Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday, friends!

I usually kick of Thursdays with my poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, but I was unfortunately unable to finish my poem in time to post it today. It's partially written, but it came to a standstill when there was an emergency situation at work this week that took a lot of extra time. My parents and sister are all also out of town this week, so I'm on full caretaking duties for all of the nearly 20 furbabies in the family. I'll try to share this week's poem this weekend, or at least next week. And next week's poem will for sure be shared on Thursday, as next week will be much calmer.

Thimble is now all ready to participate in Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Today Thimble is grateful for her lovely whiskers, for her beautiful tabby stripes, and for her gorgeously ginormous ears.

I honestly love how big Thimble's ears often look on her otherwise rather small head. She's so cute, and it's totally not because I'm biased.


Now, how about we share the 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 am overdue to _________.

2. I am so sick of _________.

3. _________ is a strange snack I like to eat.

4. _________ is one of the most random things I own.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

You'll probably see this tip from us at least once more this summer, because today we're mentioning fireworks. These booming celebrations often make appearances during the summer months, such as for Independence Day. Needless to say, always be cautious with your furbaby around fireworks. First, close proximity to fireworks can lead to burns or other injuries. In addition to this, the sound and sight of nearby fireworks could cause a fear reaction, which could potentially lead to an escaped or lost furbaby.

Speaking of fear of fireworks, it is of course best to keep your furbaby tucked safely indoors when fireworks are being used anywhere nearby outdoors. Even inside, though, it is possible for the sounds and sights of fireworks to frighten a pup or kitty. You can make some attempts to minimize the sight and sound of fireworks, such as by closing windows, closing curtains or blinds, playing music, turning on the TV, and distracting your furbaby with some playtime. Some dogs and cats are also calmed by wearing a ThunderShirtⓇ, or even a makeshift one created using a blanket, towel, or a piece of clothing. If your furbaby is still scared, sometimes it is simply best to allow them to hide. In this case, ensure they have somewhere to be and feel safe, such as a safe room or cubby in which to nestle while the fireworks are booming.

Since it is always better to be safe than sorry, in case a fearful furbaby does somehow escape, ensure that they are properly identifiable. For example, make sure they are wearing a tag with your contact information on it. In addition, this is also when up-to-date microchips can be crucial.


Eastside Cats said...

Isn't it a bummer when work interferes with the important stuff in life, like living it?!?

Timmy Tomcat said...

We will see your poem next week so no rush. Thimble looks so contemplative and we think that is the best

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

Beautiful Thimble and FAB doodle! Sounds like you have your hands full this week.

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a beauty. The drawing is cute too. Sounds like you are superbusy with all those kitties to tend to. Great tips too- I dislike fireworks. XO

messymimi said...

Thank you for posing so nicely, Thimble! And kudos to your mom for taking care of so many furbabies!

Darla M Sands said...

I think her ears are perfect. :) Best wishes on all the family care giving. They are lucky to have you.