Thursday, November 27, 2008

A near Tanks-gifun diz-aster

Dr Tweety: "Az you can cleerly see, I haz been left in charge of peelin' dis mound of taterz. You haz gots to be kiddin! It's not enuff dats I had to cook a pie & peel a tur-key!"

"Delilah? Will you helps me wit dis mountain of taterz?"

Delilah: "This Turkey Day work is getting out of hand... what exactly did you want me to do Uncle Tweety?"

Dr Tweety: "Well honey... you gots to spitz on 'em, pokey holez in 'dere skinz & stix 'em in a pot of water."

Delilah: "SPIT? I do not think I will spit on our lovely Thanksgiving dinner... not me, no way!"

Dr Tweety: "Well dats it fur moi. I yam outta here. No cat or da momee wants to help wit dis tur-key of a din-din!


Delilah: "If he thinks I am going to do all of the prep work, he's out of his ever-loving floofy mind!"

The Narrator: And so it was, it came to pass. The ingredients so lovely, sat lonely on the chopping board... no chef in sight. Celery so green, onions so sweet, garlic so pungent, apples so tart, butter so rich, oranges so juicy, cornbread so moist... all abandoned.

Mushrooms, lonely mushrooms...

A sizzling pan awaiting the onions and mushrooms and a pot of turkey necks bubbling away. But no Tweet in sight!

Although mysteriously, while a sweet potato pie cools on the counter,

A raw turkey sits in the ice box... alone... so alone. Poor bird.

Delilah: "I can't believe this!!! Tweeeeeeeeeety!!!! Where are you??? TWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!! Get in here and finish this dinner!"

Maximillian: "Good Godfrey! That screeching could wake the dead Delilah! This is Thanksgiving... try and remember us older cats."

Auntie Stinkie: "Daddy? I think I know where Tweet is. Let me whisper in your ear."

The Narrator: Alas, Auntie Stinkie was mistaken. There was no Tweet in the bedroom... only a lonely, indentation where once a cat lay sleeping."

Delilah: "Mommy!!! Daddy!!! I found him!!!"

The Narrator: And there, upon his throne, slept the noble Tweet. Oblivious to the raw turkey, the uncooked giblets, the unwhipped cream, and the uncorked wine.

Dr Tweety: (Dreaming) & A HAPPY TankSGIVING TO ALL!!!


Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Waht a lovely story and so many taterz! I really enjoyed seeing your preparation and it makes me want to have Thanksgiving too. Moooom, can't we have a turkey anyway?
Purrrrrs, Siena

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Dr. Tweety, we're not surprised you went on strike. You work so hard and no one to help you.

Lux said...

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you - just *look at all that food. I hope the turkey got done in time! :)

Asta said...

Dr Tweety
I hope someone fixed all those wondewfullest ingwedientses and you have a faboolous Thanksgiving.
You all look so wondewful
I came by to help taste all youw goodies..Thank you vewy much
love and smoochie kisses to all


Chrissie said...

Delilah, I will come and help you! I shall bring 6 squirrels, skinned, and we shall saute them in butter, onion, garlic and a little white wine. Then, while you sip your own wine, I shall put them into a pan and into the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes-ish, or until they smell right. We'll mash a few potatoes and cook some stuffed carrots and have a little cranberry sauce on the side. You set the table all pretty and call all the others...And dinner will be served!

Then, it's time for a nice snuzzle and a sleep!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my goodness look at all the wonderfur fixins you got....and no cook...that is not good.
Love from Miss Peach

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Oh Dr T, you abandoned the din-din!!! I would do the same too. I am sure the dinner would fix itself. Hope your momee's knee is a bit better. No good that your gran has pneumonia. My hardest purr for her to get better soonest. SS had it 2 winters ago and that was no fun. She pulled through OK, then again she was not 86!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Thankyou for thinking of me and sending the turkey!!!

Everycat said...

Oh Dr Tweety, the whole of Thanksgiving will fall apart unless you summon your troops to save the day!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, all of you, even if you don't get any dinner because a certain Dr was sleeping!

