Today is Thursday, so let's give some thanks, shall we?
As always, tabby girl Thimble has some gratitude to share.
It's the penultimate day of the A to Z Challenge, but I have to admit that I'm just going to share both of the final two alphabetic doodles tomorrow. Today's doodle for the letter Y just needs a couple final touches added and then scanned, but I just didn't get that done last night. When I came home from work yesterday, my hot water heater broke while I was washing dishes. After past issues with it, I have over time learned some troubleshooting that can be done to get it working again. I spent the evening trying all of those things, but to no avail. After all that, I had zero energy to get out my sketchbook and finish or scan today's doodle, and so today I'll just share a flashback doodle. Tomorrow, the last day of the A to Z Challenge, will instead just be a little extra fun with two doodles.
The flashback doodle I'm sharing today is yet again from the 2019 A to Z Challenge, and it goes well enough with Thimble's aforementioned love of stealing her this here human's bed.
Last but not least, let's share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, shall we? My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.
1. I wouldn't mind if _________.
2. I want to _________ my _________.
3. Others come to me when they need _________.
4. _________ is a memory that I regularly think about.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
Did you know?
Did you know that allowing your kitty or pup to sleep in your bed with you can improve your sleep as well as your overall health? Sure, in some cases an animal in the bed could potentially lead to interrupted sleep or issues for those with allergies to animals. That said, though, there is quite a bit of research that backs the fact that your cat or dog sleeping in your bed with you really can improve your sleep and your health. For example, studies have confirmed that the presence of a person's cat or dog in bed can lead to reduced anxiety, increased sense of security, and increased sleep efficiency. Being with your pet can also cause a release of oxytocin, which promotes what are called theta brainwaves, which are important for REM sleep. A number of studies have also revealed how being near your pet can lead to lowered blood pressure, increased heart health, and even lowered cholesterol, meaning that having your furbaby close to you when you sleep could potentially benefit your health in these ways. So, as long as it's safe for both you and your pet, let those kitties and pups on the bed with you.