It's technically Thimble Thursday, but the tabby girl is going to let some other kitties star today. Well, sort of.
Why, exactly, is Thimble announcing that it's party time? Because it's the heavenly birthday of my angels Rosie and Sammy! Some of you might very well remember Rosie, who was with me from the time I was 4 until I was 26. She was more or less the main star of our blog when we first started it all those years ago. Rosie's brother Sammy, sadly, only lived to 5 years of age due to undetected cardiac disease. But, like Rosie, he was still a huge part of my childhood and who I am today.
On the left of that ancient photo is my sister sitting with Rosie, and I'm on the right sitting with Sammy. If you're curious, the eye patch that childhood me was wearing was due to an eye condition called amblyopia. Rosie and Sammy never noticed the patch, and they loved unconditionally. They were also great reading buddies, and overall just wonderful furry friends for my sister and myself.
Happy heavenly birthday, my angels Rosie and Sammy!
That there was the birthday card I scribbled up for Rosie and Sammy two years ago. Both childhood and adult me always loved that their birthday was known to be September 1st. To me, September signifies the intro to autumn, which happens to be my favorite season. So, I always celebrated their birthday in very autumnal ways. I've also always enjoyed the autumnal holiday that is Halloween, which is probably why last year's birthday card for these two angels was just a tad bit more spooky. See?
Feel free to come on in and join the birthday bash, friends!
We didn't forget to share 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 not always _________.
2. I refuse to eat _________.
3. I would happily accept a job offer at _________.
4. _________ is a job I could never do.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
Tip of the Day
I apologize to anyone who does not yet wish to unofficially begin autumn. For me, though, September 1st marks the day when I can really start celebrating my favorite season of the year. That's why, starting today, we'll be doing a series of tips on pet safety during the season of autumn.
Since the fall semester of school is starting up for students, that's what our autumnal tip for today relates to. If any students live in your home with your furbabies, be sure that care is taken to keep your kitties or pups safe from any rampant school supplies. Pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, tape, scissors, and any and all sorts of school supplies could potentially pose a risk if left where a furbaby can turn them into a toy or snack. Ingested erasers or other supplies, for example, can result in gastrointestinal upset or even perforated or obstructed bowels. Obviously, this is not ideal, and so school supplies should be tucked safely away, out of reach of cats and dogs. Keep this in mind throughout the school year as well. Backpacks, for example, might contain some of the aforementioned potentially dangerous school supplies, or even lunches or snacks that contain hazardous ingredients. Therefore, again, be sure to keep all such school items well out of reach of your furbaby. As always, it's better to be safe than sorry.