Merry Christmas 2017! 🎅🎄

Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄

Rags and Santa - Christmas 2007

If you follow us on Facebook or if you have followed us for years, then chances are you have already seen this photo.  It is my all time favorite cat Christmas photo, so I share it yearly.

Poinsettias are poisonous if cats eat them, so it’s not the best photo to share because of that.  However, my mom has never had a cat bother a poinsettia – so she always left them out.  My sister took this photo of my Rags when he was 18 years old.

Christmas ALWAYS reminds me of my childhood and of Rags.  We were gifted with Rags as a Christmas present (I am holding him in the photo below and my brother, Marsh, is holding Cosby who passed at 10 months from FIP).

Marsh, Cosby, Spencer, Jenny, Rags and Snickers
The day we got rags. I am holding Rags. My older brother, Marsh, is holding Cosby, my little brother, Spencer, is in the box and Snickers is the GSD.

Christmas also reminds me of Rags because I always had him help me unwrap my presents – even his last Christmas at 19 years old, I lugged him over to my parents’ house to help me undo my stocking.  He laid on the couch as an old man and just bitchy meowed at me, while we undid the stocking.

My fondest memories are of him playing in all the wrapping paper before my mom would scoop it up and put it in the garbage bag.  Or how he would help me play with new toys or set up new doll houses.  Murphy, my parents’ 13-year old Ragdoll, still loves to play with wrapping paper – and he’s a sucker for curling ribbon – gotta be careful with that (Murphy had surgery at 18 months old from eating and swallowing curling ribbon).

Yeowww! Catnip bananas also always remind me of Christmas and Rags because Santa left one in Rags stocking when he was 15 years old – and he went nutzo for it….not only that, but continued to play with it over and over again – something he had never done with a toy.

Do you have any cats and Christmas stories to share?

Merry Christmas to all.

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. MEOWY CHRISTMAS to you, Jenny, and your lovely family (include all loved ones!) and all The Furry Babies AND to ALL THE FLOPPYCATTERS & Their Loved Ones & Furry Babies!!! 🙂 <3

    Wonderful post and reminder about the dangers of this holiday when it comes to pretty holiday things that can pose a risk to our treasured babies' health and lives! And thank you for sharing your past favorite Christmas memories with Rags with us, too! I truly treasure those stories. fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  2. Merry Christmas Jenny and Charlie and Trigg and to all your family! My cats had a wonderful Christmas. I had to hide their presents because they tried to get into them before i had them wrapped. They got yeooooowwwww cat nip banana, rainbow and green fish,a new “big mamas scratchy box” with zoom around the room catnip and toy, a big bag of “greenies” and some origin cat treats (they love them!) and some “fussy cat” food. they are passed out now. it snowed so that made it even better.
    my animals always had stockings and presents for Christmas and my cats i have now expect it. They would be mad if they didn’t have the “unwrapping ” party. they love ripping into the paper and making a mess. now i get to clean it all up. there is catnip all over!! Peace and Love and Hope for the coming year!

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