To our friends in the USA, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
To our friends in the rest of the world, HAPPY THURSDAY!
On this day of thanks, and on every day of the year, we truly have so much for which to be grateful. We are grateful for our family, those still with us and those who watch over us. We are also grateful for our health, for the roof over our heads, and for the food on our table.
We are also beyond thankful for this wonderful community of friends. Without all of you, we would be lost. Thank you for helping give us so much for which to be thankful, friends! Wishing you all many blessings, today and every day!
Typically, on Thursday we share the fill-in statements for Friday's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. This week, though, we are taking a short break from the Friendly Fill-Ins. This is because my co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing is taking a much-deserved break after saying an unexpected goodbye to her dear cat KaTwo this past weekend. It's also because we're sure most of you will be enjoying this time with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Friendly Fill-Ins challenge will resume next week.
We also usually share our weekly poem on Thursday as part of Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. I shared this week's poem in yesterday's post, though. It does have a Thanksgiving sort of vibe, so if you'd like to read it, just click here.
***Tip of the Day
We're finally ready to give our final Thanksgiving tip, on this very day of Thanksgiving. This final Thanksgiving tip is one we've mentioned in the past and is one we're sure you all already know, and it's to be aware of your furbaby's safety if you are having a holiday gathering at your home. Open doors and foot traffic of course increase when guests arrive, which can put your kitty or pup in peril for more reasons than one. Begin by keeping your furbaby away from the door as guests arrive, such as to avoid potential escapes and the danger of getting stepped on. To best protect your kitty or pup, you might simply want to consider setting up a safe and quiet room where your furbaby can spend the majority of the holiday gathering. This is especially important if your kitty or pup is afraid of strangers, if he or she is instead social and might get underfoot and injured, or if you think your guests might unwittingly give your furbaby dangerous scraps from the table. It's of course nice to think of your furbaby joining in on holiday festivities, but keep their safety in mind first and foremost.
This seems like a good time to remind you that you can also consider giving your furbaby safe nibbles of the festive feast. Not all foods are safe, of course, as we've mentioned. However, tastes of safe meats and veggies, as long as you're certain they're safe, can allow your furry family member to participate in the festivities. You can even use safe nibbles of food to coax your kitty or pup to a safe area where they'll be waiting out a gathering, or as a reward for their good, safe behavior during the holiday festivities.