Hmmm..... too bad that this year we had decided not to have a tree! I placed it in the garden until the time for us to bring it in to decorate.BAD MOVE!!!!! Who'd have thought, our lovely Odo would sniff, sniff, do a merry dance, then cock a leg and do a huge PEE on the tree!!!
So with the winter comes a few added things to watch out for, though Poinsettias are not a worry (I just had it confirmed by the Royal Horticultural Society after a disagreement), but if you fancy a little shmoozing and canoodling under the mistletoe, do make sure the dog doesn't get hold of any, as that is poisonous to dogs. Hmm, you'd think Odo had peed on my Poinsettia too as it has shrivelled and dropped its leaves.
Today I (I like to say I, but really mean I stood and watched and drank coffee) checked over the car, tyres, fluids, etc. We are going for a little jaunt over La Manche for a bit of French festive fun, and just wanted to make sure the car is fine. Antifreeze is a huge problem for cats and dogs, it is fatal if they injest it, so if it spills when you are doing your winter maintenance on your car, please wash it away.
We had the gritters around the other night, it makes a change, they usually arrive to grit the road AFTER the snow and ice has arrived. Be careful if you walk your dog on roads that have been gritted, rock salt burns paws, and if the dog licks their paws the salt on their feet can be fatal.
And lastly, think about what you are putting on your Christmas tree, cats and dogs just love shiny glass baubles, and chocolate Santas, and so do the vets who love to charge an arm and a leg for treating your beloved pet after they have eaten them.
So Yes! 'Tis the season to be jolly! Be jolly, have fun, and take care.