December 9, 2008

Tattle Tail Tuesday - C.C.L.

It is no secret to anyone who knows my Mommy that she holds the feline population very close to her heart. As a result, many friends and family frequently give the gift of "kitty" to her on special occasions. Since my Mommy is a squillion years old, she has a vast collection of kitty (and doggy) holiday ornaments. Because of these cherished gifts, we have our very own tree. The main tree is in the foyer and our tree is in the living room decorated with kitty and doggie goodness. You are invited to biggify for extra oohs and aahs if you are like-minded. Anyway, there is a tattle tail point to this long story...



Last week, there was a holiday fair where Mommy works. One big table was chock-full of kitty and doggie stuff. So you can guess where Mommy was - she was mooning over all of the potential goodies that Santa might bring us if we are good...ahem...
Anyway, unbeknownst to Mommy, there was a news photographer shooting photos for a story about the fair. She later walked up to Mommy and asked her about the festivities. Mommy, being the good employee, waxed on about the charity that this fair will benefit, how much it is needed, etc., etc. AND at the end she mentioned that the kitty toy she was eyeing up might be enjoyed by moi!
So...do you think that the news photographer put Mommy's photo in the paper and quoted her on the charity and how much good it was doing the community? OR did she put Mommy's photo in the paper quoting her saying "oooh, my cat would LOVE this toy"? If you guessed the cat toy quote, you win!
Later that evening, Daddy read the newspaper article and said, "well ...if there was ever any doubt in town that you are a C.C.L. (crazy cat lady), it's gone now." It was not long after that comment that Daddy got a little bop on the head. Hee-Hee!!
Tattle Tail Smoochies,

46 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Well, if yoor mom is CCL den yoor dad is prolly a CCM (crazy cat man). Our dad gets bopped on da head a lot cuz he has a weerd sense of humor too.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ohh we biggified the tree it sure is puretty!! All the kittehs! how cool you has your own!
We giggled lots when your Momma bapped your Dadda, ( my Momma does that too!) We is a bit muffed that the lady did not mention the charity.. but thats a whole nother tangent.. it was a wonderful story and I am sure that being a CCL is a good thing!! :)

V-V

Tracey and Huffle said...

Well I think you dad was lucky to only get one bop on the head!

Huffle Mawson

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom has often been accused of being a CCL, but she is also the first one someone comes to when they need some cat related advise. Being a CCL is a good thing, we think.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Ummm... aren't all our Moms CCL's? We thought that cat was out of the bag a looooong time ago! Just saying.

Forever Foster said...

It is so cool that you have a tree for kitties and woofies! We love the little puppet ornament. We have such trouble finding kitty ornaments in Australia.

We think CCL should really be a badge of honour.

Ana said...

How wonderful the kitties and woofies in your house have their own wonderful tree. Actually that's what all of us should have! :-D

The reporter seemed to be quite impressed by the CCL... we too! :-)

Millie said...

Hahahaha! That is a very funny story. I love the idea that you guys have your very own tree. That is so cool.

Sweet Praline said...

Cool. Your very own kitty tree. I think your dad is a CCM (crazy cat man) too, especially when it comes to you, Parker.

The Island Cats said...

Your own tree?? Lucky you! Our mom puts lots of kitty ornaments on our big tree...

And if your mom is a CCL, then our mom must be one too!

Daisy said...

Gosh you have some beautiful ornaments! And you are very lucky to have your very own tree.

That newspaper quote story is too funny!

Furkidsmom said...

Um....all of our Moms help us blog. We think that makes them all CCLs :)

Mom had lots of beautiful kitty ornaments on her tree until the fire in the storage place. She bought a few new ones from the Cats Exclusive booth (thats the shelter Daisy's Mom volunteers at), but she still feels very sad when she thinks of all the ones her Mom and Dad and Grandma gave her that are gone.

Your tree is purrty and we don't think you're a tattle tail at all!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Meezers said...

there's 'posed to be somefing wrong wif being a crazy cat lady?

Cory said...

I thought being a CCL was a good thing, right? Too bad you didn't get a picture of your mom giving your dad a bop on the head!

-d ma said...

ha. it must be tough for your mom to now be a documented ccl.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i think i love your mommie!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

DEBRA said...

