Friday, 19 November 2010

Off-line Adventing

Bloggie Friends!!!

I love advent calendars that countdown to Christmas Day with a mini chocolate treat just for me per day.

So I bought this RSPCA Advent Calendar from their online shop because the blurb said:

"Count down to Christmas with your pets with these fun advent calendars containing a mini treat for each day"

It never occured to me one bit that they didn't mean a chocolate treat for ME each day.

They meant of course, a mini cat food treat for the cat each day.

Charlie says: Merry Christmas to me!




Bloggie friends - I will be offline ALLLLL DAY TODAY!! So I will be very very very late reading your blogs!! Hopefully I'll catch up over the weekend!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

53 comments:

klahanie said...

Hello,
Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, here.
I'm going to have a bark with the guy I allow to live with me, yes that human, Gary. He'd better get an advent calendar for me with mini dog food treats.
Ha ha, Gary thinks this is a very funny blog, with a serious message, and so do I ! Hi Charlie, arf, arf.
Pawsitive wishes, Penny x

Kea said...

Wow, lucky Charlie! Now you need another calendar with chocolate for yourself!

BTW, I've emailed the donors of the auction items you bid on, gave them your address. (Rhonda at Junior and Orion, plus KC.) Copied you on the emails, so I think that's all I have to do at my end.

Have a good Friday!

ABBY said...

ALLLLLL RIIIIGHT Charlie!

Meowy Chrissmousey!

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Ann Best said...

It's a cat's life!

You are amazing, Jenn. It's amazing that you blog (almost) every day, and always have something bright, clever, witty, original to say. I sometimes wonder how I'm going to keep this blogging thing going!!

My Jen says hi. And we look forward to reading your bright, uplifting comment whenever you have time to open it.

A great weekend to YOU!!
Ann

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow I would have never though of it being anything other than chocolate either. But I think that it is a great idea that they did one with cat treats - of course in our house it would have to be hidden because of the fact that they would shred it by the end of the first day (if it actually made it that long!) I hope that Charlie is better about waiting then we all would be!

KarenG said...

I love those advent calendars. My mom always bought one every year when I was a kid (no chocolate, but you'd open and see a nice Christmas-y picture), then when she became a grandma, she made sure all her grandchildren had one as well to enjoy. Just thinking about advent calendars reminds me of my mom.

Brian said...

Charlie looks thrilled that you got HIM a calendar, that is pretty cool. Catch ya over the weekend!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I'd forgotten all about British advent calendars with the chocolates! The last one I had we got at the Cadbury Factory in Birmingham, and it was delicious. My little bean used to beg to have more than one, and every day I would say, "No, no, tomorrow you can have another." What a delicious way to count down to Christmas.

Man I miss it over there.

Guinevere said...

Oh, I love the idea of a kitty advent calendar! I won't need one for this holiday, though - my foster cats are being adopted! So that's big, exciting (and sad, because I will miss them!) news for me. I'm glad Charlie gets to enjoy his (although you get to have another one for you, right? :))

Thanks so much for your comments and kind words on my blog - I've been a total slacker lately in terms of visiting myself, sort of swamped with school and work and the writing itself, and I really appreciate your blogging friendship. :) I should be around a lot more with the holidays and school being out soon!

Summer Ross said...

yummy treats and you treated us with two pictures today!

Plain Jane said...

Time for two advent calendars. Those chocolate one's are my favorite.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Maybe Charlie will share his treats with you!

Esme said...

Too bad Charlie cannot enjoy any chocolate-advent calenders are fun.

PS congrats on the future queen-very exciting

even if she is a commoner like us.

Manzanita said...

Geez, a treat a day. hummmm wonder what cat treats taste like? I bet Charlie wouldn't care if you snitched one. Enjoy your day and the grand week end.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm sure Charlie is happy about the treats every day! Now you need a calendar for you!

Susan Fields said...

Happy Advent, Charlie! And I definitely think another Advent calendar - one with chocolate treats! - is in order.

The Chair Speaks said...

Wow! Charlie is looking eagerly forward to the mini treats daily!

