"What's up for today?" asked Stinky. Periwinkle said they were going to be doing something fun but, first, they needed to remind everybody that today is Giving Tuesday. "There are lots of great places to donate as we showed in THIS adventure last year," she said. Both tabbies said they thought it would be nice to honor Angel Timmy and family's Dad Pete who passed away by donating to the charities he named in his obituary which were Stray Cat Blues, Tiger Haven, Alley Cat Rescue, Stray Cat Alliance, Montgomery County SPCA, Kitty Cottage and any other no-kill cat rescues. They held each other and wiped away tears since they both were so sad.
Periwinkle stood up and said they needed to get started because they had a big project to work on. When Stinky asked what it was, she said they were going to help her Mom decorate for Christmas. "YAY, I love Christmas," said Stinky. Periwinkle handed him a Santa hat, took his paw and they went out to the garage where the tubs of decorations were stored.
They started with the poinsettias. Periwinkle and Stinky agreed that Periwinkle's Mom was smart to only have fake ones since they are poisonous to cats!
Next up were the garlands,
Periwinkle's Mom had to help them carry in the big box of decorations. As soon as she opened it Stinky and Periwinkle's fursib Reesie jumped right in!
As they took out the decorations Stinky gasped. "OMC I had no idea Santa was so BIG. These hats are ginormous!" Periwinkle giggled and said those weren't hats, they were chair covers. Stinky breathed a sigh of relief. The idea of a Santa THAT big was kind of skeery.
"Speaking of big, this cat is pretty big" said Stinky. Periwinkle agreed but said he was pretty quiet and never bothered them or tried to steal noms or treats.
"Periwinkle, who made this mess? I hope it wasn't you" said Stinky. "Nope, Mom did when she started to take out the towels and placemats." Stinky was happy to hear that because he knew Santa was watching and didn't want Periwinkle to get in trouble.
The trees were up but not decorated and that was where they headed next. First, they checked out the Family Room tree.
They got the ornaments for the living room tree out and started decorating.
They found the garland and some lights.
"Hey Periwinkle, I didn't know Noelle had her own sign" said Stinky. "Silly boy, that's not how you spell Noelle!!! That was Mom's Nana's and she always puts it out for Christmas" she replied. Stinky looked a little embarrassed by his mistake. "Don't feel bad, I'm not good at spelling either and I love you no matter how you're spelling skills are" said Periwinkle. Stinky blushed and smiled. "Thanks Periwinkle, you know I love you too"
After taking a quick nap, sharing hugs and whisker kisses and visiting with Periwinkle's fursibs and Mom, Stinky stepped back into the Teleportation Tunnel to head home. "Thanks for helping us decorate. I know my Mom really appreciated it and so did I" said Periwinkle. Stinky blew a kiss and with a WOOOSH headed home.