by Janet Blue on December 18, 2015

For Flashback Friday, I am sharing a post from December 20, 2012. It was titled, “Christmas: Day 6,” and received one comment. It is printed as it was then but for a few word changes, an added closing paragraph and different photos. Hope you enjoy it.

Getting ready for Christmas can be exhausting, especially if you are a kitty and self-appointed quality control inspector of all things Christmas.


Kitties Blue are Q.C. Inspectors for Christmas


These are eight Christmas duties for which Kitties Blue take personal responsibility:

1. Tasting the butter before it goes in the cookies to ensure it is fresh, pure and nommy. Leaving some fur on the stick of butter is also very important as the kitties don’t have any “inspected by” stickers to apply.

2. Playing tug-of-war with all garland to make sure it is strong enough to swing from once it has been hung.

3. Nosing a few ornaments off of angel “Twinkle‘s Tree” (the only one to which they have constant access) and shoving them under the rug to assure they won’t break and will be available for future play.

4. Nesting inside the wreaths prior to my hanging them as a check for symmetry and fluffiness.

5. Testing all light strings to make certain each bulb is securely inserted into its socket so no outages will occur when they attempt to remove the strings from trees, wreaths and garland.

6. Clawing and sniffing each package, chewing on bows and burrowing into gift bags in order to ascertain that gift wrappings will hold up until presents can be opened officially.

7. Shoving the glass, votive candle holders off the kitchen counter and watching them crash to the floor just because she (Lisbeth) can!

8. Excavating all Christmas stockings to ascertain if any treats or catnip may have been left behind last year, while making certain plenty of space is available for this year’s goodies.

What are your kitties responsible for during the holidays? Kitties Blue are inquiring in case they are neglecting any important, kitty-specific duties.






Savannah's Paw Tracks December 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

Oh my, we don’t have near as many duties here. No baking so no butter. *MOOOOM!!* what are we missing out on?
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 19, 2015 at 2:26 am

You certainly do know the correctness and impawrtance of all your duties!

Butter tasting?? Meowmy what are you withholding from us??

Cathy Keisha December 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Tomorrow Pop starts his stacation until after Christmas. I’ll be responsible for waking him at a decent hour. MOL! Those are great responsibilies you kitties have.
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Ellen Pilch December 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm

That is a lot of duties, I hope Santa is good to you.
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Noodle December 18, 2015 at 8:44 pm

There is so much to do this time of year..
This is a great post and we are glad you re-posted it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Noodle and crew

Sweet Purrfections December 18, 2015 at 8:01 pm

We are excited about the holidays because Mom Paula is home for two weeks.
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Brenda aka Mango December 18, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Well, one responsibility is dunk any catnip toy into the nearest water bowl, assuring that any guests have catnip tea, available at all times, preferably at room temperature!

The Island Cats December 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

We’re definitely in charge of checking all the Christmas decorations to make sure they are purrfect.
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Sherri Ellen TD December 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Mee-you you sure have thee Katmass rules down pat!!!!
Well dun…..
***paw patsss*** an ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~ xxxxxxxxx
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Flynn December 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

You are all very busy. My main job is to rub on each part of the Christmas tree as it is put up to make sure it smells right.

Kitty Cat Chronicles December 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

You kitties have a lot of responsibilities! Thank goodness your parents have you to help out. We like to taste test the butter too, and check the light strands. Sampy says he wishes he were there to help Astrid with her duties. He also sends her a kiss for every Christmas light! Love and hugs from all of us!

The Swiss Cats December 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Butter taster, cookie taster, ornaments checker, wrapping paper inspector, there are so many responsibilities for us during the holidays ! Purrs
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Deziz World December 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Those sound like pawsum things to do. Weez respawnsible fur spweadin’ da luv and holiday cheer to everypawdy we meet.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Brian Frum December 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Being a butter taster sounds like a purrfect job for my Sister Dolly!
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Colehaus Cats December 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm

This post should be seen every year! If for no other reason than to remind our mom what we’re missing out on at our house! No tree, no stockings, no butter! NO butter?? C’mon, mom! Get with the program!

Annabelle December 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

We just ignore what Mom pulls out and puts up for Christmas. We are all interested in it when she is actually ‘doing it’ but after she’s done we leave it all alone.
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Hannah and Lucy December 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

Mum tries to blutac our Christmas cards high up on any doors so we don’t keep jumping up to reach them!! Presents are another thing and are hidden in the highest places with doors that firmly close!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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Hemingway and Shakespeare December 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

Mom says you kitties do even more than we do for Christmas. We do like to rearrange the “pretties” that Mom puts out. We are more artistic than she is! MOL!!!

Vera December 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

…. and trying to or actually climbing the tree to make sure the top angel is correctly affixed ?

Sammy December 18, 2015 at 7:22 am

I think the KB crew has everything under control with this list of duties! Every avenue covered I’d say. I know that Mom is happy that at the ripe old age of 16 I’m just WATCHING everything going on at Christmas instead of pawticipating (if you know what I mean!).

Hugs, Sammy
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Summer December 18, 2015 at 3:52 am

It sounds like Christmas is a busy time for all you kitties!
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Maureen December 18, 2015 at 2:58 am

After all your busyness I hope your Christmas is happy and purrfull..
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McGuffy's Reader December 18, 2015 at 12:21 am

This is so cute. We are blesed to have such hard working little elves, aren’t we? ❤
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Caren Gittleman December 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

This definitely deserved to be seen and I am glad that you re-posted it! I think you have some unique points covered!! You certainly didn’t miss a thing!!!! Love, Cody
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