Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tabby Tuesday

Hello, friends! We've been sharing a variety of Tuesday posts lately, but we don't think we've done any recent Tuesdays dedicated to the Tabby. So, today we're of course doing a Tabby Tuesday post for you all. Thimble is the tabby of the day, and she decided to show you all her lovely tabby cheek stripes.

Who else has some tabby stripes to show off? We bet there are other stunning stripes out there amongst you friends of ours!

On another note, Thimble is a little worried that this shot makes her ear look a tad bit big. Does it? Do any of you friends of ours have, well, ears of an unusual size? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow? Okay, we'll stop there.

Whether it be a Tabby Tuesday, Toesies Tuesday, Tummy Tuesday, Tortie Tuesday, or just a plain ol' Tuesday, we hope it's a great one for you!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
In yesterday's tip on diet, we made a comment on the fact that weight will indeed help determine the best diet for you kitty. Today's tip is a continuation of that topic of weight. If your cat is overweight, for example, then portion control is of course important, as is the type of food. There are weight loss cat foods on the market, these often focusing on high protein intake, but do be sure to discuss with a veterinarian your kitty's weight and the best diet to help them live a healthy, fit life. Similarly, if a kitty is underweight, such as following an illness, diet will play a large role in increasing their weight and overall health. Again, discuss with a veterinarian what type and quantity of food to feed your cat in order to assist in their weight.

Moving on from diet, though, we'll now briefly discuss activity level. We'll primarily discuss this in terms of overweight cats, as activity level indeed affects this greatly. So, especially if your cat is overweight, engage them in various activities and games each day. You can grab a toy and play chase or catch with them. Wand toys, as you all certainly know, are often great at getting cats up and moving. You can also enlist the help of more advanced interactive toys, which will keep your cat busy without you having to do all the work. Anything that is safe yet that also keeps your kitty's interest and prompts them to move around and participate in daily activity can be a great benefit to their body condition and overall health.

The above being said, if your cat is in any way ill or injured, such as with asthma or a leg injury, do be sure to discuss with a veterinarian what types of activity are safe for them. Diet and activity level will both of course play a large roll in keeping your cat's weight in a healthy range, but not all diets and activity levels are suited for all cats. So, if your cat is overweight, or even underweight, perhaps do some research, discuss your individual kitty's condition with a veterinarian, and then remain motivated and optimistic about getting your kitty healthy and fit.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Thimble, you were made absolutely perfect - ears and all! And you've certainly earned those stripes!
ps - UGH! "Do your ears hang low" ... for some reason, that song is regularly stuck in my head.

Anonymous said...

Nice stripes Thimble and when it comes to ear size - we think "all the better to hear with" if we happen to have large ones. My ears are a little smaller than Sammy's were even though I am a LOT BIGGER cat overall than he was. I think we're all just PURRRRFECT the way we are Thimble!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Thimble, we think your ears are just fine. You such a pretty girl, ears and all. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

The Island Cats said...

Thimble, you have purrfect tabby stripes...and purrfect tabby ears!

pilch92 said...

Can you throw them over your shoulder like a continental soldier? Just kidding, I sing that song to Rylee all the time :) Thimble's ears are perfect just like the rest of her. Very cute drawing and excellent tips.

Peaches and Paprika said...

We lova da ear! But do have a question on interactive toys. We have found NONE that entertain us...only "Cat Tv." Can you suggest any interactive toys for us? Our human's got to get with the program!

Eastside Cats said...

Oh my gosh, that doodle is SO CUTE! Thimble, your ear is fine, your stripes are lovely, and I want to give you a big SMOOCH!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

your stripes are lovely and much more defined than Cody's are. My Angel Bobo had similar coloring to you, his stripes were beautifully defined too!

The Swiss Cats said...

Thimble, you have pretty ears, and your stripes are lovely ! Purrs

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

Thimble, you're purrfect in every way!

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Thimble, You have gorgeous tabby stripes!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Thimble is a lovely Tabby :-)

LP said...

Your doodles always make us smile :)

the critters in the cottage xo