Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Birthday and the Letter F

It's all about calicoes today. A certain calico named Tonks will kick things off. Literally.

Tonks was indeed kicking some toys around when this blooperish shot was snapped. In particular, she was kicking around a silver vine stick at this point in time.

You know what else? Today is Tonks' birthday! That means it's also the birthday of her siblings, Winky (who owns this here human's sister) and Flitwick (who owns this here human's parents). These adorable sweeties are 2 years old today.

Happy birthday, Tonks, Winky, and Flitwick!


The other calico we have for you all today is of course angel Rosie. She is, after all, the star of our April A to Z Challenge.

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As part of our "A Day at Rosie's Restaurant" theme, each day Rosie is sharing an item from her menu. The first few days of this alphabetical challenge have been dedicated to breakfast foods, and today is the last day of the breakfast menu at Rosie's Restaurant. This last breakfast food is a classic one.

How about some French toast? Take a seat and help yourself to some French toast topped with maple syrup and butter, with a cold glass of milk on the side. Eat up!

Happy Tuesday!

Tip of the Day

Today's tip relates to diabetes and syrup, or even honey. If you have a kitty or pup with diabetes, there is a chance that you'll at some point have to combat hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Low blood sugar in a diabetic furbaby can occur for a variety of reasons. For example, it can result from a diabetic cat or dog refusing to eat, vomiting up their food, being accidentally overdosed on insulin, or being given insulin when they are not eating a sufficient amount of food. Signs of hypoglycemia include weakness, lethargy, seizure, and coma. You can potentially help a furbaby who refuses to eat snap out of a hypoglycemic by rubbing a sugary substance on their gums. If they are more alert yet still refusing to eat, you can also syringe feed a small amount of sugary substance into their mouth. Forms of sugar that can be used include maple syrup, corn syrup, honey, or even regular sugar dissolved in water. Of course, it is always best to first obtain information and advise on hypoglycemia from your veterinarian, such as when a cat or dog furbaby is first diagnosed with diabetes.


Pam and Teddy said...

Happy Birthday to the trio of birthday kitties!! May it be a wonderful day for all of you.

Hugs, Teddy

messymimi said...

Wishing your terrific trio many happy returns of the day!

Can we make a "cake" out of stacked French toast?

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Happy birthday to Tonks, Winky, and Flitwick! It's hard to believe they are already 2! Thankfully, when Kitty was diagnosed with diabetes, our vet made sure I knew the symptoms of hypoglycemia. We go to the same vet practice - but have a different vet and when Bear was diagnosed, I was surprised that wasn't the first thing mentioned about putting him on insulin. And so few people home test their cats before giving insulin - and that's the best way to even prevent getting in that situation to begin with!

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, isn't that wee Tonks such a cutie?!?
Happy Birthday, cutie pie!

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday to Tonks, Winky and Flitwick! French toast is a favorite of mine. Very cute drawing. Excellent tips too. I have been lucky so far with no kitties with diabetes ( knock on wood, 3 times).

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy birthday to Tonks, Winky, and Flitwick!! We hope you all have a wonderful second birthday. We are happy that french toast made the list today. This is one of our favorite foods for breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday to Tonks, Winky and Flitwick ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday Tonks, Winky, and Flitwick! We hope you celebrated with some of that french toast.

Feline Opines, the World from a Feline Point of View said...

Best fishes to Tonks, Winky, and Flitwick for a purrfect birthday!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver & The Tribe

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

Happy birthday to your precious little fur family!!! Where does the time go?

catladymac said...

Happy Purrthday to Tonks, Winky & Flitwick - and many more !

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday guys!That's some breakfast menu at Rosie's place.

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Tonks, Winky and Flitwick! <3

Man, we need to visit Rosie's Restaurant. What a menu!