Jack: Santa didn't forget us!!! I thought he might, 'cause the OTW went to bed even later this year than last! It was already getting light out! Good thing we live so close to Santa, huh?
The OTW and the Big One decided not to put up a tree this year, because they didn't have any presents for each other to put under it. The OTW just put a big old green cloth thing over some cardboard thing and spread the cloth all out so we couldn't snoop under it (yeah right!--but we were good 'cause Santa wasn't going to forget us, was he?!?)
Persephone: And then Santa came and saw we didn't have a REAL tree, so he covered our green cloth lump in Jingle Balls! And Catnip Playthings! And a little Christmas tree at the top! And then he filled our stockings!
I got two bags of fishie flavoured treats, and FOUR NEW MOUSIES!!!!
And a lump of COAL?!?!? Why'd *I* get a lump of coal?!? I'm the Good Cat!
And my present from Mommy was a catnip pomegranate!
Jack: Santa gave me a new ball, a new cardboard scratcher, and a lump of coal? I got a lump of coal, too?
Pft! No, OTW, I don't think Santa gave us coal to warn us to behave better for you next year.
Hey! The OTW gave me a SPEAR! My very own SPEAR!! And it RATTLES! I can go Spear-rattling at my enemies!
Also, she made me this...Purple Thing...
PersePHONY: I believe those coals are for me.
I said, MINE!
Jack: Oooooooooh! That's what was under the green cloth! A cardboard fort!!! Just for us!!!!
Persephone: Hey! HISSSSS!!!
Jack: What? Santa's been, we don't have to be good anymore! This fort's gonna be AWESOME for playing Tag!
I will guard my new fort with my spear!
Persephone: Mommy tried it over here for a while and I tried out the upper floors when I could just walk onto them. I finally tried jumping in through the second floor window when she moved it back across the living room.
There's a bed on the 3rd floor, with lots of windows! Mommy says it's a Bell-va-Deer. I don't think I want to go up there if it's got vishus deers, even if they have bells on! I mean, not to SLEEP anyway; I don't want to get trampled!
There's another bed on the second floor balcony. I like that one!
There's a bed inside on the second floor too, and the step up to the roof is a scratching pad!
There's two rooms on the ground floor, the big one has a bed in it! You can see the other one in the other picture where Jack is being a whappy-bother! I mean, brother!
Me, I like the wrapping best. Time to push the papers around! A bureaucat's work is never done!