Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I just realized that I yet again failed to actually push that little publish button for my post when I scheduled it. I'm great at this. So, anyway, here are some late Christmas Eve wishes from us to you!
Now, let's get to this Christmas Eve edition of the Friendly Fill-Ins. Feel free to join in on the festive fun! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. _________ is my Christmas wish for you.
Cliché as it may be, I wanted a hippopotamus.
Do you think I got what I wanted?
You see, a hippo friend I did not get.
Instead, I received something quite different from my feline friend
I flew downstairs on that Christmas morn,
Greeted by a smell that my nose did very much scorn.
That was because none other than my cat's litter box was under the tree,
And, boy oh boy, what a sight was that to see.
My cat didn't forget me that Christmas, no.
My feline friend got me something, ain't that so.
You see, there was a big ol' something in that litter box,
And my cat had even left it with a festive bow on top.
We recently mentioned some ways to make Christmas special for both your own furbabies and those in shelters. Today, we want to remind you to remember those furbabies who are outdoors and in your neighborhood. Do you have stray or feral cats in your area? If so, for Christmas, or any day possible, try to give them any extra help you can. During this holiday season, or all year round, try to give strays and ferals extra food, treats, or even a toy. If possible, also try to offer them shelter in some way, even if it's something makeshift. This is something that can greatly benefit them during a cold and snowy winter. We'll soon be sharing some repeat yet also significant tips on offering assistance to outdoor strays and ferals, but for now we'll offer this simple reminder to remember outdoor furbabies during this holiday season.
Since we're talking about outdoor animals, perhaps also don't forget the squirrels and birds! For Christmas, you could throw some extra food out for wildlife, to allow them an extra festive day as well. Some places even make or sell especially festive suet cakes and other goodies for outdoor critters this time of year.
So, this Christmas season, don't forget to think outside of your own home and family. Of course Christmas is a time for family, but it's also a time to remember how lucky we are, and how others may not be so lucky. So, spread the love this Christmas season!