Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve! We're pretty sure most of you have already realized that, but we thought we'd remind you just in case. Around here, we're eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Paws (that's not to be confused with our Secret Santa Paws, whose package has already arrived and we'll be opening either today or tomorrow!). Evan has decided that if you hang out around the Christmas tree, perhaps Santa will show up a little sooner.

Of course, soon enough, other kitties in the house started to catch onto Evan's plan and didn't want to be left out of the Santa Paws vigil.

That photo could be considered a challenge in itself. Though it might not be obvious, both kittens make an appearance in the picture above, along with Evan. Can you find both Tonks and Winky in there? Tonks is more obvious, but black kitty Winky is a master of camouflage and might be difficult to see. I sure hope she's not planning an ambush for Santa Paws.

Merry Christmas Eve, friends!

Our Festive Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:

We recently mentioned some ways to make Christmas special for both your own furbabies and those in shelters. Today, we want to remind you to remember those furbabies who are outdoors and in your neighborhood. Do you have stray or feral cats around your area? If so, for Christmas, or any day possible, try to give them any extra help you can. During this holiday season, or all year round, try to give strays and ferals extra food, treats, or even a toy. If possible, also try to offer them shelter in some way, even if it's something makeshift. This is something that can greatly benefit them during a cold and snowy winter. We'll soon be sharing some repeat yet also significant tips on offering assistance to outdoor strays and ferals, but for now we'll offer this simple reminder to remember outdoor furbabies during this holiday season.

Since we're talking about outdoor animals, perhaps also don't forget the squirrels and birds! For Christmas, you could throw some extra food out for wildlife, to allow them an extra festive day as well. Some places even make or sell especially festive suet cakes and other goodies for outdoor critters this time of year.

So, this Christmas season, don't forget to think outside of your own home and family. Of course Christmas is a time for family, but it's also a time to remember how lucky we are, and how others may not be so lucky. So, spread the love this Christmas season!


ZOOLATRY said...

Merry Christmas, Lorianne ... to you, your family and all your beautiful fur-ball!
Love, Ann

Pam and Teddy said...

We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas Lorianne....thanks for making our days brighter with your cheerful and fun doodles and sharing photos of your sweet cats and their fun escapades.

Happy Holiday!
Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Marg said...

We sure wish all of you a very Merry Christmas to all of you. We found the two kitties. Have a good one.

The Island Cats said...

Merry Christmas Eve! We hope you find everything you want under your tree.

Sandee said...

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Catscue Cat Mom said...

What sweet Christmas Tree cats today - Santa will be here soon!

Good reminder for feral or stray cats - tis the season where giving is more important than receiving.

Happy Holidays!

messymimi said...

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve and enjoying your Santa watch!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

love your festive post!!!!! Wishing you a beautiful holiday!!!

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

Sounds like a purrfect plan to us!

pilch92 said...

Evan is a cutie. I see a little of Tonks. Cute drawing. Excellent tips too. I think we are spending more feeding the birds than our cats :) Have a wonderful Christmas! XO