Thursday, December 23, 2021

Thankful Thimble with a Bow on Top

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?

Thimble is of course here to give thanks. What is the tabby girl grateful for today? She's glad that she doesn't even have to look at the camera to be cute, and that she doesn't very often have to wear clothes.

Thimble sure makes that bow look cute, but it only lasted on her for about 3 seconds. That's why this is the best shot we managed, but Thimble is at least grateful this just further proves exactly how cute she is.


Last but not least, let's share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Christmas Eve edition of the 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. _________ is my Christmas wish for you.

2. I still need to _________ by Christmas.

3. 'Twas the night before Christmas and _________.

4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a plate full of _________ on Christmas Eve.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

In honor of Thimble wearing a festive bow today, how about this ancient flashback from 2018?

Now I really want to more or less recreate this drawing for our Twelve Days of Christmas celebration. I think I'll do just that.


Tip of the Day

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.


Catscue said...

So cute Thimble! Have a wonderful holiday all!

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

I love your bow, Thimble!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a cutie. I like the drawing and great tips.

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, the doodle of the cat wearing a cat sweater...adorbs!

messymimi said...

All Thimble has to do to be purrfect is show up.