Thursday, October 12, 2023

Thankful Thimble Thursday: Nip Nanners and Jack-o'-Lanterns

It's the day of the sweet angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

We are first and foremost thankful that Brian gifted us all with this means of staying grateful, both while he was on this earth and still now that he's gained his angel wings.

As always, Thimble has some of her own gratitude to share. Today, she's grateful that there are plenty of toys to go around at our house.

On Tuesday, calico Tonks was seen playing with that very nip nanner, while the slightly lonely jack-o'-lantern sat waiting for his turn. Truth be told, the nip nanner is probably Thimble's favorite toy of all time. These photos were taken right after she found Tonks playing with the nip nanner.

Thimble stole the nip nanner from her calico sister, but she allowed her to continue playing with the jack-o'-lantern. Of course, these aren't the only toys in our house. One of these days I need to round up the many toy bins we have and show you all the hoard of toys the kitties have.

Thimble wishes you all lots of fun with toys today, especially if you have a nip nanner!


Now, let's 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. Before winter arrives, I need to stock up on _________.

2. Only _________ until _________.

3. I was relieved to find out _________.

4. _________ was a shocker.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Can you believe we're still on the topic of pumpkins? We talked about the benefits of pumpkin, and even pumpkin seeds. All of that aside, though, always keep in mind the age and condition of any pumpkins to which your furbaby has access. This time of year, pumpkins are indeed often used as beautiful outdoor decorations or spooky jack-o'-lanterns. Pumpkins won't stay pretty forever, though, and we're sure you've all witnessed the ultimate demise of pumpkins. That being said, old pumpkins can indeed begin to rot, and if pumpkins in this state are consumed by your kitty or pup, issues such as gastrointestinal distress can occur.

In addition, also keep wildlife in mind with regard to this, as old, rotting food may not sit well for them, either. What's more, pumpkins that are left to sit outside and rot will sometimes ferment. If squirrels or other wildlife consume fermented pumpkins, they can potentially end up in a more or less drunken state. Therefore, be sure to compost or otherwise dispose of old pumpkins in a timely, safe, secure manner, for the safety of your furbabies and the wildlife.


Gidget Blue Sky said...

step away frum dee nipper nanner an no wun gitz hert

messymimi said...

One thing I've learned, have duplicate toys when you can.

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

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pilch92 said...

Thimble and Tonks are such cuties. We have a pumpkin like that. I think it is marinating in a bucket. Nice drawing and great tips. xo