Tabby Tuesday – A Christmas Story

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Hey, it is getting to be the season to be jolly you know!  Really, it’s getting closer, are you ready?

Anyways, my sweet friend Kika from Kika e as suas ideias asked

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her friends to tell her, in a story, why it is that Christmas means so much to us to us purrsonally.  As most of you know, I’m a Christmas cat.  I was born on a Christmas Tree Farm and got my forever home three days before Christmas.

Here is a part of my story that I submitted to Kika

The Trees of Life
A Christmas Story
by Brian Frum

The sunlit Christmas Tree farm nestled in the rolling hills of Upstate South Carolina stretched as far as the eye could see. To the casual observer there wouldn’t be a distinguishing factor that would make them take a second glance. But this Christmas Tree farm was indeed very special for the family that called it home.

In the most northern part of the farm across the wooden foot bridge is row 127. Row 127 is tucked up against a slightly tattered red clay retaining wall which gives this particular row a little more shelter from the wind. Some of the taller trees are also here. It is a rare Christmas Tree season when the harvesters make it all the way back here. Usually the trucks are overloaded and headed out at about row 86. Outside of an occasional deer or wayward raccoon there just wasn’t too much activity in this neck of the woods.

MomCat casually strolled between the rows inspecting several mouse holes for signs of recent activity. “Any day now” she said as her belly rubbed the oat grass tops. She just couldn’t get her mind off of her impending motherhood and how, exactly how would she be able to provide for the little ones. “I will do it, I will do it, I must do it” she stated confidently without even a moment of hesitation.

MomCat was so very young herself, not hardly a day over 10 months. But already she had been able to make it on her own through an untypically harsh South Carolina winter. Her reddish brown coat, even though stained with mud and clay, still sparkled when the morning sun hit is just right. She kept herself up as best she could, especially considering her condition. Grooming, after all, was something she took seriously, even on the most tedious of days.

Then one Tuesday morning, right in the middle of the mouse hole inspections, it happened. The twinge told her immediately to get back to the third tree in Row 127. That tree in that row is to be where her family would enter this world. With little time to spare she huddled under her tree and waited for the arrival of the little ones yet to be seen. Fortunately the fields were quiet and there wasn’t any sign of activity that would force her to flee the safety of her tree.

Then it happened, first one, then two, then another, and another, and another. Five, count them, five and they are all breathing and are all well. It was a wee bit easier than she had anticipated, but she would have guessed at four, but five there were, she counted them several times just to be sure. Two orange tabbies, two solid black, and one brown and black tabby.

If you like, you can read the rest of the story here: The Trees of Life 

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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Max the Quilt Cat
Max the Quilt Cat
9 years ago

Wonderful story. I have leaky eyes here pal. Thanks for sharing that.

AFSS
AFSS
9 years ago

What a lovely story Brian, you are a very talented writer. Our eyes are leaking………………. (sniff)

The Chair Speaks
The Chair Speaks
9 years ago

We love your story, Brian.

Oh, you were born on Christmas Day?! So was our late Noel; do read about him at https://thechairspeaks.blogspot.com/2010/07/noel-25-december-2005.html ;and our Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK's gotcha day is also on Christmas Day https://thechairspeaks.blogspot.com/2009/08/hawk-eyed-jack-sparrow.html

Susan Fields
Susan Fields
9 years ago

I love your story! I'm still so sad after reading about your first home – no cat should have to go through that. But I'm so glad you got your Christmas miracle, Brian!

Catherine
Catherine
9 years ago

It's hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner!
I think you are a Christmas miracle Brian! 🙂

xo Catherine

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
9 years ago

Now that is one mellow Christmas Cat…LOL

That was such a touching story; thanks for sharing it.

Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!

Your pal, Pip

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
9 years ago

What a good story. You look funny in your beard, Brian! MOL!

Marg
Marg
9 years ago

Brian that is one wonderful story. Christmas is a miracle and we sure hope that miracle works for some other homeless kitties this year.
We really did love that story. What a lucky cat you are Brian to have such a great home. Take care and have a fun day.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Oh Brian…What a beautiful story. My tears started when I read about your first terrible home. But, now the tears are tears of joy because of the wonderful family you have.

Eva & Gracie's Mom

Caren Gittleman
Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

After I picked myself up from the floor from laughing at you wearing that BEARD…then I had to regain my composure and be serious when I read this most beautiful, beautiful story!!!

It totally warmed my heart…just beautiful!

But now…back to that BEARD!!! MOL!!!!

