That's right, our very own Thimble is a hockey player!
Though Thimble takes her sport very seriously, the humans here have a bit of a joke surrounding Thimble's athleticism. Ever since she was a kitten, Thimble has been known to whack and slap around anything and everything she can find. If she finds it on the table or a counter, it must get smacked to the floor. If it's on the floor, it must start moving with the aid of her paw. This became such a commonplace thing to witness, that my mom and I started referring to Thimble as a hockey player.
Then, guess what? My mom (Thimble's beloved Gammy, that is) found a hockey puck at a garage sale. Naturally, she bought it for Thimble, who was thrilled. Now she could practice her sport for real!
Oh, and can you see Thimble's audience? Do you see him? Standing on the other side of the door? That's the neighbor's cat. He comes over to visit a lot. He knows we have treats galore over here at our house. Also, he and Thimble enjoy a bit of shameless flirting. This time he watched her practice her hockey skills.
We hope you enjoyed meeting this pro hockey side of Thimble!
Of course, these shots Thimble snapped are our entry into the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by none other than the Kitties Blue of The Cat on My Head.
Happy Sunday, friends!
P.S. We do apologize for the blurry nature of these photos. Thimble simply can't be expected to take quality shots when she's honing in her hockey skills.
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Olympic-inspired doodle for today yet again takes us to the ice.
Our Tip of the Day:
Today's National Cat Health Care Month tip is all about those litter boxes. Especially if you have multiple cats, make sure that you have enough litter boxes with regard to the number of kitties in the home. It is often recommended that you have as many litter as you have cats, plus one. If there are not enough litter boxes, it is possible that cats might quickly find the litter boxes too filled or dirty, or that there might even be some bullying or battles over use of litter boxes. This could lead some cats to have to hold onto their urine or stool, which in turn could lead to issues such as UTIs or constipation. Or, some cats might simply begin looking for other areas in the house to urinate or defecate outside of the box.
Other litter box issues that might lead to health concerns or unwanted behaviors include litter boxes that are not cleaned enough, litter boxes that are in an area that is too high traffic for some cats' preference, litter boxes that are hidden too far away for certain cats' liking, or litter boxes that contain a type of litter that certain cats simply do not prefer. Obviously, issues such as holding urine or stool, resulting UTIs and constipation, and out-of-box urination and defecation are not ideal. For these reasons, do be sure that the litter box situation is suitable for all cats in the house, so that all the kitties involved can stay as happy and healthy as possible.