Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Sleeping on the Job

Hello and happy Sunday, friends! We of course are here today for the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by our wonderful friends over at The Cat on My Head.

Our selfies for today are brought to you by mancat Evan. He decided that he wanted to show you all that his taxi cab, which he got for Christmas, is not only good for going on joy rides, but also for doing a little relaxing. After all, who said you can't sleep on the job?

Evan actually snapped today's selfies, last week during our Twelve Days of Christmas festivities. That's why you can still see a stocking hung in the background, and why a Christmas movie is playing on the TV. Can anyone guess which movie it is? It's a romantic Christmas comedy, and to be honest, it's not one of this human's most favorite movies. But, if it involves Christmas, then it is likely to play at least once in this household during the Christmas season. But we digress. Back to Evan.

If anyone needs a ride in Evan's taxi, feel free to give him a call. He'll come over and let you a hitch a ride. When he's done with his nap, that is.

Happy Sunday to all!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Though we're no longer drawing up festive, Christmasy doodles, we do have some Christmas-related pieces to share with you over the next couple of days. What do we mean by that? We mean that we'll be sharing with you some doodles that we gifted to family for Christmas.

For today, we have a doodle that I created for my grandma and her husband. First we'll show you the doodle, and then we'll give you a brief explanation.

This doodle, which I turned into a refrigerator magnet for them, is meant to be a comical commentary on my grandma and her husband's living situation. You see, my grandma's husband really loves dogs, and they have two Boston terriers. And then there's my grandma, who loves cats and is often rescuing kitties and bringing them home. They have both dogs and cats, obviously, but they are one of those couples in that classic dog person vs. cat person relationship. So, that's why this is the doodle they got from me for Christmas.

Our Tip of the Day:
In the midst of freezing temperatures and winter storms, it is the perfect time to make sure that you have a winter emergency plan ready. Power outages can indeed happen in the winter, especially during strong winds or snow or ice storms. Such power outages can be extremely dangerous in the winter, as it often won't take long for a home to become unbearably and unhealthily cold without heating. So, do you have an emergency plan in the event that you lose power in the cold of winter? Do you have a backup generator, or another means of staying warm without power? Do you have somewhere pet-friendly to go if your house were to become powerless and dangerously cold? Do you have a plan for packing up and safely traveling with your furbaby in the case that you need to seek a safe and warm location? Consider these and any other important factors that would need to be addressed in a winter emergency. And of course also take into consideration other potential winter emergencies. Even if you don't lose power, do you have enough food, water, medications, and other necessities for your furbaby and yourself, in case you need to sit tight and ride out a winter storm? Winter emergencies can come in a number of forms, so always be prepared!


  1. Evan you look like a typical taxi driver to me.....when you're sitting around waiting for a fare why not snooze? Right? I bet you just love that wonderful yellow taxi of yours. I think all of us are jealous!

    Hugs, Teddy

  2. Oh Evan, you look so happy in your taxi. We would love a ride, but we a sure we wouldn't all fit in. You all have a super Sunday.

  3. Yes, you need the nap first and then the ride. When you're awake it will be in the middle of the night and no one will want to go anywhere then. It's all good.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥

  4. Evan is such a cutie. I really think he needs to join Cat Scouts so he can enter that when they have a cardwood derby. Plus he would have a lot of fun at Scouts.
    That was a thoughtful gift for your Grandma. I love that all 3 generations of your family are animal recuers. Not sure on the film, but it looks like Colin Firth so I will guess Love Actually. I only saw it once so I am not sure. Excellent tip, these bitter temps would be impossible to live in if the power went out. Not sure where we could go with 12 cats so we have a generator if needed to make the furnace run.

  5. Love the expressions on your dog and cat cartoon! and always a treat to see Evan! Come visit us! We miss you!

  6. Evan sure looks the happiest cabby that I have ever seen, and the most chilled out too in that lovely selfie.
    We love your doodle for the day, I think that must sum it up very well, in deed, though you'd NEVER find me that close to a dog, ever. MOL
    Toodle pips

  7. That drawing for your Grandma and her hubby is great, Lorianne!

    Evan, we would like a ride in your taxi. Can you come over and pick us up? We promise to pay you with lots of snuggles. :)

  8. That taxi cab is really cool. We would love to go for a ride in it.

  9. Taxi! Taxi! We need a ride to warmer temperatures, Evan!

  10. Evan, Annie and Pierrot would like to request a taxi ride to PetSmart to load up on treats.

    I love the drawing for your grandma and her husband! Your tip is very timely. We lost power on Friday afternoon for four hours. We are so blessed and thankful that it came on not too long after the sun went down. We lit a fire and just waited out. However, that's because our electric company gave us an ETA. I was looking for pet-friendly hotel/motels in the area (something I would have already done if I were prepared). I think we would have had to board them if we didn't stay here.

  11. Oh yes, it is so-o important to be prepared for winter weather. Mom and Dad took an emergency pack with them when they traveled to WYO Ming to Grandma & Grandpas for the holiday. Say, Evan looks mighty comfy in his taxi. Did he make a lot of Mew Years taxi pickups? Happy 2018! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

  12. oh Evan you do look comfy. We would love a taxi ride sometime... can we pays you with catnip? The mom loves your new doodle.. purfect pic fur two folks who love dogs and cats... purrz from Katie Kitty Too.

  13. What a splendid Kitty Relaxation Area! Perfect for a selfie and a snooze.

    Happy (and lamentably late) Sunday Selfies

    The Dash Kitten Crew