Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Calico's Christmas Prep

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.

Are any other kitties out there planning to participate in the Christmas tree-climbing Olympics? Tonks plans on bringing home the gold.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Festive Doodle of the Day

Today we have just one more Christmas preview doodle, to prepare you for all the festive doodles that will be happening nonstop this upcoming Friday.

Tip of the Day

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.


messymimi said...

Ah, here comes the season! It's the most wonderful tree climbing time of the year.

meowmeowmans said...

Good thinking, Tonks. You have lots of climbing to do once that tree is up! :)

The Island Cats said...

I used to climb the tree when I was younger. I haven't done it in recent years. ~Ernie

Eastside Cats said...

Rest up, Tonks...the fun is just beginning!

pilch92 said...

Tonks is such a cutie. I love the doodle , but I hope my 3 ferals don't do that to our tree this year. :) Great tips too.

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

You're a smart girl, Tonks!