Monday, January 29, 2018

Mancat Monday Motivation

Today is Mancat Monday, and our housemate Toby insisted on being our mancat of the day. You got to see a doodle of him for our contribution to the Caturday Art blog hop this past weekend, but he wants you all to see the real deal today. So, here is a dose of Toby for you.


Unfortunately, Toby couldn't manage to look at the camera. He simply had too good of a view out the window on this unseasonably warm day. Can you really blame him?

Speaking of views, that has a little to do with our positive thought for today's Sparks blog hop, which is hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.


Just as we mentioned last week, we're trying to incorporate our inspiring Sparks sentiments into our daily doodles. So, here's what we have for you to ponder today:

"The best view comes after the hardest climb."

Though we hope none of you have steep hills in life to climb, if you do, we hope the view from up there is beautiful.

A happy and blessed Monday to all!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Continuing on with our household safety tips, today is perhaps an obvious one. And that is, to always be careful and cautious with areas such as windows and doors. When it comes to windows, ensure that screens are safe and secure before allowing your furbaby to enjoy the view, and monitor them while they enjoy an open window. An obvious tip for the doors in your house is of course to ensure that your kitty or pup cannot easily escape outside, such as by keeping them in another area of the house when there is foot traffic in and out of the house. Another tip related to doors, though, is to be aware of paws, tails, heads, and their overall location when you open and close any doors in the home. Paws and tails, for example, can be easily injured if a door is shut on them. Also be aware that injuries can occur not only where the door closes, but also in the crack by the hinges, such as if a paw or tail pokes through there when the door is closing. All in all, always try to keep your furbaby safe from the dangers that any entryway might pose, whether it be a window, a door leading outdoors, or even something as simple as a closet door.

16 comments:

Marg said...

That is one terrific Spark. We like that saying and it is so very true.Toby,we are always glad to see you. Hope all of you have a super duper week.

The Island Cats said...

We love this Spark! And it was nice to see Toby today...even if he didn't look at the camera. :)

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Good one.Have a great week. Cats can get stuck anywhere. Years ago I closed a drawer on a sleeping cat and she didn't meow until hours later.

Colehaus Cats said...

Adorably handsome Toby! Good views, huh? We bet spring coming will offer even better ones! Great tip and very timing with better weather on the way!

Darla M Sands said...

Look at those whiskers! Gorgeous. And excellent safety tips. One Thanksgiving we decided to come home extra early from an across state visit and found a cat locked in the coat closet! Someone was looking out for all of us that day. Poor kitty went right for the water bowl when we let her out.

Eastside Cats said...

I LURV Toby's white whiskers! So cute!

pilch92 said...

Toby is a handsome boy. I love your spark and the drawing you made to go with it. Excellent tips about screens and doors. I have also learned that one needs to fix and tiny holes so mosquitoes can't get in.

Sandee said...

Toby is a handsome mancat. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

I love your Spark. It's always sweeter after you have worked very hard for it.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

The Swiss Cats said...

That's a great Spark, and it's nice to see Toby and his fabulous white whiskers today ! Purrs

Toni said...

Doesn't get any truer than your Spark!

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

love your quote! Not sure if you had seen our post about Feedburner. We haven't been around because your blog and MANY, MANY others who use feedburner to send their email subscriptions have stopped coming. It has been going on for a few weeks. Last time it happened was October, then it magically started again. It isn't a problem on my end...it is a feedburner issue. Hence the reason we haven't been visiting. Thanks for your kind words on our blog today! catchatwithcarenandcody

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Looking good, Toby. We love your doodle, and your quote.

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

We had a warm weekend too but it's back to snuggle weather!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE this! These would make such great stationery cards or bookmarks! You have such a sweet talent! I am thankful that you joined Sparks. Hugs!
Sparks: 17
Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

Cathy Keisha said...

You look amazing, Toby! Nice spark. Some of the best pics are profiles. Nicky found out the hard way about doors after TW chopped part of his tailio off.

The Daily Pip said...

Toby looks adorable even if he isn't looking at the camera. It looks like he sees something super fun.