Al said...

Lucky Charlie.

The Monkeys said...

What a fabulous calendar! We're sure Charlie will be very happy to count down the days until Christmas!

The Golden Eagle said...

I'll bet Charlie was happy about that one! :D

Simon Kewin said...

I'm with you; I love advent too. Seems like we're supposed to let the kids have the chocolate though and we don't get any. How can that be right?

Reenie said...

... of course- Merry Christmas to you dear Charlie :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

that is flippin adorable! Now go get yourself a candy advent treat for YOU! LOL Have a good weekend!

Rene said...

Aw, that's no fair! A cat on the front of the Advent calendar and no treat for kitties?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't think Charlie will be sharing!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Will Charlie let you share his treats Jenn or will you have to have "his" and "hers" advent calendars?

Talli Roland said...

Well, at least Charlie's happy! :)

Happy adventing!

Paul Yarbrough, Author said...

There have been three great inventions since the beginning of time: the wheel, the light bulb and chocolate.

Lynda Young said...

lol what an awesome treat for Charlie. Hope you have a great weekend :)

Hart Johnson said...

Love Charlie's response to the calendar! *sniff sniff--any cheese in there?*

RaShelle said...

I'm so sorry there was no treat for you. That's terrible. So lucky for kitty, though. LOL.

ps: I was reading your blog from my iphone while picking up my kids from school and just giggling away. Thanks! =D

Lydia Kang said...

That's one happy cat ticking off the days as they go by.
Hope you have a productive day!

Marg said...

What a great idea, that advent calendar. We want one too. Looks like Charlie is really enjoying those yummies. Hope all is OK with your Mom Charlie. Take care and have a fun day.

notesfromnadir said...

That's such a cool idea for cats. Charlie looks very happy w/ his gift. I hope they're in different flavors so Charlie can critique each 1! :)

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Advent calnedars for kitties?!? That's super kool~!!!

Repositório said...

Have a nice weekend too!
Kisses Charlie!

Madeleine said...

That is so funny! Tee hee! :O)

The Words Crafter said...

I would need two of these because Roo would not share! How cool, though!

KarenMcG said...

What a cute idea...even if the chocolate treat isn't for you!

Charlie looks like he's got the hang of that advent wreath calendar now, too.

Theresa Milstein said...

That is so funny. I hope you realized this without tasting first. ; )
Are you making Charlie wait until 12/1?

Happy weekend!

RaShelle said...

I have an award for you over on my blog. =D

Debbie Curran said...

LOL - and I can only imagine the shock when you discovered the lack of chocolate! Hope you find an extra-special one for you too! :)

Mr Puddy said...

Cool Calendar ! You already have a good start for next year !!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, that is funny! Charlie hit the calendar jackpot. We're sorry you didn't get any chocolates with it.

Forty Paws said...

That's funny that it is cat treats.

Thank you for your kind words on Gatsbi's passing over to The Bridge. She will be very missed here. It was difficult to get her ashes on Wednesday as well. Hard to believe she is gone.

Luf, Us and Maw

lupie said...

:) Sure made Charlie very happy! :)

Do find one with chocolate soon because you really deserve 'em Jenn!!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's so funny! Neither of my kids really like chocolate much, so when I bought them advent calendars when they were younger, there was always leftover for me! :)

joanne fox said...

Oh I really must get one of those chocolate advent calendars for MYSELF this week! Chocolate for retriever Harvey? No chance!

Len said...

Hello Old Kitty! LOL! I would have thought the chocolates were for me, hahaha! Well, let Charlie enjoy them. Advance merry christmas Charlie!!!! :)

Jamie Burch said...

I love Advent Calendars! Charlie is so cute and such a lucky kitty.

Love the pics!

The Creek Cats said...

Advent calendars are pawsome!

Stephen Tremp said...

I never thought of that. Advent calendars for cats. My kids love the chocolate ones. I sometimes sneak a pice o two then blame the others for it.

Ellie said...

LOL. I would probably have made the same mistake too! Lucky, Charlie.