Sunday, August 5, 2018

SUNday Selfie

Thimble offered to snap a selfie to share today. She didn't just go for any old Sunday Selfie, though. She went for a SUNday selfie.

We've been having us sun puddles galore these days. Those sun puddles have been the result of days well over 90°F, but perhaps sun puddles are worth it? Thimble sure thinks those sun puddles are worth it.

We hope all of you friends of ours have been having lots of sun puddles, yet also staying cool. Happy Sunday to all!

Of course, don't forget to visit the fantastic Sunday Selfies hosts, the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Lately, we've been doing lots of doodles starring bookworm kitties and pups. Now, how about some writer furbabies?

Our Tip of the Day:

Today we have the last tip in our litter box series. This tip is to consider using some sort of litter mat or tray, in order to keep your home environment free of as much rogue litter as possible. Litter often comes out of the box when our kitties dig and dig in the litter, or on our kitties' paws when they leave the box. This can ultimately result in litter not only outside of the box, but also throughout the house. To combat this, try placing a litter mat or tray under or outside of the litter box. There are such mats and trays available on the market, which are specifically designed to catch stray pieces of litter so that it can't travel throughout the rest of the house. For a cheaper option, though, you can also use a rug to catch litter, or you can even try something such as a boot tray. Another option is to place the litter box within a larger container, such as a giant storage container or a kiddie pool. This would allow for rogue litter to remain in that outer container, rather than spreading throughout the house. No matter which above option you might use, though, make sure to include litter mats, rugs, trays, or containers in your cleaning regimen.

All of the above being said, litter mats and trays may not always be able to trap every piece of litter. So, to further help keep litter at bay and your house clean, do be sure to sweep up stray litter as often as possible. It's not a bad idea to make a habit of sweeping up rogue litter each time you scoop the box.

There are a number of options for helping keep stray litter from spreading throughout the house. You can buy specifically designed litter mats or trays, you can try a similar makeshift option, and you can of course keep a broom at the ready in the litter area. Of course, do make sure that any mats, trays, or other methods you use do not deter your kitty from using the litter box in the first place.


Lone Star Cats said...

Pawsome selfie! Enjoy da sun puddles!

Marg said...

Thimble, that is one terrific selfie. You are looking mighty good in the sunshine. You all have a fantastic day.

meowmeowmans said...

What a great selfie, Thimble! Our Ava and Gracie agree with you ... even though it's been super hot, the sunpuddles these days are pawsome!

Pam and Teddy said...

Sunpuddle Selfies are great aren't they Thimble! I say as long as Mom and Dad keep the A/C on and it's COMFY in the house, sun puddles are PERFECT!

Hugs, Teddy

pilch92 said...

That is a beautiful SUNday selfie. Very cute drawing. Excellent tips too. Unfortunately, every time I try to use a litter mat, it gets peed on :(

The Island Cats said...

We love the sun puddles...but not the heat. Nice sunny selfie, Thimble.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a sweet selfie, Thimble.

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome selfie, Thimble ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

The sun is burning around here, and it's plenty hot and humid. I've read a few books that were written by cats....;-)

messymimi said...

Sunshine is so cheering, i am glad Thimble is getting to enjoy so many sunpuddles lately.

Considering what they could say, i am glad none of my kitties turned out to be writers!

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Thimble sure knows a great spot for a sunbathed selfie. We love how the whiskers and cheek seem to dissolve into or burst out of the intense lighting behind.