Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tabby Toesies Tuesday

We've got a twofer going on today. It's Toesies Tuesday, and the starring toesies also happen to be those of a tabby. So, it's a Tabby Toesies Tuesday!

Thimble hopes her toesies help make your Tuesday terrific!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Puss in Boots is one of my all-time favorite fairy tale characters. Is anyone else a fan of Puss in Boots? I quite enjoy this kitty character in the Shrek movies.

Our Tip of the Day:

Yesterday's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip was about being cautious of the potentially poisonous bites of certain snakes and spiders. In a similar yet also different tip, we are today talking about those critters who contain substances that could be toxic if ingested by our furbabies. For example, there are certain toads that contain substances on their body that can lead to severe toxicity. Two of the most poisonous toads are the Colorado River toad and the Marine toad. A pup or kitty making oral contact with these toads can lead to nearly immediate side effects such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, difficult breathing, difficulty walking, and potentially death if left untreated.

Other critters that can poison a dog or cat if ingested include a butterfly or caterpillar that has eaten milkweed, which can be incredibly toxic to our furbabies. In addition to this, there are some caterpillars with hairs or other means capable of injecting venomous toxins, which can spell out trouble if a cat or dog puts the caterpillar in their mouth. Monarch caterpillars and a variety of moth caterpillars are some of those known to have the ability to inject toxins when threatened.

Even fireflies can have poisonous effects on a cat or pup if ingested. Though their less-than-ideal taste is likely to keep a pup or kitty away, if ingested, they can cause vomiting and other gastrointestinal distress. For all of these reasons, especially if you are unsure of a critter's potential effects on your furbaby, simply do all that you can to prevent your kitty or pup's contact with or ingestion of bugs and other critters. As we mentioned yesterday, do your best to be aware of the types of critters in the area, and which ones can pose a risk to your pup or kitty. And, if your furbaby does come into contact with or ingest any bug of which you are unsure, do not hesitate to contact a veterinarian.


The Island Cats said...

Those are some cute tabby toesies.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Awesome Thimble toesies today! They made me smile you cute baby.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thimble, those are some wonderful toesies. They are making our Tuesday so much better. Love the doodle. Puss in Boots is really funny in the Shrek movies. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Eastside Cats said...

Whenever I rewatch the scene from Shrek 2, when Puss-In-Boots first introduces himself to Shrek and Donkey, I laugh so hard! It's the hairball scene that simply CRACKS ME UP!

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

They are pure purrfection!

pilch92 said...

Very cute tabby toesies. And I love the drawing. Excellent tips too.

messymimi said...

It’s always nice to see tabby toesies, and i like Puss in Boots, too. He was smart.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Your kitties always have something to show us!

meowmeowmans said...

Well done, Thimble! We love your cute tabby toesies. :)

We like Puss in Boots a lot. I remember really enjoying the book as a child, and the character in the Shrek movies, as voiced by Antonio Banderas, is hilarious!

Pam and Teddy said...

We love tabby toesies around here!

Hugs, Pam

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

nothing I love more than tabby toes!

Marg said...

We love tabby toes here too. There are lots of them around here. Have a good rest of the week.