Mamma has been so busy around here that she hasn’t had time to post, so we thought we’d just pop in and let you know what she’s been up to.  The house is full of wonderful smells, and there’s greenery and ribbons everywhere for us to play with!  Two days ago two pretty ladies came over to meet us; but they also stayed in the kitchen for a LONG time with Mamma making so many Christmas cookies that it looked like mountains of yummy treats.  We think that they had tea, too, but we were napping then. 

In the den there’s a wonderful tree all sparkly with lights and tinsel and dangly things for kittens to knock off and roll across the floor!  It’s so much fun–and there are big gingerbread men and candy canes hanging from the branches that Caspian tells us are delicious, but Mamma must have accidentally hung them too high because we can’t quite reach them yet.  Maybe we’ll be that big by Christmas.

When it gets dark outside, Mamma and Daddy sit by the fire and listen to records and play with us.  Last night they had something they called roasted chestnuts that smelled so good!  They didn’t seem to like them very much, though, because they kept throwing them in the fire and Mamma said something about that being her last attempt.  But we LOVED the melted butter with cinnamon, and even after Mamma took it away we kept licking our noses for one last taste.

This is going to be an extra busy week around here, and we’re sure that Mamma will want to come and type on her computer, but we heard her tell Daddy last night that she was afraid she wouldn’t have a lot of time.  (It might have a little something to do with us, too, but we’re not quite sure.)  Anyway, we just wanted you to know where our Mamma was, and that she’ll peek in as often as she can, and that she hopes all of her readers have a very happy week full of fun Christmasy things. 

xoxo from Master Pip and Mr. Wemmick 

p.s. We just love our new home…we found out today that there’s an UPSTAIRS!  Caspian wags his tail whenever we get close to him, and Josie doesn’t hiss at us anymore.  Lucy still growls a little…we all had a party for her last night to celebrate her two year anniversary here, but she wouldn’t come out from under the chest in the den, even when we toasted her.   Mamma says she needs more time.  We can’t imagine why–we’re so cute. 

And there’s a new goldfish in the bowl on the big table in the front hall.  Her name is Clara.