PHOTO HUNT: SURPRISE (and a note from Zoey)

Christmas, 1978 ~
Alexandria, Virginia

It was our family custom to leave "Santa's Boots" outside our childrens bedroom doors (not having an appropriate spot to hang stockings).

Christmas morning ~
open the door, grab Santa's boot, run down the hallway to the living room ~

This Christmas my husband was "camera
ready" and caught the surprise on our daughters
face as she saw the Christmas tree and
presents Santa had left the night before.


  1. We know you must be feeling sore Zoey but it will ease bit by bit and you can get your Mom to wait on you paw and paw. We find a sad face and a silent meow are the best ways to get their sympathy!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. We are so glad to hear you are on the mend, Zoey! We know your pawrents were so worried!

    We love you & hope you & yours have a wonderful holiday!

    Selina & MomKatt Laura

  3. Zoey, we are so glad the CB was able to help out with your ouchie-oowie fund and that you are on the mend. We'll continue to purr for a complete recovery. Merry Christmas!

    Truffle and Brulee

  4. That's a great picture!!!

    Zoey, we know you'll be ready to open presents! We hope the ouchie-oowie gets better fast.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  5. We are still sending sweet Zoey lots of purrs. One of the best gifts I ever received is your friendship! Merry Christmas to the Zoolatry gang!

  6. What a precious memory!
    Thanks for joining the new Saturday PhotoHunt site.
    I hope we can all 'gather' next Saturday!

  7. How wonderful to have caught that! Beautiful.

    And I'm very glad to hear Zoey is on the mend.

  8. Oh Zoey, we are just glad you are up and walking around some anyway. Sleep is very good for you. We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and also send some more purrs to Zoey that she heals up in good shape. Take care.

  9. Those Christmas memories are precocious especially when you wake up to an empty house on Christmas morning. WE are still sending purrs to Zoey and promise not to laugh at her funny walk!

    Thanks for the cookies and have a Merry Christmas!

  10. The Mommy lufs that picture. How priceless. We are so glad to hear that Zoey is getting better. Hope your Christmas is a happy one. Purring and purraying fur Zoey and Poppy Vic. xoxo

  11. Zoey, we have no doubt you'll be able to open your presents tomorrow. Somehow, the sight of them will make you forget all about your owie for the moment.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  12. Jenna and Sissy12/24/2011

    Our human lufs that picture. We are glad you felt like making cookies. Your ouchie is healing and you are on the mend--best news ever! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  13. Adorable photo and wonderful memories...We are glad to hear Zozo is on the mend; of course, we are purring for her to heal quickly and feel better asap...We are so blessed to have you guys in our lives; wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas, precious friends...love and hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  14. What an adorable picture!!

    Zoey, we hope you heal quickly and feel better soon. Thanks for the cookies!

    Merry Christmas to you all!!

  15. (((hugs)))
    ***nose kisses***
    Merry Christmas!
    Mama Carol

  16. I am glad your ouchie will not interfere with your Christmas present unwrapping! Happy Christmas!

  17. Mai Kissmess wish fur U Zooey is that you heal well and fast and that ur purrity furrs grow back all white an fluffy!! xxoo Bhu

    P.S. Mai Kissmess wish fur Maggy is lotsaLUV! xxoo Bhu

    PS P.S. Mai mom's wish is fur the whole Zoolatry family to have a healthy, happy rest of 2011 and an even better 2012! xxoo

  18. Hoping you feel better each day! Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

  19. Zoey, I send Magic Christmas Purrs for you...Heap !!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family
    Have a purrfect one ! Ho Ho Ho !

    PS : I will be away for 3 weeks, see you when I get back : )

  20. I love that look on your daughter's face, she couldn't be more surprised. I can imagine what her feeling was inside.

    Zoey glad you are getting a little better to at least open your purresents tomorrow. We want to wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas and a great New Year

    Casper, Cleo and Mom

  21. Oh gosh! We have been miserably out of touch. We had no idea of Zoey getting hurt...we would have done whatever we could to help. We sure understand about costs at this time of year. Miss Duchess has a pair of snagged tooths too, so Zoey is especially dear to us. Wow. We missed all this, the card exchange we had no idea even existed :-o We have informed our Mumsy this is just not acceptable.

    We are so loving our Christmas look you fixed up for us. We feel awful we've been so out of the loop and missed so much. We deeply wish all of you a Merry Christmas, overflowing with treats, toys, joy, happiness, and tons of love.

  22. We wishes yous and your family a very merry Christmas!
    Me is so happy that Zoey is feeling better.

  23. We are purring and purraying for you, Zoey. We hope you feel better soon.
    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

    Tazo, Titus, & EG

  24. Love the photo! Knock, knock...Clooney Claus is here to cheer up Zoey and I have lots of catnip mousies and Num-Nums for both of you Ladycats! Merry Christmas!

  25. Zoey, we haven't been able to get online to read our friends blogs in several days, and just read what happened. We are so glad to hear you are on the mend.

    We are purring that you heal super quick.

    Cody and Gracie

    PS - Mom says that if your mom rubs some aloe vera into the skin around your sore (not directly onto the sore, but just around it) it will heal faster.

    PPS - Merry Christmas

  26. LOVE the pic!! Wishing the Zoolatry family a furry Merry Christmas!!

  27. What a great memory you captured there!

    Zoey, you rest all you need to and get better.

    Sending you wishes for a Happy and Blessed Christmas from all of us!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom