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No Eggnog, But Rescued Animals Enjoy Holiday Celebrations, Too

If you involve your pets in holiday festivities, you'll immediately get why sanctuaries and nature centers fuss over their animals at this time of year, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.
A snowy owl female named LaGuardia at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Source: Allegra Boverman

In my house, we celebrate Christmas.

In preparation, we selected a beautiful, aromatic Fraser Fir tree for our den. This means that our five indoor rescued cats get to enjoy their annual holiday enrichment activity — climbing partway up through the branches, batting down ornaments, and attempting to shred the wrapping and ribbon from presents under the tree.

Some chaos definitely ensues, but.

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