Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Guess what? Believe it or not, Eddy has a selfie to share with you all today!


Apparently, the best way to get this girl to snap a non-blurry shot is to stick her in front of a window. We're finally having us some true autumn weather, which means we'll probably be having us lots of window whiffies. Maybe that means Eddy will sit still for some more future photo shoots? (Paws crossed.)

Of course, Eddy's selfie there is our contribution to the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by none other than the Kitties Blue of The Cat on My Head.


Have a stupendous Sunday, friends!



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Our Doodle of the Day:

Yesterday's doodle showed angel Rosie picking out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. Now, what kind of trouble is she getting into with that pumpkin?


Stay tuned tomorrow for the end result of Rosie's pumpkin antics!



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Our Tip of the Day:

The last of our Animal Pain Awareness Month tips involves ways that you can help enable a pained furbaby be more mobile and comfortable around the home. If your furbaby has difficulty jumping due to an injury or arthritis, for example, you can put pet stairs or a pet ramp beside chairs, couches, or beds in the home. This can help your kitty or pup better reach elevated areas without having to jump, which could otherwise exacerbate pain associated with an injury or arthritis. For a cat, another way to help them combat pain and discomfort is to give them litter boxes with low sides, so that they can easily walk right in. Or, you can also give them a ramp or stairs leading up to the entrance of the litter box, if needed. If it helps reduce pain associated with certain injuries, arthritis, or other ailments, you can also elevate your kitty or pup's food and water bowls.

Another simple way to help a pained furbaby feel some relief and comfort is by way of their beds and blankets. You can offer extra soft and thick beds, and in easy to reach locations. Some forms of pain are also alleviated by heat, which means that safe, pet-friendly heated blankets or heated beds could also be of use. Of course, you would need to take all necessary safety precautions when using any heated or electric products.

In more extreme cases, your furbaby might be in need of direct assistance with their mobility. If need be, you can use various forms of slings to help your kitty or pup ambulate. You can use a towel or blanket to create a makeshift sling, for example. Another option is to purchase a sling, or a harness with handles, which are indeed available on the market.

It is not easy to see our furbabies in pain. At the same time, it is not easy for them to feel such pain. That's why it is important to do what you can to alleviate your kitty or pup's pain, even if that means a bit of redecorating within your home.

18 comments:

Carry Loves Cats said...

I'm so excited to see what Rosie is going to do. Light is great for selfie taking!
Laser & McLaren x

Marg said...

Oh we can't wait to see what Rosie is going to carve into the pumpkin. Eddy, that is a mighty fine picture of you. Have a most wonderful day.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Whatever she gets up to, I hope you get lots of pie afterwards, MOL
Excellent selfie there Eddy, the light really shows off the green in your eyes. Looks like a great place to have chin rubs too, assuming they dont interfere with your window wiffies?
Toodle pips and purrs
ERin

The Island Cats said...

Eddy, that's a great selfie. Enjoy your window whiffies. It's raining here...no whiffies for us.

Brian said...

That is a super terrific selfie Eddy!

speedyrabbit said...

That is a pawsome selfie,we sure would like to see more of them,xx Speedy

pilch92 said...

Good job on the selfies Eddy :) Very cute drawing of Angel Rosie too. Excellent tips, we have a lot of stools etc. set up for Prancie. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.XO

Catscue Catmom said...

Amazing selfie Eddy - good job! Purrs and chin scratches for the tips on pain mitigation - nice article.

Sandee said...

Critter TV in those windows.

I turned on the heater this morning. It was cold. That's not going to last long though as it will be hot again in a couple of days.

Have a purrfect week. My best to your peeps. ♥

messymimi said...

Eddy is beautiful, and Rosey is obviously up to something!

The Swiss Cats said...

The fang, MOL ! Terrific selfie ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely selfie, Eddy. I hope Rosie is careful with that knife doing her carving.

Anonymous said...

Eddy, Mom is having a hard time choosing which is cuter...your selfie or the doodle. I think you are!
Purrs
Marv

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

Adorable selfie, Eddy! Rosie looks deep in thought as she ponders the fate of that pumpkin ;)

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for an Eddy selfie! Yes, hopefully with more autumn weather and window whiffies, you'll get at least a few more. :)

Rosie, what are you going to carve into those pumpkins?

M Dawson said...

Well done that Window Selfie! wooHOOOOO

Eastside Cats said...

Rosie is pondering her next move! Eddy, there is so much great Bird and Squirrel TV these days, isn't there?

Little Binky and Granny said...

That's a nice fang in yourlovely Selfie, Eddy and a wonderful doodle, Rosie :) Extra Pawkisses :) <3