Monday, July 4, 2016

Mancat Monday: Happy 4th of July!

My handsome little guy is here today for Mancat Monday.

This Mancat Monday is extra special, as I'm sure you know, as it's also the 4th of July! And so, Evan and all of us here want to wish everybuddy a happy 4th of July!

We hope all of our US furiends are enjoying this patriotic holiday, with plenty of fun and festivities to honor our country's freedom! Please be safe as well! (And of course we wish a happy day to all of our non-US furiends as well!)

Our Tip of the Day:
We've mentioned keeping your furbabies safe on the 4th of July by keeping them inside, most especially when fireworks are going off. We also discussed helping them ignore the bright and loud fireworks by shutting blinds and playing music, and distracting them with toys and treats. Today's tip, though, goes in a different direction. If your furbaby proves to be afraid of fireworks and they don't seem capable of ignoring them or being distracted, sometimes simply letting them hide somewhere safe within the house is the best hing you can. In many cases, especially when it comes to our felines, a furbaby will simply want to hide. What's more, sometimes trying to force your furbaby to stay out and about at a time like this will only serve to make matters worse, to make your furbaby more scared and anxious. If this seems to be the case with your furbaby, it may be best to simply ensure that they have a safe place, such as behind a couch or beneath a bed, to hide and feel out of harm's way.


  1. Evan makes a great Uncle Sam, that is a fantastic drawing. Happy and quiet 4th to you and your fur babies.

  2. U will definitely be in our slideshow! Do u want to be listed as fourleggedfurballs or menagerie mom?

    1. Thank you, and we are so looking forward to seeing your slideshow! Being listed as Four-Legged Furballs is fine, but we won't mind either way. Happy 4th of July!

  3. Hi Evan! The patriotic artwork of you is adorable. Happy 4th of July to all of you! Evan, your close-up is beautiful!

    The kitties here really don't get scared at the noises either, but your tip is good advice to just let them hide if they're scared.

    Have a great day!

  4. A very Happy Fourth to all of you. We love your special picture Evan. Your mom does such a good job drawing all of you. Take care.

  5. Happy Independence Day! Don't let your cats play with fireworks. I ain't afraid of no noise. I live next to a construction site.

  6. Thank you for that great tip! Our Mom made us a super secret fort for us to spend the day and evening in. It has all our favorite toys, blankets, and treats and later, Mom will join us and read our favorite cat books to us. Have a great day!

  7. Evan vocĂȘ tem um olhar muito doce!
    Feliz 4 de Julho!

  8. Evan, we think you look so patriotically handsome in that hat. :)

    Happy Independence Day, sweet friends!

  9. Happy 4th Of July Independence Day to you! We are hiding unner the bed cuz there is loud noises outside.

  10. Happy Independence Day! Me hid under beds... -Doobie. (he sniffed another cat and then ran under the bed... dear sweetie.)

  11. darling artwork! Hoping you had a happy and safe 4th!!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  12. What a great mancat picture. And I love the art.