Sunday, January 2, 2022

A Festive Guest Sunday Selfie

Pup Astrid was going to share a selfie for today, but then she got photobombed.


Now I regret not scribbling up a Christmas doodle starring Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore. I guess that's going on my list of drawings for next Christmas.

Merry Ninth Day of Christmas!


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Festive Doodle of the Day




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Tip of the Day

Today's tip on caring for ferals and strays outdoors during the cold winter months is to, if possible, offer them some sort of shelter. Even a makeshift shelter is better than no shelter at all. For example, outdoor tables and chairs can be arranged to form a shelter under which a feral or stray can get some respite from direct inclement weather. Another cheap, makeshift option includes turning a Styrofoam cooler upside down to form a shelter, with a door cut out as an entrance. Other relatively cheap storage containers can also be used to create makeshift shelters, again simply by cutting out a door and ensuring that it is safe for use. Of course, if it is possible, you can also buy or build a sturdier, more permanent shelter, such as one constructed out of wood. Another option, although of course only if it is safe and free of dangers, is to allow ferals and strays to spend cold winter days or nights in a garage or shed. Again, only if they are free of potentially dangerous items, a garage or shed can be used as a warm place for ferals and strays to spend cold winter days or nights. All in all, if you are able to, consider setting up some form of shelter to help ferals and strays have some respite from the elements. Even a makeshift shelter formed out of materials you already have could be a great benefit to them. Our next couple of tips will discuss feral cat shelters and their components in more detail.

8 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Our feral shelter has a flap at the door, however we've taped it open because it seems to scare them right now.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I love your portrait it looks so thoughtful.

we have a temperate climate here but strays still get cold. We always show people the Alley Cat Allies shelter tips page. We can make a real difference can't we?

pilch92 said...

Cute shot of Astrid and Eeyore. My niece used to collect Eeyore. She has stuffed ones for every holiday and when she graduated in 2006 I got her a graduation one. She left them here and her kids play with them now. Great drawing and tips. XO

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

Such an adorable Eeyore!

The Island Cats said...

What a cute friend you have, Astrid.

messymimi said...

Eeyore is my favorite, it's wonderful to see him so festive. It's good to see Astrid, too, (what we can see of Astrid).

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

Astrid looks like she wants to go out and romp! We hope you has a marvellously Happy New Year!

meowmeowmans said...

We love Eeyore and Astrid both! :)