Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rewind Wednesday

Can you believe that Christmas is just one week away? Santa Paws will be here before we know it! We thought we'd take this festive chance to share some of our favorite Christmas memories from last year.

Do you see both Eddy and Evan in that flashback photo up there? That's the Christmas tree I set up just for Eddy in my bedroom, the room she prefers to live in so that she doesn't have to hang out with certain other cats in the house. Both Evan and Eddy enjoyed hanging out by that tree last year, and they still do this year.

And that there was a shot I'm glad I snapped of Tonks last Christmas. She and her raspberry were relaxing on the back cushion of a rocking chair, somewhere she still likes to nap to this day. That chair is in the same spot this year, too, so she still often enjoys the view of that Christmas tree from her favorite rocking chair.

That up there was the day we received our Secret Santa Paws package in the mail last year. Thimble was so happy to show it off. She also seemed to know there were goodies for her in it, because she wouldn't leave it alone. I had to hide it until the day we were ready to open it.

Does anyone remember Astrid's Christmas sweater from last year? She's of course wearing it this year as well. The pup's not the only one who donned Christmas attire, though. A couple of black cats tried out some festive neckwear last year. See?

The furbabies hope you enjoyed these festive flashbacks. Merry Christmas season!

Festive Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Today we have our final tip on traveling with your furbaby this holiday season, or any time of the year. When traveling, always think ahead to your final destination and your plans for the entire trip, and then prepare accordingly. Will you be staying with family or friends? Do they have other animals? If so, does your furbaby get along with the other animals? Will your kitty or pup need to remain in a separate room or in a cage? Or, are you staying in a hotel? If so, did you ensure that it's a pet-friendly hotel? What are their requirements for a pet staying at their facility? Consider any and all such factors, and then think ahead to what you might need to prep for your furbaby's stay at your final destination.

In all of this planning, of course also don't forget the basic necessities. Bring plenty of your furbaby's food, especially if they are on a prescription or other special diet. Bring bowls and even water as needed. If your furbaby is on medication, bring ample amounts of it, especially in the event of any unexpected delays. Don't forget any potentially necessary items, such as cages, leashes, harnesses, seat belts, blankets, toys, and even cleaning supplies. Though it may not be a pleasant thought, also be sure to make plans and preparations for any emergencies that might arise. For example, take your furbaby's medical records with you, your veterinarian's information, as well as contact and other information on veterinary hospitals located in your travel destination. It never hurts to be over-prepared, so as space allows, plan and pack anything and everything you might need for the comfort and safety of your furbaby during your travels.


The Island Cats said...

Those were fun and festive flashbacks!

Tyler (Staff Writer) said...

That picture of Tonks is so sweet. Precious floof doing the bloop.

Eastside Cats said...

Such adorableness!
Astrid, I want a sweater like yours.
Some of us have to get through today, Thursday & Friday at the office before we can really relax into the holiday.

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

I love these flashbacks, and that you set up a tree just for the fur babies :)

pilch92 said...

Great flashbacks! I love the one of Tonks with her raspberry. Cute drawing and excellent tips too.

Furries said...

Those are wonderful holiday photos & memories of the furries.

meowmeowmans said...

What great flashbacks! And yay that Astrid's sporting her sweater again!

messymimi said...

It's fun to look back, and it's fun to make new memories this year, too!

Pam and Teddy said...

What wonderful flashbacks - everyone looks happy and relaxed and dressed up for the occasion. Mom doesn't think I know she got me a sweater this year for Christmas but she also doesn't know I have no intention of wearing it so keep it quiet OK???

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

It is always fun to see flashbacks, especially around Christmas. Have a wonderful day.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Wonderful flashbacks. A house of happy kittys sure makes a home