Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa's Visit Revisited

Last year, we had the extreme pleasure of receiving a visit from Santa Claus and his lovely wife. When I think about the day, it still brings a huge smile to my face.

It was such a fun and memorable time, I wanted to share it again....

CHARLENE!  Did you hear that?  Was that the sound of sleigh bells?  


Could it be...?  Could it REALLY be Santa????   


We just happen to know Santa Claus, and even though he's quite busy this time of year,  he managed to make room in his schedule to visit our good little cats.  So on Friday afternoon, he came by to say hello and hear their Christmas wishes.

Santa is very wise, and knew that a tall man with a big red suit and a giant beard, might be a little bit scary for a tiny cat, so he just sat down and invited Wylla to play.


After some time, he scooped her up and held her.


Wylla was a wee bit timid and unsure at first.


But after Santa gave Wylla a treat,  she relaxed a little bit.



Much to my surprise, Charlene took to Santa right away.   Normally she's a little uneasy around strangers,  but she seemed comfortable in his arms.



Because she was so good, Bean got a treat, too!


Santa is a huge lover of cats, has many of his own, and understands them well.   He knew just how to win Wylla's trust.


So, he got down on the floor with more treats and toys and they spent some quality time together.

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The girls had a great time, but I think I may have had even more fun watching Santa roll around my living room floor, playing with my cats and a catnip candy cane.

It was delightful.

And after the play session was over, back to the chair they went to finish up the photo session.






And we got a few good ones for the family photo album.

Thank you for visiting us, Santa Claus!  Thank you for these sweet Christmas memories - we will cherish them a lifetime!  And thank you to Mrs Claus for the awesome bag of treats for humans and cats!

You're a special pair, and we appreciate you greatly!   Thank you for making our Christmas so merry!

PS Because I know someone's going to ask if that's THE Kitten Whisperer in a Santa suit,  I 'll tell you now that it's not.  Yes, Santa has some awesome kitten-whispering skills, just like my dad does, but that's not my dad.  My folks don't arrive until later this week.


  1. Thank you for this Christmas Cheer!

  2. Awwww, Wylla and Charlene! You got your own very special visit from Santa Claus! How wonderful! You are two very beautiful kitty ladies!

  3. Awww.... Those first two photos just kill me with the captioning. Perfection! Thank you for sharing this memory. Maybe Santa has some work to do with Tardar Sauce this year (aka Grumpy Cat).

  4. It's no different for kitties when they visit with Santa. Some treats and toys and all is well.

  5. I wonder if Wylla could still fit inside the sleeve of Santa's coat?

    I love Charlene's comfort with Santa, too! Such sweet photos!

  6. Wow, I’ve only ever seen Santa at the mall, he’s never made a personal visit to my house!! Butterbean and Wylla are very fortunate, deserving kitties.



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