November 29th 2012 7:12 am
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“Sleeper, wake up – it’s the Conclusion!” Fearless called.
“I wasn’t asleep”, Sleeper snapped, opening her eyes. “I was listening!”
“Not trying to put you to sleep, Sleep,” Samhain said primly.
“I WASN’T ASLEEP!”
Samhain resumed: “Socks McScrooge jumped up out of his bed and danced to the window, flinging it open. A young orange tom by the name of Charlie was walking by, and McScrooge leaned far out and yelled to him: ‘Hey, boy – what day is this?’ ‘What day is it? Why, it’s Catmus Day, it is, sir!’ called the young kit.
‘Catmus Day! I haven’t missed it then!’, Socks chortled happily to himself. ‘Boy! Do you know the pizzeria around the corner – you know the one that makes the giant pizzas with everything but the kitchen sink on them?’
‘What – you mean GUIDO’S PIZZERIA?’ (‘An excellent young kit – remarkable kit!’) murmured McScrooge.
‘Yes, the very one. Go there now and order a super-duper colossal supreme, hold the onions and pineapples, and don’t forget the anchovies, and you can order another small one just for yourself! Tell him I’ll be by in half an hour to pick it up – here’s the money!’ And this is just what he did! And, BTW, had a very pleasant chat with GUIDO himself when he stopped in. A fine gentlemanly cat with a good sense of fashion. They talked hats a bit – Socks wondered if he knew Mr. Toki. As they were talking, Ashlynne, in a rather fetching magenta apron, came out of the kitchen carrying a large covered platter. 'Yous want the salad with that, handsome?'
“His next stop was the Cratchits, whom he totally surprised with the super-duper colossal supreme with extra anchovies. As they had just sat down to their formerly rather meager Catmus dinner, they of course invited him to join them, and of course he couldn’t refuse! And over dinner, he explained how he would be raising MILO’s salary to meet the cost of living, and would be assigning him some new duties as befit a junior partner. MILO beamed with pride and pleasure; Gris and Mrs. M looked like they weren’t sure if they were suddenly going to have to restrain this guy when he went schizoid on them.
“Full of happiness (and pizza), Socks sauntered down the road to his nephew’s house where he was admitted with shouts of joy by Tiger, Natasha and all their guests, including those much sought after bachelors, those cats about town, Zachery Frost, Boss Manytoes, River and Skylar.
[“Oh, puh-LEASE!” Sleeper rolled her eyes.]
“And from this point on, it was always said of Socks that he knew how to keep Catmus well, if any cat alive possessed the knowledge. And if some cats laughed to see the change in him, he didn’t heed them, because he was wise enough to know that some folks will always be blind to the good. His own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him.
And as Bob the Cricket observed, Ceiling Cat bless Us, Every One!
OH MEYOWEEE, OH HAPPY CATMUS DAY!! Samhain! BRAVO!! Fur it's nefur to late to learn o' love 'n peace 'n goodwill twords cat kind~! YAY fur SOCKS MCSCROOGE!! Oh my what a fine 'n pawsome BIGGEST PIZZA it wuz from da man cat's GUIDO's PIZZERIA!! Fine dood 'n lookin' lovely as efur sweet Ashlynne! Thank U too ta da fine 'n upstandin' youn'un Charlie fur halpin' out MCSCROOGE!
MILO, MURPHY 'n lil Gris Cratchit all love dear Socks 'n shout out HOORAY, it's a grand 'n MEOWVELOUS CATMUS to share wif U boss!~ Thank U, one 'n all~! Lil Bob, thanks fur bein' wif us on Catmus day!
Great seein' Mr Toki, Tiger, Natasha, Zachary, River, Manytoes, Skylar 'n furiends, fur dis day will nefur be forgotten!!
Samhain, Fearless, Sleep, I oh so enjoyed dis pawsome Catmus story!! 'n Socks, now wuzn't dat jus' da most purrfect Catmus story efur???
Purrs on 'n now we can all rest in peace 'n snuggle up!!!
Bravo! Bravo! I just knew there would be a happy ending! Meowy Catmus Everyone!
Neato Neato Neato! That Catmus Story is the bestest Catmus Story ever! I thinks it deserves "The Diary of the MONTH" award. Yippeee!!!!
