Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thimble Thursday: One Eye Open

You never know when someone might sneak up on you with a camera and start snapping away. Perhaps this is why my girl Thimble sometimes sleeps with one eye open.


After all, this little model wouldn't want to miss a chance to pose for the camera.


We hope all of our furiends have a wonderful Thursday!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Unlike humans, our dogs and cats have a third eyelid. This is the whiteish-grayish film-like membrane that you'll sometimes see arise from the inner corner of their eye. It is a nictating membrane that serves as an extra barrier of protection and that helps keep the eye moist and clean. You may sometimes see this third eyelid while your furbaby is sleeping, such as if their eye is not fully closed. And, especially in cats, this third eyelid may sometimes be slightly visible when the furbaby is simply happy and content, such as while cuddling with their human. However, noticeably seeing this third eyelid while the dog or cat is awake can often be a sign that something is wrong. This membrane may be visible if there is something ill at ease in the animal's eye itself, even in the case of something as simple as a small scratch on the cornea. What's more, it can also be a sign of more severe ailments or pain, completely unrelated to the eye. You know your furbaby best, so if you observe their third eyelid raised at a time when is abnormal for them, it would be wise to monitor the situation and consult your veterinarian if the issue persists, and most definitely if it is accompanied by other signs of sickness.

10 comments:

  1. Thimble, we think you are just winking at us. Too cute. You all have a super day.

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  2. Thimble, you are such a pretty girl! You make an excellent model. And you look very mysterious with one eye open like that. :-)

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  3. Wink, wink ! You're so cute, Thimble ! Purrs

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  4. Yep, it's wise to sleep with one eye open with that flashy box and a Mom not far away.

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  5. It's a shame that we have to sleep with one eye open cos of the pappawrazzi.

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  6. She looks like she's saying, "Well it's about time you got over here with that camera!"

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  7. So nice to see your face, Thimble!

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  8. Thimble, we're impressed at how you kept one eye open for when Mom came around with her camera. Bravo! :)

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  9. Oh yes... Peeps with their cameras are a sneaky lot, for sure. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  10. Oh yes... Peeps with their cameras are a sneaky lot, for sure. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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