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A guest post from Pooh Hodges. He ate breakfast with the toys this morning.

Pooh Hodges, from thecatwhowrites.com, eats breakfast with the toys. 

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Pooh Hodges, my supervisor. Most people would say, “my cat.” But, I do not own Pooh. He picked our family at the Humane Society in Wisconsin right before Christmas in 2004. He is the manager of our home, and a writer. He dictates and I type.


Good Morning Dear Friends,

Mrs. Hodges toys have been coming alive at midnight in the month of December.

December is a special month where toys come alive at the stroke of midnight. This month they have eaten eggs. Frank, the lion likes his eggs easy over, and Willow the cheetah likes her eggs scrambled. Bob, the tiger just likes to eat butter. Margaret the giraffe and Edward the elephant like to eat their eggs raw.

Oh yes, what else have they done. They have emptied out books from the bookcase, toilet-papered Mrs. Hodges writing desk, washed the silverware, decorated the Christmas tree, and made Christmas cookies. Last night when they came alive they ate cat food with me and the kittens.

Perhaps the toys were sick from eating all of the Christmas cookies?

Do you like to share? I do.

It was nice to have company this morning for breakfast. We were served a dry chicken and rice complete cat food with a side of water.

The kittens, Nepeta and JR, joined me for breakfast. Charlie wasn’t awake yet. He ate later.

We had company for breakfast today.

We had company for breakfast today.

Sharing cat food with company.

Would you please pass the salt.


"Good Morning, my name is Nepeta."

Good Morning, my name is Nepeta.

See you at midnight tonight. It was so nice to see you.

See you at midnight tonight. It was so nice to see you.

Bob walks awayBob walks away.Bob walks away.Bob walks away.Bob walks away.

The toys really did come alive. I saw them.

You can trust me. I am a cat, and I am honest.

You have to believe in magic to find it. [Would you like to tweet that? tweet tweet.]

Personally, I would rather eat a bird than tweet one. 

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
― Roald Dahl

Do you believe in magic? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to talk to you. Or you can e-mail me. [email protected] My secretary, Mrs. Hodges, and I check my e-mail daily.

All the best,
Love Pooh

p.s. If you toys come alive tonight, please post the photographs on toycember. The facebook page to share the toys adventure this month.

p.s.s  Here are the other stories from this month’s adventure:

November 30: On December 1st my toys will come alive.
December 1st: My toys came alive at midnight last night! They like eggs!
December 2nd: My toys came alive last night and emptied my bookcase.
December 3rd:  My toys were upset with me last night. They toilet papered my writing desk.
December 4th: I almost caught my toys alive! What were they doing?
ecember 5th: My toys found the box of Christmas ornaments. They came alive again!
ecember 6th: How to never grow old

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Pooh is very magnanimous. Tink would never think of sharing her food with different species. Or sharing anything else, for that matter.

    • Good Morning Kathleen,
      Perhaps Tink just hasn’t met a Tiger she likes yet.
      I share my food with three little kittens, so sharing with wild animals didn’t seem so hard.
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    Do you think the toys could come to my house to play one night at midnight?
    You could come too.
    They will have to let me out of my crate to play.
    Oh and we won’t be able to make too much noise as mom gets mad easily.
    She will be sleeping then and it is best to keep her that way.
    Thank you.

    • Dear Edelweiss,
      Mrs. Hodges toys and I would love to come and play with you.
      We can be very quiet.
      However, I don’t drive. I don’t know how we would get there.
      I hope you have a good nights sleep in your crate.
      All the best,
      love Pooh

      • La McCoy

        Dear Pooh,
        The toys know magic.
        They will know how to work the transporter.
        Please come with them to play with me.
        We will have fun.
        I am taking a nap now to be ready for when you get here.
        Be sure you come.
        I’m Excited,
        Love you all.