Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Tale of the Christmas Chihuahuas and Desert Catz
Christmas has come early at the Pond.
On Friday night, while the wind blew cold, a package came from lands untold.
The Babies were curious and sniffed with all their might. Who sent these fine packages? What was inside? Why had they come this particular night?
Bear stuck his head in the bag and hopped away with a yelp.
"Hola!" a voice cried.
Two ears appeared and the bag rumbled with the sounds of a ravenous stomach. "I was promised quesadillas," another furry face frowned, licking his lips. "And sopapillas. And flan. And beef fajitas."
Queen Bitty snarled and glared at the newcomers.
"What are you doing here? Who are you? I'm Queen Bitty, and I'm the boss around here."
"It's true," Bear wuffled mournfully. "She's took all the chew sticks and is charging an exorbitant amount to get them back."
"Demand skyrocketed!" Bitty snapped back.
The Chihuahuas grinned and hopped into the tree.
"We are from the Land of the Catz,
the desert of hairballs and catnip.
They sent us to bring you Christmas cheer
And a gift, a peace offering you might say."
"Peace?" Bitty snarled. "There will be no peace!"
One of the Christmas chihuahuas smiled. "Even for a new toy?"
"Well." Bitty did love new toys.
And toys they were! New and fresh and just ready to be ripped to shreds.
The Babies pounced on them in the kitchen.
They dragged them into the living room.
They even tried to make the penguin toy more comfortable by removing his hat. They didn't bother to ask if he wanted it removed, but they were the hosts of the evening.
By the end of night, the Babies and Christmas Chihuahuas were friends. As the strains of "Feliz Navidad" filled the air, the evening was full of Christmas bliss.
After all, it's not often some mysterious Catz* from the desert send you a gift.
I suppose you could say it's some Christmas magic at the Pond.
*= The Catz are real cats belonging to my aunt and uncle, Lana and Corney. For this blog they have been made into mystical Christmas beings for the sheer fun of it.
Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! Tomorrow we have a true Texas recipe, King Ranch Chicken and Italian Cookies. Thursday we have a new Twirl and Friday and Ode to Christmas Cookies. And don't you worry--the cookie stealing bunny will be back Saturday for a new date of the Fuzzy Duck and Rubber Chicken!
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