Happy Thursday! Shall we get right into this post and share our weekly rhyme?
There was once a young boy playing tag in the snow with his dog.
But, you see, the pup came up with his own playtime plans before long.
The dog brought the boy a ball, but not the usual ball with which they played fetch.
Rather, it was a ball of snow, and with it the dog began to beg.
The dog then rolled more snow into a much bigger ball.
Understanding, the boy began helping his pal build snow buddies as more snow did fall.
They first made a snowman, dressing him in buttons and a cowboy hat from the bottom up.
Then, just the same, they made a snowdog for the pup.
As the boy and his dog stood admiring their works of art,
They then heard a tapping on the front window of their house behind them, not far.
From inside the living room, their cat was watching and tapping.
It gave them a look that could only be translated into roughly one thing.
"Oh, yes, right!" the boy said,
And then they got to work once again.
Once they were done, there stood a snowcat alongside the snowman and snowdog.
The boy and the dog looked through the window at the cat to see if they had done well.
The cat gave them what they thought, or at least hoped, was an approving glare,
And then it settled in for a nap on the other side of the glass, seemingly without a care.
And so there in the yard the boy and his dog stood.
They smiled and believed their snow art quite good.
There was no shame in them admiring their snow buddies, of course,
For they were snowy masterpieces of a man, a dog, and a cat that their feline supervisor endorsed.
Now we are of course moving on to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Today's discussion on shelters for outdoor ferals in the winter is to make sure you regularly check said shelters, to ensure that they are in good condition. Such checks should include looking for leaks and making sure that the shelter is dry inside. It is also, of course, important to look for broken or loose parts and pieces. These sorts of checks are especially important after storms or high winds, in order to ensure that no parts of the shelter broke loose or are posing a risk to the cats using the shelter.