Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for December 05, 2023

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    Le'letha Premium Member 4 months ago

    Lupin comes pre-printed on the naughty list.

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    uncle snipe  4 months ago

    Naughty List:

    Lupin.

    But I’m loving the idea of Santa the Shapeshifting Elf! And look at the absolute GLEE in Ora Zella’s eyes, not to mention her paws in the air. Dad Cat and Mom Cat are NOT happy though.

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    McColl34 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well, I don’t know how reckless this is. I mean, don’t we all believe the same things (maybe with some slight variations, but essentially the same things)?

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    McColl34 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Come on, Burt! How many household chimneys are there in the world that a full-sized fat man could fit through without some kind of shrinkage going on?

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    dmah Premium Member 4 months ago

    … tiny … tortie … toe beans … sqeeeeeeee!!!! ….

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    anneffa  4 months ago

    Of course he’s a shape-shifter! Kids have known that for hundreds of years. Long before there was a word for it.

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    Crann Bethadh  4 months ago

    So, Elvis, since you reject that idea, tell us the real scoop.

    Maybe he’s like the mailman: You never see him, and some say he doesn’t exist…yet somehow he leaves stuff on the floor to open.

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    cb8ty  4 months ago

    OZ is buying it hook line and sinker!!

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    jasonsnakelover  4 months ago

    Santa passed away in 1876 40 years after being responsible for the death of the legendary Dave Crockett and was a Mexican president and maybe a general and not in any way a shapeshifter.

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    dmah Premium Member 4 months ago

    Uh -oh. I can see both Lupin and OraZ staking out the chimney with a butterfly net, hoping to catch tiny-Santa as he emerges from the fireplace.

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    cb8ty  4 months ago

    Who would’ve thought that Lupin would be a story weaver/teller??

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 4 months ago

    I still think it’s logical. How do we prove it?

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    I’ve never thought of Father Christmas/Santa Claus as an elf. Elves and gnomes are on his staff, but he is sui generis.

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    Robin Harwood  4 months ago

    And for those who want to know how the operation is run, I recommend the film “Arthur Christmas”.

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    kaylin  4 months ago

    Santa has to be an Elf or a shape shifter. It’s just all the stories about him being life sized has been blown out of all proportion! There is no way he is 6’5" with a wide girth. Someone, somewhere along the way made him out to be a giant, when in reality he is an Elf (on the shelf)…..LOL!

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    uncle snipe  4 months ago

    And now I have “Father Christmas”, by The Kinks, stuck in my head. I can just see Ora Zella telling Father Christmas to hand it over.

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    ikini Premium Member 4 months ago

    Back in the 1800s (and before), every house had huge chimneys, since they were heated with coal or wood. Think of chimney sweeps, also called climbing boys, who went (or were forced) into such flues. The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsely has a heart-rending depiction of their life. Santa, being, apparently, no bigger than a boy, would fit down such chimneys easily.

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    Sue Ellen  4 months ago

    oPrometheus, is that you?:

    https://people.Com/woman-discovers-possum-hiding-in-christmas-tree-8410211

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    I need a burrito  4 months ago

    Lupin dont add too much lore thats matpat’s job!

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Eh the only shapeshifter creature me is knows is a cat. There tonnes of evidence, lotsa pictures videos and eyewitnesses to proves it. Hence proven that Santa Claws is a cat. Either a cat or an alien. After all it could be a UFO he is really flies in. And ancient astronut theorists say cats is aliens anyways. Why else they be worship by ancient Egyptians after cats made em builds collosal pyramids to sends ancient signals into outer space. So puts one plus one and it two obvious eh.

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    Liz the Lucky Premium Member 4 months ago

    OT: Tiny Kittens

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    WelshRat Premium Member 4 months ago

    You mean Lupin wasn’t already on that list?

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    Jungle Empress  4 months ago

    I meeeeant to ask this last night, but if Santa’s a shapeshifter, does that mean he’s actually a dog?

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    I AM CARTOON LADY!  4 months ago

    You can add my brother’s orange cat, Tiger, to that naughty list! He jumped onto the dinning room table, slid on the table cover and spilled flower vase water, all over himself! My nice laughed, as the startled and soaked bad boy ran away, and said, ‘I bet he learned his lesson!’ I countered, ‘I bet he didn’t!’ And…I was right! Last night, I found the table cover bunched up, the vase tipped over, and a wet trail of paw prints!

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    Tigrisan Premium Member 4 months ago

    I just want to add here that Thing 2 believed in Santa until she was almost 12 and to her credit, Thing 1 didn’t let on and take the magic away. We didn’t either and we think Thing 2 kept her belief to herself because her friends didn’t either know, or were too kind to say anything. So I’m all for the cats believing, regardless of how old they get, that Santa is a shape shifter and can enter any house however he has to because…magic! And Santa is magic :)

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    No free Heath care?  4 months ago

    Hello everyone, welcome to holiday theory!

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    wuhts  4 months ago

    Loving this, as usual.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Speaking of naughty lists…Cartoon Lady reminded me I still have a dent in my floor where our heavy, leaded crystal vase met its demise, courtesy of Holmes, last summer. Of all the wedding presents we got 30+ years ago, that one was used quite frequently. I’m not sure the Orange one deserves new crinkle balls or kitty nom-nom treats for Christmas. We’ll have to see.

