To begin, we are sending our most heartfelt thoughts, condolences, and prayers to Ellen of 15andmeowing and her entire family. Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Ellen's sister lost her battle with breast cancer on Tuesday. May she rest in eternal peace.
I am sorry for yet more late and lacking posts this week, friends. My allergies have left me with some vertigo this week, and staring at a computer screen is definitely not the cure. This is all just small fries compared to what others are going through, though. Now let's get right to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Thimble is of course here to share her gratitude for today. Can you tell what this tabby girl is thankful for?
Sunshine! After a few days of rain and gloom, we're having lots of sun now. Thimble and the other furbabies could not be happier.
And now we have for you 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. _________ news is _________.
2. Sometimes I _________ to amuse myself.
3. _________ is the reason that I _________.
4. _________ would be my superpower of choice.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Today's flashback is in honor of the pumpkin patch in my parents' back yard, which is gracing us with lots of autumnal goodies.
Tip of the Day
Today's autumnal tip relates to grooming. As the weather starts to cool in the autumn, your furbaby might begin to grow their winter coat. Especially in double-coated furbabies, such as Persian cats and Husky dogs, you might notice the fur filling out and growing thicker as the weather cools. For this reason, do be sure to help you furbaby groom, such as by brushing them on a daily basis, or at least regularly. If you are unable to groom your cat or dog, and especially if they are prone to mats or hairball issues, then you can consider taking them to a groomer. Some veterinary offices even offer grooming services, so, as needed, you can discuss this with your veterinarian. Regardless of if you do it at home or take your furbaby to a groomer, regularly grooming your kitty or pup can help prevent mats, and can help prevent the ingestion of hairballs, especially in cats. Mats can be uncomfortable and painful, so it's of course ideal to prevent these. It is of course also important to help prevent your furbaby's ingestion of too much hair, not only because this prevents the vomiting of hairballs, but also because, in worst case scenarios, ingestion of too much hair could cause a blockage in the intestinal tract. So, don't forgot about those grooming sessions.