Thursday, March 23, 2017

Model Toes

Sometimes I get a bit nostalgic, maybe a tad bit sentimental. And sometimes, this leads me to compulsive actions, like buying things to feed into my sentiments. I'm such a sucker.

During one of my recent moments of nostalgia, moments which of course most often involve the furbabies in my life, I felt compelled to find something that I could wear to represent both the cats and dogs who have been in my life. Among my favorite sayings are any of the variations relating how our animals leave paw prints on our hearts. So, I went in search of something to represent that.

I ended up at one of my favorite marketplaces, which just so happens to be Shopping from home sure is fantastic, isn't it? While perusing and favoriting about a gazillion different items on Etsy, I did find something that genuinely caught my eye. It's cute little something. It's a simple, shiny, sparkly necklace, and it happily portrays those nostalgic thoughts I'd been having of late.

Of course, I ordered it. It arrived. And, unsurprisingly, Thimble helped me photograph it.

It's just a simple little necklace, but it really spoke to me. To me, at least, one of the paws on this pretty little heart is most like a dog's paw, and the other is most like a cat's paw. I loved this, as both dogs and cats have left paw prints on my heart.

This little necklace, posing there with Thimble's adorable little toesies, was created by the artist behind the shop called HoneySweetJewelry. Now, this is not an endorsement and we are not being compensated for this. I simply purchased this lovely little necklace from that lovely little shop, and wanted to share the artist's work because I think it is such a simple yet beautiful style.

I'm not the only one who is fond of this necklace. Thimble quite likes it as well. She thinks it looks wonderful next to her toesies.

And, well, it looks like Thimble also thinks it makes a fantastic toy.

Oh, okay, getting in a few whacks there, Thimble?

And a few tastes as well?

Well, thank you for being such a lovely model, Thimble. Now, can I have my necklace back? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top?

Would you like a little fun fact? Today's photos were taken on the kitties' nice and hairy cat tree. Why? Because the cat tree has raised edges, and it was therefore the only surface from which Thimble could not easily slap the necklace straight to the floor. You gotta do what you gotta do.

And, of course, we're participating in Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I myself am so very thankful for each and every paw print on my heart, past and present. Thimble and the rest of the gang, they're thankful for their nice and hairy cat tree, and for their mom's goods and gadgets that they can slap and whap and strew about the house.

Of course, we're all also so very thankful for all of you!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
This week is National Poison Prevention Week. Over time, we have given a few or so tips on items that are poisonous to the furbabies in our lives. There are dangerous foods like grapes, raisins, onion, garlic, chocolate, and alcohol, just to name a few. There are toxic plants, such as lilies, daffodils, and tulips. And don't forget all those other dangerous substances and chemicals around the house, such as a variety of human medications, household cleaners, paints, and of course infamous antifreeze. But did you know that there are even products specifically manufactured for our furbabies that can still have a potential for being toxic to them? One way this is possible is if you purchase medications, such as flea prevention or deworming treatments, that are not specifically prescribed by your veterinarian or that are not purchased at a veterinary office, as the production and dispensing of the medication may not be properly regulated in such cases. On the other hand, it is also possible for your furbaby to be poisoned by veterinary products if they are not carefully or properly administered. To help combat any such emergencies, always ensure that you fully understand the dosage and other details of a medicine that the veterinarian prescribes for your cat or dog. The world may seem full of dangers, but poison prevention is possible with a little care and caution.


Marg said...

That is a great necklace with the paw Prints. And Thimble, you did such a good job showing it to us. You all have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

That is lovely. I can see why it spoke to you. ❤

Brian said...

There are lots of paw prints on hearts here too and that necklace sure is pretty. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

pilch92 said...

That is a beautiful necklace, I can see why it spoke to you. Thimble is a great model too. And as always, I love your art. I have a plaque on our porch with pawprints with that saying. Great tip too. If my niece is in a store and sees someone looking at flea collars, she tells them not to buy them. Store products can be very deadly.

Kitties Blue said...

Mom did not notice the two different paw-prints until you called it to our attention. That really is special. When Fiona and Sammy Kimmell died, Mom found some nice necklaces on Easy from Pebble Jones. Etsy is the best. Of course, we always like a post filled with kitty toes. Mom is sending kisses for Thimble's. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Anonymous said...

Dat be a pawsum little necklace and Thimble be lookin' cute. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

THat is a very cute necklace!

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

That is so incredibly special, and you couldn't have found a cuter way to present it here today. Couldn't you just got lost in the Etsy world forever???

The Island Cats said...

What a sweet necklace! And a great way to pay tribute to your furbabies both past and present.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a special necklace. We love it, and it has so much meaning. Great job modeling, Thimble!