sixty-something cat lover and bookworm.
We have an artificial tree because my hubby has an allergic reaction when he touches pine needles. Also, because we don’t want our cats chewing on tree needles and then getting sick. They don’t chew on or climb the artificial tree but they do occasionally knock down ornaments,
Hubby and I collect some of the Hallmark ornaments, but we get them at the after-Christmas sales for the following season.
If they BOTH go quietly back to the lab, hopefully things can be sorted out.
Having seen some faded, distorted tattoos on older folks, I’m just as glad I never got one in my youth. I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was in my thirties.
I’m guessing the elf costume was meant for someone shorter than Rufus.
The Prep and Landing elves told him which fireplace was next to the Christmas tree!
Prep and Landing!
There is a pipe mentioned in the poem.
Maybe he caught and ate the bat?
I think Sam posed as a waiter so he could pick up the glass to check the fingerprints.