Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod

Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod

The black cats are on the prowl at my house—the Halloween cats that is. I have spent the afternoon unpacking my cat collection and getting reacquainted with each one. The cats are so excited since they have been in hibernation for two years! In 2007 a cat (and not black!), Tatianna, took center stage in my life as her book was in the final publishing stages. Last year my house was under renovation and nary a surface could be found to display anything, much less Halloween cats! So I admit I have been looking forward to playing with the cats this fall.

The black cats are a wild and hilarious collection. The cats are made of tin, ceramic, plastic and fabric. Some are so ugly they are cute! Their big goofy eyes and exaggerated mouths make me laugh.  One cat is dressed like a witch with an orange cape, broom and a long pointed hat with a spider dangling on the end. Another cat is hiding behind a mask.  A whimsical cat has a black head and plump pumpkin body.  Funny legs dangle from the pumpkin and remind me of poodle legs. A few years ago my brother sent me a Halloween cat wearing sunglasses—quite appropriate for Florida. This battery operated cat performs tricks, but no treats!

Unpacking this collection is just part of the story. Next I have to figure out what to do with them. I just can’t let them have the run of the house—I mean we are talking about several dozen cats here! I would not even have a spot to sit or sleep.

A couple of three-foot metal cats along with a cat wreath will scare visitors at the front door for the next month. That should be fun.  A few small cats (quite a few actually) will snooze under the lighted pumpkin tree. I think the rest of them will line a hallway stairs going up to the cat gallery. This is a new hangout for them. I know they will find it the purr-fect place to trick or treat. At least I will know where they are hiding out.  Now I just hope they don’t scare Lexie Lee in the middle of the night! Or me!!

Bountiful Blessings!