Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sporty Sunday Selfies

Yesterday we hinted that you'd get to meet a hockey player here on our blog today. And we meant it.

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.


Marg said...

I bet that is a lot of fun Thimble batting that puck around the house. Bet that is one fun game. You all have a great Sunday.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Aww, Thimble is a girl after my own paw, and heart. It is great fun to chasing things around that slip and slide, especially if you don't have any of the self propelled kind with tails MOL
Toodle pips and purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Thimble is a sweetie playing with her puck. It is nice that she has a gentlemancat admirer.

The Island Cats said...

Thimble, maybe if you get good enough you can play in the Cat Olympics!

Unknown said...

Looks like Thimble has some skill! If there's ever a Feline Hockey League, she's sure to be a star. Cute skating doodle too! :)

pilch92 said...

That is so cute that your mom got Thimble her own hockey puck :) She looks adorable practicing and I love that she has a little boyfriend watching her. Great drawing and excellent tips. I have a lot of litter boxes and know I should have 13, but I don't have that many-which is probably why Penny pees in boxes when she can. Have a nice Sunday.

Sandee said...

If you play hockey you need the right equipment. Good for Grammy knowing what Thimble needed.

Have a purrfect Sunday Selfies. ♥

meowmeowmans said...

Thimble, do you really whap that heavy puck around? How fun!

Cats doing short track speed skating looks like a really fun event. :)

The Swiss Cats said...

What fun ! Great moves, Thimble ! Purrs

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

Cutest hockey player ever!!! Mudpie does the same thing with anything that's on the kitchen table with her - just whap it off!

Lone Star Cats said...

Crockett would be our hockey player - he luvs to whap things! Angelique likes it too.

Cathy Keisha said...

Today I wasn't the only one who thought your doodle was adorable. Pop even stopped to look at it. Thimble scored a real goal with a real puck. Pop has a Rangers' puck but I've never seen it. I do have a real golf ball to bat around. It makes a ton of noise.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys!
Thimble! Your selfies this week are PAWSOME! And I wanted to let you all know I might not get a chance to stop and comment when I reads your blog this week. Mom is furry busy! And I am really lucky that Dad and Kozmo and Jo Jo and the Beast Cinnamon have come to visit...Mom is working so much she has been hardly home and I've been a little lonely. Now I got family!

Eastside Cats said...

Harmless flirting...aww, that's too sweet! Nice puck skills, Thimble. Keep your stick on the ice!

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

MOL😹 That's a nice game, have to practice it myself one day😹Pawkisses for a Happy Day😚😻