Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Selfies: A Cutie and Some Critters

We would first like to take a moment to remember all those who lost their lives or were in any way affected by the tragedy that took place in the USA, 15 years ago today, on September 11, 2001. May we never forget.

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Now, our post's title pretty much lays the plans for what you're about to see. That is, for today's Sunday Selfie blog hop, hosted by our wonderful furiends over at The Cat on My Head, there's first this little cutie:


This, of course, is Thimble. And Thimble wonders if anyone can guess what she's doing in this selfie she snapped? Well, not one for patience, she just wants to tell you. She is hunting a bug! Unfortunately, the little sucker was on the outside of the window. Where's the fun in that? Nowhere, that's Thimble's answer. She says there's nothing like an unattainable critter to drive a little kitty nuts.

That leads us to the other half of our post title, though. You see, speaking of critters, we have these two extra special selfies to share today:



These are some selfies I helped some critters take last weekend, when I went on a lovely nature hike in a forested park not too far from my home. It was a gorgeous day, even if I did nearly get eaten alive by mosquitoes. (It's okay, though. I only got bit roughly 50 times, and that's a good day at the park for me.)

Anyway, I met both that little woolly worm and that buzzer on this pretty little path here:


Can you see why I love going on walks there? But that's beside the point. The little critters I met were nice little additions to the already lovely scenery. I have an especial fondness for woolly worms, so that little guy really made my day. He was very soft and very open to some pettings. That little guy with the stinger, not so much.

So, while cutie Thimble may not have been able to get to the little critter she was hunting in her window selfie, this human mom of hers was able to get to some of her own. And they even let me help them snap some selfies, the good sports they were. (But, sshhh, don't tell Thimble that.)

We want to wish all of our furiends a beautiful Sunday!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Always keep in mind that, just like us humans, our furbabies can be susceptible to the dangers that certain insects offer. Just as humans can be allergic to the stings of bees, wasps, and other such insects, so can our cats and dogs. For some furbabies, a sting can result in hives, swelling, or even anaphylaxis. If you see or suspect your furbaby might have been stung, most especially if they begin to show signs of a severe reaction, do not hesitate to seek veterinary care. Stings are not the only danger when it comes to insects, though. As I'm sure you all know, there are spiders, for example, with bites that can spark dangerous reactions. Even fire ant bites can be very dangerous in large quantities. And did you know that even fireflies can be dangerous, such as if your furbaby consumes the chemicals that result in their glowing nature? So, please always be cognizant of what critters your furbaby is hanging out with!

22 comments:

  1. GREAT POST AND PHOTOS!
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    XOXO

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  2. Great photos,beautiful area you live in,xx Speedy

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  3. Thats a lovely intent selfie of Thimble and I'm sure she'd have loved to have been on your walk too, but given the dangers maybe best to just watch from home. Purrs ERin

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  4. Those are some fantastic photos. Thimble, is that a fun looking bug?? Keep your eye on it. And what wonderful pictures of the critters in the woods. You do take such good pictures. Have a wonderful day.

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  5. Oh Thimble. Those bugs just ruin all our fun when they decide to go back outside. Those other critters took some good selfies, too.

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  6. Nice selfie Thimble. I like your 2 guest selfies too :) That is a great tip, I did not know fireflies could be dangerous. I found one in our bathroom this summer, I am glad I released it outside.

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  7. Hi Thimble! Love your two special insect selfies today. Looks like a lovely place for a walk.

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  8. Well Thimble, that intentness wents all to your ears... not being able to gets to that critter would makes me all intentedness toos,
    Purrz From Pearl who am bored and wants to catch a critter.

    Mom... can I goes fur a walks on that path? Maybe there am grasshoppers or sumpin to pounce and eat - Tommy.
    Tommy after we checks fur bad insects out there. - Mom.

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  9. Thimble's intense concentration is palpable! :)

    That wooded park looks beautiful. I am a bonafide mosquito magnet, so I might choose NOT to walk that path. Ha ha. Great selfies of the wooly worm and bee, though. :)

    Hugs!

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  10. Lovely selfie, Thimble, and guest selfies too.

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  11. That's a great Selfie, Thimble, just watch out that the critters don't take over your blog ;) Nice path way too. Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  12. I swear I was going to say that Thimble was looking at a bug! LOVE your new header! Also, I LOVE where you walk, but I am hoping you do not walk there alone. Forests, parks, etc., are not safe for women walking alone! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. No worries, it was a family outing! I have been seeing a lot of disheartening stories of forest and park abductions these days, so I always take backup. Thank you for being so caring!

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  13. Ooh I *love* wooly worms!!! I haven't seen one yet this season. Thimble and Mudpie should team up...my girl loves hunting bugs too!

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  14. What a great post! Love the photos :)

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  15. What a beautiful forest path! I can see why you'd love to hike there. It looks so inviting!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  16. Looks like a lovely place for an outing, and we always enjoy having unusual critters on the hop. Our angel sisfur, Steamer, was stung by a bee on her paw when she was a kitten. Mom said that it swelled up really big. Sometimes we kitties don't know when to be careful. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  17. The woolly worm is kinda cute! I'm allergic to bee stings so there's no way I would've gotten that close!

    Chico once got bitten by something and his whole neck swelled up. I called the vet in the middle of the night because Chico had labored breathing and it scared the living daylights out of me. The vet suggested Benadryl and I've kept some on hand ever since.

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  18. Fantastic selfie, Thimble ... and thank you for sharing your friends ;)

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  19. We love walks like this, but not the mozzies and bites! We found a caterpillar like that once, it made us a bit itchy!

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