Thursday, February 3, 2022

Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday, friends! I do indeed intend to get back to sharing our poems for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge each week truly on Thursdays, but for this reason and that, this week's will either be shared tomorrow or this weekend. Then I hope to really get back on track next week.

So, now should we get right to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop? I think we should.

As always, Thimble is here to express her gratitude. Can you guess what she's grateful for today?

Today, Thimble is thankful that she can safely watch our current snowstorm from this side of the window. Even if her canine sister constantly paints the window with her nose art, Thimble still enjoys sitting there watching the snow fly. We got quite a bit of snow yesterday, and the storm is supposed to continue until this afternoon. This here human just can't wait to go out and scoop the front walk and driveway. Fun times.

Warm wishes to all!


And now we are of course sharing the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. My wonderful co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I feel _________ when I _________.

2. I wish I could erase _________ from my memory to free up some space.

3. Others probably find it annoying that I _________.

4. _________ really needs to be invented.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Our weather inspired me to share this doodle from a couple of years ago. It's simple, but for some reason I've always really liked this one.

Tip of the Day

Today, our Spay/Neuter Awareness Month tip is all about behavior. Yesterday we gave some examples of how spaying and neutering can benefit a cat or dog's health, and the same can be said for their behavior. For example, a cat or dog who is not spayed or neutered will often be more inclined to escape outside, such as to run off and find a hot date. Nobody likes the scare of a loose or lost furbaby, and especially not if they come back with news of a surprise pregnancy. So, to reduce any hormonally-induced escapes, of course have your furbabies spayed or neutered. This is not the only behavior affected by hormones and spaying and neutering, though. Cats and dogs who are not spayed or neutered are also often more likely to display aggression, also often due to their hormones. In addition, there is the chance that they will spray or mark their territory, as well as the chance that they will be more vocal and might yowl, such as at windows or doors, especially if they are in estrus and therefore instinctively calling for a mate. These and other potential behavioral concerns can often be reduced or eliminated altogether if a cat or dog is spayed or neutered. So, in case you didn't already have enough good reasons, please spay and neuter your cats and dogs!


Eastside Cats said...

Thimble, you are a doll baby!
So cute!

Catscue said...

It's fun to watch the snow, isn't it pretty Thimble? We got snow today which is rare in Texas and, like you are enjoying the show.

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a cutie. I like that drawing. Great tips too. XO

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

Enjoy that snowstorm! We're getting it tonight and tomorrow.

messymimi said...

Stay warm, stay safe, and enjoy the snow while you have it, summer will come soon enough and we'll all be wishing to cool down.