In the spirit of comfort let’s talk a little about the ultimate comfort creatures. Cats and dogs are masters of the snugglefest and definitely take their napping seriously…we could learn a thing or two from them. These pictures pretty much say it all. Now think of the thousands of shelter animals that are living in cold concrete cages with no blankets or bodies to keep them warm. They are frightened and uncomfortable. They don’t have the luxury of down comforters and cozy pillows, and they don’t get toys and treats to calm their worries. Animal Shelters rarely have the funding for these comforts and are in need all year round, not just when it’s cold out. Pets bring so much joy and warmth to our homes it’s time we give back. There have been numerous studies showing that shelter animals given blankets and comforters are more happy, relaxed, warm and have an overall increased sense of security. This obviously increases their chances of getting adopted.
So, how do we help you ask? Well…the first step is to collect all of those old blankets, towels, sheets, comforters and unused pet beds. You can either contact your local shelters or do a search for organizations and local blanket drives in your area. We found one here in the Los Angeles area; Operation Blankets of Love where we will be donating. This simple act of kindness can make such a difference this Holiday Season. Get your families, children, friends and neighbors involved. This would be a fun way to teach your kids about service and compassion. We would love to hear your stories, please share!