Monday, January 8, 2018

Mancat Monday

Evan is proud to be your host again today. Yesterday he shared his Sunday Selfies with you, and today he's giving you another look at him for none other than Mancat Monday.

Sometimes it's hard to look outside when there's so much going on behind you in the house. That means you have to tilt your ears back and listen to make sure you don't miss anything, all while keeping your eye on the wildlife outside, too. It's not always easy being a busy mancat.

Given that today is indeed Mancat Monday, our Doodle of the Day stars the other mancat of the house. For those who don't know or might not remember, this here human's sister currently lives with her, and so does her handsome mancat Toby. That being said, for Christmas I doodled a little something, well, special, for Toby's mom.

There is a story and a reason behind this strange little piece. First of all, my sister finds sloths quite intriguing. What's more, it's a running joke in our house that Toby is, more or less, much like a sloth. He is a very unique and chill cat, and you can do just about anything you want to him without a fuss. But, at the same time, he's also very slow, speaking in terms of mobility. Though young and able-bodied, Toby is one of the slowest walking creatures you will ever have the misfortune of getting stuck behind in a hallway. He is of course one cool, sweet, and funny mancat, but also, well, much like a sloth. So, that's in large part why I doodled this up for my sister for Christmas.

That being said, we're now moving on to the wonderfully inspiring Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

Inspired by the aforementioned comments on Toby and his special and unique nature, this is the Sparks I chose for this week:

"Be you. The world will adjust."

As always, I found this sweet and simple sentiment on Pinterest. I think being unique and being true to yourself is the only way to go. After all, as the quote says, the world can adjust to fit you just the way you.

So, don't forget to be you! And have a magnificent Monday!

Our Tip of the Day:
Winter often means dryness in the air, as we're sure you all know. That being said, do your best to steer clear of or reduce baths for your furbaby this time of year. Too much bathing can dry out the skin and fur, which can be even more of a problem in the dryness of winter. In addition, if a bath is needed, schedule it accordingly. If your furbaby is due to go outside, whether it be for a bathroom break of a trip to the vet, do no bathe them immediately before this, as going out into cold weather with wet fur can cause discomfort as well as potential health concerns. Long story short, be aware of the health of your furbaby and their fur and coat, and only bathe them as needed, if at all, during the winter months.


Lone Star Cats said...

Cute doodle! And of course, ya look pawsome Evan!

Marg said...

Love the doodle. Great drawing. Keep up the good work Eddy and keep watch over everyone. Have a great Monday.

The Island Cats said...

You look great, Evan! And we love today's doodle. Maybe Toby should change his name to Sloth? ;)

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a handsome mancat. I love your drawing and the story behind it. I also like the spark you chose.Great tip too, this dry air keeps giving my hubby and I bloody noses, glad that doesn't happen to the cats.

Sandee said...

Evan is a handsome one. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

I love your Spark. Being true to your self is essential in good mental health.

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

Eastside Cats said...

Cats are so multi-talented, Evan! And if Toby is like a sloth, then Manny and Chili Bruce are Maseratis!

messymimi said...

It’s a hard job being the lookout mancat, but Evan looks up to the task. As for Toby, well, i’m sure he is going at the speed he believes the world should turn, which is fine.

A very good Spark, thank you!

carol l mckenna said...

Mancat is so handsome and what a creative and wonderful doodle you did!

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

Colehaus Cats said...

We understand how hard a ManCat needs to work to keep everything running smoothly. Our brother Quint works at that all the time and well, he has to nap a lot to keep up! Great doodle and wonderful tip!

The Swiss Cats said...

You look great, Evan ! Purrs

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

That's too cute! I adore sloths.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Great choice for a mancat on this Mancat Monday! Love Toby's doodle!

Ida said...

Evan is a gorgeous mancat. - Love the doodle of Toby and the sloth. We have a kitty, Harley who likes to "mosey" in front of you like that. Great "Sparks" - Have a good week.

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

It is good to be able to look forward and listen back!

Anonymous said...

I love this entire post. Thank you for being part of Sparks. Have you considered pairing your drawings with quotes? Just a thought. You are talented. HUGS.

Our Kenzie has been sick. We spent the day at the vet, again. It seems she has a severe infection, so is on antibiotics. When this round is complete, she will have more tests. They think she could have more than one issue. She will be 11 next month. Prayers are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Great Man Cat Monday Eddy and Toby...yous da man er...sloth!
LOVE the Spark

Kathe W. said...

and while being in the now!

Lisa said...

Short, simple and sweet. Perfect Spark to begin a new year. And, I've always thought cats were the perfect multi-taskers! How talented to listen behind while looking ahead! The comparison of Toby to a sloth made me giggle. Thanks!

Chirpy Cats said...

Oh my I just love the Evan's photo and the sloth-inspired doodle and the story behind it. My senior cat who has slowed down a lot, was not much faster in his youth either. He did things in his own time MOL much like Toby :)
Yes, the world will adjust, don't speed up for anyone, Toby.