I Know it’s Not Christmas, But..........

@DianneN (175422)
United States
June 29, 2020 10:01pm CST
I received this photo yesterday from our younger son. I burst out laughing. This was little Kuma, his female kitty, who spent the last year of her life and many vacations living with us. We think she had some brain damage, but oh how we loved her! She was so odd, but so cute. Our son once found her in a girlfriend’s Christmas tree sound asleep in this crazy position for hours. He thought she had passed away, so gently touched her. When he did, she fell out of the tree in a panicked frenzy, taking half the ornaments with her and toppling the tree. I visit her grave in my rock garden every day.
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@just4him (210092)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun
That must have been a sight! I bet he never woke her again like that. I love the picture.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Never. He loved her a bit more than he loved Doodles. Perhaps it was because she was so needy and brain damaged.
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@just4him (210092)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun
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@LadyDuck (291487)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
Poor Kuma, she was odd, but so lovely.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Very odd. We do believe she would have been in my class if I were still teaching.
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@LadyDuck (291487)
• Switzerland
2 Jul
@DianneN She was a sweet cat.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
2 Jul
@LadyDuck She was. My son still misses her and so do we.
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@BelleStarr (51410)
• United States
30 Jun
My brother has a cat who also enjoys spending time in his Christmas tree lol
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
We miss our babies.
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@BelleStarr (51410)
• United States
30 Jun
@DianneN I'm sure you do, we are so happy to be home with our dogs.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
@BelleStarr I'm sure you are!
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• India
30 Jun
That's a funny incident... I'm sorry about your kitty but yes, I bet she created a lot of such funny moments with you guys while you had her. I don't know if it's the same with all kitties but I've noticed that particularly the tuxedo variety is always so funny and mischievous. Never a dull moment with them. My sister has one too and the kitty has a big fan following on instagram!
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Yes, we had two Tuxedo cats, but the male was brilliant. We loved them both. I'm sure your sister has a huge following. They are such beautiful and fun cats!
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• India
1 Jul
@DianneN You're absolutely right, she's doing quite good on keeping those numbers going up I always thought that kitties don't interact much and prefer to be aloof but this one changed my stereotype for sure.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
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@DocAndersen (24058)
• United States
30 Jun
they are such a gift, pets. THey bring so much to us.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
That they do. I miss them so much, but we are done!
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@DocAndersen (24058)
• United States
30 Jun
@DianneN i understand that
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@Adie04 (5147)
30 Jun
Hello Kuma! I think I never seen her before
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
No, I haven't written much about her since she passed away. I still have trouble looking at her photos.
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@Adie04 (5147)
30 Jun
@DianneN oh, sorry. Ouch, there's many things I missed since few years off
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• India
30 Jun
Good to know about the funny cute cat. Sorry she's no more around
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Thanks. Me, too.
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@msdivkar (11678)
• India
30 Jun
Sorry to learn about your beautiful Kuma. She looks so pretty.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Thanks. She was so cute and fluffy.
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@wolfgirl569 (30382)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Jun
They can sleep in some very strange positions.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
She was the nuttiest!
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@sharon6345 (239502)
• United States
30 Jun
oh wow that was a nice laugh.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Thanks
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@jayanth_77 (5934)
• India
30 Jun
I couldn't find your cat Kuma initially but found it only after reading your discussion. What made her to sleep in such an odd position and location is truly mysterious. You must be truly missing her.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
30 Jun
Yes, we miss her so much. She was so weird and did the most insane things, but we loved her anyway.
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@oahuwriter (14496)
• United States
1 Jul
How cute! So sad to know Kuma is gone now who must have kept family in stitches, her gift. Hallmark has Christmas in July.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks so much. I didn’t realize that about Hallmark.
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@oahuwriter (14496)
• United States
2 Jul
@DianneN Just started Christmas in July. In my TV Spectrum has in TV guide so I check because I've seen a lot of Christmas shows already. I've found Antenna TV channel, with old TV sitcoms so I watch so much old shows when a show is in I've seen already.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
2 Jul
@oahuwriter Enjoy! I don't celebrate Christmas. lol
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
30 Jun
What did I miss?!I finally arrived but I won't be staying long tonight because I'm tired. Just to say hello. This little kitten is adorable, as she hides
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
Have a good sleep.
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
1 Jul
@DianneN Our comments lately and come down to 'good night'
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
@LowRiderX . That’s true. You’ve been ultra busy.
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@rebelann (71846)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
Awww, what a funny story. I know how much you miss her and Doodles
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks, and you sure do.
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@rebelann (71846)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Yes, I do @DianneN it's such a shame when they have to pass but it's inevitable
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
It’s sad, but true. @rebelann
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@Corbin5 (192616)
• United States
30 Jun
Kuma was a sweet kitty cat. Those cats love Christmas trees. Our cat Missy toppled our Christmas trees until we started wiring it to something that was stable.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
Yes, she was sweet, but not too bright. She truly belonged in my class. That was a good idea. Missy must have been thankful not to have the tree topple while she did what kitties do in Christmas trees. lol
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@Corbin5 (192616)
• United States
1 Jul
@DianneN Missy sure did break a lot of ornaments when she toppled our trees.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
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@jeets03 (5147)
• Mumbai, India
1 Jul
@DianneN, its really very funny and interesting photo. And the way you expresed like you say that your son thought she had passed away and she fell down in panicked, is really so fun to read. I am not a pet lover and I had no idea of cats but I enjoyed reading and seeing this image.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!
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@jeets03 (5147)
• Mumbai, India
2 Jul
@DianneN And thanks for your post and the image
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@Nakitakona (29745)
• Philippines
1 Jul
Oh I forgot totally where did we bury our cat Garkitty which was poisoned by our unknown neighbor.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
2 Jul
Oh, how could you forget where you buried your poor kitty?
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@Nakitakona (29745)
• Philippines
3 Jul
@DianneN I'm sorry. It's our 2nd elder daughter who took care of Garkitty.
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• Japan
1 Jul
And this is why I haven't had a Christmas tree for years! I enjoy the ones at school and in the shops. I hardly ever do Christmas decorations at home, ever since my new kitty (long since departed) got the zoomies every night and knocked the tree over. Every night.
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• Japan
1 Jul
Oh and by the way, I had one cat who liked to sharpen her teeth on the cow's horns in the manger scene, and bat Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus off the shelf. So that got put away too. She totally lost the sheep and I still haven't found it. Maybe she ate it.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
@petatonicsca That is hilarious! Kitties are so naughty, but loads of fun when they behave.
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@thelme55 (45295)
• Germany
30 Jun
That was a funny sight with Kuma on the Christmas tree. I am glad you visit her grave everyday.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks, and of course I visit Doodles, too. They are right next to each other.
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@thelme55 (45295)
• Germany
1 Jul
@DianneN Of course.
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@simone10 (47901)
• United States
4 Jul
Poor baby! I'm glad she found such a good family who loved her for being her.
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@DianneN (175422)
• United States
19h
Thanks.