The first Christmas we were in our new house, only been there a matter of weeks, when my parents came to stay with us. I was in the kitchen making breakfast and waiting for my sister and her husband to arrive. All of a sudden our cat streaked past me with something burgundy flying behind him.
My dad came around the corner after him asking me where his sweatshirt had gone. The cat flew by again and I was able to grab him. Poor little thing! Turns out the people who had the house before us had a mouse problem they'd not bothered to tell us about
and our kitty had found an old glue trap somewhere back in a storage room and it was stuck to his back leg.
He must have then stuck himself to my dad's sweatshirt and then freaked out thinking the sweatshirt was chasing him.
(but sort of funny
Well with two guests at our house, two on their way for breakfast and another 10
soon to arrive for lunch/present opening it was not the best time to have this happen. BTW, did I mention this was the very first Christmas we were hosting as a new couple and I'd NEVER made a turkey before?!
Our vet was closed so my DH got on the internet to find out how to safely get glue off a cat. I had to ask my mom to finish making breakfast and start the Christmas lunch while DH and I took the cat into the bathroom to covered his leg and tail
with olive oil. We then used a fine tooth comb to get the glue out. I eventually had to cut away huge chunks of fur off his tail that were just too sticky. We finally gave him a bath to get the oil off and wrapped him in a warm towel. He was so sad and he looked horrible with a totally chopped up tail and a bald back leg. It was his first Christmas and everyone wanted to see him. He seemed calm enough to introduce him to the crowd so I held him so he'd feel safe and brought him to the family where he immediately looked around the room and let out the loudest hiss you've ever heard turning his head from side to side to include everyone is his unhappiness. Guess he'd not recovered enough yet to want company. He got to spend the rest of the day snuggled up to his brother on our king sized bed well away from the noise and crowd!
I'll definitely do everything in my power to never have to go through that again, LOL!