After a full day of sturm und drang over what to do for the Christmas card-- going over hundreds of images from last year trying to come up with the perfect Cartier-Bresson "Decisive Moment" -- we chose the above two images illustrating how cats celebrate Christmas. We thought it was kind of clever -- the contrast between our beloved companion animals' and our own take on Christmas -- but not everyone in our circle of intimates is amused.
Our sis is not pleased at all with our Christmas card. It started out innocently enough:
We: Well, tonight I am working on the Christmas Card . . . Have come up with a concept and a design . . . Now fine tuning.
She: Oh, NICE, re: lights and candles. Such a beautiful sight.
We: The theme is "How cats celebrate Christmas." It shows pictures of Tiny and Baby going for the jugular of a glue stick and a felt ornament.
She: I LOVE IT!!! Can you send me a sample of what you have in mind?
But after we emailed the image, she went for our own jugular:
She: Remember when we talked the other night, about how we should tell people how we feel? I find the card really scary.
We: Well, then, snap out of it.
She: It would make a GREAT post, but, as a Christmas card it is really raw in tooth and claw.
As we noted, we had indeed blogged both these images last year. Like Benedict XVI himself, we are of the school that you must be true to your own self and not pander to public opinion. We're hoping that GW will continue down the same road. Here's the copy from the back of the Christmas card FYI:
Following the feline imperative that is their birthright, Tiny and Baby go for the jugular. Do Glue Stics (Tiny's victim of choice, left) and felt ornaments (Baby's preferred prey, right) have jugulars? Do cats dream of electric glue sticks and felt ornaments?