Today's post isn't just about Eddy, though. It's also about that Christmas tree you see behind her in those selfies. Eddy loves to climb that Christmas tree, as we've mentioned before. And Eddy's love for the tree is evident by the tree's sad condition.
That there shot was taken right after one of Eddy's expeditions into the Christmas tree. As is often the case after one of Eddy's most enthusiastic climbs, a few artificial arboreal limbs were lost in the process. It might be difficult to tell in that photo, but there is a relatively large gap in the tree where a number of branches were removed and thrown to the ground by a certain kitty named Eddy.
Do you see that gap in the tree? If you look closely, you can even see the empty notches where limbs are missing. This is a very, very common sight in this house. Don't worry, though, this here human crawled around on the floor, collected the limbs, and snapped them all back into place. Who would have thought a Christmas tree could provide such a daily workout? But, take my word for it, it can.
It's nearly Christmas, and we hope you're having a festive time of it!
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***Our Tip of the Day:
Today's tip relates to the spirit of gift-giving during the holiday season. In particular, we're talking about the practice of giving cats, dogs, and other little critters as gifts on Christmas morning. The important thing here is that anyone giving a furry friend as a gift realize the significance of such a gift. Obviously, a living creature requires proper care and commitment. For this reason, if you or someone you know is intending on giving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift, be sure that all considerations have been made. Does the recipient want a furry friend? Do finances, time, age, location, and other such factors allow the recipient to properly care for a furry friend? These are just the basics that need to be considered, as cats, dogs, and other animals come with far more factors than this. After all, pets are a commitment that can be with you for many years.
The long and short if it is that while it is wonderful to think of an animal finding a home on Christmas morning, it is still important to ensure that said animal will not end up without proper care, or back at a shelter or abandoned. There are of course times when giving or receiving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift works out perfectly fine. Such cases might include when a husband or wife gifts a furbaby to their spouse who wants and can care for it, or when a parent knows their child wants and is capable of assisting in the care of a cat, dog, or other pet. If you or someone close to you is planning to surprise someone with a furry friend on Christmas morning, just as with any gift, do take into consideration whether a pet is appropriate for the recipient in question.