Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thankful Thimble Thursday and the Letter P

Hello, friends! We're ready for another installment in the April A to Z Challenge, today with the letter P.

As we've mentioned many times now, our alphabetical theme is All Things Cat. That means we're sharing all sorts of random items, but in the shape of cats. Today, for the letter P, we have paper and a pencil.

That was one of my favorite of this month's doodles to scribble up, mostly because I had a fun time trying to figure out how to draw a cat-shaped pencil. It's far from perfect, that's for sure, but it was fun.


Now, Thimble is of course here for Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Today is one of those days when Thimble is plain and simply grateful for her adorable little face. And I don't blame her. Honestly, look at this thing.

Thimble says you're free to give that nose a kiss. She'll also accept a chin scratch. Really, Thimble just loves attention and cuddles, so have at it.


Last but not least, we have 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. A remake of _________ would be fun.

2. My favorite cartoon character is _________.

3. I wish I had better _________ skills so that I could _________.

4. I'm proud of the progress I've made with _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. For this reason, we're going to have a bit of a series of tips on how to recognize potential cases of cruelty, as well as what we can do to help. Today, we're going to start by giving a simple overview of what cruelty can look like. First, of course physical abuse toward an animal is cruelty. Neglect is another form of cruelty, and can include situations such as when an animal is left outdoors in extreme or unlivable conditions with no shelter, food, or water. In a similar line of thought is hoarding, which can include too large of an animal population for the space provided, extremely unsanitary conditions, and lack of nutritional, medical, and other basic care for the animals. Another example of neglect and cruelty to animals is abandoning an animal, such as in a vacated home or outdoors. Other examples of cruelty to animals include leaving an animal alone in a hot, or even cold, car, as well as any form of dog fighting.

There are, sadly, a great many examples of animal cruelty and neglect. Since animals can't speak for themselves, it is of course important that we all be aware of what cruelty is, and what forms it can take. Our vigilance and diligence may be the only way for some innocent, helpless animals out there to receive the help and care they need. So, do make sure that you are aware of the sad yet true facts of animal cruelty and neglect. This way, you can know it when you see it, and can thereby seek help for the afflicted animal or animals. Tomorrow, we will discuss some of the ways we can address situations of cruelty and neglect that we might witness.


Anne E.G. Nydam said...

Cute cat paper and pencil. =)

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

That face is unbearably adorable. And so are your A to Z doodles :)

messymimi said...

Thimble is beautiful and I really like that pencil. You did a good job with that.

pilch92 said...

Thimble is a cutie. I love your drawings, all of them. Animal cruelty is so awful.