Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thimble Thursday: Watching and Waiting

Thimble has been thinking a lot lately.

If all this cold has finally entered the air, she's been wondering, then where's all that white stuff that she so loved watching fall last year?

Just keep watching and waiting, Thimble, and it will eventually show up.

This human can't lie. Although I'm not a fan of feeling cold or shivering down to my very bones, I do love the beauty of snow. Perhaps that's why I'm watching and waiting with Thimble, and perhaps that's also why this happened:

I know. What's wrong with me? I just really like snow. I'm sorry.

Happy Thursday, everybuddy!

Our Tip of the Day:
This seems like a good time to give a repeat tip from last winter. Once snow and ice start making their way to you, if you use ice melt salt to combat it, please do consider seeking out a pet-friendly kind. Even pet-friendly salts, though, may not be 100% so, as essentially all salts can lead to skin irritation and/or gastrointestinal upset in your furbaby. For this reason, perhaps consider an alternative, such as materials that allow for better traction on ice, which can include oyster shells. Even then, though, always be cautious with tender kitty paws, and with the paws of those pups who go on walks and might be exposed to salt and such used on neighbors' driveways and sidewalks, which may be of a kind that is not pet-friendly. Also be sure to wipe off those paws when they come back in from outside, especially if they've been in contact with materials such as salt. And of course don't forget your own shoes, as you can easily introduce such debris into the home on your own feet. Regularly sweeping and mopping, especially near the door, can also help reduce lingering salt debris, so that it doesn't end up on your furbaby's skin, or licked off of paws and thereby in your furbaby's intestinal tract. It is of course important to prevent injury with ice-combating methods, but don't forget to consider the safety of your furbaby!


Marg said...

Well Thimble, we hope that snow gets to you soon. We don't like the way snow feels on our paws, but it is pretty to look at. The whole world turns white. You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

When we get some snow, we will send it to you. ;)

pilch92 said...

I love snow too ( in small amounts). Thimble is beautiful and so is the art you made. One year, my hubby and I made a giant cat snowman. Great tip, I was pleased that they had this reminder on our local news channel too.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Now I REALLY want to build a snow-cat!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Sorry Thimble but I think the snow is coming sooner than we would like. We worry about the salt often because we have no control over what our apartment/condo complex puts down...that reminds me, I think I am going to call them and ask them this year. Thanks! catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys....tell yur mom her art werk total lee rocks...N therz nothin wrong with like inn snow.....lotz oh peepulz loves it....round heer we like de smell oh burnin leevez ~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥ said...

We think the best place to enjoy snow is from indoors... all warm and cosy looking through the window like handsome Thimble. That's a very cute magnet you sent Marg!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's adorable! I love snow...especially for Christmas. Sadly it seems like it never arrives until the New Year.