Whicky Wuudler

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Happy ending!

Happy Fangs-giving! Gobble, gobble, gobble ... 'urp!
DMM and the Feline Americans

Just Ducky said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. the food looks yummy.

Gretchen said...

Ouch, your mommies knee...I hope she gets it better soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Dr Tweety, we are sending ofer our magic potato peeler. As we unnerstand, The Big Thing just holds it and the potatoes magically move themselfs along it, takin off their peels. We hope it isnt arrivin too late!

Millie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Thanksgiving Gang!! Dr. Tweety, I can not blame you for being so tired. You've been working so hard since your mommy got hurty. I hope the other kitties pitched in so that nummy looking raw turkey got cooked and eated!

Can I help chop? My claws haven't been trimmed since before my beans went on vacation

Mickey's Musings said...

Good for you to go off and have some sweet dreams!!! I hope that inspired the others to get the dinner all done for you!!!!! You deserve a treat,Tweet!!!!!

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

PeeEss: Your idea to wave turkey under MoMo's nose worked!! She is better!!!!!!!!!!

Catzee said...

I luved yur story! Happy Thanksgivin'! An' next time tell 'em that kitties don't eat taterz.

MaoMao said...

Wowie, lookit alla yummy foodies! You are such a wunnerful fambly, and alla us Ballicai love you! We hope you had a superduper Thanksgiving!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Max said...


That was a most awesome story!

Black Cat said...

Oh, Dr. Tweety, my dearest frennid, I fort yuo luffed kuuking. I noes yuo ar veree tyred, but yor pore Momee haz a orfully herty nee so shee probly karnt stand four long, so jest help hur kuuk da Fanksgivvin dinner (da ingreedyenz luk delishus) an then yuo kan rezt!!! HOPPY FANXGIVVIN to yuo orl!

O karp, Ay am so discombooogylated my spellin an gramer seamz to hav gorn all ofveor da plase!

Ay Loev yuo gize lodez n lodez!

Yuor frennid,
Balk Cart

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

catsynth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. All that food looks great!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hope it all came together alright. Dr. Tweety you seem to be a good organizer, the foreman so to speak.

That was a great post!

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Samantha & Mom said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving story!! Happy Belated Thanksgiving and we are thankful that you all are our furiends!! Yippee!! Christmas is coming!!
Your FL furiends,

Daisy said...

Dr. Tweety, I loved your Thanksgiving day tale! I'll bet somehow the dinner magically came together in time.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Dr. Tweety! You were a winner in my Super-secret Thanksgiving Commentathon Contest an' won second prize! Email me at daisymaemausATcoxDOTnet with your snail mail address an' we'll mail your prize!

Fat Eric said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Dr Tweety and co!

Quasi said...

I think many cats and their families have this labor-division problem at Thanksgiving. Nobody should be stuck with all the work, unless the work includes eating.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We hope your Mommy's knee is better. The beans ran away from home for Thanksgiving so we had a very lonely and boring day in the garage. The Mom promised to cook us a Turkey tomorrow. We hope your meal got cook and that your had a Happy Thanksgiving. ~S,S & C

The Island Cats said...

We hope dinner got made and you had a great Thanksgiving!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Cute post. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

Christine and FAZ said...

Now that's what I call a great Thanksgiving story. Lovely, lovely food too. FAZ

Anonymous said...

Aw, a happy ending anyway, Dr. Tweety! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sassy Kat said...

Realy liked the Thanksgiving story you added to your post with all the holiday fixings going on. That is one big bird. Wouldn't you have liked to see that one running around in your front yard? I think it might scare me though.

Tesla and Hansel said...

looks like yoo did great jobby on da fud!

Shadow Saluki said...

Dood! I hope that you all had lots o' turkey for Thanksgiving like I did! Yum!
Shadow Saluki

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! Such a dilemma with all of that food needing fixing and preparation! We sure hope that it was all fixed in time for dinner!

Luf, Us

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