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

What a lovely end to your story Brian – you have a wonderful mom and dad and beautiful sisfurs. We are son happy that you all have a wonderful furever home.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hilary
Hilary
9 years ago

Oh Brian… I am crying… You were such a brave little boy. I am so sorry you had to go through so much,so early on, but it paid off. Look how lucky you ended up! I hope your mom & siblings are just as happy as you. Can you please ask your human mommy to give you a big hug from me?

cats of wildcat woods
cats of wildcat woods
9 years ago

Great story Brian – very well written. we are so glad you have a loving home and hope that your mom and siblings found one too.

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
9 years ago

Brian…my mommy had leaky eyes reading this and both of us are so glad you posted it for us. It makes us very happy inside.

Cat
Cat
9 years ago

Oh Brian what a lovely story! I'm so sorry that your first home was a bad place, but very happy that your rescuer came back and took you away. You have a wonderful, safe and happy home now 🙂

Kea
Kea
9 years ago

Brian, our mom bawled her eyes out reading this…We are SO glad you all were rescued and that you have such a wonderful forever home now.

*Kitty kisses*!

The Taylor CatSSSSS
The Taylor CatSSSSS
9 years ago

What a lovely story! Brian, you make a great Santa!

diddleymaz
diddleymaz
9 years ago

Brian you are special.

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
9 years ago

Awwww beautiful and adorable and ever so talented Brian!! Me and Charlie LOVED your story!! It's honest and heartbreaking and yet so full of hope. What an epic story. Thank you so much for sharing this here. We thoroughly enjoyed this. We purr and pray that your sweet mum Sugar and your other siblings Trudy, Tiffany, Ralphie and Rodney went to beautiful forever homes and not the nasty one that was your first home. Yay to the rescue lady who rescued you from that awful place!! And yay that you are with your family now. Hugs to your mum and… Read more »

Raymond and Busby
Raymond and Busby
9 years ago

We're going to go to that link and read the rest of your story Brian. Before we go we want to tell you how much we enjoyed the first part of the story. Our gotcha day is Christmas eve, so we are sort of Christmas cats too. xoxo

Random Felines
Random Felines
9 years ago

Brian, our mom says sometimes it takes longer but we all have to hold on to the knowledge that the perfect family is out there for us all. That is a wonderful story and we are VERY glad you found your perfect furever home!

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
9 years ago

You have a wonderful story, Brian! Thanks for sharing it!

♥I am Holly♥
♥I am Holly♥
9 years ago

Brian, that is a wonderful story! Eyes all leaky now but that's okay. Thanks for sharing your story with us! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Ann Best
Ann Best
9 years ago

What a beautiful story of miracles, "miracles" created by humans like me. WE are the good hands for all of God's creatures.

Thank you, Brian, for sharing this!!!
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
9 years ago

Brian, we are so happy you found your loving forever home finally!!!!!!!! You are such a wonderful guy that we can't believe it took so long!!!!!!! ….we are wiping up mama's tears after reading your story.

We are so thankful for you, your sisters and your 'rents. Love to all of you.

♥ Sallie
♥ Sallie
9 years ago

Best story ever!

Hugs,

ABBY
ABBY
9 years ago

Oh Brian
YOu had our eyes leaking with joy…

purrin
xoxox

OKcats
OKcats
9 years ago

Oh dang, Brian, you made our mom cry at work – what a very horrible story with a beautiful ending. We're glad you were gotted, and we totally understand why you love Christmas so much. You are such a very special boy, we think you kinda represent Christmas.

The Golden Eagle
The Golden Eagle
9 years ago

That's such a wonderful story . . . Awww! *sniff*

pbgmomof5
pbgmomof5
9 years ago

What a beautiful story. Brian, you are quite the wordsmith! Like the others I'm all teary. You and your sisters sure have a wonderful forever home!

SuziQCat
SuziQCat
9 years ago

I've only read the first part so far, but am eager to finish!

Sparkle
Sparkle
9 years ago

That was a great story, Brian – I didn't know it took you so long to find a good home!

Pumpkinpuddy
Pumpkinpuddy
9 years ago

We have leaky eyes from reading your furever home story. How did the shelter lady know your first home was bad and to come and rescue you? I'm so glad she did and you found a good furever home.

Amy and The House of Cats
Amy and The House of Cats
9 years ago

Oh Brian we had no idea Kika had asked for Christmas Stories (we are so darn behind we have to head over there!) Oh your story – we know you were born on a Christmas Tree farm, but the part here, well it just made mom get all leaky. We might have to wait a while to read the rest!

