Thursday, March 21, 2024

Thankful Thimble Thursday: Tummy Tickles

It's Thursday, and Thimble is of course ready to participate in Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Just like last week, Thimble is grateful for her adorable belly, and for any rubs and tickles bestowed upon it.

Tickle away on that tummy if you'd like. Thimble loves her belly rubs.

Thimble and myself are also very thankful that Evan is slowly improving every day. In case you missed it, Evan started straining to urinate on Friday night, and he began passing blood and blood clots in his urine. He's also been having continued difficulty defecating, and has officially been diagnosed with megacolon. After a vet appointment and multiple emails and phone calls, we've upped all of his meds, some of them just temporarily and some of them permanently, and we're also starting him on a new medication. Evan acts a bit better every day, and that makes me very happy.


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. I refuse to spend more than _________ for _________.

2. I am not ashamed to admit _________.

3. I've been obsessed with _________ lately.

4. When someone tells me _________, I _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

In a previous tip as part of National Pet Poison Awareness Month, we discussed the danger of human medications if ingested by our kitties or pups. It's not just human medications that are potentially dangerous, though. Even veterinary medications designed for pets could lead to toxicity in certain circumstances. This of course can occur if a particular furbaby gets into a furry housemate's medication that he or she do not need. In addition, even a medication prescribed to a particular cat or dog can cause them issues, such as if taken in larger quantities than instructed. This could perhaps occur due to human error in administering, but also if the animal finds their medication stash and helps themselves. Some veterinary medications are formulated to smell and taste enticing to our furbabies, making them all the more desired by said furbabies. If your furbaby likes the taste of one of their medications, or even one of their housemate's medication, then they may try to sneak quantities out of the safe range, which could indeed lead to detrimental effects. So, of course, hide those medications away.

Don't only take into consideration oral medications, though. Even transdermal medications can result in toxicity, such as if your furbaby finds and in some way exposes themselves to large quantities of it. The short story is, just as you must keep your own medication hidden away from your kitties and pup, you should also keep all veterinary medication hidden away so as to prevent any and all emergencies possible.


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

Purrs for sweet Evan. I'd love to tickle your tummy, Thimble!

messymimi said...

I'm glad you hear Evan is doing better and hope Thimble gets plenty of tummy tickles.