I have a feeling that most of our photos of Tonks during this season will involve her in a Christmas tree.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
A certain little calico wanted to share a not-so-high-quality yet still festive selfie to show how happy she is that our Christmas trees are up.
Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day
Yesterday we re-shared last year's Christmas card image, so how about now we go ahead and share our Christmas card image from 2019?
Saturday, November 27, 2021
My house is decorated for Christmas and mostly cleaned up after all the Thanksgiving festivities, and so now I'm excited to fill today with finishing up a bunch of my new Christmas doodles. This year I'll have some classic Christmas doodles, and some weird and wacky ones. Is that really different than other years, though? Anyway, for today we're sharing our Christmas card image from last year, which I will be turning into our blog banner today.
Happy Caturday, friends!
Friday, November 26, 2021
Sorry for the late post, friends! We really are working toward getting back on track. We hope all of our friends in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that our friends in other corners of the world are having a great end to their week! My family and I had a lovely Thanksgiving, which then ended with some scary events in our neighborhood that resulted in a great many police officers searching our street and coming door-to-door to try to find out any information they could. We're still not sure what all went down, but it was loud and scary. This kind of thing doesn't usually happen in our neighborhood, and so it's been a bit distracting. All is well, though, and everyone is fine, and now here we are.
So, let's finally get to the Friendly Fill-Ins. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two. Feel free to join in on the fun!
1. I find it easy to choose a gift for _________.
My answers are below in bold.
(I can easily find gifts for my sister. She and I share a lot of interests, and we both enjoy fun and quirky gifts of all sorts. It's especially great that she loves cats, with a special affection for black cats, and I have indeed gotten her many gifts in that realm. It's also easy for me to shop for my mom, who also loves cats, eccentric gifts, and who is very easy to please. Oh, and knowing my kitties' and pup's favorite toys and treats, they're also very easy to shop for.)
Flashback Festive Doodle of the Day
Christmastime is here!
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Again, to our friends in the USA, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
While all the kitties are playing with the turkey toy they've been showing off the past few days, pup Astrid is thankful for a different sort of thing. And what is that thing Astrid's thankful for?
Many Thanksgiving dinners include bread, rolls, biscuits, or other doughy goods. That being said, be cautious and aware when baking bread around dogs and cats. If a pup or kitty consumes unbaked bread dough, especially that which contains yeast, serious side effects could result. For example, unbaked bread dough can expand inside the warm intestinal tract, which can in turn result in life-threatening bloat, twisted stomach, and other potential issues. Yeast in unbaked bread dough not only can result in bloat, though. It can also ferment. Such fermentation produces alcohols, which can then be absorbed into a cat or dog's bloodstream and result in alcohol poisoning. Perhaps needless to say, never leave unbaked bread dough unattended. Keep your kitty or pup out of the kitchen, or do whatever else you must to keep your kitty or pup from giving that dough and other dangerous Thanksgiving feast foods a taste test.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Just like Thimble and Evan have shown over the past few days, Tonks is also a fan of a certain festive little turkey toy.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Last week, Thimble shared just how thankful she was for her little turkey toy. Today, Evan wanted you all to see how much he likes it as well.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Tonks found at that in just a matter of days, our Christmas trees are going up. In order to be well-rested for her tree-climbing shenanigans, the little calico is taking extra naps in her festive bed.
Yesterday we discussed whether it was safe to feed your furbaby a taste of that Thanksgiving turkey. Another food you might find on the Thanksgiving table is ham. Is this safe to feed your furbaby, though? Ham, like turkey potentially can be, is often high in fat. Ham is also often processed or treated, and can possibly contain high amounts of salt. These factors can lead to any number of issues, such as gastrointestinal distress or pancreatitis, if consumed in excess by your kitty or pup. And, just as we've said of other Thanksgiving foods, also be aware of other potentially concerning ingredients added to ham, such as onion and garlic. While very small amounts might not have an effect for some furbabies, do be aware of the potential side effects that fatty, processed, treated, or seasoned ham can cause.
It's also worth noting to be aware of the contents and preparation of chicken, beef, and all meats served at your Thanksgiving dinner. These can all potentially contain problematic fat, or additives such as onion, garlic, salt, and so forth. To prevent pancreatitis, gastrointestinal distress, or other issues, either refrain from giving your furbaby a taste at all, or give treats only in moderation and only when you are certain that the food contains no potentially dangerous components.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
While we still have a couple of holiday mashup doodles to share over the next couple of days, today I felt compelled to share a Christmas doodle. I haven't been able to refrain from planning out and scribbling up a couple of Christmas lately. We'll be starting to put up our Christmas decorations this weekend, and our Christmas trees always go up the day after Thanksgiving. So, this here little Christmas preview seemed apt enough to share today.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Hello and happy Friday! We're ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. Are you? Feel free to join us! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. I am thankful for _________ and _________.
(I've said this before. People often use the term crazy cat lady, or even just cat lady, like it's a bad thing. It's not a bad thing. I'm proud to be a crazy cat lady. It is, after all, exactly what I am.)
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Happy Thursday, friends! It's time for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. Are your ready? We sure are.