Simon's Cat and Santa Claws: An Instructive VideoPublished December 2, 2011
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Around this time of year, I often find myself thinking back on my childhood and dreamily reminiscing on the unique ways in which my family celebrated the holidays.
My mother took up residence in the kitchen busily baking cookies, apple pies, bread and fruit cake. The tantalizing aromas that filled the house are permanently emblazoned in my memory. And if I managed to be lucky enough to catch her while she was mixing up a batch of brownies, my most treasured treat was licking the batter from the spoon after she was finished.
Hanukah was the main holiday my family celebrated. Each evening as dusk approached, my father lit the menorah candles, and each night I received a gift. And while the Festival of Lights was very special time for us, at the same time the bookshelves in our living room were lined completely with hundreds of beautiful Christmas cards sent to my father, who was a dentist, by his devoted patients.
And each year in keeping with the Yuletide spirit, about 5 days before Christmas, my parents went shopping for that spectacular Christmas tree which was delivered by our local market just in the nick of time for us to bring out the ornaments and decorations. They were carefully stored in our linen closet to adorn the tree each Christmas Eve. But what I loved the most about that closet were all the Christmas presents "hidden" away, waiting to be placed under the tree only to be opened on Christmas morning.
The only thing lacking in our home, as far as my father and I were concerned, was a kitty! When I was little girl, how deeply my father and I wished that Santa would bring us one. But alas, I had to wait many years for that wish to be granted.
And when the holiday season was winding down, I recall becoming very morose when it was time to "undress" the tree, to strip it of all its shiny balls, dried pine cones and strands of cotton, only to dispose of it unceremoniously at our back door for the cleanup crew to carry it away.
Since many people find taking down the Christmas tree can be a very disquieting chore, even accompanied, for some folks also with a tinge of sadness, that clever feline, Simon's Cat has some brilliant ideas about how to at get the job done in no time at all!
Simon's Cat and his methods must be quite educational for folks lucky enough to have both a Christmas tree and a cat.
I am sure you will enjoy a huge belly laugh while watching this Simon's Cat video uploaded to YouTube by simonscat.