The Exeption

When The Husband was still The Boyfriend and we got serious about birthdays and Valentine's and all other gift-giving related days, I made it perfectly clear that combining Christmas and birthday gifts into one Mappy Birthmas gift was an automatic Break Up Rule (later to be upgraded to an automatic Divorce Papers Filed rule). And we lived happily ever after.

Then he got sneaky.

He brought this little guy home.


This is Fezzik. The little furball agreed to sit pretty in the very Christmas stocking I was brought home from the hospital in 33 years ago in exchange for a treat and a belly rub.

I got a blog post out of it and The Husband is currently celebrating his success at having found an exception to my rule.