Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Our selfie today was snapped by a certain momma's girl of mine.

My girl Eddy truly is a momma's girl. As in, her momma is the only human being she likes. Eddy is certain that every other human is out to get her, and it's far better to duck under the bed than meet other folks. Eddy, you make this momma of yours feel extra special. Thanks, little lady!

As most of you certainly know, here in the United States, today is Mother's Day. Now, we think being a mom can mean so many things. A mom is someone who nurtures. A mother can be just that to children of all types, shapes, and sizes. Whether she be the mother of two-legged or four-legged children, whether her children be human or furry, a mother should be celebrated for all that she does.

All of us here at Four-Legged Furballs want to wish every single mother out there a very happy and blessed Mother's Day! You rule!

Tip of the Day:

Though rare, did you know that our furbabies can get lice? The lice our kitties and pups can get, though, are not the same that we humans get. In fact, lice are species-specific. Humans get a certain kind of lice, dogs can become infested with a different kind of lice, and yet a different type of lice affects cats. In other words, we cannot get lice from our furbabies, and they cannot get it from us. Again, though, lice in our furbabies is not terribly common. Still, it is important to know that it's not impossible.

Signs of lice might include your furbaby itching, scratching, or biting at affected areas of their body. You also might even be able to see the lice or their eggs, more or less white in color, on your furbaby. A lice infestation and its symptoms will likely more heavily affect cats or dogs who are sick, elderly, or have a compromised immune system.

Just as we have noted with all of the parasites we've previously discussed, if you have any concern that your kitty or pup is infested with lice, of course have them seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Your veterinarian will be able to prescribe a treatment for eradicating lice. In addition, don't forget that with parasites such as lice, your furbaby's environment might also need to be rid of the infestation. As always, discuss any and all concerns with your veterinarian.


Erin the Cat Princess said...

Aww, a lovely selfie from a lovely girl for the special human in her life.
Purrs for a great Sunday and week to come.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Eddy is a delight isn't she :-) I love that sweet look!

Smudge said...

You are very sweet, dear Eddy. And you're right, moms the world over rule!

Zoolatry said...

Happy Eddy, Happy to her "special Mommy"!

The Island Cats said...

There's nothing wrong with being a momma's girl, Eddy. That's a nice selfie. Happy Mother's Day to your wonderful cat mom.

Marg said...

Eddy, you are one smart kitty kat. Good for you to love your Mom so much. You all have a Happy Mother's day.

Catscue Catmom said...

Sweet Eddy, I'm thinking you have high standards for allowing peeps near you and your mom has set the bar high. Happy Mother's Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, Eddy, that is a super special selfie of you. What a sweet gift for your awesome Mom. :)

Happy Mother's Day to her, and to all mothers everywhere! XO

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Hoping you have a lovely Mother's Day!

Valentine said...

Wowy, I didn't know the we kitties can get lice. EEK!

Like your girl Eddy, my Auntie's kitty, Oliver, is skeptical about humans that aren't his human momma. He hides when others visit his house. He is very shy.

That kitty illustration is super cute! Happy Mom's Day!

pilch92 said...

Eddy is a cutie. Great drawing and excellent tips too. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom! XO

Anonymous said...

You are the best!
You are AMAZING!
Happy Mother's Day!
Purrs and Love
Marv and Mom


Timmy Tomcat said...

That is a cute photo of you Eddy. Happy Mothers Day friends

Pam and Teddy said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day !!

Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

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

Hope your Mother's Day has been just purrfect :)

messymimi said...

Happy Mother’s Day to you, and to your mother!

Photo Cache said...

Happy Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Emma and Buster

Little Miss Titch said...

She's a cutie alright, Happy Mums day,xx Speedy