12-24-21 Merry Christmas!

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(I know Christmas isn’t until tomorrow, but I don’t generally post on the weekend, and I figured y’all wouldn’t mind the deviation from previous years!)

I hope you’re all having a wonderful day (and tomorrow as well – heck, have a wonderful WEEKEND!) I cut and paste the following every year because although they are recycled words, they hold 100% true:

You guys are the best, and I appreciate you so very much. Thank you for coming back here to read and comment or lurk – and for some of you (a lot of you at this point!) for adopting kittens from us. It’s been a great, kind of crazy, and sometimes sad year, and I hope 2022 is a little calmer and a lot safer, with no losses for any of us.

I’d most likely keep this blog going even if no one was reading – I don’t know that I’d ever be able to remember when certain events happened without this handy blog to serve as my diary to be honest – but you guys make it so much better, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus – whatever holiday you celebrate (or don’t) I hope you are warm, happy, safe, healthy, and well-fed.


This year’s cover boy for the Love & Hisses holiday card was…


We wish you a warm and happy holiday season, and a wonderful and joyous 2022.

The scanned holiday cards I’ve received so far can be seen here, or you can scroll through them below. (I know there are more on the way; I’ll scan and add them when they arrive.)

2021 Holiday Cards Received


Here are the cards from years past, starting with the oldest.

Mister Boogers from 2004 or 2005.

Spot, in 2008.

Tommy in 2009. That look he was giving me still cracks me UP.

Jake in 2010.

Spanky in 2011.

Miz Poo in 2012.

Maxi in 2013.

Sugarbutt in 2014.

Stinkerbelle in 2015.

Stefan in 2016.

Dennis in 2017.

Dewey in 2018.

Frankie in 2019.

Archie in 2020.


Other pictures that could have been cards, but weren’t:

Tubby, from 2001 or 2002.

Sugarbutt in 2005. Hard to believe he was ever that little.

Reacher in 2010. I love this picture.

Charlie and Patty Peppers, 2011.

Stinkerbelle and Tommy in 2012.

Meadow, in 2013.

Carmela, 2013.

Tony Soprano, 2013.

Dennis in 2016.

Oh, that boy.

Axle, 2018.

Dynamo, 2018.

Henri, 2019.

Josephine, 2019.

Henri, 2019.

Buffalo Bill, 2020.

Onion Ring, 2020.

Annie Oakley, 2020.

Pretzel, Fritter, Eclair & Annie Oakley, 2020.

Fritter, 2020.

Pretzel, 2020.

Fritter, 2020.

Charlie, 2020.

Fritter, 2020.

(If you’re on social media, I’ll be posting this years’ coulda-been-a-Christmas-card-but-wasn’t pictures there tomorrow. If you’re not on social media, you’ll see ’em Monday!)


2018: Merry Christmas!
2018: Merry Christmas!
2017: Merry Christmas!
2016: Merry Christmas!
2015: Merry Christmas!
2014: This year’s Crooked Acres Holiday Card cover boy was….
2013: Merry Christmas, everyone!
2012: Merry Christmas!
2011: Merry Christmas!
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Santa Newtles.
2007: May your day include lots of kitty cuddling, if you’re so inclined.
2006: No entry.
2005: The pictures you won’t be seeing on next year’s Christmas card.



12-24-21 Merry Christmas! — 16 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas, Robyn and Fred and all of the Crooked Acre ‘staff’!!! All of these pics are so delightful, and you get so many beautiful cards! Thank you for all that you do, Robyn! Have a great weekend! (PS: My Newt has taken his rightful place on my fridge – in my grouping of L&H annual cards Christmas decor!

  2. Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years! Thank you for all you do for these precious babies all year long, and thank you for sharing it all with us! I look forward to your posts every day and they have helped me get thru the past couple years. Health and happiness to you and Fred in the new year.

  3. Merry Christmas Robyn, Fred and all the perms!! Thank YOU for all you do for the fosters and for allowing us a pretty big peek into your fostering world.

    I always love your card and the review of the previous ones, even though I do get a little teary now remembering those who have gone on to The Bridge. ❤️

  4. Merry Christmas to you and Fred and all the furkids. I’ve only been viewing your posts and blog for maybe 6 months, but it is my most favorite. The kitten antics and your comments always make me smile. Thank you so much for all the joy you bring.

  5. Merry Christmas to you Robyn, Fred and the gang! Love your blog and all that you do. My favorite holiday pic/card is still Dennis and his lights (miss him). Enjoy your holiday and give everyone (the cats not Fred) extra kisses and snuggles from me.

  6. SOOOOOOOO many great Christmas pictures you’ve taken over the years!! Also love the takeoff on “Night Before Christmas” written by one of your readers on a card that you received—-VERY clever!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and all the kitties, of course!

  7. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!! Thank you for keeping this blog going – I look forward to it and your other social media posts everyday. All the very best wishes for the new year!

  8. Thanks for all the wonderful photos! I especially like the one of Josephine. 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy Mew Year!

  9. Thank you for all that you do. It makes me lust for kittens. I see what I can’t have !!
    Happy New Year

  10. Merry Christmas . This my first year with y all and I love watching all the shenanigans! Bless you for what you do for those babies, you are their Angel on earth. I look for to 2022 and more shenanigans!
    Barbara Reynolds and Psycho ‍⬛

  11. Thank you so much for all the energy and work you put in to your blog. I see it every night and keep it for last as it gives me so much. Merry Christmas to you and Fred and all the Cats, and yes, I hope also for good things to come for all of us in 2022 !

    With love, Brenda