Monday, November 7, 2016

Mancat Monday: How good do I have to be?





So, Mama came home from the big box store Saturday, and I heard her tell Dad that she saw a sweater that would be perfect for me if it came in my size. On the front of the sweater, it said, “Dear Santa. I can explain.”

Then Mama and Dad laughed. And I’m pretty sure I heard Abbey and Natasha laughing in the other room.

Now I’m worried. 

I don’t know anything about Christmas or Santa, but Abbey and Natasha filled me in a little bit. They had their first real Christmas last year, and they said it was really nice and special.

Supposedly, this Santa dude comes around at Christmas and gives gifts. And he knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Abbey said the naughty kitties get something called coal in the toe of their stockings. I don’t even know what a stocking is yet. I have so much to learn.

Anyway, Mama tells me all the time that I’m a good boy. She gets all mushy and says even though I get into some things I shouldn’t, I’m still a good boy.

But Abbey and Natasha are telling me things are a bit different this time of year. It’s only seven weeks until Christmas, and Santa and his elves – the ones who make the toys—are watching me. So I have to be extra good and lay off the naughtiness.

So how good do I have to be? Mama thinks I’m good even when I do the naughty stuff like climb on counters and on top of desks, rattle the window blinds, make the pictures on the wall swing back and forth—OK I’ve said too much. Let’s just say Mama says I’m good. 

But will Santa and his elves think I’m good? Do I have to start being nice like Natasha? Do I have to limit my engineering and scientific experiments and hold off on the wall picture swinging? Even though I’m nearing a break-through discovery?

So all my kitty and doggy and other pet friends out there: What advice can you give me. Just how good do I have to be for this Santa to visit me and give me toys?

Thank you for your help.

Love, 

Connor

17 comments:

  1. Connor, just be yourself, and you will be just fine! We know you are a good mancat, and we bet Santa and his elves know that, too. If you do do something naughty, just make a cute face, and they'll forget all about it anyway! :)

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  2. Poor Connor...don't worry! ALL cats get gifts; they are not naughty EVER! Cats are perfect they way they are; counter-surfing or window-blind-rattling regardless. No worries, Connor!

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  3. Don't worry. Jack has a very similar shirt - and well deserved too - and yet Santa always comes and leaves him oodles of things for him

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  4. Whoa! You get to swing pictures on the wall back and forth? And you're still called a good boy? Man, you don't have to anything different! You've got it made and are most definitely in good standing with the big man in red if you can get away with that just fine.

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  5. you are a boy and Santa will definitely take that into consideration!! Santa wouldn't want you sitting there all prissy like many girls do. You are fine! You are so cute he will cut you some slack xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  6. Don't worry, Santa knows you are a good boy and won't bring you coal.

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  7. Connor, you are so darned cute and adorable that Santa will cut you some slack. Just don't climb the Christmas tree and watch out for those bright shiny balls. Just sayin'...

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  8. Hey. It's all good. Santa knows all about us kittehs. You've nothing to worry about.

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  9. dood....due knot listen ta any one bout that coal stuffz bee in BAD... coz frank lee... we wood loves ta get coalz....how elze ya gonna seer a bloo gil over an open flame for 15 minitz on de gril......ya noe !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  10. You will get gifts no matter what because you are so cute. An elf showed up here once and we buried him in the litter box.

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  11. HAHAHA! I'd bring gifts just because you are so entertaining :) This was so funny to read!

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  12. hahaha

    you look perfectly equipped with discipline and manner and Santa will feel compel by his heart to give you all his gifts cutie pie

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  13. Well, I wouldn't recommend chewing through your owner's ipod charger cord like Bobby did this week if you're trying to be good!

    Yup, still teaching. I love it! :-)

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  14. When my dog (now deceased) had her first christmas, we got her a bear with a squeaky toy in it. She was a medium sized dog but she ran to the back door scared to death of the toy. She eventually got the courage and started squeaking it herself.

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  15. Connor, don't worry about it. Just do whatever you want. We've learned that Santa comes no matter if we're good or bad...but seriously...we're never that bad. ;)

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  16. Connor, you're gonna love Christmas. Just be yourself and Santa will stop by, I'm sure!

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  17. Well, based on my experience, as long as you look cute, you can have all the fun you want to! I mean ... ya know.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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