Merry Christmas from Floppycats

🎄🎅Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄

Rags and Santa - Christmas 2007

I hope you, your kitties, family, friends, and loved ones have plenty of blessings to share this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!

If you follow us on Facebook or have followed us for years, 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.

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 Rags. My parents gifted my siblings and me with Rags as a Christmas present (I am holding him in the photo below, and my brother, Marsh, is holding Cosby, who passed at ten 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 parent’s house to help me undo my stocking.

He lay on the couch like an old man and just bitchy meowed at me while we undid the stocking.

My fondest memories are of him playing with 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’ now deceased Ragdoll, loved to play with wrapping paper – and was 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 remind me of Christmas and Rags because Santa left one in Rags’ stocking when he was 15. Of course, he went nutzo for it; not only that, but he 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. Beth Morey says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jenny! <3 Love the pictures and the story! <3 Love YOU!

  2. Ellie L Sanborn says:

    I look forward every day for your newsletter. They are very informative and full of advice.
    From our cat condo to your cat condo: Wishing you all the very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ⛄

  3. Patti A Johnson says:

    Merry Christmas!!!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

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