Holy Cannoli this is the mostest purrfecto Cwismus Story on da Planet and Signore Socks izza purrrobably signing uppa at The North Pole as a happy volunteer! Pizza for all - it's my Treat!
Thanks guys! Doesn't GUIDO'S make the best pizza around? And next time we're gonna order the cannoli, too!
OHHHHHH anchovies! Love those things!!! Thanks for all the pizzas McScrooge for us and Charlie! So glad to see all of our friends in the story too.
I vote for best catmas story ever.
Not trying to be an egotistical, self centered idiot but..... Sleep was that roll of the eye and the oh please directed towards me? I have you know I still have women drop at my feet if I just looked their way. Besides, I believe you have in the past yourself....Sweeetheaaarrt!
Great story Sammie. Love your talent!
Oh, don't flatter yourself, Zach! I never dropped at your feet. I may have batted my eyes at you a few times...but that was just kidding!
She was crazy about you, Zach. I think you broke her heart when she realized you'd never settle down.
Oh, forgot to say - Thanks, Charlie!!!
HOORAYS and HAPPY RIVER DANCES!!! I am in the story! Loved it Samhain! Happy Merry Catmas to you all!
Thanks, River! I didn't presume to furnish you handsome bachelors with dates; we'll just leave that to the imagination, shall we? :)
Am I missing something Sammie...cause all I got was Sleep smarting of at me.
I think she's depressed because it's the holiday season and she feels all alone. I told her she has me, but she just rolled her eyes again!
A guy can never have too many lady cats on his paw! hehehe!
She knows I love her but she's too young! I will make it my goal to find her a fine young man for Christmas. Of course he won't be me..there's only one me.
Thank God for that!
River who is your Christmas angel?
Don't really have one yet this year Zach! How is that lovely sisfur of yours doing? hehehehe! I can't help myself, I love the ladies!
I don't need you to find me a date, thank you very much!
Skylar is filling in for TB this year, River. But she says thanks.
Sleep! Stop it! Be nice. Geez, what they say about you is true.
I like feisty ladies, just look as sisfur! hehehe! I'm a sucker for a gal with a smackey paw! Hehehehe! Look out Zach, Sleeper might have one might smackey paw herself!
What? What do they say about me? I'm sweet; I'm gentle! Anyone who says differently is getting the smackey-paw!
River...I thank she's your girl. MOL!
Watch out!!!!! I left you a pic on Gris's diary for you Sleep.Heehee
YOU TELL EM GIRL! MRAT!!!
Yeah, and Samhain posted my response but the link wouldn't work for us now either! Here - I'll send it the other way...
Thank you for the moral support, girlfriend!
Getting to big for your little britches aren't you.
She breaks my heart,
with the disdain in her eyes,
I want her to understand
she just can't be mine.
One day she'll find,
a true love within
a young buck...
hopefully a friend.
quit rolling your eyes,
it's unlady like,
Ummmmm drawing blanks here
Oh and GROW UP!
Simone I love you girl but you stop it too!
Catzowey! Pizza Delivery hazza arrived and I'ma bringing in a Furrari Car loaded with customized EyeTailYun Pizzas for everybody! Comes and getza itta now. This one has da baked Oysters - datza called Catphrodisiac Pizza!
Oh GOOD! Pizza haz arrived! Thankz, Guido~! Now we can stop bickerin' 'n EAT!~ MOL!
Sleep my pawsome furiend (kewl pix btw!! MOL!), U r beautifur 'n I sez dat coz I love'z U 'n Samhain 'n Fearless like furmilies! Coz U iz furmilies! 'n Socks too! Zach same wif U 'n Grissy 'n Zoe! River 'n Simone too, coz we all Catster furmily!
Ya know, I iz happy wif my Chrissymas Angel Hen 'n her really iza Beautifur Angel!~ I jus' thank da Lord we got eash other day by day 'n can support eash other 'n haz SO MUSH FUN!! Hehehee!! MILO muches down!~ Mmmm, baked oysterz!
GUIDO, great pizza! The Baked Oysterz is magnifico, bro!
Samhain, you outdid yourself! That was the best Catmus story EVER!!! I' m going to make Mommy read it to me every year! It' so nice to spend time with friends like all of you! I loved being in the story with my Catster friends!
Thanks, Tiger! You make me blush!