S: A Salt & Papper Christmas
FC: A Salt & Pepper Christmas By Sneezy & Grumble
1: Dedicated in Loving Memory to Dopey & Murphy By Sneezy & Grumble Furballs & Edits handled by Barbara Busey Copyright 2009
2: Once upon a time, there was a snow-white kitty named Salty....
3: And a coal-black kitty named Pepper.
4: Salt was an anti-social curmudgeon-- persnickety, demanding, and vocal in his complaints. | Sometimes he marked his territory in the house, which drove his mommy crazy.
5: And he had a motor that could run a small engine. | He got into a lot of things.
6: Pepper was an anti-social miscreant. At times he was so bad, he had to be separated from the rest of the family until he could learn how to behave again. | Sometimes he marked his territory in the house, which drove his mommy crazy.
7: And he had a motor that could run a small engine. | He got into a lot of things.
8: At Christmas time, Old Salt's attitude was "Bah Humbug!" He never let Christmas get in the way of a good nap.
9: At Christmas time, Pepper’s attitude was “What’s in it for me?” He played with the wrappings on Christmas morning and loved to eat the Styrofoam peanuts. Then he threw up.
10: Salty lived in the warm, sunny South. He had some great vantage points of the world. | Now it just so happened that Salt and Pepper were cousins. But they lived very far apart from each other.
11: He had to be creative with his vantage points of the world. | Pepper lived in the icy cold North. He had to stay inside because it was too cold to go out.
12: They did share some common interests. | Pepper enjoyed studying yoga. While Salty enjoyed actually practicing it.
13: And they both enjoyed a good drink.
14: And so the two kitties lived in their separate worlds, each with his sibling (who sometimes tried his patience, but was also his best friend), and they never met.
15: But we can imagine... large patches of warm, sunny spots to bask in... and deep, soft blankets to curl up and sleep on. | But this Christmas, they will be together... We don't know, of course, what their meeting place will be like.
16: Sunny window ledges for lazy daydreaming...
17: Maybe even some boyish rough-housing: can you picture the black and white flashes of color as the two twist and tumble, entwined around each other? | And birdies or butterflies to chase...
18: And how will these photo opposites know each other? One black, the other white, they couldn't look more different.
19: But these cousins will recognize each other's soul, so much alike. These two difficult problem boys, who caused their mommies much trial and tribulation, were kindred spirits, thieves who stole their mommies’ hearts— | and were loved deeply and unconditionally all of their days. In this place they are now, they will find each other, know each other, and relish being double the trouble...
20: Here's to their first Christmas together, Salt & Pepper.