Friday, December 14, 2012

You better watch out...


...Santa Mick is comin' to town. 
(and cryin' and poutin' are nothin' compared to what you'll do
 if there's no hay cookies waiting for him under your tree)


Thanks ever so much to everyone and everybun for the birthday wishes--they were so very much appreciated. I had a lovely 50th birthday...at least until the end of the night, when it turned out that hubby had one last gift for me: his cold. Fortunately, I only had one week of misery, while hubby had almost three. We're both fine now except for the occasional coughing bout, but it did put me even further behind in my projects than before (after all, the last thing I need to do is include a dose of the plague in with my cards and blankets).

I was planning to do a humongous calendar giveaway for Christmas this year similar to what I did last year, because Mr. Mick is not only appearing twice in the Bunspace calendar for 2013, but he is also in the House Rabbit Connection calendar for 2013. All I can say is that there is a slight change in plans, but I will say that if you would like one of Mick's holiday cards (and I don't already have your mailing address), please email me at jade@jademyst.com and let me know ASAP. First come, first served and all that. 

As for His Majesty, he has been trying (and failing) to stay off of Santa Paws' naughty list as usual. He gave himself quite the scare last night while attempting to help himself to his container of hay cookies on my computer desk. I was sitting at the computer typing up an invoice, while Mick was perched on his footstool next to my chair. Suddenly, there was a scrambling, wriggling ball of orange fur half in my lap and half on my keyboard! Mick had jumped up from the footstool and semi-landed in my lap somehow (quite a feat for a middle-aged bun of excessive...fluff) and was simultaneously freaking out over his accidental accomplishment and trying to escape back to his footstool, while I was trying to scoop him up and get him secured against my chest so he would neither fall to the ground nor accidentally hurt himself with all his flinging himself around. Finally, I got him against my shoulder (thank gawd my chair had a high back, I think he would have leaped off my shoulder in his panic) and got him calmed down. He was wide-eyed and breathing hard, but otherwise fine, so I began stroking his nose and giving him a massage until he was settled down and toothpurring. Once I was sure he was calm again, I gave him a cookie and set him back down again and he went bopping off as if nothing had happened, but I'm sure he's not going to try that stunt again. Foo' wabbit. 


I call this "Out of Hay Cookies". 

I must sign off now--if by some chance I do not get around to posting again before the 25th, I want to wish everyone and everybun a joyous holiday season: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus, and Happy Holidays from me and Mr. Mick!





15 comments:

Paula said...

Glad you're feeling better, so awful to have a cold during the hollydays. And Mr Mick, WAY TO GO! You still got it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're feeling better! Poor Mr Mick trying to overstretch himself! I'm sure he'll find lots of treats under the Christmas tree

The human said...

Feliz navidad! silly wabbit!

Karen M said...

Is Mr. Mick where they got the idea for those mob boss Santa Claus commercials that have been running lately?

Chatty Crone said...

Awe!

Annette F Tait said...

ha ha Jade - laughed so much at your plague comment :) and I can imagine his majesty now contemplating whether the cookie reward was sufficient enough that it warrants another jump! (Wes would say Yes!!!) Happy xmas and all that stuff :)

speedyrabbit said...

oh dear glad you had a nice birthday sorry you got a cold but glad you're nearly better,tell mick that Speedy said to do better at being good,oh and did you get our card I cna't rember if you said you had,xxSpeedy and Rachel
P.s MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Rabbits' Guy said...

And a fine Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Lorna Appleby said...

(Sneaks Mr Mick some apple)

Well, I'm pretty sure Santa is supposed to be jolly rather than fuzzy .. but I'll take what I can get. Hopefully Santa Mick can be bribed into believing I've been a good girl this year. :)

Hoppy Birthday! I've been off in my own little universe and completely missed it. Freddie promises to push his wood house against the wheel and start running on the wheel as soon as I fall asleep. You wouldn't believe the racket it makes..

bunnits said...

lol! I love the "Out of Hay Cookies."

Mr. Mick is getting to be quite a celebrity. I hope it doesn't negatively affect his decisions on who's naughty or nice.

Merry Christmas to all.

SixBunnies said...

Merry Christmas!

Did you create that art? It's wonderful! I love the personality! It captures the drama aspect of being bunneh ...

Mick, you are quite the acrobat! Ornery fluff ball! Just ask your Mom to pass the cookies please ...

Jade said...

6Buns: I wish I had, but in actuality I found that pic on Facebook--and it looked too much like Mick having a fit not to steal it. :)

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Merry Christmas!

RoadBunner said...

Ha ha to "Out of Hay Cookies!" :)

Do you make the hay cookies yourself? Have you ever posted your hay cookies recipe?

Wishing both of you and your family a very happy holiday season!!

DuchessBunny said...

Hope that y'all are all well this holiday season!!!

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