Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Thimble is all about snapping selfies these days. She recently yet again got cozy at the sunny front door, situated the camera just right, struck her model pose, and snapped a shot of her adorable little face.

Don't you just love that little nose of hers? Excuse this mom of Thimble's if she's a tad bit biased, but I happen to think that nose is simply too cute for words. Kitty noses just beg to be smooched.

Thimble of course snapped this selfie for the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Have a super Sunday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

We're taking just a tiny break from our Christmas in July series of doodles today. Why? Because our doodle today is instead in honor of the furbabies' superhero of a grandma. Why? Because it's her birthday!

Happy birthday to the furbabies' grandma, aka this here human's mom! She is a superhero to all of us. She properly spoils the furbabies around here, giving them all sorts of cuddles, making them toys and blankets, and taking care of them when the humans around here are at work or away. We hope her birthday is as epic as she is.

Our Tip of the Day:

Today's pet parenting hack of a tip is one to help you sleep better at night. Does your kitty or pup ever wake you up during the night, perhaps seemingly bored or hungry? The first step in a case such as this is of course to make sure there is no medical explanation. If your furbaby is indeed healthy, though, and they simply wake you in the middle of the night for some playtime or a midnight snack, then there are a couple of simple things you can do to try to combat this.

First, you can do a bit of a pre-bedtime play session with them. One of the last things you do before you go to bed can be a game of fetch, perhaps a little fun with a wand toy, or anything that your furbaby finds fun and that expends their energy. This will help tire your furbaby out, and will hopefully help satisfy their desire to play so that they can sleep through the night.

Second, in the case that your furbaby wakes you up in the middle of the night out of hunger, perhaps save their last meal of the day for right before bed. Fill their bowl just before you go to bed, so that they will go to bed with a full stomach. If needed and possible, you can also make this nighttime meal their largest of the day, to even further satisfy them and their stomach. In some cases, this is all it takes to help keep those hungry furbabies satiated until their breakfast.

Just like us, our furbabies are not immune to restless nights or a desire for a midnight snack. If a medical concern has been ruled out, then try to find a way to help both you and your furbaby sleep through the night. Satisfying the play or hunger drive just before bed may be all that is needed.


Marg said...

Happy Birthday to Grandma. Hope she has a wonderful day and many more. Thimble, you are just so cute. Have a fantastic day.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

I hope that Super Granny will have a fantastic day.... and who could imagine anything finer than receiving such a delightful selfie of Thimble.
Toodle pips and purrs

messymimi said...

Wishing the Furkids’ Grandma many, many happy returns of the day!

The Swiss Cats said...

What a cute selfie ! Happy Birthday to your Grandma ! Purrs

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Thimble you are adorable!! Happy Happy Birthday to your Grandma!!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy birthday to your grandma. Nice selfie.

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

What a great selfie, Thimble! We bet your grandma loves it. Happy Birthday to her!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is adorable. Happy Birthday to your wonderful Grandma! Excellent tips. Emmy gets me up at some point every night, she meows to let me know she caught me something ( a toy of some sort) and expects some canned food in return. :)

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

The cutest nose I've seen next to Mudpie's splotchy snout!

meowmeowmans said...

Thimble, you totally ROCKED your selfie, pretty girl! Happy birthda to Grandma!

Eastside Cats said...

Hope your granny had a terrific birthday, Thimble! Such a cute selfie!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Grammy.

M Dawson said...

Thimble is a delight isn't she :-)

Happy Birthday Grandma :-) Party on dear lady!