12-25-18 Merry Christmas!

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I hope everyone’s having a wonderful holiday. I say this every year and it continues to hold 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 2019 is a little calmer (but not TOO calm) with no losses for any of us.

I’d most likely keep this blog going even if no one was reading, 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, and well-fed.


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

Said the night wind to the little lamb…

“Dewey hear what I hear?” We hope you have a warm, safe, happy holiday season and a wonderful 2019 with no terrible puns involved.

Dewey! Since he’s been a brat and avoids the camera, I had to totally photoshop (well, PicMonkey) the picture. I think it came out kind of cute, if I’m allowed to say that.

I hope everyone who wanted a card received theirs. I sent the last batch out on Saturday morning, so if you haven’t received yours yet, it’s on the way.

I’ve scanned every card I’ve received so far – you can see the album over at Flickr, or scroll through them below. I will, of course, add any more that I receive as I get them.

2018 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.


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.


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.