Tuesday, May 10, 2022

A Great Big Birthday Bash

There are some kitties celebrating their birthday today. Who might that be? My girl Thimble and her brothers!

For those who don't know, Thimble's brothers are Toby (who owns this here human's sister) as well as Trapper and Talon (who own this here human's parents). How old are these furry cuties today? They're 8 years old! I've known these little ones since they were 3 weeks old, and I am beyond grateful that they came into my life.

Obviously, I want to wish Thimble, Toby, Trapper, and Talon the happiest birthday ever! My girl Thimble will be getting lots of extra cuddles, treats, toys, and catnip today. So will her brothers, of course, because their parents as well as myself will be spoiling them equally rotten.

Happy Birthday, my sweet girl Thimble!

And Happy Birthday to the boys, Toby, Trapper, and Talon!



Feel free to grab some goodies and join the party, friends!


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Tip of the Day

Today's wildlife tip involves ways you can make your yard more wildlife-friendly. Of course, before you start making changes to your yard, ensure that the yard is still safe for your furbabies, and that your yard's attributes do not infringe on your neighbors. That being said, what are some ways you can make your yard more wildlife-friendly? You can of course add bird feeders, and areas where squirrels are fed. A bird bath is also very beneficial for both birds and squirrels, as long as you keep it clean and well tended. Bird houses are another possibility. You can also use the help of nature to make your yard a lovely place for wildlife to spend their time. Not only can you plant flowers for birds and insects to enjoy, but you can also maintain trees and bushes as areas where wildlife can seek refuge and nest.

Of course, we will again note that you must take the safety of both your furbabies and wildlife into consideration. Do not plant any flowers toxic to dogs or cats where your furbabies can reach. Also be cognizant of the location of bushes and trees. Why? For multiple reasons. Birds and other wildlife will not want to spend time in bushes or trees where dogs and cats frequent, as our furbabies are seen as predators. This also goes for the placement of bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses. In addition, our furbabies can possibly be infected or injured by some wildlife. Our kitties and pups can acquire certain parasites from wildlife or in areas where wildlife frequent, and they could also be injured if they startle certain critters. These are also reasons why it's important to be aware of possible interactions between our furbabies and wildlife.

In short, there are ways that you can make your yard more wildlife-friendly. After all, this makes for great Bird TV and Squirrel TV! But, of course, you must also take into consideration the safety of your furbabies as well as that of the wildlife.

7 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Birthday to all the littermates!
No two are matchy matchy; what fun!

messymimi said...

Wishing the four many happy returns of the day!

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday sweet Thimble and all your handsome brothers! The card you made for them is adorable. Great tips too. XO

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

Wishing you all a purrfect day!!!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday to all of you!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 8th birthday, Thimble, Toby, Trapper and Talon!

catladymac said...

Happy Purrthday to all in this handsome family !