Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Christmas Memory: Wrapping Gifts with Truffles

Christmas is all about memories, making new ones while remembering days gone by.

Last week in our fill in answers I mentioned that wrapping gifts is my least favorite thing about the holiday season, but while browsing through old Christmas blog posts I stumbled upon this sweet scene from 2013 when it wasn't such a chore because of a very special helper, my Angel Truffles.



It was our first Christmas together (we only ended up having two), and as soon as I pulled out all the colorful paper and tags to settle in for an afternoon of wrapping she settled into her bed to supervise. She always loved crinkly papers so I think she had fun with all the noises I was making.

It was the most enjoyable time I'd had wrapping gifts in a very long time simply because she was there with me.

Do your cats enjoy helping with wrapping?
(Mudpie can take it or leave it...some years she helps, others she sleeps right through it!)

17 comments:

Patricia T said...

Such a sweet memory. One of my cats likes the crinkle of the paper. The others are too lazy.

The Island Cats said...

Truffles was an excellent help when wrapping.

Brian said...

That was lots of fun and a very sweet memory too.

Eastside Cats said...

If there is something that crinkles or rattles, every cat must come to investigate!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

You are a very good helper sweet Mudpie - I have to wrap gifts in the garage if I want them to look less shredded - MOL!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Those are sweet memories and it is so nice our Angels are in our hearts for the holidays. This year was pretty quiet wrapping as we are all getting a bit older and nap more and Dad said it was easier but... not as much fun

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

what a wonderful memory! Merry Christmas!

Priscilla King said...

Samantha the Tortie was frightened by things like large rattling newspapers. Serena the Calico thought everything in a human's hand ought properly to be a cat toy--until she had kittens of her own, developed gravitas, and taught her kittens to mind the rules. (She still directs my attention to things we've agreed *are* cat toys, though.)

Has Mudpie officially endorsed any of the printable prezzies at Zazzle, yet? Zazzle actually pays higher commissions when we market other people's designs than when we market our own, so I'm asking Blogspot to tell me if Mudpie's and her friends' pictures are there.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a sweet memory of Truffles. Of course, helping with the wrapping is necessary!

pilch92 said...

That was a bittersweet flashback. I am sorry you didn't have more Christmases together. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, what a special memory of your beloved Angel Truffles. Angel Gracie used to help us wrap the gifts. Ava is content just to snoopervise.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful memory.

Purrs as you think of her today xx

Cleo said...

Awww, what a sweet memory of your dear Angel Truffles. Sure, I like to help with such things, but my way of "helping" is to sit on the crinkly paper. I see nothing wrong with that.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Sweet Truffles left us all MUCH too soon........my heart STILL hurts for you! Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory xoxo

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Truffles was a fantastic helper. And yes, we help Mommy wrap. Although she doesn't appreciate it.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Such a sweet memory. Evan helps me in the same way that Truffles helped you, by keeping me company and watching me. Tonks and Thimble are more paws-on helpers, and they try to take over and remove me from the gift-wrapping equation. Purrs and Merry Christmas!

Katie Isabella said...

How precious and loved our Angels were ND ARE. XX There was abundant help here too.