Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Decoration Countdown & Christmas Card Count

This is Sylvester.

This ornament is probably around 36 years old.  Yes, I had a kitty and his name was Sylvester because he reminded me so much of the one in the cartoons with Tweety Bird.  If ever there was a heart cat he was it.  He was actually more like a dog when I think about it.  I had him before I met my husband and Sylvester was so jealous of my hubby that he would always want to lay between us on the bed.  When my husband would first get into bed, Sylvester would walk up and bite him on the nose as if telling him "Back off buddy, she's mine!"  Sadly Sylvester was hit by a car when he was 10 years old but his ornament is always the first one I put on our tree.

Now on to the Christmas cards!

Freddie and Gloria were pretty excited to see the mail yesterday.

They got four more cards!

 The Christmas card count..........

Fred and Gloria ............fifteen........

Stevie and!


P.S. - Yes, that was Freddie's real tongue yesterday. Even we didn't know it was that long! LOL!


  1. MOM LOVES that ornament . She really likes Sylvester too. Sounds like Fed and Gloria are cleaning up with the cards. I hope to send mine out this weekend. And that photo of Fred has to be one of my very favorites. hehhehe Love it.

  2. Sylvester is sooooo cool! What a neat name for a kitty, I love those old cartoons! :-D Hehehe, son't feel too bad, you guys are one ahead of Domeek, she's got none so far! ;-)

  3. I love ornaments that lead back to special memories. I'm going to enjoy hearing all about yours. I don't think you humans have a chance in the Christmas card race.

  4. Great ornament! We're way ahead in the Christmas card race, too. We can see our card there.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Laughed about your cat and husband. Years ago my dog Benji used to chew the thumb of the right hand glove of any boyfriend silly enough to leave a glove within doggie reach. And, yes, he did the same thing with Gary. Only the thumb (and just enough to ruin the glove, but you couldn't tell until you put the glove on) and only the right hand glove. Pets keep life so interesting ;-)

  6. I think decorating the tree and having the ornaments with the memories is the best part!

    I love that last picture of Freddie!! I can't believe how many cards you've gotten--We've only gotten two, and I've not sent a single one, so you all are way, way ahead of us!! :-)

    I hope you're doing well, and I hope you enjoy your weekend too!!

  7. Now I've got , 'I thought I thought a pussy cat' in my head. These card counts are cracking us up. My peeps has a big fat ZERO! BOL. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. I love the Christmas ornament thing you're doing, great idea. As for Fred's tongue... I just went back and had a look. WOW! I missed that yesterday. Impressive! One of Elsie's nicknames is 'The Tongue', but she doesn't get called that very often because there are others that are more fitting for the stage she's at in life! :)

  9. Not long to go now guy'z, then wez get Turkey :) We got card'z Humom hasn't BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. Oh no! Nobody told me, it it nearly christmas!! ;-) Deccy x

  11. What a great sorry about Sylvester! We're sorry to hear about what happened to him. But you have such fond memories and love that HIS ornament is the first one on the tree every year.

    We'll be looking forward to day #2's ornament tomorrow.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  12. Wow, that ornament is so special and I love the great memories that come with it! That's what the holidays are all about. Great card count...I have a bunch and my peeps just got their first ONE yesterday. Love that laughing pix!! BOL
    BTW: I'll be going back to see the tongue post I sounds interesting.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  13. Oh, BWAR HAR HAR! I had to come back after seeing that last post. I'm so very glad that Freddie was bored so I could enjoy that tongue pix. No wonder his body is soooooo looooong....gotta have recoil room for that slurper! BOL

  14. Ich finde es toll, die lieben alten Gedanken, nicht zu vergessen.
    Der alte Christbaumschmuck, meine ältesten Figuren hatte mein Vati gekauft, als ich geboren wurde...nun hängen sie jedes Jahr an meinem Baum.
    Ich wünsche euch einen schönen 1. Advent.
    liebe Grüße von Sylvia

  15. That Sylvester ornament is someting, glad you have such memories to share. Good one Freddie, yeap the card contest is not going well for the peeps!!!!! HaHa

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

    Pees: Gloria & Freddie, come by and see the Christmas card counting suggestion by Kyla

  16. Sylvester looks great and gorgeous and the Christmas cards are beautiful. I love the ways you display the cards and the ornaments. I didn't read any blog posts yesterday. Guess I've to have a look at Freddie's tongue right after this.

  17. Love the Sylvester ornament! We had 3 black and white cats but they have all passed on - super cute! Now we have grey and white - mom is into matching pets - LOL

  18. I'll have to update our card count - I don't think we have gotten one at all!


  19. I've always loved the Sylvester ornament!! And I can't believe how many cards Fred & Gloria already have....I have none so far LOL. Go Gloria & Fred!

  20. Sylvester is sooooo cute and has so many memories. MUCH better than... SNOWMEN.
    Our mom and had have NO CARDS..... NONE... hehehehe

  21. Great post! I love all your Christmas spirit!

    (a friend of Yee Wittle things)

  22. I got my first one yesterday! Mom and Dad, none, BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  23. I love that last picture of Fred. He really looks like he is laughing at the fact that he has 15 cards and you only have 1.


  24. I'm going to have to count up my cards, I've gotten tons & my peeps haven't even gotten one!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  25. Look at all those cards! That's awesome!

  26. Love the pic of Freddie laughing! It looks like a good belly laugh, too!


  27. Is there a Freddie & Gloria ornament? Our pawrents want an ornament for us too! We have so many cards!

    Your Pals Who Went Undercover Today with Santa's Reindeer (tomorrow's post),

    Murphy & Stanley

  28. What a nice ornament and such a treasure too! Love that last look very proud of all your beautiful decorations and cards! :-) Oh, we are hosting a really neat giveaway today if you'd like to check it out! ;-) Pass it on!

  29. We're always surprised by how long Elka's tongue is....we don't know where she has room in her head to keep it!

    I love how you're displaying your...I mean, Fred and Gloria' ;)

  30. What a sweet ornament! LOL Nola has 22, I have 0
    Nola's Mom

  31. Love the ornament....some one has sugar plums dancing in their head
    Benny & Lily

  32. Love your Sylvester ornament! Fred looks like he is resting up for the festivities.
    Lynne x

  33. Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

    Awww, so sorry to read about your Sylvester's shortened time with you. No wonder Sylvester is the first ornament each year.

    Uh, Miss Janet? Kind of funny about the card tally... not being mean or anything... just shows you how pawesome Fred and Gloria are in blogville. :) And... now that Freddie is "published", there's no telling the well wishes he will receive!

  34. Mom just loves your Sylvester ornament!!

    Tell Freddie he'd better start getting into the Christmas spirit otherwise Santa Claws may not visit him!

    Wally & Sammy

  35. Oh Freddie,

    I hope you're being a good sport about the Christmas cards? Your face is priceless - It's not your fault you and Gloria are so popular, right?! :)

    Love Sylvester :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  36. Wait, you've gotten a card??? Only the girls have got cards at my house so far!!

  37. That is a great ornament and a nice remembrance. Looks like Fred and Gloria are getting all the cards....hahaha!

  38. wow! not read any blogs for a little while and i am loving all your tree ornaments, we definately need to start making our own ones too, that is so fab!!! i love the cat one, thats really lovely xxx

    also very excited to see my card right up there in the middle of your ceiling he he!!!

    big hugs

    Charlene and Stormy

  39. That Sylvester ornament is just precious :) And the story behind it so endearing and special - Yay for ornaments! :D

    Waggin at ya,


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