On the fourth day of Christmas, Holly, a beautiful dark grey cat came to see Dr Marilyn as she was feeling a little grey. Holly had been vomiting for a few days and was not showing her usual interest in dinner. Recently her family had decorated the Christmas tree with lashings of tinsel and lovely sparkly decorations. Dr Marilyn gave Holly a thorough examination and admitted her to hospital for an Xray and supportive fluids to rehydrate her after all of that vomiting. The Xray showed that Holly had found the tinsel all too tempting and had had a little taste test. Dr Marilyn operated on Holly later that day and retrieved a length of tinsel that was wrapping itself around Holly’s intestines. Holly has a few days to recover at home with her family before the festivities begin.