Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No elf left behind

We're getting down to the wire. Ten of the 7MSN residents have graduated from Elf Training Academy, leaving just one student still trying to make the grade. I've been following Daffodil around the house with the camera in one hand and the hat in the other, but she's on to me.

Nice try, mom, bringing the camera to bed.
You know I'm going to bolt the minute you pull that hat out of your sleeve.

And she did.

In one final desperate attempt, Smooch and I cornered her convinced her to sit quietly behind the chair while I dropped the hat on her head.



You've got to do what you can to get these kids to graduate.



We hope you'll join us tomorrow, when all the jolly elves of the 7MSN assemble for the grand finale.

21 comments:

  1. Whew, so everyone has now graduated! Hurray!! I can hardly wait til tomorrow .....

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  2. The Cat in the Hat!
    Merry Christmas, Carter to you and all your critters.
    Best always, Sandra

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  3. Awww, purrrrfect! Love the one where she is looking up. Good catch, Mom!

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  4. Awww, she makes up for her poor elfishness by being so cute! Can't wait to see the finale....although I'm going to miss this series of posts. Hey, maybe I should talk to your parents.....just think, this could be a theme! Next up: Valentine's Day!

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  5. Methinks some Photoshop Phun is in the works...

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  6. All your elves have finally graduated with honors. I'm sure there will be many elfin good treats in their stockings. Have a very Merry Christmas with the gang.

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  7. LOVE IT! Daffodil is as beautiful as her namesake....Love the fact that Smooch is helping you get everyone in the act. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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  8. That's so cute. Cats have a look that they can give saying this is so silly, but you are just a human so I will humor you!

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  9. Can't wait till tomorrow! I know it is going to be super!

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  10. Daffodil looks just thrilled. :) What is it about cats that make their feelings so much more apparent than with dogs?

    Question about Smooch and the cats.
    She seems to leave the house cats alone, but she wants to get Deets? You make sure they're apart?

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  11. CeeCee, Smooch doesn't exactly leave the house cats alone...she tries to play with them and they basically tell her to go elsewhere. If Smooch and Deets ever got into the same space, I doubt they would hurt each other. Smooch is just taunted by the fact that Deets gets to run around wherever he wants and she can't get close to him.

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  12. I can't wait for the finale! I have enjoyed your elf training lessons so very much!

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  13. There's always one student who sits in the back of the class passing notes. She does NOT look impressed. Smooch had better watch her back...

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  14. "You've got to do what you can to get these kids to graduate"...ha ha. So very true!
    I can't wait for the finale tomorrow! :-)

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  15. I just love the "I am so not impressed with this" look. Sooooo cat.

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  16. She's just humoring you ya know....cats RULE!

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  17. Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow. I'm sure it'll be good!

    Merry Christmas to you, Linda.


    ~Lisa

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  18. Daffodil is so beautiful! Love these photos!

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  19. gordy and georgie12/22/09, 8:59 PM

    We hope that Daffodil was rewarded with a bunch of cat treats. Our person went to a garden store today. They had a miniature donkey/burro there, keeping a camel company. She got to pet him and he was quite cute and charming. Now she says she wants a burro like Alan or George for the backyard. We are glad the City would never allow it.

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  20. Well your reluctant elf still looks adorable :)

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