Yesterday we shared with you all some snippets of us deconstructing Christmas at our house. A little calico named Tonks was not at all happy about it, as she loves her some Christmas and already misses climbing her Christmas trees. But, she at least has a festive friend that will be able to keep her company all year round.
Since we just shared our festive little hippo friend in the
flesh fluff, perhaps you all won't mind me sharing yet another forgotten Christmas doodle, just like I did yesterday. This one stars none other than—can you guess?—a festive hippo.
As you all certainly know, cats often seek out heat. Those pups out there sometimes do, too. For this reason, when it's cold this winter, monitor your furbaby around any sort of heat source. This of course goes for fireplaces, which should be sufficiently blocked so that kitties and pups can't directly access it or end up with burns. But, this also goes for various space heaters, radiators, and even floor or wall registers for the furnace. Especially if your cat or dog is known to park themselves incredibly close to, or even on top of, such heat sources, be sure to keep a very close eye on them when heaters are being used, or when the furnace is running. If they are near a heat source, check on them regularly, and feel them to make sure that they, and their fur, are not getting dangerously hot. Depending on the kind of heat produced by various heat sources, burns and other injuries can occur if a kitty or pup sleeps on or near it. If needed, such as if your kitty or pup insists on keeping a heater or furnace register company, consider blocking direct access to them. For example, there are safe, fire-proof covers for furnace registers on the floor or wall. When it comes to space heaters, if needed, place them in areas where your kitty or pup does not have access. In other cases, you might be able to find a way to safely block direct access to heaters and radiators, so that your furbaby can enjoy the heat without the risk of burns. Of course we want our furbabies to stay warm in the winter, but it is also important to ensure that your kitty or pup does not end up with burns or other injuries.
We think it's fine to still be talking about Christmas, and enjoyed seeing Tonks and that cute hippo. What a sweet doodle, too!
Aww, that's cute!
A festive hippo sounds like just the thing to liven up a drab festive holiday. The red ribbon is a lovely extra. Koala's are one of our fav creatures. Having a matching set gifted is wonderful, doubly as you have seemingly gifted them and the hippo on to Tonks. We cats accept all and any comfortable charity. 😉
Such wonderful, thoughtful gifts!
Adorable photos. I love the drawing too. And your tips are always great.
Tonks will have plenty to keep her occupied, it seems, between now and next Christmas. I really like that hippo!
What a cute hippo to keep you company until next Christmas, Tonks!
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