Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Festive Tonks Tuseday

Tonks saw that yesterday Evan gave you all some tips on hygiene from beneath the Christmas tree. So, this little calico wanted to also remind you all to get in some festive baths before Santa Paws shows up.

Warm wishes from Tonks and all of us here!

Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

How about we discuss some options for making Christmas merry and bright for shelter and rescue furbabies? To help brighten their holidays, you can make any number of donations to your local shelters and rescue groups. Toys, beds, blankets, cat trees, scratching posts, and anything that might help to enrich the shelter environment is one great option, even if these items are gently used ones that your own kitty or pup no longer uses or needs. You can also donate dry and canned foods and treats, as well as chew bones or other chew toys. Of course, also don't forget other items that could help to make the animals' and shelter workers' lives a bit easier, including carriers that you no longer need, and a variety of cleaning supplies. Many shelters and rescues have wish lists established online, or can inform you by phone or email of what they are most in need. Some shelters even simply ask you to save up newspapers or old towels and blankets to help make cages more comfortable for the animals. Of course, if you are able to make a monetary donation, no matter how big or small that may be, that can also help tremendously.

In addition, you could opt to volunteer your time, or even your home. Fostering a furbaby, even if simply to give them a temporary home in which to enjoy the holidays, can make a world of difference for both the animal and the staff who would otherwise need to be available to care for the furbabies over the holidays. If fostering is not an option, you can also sign up to help at the shelter, such as by caring for and interacting with adoptees over the holidays. This extra care and kindness could mean a great deal to a furbaby who is still waiting for their forever family to find them, and of course can also help relieve the shelter staff.

No matter how small or grand, anything you might be able to gift to a shelter or rescue this Christmas could make all the difference. So, if possible, don't forget the furbabies awaiting their forever homes this holiday season.


Eastside Cats said...

One never likes to be dirty if Santa may show up!

messymimi said...

That's a good way to get ready for the big day.

pilch92 said...

Tonks is such a cutie. Great drawing and excellent tips too. I wish every cat and dog had a home for Christmas. XO

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

Always a cutie pie!

meowmeowmans said...

Good job, Tonks. Gotta looks shiny for Santa, right?

The Island Cats said...

You’re doing a great job, Tonks!