Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thankful Thimble Shares a Flashback

I usually start our Thursday posts with our poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. I have to admit, though, that I did not complete my poem in time to share it today. My workplace has unexpectedly been pure chaos this week, and my poem got left in a partially completed state of limbo. So, we'll be sharing our poem this weekend. I'm quite enjoying writing this poem, truth be told. The photo prompt our host shared immediately gave me a really weird idea, which I guess is nothing new, but I'm really quite enjoying it. Anyway, that will be on our blog this weekend.

So, shall we move on to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop? I think we shall.

Since other furbabies in the house have gotten to share fun flashback photos this week, Thimble wanted a turn. And Thimble is grateful that she has plenty of adorable and gorgeous flashbacks to share, like this one from a few years ago.

This is one of my absolute favorite photos of Thimble. She has always been my purrfect little model, often posing like this. Even though it's probably considered a bit too dark, I sort of love the lighting in this photo. I also kind of love how Thimble's ears are glowing, and her face is of course just the most adorable thing. And no, I'm not biased.


Now, how about the friendly fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I would like to be more _________ and less _________.

2. The color of my _________ is _________.

3. _________ was a difficult choice for me to make.

4. I never have trouble _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Since I'm sharing exclusively flashback doodles for a couple more days, while I work on some of my new series of doodles, how about an old one in honor of my love of watermelon. And of course cats.

Tip of the Day

A few days ago we gave a tip relating to intestinal worms, including roundworms. We failed to mention lungworms, though, which are actually a type of roundworm. Slugs and snails are the common carriers of lungworm larvae. Dogs, therefore, can end up with a lungworm infestation if they eat a slug or snail that is carrying the larvae. It is also possible for cats to acquire lungworms, such as if they eat a slug or snail, or if they eat a bird or other prey that has eaten a slug or snail that is carrying lungworm larvae.

Lungworms, obviously, affect the lungs. Signs of lungworm infection can include coughing and difficulty breathing. In some cases, respiratory failure can occur. Needless to say, if you notice any respiratory distress in your kitty or pup, always have them seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible. Diagnosis and treatment of any respiratory disorder, including lungworms, should not be delayed.

To help prevent any potential lungworm infection in your furbabies, be aware of their surroundings. Do you have slugs and snails in your yard, or in any areas where your furbaby visits? If so, keep an eye on them and try to prevent their ingestion of such critters. Also, do not leave toys or bowls outside where snails or slugs might be able to inhabit them, as this could result in even accidental ingestion of these critters that can carry lungworms. And, of course, if you have any concerns regarding the risk, prevention, or treatment of lungworms, discuss this with your veterinarian.


Eastside Cats said...

It's an adorable image of Thimble! I too like when their ears turn translucent in bright light.

Marvelous Marv said...

Thimble is beautiful! And we love the cat and watermelon doodle! How fun!

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

I noticed her glowing ears first thing too! Such a lovely ladycat :)

messymimi said...

Thank you, Thimble, for the flashback photo.

Watermelon. Soon, not today, but very soon.

pilch92 said...

Great flashback of Thimble. I love the drawing too. XO

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thimble that is a wonderful photo of you and what a cute summer doodle. Spit those seeds MOL