I know today is technically Thursday, but our poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge will be part of tomorrow's Christmas Eve extravaganza. Like I've said a couple of times already, since I really let the ball drop and didn't get many of our new Christmas photos or doodles shared during that craziness of December, we're making Christmas Eve and Christmas Day big ol' extravaganzas of festivity. And, of course, that will continue on for the entirety of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which start on Christmas itself.
Anyway, for today, how about some gratitude for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop?
Today's tip relates to the spirit of gift-giving during the holiday season. In particular, we're talking about the practice of giving cats, dogs, and other little critters as gifts on Christmas morning. The important thing here is that anyone giving a furry friend as a gift realize the significance of such a gift. Obviously, a living creature requires proper care and commitment. For this reason, if you or someone you know is intending on giving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift, be sure that all considerations have been made. Does the recipient want a furry friend? Do finances, time, age, location, and other such factors allow the recipient to properly care for a furry friend? These are just the basics that need to be considered, as cats, dogs, and other animals come with far more factors than this. After all, pets are a commitment that can be with you for many years.
The long and short if it is that while it is wonderful to think of an animal finding a home on Christmas morning, it is still important to ensure that said animal will not end up without proper care, or back at a shelter or abandoned. There are of course times when giving or receiving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift works out perfectly fine. Such cases might include when a husband or wife gifts a furbaby to their spouse who wants and can care for it, or when a parent knows their child wants and is capable of assisting in the care of a cat, dog, or other pet. If you or someone close to you is planning to surprise someone with a furry friend on Christmas morning, just as with any gift, do take into consideration whether a pet is appropriate for the recipient in question.