Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Wake Up Milton!!!! It's 2009!!!

This cat is sooooooooooo lazy!!!!!
He said "wake me up when it's all over"!
I said what, YOUR LIFE??? or CHRISTMAS???!!
I must admit though, when I am rushing
through the day and catch a glimpse of him
lying upside down on the bed, it melts my
heart and makes me stop and take a deep
breath! then of course I have to go and give
him a big kiss!!!!

I Love this Poem by T.S. Elliot
(Definately Milton in his salad days)!!!

Macavity the Mystery Cat

Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw--
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime--Macavity's not there!

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you reach the scene of crime--
Macavity's not there!
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air--
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there!

Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in.
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake;
And when you think he's half asleep, he's always wide awake.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square--
But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there!

He's outwardly respectable. (They say he cheats at cards.)
And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard's.
And when the larder's looted, or the jewel-case is rifled,
Or when the milk is missing, or another Peke's been stifled,
Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair--
Ay, there's the wonder of the thing! Macavity's not there!

And when the Foreign Office finds a Treaty's gone astray,
Or the Admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way,
There may be a scap of paper in the hall or on the stair--
But it's useless to investigate--Macavity's not there!
And when the loss has been disclosed, the Secret Service say:
"It must have been Macavity!"--but he's a mile away.
You'll be sure to find him resting, or a-licking of his thumbs,
Or engaged in doing complicated long division sums.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
He always has an alibi, or one or two to spare:
And whatever time the deed took place--
And they say that all the Cats whose wicked deeds are
widely known
(I might mention Mungojerrie, I might mention Griddlebone)
Are nothing more than agents for the Cat who all the time
Just controls their operations: the Napoleon of Crime!

TS Eliot (1939)

Well we took all the Christmas decorations
down yesterday (reluctantly)!! it's sooo bare
it looks like we have just moved in!!!
Here are a few piccies of our Crimbo decorations..

Theme was Gold, Brown and Duck Egg blue
this year to coordinate with the lounge!

The fireplace at night would be lit with candles
which made it feel really cosy. Centre coffee table
(fish tank!! you will see the fish if you click on
the picture), I filled one of my vases with
lovely tangerines and placed it on a "Lazy Susan"
(whoever thought that one up is wrong)!! which
I covered with nuts and fruit, chocolate and lemons!!

Hallway, notice the mistletoe, just in case George
Clooney got lost and found himself at my house???
nothing and no one!! gets away without being touched
by the tinsel fairy!!!

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