Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for December 08, 2022

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    I’ve never been sure what trees want, but I suspect they want to doom us all.

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    Sue Ellen  4 months ago

    Such a big poof from such a tiny, pointy tail!

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    Sionyx  4 months ago

    Oh, the look I got from Sparky as I laughed! I love Goldie’s expression here!

    I have no memory of any of our cats panicking about a tree suddenly deciding to grow in the living room. They were more interested in investigating and attempting to eat it as we assembled it. The ones most likely to panic moved in when Dozer was around, and as I’ve mentioned she was both a Tree Climber and a Natural Mother. Any panic was quickly replaced with “We can CLIMB it?!”

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    McColl34 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh, dear. How many times will Goldie need to say that in the future? There are only so many things young ones can be warned about. Some things will need to be learned by experience, some things seem doomed (sorry, Robin) to always be learned by experience. And then, of course, there are certain young ones that are determined to learn everything by experience (not naming any names, but you know who you are).

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    WelshRat Premium Member 4 months ago

    Unbreakable ornaments. Ora Zella… will the challenges to Lupin never stop coming?

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    stairsteppublishing  4 months ago

    A never before seen Christmas tree is a thing of beauty to be explored.The Algonquin Hotel, NYC, has always had a resident cat that loves to perch in the Christmas tree next to the resitration desk. At least I hope it still does.

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    Olive O'Sudden  4 months ago

    First, all the people sat around eating turkey and napping, and now a freakin’ TREE has popped up in the living room?! The holidays are a weird and wonderful time for a little cat to join the family. (I suspect Ora Zella will feel better once the tree is filled with dangly ‘shatterproof’ cat toys.)♥

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    dmah Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s astonishing how the tiniest body in the room can also be the LOUDEST. XD

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    Maizing  4 months ago

    Even when poofy, Iggy’s tail shows that darling crook.

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    Jacob Mattingly   4 months ago

    I can’t stop laughing. Look sometimes I have a lot to say character wise.. and sometimes it’s just hilarious to see two small children frightened by a christmas tree.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 4 months ago

    The new kitties spook easily. They need to be eased into new things. First, wipe a new thing with a damp cloth, and let them smell it. Then, wipe them down with a damp cloth, especially around the cheeks and paw pads. Wipe the new thing so it smells more like them. Get the calming pheromones out. Keep it slow. You may get less bottle-brushing from the kitties.

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    Zoomer&Yeti  4 months ago

    I wonder if little Ora Zella is going to attack it?

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    misty  4 months ago

    Christmas time is near

    Confusion and poof fear

    Time for when all new kits bawl

    “What the heck happened here!?!”

    Tree appears right there

    Causin’ quite the scare

    Olden times and ancient rhymes

    Are lost on this smol pair

    Strange smells in the air

    Big cats forgot to share

    Could’ve tried to at least provide

    Some gentle ’splaining there

    Christmas time is near

    Georgia’s drawing’s clear

    Oh, that we will always see

    Such talent through the years

    - Lee Mendelson – Christmas Time is Here

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    cat19632001  4 months ago

    “What is happening?” It’s a Vegas fir, baby! Just wait, Ora Zella. You’re gonna love this. ♥

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    Katzen1415  4 months ago

    She has a lot to learn. I wonder if she has experienced sky pieces yet. Trees generally don’t want anything, and usually not anything they can find in a Rhode Island living room.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think we can look forward to more of Ora Zella’s calm and collected responses in the future, filled with dignity and grace.

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    ekw555  4 months ago

    what does it want?

    it wants to be climbed!

    take Lupin’s word for it.

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    Kitty Katz  4 months ago

    Inspired by Zoomer and Yeti: Words to Linus an Lucy by Vince Guraldi

    Welcome to little escapes,

    You have come

    To the best place

    Iggy and Ora Zella

    No need to roam

    You’ve come home!

    It may seem a bit weird,

    With all the cats around,

    But nothing to fear,

    You’ll be glad you’ve been found


    Now for our celebrations

    You will see

    A large Christmas tree

    It can be quite a sensation,

    Don’t be alarmed

    It means no harm!


    Soon the Humans will add their decorations,

    Lupin will show you what to do

    Ornaments to dump

    With one bit Thwump!


