Happy Chanukah, everybody! This is the first night of the Jewish festival of lights and we want everyone to know it’s time to be happy.
Here’s Bugs with the first candle.
Here’s Barnes, just after he chased Bugs off the prime real estate.
We’re excited to be part of a Chanukah Blog-Crawl. The idea is, one or two bloggers takes one of the eight nights of Chanukah and introduces the traditions of the season and the hopes for a miracle.
Here’s a link to the schedule. Here’s the first stop : Stephanie over at Musings Of A Crazy Cat-Lady. And then there’s the next, and the next, and so forth –
– and we’re up, along with Darlene of PerPETually Speaking, on December 14th.
Sweet idea. Brings back childhood memories. We used to open one present a night, for eight nights. We figured it was eight times better than Christmas.
btw your own self–I saw over on the Cat Lady blog that you lived in RO–would that be the Royal Oak where I was born?!!! <:-D
WHAT??? AMAZING!!! The very same!
I’m tellin’ ya, the world is weird and completely out of our control!
Probably a good thing, in the long run, no?
lordy yes–who could keep (it) up!?
oh and happy lights…. !!
interesting that the festival of lights happens near the (pagan) solstice. hmmmm…. ???
Doubtless there’s a connection. One time I was studying renewal Judaism and that wing stressed the earthy organic nature of the religion. Very connected to the seasons. I love that.
me too… putting too much space between ourselves and Nature is a bad idea: how do we separate ourselves out from Nature? What parts to leave out as maybe just being barely connected? Still an amputation, which is generally considered to be a traumatic experience.
Oooooo, Lahggie, I just LOVE this observation! An amputation, a trauma. I never thought of the disconnection in that way — so arresting and powerful. I may need to incorporate that POV into my Night Seven post. THANK YOU!!
well, gee, yer welcome, misbugs. i live with this feeling every day now that I live in Concrete-and-People Ville. the disconnection is a terrible thing for me… gardening saved me…. perhaps you can imagine that with the unique nature of the earth, it’s impossible to come up with a prosthetic that fits or works well.
Happy Chanukah…times eight!
Same to you . . . times thirteen!
Happy Chanukah! Sending, peace, love & light.
Received and enjoyed, dear Layla, and beamed right back at you.
Thank you, Andrea. Hope your back is better — and you can rant anytime, by me. You do it SO well.
Happy Chanukah everyone 🙂
Thank you . . . .
Happy Chanukah 🙂
. . . and you . . .
Happy Chanukah!! (I missed seeing new pix of the boys… hee hee)
. . . and you! And me too! Been really busy with work [insert thankfulness], so that’s why we’ve been away [insert regrets].
Glad to hear that! 🙂
(The work part, of course!)
Ah yes. That is the helpful part. But the whole ball of wax is — life! and I’m extremely glad to have it still, while we’re all still here together on the planet. A marvelous thing.
Happy Chanukah from your long lost friends from Cat Chat in Detroit! Hope you have a beautiful holiday!! You got presents all 8 nights? You’re lucky! We sure didn’t! Love from Cody and Mom Cat Chat http://opcatchat.blogspot.com
Whoop! We are so happy to see you back dear Caren! We must hop over and say hello to you where we first met. CatChat! And that eight-present thing? Might sound a little better than it actually was. For example, each year one of us three kids would get the booby prize: Bird seed. Seriously. For the birds. Of course. What did you think? Wrapped up gorgeous, like my mother could do like nobody else on the planet — but still. Bird seed. To a seven-year-old, this was incomprehensible. To an almost-seventy-year old, this still is. Still. Better than a sharp stick, I suppose.
Thank you Oldcat!
Maxwell: Happy Chanukah!
FaRADaY: Mowzers, WE don’t have a cool menorah throw to pose next to!…we’re starting to feel neglected over here. But wait…there are 7 nights to go! *looks meaningfully at mommy and waves plastic card thingy*
Allie: Bugs I see you have a brother similar to mine. He chases me off prime real estate all the time… *sigh*
Wishing you a wonderful Festival of Light!
Dear Maxwell: Thank you and you too, very much.
Dear FaRADaY: This omission must be rectified. You take that plastic thingy in both front paws and hop on a plane to Mexico and get one just like ours. And leave mommy behind at home. That’ll learn her.
Dear Allie from Bugs: I feel your pain.
Dear Allie from Barney: Suck it up.
Dear everybody over by you, and all living beings: May the miracle of life bless you every moment.
Dear Dianda, thank you so much.
What Barnes is similar to Nelson, my first cat! Even the stain on the nose!
I know, Marilia. It’s just uncanny. BTW, I told my friend Julia over at Responsible about your Nelson, because she’s thinking about doing a post about doppelganger cats who resemble each other so closely. I’m eager to see what she writes. Let’s stay in touch about that.
Happy Chanukah to two beautiful kittehs and their Mom!
Why thank you, Gizmo! How wonderful to see you over here!