The Twelve Days of Christmas: a Parody

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Introduction

This bit of nonsense came to me after listening to a "12 Days..." parody on the late-night Jimmy Fallon show that aired December 21st, 2011.

We have recently acquired 2 new kittens, bringing our total cat-count up to 6. Since we are experienced cat-owners (er...the cats have just corrected me--cat servants), we are well familiar with the sort of havoc they can wreak.

Despite their talent and penchant for mischief, they never fail to deliver a smile or offer purry comfort. So, with tongue-in-cheek, and love in my heart, I dedicate this spoof to my darling kitty-cats.

The Tune is Somehow Familiar...

You know this old tune--join in and sing along! For you doggy-owners, feel free to change "cat" to "dog" where needed, but I don't know what to tell you about the purring references. ;-)

Lil' Miss Fuzz
Lil' Miss Fuzz

Ready, Set, Sing!

On the first day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

One purring cuddlepile,

On the second day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Two unplugged light strings,

On the third day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Three mangled garlands,

Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle

On the fourth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Four underfoot cats,

(Here's the Big Operatic Interlude)

On the fifth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Fi-i-i-i-i-i-ve stepped-on ta-a-a-i-i-i-ls...

On the Sixth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Six cats a-yowling,

On the seventh day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Seven stolen cheese cubes,

Munchkin
Munchkin

On the eighth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Eight shredded presents,

On the ninth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Nine spilled egg nogs,

Bobbie
Bobbie

On the tenth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Ten missing ribbons,

On the eleventh day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Eleven Broken ornaments,

Patches
Patches

Now For the Big Finale...

On the twelfth day of Yuletide, my cats arranged for me,

Twelve hissy-fits,

Eleven broken ornaments,

Ten missing ribbons,

Nine spilled egg nogs,

Eight shredded presents,

Seven stolen cheese cubes,

Six cats a-yowling,

Fi-i-i-i-i-ve stepped-on ta-a-a-i-i-i-ls,

Four underfoot cats,

Three mangled garlands,

Two unplugged light strings,

and a Pretty Purring Cudd-l-l-l-le Pi-i-i-i-le.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!

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Hillbilly Zen 4 years ago from Kentucky

This is great, Ms. Lizzy! Voted up, funny and awesome - and a very Meowy Christmas from me and my felines to you and yours!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi there, Hillbilly Zen!

Wow--you're fast! Thanks much--glad I was able to offer a chuckle, and thanks very much for the votes! Purrs from the kitties, and a very merry holiday season to you and yours!


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capricornrising 4 years ago from Wilmington, NC

I'm allergic to cats, but I still think this was adorable! Have a Happy Holidays!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This is so cute and funny - just a purrrfect Yuletide song for cat owners! You're probably lucky that they haven't tipped the tree over! Happy holidays to you and all of your furry friends!


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mathira 4 years ago from chennai

Meow meow pussy cat.


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Feline Prophet 4 years ago from India

Hehe...it would be a treat to hear this from your kitty choir! :)


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

@ capricorn rising--I'm so sorry to hear of your allergy to these wonderful furry companions, but pleased I was able to let you enjoy them vicariously. Thanks so much for your comment!

@ Stephanie--Thank you very much, and no, we have a small artificial tree this year, with only shatterproof ornaments, and the tree is tied to a slatted patio table with cable ties, otherwise, it proably would have been knocked over!

@ mathira--Thanks for stopping by.

@ Feline Prophet--Hello, and thanks for that cute idea. Except for just one of the cats, (and only at feeding time), none of them are very vocal. Their purrs are wonderful, but not loud enough to be captured on video. I'm glad you liked the parody.


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Debra Charney 4 years ago from United States

The cat person that I am, I just absolutely loved it!!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Debra--I'm so pleased you enjoyed this bit of fluffy fun. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know it struck a chord.

(And that's an adorable kitty you have there...)


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

This is absolutely brilliant!! I've read it a few times over just for the sheer joy of it - and to look at the beautiful kitties again!! The photographs are so cute!!

I loved your wonderful piece of Christmas 'nonsense'!! Hope you and your kitties have a wonderful Christmas. Voted up + funny + awesome!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Seeker7--

Thank you so much for such high praise! I had fun writing this, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed it so much. I tell you, there are times when these 6 "little angels" seem like a full dozen.... ;-)

Thanks for the votes, and a very happy holiday season to you and yours as well!


Cobra 4 years ago

this needs to be set to music, so all the cat lovers world wide can enjoy it.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Cobra--

If you mean it needs a tune--it shares the tune to "The Twelve Days of Christmas," but if you mean it needs to be recorded in a studio--I lack the equipment.. ;-)


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Angie Jardine 4 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

The Toof couldn't understand why you were making such a fuss about the shreds and spills ... after all Christmas is only for cats, right?

But you're only one us us lesser mortals like me, I s'pose ... ah well, I'll just go and pick the Christmas tree up again.

Fun hub, Dzy ... it's so reassuring to know I am not the only nutter on the planet ; )

Have a very Merry Christmas ... with love from ye olde England.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Angie--

LOL, oh, but of course the holidays are only for cats, and our lot as their mere servants to obligingly follow along picking up the pieces lest they hurt their dainty paws on the next go-round!

Hee hee hee....thanks so much for adding your priceless commentary...it's good to start the day with a chuckle.

Happy Holidays to you and all of yours as well.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Cute stuff--my cat loved it! Life with cats is ... worth it, yes? :)


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, RTalloni--

Yes, absolutely worth it! Our cats are our only remaining link to sanity in this crazy-mixed-up world!

I'm so glad your kitties enjoyed the tale of mischief from their brothers and sisters in fur! ;-)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Aw! this was lovely! lol! I love cats, and it sounds like they had a great Christmas! have a great New Year!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Nell--Thank you so very much. I'm pleased you enjoyed my craziness. Warm wishes for the new year to you and yours!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

It's two days after Christmas but I just sang it to my husband. I loved it! Kitties and me wishing you and yours all the best.

Little Miss Fuzz is my fav!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi there, homesteadbound!

Thanks very much--I'm glad you had such fun with the piece. Lil' Miss Fuzz is also my hubby's favorite. It was she who stole his heart and caused us to adopt her and her sister, rendering us as "failed fosters." ;-)

All the best for the coming year to you and yours!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Really funny idea! Thanks for sharing!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, randomcreative--

Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...best hub of all time and I'm all dizzy Miss Lizzy because of it - lol - this will be posted on my Facebook page with a direct link back here so all of my cat loving friends can see it - there are pictures of my two cats Little Miss Tiffy (the diva in the picture and my mum's cat) and Mister Gabriel a white deaf cat who loves his leash and going for walks with me - lake erie time ontario canada 6:27am - will come back later on in the day to check out some of your other hubs too - hope all is well with you and happy new year!!!!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello there, epigramman--

Thank you so much for the huge compliment--coming from Hub Pages foremost 'penner of poetic parody' is the ne plus ultra of flattery.

I'm delighted that you had such fun with this bit of silliness. Thanks so very much for the share; much appreciated!

I hope your kitty enjoyed his very early morning walk. That's not my time of day, but the cats sure think we should be up by then, eh?

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