    We are happy to see you,

    Join the fun!

    With everyone!

    Things may seem a bit crazy,

    No problem though,

    We all love you so!

    Welcome Ora and Ziggy!



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    29jeb   4 months ago

    We have come to be overlords to all cats!

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    I love Ora Zella’s expression and poofy tail. Her face looks delighted, but her tail says otherwise!

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    DorseyBelle  4 months ago

    Ah, the existential question, “what do trees want?” challenges us to attempt communication with our leafy friends.

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    cat19632001  4 months ago

    That’s a good question, Ora Zella. Has anyone ever asked it before? Perhaps Ora and Puck can set up an interview for CN.

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    diskus Premium Member 4 months ago

    I received a notification that BillJackson1 liked a four year old comment of mine. Seems someone may have compromised that account

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    Kelliekatlady  4 months ago

    As far as we know, this is our Luna’s first Christmas. Accordingto th shelter, her birthday was 12/15, so she would have been only 10 days old last Christmas. Our other 3 kitties are showing her the ropes…how to look cute while burrowing under the tree skirt or lounging on top of it after having pulled it out from under the tree, and how to knock the ornaments off and turn them into cat toys. She hasn’t tried to climb it yet, but it’s only been up a few days. I’m sure she’s thinking about it.

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    Crann Bethadh  4 months ago

    If a Christmas tree falls in the living room and Lupin is there to not hear it, does it make a sound?

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    GSD Mom Premium Member 4 months ago

    Off Topic

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Stop this atrocitree. Don’t cha see them poor kittens is treerrified?

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    Kitty Katz  4 months ago

    Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

    Lupinium: Hey, Louie. I wanted to let you know Iggy, Little O, and I will be doing some thwumping for the Artisans.

    Louie-Nour: Thanks for the heads up, Lupinium. Where are you going to do your thwumping?

    Lupinium: I’m not sure. Maybe we could use the shelves in the scribe’s office.

    Louie: Somehow I don’t think Elvis-Anum is going to be okay with that idea.

    Lupinium: That’s true. We could use the Royal Library, but Beatrixia is still working to organize things there.

    Louie: Why not one of the trees in the courtyard?

    Lupinium: That’s an idea. There’s a tall cedar from Lebanon that would be an ideal thwump venue.

    In the Royal Courtyard

    Lupinium: Everyone have their pottery?

    Little O: I’ve got mine!

    Iggy: Me, too!

    Lupinium: Alright. On Three. One, Two, Three!


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    scyphi26  4 months ago

    For various objects to be sacrificed to it by putting them in boxes, wrapping them up in colorful paper, and putting them under its branches. :P

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    Le'letha Premium Member 4 months ago

    “How did it get in here?!?!?!?!” will be the next question, closely followed by “What does it EAT?!?!?!?!?”

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’ve said it before andI’ll say it again — the first thought to go through a kitten’s head when seeing its first Christmas tree is probably “For MEEE??!!”

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    Wichita1.0  4 months ago

    The bestowing of colorfully wrapped packages at its feet as due tribute, silly kitten.

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    Zoomer&Yeti  4 months ago

    I see that the damaged equipment has been fixed in N.C., after that horrendous attack.

    I hope that any Orbsters who live there, and may have been impacted, are doing okay and your power is back.

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    NWdryad  4 months ago

    She’ll be up in that tree in no time.

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    SquawkTron  4 months ago

    Oh my Cat! Run for your nine lives, Ora!

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    Le'letha Premium Member 4 months ago

    Beauty and peace, Pucky? Always? Because I remember this:

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    Fluffy teen kittens.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    For werewolves not to pee on it.

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    Daeder  4 months ago

    It wants what every tree wants, for you to climb to the top and get stuck up there!

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    David Rickard Premium Member 4 months ago

    Be sure and warn them not to sing “O Tannenbaum“ around it.

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    mary10331  4 months ago

    Look at the fluffed tails on the babies!

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    metagalaxy1970  4 months ago

    OOOHHHH, the TAIL PPPPPOOOOFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Last year was Oopsie’s first (and first without Vlad). I set up the tree but didn’t decorate it. This year, I’ll set it up and decorate it. He wasn’t much of a climber when he lived in the colony. Only when a sassy squirrel was yelling at us did he climb.

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