Tuesday 22 December 2009

The gift of the Magi

 Now, most of us in Muskoka have pets. They tend to be rather amusing at the best of times. I remember one year putting the tree in the playpen for safety.
With family and friends around, space is at a premium.

This year, the creche scene is up. Finished one year (1992?), on Christmas Eve. I made a video of the story, onceuponatime.
 One year...the year before we moved to Muskoka, there were issues.

The shepherds, no longer abiding in the fields.

P1010004.JPG The Magi arrived with their gifts. 

But later that day,
someone knocked one faithful shepherd flat.  

This one took a header on the manger.

He needed stitches.

It was chaos.

P1010002.JPGP1010003.JPGMary was slapped silly. Quick reflexes, by a nearby Persian, caught her. But what a scene.
After picked themselves up they wondered:
"Who could have been responsible for it all?
"Last year Max, the other cat, ate the last sheep.", said a king.

"Two years before it was Sable!" said a shepherd.

"Who me?", said Sady-the-Innocent, -new to the flock. Sitting beside her friend Frosty, who might also need a quick cuff...  


The angel's light shone down.
I will be a good girl, she promised. 

 And they all lived
¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ *Jenn


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We've had critter-criche conflicts ourselves. Funny.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cute post.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Gaelyn said...

Sady looks so inocent to have caused such bedlamb. It's a cute nativity set.

Jenn Jilks said...

Merry Christmas, EG!
Yes, Gaelyn, it was Sady!!! She's now 4 and still a terror!

Lucy said...

Aren't they all too sweet? Thanks, you made me chuckle!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jenn: They certainly are having a tough time in that Christmas story.

SandyCarlson said...

That nativity is really wonderful--and fun and tough.

Powell River Books said...

I've had cats for many years. Each one has had different ways of handling Christmas. One year a very rambunctious kitten took a flying leap at our Christmas tree and sent it crashing across the room. He found this to be such fun that it was repeated several times. I finally gave up and put the tree away right after Christmas. But who can stay mad at a cute kitten. - Margy