Monday, January 22, 2018

Rainy Mancat Monday

Rain, rain, go away. Has anyone else been singing that these days? Our frigid and snowy weather has left us, and has been replaced by lots and lots of rain showers and mud puddles. Evan doesn't mind this so much, though, because the milder temperatures means that sometimes he gets to gaze out the screen doors.

It's a cloudy and perfectly gloomy outside these days, but that hasn't gotten Evan down one bit. He gets a front row seat of Squirrel TV!

As cliché as it is to discuss the weather, we're still going to ask you all what Mother Nature has been bringing you these days. So, what's the weather like in your corner of the world? We hope that, no matter what the weather is like, you're happy!

That being said, we now have a bit of an optimistic thought to share with you all today as part of the wonderfully inspiring Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

We are bringing our Sparks to you today in the form of a quick little doodle.

I always want to make sure I give credit where credit is due, and I must therefore admit that I did not get the idea for this thought or its illustration solely from my own mind. I came across the following graphic on Pinterest:

When I saw that, I decided I loved not only the quote, but also how Snoopy and Charlie Brown so simply yet sweetly represented it. So, that's where I got the idea for our Sparks sentiment, and which also heavily inspired our doodle for today.

Wishing you all much happiness!

Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday's tip was all about making sure that the contents of your purse or any travel bag is safe for your furbaby, especially in the case that you leave it somewhere they can reach it. Speaking of bags, today we are giving a reminder of the dangers that plastic as well as paper bags can pose. Plastic bags, such as those in which you bring home your groceries, can pose a number of risks. For example, if your kitty or pup plays in plastic bags and gets stuck in one, asphyxiation can occur. The handles on plastic bags can also be dangerous, such as if your furbaby gets tangled or stuck in them. Another issue is of course if your kitty or pup chews on and ingests plastic bag material, as this can lead to issues such as gastrointestinal blockage. Also don't forget the dangers that plastic bags can pose to wildlife, should one find its way to them. As for paper bags, while they may not pose as many or the all of the same risks as plastic bags, they are not completely free of dangers. For example, a furbaby getting stuck in handles or ingesting large sums of such paper can lead to dangerous situations. So, long story short, be cognizant and aware of what types of bags you use and the risks they might pose.


Marg said...

Now that is one terrific Spark and we so agree with that idea. It is a great motto to go by. You all have a terrific day.

Sandee said...

Aw on Evan. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

Love the quote and it's ever so true.

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

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful kitty photos ~ looking so pensive out the window! Wonderful spark! inspiring!

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

Eastside Cats said...

We have rain and fog today, which is so much better than snow! Squirrel TV is pretty wild out there, Evan!

Kathe W. said...

great Spark and your cat is so handsome! Love Ginger tabbies!

Lisa said...

Our weather can't decide it it wants to rain or snow. Tornado watches last night and snow forecasted for tonight! All the fur babies will be inside. Your Spark is definitely worth mentioning twice! Such good advice.

The Swiss Cats said...

Great spark ! Our weather is rain, rain and rain. Did we mention rain ? Or snow in the mountains. Many roads are closed because of landslides. Purrs

Anonymous said...

I love your Spark today! Being thankful for what you have leads to contentment. Always wanting and thinking you need something more to be happy makes for a life of frustration and disappointment. In truth, we have so much more than we need. I love the illustration you made for the quote. As mom to six feline furkids, one can never have to many kitties on a page! :-)

Josie Two Shoes ~ Sparks

Lone Star Cats said...

We's ackshually had nice weather lately - warm for January!

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

Your doodle is so sweet! It's actually sleeting right now...yuck. Rain is predicted for tomorrow though. Then cold again. Then a messy mix again. Mother Nature is crazy this year!

pilch92 said...

That is a wonderful Spark and I love the drawing you made to go with it. Evan does look very happy with his squirrel tv, we have that channel too :) Excellent tips too.

Anonymous said...

Your Spark is wonderful I LOVE it!

The Island Cats said...

We're having the same kind of weather. Today was pretty much the same, too. Love the Spark!

Darla M Sands said...

Awesome quote! It's colder here again today (below freezing) but the sun is shining.