December 08, 2023


I don't have thumbs.  You already know that.  So I can't always do a "look back" at photos on mine Mommy's laptop, typing is kinda hard for me.  But I like to look back (it's called the Friday Flashback around the Cat Blogosphere) at Christmases Past, so she made a Holiday Album with pictures from my three Christmas years at Zoolatry and I can paw through it anytime.  Today I'm sharing my first year, 2020.  And if you happen to stop by on the next couple Fridays, I will share the other years ... 

I was just newly adopted before Christmas 2020.  I was 7 months old.
And you maybe remember there was this big thing called the pandemic going on.

Mine Mommy was new in her little apartment, new in her new city, and
I was new to her and she was new to me.  Lots of newness!

We didn't know other peoples and if we went out (not much) we had to cover our faces, 
so I had a special "coverer" for mine, it tickled my whiskers!
I didn't visit Santa, she said he stayed up at the North Pole that year, 
so she made a little picture to show me what it would look like if I sat on his lap!

AND ~ I really wasn't yet "the polka dot kitty", so I wore her stripey Santa hat.
There is a special ornament for the tree for 2020, but I think,
being a playful kitten, I broked it, so it is no more.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Coming back for a moment to the present day, 
for any who saw our post yesterday, Lighting the Monument ~ 
it was an event last evening, every bit as spectacular as promised, and more!
Great live clap-your-hands, jump and shout music from local bands,
inspirational holiday music from nearby churches, 
and rousing Gospel songs from university choirs.

A monument lighting with a laser light show and fireworks
ending the evening ~ not from a distance, but ~
lean back, tip your head, look up,
it was as if rising right from out of the waiting crowds!



  1. Those are cute flashbacks from your photo album, June.
    That looked like an amazing event last night!

  2. What a great memory book! That year was not the best year for most, but you and your Mom got to start a new life together, so it was a real bright spot in a year that wasn't bright for most. The lights in the monument ceremony are beautiful. What a fun thing to get to watch from your building!

  3. June look how quickly time is flying by for you and your mommy. We mommy just would like to make it slow down.

  4. what a sweet memory... the first christmas is something what is super special for us anipals....

  5. June, your first Christmas photos are wonderful. And the event was spectacular! Wow!

  6. You are as cute now as you were in 2020, June.

  7. flashbacks of you and your mamas art are always great and the firework display is amazing. can believe you are in your 3rd Christmas now, time is going way to fast..

  8. Indeed June, since your loving adoption, time has flown by so fast!
    Stay well and savor every minute as it will not last furrever...

  9. We love the flashback to your first Christmas, June. It looks like the monument lighting was a lot of fun and full of all kinds of noise (good and bad if you don' t like fireworks).

  10. I love your Memory Album! First Christmases are always so very special, a bit more than the following, although those are pretty special, too. I love thinking about the first Christmas with my Huskies...Memories sure are visits for the heart and keeps those special moments with us forever. Have a wonderful Christmas season! PawScript: Thanks for joining in our FlashbackFriday blog hop today, too!

  11. Chaplin: "What a great album!"
    Charlee: "We sure do remember the pandemic. Mama and Dada didn't leave the house for like a year. It was awesome."
    Lulu: "I don't think the Mama and Dada or any of the other humans felt that way about it ..."
    Charlee: "How could they not? They were home with us all the time!"

  12. Love your holiday album, Juney, and the monument lit up is just gorgeous!

  13. Great picture from your 1st Christmas June :)
    Bet your mum enjoyed the display at the lighting the monument!
    Home was probably quieter for you ;)
    Purrs, Winnie

  14. June, what a marvelous look back! And the monument lighting event looks and sounds wonderful!

  15. You and Sunny had a similar first Christmas June....Masks, and staying home and lotsl of family time!
    Rosy & Sunny

  16. June
    Purrsonally I feel like you have been with your Mommy furever.
    Hugs Cecilia

  17. I do love your looking back album. That was a grand celebration, too.

    Thank you for joining Feline Friday!

  18. That was sure fun to see sweet June, you are a precious girl.

  19. You were cute then you still are. XO

  20. The pictures of the monument are spectacular but not as spectacular as you.

  21. You were a sweet little thing! The celebration looks awesome!

    Marjorie and Toulouse

  22. Thank you for sharing your holiday album, June, and the fantastic celebration outside your apartment complex! We are happy your Mom found you and the special love you give her.

  23. A sweet flashback, June...That sure was the event of the season with all those festivities to light up the monument.

  24. It's nice to finally know the history of Ann and June at its inception. You've both come a long way together. What a marvelous show! It must have been quite mesmerizing.