Saturday, December 12, 2015

Pop’s Favorite Christmas Toy


Happy Caturday! Now that we have our tree, things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas in La Condo Keisha. The peeps brought Fraser home last weekend. The peeps and Uncle Vince went and picked him up from the train station, The Cat was left alone most of the day. It’s now Day Five and Fraser is still nekkid.

This post isn’t really about the tree. It’s about Pop’s favorite Christmas toy. You know how TW likes to dumpster dive even though she says she doesn’t? One night about nine years ago when she was throwing the garbage, she noticed that someone had thrown out a whole bunch of big nutcracker toys. TW has a thing about nutcracker ornaments.  She couldn’t hold them all so she quickly picked one and brought it back to the condo. At the time, she wasn’t aware that it played music. She thought it was just a statue.

Pop fell in love the moment he pressed the button and heard the tinny music. I’ve—and the neighbors cos it’s LOUD—been forced to listen to it over and over every single night during the Christmas season. Now, I’ll give YOU a chance to listen to it. You’ll notice there’s a little ceramic CK in the display that was made by Mollie and Alfie’s human.


I’m also participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop that happens every week. Since we’ve spent the better part of the week designing my card in Photoshop, I figured I’d use an online program as a change of pace. We decided to make a Christmas puzzle. It’s an old photo so you’ll see my ancient watermark that we made into a puzzle. We may have overdone it by adding the frame. What you do think? MOL!



Thanks to Athena and Marie for hosting the pawsome Caturday Art Blog Hop every week. Without it, TW would still be clueless about photoshop. Click the link to see other creative anipals displaying their art projects.

23 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human says that nutcracker was a real score - I'm glad she's never found one like this, as it woke me up when she played the video. She was at Joann's looking for something the other day, and they had a bunch of nutcrackers there, but none was as cool as that one - or the (silent) pirate one we do have.

Brian said...

We have a few nutcrackers here CK, but they live several houses down!

Marie Symeou said...

What a lovely card!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Jean Neilson said...

You look great CK. What a challenge with Athena and Marie's Artsy Day.

Shoko

Anonymous said...

My Dad loves nutcracker thingies and the fireplace mantel will one day fall off the wall due to the weight of them I'm sure. In the meantime, they do look kinda cool up there every Christmas! Hope Fraser gets a Christmas SUIT soon!

Hugs, Sammy

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., We think your framed art is perfection. The reflective frame just adds the right element of interest. We also like the eclectic nature of your decorations. That musical nutcracker is sort of like Mom's clock that plays Christmas Carols. Drives our Dad C-R-A-Z-Y. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Purrjamm Cats said...

That musical nutcracker is awesome. We love the music too. What a great find! The mini CK is sooo cute. And love the artwork. Wish our mom mew this kinda stuff. We gotta work on her. MOL, Purrs, Mr. Greyson, Tabitha, Mr. Chivers, and Sir Morton

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a great find. I can't believe someone would throw them out. You make a great puzzle.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You look so festive, CK! I love that TW dumpster dives MOL

Deb Barnes said...

My mom collects nutcrackers too! She would have dumpster dived as well! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

Flynn said...

That nutcracker toy is great. My mum said she has never seen anything like that before.

The Island Cats said...

We can't believe someone threw that Nutcracker out.

The Florida Furkids said...

We have lots of nutcrackers on our Memory tree since Auntie El collected them.

We wanted to let you know that Snickers does have a home. She lives next door to us but they let her outside almost 24/7 :(

The Florida Furkids

Peaches and Paprika said...

We would love to play with that musical nutcracker!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Sounds good to us and btw, we like our trees nekkid.

The Indulged Furries said...

Guess I'm the odd ball who doesn't like the Nutcracker music. It's cute, but a bit noisy.
I like your card and I think the frame looks great.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Mowzers, a MUSICAL nutcracker? Our mom danced in the Nutcracker, does that count?

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

A nutcracker that play´s music ??
Can tell you that here in Sweden we don´t even have any nutcrackers :)
You look stunning as a puzzle , it suits you well since you are a bit puzzling :)

XOXO

The Swiss Cats said...

What a festive picture ! Purrs

Tamago said...

What a lovely toy your Pop got! It's so cool the nutcracker plays music :-)
Love your art work, CK, you look very pretty in the hat!

Austin Towers said...

Hahaha! I love pop's drummer toy!! Just my cup of tea!!! And I love your picture too, but we all know you can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes! MOL xxx

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaw CK we luv yous puzzle. And we luv yous pops favorite tooy. Dat's really cute. Hope yous twee gets sum decorations soon. Have a blest day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Katie Isabella said...

I would have LOVED that CK. The nutcracker. That thing is BIG!