She’s gonna torch the place!
The Woman seems to need a strongly worded memo from the local safe officer.
Can’t say exactly why, but I suspect that Goldie can out-leap any of guys… Better keep those decorations up high!
Let’s play Cocoanut Grove.
The Woman needs to really rethink things if Elvis is the sane one in the room.
Woman, what are you thinking? You know Lupin has a history with candles!
Learned this lesson long ago… ya gotta include the kids and cats when it comes to decorating. Kids… so they have memories. Cats… so they have distracting toys away from all the other stuff!
What do the boys know of the 1930s? (Heck, for that matter, what does Georgia know of the 1930s?)
Unless The Woman is hanging them outside I don’t think they’re out of reach for a determined cat.
Candles? They’re doomed!
Three days to go. I know you are all agog.
Why do the Puck faces have Elvis poofage around them?
DEFINITELY with Elvis on this one!
Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water
We all looked up and saw them
On the ceiling line
All the pictures of Pucky
And they all looked sublime
And then the Woman came ’round
With matches in her hand
Looking to light the candles,
1930’s, all too grand!
…….Smoke from the candles
Elvis on alert!
Smoke from the candles
Never did I think would come a day when I would say “Elvis is totally right!”
Elvis tail poof!
Can someone give me a link of where Georgia Dunn’s 200+ like comment is? Or did it get deleted?
What? But nothing is too high for Leaping Lupin!
Elvis toe beans!
Light ’em up, Woman!
In honor of Eddie Van Halen
♪"Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump. Jump!
Get it and jump. Jump!
Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!"♫
(Jump – lyrics by Van Halen band members)
The woman has been acting crazy lately
uh oh nnoo no no no no no no nonononononoonononononononononononnono
They asked me how I knew
Pucky’s day was was due
I of course replied
Streamers here inside cannot be denied
I said “Ma’am, you will find all flames are unkind”
When your home’s on fire,
You must realize, smoke gets in your eyes
(Otto Harbach / Jerome Kern)
Does Lupin even realize he’s that close to Goldie or is the siren call of hanging streamers too loud?
Elvis has always had a healthy attitude toward fire. Unlike, say, Lupin.
Some nice led candles maybe? (my friend lost her home to a cat/candle incident)
I got my copy of Elvis Puffs Out delivered by Amazon Prime yesterday! It smelled like lavender because my husband had ordered soap which was in the same package.
If kitties weren’t so portly youd be leaping and flipping. Where is Bea when needed?
Instead of “Happy Birthday” let’s sing a torch song.
This is like the time they gave the Baby the gift of fire.
What Elvis needs now is a feline sized fire extinguisher.
Uh oh. Lupin adores fire. He’s not safe around candles!
Jump. JUMP GOLDIE!!
Yeah. No. This is really scary. No fire, Woman! Streamers, OK, fine, but no fire!
(And between the vertical jump and kitty parkour, we don’t believe in “just out of reach” around here.)
remember when stoves had pilot lights. My Topper loved warm place; was sitting on top of stove and singed his tail, never jumped up on counters or stoves again. No – he was not hurt just upset at his tail smelling funny for awhile.
Elvis will now run out of the house with the girl, and lupin will be batting this little ball of light across the table.
Puck will be distraught over his faces being destroyed, (this is all hypothetical of course)
Hm. For some reason, the movie “The Towering Inferno” crosses my mind. Apropos of nothing, I’m sure, just a random thought.
Does The Woman even KNOW how many cats and kids she has!
Sure, hang the streamers out of reach, but light candles where cats and children can get at ’em. Safety first. Party second.
OT: Just another day in paradise…
Curious Events Day —Had one yesterday when the “Today is” post disappeared. We’ll see what happens today. Robin probably already knows … =^D
Leif Erikson Day —Honoring the real European discoverer of North America. Que “The Immigrant Song.”
Vet Nurse Day —Most humans like them, and they obviously love animals. Furpersons (and perhaps featherpersons, scale-persons, and hide-persons) have mixed feelings.
National Moldy Cheese Day —Perhaps these are proof that humans will eat anything. Pass the crackers.
World Egg Day —Are we being egged on? The world is an egg? We’re incubating it, and in big trouble if it hatches.
Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day —Have you noticed how many days are “food” days? Humans are obsessed with food. It’s a good thing we can’t eat toebeans …
International Pizza and Beer Day —See what I mean about food? Of course, pizza is one of the major food groups, and beer? Well, the truly enlightened know how well beer goes with pizza. It also goes with moldy cheese and the sandwiches just mentioned. Now, who’s up for an anchovy and lutefisk pizza?
Next, time to set up the automated laser pointer devices all around the house.
Reminds me of 19th century children’s stories where the children were orphaned by a fire started by the candles on the Christmas tree.
These are usually safe:
Plaid Stallioins has scans of costume catalogs and assorted toys.
Ravensblight is one of those typical towns (from a Lovecraft story) where every day is Halloween. Check out the paper toys…
Lots of good Karma to anyone who needs it.
That’s not a good idea, Woman.
I agree with Sir Robin here. The decor is doomed.
Elvis has a point here, Woman!
OT: HAPPY JOHN LENNON’S BIRTHDAY!
If the streamers are out of reach then lighting the candles shouldn’t matter. But what scent are the candles? Pumpkin Spice would be nice. Apple Pumpkin wouldn’r be bad.
Only if the candles are someplace that you cats cannot get to. Otherwise, DON’T DO IT!
Hey! Got my copy of Elvis Puffs Out today. I’ll be busy for awhile…
This isn’t mere DOOM. It’s FOOOM! (Flammable Doom)
February 26, 2016