much more entertaining than the original! Merry Christmas to you all!

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Linda Arthur Tejera December 24, 2017 at 7:04 am

Aw, it’s just right, sweet Sawyer! You and the rest of Kitties Blue (and Mom & Dad) have a very Merry Christmas! 😀
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The Menagerie Mom December 24, 2017 at 6:49 am

No shot of you is ever too close, Sawyer. And MOL, we love your 12 Days of Catmess jingle! I’m going to ask my mom for ten bugs in butter now. Two of my favorite things. Yum! Merry Christmas Eve!
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Timmy December 24, 2017 at 6:41 am

Hello Sawyer. Your furst Christmas is going to be sooooo exciting. Make sure you leave a few treats under the tree fur Santa Claws. You are going to have FUN out new little friend
Timmy , Dad and Family
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Julia December 24, 2017 at 6:39 am

You’re such a cutie! We would consider sharing our catnip with you. Have a fun Christmas! We hope you’ll find some mice under the tree.
Barney, Cosmo, Cecily and their mom Julia
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Teddy December 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

Hi Sawyer! Isn’t this EXCITING? Our first real Christmas…..and I think you did a VERY fine job with your up close and purrrrrsonal selfie today. We love the 12 Days of Catmess Mau wrote for Cat Scouts. Today is going to be so exciting – our last chance to stayon Santa’s NICE list Sawyer so let’s work hard at that! Thanks to all of you Kitties Blue for your friendship AND for hosting this fun Hop!

Love, Teddy the Christmas Bean
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Athena December 24, 2017 at 4:53 am

Great 12 Days and selfie!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

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Gattina December 24, 2017 at 3:35 am

What a nice Christmas selfie !!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL
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Dash Kitten Crew December 24, 2017 at 3:30 am

We love your 12 days of Catmas they DID make us laugh!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

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Summer December 24, 2017 at 3:26 am

Sawyer, you are so cute! I love Mau’s song – happy Christmas Eve to you all!
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speedyrabbit December 24, 2017 at 3:13 am

What a Cute Nose,xx Speedy
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Little Binky and Granny December 24, 2017 at 2:34 am

MOL…that must have been a delicious Year, Mauricio…my mouth is watering from all the goodies…MOL 😀 That’s a purrfect Selfie, Sawyer, couldn’t have done it better! Pawkisses for Merry Christmas to all of you 🙂 <3
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Create With Joy December 24, 2017 at 1:47 am

Love this! Merry Christmas to you, Janet, and all of your cats from all of us at Create With Joy! 🙂

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The J-Cats December 24, 2017 at 1:05 am

Sawyer, have a furry merry Chrissymouse in your new home.
And Merry Chrissymouse to all your fursibs and to your Mom and Dad.
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Marv December 24, 2017 at 12:50 am

Excellent 12 days of Catmess! Sounds purrfect! And Sawyer…I can see up your nose-sicles!!
Have a most awesome day before CatMess!!!
Purrs
Marv & Kozmo & Jo Jo & Cinnamon

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ERin the Cat, Princess December 24, 2017 at 12:41 am

Oooh I do like close ups, Sawyer and this is nice and balanced. I’m still not sure of the present things but the gift we give and are given, of sharing and caring is the best one…Have a lovely Christmas with your new family
Toodle pips & purrs
Erin

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Spitty the Kitty December 24, 2017 at 12:32 am

Ha ha ha! That’s a darn good one! Certainly better than the original–pheasant wings….mmmmmm. Excellent selfie, my friend!

We hope you all have a terrific cozy Christmas, Kitties, and special kissies to Misty May and your Mom, too XOXOXOXO

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Canadian Cats December 24, 2017 at 12:28 am

We love the 12 Days of Catmess Mau. It is very cute and funny. Sawyer your selfie is well done…you’ll catch the hang of it.

Shoko and Kali
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Peaches & Paprika December 24, 2017 at 12:19 am

Sawyer that is some nose you got! Our human loves your camas series but doesn’t get it about the rodents (which is the best part!)
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McGuffy's Reader December 24, 2017 at 12:13 am

Merry Christmas! We love you all! ❤
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meowmeowmans December 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

Well done, Sawyer! A little close, but we love your selfie. 🙂

As for that poem, it sounds, um, delicious!

Big hugs, dear ones. Merry Christmas!

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