'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Best Wishes and Christmas Cat

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the holiday celebrated at this time, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. 

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2013, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped to make Aotearoa New Zealand so wonderful a place to live. 
This wish is not intended to imply that Aotearoa New Zealand is necessarily greater than any other country, and is made without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the person receiving the wish. 

Nutrition Facts: This wish is not a significant source of fat, cholesterol, fibre, or any vitamin or mineral. May contain nuts.


  1. Have a good Christmas and all the best for 2013.

  2. Ha, Ha! Merry Christmas !!

  3. Nadolig Llawen a dymuniadau gorau ar gyfer y flwyddyn newydd....from the country that was largely responsible for Aotearoa NZ's ongoing special relationship with sheep.

  4. I think you covered all the bases! I wish you a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year nonetheless....

  5. Have a lovely time Katherine and family. Please note that is not an order but simply an expression of my wishes for you all.

  6. Have a beautiful Christmas, and a safe and blessed new year! :)

  7. Good thing I'd already sent my Christmas cards before I read that. I hope you had a digestible holiday... and wish you a sparkling (but fireproof) New Year to come!

  8. Cats don't do it for me. I'm a dog person myself.

    I have written (translation: thrown together in seven seconds flat) the following verse in your honor:

    Christmas Day has come and gone,
    And I could not wish you mo-ah
    Than a happy Twenty Thirteen there
    In Ah-oh-tay-uh-ro-ah!

  9. Thank you everyone. Hope yours was wonderful.

  10. Very considerate of you to consider everyone else in the delivery of these sentiments Katherine. I also liked the little poem comment above. Happy New Year, if that's your thing? - Dave

  11. Thanks Dave.

    Happy New Year to you too!


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