Allegra’s World: Allegra’s First Christmas

There’s been so much cool stuff happening around here, I don’t even know where to start!  For the past week, Mom has been bringing out lots of fun toys:  big rolls of paper, crinkly tissue paper, and, best of all, bows and ribbons!  I actually don’t think she brought them out for me, because she put them on the dining room table, and I don’t usually play up there.  And Mom doesn’t usually play unless it’s with me, but she started playing with those toys, so I, being the good kitten daughter that I am, had to go help her.  Mom said what she was doing is called wrapping gifts.  Whatever – it was great fun!  I grabbed some of the bows and took off with them, making Mom chase after me.   Things got even more interesting when Mom got ready to put some ribbon on one of the gifts she was wrapping.  I tried to help by batting at the ribbon and chewing on the ends, and I couldn’t understand why she kept telling me no (I also don’t think she was all that serious about the “no,” because she kept laughing).   I think eventually  Mom decided that her presents wouldn’t have any ribbons on them.   She said it’s called “the path of least resistence.”  I think those are just big words for spoiling my fun.

But the best thing happened this past weekend.  All of a sudden, there were all these packages under our Christmas tree.  Where did they come from?  Mom said Santa brought them.  I don’t know who this Santa is, but Mom explained that he brings presents to good little kittens, and that on Christmas, we’d be opening the packages together.  Wee!!!  That sounded like fun.  I like this Santa!  I helped Mom open the first package.   It was for me!  It was a really fun toy that looked like a giant piece of cheese.  I love cheese!  And there were little things inside the big cheese, so I had to immediately try to get them out.  I still haven’t quite figured out how yet, but I’ll  keep working at it.

But that wasn’t all.  There were so many other packages!  Since I was happily playing with my big cheese, Mom opened some of her packages without my help.  The stuff in them wasn’t very interesting, but the growing pile of wrapping paper was, so I stopped playing with my big cheese and went to check it out.  I crawled under the paper, rustled around in it, and pounced on it.  Way cool!  After letting me have some fun with the pile, Mom said there were more packages for me, so I helped her open them.  So many fun toys!  I didn’t even know what to play with first.  In fact, to be totally honest, I got a little overwhelmed with everything.  I didn’t know it was possible for a kitten to be so loved and to get so many gifts.  How lucky am I!

After we had opened all the packages, Mom started gathering the pile of paper and the bows and ribbons.  I asked her whether we could just keep them out since they were so much fun to play in, but she nixed that idea.  Humans – they can be such spoil sports.  But I didn’t mind too much since I have all these fun new toys to play with.

After all this excitement, I needed a long nap – and I took it in Mom’s lap, while she was sitting by the Christmas tree.  Mom listened to some music, and I slept.

I love Christmas!

17 Comments on Allegra’s World: Allegra’s First Christmas

  1. Esme
    December 30, 2010 at 1:47 am (9 years ago)

    Allegra-you must have been a very good girl to have had Santa bring you so many presents. Enjoy all your presents darling kitty.

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    • Ingrid
      December 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm (9 years ago)

      Thank you, Esme! I hope Penelope and Magellan had a great Christmas, too!

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  2. Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food
    December 28, 2010 at 10:11 am (9 years ago)

    Looks like you had a fun Christmas! You kitties certainly are very helpful, aren’t you? I know I could never wrap a present properly without a few extra paws in the mix!

    Sending holiday cheer to you and your mom!

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    • Ingrid
      December 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks for the holiday cheer, and right back at you, Angie!

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  3. andreameyers
    December 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm (9 years ago)

    this is one of my favorite posts!!!!!

    love to you allegra!!!!! and to your mom too!!!

    this is so wonderful :):):):)

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks, Andrea!

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  4. Anna
    December 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm (9 years ago)

    Wonderful Christmas you had with your Mom, dear Allegra :)! Really loved reading about it!
    You are both lucky girls – you Allegra for having got such a sweet Mom, and your Mom for having such a sweetheart of a kitty daughter!
    We are wishing both of you a great New Year!!!

    Kitty hugs,
    Anna and Zoe

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm (9 years ago)

      I think I’m the luckier one in this equation, Anna. Happy New Year to you and Zoe, too!

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  5. Layla Morgan Wilde AKA Boomer Muse
    December 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm (9 years ago)

    Allegra, clearly Santa must have put you on his “nice” list to receive so many presents. You must be the “big cheese” now. Enjoy!

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm (9 years ago)

      Good one, Layla :-)!

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  6. Mason Canyon
    December 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm (9 years ago)

    What a fun Christmas Allegra. You remind me of Little One and Gum Drop, they had rather play in the boxes presents come in than with the presents sometimes. Allegra, I hope you and Ingrid have a joyous and Happy New Year.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm (9 years ago)

      Sometimes I wonder why we even bother to buy them presents, Mason! Happy New Year to you, too.

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      • Jay
        December 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm (9 years ago)

        Because we love them so much.
        And they know that.
        But being a Tortie they expect it too.
        After all, the world revolves around them.

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  7. Max the Quilt Cat
    December 27, 2010 at 10:11 am (9 years ago)

    Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I always liked the bows best, too.

    pawhugs, Max

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm (9 years ago)

      Hope you had a great Christmas, too, Max.

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  8. Jay
    December 27, 2010 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    Sounds like you had a great christmas.
    All those presents, bows and wrapping paper show how much you are loved.
    Merry Christmas from me and Stirfry.

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    • Ingrid
      December 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks, Jay – I think Christmas is her favorite holiday now.

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