Monday, December 4, 2017

Mancat Monday

Hi, friends! It's Evan here today. I wanted to share with you all how excited I am about the sunshine we've been having.

Yep, there I am trying to enjoy the sun through the dirty front door again.

I see the mom here try to clean the door sometimes. Then, it's so funny, pup Astrid will walk over and paint it with slobber again. Yeah, that's right, you can blame pup Astrid for the dirty door.

Have you friends of ours been having any sunshine lately? We sure hope so!

Now, we are participating in the Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

We searched for a positive, inspiring thought for today, and here is what we chose:

"Behind every scar there is an untold story of survival."

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

This doodle is the last one in our Tails of Tiny Tim series, at least for now. In case anyone missed the explanation in a previous post, this series is meant to honor specially abled furbabies. This particular doodle we have today is our way of honoring those furbabies who might be specially abled in a less obvious way, such as not in a noticeably physical sense. Some furbabies combat cancer, as the purple ribbon symbolizes, as well as of course diseases such as kidney, thyroid, diabetes, and others. This doodle is for these such furbabies.

Our Tip of the Day:
Ellen of 15andmeowing recently suggested I do a series of tips on heartworm disease, after her kitty Sammy had a bit of a scare after his heartworm test came back positive. Luckily, Sammy's followup antigen test was negative, but we still liked the idea of helping to spread the word about heartworms. So, today is the first day that we’re offering some tips and facts about heartworm.

We'll start simple and remind you all that heartworms come from mosquitoes, and a dog or cat can become infected if they are bit by a mosquito carrying larvae. This can occur in either indoor or outdoor furbabies. For indoor animals, you can try to keep all windows and doors closed, in hopes to prevent mosquito entry into the house. However, they can enter through cracks, or simply when you open the door to enter or exit. What’s more, it is possible for mosquitoes to be out and about year round, even in the winter. For this reason, our first, very significant tip is to simply ensure that you keep your dogs and cats on preventatives that include heartworm coverage, and that you do this year round.

We will be back tomorrow with further heartworm information.


Marg said...

That is such good information about heart worms. Evan, so good to see you trying to soak up the sun. We also like your Spark for the day. You all have a fantastic day.

The Island Cats said...

Evan, we had sunshine for a number of days. It was great! But today...ugh...the clouds are here. We think Mr. Sun has finally decided to take a vacation.

Sandee said...

We've had lots of sunshine here too. We like it as much as you do.

Love your Spark. It's so very true.

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

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely doodle ~ creative and colorful and fantastic photos of Evan enjoying the sun ^_^

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

that quote is sooo true! Love it! Hoping your sunshine doesn't leave like ours did! catchatwithcarenandcody

Eastside Cats said...

Slobber and nose prints, I'll bet! Love the doodle; the happy look on the cat's face is priceless.

Lisa said...

Hello Evan! Isn't it great that the sun shines through even dirty, puppy slobbered windows?! You're a vary handsome boy and i love your coloring. I also think today's Spark is awesome...and so very true when we stop and really think about it. Everyone has scars....of some kind our another, with stories to tell. Thanks for sharing.

pilch92 said...

Evan looks so cute enjoying his sun. I love the doodle, most of our pets have some issue although it is not obvious. Thank you for writing about heartworm, after Sammy's scare, I am glad you are spreading the word. My niece told me where she used to work at least one cat a year would succumb to this and even that is too many.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood.....itz cloze ta 60 heer two day N it could stay thiz way til spring time !!! we due knot ahz sun but.....N thanx for sharin sum tipz on de bass terd heart werm....we apurreceatez it ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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

We finally saw some sun today too...not that it will last long! MOL

Anonymous said...

This one is very relevant to me. I have written poetry on this. Yes. That is a very true thought. What is important is the survival. I see my scars as medals of honour. I appreciate this Sparks quote. I think it is a great reminder. Thanks. Hugs!

Cathy Keisha said...

Today was sunny but tomorrow the rain starts. I'm a special cat due to my, ahem, personality. I'm so stunning, people can't see how feral I am so I look normal.

Darla M Sands said...

Oh, wow! This post is great on so many levels. Love those whiskers! Be well.

Kitties Blue said...

Mom likes your Spark a lot. She can relate. Evan, we are all jealous of your magnificent whiskers and eyebrows. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer