Fear not, though, because you still get your usual Thimble fix on this Thursday.
Thimble is very grateful that our Christmas decorations are still up. They'll still be up for a while, because we wouldn't dream of taking them down before the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas. On this Ninth Day of Christmas, though, Thimble is not so happy that she's having to share her Christmas decor with her little sister. If you noticed the perturbed look on Thimble's face in the above photo, that's why.
Thimble often tries to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Christmas tree. That peace and quiet never lasts long, though.
It's not unusual for Tonks to disrupt Thimble's quiet time with the Christmas tree. It's also not unusual for Thimble to let that little calico know she's unhappy with her.
These two regularly have slap fests in and around the Christmas tree. 'Tis the season, huh?
Even with the Christmas tree tiffs, though, we're still so very thankful it's the Christmas season.
We're thankful for our family and friends this time of year, and all year long. We're thankful for the festivities and good food. We're thankful for so very much, and we purr and pray for all those who don't know the comfort of a warm home this season.
Now, are you ready for the statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? Ellen of 15andmeowing is the mastermind behind the first two, and I came up with the second two.
1. My plans for the weekend include _________.
2. You will never find _________ in my home.
3. I hope I always _________.
4. I hope I never _________.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends! Merry Ninth Day of Christmas!
Festive Doodle of the Day
Tip of the Day
Today's tip on caring for ferals and strays outdoors during the cold winter months is to, if possible, offer them some sort of shelter. Even a makeshift shelter is better than no shelter at all. For example, outdoor tables and chairs can be arranged to form a shelter under which a feral or stray can get some respite from direct inclement weather. Another cheap, makeshift option includes turning a Styrofoam cooler upside down to form a shelter, with a door cut out as an entrance. Other relatively cheap storage containers can also be used to create makeshift shelters, again simply by cutting out a door and ensuring that it is safe for use. Of course, if it is possible, you can also buy or build a sturdier, more permanent shelter, such as one constructed out of wood. Another option, although of course only if it is safe and free of dangers, is to allow ferals and strays to spend cold winter days or nights in a garage or shed. Again, only if they are free of potentially dangerous items, a garage or shed can be used as a warm place for ferals and strays to spend cold winter days or nights. All in all, if you are able to, consider setting up some form of shelter to help ferals and strays have some respite from the elements. Even a makeshift shelter formed out of materials you already have could be a great benefit to them. Our next couple of tips will discuss feral cat shelters and their components in more detail.