Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Toesies Tuesday

My boy Evan gets to star in two posts in a row. He was of course here yesterday for Mancat Monday, and he's here now again for Toesies Tuesday.


As many of you know, Evan is hind limb paralyzed. His back legs do not function in a typical manner, and they are also often situated in atypical poses, as seen here. In a sitting position, usually at least one of Evan's hind paws is facing upward. I know that might seem strange, but it is perfectly normal for Evan. Even better, this gives me a constant shot of those pink jelly beans!


Happy Toesies Tuesday to all of our furiends!


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Our Doodle of the Day:


Can you guess which furbaby around here inspired this dancing doodle?



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Our Tip of the Day:
Did you know that on a 77°F day, asphalt can reach temperatures as high as 125°F? Imagine how hot it must be in temperatures such as 85°F, 90°F, or even above that. You can get an idea by touching your hand to the ground, even just briefly. If it feels hot and painful to your hand for even just that second, imagine your furbaby's paws having to remain on that hot ground during a walk. That's why, as we have mentioned before, it is important to take summer walks with your furbabies in the coolest parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Similarly, when going outdoors is necessary, try to ensure that grass or another cool surface is available, for both the comfort and the safety of their paws. Walking on hot pavement can indeed cause burns to a cat or dog's paw pads. Even those who are used to walking outdoors and have built up firm paw pads can still suffer from serious burns in this manner. So, if it's hot outside, be considerate of those paws. Don't go on long walks on pavement in the heat of the day, and do what you can to protect those paws if going outdoors is necessary. Your furbaby and their paws will thank you!

14 comments:

  1. Evan is my hero......he is so cool and brave and super smart.....he doesn't let a little thing like not having his back legs work right stop him from anything does he?! We are super careful about avoiding our driveway in the summertime by the way because it gets SO HOT. We can go all around our house without having to walk on it thank heavens!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Oh Evan, those are some special toesies. Thanks for showing to us. Everyone have a super day.

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  3. Aw, those are the cutest jelly bean toesies, Evan.

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  4. I love those jelly bean toes too. I think Eddy was the model for the drawing. Great tip, hot pavement is no fun for anyone.

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  5. Great jelly beans, Evan! We know all about hot sidewalks and driveways, since Patty O'Malley rolls around on them to get our attention. Then, when we sit down next to him, the heat (or cold) can be felt through our clothes. Patty LURVS to roll around...in hot, rain, snow...whatever!

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  6. Evan is a super special boy. He doesn't let anything stop him. Not to mention, meanwhile remaining a sweetheart. Those toesies are perfect in every way - just like Evan :)

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  7. Hi Evan! Purrfect photo for Toesie Tuesday!

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  8. dood....awesum toez shot two day buddy & we think thimble iz dancin ;) ♥♥☺☺

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  9. Those are very cute toesies, Evan ! Purrs

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  10. As long as Evan is well and happy, turned up toes are just fine.

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  11. It does look strange, but it looks normal for Evan!

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  12. What sweet toesies Evan has. And another super cute drawing. Also, another great tip. Thank you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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