First off, we would like to offer our apologies to anyone who was missing presents that they were expecting to find from Santa under the tree this year. Due to rain, we didn't visit the country like we were hoping, and thus Betsy Bear was able to raid Santa's sack and give his poor reindeer such a fright that they are probably seeking therapy even as we speak. If you are missing food gifts, they have been eaten. We're sorry about that. If you're missing some other item, please contact Betsy about ransom demands.
In addition to apologizing for Betsy, which is something we seem to do with every major holiday, we would also like to apologize for all of the kitty shrieks. The human managed to find a major branch on her family tree last night and we spent hours helping her poke at it. Brother was not happy though, and apparently he has someone's cell phone permanently, although why they are paying a bill for a phone that is in the paws of a cat, we will never know, but anyway, he kept texting us all night, demanding to know why he was hearing a tree growing, and to stop whatever we were doing to encourage that horrible tree to grow at once. Really, we're very sorry about that, and we hope the noise didn't spoil anyone's Christmas.