On Thursdays, I indeed do usually participate in Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. As I have done for the past couple of Aprils, though, I'll be sharing my poems on Sundays instead. That's largely because I also participate in the A to Z Challenge every April, and this challenge has a small weekly hiatus on Sundays. So, to keep our Thursday posts a bit less busy, I'll wait to share my weekly poems on Sundays during April.
Now, let's give a bit of thanks as part of Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Tip of the Day
For the month of April, each day we're going to give tips or bits of trivia that relate to that day's content. Most of the time, this means that this month's tips or trivia will in some way relate to the A to Z Challenge letter and the related doodle of the day. That being said, today's tip actually doesn't relate directly to the letter A or the Halloween aspect of today's doodle. It actually relates to the flowers in the doodle. Pretty much all of our spooky springtime doodles will star flowers in a way. After all, it's spring. I never know whether the flowers I draw are more like roses or carnations, so how about a little tip on both types of these flowers?
Let's start with roses. Are roses safe for our furry friends? Ore are they toxic to cats and dogs? Generally speaking, roses are not toxic to cats and dogs. That being said, roses can pose some danger because of their thorns, which of course can cause injury if a kitty or pup gets a little too curious about a rose plant. So, to prevent accidental injuries, of course try to keep your cats and dogs from away from those rose thorns. Next up, what about carnations? Carnations indeed are mildly toxic to cats and dogs. If ingested, carnations can cause some gastrointestinal upset as well as potential dermatological issues. For this reason, to prevent even a mild toxicity, don't grow or keep carnations where your kitty or pup can reach them.