Now, listen up, Santa Feans: We've got a few rawhide bones to chew—is that an adequate metaphor? I'll give you a few more: We've got some paws to clean; we've got some fish to fry; we've got some Kibble to nibble.
Have you noticed the weather? How it's substantially colder than it was, say, three weeks ago? How there are blizzards in the wake? Well, this is yet another service announcement, brought to you by Santa Fe Humane Society. Purchase them cute little sweaters for your beloved pets? Sure you did. And yes, it ain't rocket science to know that dogs and cats get cold, too. Be cautious for signs of hypothermia: shivering, decreased heart beat, stiff muscles, pale gums.
Let's see...what else? Give 'em more food and water. Feed them like they're ravished royalty or Star Jones circa 2002. Make him/her a fortress of comforters to sleep on. Clean the paws regularly. Teach Pet to speak and post it on YouTube. I think that's sufficient.