We fink we lub lub lub your Mommie!
Purrs
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie

And that was a wonderful story Parker!
Mom Debra

Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne said...

aw, we likes your tree. and we know you are very proud of your mommy and love her to bunches.

Cafe Cats said...

Being a CCL is a badge of honor in our house.

It's too bad that the reporter didn't cover the charity event, but cool that your Mama got in the paper! You have a furry pretty tree.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Well, since we currently have 5 kitties in the house our dad is pretty sure our mom is a CCL.
Very pretty trees!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I'm impressed to see that that reporter knew how to grab what was really important out of all of the stuff that your person said!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are have our own tree up in the kitchen but it doesn't have any decorations on it yet. The PM must be a CCL too!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Excellent tree! We loved your story - our Lady giggled. Purrrrrs!

Eric and Flynn said...

You've got your own tree? Not fair. We have to let the Beans share ours.
pee-ess
CCL's rule!

MaoMao said...

Yur Momma is wunnerful! And we love CCLs. Our Momma is one, too!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Cat with a garden said...

What a funny story! Nevermind those newspaper people. We love your tree and are furry impressed that you even got your own! That's very sweet.
Siena & Chilli

The Furry Kids said...

Hee hee! That is a good story.
You guys are very lucky to have all those trees in your house. Mama pulled out the little 2 ft tall tree and set it out, but we wouldn't leave it alone, so she took it right down. It bummed us out. :(

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That is a very pretty tree with lots and lots and lots of beautiful kitty and doggy ornaments on it.

Is your living room pink? My Mum LOVES that colour.

Mickey said...

Parker,that is pawsome that you get your own tree!!!!!! I really like it too :)
Mom giggled at your Dad getting a bop on the head! heeheehee
Purrs Mickey

BeadedTail said...

What a great story and such a purrfect tree!

Shadow / Molly said...

What bootiful toys yoo has on dat tree! CCL is what the male bean calls da mom too, so it must be a good name, right?

Derby said...

But the toy comment makes a better story!

Rupert said...

You are SO LUCKY to have your own tree!!

If I have a tree, I would surely climb up it. But first I bat the ornaments around a little bit.

Paws 'n Claws,
Rupert

Alasandra said...

Your tree is so pretty we love all the cat and doggie ornaments. Our Mommy is a crazy animal lady. She likes anything with 4 legs and fur. Did you know she tried to pet a raccoon once? ~S,S & C

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Ooooohhhh yur Christmas tree is like eye candy! Did yoo break any ornyments yet? And, wait a minute. Who is why duz da word crazy get tagged along wif cat lady? We not crazy.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Parker, your holiday tree is SO AWESOME! you guys are so LUCKY to have a shiny, sparkley, shimmery, glimmery, Twinkle Tree!! whoo-hoo!
(is it as fun as it looks to knock it around? hehehe)

Fin said...

Your very own tree? Sweet!

The Cat Realm said...

Hahaha - we go with the second quote! Nice Z-mas tree!
Thank you so much for coming to Ruis birthday party! It wouldn't have been the same without you!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin, and Karl

Everycat said...

Your Mom is a star to give you your own tree. Our Mum is a CCL and our Dad is a CCD!

Whicky

The Army of Four said...

That's so cool! We have lots of pup stuff, but not our own TREE!
Play bows,
Zim

Sunny's Mommy said...

Aahhh, oohhh, I love your special Christmas tree with all the gorgeous kittie and doggie ornaments!

So, if your Mommy is the CCL what does that make your Daddy? Crazy Cat Daddy? :-p

Grrreta said...

CCL definitely sounds like a compliment to me.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Dear Mz. Parker,

Thank you for joining us for BKFOC #75. I really enjoyed your story and your submission. What my bean want to know is...can you humans now get a picture of one of yous running up the tree?

Marilynn said...

Well, after all ... your mommy and the newspaper have their priorities straight, right?

Great photos of your tree, by the way. Wonderful.

Grace & Company

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

That was a great story Parker!! CCL fits my Mom, too! We loved your tree!
Your FL furiends

Findlay Furs said...

WOW What wonderful ornaments! My mommy is furry jealous of your collection!