Chanukah Candle No. One

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.

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Here’s Barnes, just after he chased Bugs off the prime real estate.

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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.


About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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38 Responses to Chanukah Candle No. One

  1. lahgitana says:

    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

  2. Happy Chanukah…times eight!

  3. Happy Chanukah! Sending, peace, love & light.

  4. Happy Chanukah everyone 🙂

  5. Happy Chanukah!! (I missed seeing new pix of the boys… hee hee)

  6. 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

    • nadbugs says:

      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.

  7. 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!

    • nadbugs says:

      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.

  8. Marilia says:

    Happy Chanukah!
    What Barnes is similar to Nelson, my first cat! Even the stain on the nose!

    • nadbugs says:

      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.

  9. Gizmo says:

    Happy Chanukah to two beautiful kittehs and their Mom!

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