Sunday, December 21, 2008
As most of you know, Kelly and I celebrate Yule as well as Christmas. We exchange a present each (and, of course, Kero gets one too) and begin our holiday celebrations on December 21st each year.
The photo above is of Kero with his present for this year... It's a rope toy that's been bent in to the shape of a circle with some rawhide moulded over where the ends meet to keep it in that shape... So it's a toy and a treat in one! My present was a wooden brain teaser puzzle in the shape of an egg.
We started getting the flat ready for Christmas properly today. We've been having a proper tidy up. Tomorrow we're going to change all the bedding and get it washed up so the beds are clean and fresh too.
We also put some food out for the birds. We've noticed that there are several Robins and Bluetits hanging around in the garden, so we put some food out for them. Kelly would have got photos, but - as he said himself - he doesn't have the patience to sit there with a camera waiting for a bird to decide it's safe to come in to view for long enough for us to get a good photo of it. We couldn't feed the birds last Winter because we were worried that luring them in to the garden would be an open invitation to the cats for lunch. But since we don't have the cats now we thought we'd feed the birds that stick around during Winter.
I think that will do for today. Yule blessings to all! :)