Hello and happy Thursday, friends! Let's get right on to rhyming, shall we? It's an easy thing to do, thanks to Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.
What does happily ever after look like to you?
Is it a picket fence surrounding a house of sky blue?
Is it you and your significant other eating a dinner for two?
Or does it involve a happy and laughing child or two?
Or perhaps your happily ever after stars you as a hero?
Perhaps you've saved lives numbering far from zero?
Are you a doctor in your happily ever after?
Or fighting fires, or giving guidance as a pastor?
Everyone can write their own happily ever after.
It can be serious, or it can be silly and filled with laughter.
Your happily ever after doesn't have to match that of anyone else.
Your happily ever after can be just for you, yourself.
Want me to expand on this tale just a little?
After all, to rambling I've already made a full committal.
So, sit back for just a tad bit longer.
I'll try to take this tale at a sprint rather than a saunter.
There once was a girl who wished for a simple life,
Something tranquil and without drama or strife.
The older and older and older she grew,
The more about her desired future she knew.
One day, that girl found herself all grown up.
She lived in a humble home with her clowder of cats and a pup.
Books and memories lined the home's shelves and walls,
And the girl would read and look at them with a smile far from small.
Do you know how this story ends?
The girl was surrounded by books and furry friends.
As a child, that very dream had filled her with joy and laughter,
And now she had found those ingredients for her happily ever after.
Hopefully the point is clear, though, with no ifs, ands, or buts.
Suffice it to say that happy looks a little different on everyone.
And now, for the time being, this tale is done.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
Tip of the Day
Today's winter tip is one that is probably rather logical, and it's therefore one that you all very likely already know. This tip is to refrain from shaving your kitty or pup in the winter, especially a shave close to the skin. The truth is, it is always best to refrain from cutting your furbaby's fur to the skin. In the winter, one obvious reason their fur is crucial is because it helps insulate heat. Similarly, though, a cat or dog's fur can insulate cool air when it's hot outside, making it equally important in the summer. Of course, in the case of severe mats, thick fur that causes overheating in the summer, or other extenuating circumstances, a shave might be required or beneficial. That being said, though, it is usually best and safest for your furbaby to never shave their fur down to the skin. That fur serves far more purposes than one, including insulating both warm and cool air, depending on the time of the year.