Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Magical Monday Before Christmas!

This is our Christmas Card for this year and it is being sent from our family to yours. It is filled with Season's Greetings for a very  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our furpals and their Hu-families!

Merry Monday before Christmas! This week we will be posting a variety of holiday-themed posts in keeping with the spirit of the season.

Let's take this time to reflect back on family - and how our wonderful pets make that unit all the more special. Let's hope that all our beloved companions will live long, healthy lives, and that homeless pets will find their forever home very soon and experience true happiness and love.

During the holiday season, let us all remember to take a few simple precautions to keep our beloved furkids safe:
  • Keep holiday food & drink (especially alcohol) away from their reach. Many foods are poisonous to animals, or at the very least, can make them sick.
  • Move the chocolate Santas and truffles way out of their reach and smell.
  •  If company is arriving, let's remember to lessen their anxiety by keeping them outside (if that is a normal comfortable environment for them), or gated or crated in another room where they will stay safe, and maybe even have a TV or radio playing low for them.
  • Let's remember to keep a sharp eye on our entrances and exits so that pets do not dodge out the door when guests are coming in or leaving.
  • Keep collars with ID tags on so in the event they do escape through the ingress and egress of visitors, they can be easily identified and returned.
  • Be careful with burning candles. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend not using them. A simple wag of the tail or a quick sniff could result in an accident or tragedy for pet and/or owner.
  • If there will be a lot of children about, their over-enthusiasm can stress out some pets, so let's be aware and remember to watch our pets' body language and know when they have had enough "human" playtime.
  • If we get gifted a holiday plant - say, a Poinsettia, let's remember to keep it far away from our pets as it is poisonous. If we decorate with them, go for the artificial ones with white lights for trappings. So much safer for our pets!
Above all else, have a wonderful season. Here's hoping that Santa Paws will be very, very good to all our furkids.

14 comments:

  1. A great PSA along with five pawesome Sibes!!!!!

    Happy HOWLidays!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  2. What a beautiful holiday card!

    Great tips too! All of our candles are put up high where wagging tails cannot reach! We learned our lesson:)

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  3. Merry Christmas to you all! We love your card.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear

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  4. Happy holidays to you too.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  5. thanks for posting these great tips to keep our fur babies safe during all the fun. We wish you a Merry Christmas too!

    Abby, Gidget, Rosie and Lola

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  6. Merry Christmas! Kitty looks quite cozy there in your card amongst all those furry friends!

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  7. Merry Christmas to woo too! Great card! Have a safe and merry holiday.

    jack & moo

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  8. A great Puppy PSA and a terrific Christmas Card! Merry Christmas.

    P.S. - Kiska says hi to Gib! Natasha is my door opener, but Kiska can slip through the tiniest cracks. They keep me on my toes.

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  9. Merry Christmas

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  10. BEAUTIFUL pic! Merry Christmas, my friends!

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  11. Your holiday card is simply beautiful - just like all of you. Thanks for all the safety reminders.

    Happy Holidays.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  12. What a great family portrait! Merry Christmas to you too... :D

    ~Kipper

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  13. Good post. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  14. Great post... and I just love your card!

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