By the upcoming new year we will be back on track with our usual programming, but for today we're unfortunately again postponing our poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. It's honestly Christmas preparations that have kept us busier than expected this week. We're working on our Christmas card design and all that good and busy stuff. 'Tis the season, after all. I also realize that we never shared last week's poem, so we're going to reconstruct that one, combine it with this week's, and have a weird little combo poem and illustration in the next few days.
Now, for today, how about Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Today, Thimble is thankful that, every once in awhile, the resident calico doesn't hog the Christmas tree.
Well, Tonks doesn't always hog the actual Christmas tree. The Christmas tree cat bed is a different story.
And now we'll share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.
1. My favorite holiday film is _________.
2. My favorite Christmas song is _________.
3. If you ask me, 'tis the season for _________.
4. _________ is a holiday memory I'll never forget.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day
Tip of the Day
Yesterday, we mentioned the importance of securing your Christmas tree against any furry climbers in the home. Today, we have another Christmas tree safety tip, this time regarding those light strands and ornaments. As you all certainly already know, always be careful of cords and the dangers they pose, such as if chewed on or if a furbaby becomes tangled in them. If your furbaby only seems interested in the lower branches of the tree, perhaps only place lights on the upper portion. Or, if necessary, do not use lights at all. If you do decorate your tree with lights, always unplug them if left unattended.
The same sort of rules can apply to ornaments, as needed. You can avoid placing them on the lower portion of the tree, or refrain from using them altogether. If glass ornaments might become broken and cause potential injuries, consider using only plastic ones. Also consider the dangers of ornament hooks, or the choking hazards the ornaments themselves might pose. At our house, for these reasons, ornaments are not included on the tree but are instead hung from strands of garland that are attached to the wall, out of certain furbabies' reach. You don't have to throw your festive spirit out the door if you have adventurous and Christmas tree-loving furbabies, you simply have to take necessary precautions.