Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Selfies: French Girl

Evan hasn't gotten to star in his very own Sunday Selfie post in quite some time. I told him this week we'd remedy that. So, without further ado, I'll now give Evan the floor (by the front door, of course) for today's fun Sunday Selfie blog hop, hosted by the pawesome kitties over The Cat on My Head.

"Draw me like one of your French girls."

"But wait, let me bathe first. I'm filthy."

We hope everybuddy is having a wonderful weekend!

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Our Tip of the Day:
As I'm sure most of you know, cats are fast, flexible, and amazingly proficient contortionists. Much of this comes down to the cat's spine, with its vertebrae and disks engineered for flexibility and elasticity. Of course, it also helps that their shoulder blades are attached by muscle alone, with no bones to hinder them. Because the cat's spine and shoulder blades are so flexible, they can jump many times their own height, twist while in midair, squeeze into impossibly small places, and stretch and roll into incredibly contorted positions. That all being said, just as with humans, when a kitty ages, their flexibility may very well start to lessen. They may not be able to jump, run, stretch, and contort themselves as well as they used to. Arthritis can affect kitties just as it can humans, which can make their range of  motion far less than it once was. So, especially since you know your kitty best, remember to watch for signs of slowing down, stiffness, discomfort, or pain. Although aging and some of the ailments that come with it are inevitable, that does not mean their are not ways to keep your kitty comfortable. If you see your kitty missing landings or refusing to jump altogether, stretching less, or running or moving about less or with difficulty, please consult your veterinarian regarding methods and perhaps even medications to help your kitty stay comfortable and pain-free.

24 comments:

  1. You are quite the handsome ginger, Evan! You look so happy and content in the sun :)

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  2. Evan is a cutie- I would love to rub that fluffy tummy. Excellent tip, our Spooky was arthritic, but all the supplements upset his tummy. All we could do was put extra stools and steps where he went to make it easier to get up on things.Have a great Sunday!

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  3. Evan, you are just so handsome. So glad you are guarding that front door. And that is one great selfie. You all have a wonderful day.

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  4. Hope you have a wonderful day, Evan!

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  5. Evan, we clearly do NOT see enough of you these days, glad your peep is remedying this. Super sFrench elfie, my man. purrs ERin

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  6. Evan, você está muito bonito!!
    Cafunés para vocês meus amores!

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  7. What a perfect pose, Evan! We MOLed at the caption.

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  8. Fun to see you today, Evan! You are quite the handsome kitty dirty or clean!

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  9. C'est magnifique, mademoiselle Evan. Tres bien! Pawkisses for a wonderful day :) <3

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  10. You are a beautiful boy, Evan! Your fur is so soft looking. That was a very nice pose.

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  11. Now that is a winnin' pose, for sure!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  12. Now that is a winnin' pose, for sure!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  13. Love that fluffy tum. And I appreciate your advice about kitties with arthritis. My Eamon had that for many years, and you're right. There's a lot that can be done to keep cats comfy.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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