In our most recent photo session, this happened:
Some of Thimble's yawns could win her an Academy Award. Something of which she is very, very proud.
Happy Thursday, everybuddy! We hope you all can keep from yawning long enough to make it to the weekend!
Our Tip of the Day:
It's shedding season! For some kitties, this means an increase in hairball output. One of the reasons why cats produce their famous hairballs for us is because of the structure of their tongue. You've all probably experienced the at least mildly painful lick of a cat. This is because cat tongues have what are called papillae, which are hook-like protrusions on the surface of their tongue. In the wild, these papillae can help a cat remove meat off of a bone for nourishment. They also assist in removing excess hair while grooming. The assistance these papillae offer in grooming, though, is also why cats are essentially forced to swallow the fur they've removed from their coat. A lot of the hair that a cat removes while grooming is able to pass through the digestive tract without issue. However, sometimes fur gets stuck in the stomach, and that's when hairballs form. You can help your kitty produce less hairballs by grooming them often, especially during seasons of shedding. Another option is to look into food and/or treats formulated to prevent excessive hairballs. Such foods are made to improve coat health and help in the mobility of the intestinal tract, ensuring that hairballs pass through more easily. And of course, when in doubt, consult a veterinarian.