31 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MEMORIES!
We had just gotten our second kitten. This was WAAAAAY back in 1998/1999 (I don’t remember the exact year…..gonna have to ask my parents…).
We had our first cat, Maui. Our second cat we called Kauai….sensing a theme?
Anybut, it was Kauai’s first Christmas and we’d gotten her own stocking for her so she didn’t have to share with Maui. We bought a feather on a string on a stick. She loved it.
I played with her for about ten minutes Christmas morning. Then she collapsed and started shaking. Foam came out of her mouth and me, a child, screamed and started crying.
I thought I’d killed our new kitten.
We took her to the animal hospital and learned it WASN’T MY FAULT!
We’d gotten her vaccinated a couple days before Christmas and she apparently had a bad reaction to one of the vaccines.
From then on, she couldn’t get that shot. Neither I nor my parents remember exactly which one it was, but it was one that surprisingly a large number of cats have reactions to…so the more you know.
Kauai was fine and lived a long, happy cat life.
I never said all of the memories would be happy ones.