Thumbnail sketches for an article in the children's magazine SPIDER entitled "Pounce's Christmas Surprise". Pounce the kitten is a new addition to a home where an older somewhat curmudgeony cat and his human now reside. Pounce's behavior is both annoying and endearing to the two oldsters, in particular his desire to climb the christmas tree. I had two cats at the time, Leo- big old chubby guy and Rosie- young weisenheimer female feline. Rosie kept Leo on his toes. I used them as models for the story. Happy Holidays! Pencil, 2002.