Monday, January 15, 2018

Mancat Monday

Welcome to another Mancat Monday, friends! Yesterday, for her Sunday Selfie, Thimble showed off her cute little nose. Evan didn't want left out of that trend, so today he's showing you his magnificent mancat nose.

Just as with Thimble, you are welcome to give Evan's nose a little smooch. He quite likes kisses.

Now, did you know that today is National Hat Day? We figured there's no better hat for a kitty than a crown, so we doodled this royal calico for today.

That there doodle is also a bit of a prelude to our positive thought for today's Sparks hop. I like to at least try to tie my Monday doodles in with my contribution to the Sparks blog hop, which is of course hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

So, in line with our royal doodle today, our Sparks is a quote from none other than Queen Elizabeth II.

"Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom."
- Queen Elizabeth II

Well said, Queen Elizabeth II. I have honestly always found Queen Elizabeth II a quite sophisticated, formidable, and intriguing woman, and not just because she wears a crown. What's more, I appreciate her way of expressing this approach to life. While wisdom and solemnity can be great things, they can also be detrimental if not kept in check. It is so true that no one here on earth is omniscient or omnipotent. No matter who you are, sometimes you really just need to let loose, throw all seriousness out the window, and have some fun.

Wishing you all a fun and fantastic Monday!

Our Tip of the Day:
We've discussed the importance of offering shelter and comfort for furbabies outdoors, especially in the winter. Don't forget your indoor furbabies as well, though, as they can also be affected by the cold of winter, even when they're protected by four walls. For example, floors can be cold, and there can be cold drafts, such as from doors or windows. To ensure your indoor furbaby is comfortable, make sure they have somewhere soft and warm to sleep, with blankets or a bed in which to curl up. Make sure they have somewhere to sleep that is elevated off of the floor and away from drafts. If your dog or cat stays in a certain area of the house, such as in a kennel while you are away or in a room of their own, make sure that area of the house is kept comfortable. For both indoor and outdoor furbabies, do your best to help them stay warm and cozy. After all, if you're cold, they're likely cold as well.


Anonymous said...

Evan you do have a very kissable nose - of course me being a mancat myself I wouldn't be doing the smoochies but my Mom would. We think the Queen's pearls (or crown?) of wisdom is well said. She's got a perspective on things that not many (any?) have! Happy Monday.

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

Evan, what a cute nose you have! We like that Spark for today...Queen Elizabeth is so right.

meowmeowmans said...

What a great photo of you, handsome Evan. And yes, that nosie is very smoochable. :)

And wise words from Queen Elizabeth II. The world would be better off of we all applied what she said!

Sandee said...

I linked Even to Awww Mondays. I'd kiss that nose too.

Love your Spark. It's so true.

Have a purrfect Mancat Monday. My best to your mom. ♥

Marg said...

Good to see you and your nose Evan. Those are truly some very good words from Queen Elizabeth. You all have a terrific day.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a lovely nose, Evan ! That Queen Elizabeth spoke very wise words. Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

Always wondered why Queen Elizabeth II wasn't into cats; I think she'd make a wonderful cat mom!

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

I greatly admire the Queen as well. And I'd love to give all you kitties a nose smooch!

pilch92 said...

Smooches to adorable Evan. Very nice drawing of Angel Rosie with her crown. Excellent spark, I try to never take anything too seriously. And that is a great tip too. We have lots of hating pads and heated throws around for our kitties.

messymimi said...

Taking ourselves too seriously damages our sense of humor, so i like this Spark quote. Evan has quite the handsome nose!

Lisa said...

I have to say I'm a bit surprised that quote is from Queen Elizabeth. She always strikes me as one who would take everything very seriously! But, she is absolutely correct that no one has a monopoly on wisdom. I'd love to see her let loose one time!