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    katey11  4 months ago

    Lupin never leaves the naughty list, does he?

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    Kitty Katz  4 months ago

    On Christmas Eve Night

    Saint Nicholas: Ready to beam in, Scotty. Energize!

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    Nuliajuk  4 months ago

    Given the way that cats can slip through impossibly small openings, you’d think they’d completely understand how Santa can do it. Clearly, he’s a cat.

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    Katzen1415  4 months ago

    I actually like this. Why can’t you add to Santa’s lore? I’m now tempted to add my own inventions when I have kids and tell them about Santa.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    I spent the day yesterday with my 10-year old great-granddaughter. She asked some very pointed questions about Santa, and I told her the tale of Santa’s magic as it was told to me and I told it to her grandmother and father. I also explained why I still believe. She said that if I believed, that was good enough for her.

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    kimmie260  4 months ago

    OT…slightly. Here is what I told my family what I wanted for Christmas. I want them to donate food, blankets, pet beds, and toys to the local no kill shelter. I would consider it a gift to me if they helped them. I challenge others to do the same.

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    Thecatboy  4 months ago

    I wonder if Beatrix HAS read lord of the rings…

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well what is wrong with that, a lie, er I mean one lore begats another, and another and another. That’s we’re whoppers come from. Little lies that are built upon with more lies.

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    misty  4 months ago

    Elves make toys with love and care

    And a bright red sleigh flies through the air

    Peace and goodwill everywhere

    Thought Christmas was that way

    But now it may not be that fun

    Up and down chimneys ain’t for everyone

    So many things cannot be done

    With a toy sack in the way

    I’ve looked at Yule from both sides now

    From up and down and still somehow

    It’s Yule illusions I recall

    I really don’t know Yule at all

    Lupin’s tales make Ora squeal

    (That’s not how Pucky and Elvis feel)

    Shape-shifting Santa’s a big deal

    As Lupin tells it that way

    But could it be just another show?

    Or is loquacious Lupin in the know?

    If he’s naughty, don’t let Santa know

    Don’t ruin his Christmas day

    I’ve looked at Lupin’s both sides now

    From naughty or nice and still somehow

    It’s his elocution I recall

    I really feel much love

    When he explains it all

    - Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

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    anomalous4  4 months ago

    OT: Latest PEW PEW PEW at TinyKittens!

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    Jon Premium Member 4 months ago

    OK Elvis. Let’s see you and/or Puck come up with a better explanation that Ora Zella can accept! Unless and until you can, Lupin’s explanation must stand.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    Santa Claus runs a worldwide surveillance program with no accountability or oversight, enforcing an arbitrary system of morality with a spotty-at-best appeals system. Rise up! Reject the “naughty” label! Overthrow the Claus-ocracy!

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    scyphi26  4 months ago

    Well, I dunno, it makes enough sense to me, more so than some other explanations I’ve seen for it.

    And if the rest of you really have such a problem with it, then why don’t I hear any of you coming up with alternative explanations, hmm?

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    I'm Sad  4 months ago

    This comic strip is pure genius!!! I wish I had this kind of talent and a creative mind!!!

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    david.reichert  4 months ago

    I am so impressed that Ora knows Lord of the Rings.

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    Granny Roberta  4 months ago

    I have an old fashioned fireplace, and a wood furnace, and a propane furnace. The guy fixing my chimney leak sent me a pic of the thing (I’m too old and acrophobic to go up there myself) and the chimney is not as big as it looks from the outside. It’s only got two 4to6-inch round openings. If Santa is not adjusting his size as needed, he’s never getting down those. Of course I may always be on the naughty list.

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    Red Bird  4 months ago

    That would explain how Santa manages to deliver all the presents in one night.

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    daswaff  4 months ago

    Santa is a massless plasma, which can generate a temporary, but solid avatar from any available matter. Don’t even get me started on his reign dears… ;-)

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    Lady Bri  4 months ago

    OT: Update on Trouble ❤

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    No lore, just fact.

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    scaeva Premium Member 4 months ago

    As a child, one of my favorite things on Christmas Eve was the NORAD intercept of Santa in his sleigh.

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    Fennec! at the Disco  4 months ago

    Update on orange plush

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    ars731  4 months ago

    Puck frowns on your shenanigans, Lupin

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    sugordon  4 months ago

    Usually I’d side with Puck and Elvis, but this time I think Lupin might be onto something. Come to think of it the famous poem does say he drives a miniature sleigh with tiny reindeer. Santa has magical powers; maybe this is one of them.

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    Darth Thespian  4 months ago

    It’s Christmas magic. Even Santa himself doesn’t really understand how it works.

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    metagalaxy1970  4 months ago

    This is going to be interesting….

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    sugordon  4 months ago

    By the way, I wore my Lupin Ghost of Christmas Presents shirt to school today. :) Two of my favourite things, BCN and Dickens

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    turner7811 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Good zinger, Burt!!

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    kittylover.truitt  4 months ago

    Haha they did bring up lotr elves!

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    skipper1992  4 months ago

    Because of course I missed this when it debuted yesterday …

    … since I was scheduled as an elf yesterday morning.

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    Granny Roberta  4 months ago

    With the chain saw comic I loved Burt. Today not so much. Why snark on the obvious truth about Santa?

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    YouSless Premium Member 4 months ago

    Matpat needs to investigate

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