Holiday Cheer...

....Christmas morning....ahhhh sigh.....my Mother came over and spent last night here...we stayed up late, and opened our gifts at midnight last night....we did this with the intention of sleeping late on Christmas morning...with no gifts to explore at the crack of dawn, we could leisurely awake like civilized people...that was the plan...

At 0700 this morning, my body clock woke me....I crept through the house to start a pot of coffee...as I passed the door leading to the garage, I peeped out to check on Fred and Ginger....normally, they are coiled into their beds, and as they sense my voyeuristic approach, they look up towards the door with half-lidded eyes....as if to say...."go make a pot of coffee and blog...we ain't getting up till 10"....but, this was not the case today...

...I look into the garage....no cats to be seen....instead, I see a strange sight...it looks as if someone has taken a weed-eater to a blooming poinsettia...clumps of red strewn over the entire garage....I stare in disbelief....trying to focus on the scene....identify something...figure out what I am seeing...and then, in a flash, I see a beak....

Fred and Ginger have managed to EACH catch a Cardinal during the night....red feathers, blood, and bits of beak, legs, and something which remains still to be identified, COVER the floor of the garage.....the Wife's little darlings bastards.....have been up to no good during the night....foul murder has been committed at Straight White House on the Eve of Christmas...I open the door, and the two devils appear from underneath the pool-table...I yell a few choice obscenities at them...which doesn't phase them at all....so, I give up..and resign myself to coffee and reading blogs before everyone awakes...

...Looking back on it now,...perhaps they were just trying to get the garage into the Christmas spirit...their own form of decoration....bright red feathers....dark red coagulated blood.....and the silver of the downy under-feathers of their now-devoured victims....as I sit here finishing my first pot of coffee....and contemplating the waffles I am about to partake of....the garage scene this morning was actually quite festive...

Merry Christmas to all of you, and have a safe Holiday....

by Eric on December 25, 2003 | Comments(7) | SWG Stories

Comments so far:

Wow. Two cardinals. What a way to wake up on Christmas morning. Who gets to clean that up?

I wish you and your family a great Christmas. Its been fun reading your blog these last few months. I Look forward to more in 2004.

posted by: Gooseneck on December 25, 2003 12:49 PM

The Wife cleaned that godawful mess up about an hour ago..thanks for your comments about this site - I'm glad you enjoy it!

posted by: Eric on December 25, 2003 12:57 PM

Guess it wasn't a very good holiday for the cardinals... But Fred & Ginger were happy. Everything's a trade off, isn't it?

Hope you're having a great Christmas!! :)

posted by: pam on December 25, 2003 02:57 PM

Well OK then...

I could almost always be worse. Merry Christmas!

posted by: Jack on December 25, 2003 07:32 PM

Nothing says Merry Christmas like blood and gore!

Hope you and your family had an awesome Christmas

posted by: Jaded Angel on December 25, 2003 10:38 PM

None of our cats have ever caught even as much as an archbishop. When the Creamer cat and my son were both younger, they used to hunt squirrels together in the attic...

posted by: triticale on December 25, 2003 10:55 PM

See, the thing is Fred and Ginger knew that you were planning to sleep late and so they had to ensure they would have a good Christmas breakfast.

Merry Christmas, Eric to you and your family and even to Fred & Ginger! Too bad for the poor cardinals :(

posted by: suzi on December 26, 2003 02:20 AM