Do you think this sweater will fit my cat?” The weary Target employee, already looking haggard with trying to be nice to customers in early November, gives me a dirty look. I can almost hear his thoughts coming through his dead retail eyes; Why the hell is this girl buying a sweater for her cat?
She must be from the mountains.
To be fair, this is not the first Christmas I played dress up with the cats to make Christmas cards.
It all started when I was twelve. At the time we had something like five or six cats. All the cats hated each other. So my dad thought it would be a great idea to put scarves and cute headbands on the cats, (and the kids) to take a holiday picture.
This plan would turn into much crying and hissing and I’m sure many people ( and pets) were scared of Christmas pictures for years to come after the photo session was finally complete.
( imagine cats instead of feral dogs; yeah that’s pretty much what happened)
This is how holiday memories are made.
At least in our family.
Fast forward twenty years and I am telling my boyfriend to wear his ugliest sweater for our first holiday card picture together.
Also he will be holding one of my cats wearing a ugly sweater.
Best holiday card ever!