Stinky waits impatiently for Periwinkle to arrive. He really needs her help with his planned adventure. Finally he hears the familiar whoosh from the teleportation tunnel, and Periwinkle tumbles out into his arms. Periwinkle throws her paws around Stinky and gets as close to him as she can. “Stinky, it is so cold here. How can you stand it?”
“I stay in the house, silly; though, this isn’t all that cold. Christmas Eve is supposed to have a high of 25 degrees!” Stinky replies.
“Yikes! I certainly hope we are going somewhere warm today, as I really don’t like the cold,” Periwinkle tells him.
“Don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere, not even outside,” Stinky replies. He continues, “Since my mom is still sick with COVID and has gotten really behind with getting ready for Christmas, I thought we could spend some time helping her out. But first I thought we could make a Christmas card for all our friends and fans.”
“Those are great ideas, Stinky.”
Christmas Greeting for Our Friends & Fans
“Thanks, I am going to gather some supplies to make our card.” Once Stinky has everything, they start cutting and pasting and coloring their card. When they are done they each sign their names.
“Stinky, I really like this. I sure hope all our friends will as well.”
“I’m sure they will, Periwinkle!”
“I’m going to get everything we need to wrap the gifts. All the boxes with the a presents are on the dining room table, so we can work there.”
“Would it be okay if I visit with some of your fursibs while you do that?” Periwinkle asks.
“Of course. You’ll find a bunch of them on the bed in Mom and Dad’s room,” Stinky tells her. Periwinkle skips off to join them.
“Wow, what a great place to nap. Lots of room for everybody and a giant sunpuddle. It looks as if none of you want to be disturbed, so I’ll just tiptoe out and Stinky and I can get to work.”
“Stinky, I am really good at untying bows, shredding wrapping paper and playing in the boxes, but I have never wrapped gifts before now. Don’t you think that without opposable thumbs it’s going to be pretty difficult?”
“I’ve never done this before either, Periwinkle, but I think, if we reverse engineer the process, we can get it done. Even though we don’t have thumbs, I think having four paws each will work to our advantage.”
“I’m willing to give it a try, so let’s get started.”
“Stinky, this paper with Angel Mau in a Santa hat sure is cute. It’s nice that you are using it on a gift for my mom. You also are so thoughtful to have gotten something for her.” Stinky blushes at the compliment.
Periwinkle and Stinky work diligently and soon have a pile of presents completed. “How many packages have we wrapped, Stinky? My paws are getting pretty tired?”
“Let me count them.” Stinky proceeds to paw through the gifts counting each one. “We’ve completed wapping 18 gifts, Periwinkle.”
“Wow that’s a bunch. Do you think we could stop for a snack?” asks Periwinkle.
“That’s a great idea, but first let me get the tape out of your furs and off my shoes,” replies Stinky.
“That’s better. Thanks Stinky, it only hurt a little bit when you pulled off the tape.”
“I’m sorry it hurt, Let’s go get that snack, and we’ll both feel better.” Stinky and Periwinkle enjoy some Temptations and Fancy Feast. When finished, Periwinkle asks, “Can I see your tree with all the glass ornaments. You promised you would show when I was here two weeks ago.”
The Glass Ornament Christmas Tree
“Stinky, this is the prettiest tree I have ever seen, and I understand why your mom won’t let you all spend any time in here. Thanks for sharing it with me and our readers. Is there anything else we can do to help your mom? I am pretty tired from all the wrapping”
“I was hoping we could do some baking for her. She usually makes cookies for several of our neighbors. I’m not certain she’ll get to do that this year,” Stinky explains to Periwinkle. “But I don’t think we have time for that today, and I know we are both tired.”
“That would have been fun, but I do agree that I am a bit too tired. And I do know it is time for me to head home,” Periwinkle tells Stinky.
“I wish the time hadn’t passed so quickly, Periwinkle! Thank you for all your help today. I know my mom really appreciates it as do I.”
“I had fun, as I always do when we are together, Stinky, and I am happy we could help your mom.”
Periwinkle and Stinky share lots of paw hugs and whisker kisses and tell each other how much they love one another. Then it is time for Periwinkle’s departure. The two tabbies say their final farewells and wave to each other as Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel. And with the usual whoosh, she is gone.
Stinky heads to the sunpuddle in his Mom and Dad’s bedroom for a nap and to dream of his sweet girlfriend.
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You two sure are wonderful helpers. Look at all those gifts you wrapped! The glass ornament tree is so beautiful. WOW!
We are purring and praying that Mom Janet is well soon.
Such a fun date. That tree is gorgeous. I wouldn’t even trust myself near it because I am a klutz. Great job wrapping. XO
What a sweet card – and lovely presents and tree ! Thanks for sharing them all ! Hope Stinky’s Mom is better soon !
P.S. LOVE the Tree!!!
I love your tree and you two are absolute sweethearts!
I hope your Mom is OK my Paul got Covid (no fun) and it’s not the best.
First I love that ornament tree. That’s breathtakingly beautiful.
You two rock for helping mom when she’s sick. I know she appreciates it very much.
I always enjoy your adventures. Thanks for entertaining us.
Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.
Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and big hugs to your moms. ♥
That’s a really beautiful tree! And good work helping out Mom, kitties!
I had so much fun today. I didn’t even mind when you pulled the tape off my furs. You are such a great boyfriend.
Love and whisker kisses,
Stinky, Periwinkle, that was a monumentally good job you two did with all the wrapping for your mom. AND I am so glad you let us see the Christmas tree with all the glass ornaments on it. That is THE most beautiful tree I have ever seen. It must have taken days to get it decorated! Merry Christmas all of you, and I hoper your Mom is getting better by the day.
That is a beautiful tree and wrapping those gifts must have been a lot of work. I hope Mom feels better soon.
WOW – you two sure did wrap a lot of gifts and I just know your Mom appreciated all that help….! Your Mom decorates your house sooooooo beautifully every year and the “forbidden to the cats” tree with the glass ornaments is UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS. Takes so much time to do that tree I’m sure but it’s worth it. You two have brought us so much fun this past year and we can’t wait to start a new year with you two Adventurers! We wish you all a Merry Christmas………..
Love, Teddy and Mom Pam