Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Virtual Yule

I’m grateful to AT&T U-verse this holiday season for the gift of the “Virtual Yule.”

Every night, about 8:00 p.m., our cats gather ‘round the virtual hearth—otherwise known as a 32” flat-screen TV—and listen to classic holiday carols that play on channels 400 and 800 (at least in our Houston-based universe). In spite of what you may think about Lucius, he is not the Grinch who stole Christmas. In fact, Lucius’s face lights up at the sound of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

What is the pre-Christmas playlist at Catland? “O Come All Ye Faithful” tops the charts, perhaps because our felines consider this carol to be Cat Lady’s personal anthem for assisting creatures in need. Our ten rescue missions were successful because ten cats decided to put their trust in me (with a jolly shout-out and a “Ho Ho Ho” to my [crazy] Cat Man).

I keep hoping that the Virtual Yule will play Michael Bublé’s new version of “Feliz Navidad,” accompanied by Thalia. Both L.B. and Linus love the Latin vibe. Lydia, Lillie, Leo, T.J., Perkins, Miss Tommie, and Alvar are ecumenical in their tastes for holiday sing-alongs.

Well, it’s time to go feed the cats and to throw some more logs on the fire.

Until Christmas Eve!

Query of the Day: Do you sing holiday carols to your cats?

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