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Cat from Vancouver {USA}

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This cat of Vancouver is the main inspiration behind Melissa McClone's Christmas novella MISTLETOE MAGIC. When the author was asked to write a short Christmas story, she'd been dealing with a couple sick cats that not only meant trips to the vet but trips to an emergency animal hospital. Shasta was one of those cats.

"Unfortunately, Shasta didn't survive, but for the last weeks of his life, he was comfortable, warm, had plenty to eat and was loved. For me, that's what's animal rescue and fostering senior cats is all about," Melissa McClone says. "But I'm a romance writer and prefer happy endings. Christmas is a time for magic and miracles so in MISTLETOE MAGIC I wrote the ending I wanted for Shasta."

Mistletoe Magic


  1. I'm glad Shasta was happy and loved at the end.

  2. Warm and loved and well fed, Shasta had the best in the end. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Such a little cutie.
    xo Catherine

  4. I have just received an email that I won the book "Santa Claws" THANK YOU!!!
    I can't wait to start reading it!!!

  5. RIP, Shasta. We're glad you were loved.

  6. Sorry to learn about little Shasta. Glad to know she was loved and experienced it prior to passing. Sending woofs her way...