Monday, October 3, 2016

Mancat Monday: Guilty as Charged

Transcribed from the interrogation of mancat Evan, on October 3rd, 2016, in the corner.

The Mom: Evan, why are sitting in the corner like that?
Evan: I'm in a timeout.

The Mom: And why, exactly? I didn't send you to timeout. Oh no, what did you do?
Evan: I can neither confirm nor deny anything.
The Mom: No more crime shows for you, buddy. Now, what did you do?

Evan: I can't say. I'm too ashamed.
The Mom: That's far from comforting.

Evan: Mom, why are you still here? I asked you to please go away.
The Mom: Spill the beans, buddy.
Evan: It's Toby's fault.
The Mom: What's Toby have to do with this?
Evan: Well, you see, he interrupted my nap time.
The Mom: How's that?
Evan: Well, he got all invasive, and he wanted to use the rug I had just perfectly situated for a snooze! Honestly, I had it all folded and rolled and strewn about, just perfect, and then over saunters that Toby.

The Mom: You know, they say that sharing is caring, Evan.
Evan: I didn't want to share.
The Mom: And what do you mean by that? What happened, Evan?
Evan: I, um, I took care of business.

The Mom: Evan!
Evan: I know, I know, I sort of lost my cool, Mom. That's why I'm in the corner. But, it looks worse than it is! Promise! He's okay now.

Toby: I'm alive! And I have the rug!

(Disclaimer: No Tobys were harmed in the making of this post.)

For the record, Evan eventually came out of his self-induced timeout, absolved of his wrongdoings. But, he wants to know, does anybuddy else out there ever get into bar rug fights? And do you ever feel even a tad bit guilty afterwards?

For his troubles, I told Toby that he could be the star of my drawing for today's JNW's Halloween Challenge prompt. Given that today's prompt is spooky, and, wanting to give Toby the benefit of the doubt, I decided on this:

I'm guessing all of our furiends out there are also simply too cute to spook! Am I right?

Happy Monday!

Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday we discussed how blank or otherwise abnormal staring behavior in your kitty or pup could potentially be cause for concern. In this same line of thought, today's tip is to also keep an eye out for behavior such as your furbaby standing with their head in a corner and/or head pressing (i.e., pressing the head against a wall or other object). Some medical diseases or emergencies, such as a tumor of the brain, ingestion of toxins, or head trauma, can result in behaviors such as standing in corners or head pressing. In some cases, behaviors such as this are the result of senility of cognitive dysfunction and ca potentially be managed. In other cases, though, time is of the essence and veterinary care should be sought immediately. Therefore, if you see any such behaviors beyond what is normal for your furbaby, please consult a veterinarian immediately.


The Island Cats said...

Evan, there's no need for a time out. You were just defending your turf.

Marg said...

Well, darn, I can't see the pictures. Hopefully by tomorrow we will be better, Have a good day.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We aren't so sure Evan needed to go into time out! Just defending what was rightfully his. First come, first serve we say.

Colehaus Cats said...

Awww, Evan. That is nice of you to accept your responsibility in that fracas. We hope you'll keep working hard to get along with Toby. We know you can do it!

pilch92 said...

Toby is definitely too cute to spook :) Great drawing. And Evan is so funny to give himself a time out. No rug fights here, the 2 small rugs I have like that seem to be reserved for vomiting.

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Evan, we all do things we regret. I am sure you and Toby will be close friends again soon. The rug does look very comfy and I can see why you both want to use it.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Awwww, Evan, it's OK. Mom knows you are a good boy. It sounds like a misunderstanding, but now it's all smoothed out.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

that drawing is adorable! and I love the disclaimer at the end, it is so very true and people often overlook it

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....we fite de rugs round heer all de time...most lee de hall way one coz itz...well, itz good for fite inn !!!!!! yur momz drawing total lee rocks !! ♥♥♥

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

Oh we're MOL over this one!!! Poor Evan, you look so ashamed. And we're very glad that Toby is alive and okay (now!)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

How cute is this? OMC! The expression, the pose, purrfect. Thanks for the medical tip too, never knew that! catchatwithcarenandcody

Cathy Keisha said...

for a minute I had to look at which blog this is. I thought I clicked on Mamma Kat and Bear Kat.

meowmeowmans said...

We think you're being too tough on yourself, Evan. Since Toby is okay after the rug incident, we think it's all good. No harm, no foul!

The Swiss Cats said...

Awww... Evan, such things happen. We're sure Toby will forgive you. Purrs

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

No one is purrfect, and no apologies or shame is needed...