Thursday, June 1, 2023

Thankful Thimble Thursday: Messy Beds and Belly Rubs

Hello, friends! Thimble is here and ready for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Thimble realizes she's shared her gratitude for sunshine for many weeks now, so today she thought she'd change things up.

Can you see Thimble and her adorable little face scrunched up in that mess of blankets and pillows? That's because Thimble is, indeed, very thankful for cozy sleeping spots. One of her favorite things to do is prevent this human from making the bed by burrowing in the blankets like you see here. And of course Thimble always gets her way.

Oh, and Thimble also loves a good ol' belly rub, so feel free to give that cute tummy a tickle.

Thimble hopes you all have a messy bed to sleep in! And if you like belly rubs as much as she does, she hopes you get plenty of them.


Now, let's share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, shall we? My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I am looking forward to _________ this month.

2. I am in need of _________.

3. _________ is my go-to _________.

4. When the weather is _________, I _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I forgot I had scribbled up this doodle a couple years ago, so why not share it again.

Tip of the Day

In case you missed our previous posts that mentioned this, we're revisiting a series of food tips we shared some time ago. We've so far talked about protein and fiber in pet food, and now today we're moving on to fat. Fat, like other nutrients, plays important roles for both us humans and our cats and dogs. Fats are yet another source of energy for the body and its cells, they aid in healthy skin and coat, and they are also important for growth overall.

In pet foods, some fats can come from the protein source, such as chicken and beef. However, there are also other potential sources of fats in our furbabies' food. Fats can of course come from oils, such as fish oils or plant oils. The important thing is to make sure that your furbaby's food includes good quality fat sources, and in a healthy balance. For example, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which often come from sources such as fish or plant oils or chicken fat, are very beneficial, but most importantly so in proper amounts. Less quality fats and oils would include lard and other similar ingredients, and therefore do be cautious if you see these on a pet food label.

Of course, any fats in too large of quantities could lead to health concerns. For example, obesity and pancreatitis can both potentially stem from or be worsened by diets high in fat. For reasons such as these, as we've said before, try to educate yourself on your cat or dog's health and the best nutrition for them, and of course discuss this with a veterinarian as needed.


Eastside Cats said...

Thimble, you are a darling!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is such a cutie. I like the drawing nad your tips are great. XO

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

I sure would love to cuddle that sweet girl!

messymimi said...

Thimble, a messy bed is a cozy bed.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Thimble, our Max loves to keep Mom from making the bed. As for belly rubs, he is only interested on his terms. Rh will let Mom know when enough is enough