Sparkle and shine day! Today Mrs. Claus decided it was time to clean up some more of our Christmas decorations. Of course our decorations are up all year. And we have them everywhere! They do get a bit dusty. So Mrs. Claus goes around the North Pole tidying them so they all sparkle and shine.
But Mrs. Claus hasn’t been her usual sparkly self lately. Actually, Mrs. Claus has been a bit sad. Two of her cats, Splat and Squeaks, died. They were both very old and had lived wonderful lives.
Splat and Squeaks were all black and were brother and sister. Splat was a cuddler. Squeaks was, well, squeaky. She used to love prancing around the workshop with a ball of Mrs. Claus’ yarn in her mouth. And when she did, she would MEOW! Jumping jingle bells, could she meow! Any time of day, she’d trot up to you with a ball of yarn and give you a great big meow. We used to call them her babies.
Well, when Mrs. Claus has been tidying up lately, she keeps finding Squeaks’ babies. It seems Squeaky had her babies hidden all over the North Pole! But every time Mrs. Claus finds one, she has to stop and have a little cry. I don’t blame her. It is OK to cry when you miss a friend after all.
Today Mrs. Claus was going to tidy up in her sewing room. I knew it was going to be a hard day for her. Squeaks loved playing with the yarn in that room after all.
I sneakily watched Mrs. Claus from a distance. She took a big sigh and walked into her sewing room. Then I saw her stop. It looked like she was trying to hear something. Then she got a big smile on her face. The biggest smile she’s had in a very long time!
She completely disappeared into her sewing room.
When she came out, she had two little kittens snuggled in her arms! They were covered in yarn. They were purring so loudly, I could hear them down the hallway!
“Santa, where did these adorable kittens come from?” she asked me. “I don’t know where they could have come from or who could have put them there” I answered with a smile. (*wink*)
P.S. How do you think those kittens ended up in Mrs. Claus’ sewing room? Have you ever had to say good-bye forever to a pet that you really loved? What do you remember the most about that pet? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people are saying!