This week brings us to the penultimate letter of the alphabet. That is, the letter Y. So, who do we have for you to meet today?
Yang the Yoga Instructor
Do you have a favorite yoga pose?
Can you touch your toes to your nose?
No, you say?
Stretching makes your muscles fray?
If this thing called yoga brings you pain,
You really must seek the help of good sir Yang.
He can teach you how to contort,
For yoga is his greatest sport.
Yang the Yoga Instructor knows every pose out there,
Like the mountain, the boat, and even the bear.
Yang might teach you to act like a dog,
And he even might make you look like a frog.
If you need to get up and stretch,
Yang the Yoga Instructor is the one you should fetch.
He is flexible as flexible can be,
Even when he's posing like a tree.
As always, our poem today was inspired by a real life Yang. To visit him, just lick there on his name! And, of course, here is a little doodle we created for Yang the Yoga Instructor.
Today we were going to share another doodle in our Tails of Tiny Tim series, which honors specially abled furbabies. But, then we decided that we didn't want Yang the Yoga Instructor to have to share his doodle with another. So, stay tuned tomorrow for the next doodle in our Tails of Tiny Tim series!
Next up is little lady Thimble, who is taking part in Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Thimble is grateful that she recently had a nice window gazing session at the front door.
Even if the already filthy window kept fogging up and making visibility questionable, Thimble still enjoyed keeping tabs on her domain.
All of us here are also so grateful for all of our blessings. We are thankful to have each other, for our health, for our family, and for all of you wonderful friends.
Have a terrific Thursday!
Our Tip of the Day:
Our last tip for Pet Diabetes Awareness Month is to schedule regular checkups with your veterinarian. Even if your furbaby's diabetes has been under control for a prolonged period of time, or even in a potential case of diabetic remission, it is still wise to schedule regular vet visits. Regardless of how long a cat or dog has been living with diabetes, regular bloodwork and urinalyses, for example, are very important for monitoring their overall health and status. Bloodwork such as frucotsamine checks can help reveal if blood sugar has indeed been staying steady over a longer period of time, as a fructosamine test can indicate the average blood glucose level over the span of the past 2 or 3 weeks. This is beneficial as it gives a broader view of diabetes regulation, far more so than just a single-moment blood glucose check. In addition, regular urinalyses can help check for glucose or ketones in the urine, or for signs of UTI, which are often more common in diabetic cats and dogs. Just as always, it is better to be safe than sorry, so never forget the importance of regular vet visits.