Sunday, November 28, 2021

A Festive Sunday Selfie

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.


Tonks and all of us here wish you a festive Sunday!


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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?


This year's Christmas card is one of the drawings I'm working on this weekend, but we obviously won't be sharing it just yet.



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Tip of the Day

As we said yesterday, we have enough Thanksgiving tips to last through the end of the month, so we're continuing them. Do you know what holiday food we haven't yet mentioned? Cranberries! This here human loves cranberries, but are they safe for our kitties and pups? In moderation, plain cranberries can be given as a small treat to a dog or cat who enjoys them. That being said, it is best to steer clear of cranberry sauces and juices, as those contain excess amounts of sugar and other potential additives that might not be the best for your furbaby. Also be careful with special cranberry dishes, in case they contain not only excess sugar but potentially also toxic ingredients such as alcohol. As always, when in doubt, simply don't offer it to your furbaby.

Since we're on the topic of fruits, we'll go ahead and run through a couple of other fruity treat options for your kitty or pup. If fed in moderation, berries such as blueberries and strawberries are healthy for cats and dogs, as are bananas. Apples are also generally a healthy treat option, but only if you are careful to refrain from feeding your furbaby the seeds. That being said, keep in mind that when fruits like apples are made into pies, added ingredients such as sugar are not so healthy for your furbaby. Of course, also remember that fruits like grapes and raisins are toxic to cats and dogs, so never feed those. Even cherries can be dangerous, especially if consumed in large quantities, as cyanide poisoning can result due to the contents of the stem, pit, and even leaves. So, to be safe, don't feed your furbaby cherries, cherry pie, and most certainly not chocolate-covered cherries this holiday season. Ultimately, if you are not certain that a particular fruit or other food is safe for your furbaby, simply don't feed it as a treat.

13 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Yay! Tonks in a tree ... our Sunday just got brighter! :)

pilch92 said...

I don't remember that drawing, it is so cute. Great tips too.

catscue said...

What a beautiful kitty and a lovely tree (the parts I can see anyway), enjoy!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Tonks! You are drop dead gorgeous! What a glamorous Christmas shot! Purrfect for a selfie Sunday!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

And a happy festive Sunday to you all, too. We love your hideaway pose, just right for stalking pesky squirrels and for keeping a lookout for santa, MOL
Purrs
ERin

The Swiss Cats said...

MOL ! Great festive selfie, Tonks ! Purrs

M Dawson said...

Doesn't Tonks take a lovely portrait! She is such a pretty girl.

Eastside Cats said...

The Hubby asked if Da Boyz would climb a tree if we had one, and I said, "in a New York minute!"

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

Beautiful little lady!

messymimi said...

Happy Tree Season!

Grimoirely said...

Tonks, you are looking so precious cuddled over there! I send you some chin rubs. Your drawings are amazing, can't wait to see what you have in store for this year!

Cleo said...

That selfie would make the best Christmas card, and we love the festive header artwork. Sorry, been a while since we stopped by.

The Island Cats said...

Tonks has decided she's an ornament on the tree.