Saturday, December 25, 2010

CHRISTMAS MORNING

 GOOD MORNING   Is it CHRISTMAS YET?????
 OH, I SEE!  A tree, gifts and an parade on TV ~
Well, I've seen all I want to see ~ time for a cat nap….

Merry Christmas from "Pippa" and the gang on the ridge

There is a prize for the first person who can tell me how I ended up with the call name of Pippa!  How 'bout a skein of HDT and a new Boye shuttle?  meow????  (the ONE who is the source is of course, not allowed to enter)

18 comments:

Carol Lawecki said...

Merry Christmas!! I have no idea how you ended up with the name Pippa, it is short for Phillipa, other than that, I don't know. But I would like to ask what kind of kitty this is? She has the most beautiful markings I have ever seen on a cat. Pippa is awesome! Hugs, Carol Lawecki

trh said...

Merry Christmas to you! What a beautiful cat!

Maureen said...

What an absolutely magnificent cat! - her markings are stunning.
Hmmm - could it be because she "passes" through your lives like a whirlwind? - credit to Browning, of course.......

Fox said...

Well, HELLO, PIPPA! Welcome!

Merry Christmas, Bev, to you Loyal and your family,
♥ Fox : )

Fox said...

Could it be from "Pippa Passes"? (Robert Browning??)

... a long shot but I thought I'd try!

Ridgewoman said...

Oh, how I wish I WOULD have thought of literary references ~ being a lover of books and even the author's mentioned.

Carol. Pippa is a registered Bengal cat. She is a F2 ~ which means she is two generations removed from the Asian Cat from which the breed originated. If you want to see more, go to SantaFeBengalCattery.com, and you can see her relatives and read all about Bengals. Allyson Bennett-Martinez has raised them for 9 years and from what I've seen has the nicest, most consistently Bengal marked kittens and adults. They are raised in her Santa Fe home, underfoot and are very friendly and outgoing. Dog-like, they like water and are easily trained on a leash; they are also friendly with dogs and people. There are a lot of films on YTube of Bengals which are hilarious. They like HIGH places rather than the floor; Very agile, and quick. Their coat is a pelt, not medium haired ~ it feels like satin. They are not for people who do not like energetic cats and prefer the floor-loving Garfield; who are wonderful too, just not Bengal like. They are vocal but not as much as some Siamese I've been around; they do talk to you and make a 'cheetah noise' (a chortle) sometimes. We shall have to be on our toes to be good parents to Pippa as she learns what 'not' to do and give her other activities. My motto is keep her busy, keep her tired! LOL contest hint: Pippa is very inventive and creative in her play….
tee hee xxxx bev

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wild guess: Pips are spots on dice, so I'm thinking a play on the word 'pip'.

Thanks for the information on this beautiful cat! I think you'll have many fun adventures with Pippa!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ridgewoman said...

Oh Kathy, how clever. I didn't know pips were spots on dice; interesting. They also call the tan markings over the eyes of Basenji dogs, pips. One of my dog's ancestors back in 1957 was named, Orange Pip of the Congo.
But a really good guess…bev

Martha said...

Well, I was going to say the Pippa Passes poem, but since that's been tried, I'll guess again. Then I thought Pippi Longstocking, but that's not the same name. How about your own diminutive of the greeting "pip pip!" I'm really struggling now. What a beautiful cat though. I've never seen one of those before.

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, she's gorgeous. Just LOVE her markings. Pippa? No idea but hopefully somebody will guess right!!!

Val said...

Does it have anything to do with horses? Hmm, my guess is instead of a whistle to get attention, "Pippa" is the next best "sound" to that, which attracts an active feline. Incidentally I heard on TV a couple of days back that felines respond best to high-pitched noise.

:D Val

Gina said...

What a gorgeous cat! I saw this yesterday but the only thing "Pippa" makes me think of is Pippi Longstocking and I'm pretty sure is absolutely no connection there. I keep thinking you mentioned it at some point too, but I don't remember what it was if you did. I love it that you are enjoying the cat AND the holiday so much. Many Blessings to you.

Josie Passell said...

Puss in perfect partying attitude.
Perfect is pretty pussy angel.
Puss is pretty perfect angel.

Oh I give up. She is beautiful.

Bri's Bits said...

I was thinking of the movies, there is an actress named Pippa Black, and there is a movie called the Private Lives of Pippa Lee... but I really have no idea either, lol, I also though of the jewelry designer, lol, that one was an afterthought because like jewelry she is so pretty and probably like a diamond in your lives, a real gem, I know, lots of puns, but someone very valuable and wonderful... either way, she is beautiful :)

Bri's Bits said...

oh, I thought of horses for some reason like someone else did, but I would have never thought of Browning, not my type of reading, I am a cheesey mystery thriller paperback kind of girl.

Tatskool said...

It's a strange thing but a Pippa who is creative and inventive in her play shouts Jane Eborall at me!!

Ridgewoman said...

Everyone had such good guesses. But Tatskool solved the puzzle's hint. Creative and inventive indeed is our mate, Jane Eborall. Jane has a first name (which she may or may not disclose to all) but the short version is indeed Pippa.

Thank you for playing the Christmas Season game. Tatskool will be receiving the skein of HDT (not her own), a shuttle, beads and findings.

Carol Lawecki said...

Thank you for the fun and all the information on your beautiful cat. I will go to the url you listed and also you tube. I'm intrigued. Happy New Year to you and yours!!