Pepi
Pepi
9 years ago

Hi little friend,
What a nice story
And you know, I Love Kika and she is my sweet little girlfriend
You are my special friend too
Lots of love from
Xixo

GreatGranny
GreatGranny
9 years ago

A most happy story, heart warming. Thanks, Brian
Kassey

Beth
Beth
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your story, Brian. It is touching. And my, how festive you look as Santa Paws! ho ho ho!
Beth

Siku Marie, White Dog
Siku Marie, White Dog
9 years ago

What a touching and beautiful sory, my friend! You are a Christmas miracle! I was born December 22.

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
9 years ago

Oh Brian! We were so worried when we read about you gettin kicked an yelled at in yer first home. We didnt know about that. It is so lucky that the shelter lady knew you were in trouble an brought you back for a 2nd chance!

Au and Target
Au and Target
9 years ago

Poor fuzzy! Lucky you were rescued and are now in a good place.

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
9 years ago

Oh Brian, your story gave us leaky eyes. We are glad the kind lady took you away from the bad place, and we are very glad you got your perfect Forever Home in the end.

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
9 years ago

Oh what a great story, Brian!! We're so happy you have your wonderful home now!!

michico*Adan
michico*Adan
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this great story~

Mr Puddy
Mr Puddy
9 years ago

Fabulous story, Brain !
you are so talent, we just love it

CatLadyDiary.com
CatLadyDiary.com
9 years ago

OMG…th beard!!!!!

Pierro
Pierro
9 years ago

the story is just bonkbonk lovely.
sad, just a young kitten herself really. Nice happy ending well deserved love.

Brian, you are really styling that beard!

Shawn Becker
Shawn Becker
9 years ago

First: The beard is purrrrrrrrfect on you..Oh, you are so handsome Mr. Santa Paws!

Next, that story was heartbreaking to think someone was mean to you. I was wondering how the rescue lady knew you were in trouble?
I am so glad you found the most perfect forever home.
Shawn

Cathy Keisha
Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

OUr eyes are leaking w/joy for you. Have a very Merry Christmas. I'll bet a big bright star led those rescuers to you and your family.

Cara n Crew
Cara n Crew
9 years ago

Our mom's eyes are all leaky. that was a great story Brian. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Your Daily Cute
Your Daily Cute
9 years ago

Brian, that was a great story. I do love happy endings. Thank you for sharing with us. I am going to share it, too!

Furkidsmom
Furkidsmom
9 years ago

Our eyes are all leaky after reading your story. We're so sorry you had to go through such a bad time but we're so happy that you found a wonderful forever home.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Fin
Fin
9 years ago

I'm marking this with a star so I can read the rest… it's a page turner!

The Misadventures Of Me
The Misadventures Of Me
9 years ago

Oh goodness, How is it dat Bast let yoo get hurt? We are so glad yoo is safe now – we wish every kitty was safe!

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch

Phoenix
Phoenix
9 years ago

I love your story!

CindyLu's Muse
CindyLu's Muse
9 years ago

Hey, Brian! CIndyLu, here…Mom's busy ballin' her eyes out, after reading your story. I think it's really cool! You're one special guy, to be a Christmas kitty.
You're so right, miracles do happen, every day. Shout it to the world, Brian!!
Paws

CindyLu's Muse
CindyLu's Muse
9 years ago

Pee S – That is THE coolest photo! HoHoHo!!

24 Paws of Love
24 Paws of Love
9 years ago

What a wonderful story and makes me want to believe in Christmas miracles. I'm so glad you found a new home and a real one filled with love. Thanks for sharing your story and your mission. You are one cool cat!! Especially in your Santa hat.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
9 years ago

Rumblemum would really like you to come down our chimney Brian!!

What a great story.

West 40 Cats
West 40 Cats
9 years ago

What a wonderful story Brian! We is so glad you have a wonderful home. and yes, it is a pawsome word isnt it…home.

Da Critters

Black Cat
Black Cat
9 years ago

I'm so glad you found such a lovely forever home eventually Brian!! My eyes were really leaky at the treatment you recieved in your first "home" *shudder* and I, too, would love to know how the lady from the Bright Lights place knew you needed rescuing. Your story is so touching, but we want more! :)xxx

chezcat1970
chezcat1970
9 years ago

We never knew your story before! We're so sorry about your first home, but glad that you found this one!

Yoda_the_Dog
Yoda_the_Dog
9 years ago

What a wonderful Christmas story! Thank you for sharing. Seems like my face is wet. How did that happen?

Sagira
Sagira
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful story.

Sharon K. Mayhew
Sharon K. Mayhew
9 years ago

Awwwwww, Brian thank you for sharing your feline and your human families stories. It was wonderful.

Esme
Esme
9 years ago

What a beautiful story.