A Very Merry Gaiman Capote to You

Oh, hai. I hope you all are enjoying the holidays. I’m stoked, because we get two weekends this week. Mom had yesterday and today off, so we got to get some good snuggles in. And yesterday, little c™ helped mom unload the Christmas groceries, in hopes there was tuna to be had.


There was!


We also listened to Neil Gaiman read A Christmas Carol yesterday. Well, I listened to part of it. Little c™ kept hissing at Scrooge, so mom had to listen to the rest of the broadcast on her headphones.

In case you’d like to listen to the entire NYPL broadcast, here’s the link. Just don’t play it when c™ is around, or the hisses will overpower the reading.

We all listened to Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory this morning. As you may recall, c™ and I are big fans of Uncle Truman, so it was a real treat to listen to him read this holiday classic. I fell asleep purring on mom’s chest, while c™ dozed off on his leopard print binky.


In case you want to listen to Capote read his holiday story, we’re sharing the link, which, I’m happy to report, is safe to play when c™ is around.

As you can imagine, we were excited about Santa’s arrival this week. Little c™ made a self-portrait, so Santa could find him easier.


I’m the one with the moustache.

And I made a pic of Santa, so he would know I was thinking of him.


Bring treats.

I’m happy to report our efforts paid off. We got some cool toys and yummy eats this year.

He even left a Christmas flower on the window sill for mom.


And Mama J™ says we shouldn’t close without giving our thanks to the baby Cheez-its, the real reason behind this whole 2-weekend week.


We love you baby Cheez-its.



Something Had to Be Done

Good morning!


Emergency Guest Blogger, Molly Peterson

I suppose you’re wondering why I’m here today. Well, I’m stepping in for my cousins, because it’s been over a week since those boys have posted anything.

When mama told me she wasn’t sure if they’d blog again this week, I decided to take matters into my own paws.

Something had to be done.

Something had to be done.

I honestly don’t understand their work ethic. It’s a small miracle they got through NaBloPoMo.

Meanwhile, mama and I have been working hard to get our Christmas quilts finished.




We have six more to go!

In addition to our Christmas projects, I’ve been helping out with our usual chores around the house.

Folding Laundry

Folding Laundry

Unloading Groceries

Unloading Groceries

I suppose you’re wondering what those boys have been up to. Well, I can answer that.

Sun Puddlin'

Sun Puddling





I guess I’ll just never understand my cousins. Sun puddlin’ and gossiping when there’s heaps to be done.

Well, I’m posting this for you on their behalf. Hopefully, those boys will be inspired to share something next week.

If not, rest assured, I’ll give them a good talkin’ to.

You’re welcome.


How to Get Fed in 10 Easy Steps

Oh, hai. I hope you’ve been having a good weekend.

Mine’s been great. In fact, little c™ and I trained mom to feed us by vibing her with thoughts of starvation and despair.

As you know, established feeding schedules are sacred, and we at Art My Cat Makes respect your right to be fed on time.

In case your mom decides to sleep in next Caturday or the Caturday after that, try this fail-safe method.

1. Set your intention.

She should have fed us like an hour ago.

She should have fed us like an hour ago.

2. In a language she will understand.

If you don't feed me soon, I'll be forced to initiate Operation Formula 1, using on your head.

If you don’t feed us soon, we’ll pretty much trash the place.



3. Call in reinforcements.

Yo, c™.

4. Plead your case.

The rest of the world is up.

The rest of the world is up.

5. Close in.

Does it make you nervous when I jeer?

6. Lay on the guilt.

If you don't feed us soon, our organs will start feeding on themselves.

Poor c™. He can barely hold his head up on account of his hunger.

7. Point to the noms.

While we're still young.

8. Give thanks.

i love you noms.

i love you noms.

9. Make something cute with your food, so your mom won’t think you’re evil.



9b. Test new waters.

(An optional add-on, if you forget to make something cute with your food.)

(An optional diversion, in case you forget to make something cute with your food.)

And if your mom fails to adhere to your schedule in the future,

10. Begin anew.

You're welcome.

You’re welcome.