Saturday, April 30, 2022

A Birthday Bash and Halfway to Halloween

First and foremost...

Happy Birthday, my sweet and incredibly sassy Eddy!


Eddy is 7 years old today, technically a senior kitty now. Luckily, she doesn't act her age. This girl literally climbs walls and doesn't believe in sleeping through the night. I've admittedly never had a kitty as skittish and semi-feral as Eddy, but she's my momma's girl and I love her so much. I'm so blessed to be your mom, Eddy, and I hope your birthday is purrfect!

Feel free to grab a party hat and a piece of fish, friends. Well, if Eddy lets you, that is. She's not great at sharing. Good luck!

Oh, and here's birthday girl Eddy then and now, because I simply have to remind you all how cute she is.



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Now, today's Caturday Art will hopefully be the last flashback one for quite awhile. But, as I continue to work on finishing our now way late final letters for this year's April A to Z Challenge, I'm again sharing a flashback doodle indeed. We've been sharing flashbacks from last year's "Halfway to Halloween" A to Z Challenge. Given that today is the last day of April, making it perhaps the official halfway mark to Halloween, how about this weird little doodle for today?


That's a totally normal thing to see in April. I promise.

Happy Caturday, friends!


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Tip of the Day
 
Are you ready for another spring safety tip for your furbabies? As certain insects and buggers start to make an appearance this time of year, be cautious of those that could be harmful. For example, just as with humans, bee stings can lead to allergic reactions in cats and dogs. These reactions can include mild swelling at the site of the sting, or a full anaphylactic reaction, such as with difficulty breathing. For this reason, always try to keep your furbaby away from bees and other similarly dangerous critters. Keep your furbaby out of gardens where bees and other such critters might frequent, and don't leave your kitty or pup unattended in an area known for its bees and so forth.

We'll also now remind you of some other critters that we not too long ago mentioned in another tip. So, don't forget that some caterpillars and butterflies, such as those that consume milkweed, can be toxic for furbabies to ingest. There are also dangerous spiders of which to be cautious, of course including the brown recluse and black widow. There are even some toads and frogs that can be poisonous for our furbabies to ingest.

All in all, this time of year, some incredible critters start to make appearances. However, some of these critters can lead to serious effects in our furbabies. This means we must always be cautious with our furbabies around any critters that we know are dangeorus, and even those with which we are not familiar. And, of course, should your furbaby come into contact with a dangerous insect or other critter, do not hesitate to seek veterinary assistance. What's more, discuss with your veterinarian what you can do to help prevent serious allergic reactions or other emergencies, which can include having diphenhydramine (Benadryl) on hand, and knowing how much to give.

8 comments:

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Happy Birthday, Eddy! 🎂🎈🎁

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, so cute!
Happy Birthday, Eddy.
And many more!

pilch92 said...

Eddy is adorable. Happy Birthday Eddy! I love the birthday drawing and the Halloween one. Only 6 months to Halloween- I better get working on kitty costumes. :) Great tips too. XO

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

Wishing you a purrfect day, precious!

catladymac said...

Happy Purrthday Eddy ! And many more !

messymimi said...

Wishing Eddy many happy returns of the day!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray! Happy birthday, Eddy!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Happy Birfday Eddy. And many more!