Lady Beatrice spends most of the Christmas festivities, sulking in her basket.
She dislikes the noise, the chatter and above all, all of my sister’s ‘adorable‘ children.
All the decorations, the food, the music the gifts – all wasted on her. (Though the little darling, does have a soft spot for red ribbon…)
We take her with us when we visit family, and though I have heard this is unusual, it’s by no means unique. We’ve travelled with her since she was a kitten, so she is familiar with my parents and sisters house… She has her own little travel basket, blankets and accoutrement.
By the way, young children should not be left alone, with kittens without supervision. I suspect lady Beatrice’s distinct loathing for my nieces, has some dark history behind it.
I am told the best way to deal with Christmas and beloved cats, is to leave them at home, provided there is a reliable, stressing the word reliable, and willing neighbour who visits on s daily basis to check up on them.
Second best is take them with you, like we do, though that only works with close family visits. I could not take lady Beatrice skiing! Or to Paris. Also, if you are planning to have a mobile cat, best to start them young.
Third solution down the list, is a comfortable stay at a posh cat hotel, (I’ve never done that myself, and would imagine lady Beatrice would feel abandoned!)
So dear friends- how are your pets copying with Christmas – any tips you may like to share?
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