Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Interesting" Christmas Gifts

Sometimes picking out gifts can be quite a challenge. My thought is it doesn't matter if I like it or not, it depends upon whether the recipient likes it. I am, therefor, the person who gives Sister-in-Law the Elder a Precious Moments figurine every year. Their saccharine, cutesie sweetness makes almost everyone in the family gag (me included), but she loves them, so I get her one.

This year Sister-in-Law the Elder gave the Twin'sWife a knit top to "make her sparkle." Twin's Wife is the mink coat wearing diva who dresses almost exclusively in black and white from Ann Taylor. Her nails are never without a professional French manicure. As there is more than a little bit of tension between Twin'sWife and Sister-in-Law the Elder, I have been wondering if the gift was meant to twist Twin'sWife's tail. I haven't had the chutzpah to ask but, if that was the purpose, it certainly worked.

Everyone knows I love my cats. As a result, I get cute kitty gifts; things I would never in a million years buy myself. This year I received two cute kitty books, a cute kitty ring holder (the rings go around its long silver tail), a cute kitty ornament and one from Sister-in-Law the Elder.

As I opened the box and parted the tissue, I saw fur and the tip of an ear. Surprised, I blurted, "You got me a dead cat!?!"

Everyone laughed as I pulled the bunny fur toy cat from the box.

I named him Biscuit. He now lives (after his fashion) on the fireplace apron. Sachi has killed him a couple of times just to make sure he's really dead.

P.S. He's an ugly little sucker, but I do like him, and appreciate the gift.


nameless to protect the innocent said...

girlchild had eleventy million of those things............she calls them "fittens" as in fake/kittens

our dog has eaten several.

Wunx~ said...

Must be a Michigan thing. That's where Sister-in-Law the Elder lives (though north of you.)

Hope they didn't give your dog digestive upsets. How's that for a euphemism?