Some Simple Things

This time of year our thoughts often turn to how thankful we are for the good things in our lives. Do you ever wonder what our pets would tell us they are thankful for, if they could talk? I have to think it would be some of the following: A warm place to sleep at night; a full tummy; fresh water; plenty of hugs and pats on the head; vaccinations that keep them healthy; walks with time to sniff, and the hope they will never have to end up in a shelter or worse yet, alone on the street. If these sound like simple needs, they are, and yet so many animals are not fortunate enough to have even the basics. In this season of thankfulness and giving, be thankful if you are able to provide for your pets and perhaps consider a donation to those animals, who for whatever reason, are left homeless. Some basics that most animal shelters need are laundry soap, bleach, floor cleaner (non-pine-scented please) and air freshener. BOGO items like dry and canned pet food make it easy to donate. When you buy them for your pets, donate the free items.

In the weeks to come, there will be many opportunities to show our love for our furry friends. Most shelters and rescue groups hold holiday parties and are happy to accept donations then. When looking for a new furry friend, remember senior pets can make wonderful companions. They’re past the chewing stage and may already be house-trained. Any one of them would be very thankful for a new home in which to spend their golden years.

As we creep ever closer to winter, please make sure that outside pets have a warm dry shelter and easy access to water that isn’t frozen. Check with your vet about maybe adding extra calories to their diet. When the temperature dips into the single digits, leaving any pet outside can become a dangerous situation for them. Remember, if you’re cold when outside, they’re cold.

 

From Ace, Foo Foo, Zombie, and Sandwich, a very Happy Holiday Season to all!

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