Monday, December 31, 2018

Farewell to 2018

Evan shared a photo much like the one below on Christmas Eve, as he waited for Santa Paws to arrive.

Believe it or not, this is not a repeat photo. This is a brand new shot, taken on a brand new day. This time, though, instead of waiting for Santa Paws, Evan is waiting for the New Year to arrive.

In 2018, we were blessed with much happiness and health. This year brought us our newest additions, kittens Tonks and Winky. And we can't forget that their brother, Flitwick, was also adopted by this here human's parents. We are so very grateful for all with which 2018 gifted us. This year, and every year, we feel so blessed for all of our family and friends, including all of you. Thank you, friends, for helping make our 2018 a terrific one!

We hope all of you friends of ours had a beautiful and blessed 2018, and that the last day of the year brings you many more blessings.

Oh, and this post wouldn't be complete if we didn't wish you all a very merry Seventh Day of Christmas!

Our Festive Doodle of the Day:

I had some unexpected duties to attend to this weekend, and was not able to finish the doodle I originally had planned for today. There were no emergencies, just some last-minute festive happenings in which I participated. So, I'm going to share a flashback doodle, all the way back to the very first doodle I shared in 2018. So, indeed, here is a reminder of the doodle I created for the first day of 2018:

That all being said and this flashback doodle now shared, I do intend on adding to this post the drawing I originally intended for today. I will very likely be able to finish it this morning, and will add it then, since this is indeed its intended home. If you come by before that doodle is added, feel free to stop by again later if you'd like to see our last true doodle of 2018.

This is a reminder to myself that one of my 2019 New Year goals is to prepare doodles and blog posts far more days in advance, so that I'm not always doing what I enjoy so last-minute. Since I have today and tomorrow off work with few to no plans, I will be doodling and writing to my little heart's content to get a head start on that.

Happy 2018!

And here's the edit with the doodle originally intended for this post. This is more or less a representation of what we'll be doing tonight, waiting for the clock to strike midnight for the New Year. 

Happy New Year's Eve, friends!

Our Tip of the Day:

We've been discussing care of ferals and strays during the winter months, and over the past few days our discussions have all been about food and water. We do have yet another tip on this specific topic. When it comes to offering food to ferals and strays, try to keep the location and timing of the feedings as consistent as possible. Keeping a predictable feeding schedule and food location can help an outdoor cat know when and where they can find food. Conserving energy is a very important thing for outdoor animals in the winter, and knowing when and where they can successfully venture out for a meal can indeed help ferals and strays save much-needed energy, rather than wasting their energy only to find no food present at their feeding station. Therefore, if you feed ferals and strays, keep in mind that it is very beneficial to the animals if you keep their food on a consistent schedule and in the same location.


The Island Cats said...

Happy New Year's Eve! It's been quite the year for you...and we wish 2019 brings you much happiness.

Eastside Cats said...

Excellent doodles!
Happy 'Mew' Year!

pilch92 said...

Evan is a cutie. Always watching for something :) These drawings are both adorable. I wish I could schedule my blog posts ahead, but I am always doing them the night before. Excellent tips. I hope you and your furbabies have a nice New Year's Eve evening. XO

The Swiss Cats said...

We wish you health and happiness for 2019 ! Happy New Year ! Purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy Mew Year, dear friends! That photo of Evan is so sweet.

messymimi said...

Hope 2019 brings you great joy!

meowmeowmans said...

What a year you had. And what a great photo of Evan. (Psst, Evan ... it'll be here real soon!).

Happy New Year, sweet pals! Here's hoping your 2019 is filled with happiness, health and love.