Thursday, May 5, 2022

Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello, friends! I'm so sorry for yet another late post. I mentioned yesterday how all of us in my immediate family have ended up with COVID, and though we're all honestly doing well overall, I'm pretty sure an unquenchable desire to sleep is quite possibly the main symptom of this thing. I apparently fell asleep while working on this post last night, and now here we are.

Today we're not quite back to our usual Thursday posts, but I am determined to get back to that next week, with our weekly poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge and all. But, for today, let's see what we can do.

For Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, Thimble is yet again grateful for sunshine.

Thimble hopes all of you have a bright and sunny day!


I will hopefully very soon have finished the final, very belated doodles that were meant to be shared during our April A to Z Challenge this year, but in the meantime, for today we have a doodle from 2020's A to Z Challenge.


Last but not least, we have for you the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I am running low on _________.

2. I never run out of _________.

3. I work best when _________.

4. _________ caught me by surprise.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day

In yesterday's tip, we discussed keeping our furbabies at a safe distance from those bird feeders we put out for the wildlife. This got us thinking, and now we've decided to do a series on feeding wildlife, and interacting with wildlife in general. While we all certainly love animals, and so might very well enjoy visiting with them and feeding them, this is something you nevertheless always have take into careful consideration. It is important to determine whether feeding wildlife in a certain area is wise, or even allowed. There are some areas where feeding wildlife is prohibited, for a variety of reasons.

One reason why it might not be wise to feed wildlife in certain areas is that, of course, some human food is not healthy for the wildlife. Some foods can even lead to sickness in such animals. In addition, feeding wildlife can lead them to lose their fear of humans or predators, and that can be dangerous for them. They can especially be put at risk if they are fed near roads or other high traffic areas, where they can lose their fear of cars and other such dangers. Also, feeding wildlife without caution and care can lead to disease transfer. For example, some wildlife carry diseases that can be contracted by us humans or our furbabies. This means that not only can we be dangerous for wildlife if not careful, but they can be dangerous to us.

In known, controlled environments, such as your own back yard, feeding wildlife is of course more safe. Then again, you still have to be cautious of what and how you feed these animals, so that they can remain healthy and safe, and so that nearby humans and their furbabies can remain safe. We already mentioned yesterday putting bird feeders and food for wildlife out of reach of your furbabies, for their own safety as well as that of the wildlife. Over the next couple of days, we'll be discussing some tips on what to feed wildlife, so stay tuned if that is something that might interest you.


Eastside Cats said...

Nice images, Thimble!
Your whiskerage is shown at optimal gorgeousness!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a cutie. I love the drawing and your tips are always excellent. XO

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! I hope you all are feeling better soon.

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

Enjoy that sunshine, Thimble...and take care of your mom!!!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Hope all your humans get well really fast Thimble. Enjoy your sun puddle!

messymimi said...

Thimble in the sun, a lovely sight.

Rosie's restaurant, right? Now i want something baked and sweet.

Praying you all feel better soon.

M Dawson said...

A bright day is the best day!