Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Welcome to Thursday, friends! We are starting off, as usual, with the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, hosted by none other than Angel Sammy and Teddy.

This has been our first round participating in one of the poetical challenges. Though this human is the farthest thing from a poet, we've been enjoying it all the way since the letter A, and we plan to continue with it. That being said, this time around, we're already at the letter V. That means we have a V of a someone for you all to meet.

Viola the Veterinarian

Kitties or puppies,
Cubs or duckies,
Viola the Veterinarian can care for them all.
Whether they're big or whether they're small,
Viola's patients know that she is the one to call.

Do you know a kitty with a tummy ache?
Or a puppy with a bump or a break?
A proper diagnosis is what Viola will make,
Even if the patient is a pig or a snake.

Viola the Veterinarian can bandage a wound,
And her patients always heal sooner than soon.
She can mend a sore tooth,
Whether the patient is aged or bubbling with youth.

Furry or tailed,
Feathered or scaled,
Viola the Veterinarian offers the best care around.
She keeps her patients safe and sound.

As always, we were inspired by a real-life Viola. To visit her, just click there on her name! And, of course, we didn't forget to do a little doodle of Viola the Veterinarian.

As always, we're now moving on to Thimble on this Thursday. 

Always the model, Thimble recently gave this here mom of hers a little extra help during some photo shoots. It all started when someone challenged this here human to do a black and white photo challenge on Facebook. This challenge instructs its participants to take black and white photos of things that represent their life. Here's the kicker, though. No photos of pets, nor those of people, are not allowed. Since roughly 99.9% of this human's photos involve something cute and furry, this was the challenge of all challenges.

While I managed to complete the challenge by following the rules, it wasn't easy. Especially with certain helpers...

You might remember seeing a color version of a photo similar to this one.

This started out as a setup for a shot of some of our Halloween decorations. It ended up as a Thimble photo shoot.

In case you can't tell, this is Thimble going all King Kitty Kong on our Day of the Dead kitties and pup. (We won the kitty on the left from Mudpie and Melissa last year, and we were excited to expand our collection this year!)

Thanks for the help, Thimble!

Of course, we didn't forget about Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Thimble would like to express how thankful she is for her model skills. We are all also so very thankful for all of the blessings in our lives. We are thankful that Halloween was fun and festive, that Thanksgiving will be a time for family, and that wonderful Christmas is on the horizon. And, of course, we are thankful for friends like all of you.

Wishing you all a beautiful Thursday!

Our Tip of the Day:
In addition to the others we've mentioned, another food you might find on the Thanksgiving table is ham. Is this safe to feed your furbaby, though? Ham, like turkey potentially can be, is often high in fat. Ham is also often processed or treated, and can possibly contain high amounts of salt. These factors can lead to any number of issues, such as gastrointestinal distress or pancreatitis, if consumed in excess by your kitty or pup. And, just as we've said of other Thanksgiving foods, also be aware of other potentially concerning ingredients added to ham, such as onion and garlic. While very small amounts might not have effect for some furbabies, do be aware of the potential side effects that fatty, processed, treated, or seasoned ham can cause.


Marg said...

That is such a great poem. We couldn't do a photo without a cat in it. So good job getting the pictures of the little kitty statues.You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

What a great poem! We would love to have Viola as our veterinarian. And love the black and white...Thimble just adds to it. :)

pilch92 said...

Fantastic poem and drawing of Viola. Thimble is the perfect model. I like those Day of the Dead statues. Great tip too, I serve ham on Christmas, but I don't eat ham. The kitties always bug my hubby for a taste.

Sandee said...

For your first time you did a great job.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ☺

Brian's Home Blog said...

You are such a pretty model sweet Thimble and we enjoyed the Viola poem too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Colehaus Cats said...

A wonderful Thankful Thursday and a beautiful and fun poem! Viola sends kisses to you and everyone, and yes, you can kiss her belly anytime. Thanks for the timely tip!

Eastside Cats said...

Viola is gonna love the fact that you've written a poem about her! Love the doodle too. I did a black-and-white photo thingy on FB recently, but mine didn't say no people or pets, just no explanations needed! It was fun. Thimble, we love to see you.

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

You've done such an amazing job with this challenge! Viola sounds like an amazing vet :) (I admit that while I've taken down my Halloween decorations, my Day of the Dead cats are still up. I just can't bare to put them away yet. Will they look weird with my Christmas stuff?)

The Swiss Cats said...

What a lovely poem for Viola ! Purrs