Monday, February 5, 2018

Mancat Monday Motivation

Here we are at another Mancat Monday! Evan is our mancat of the day, and he decided that he wanted to showcase his whiskers for you all to enjoy.

Our housemate mancat Toby often gets compliments on his whiskers. His are white like Evan's, but he always gets told how stunning they are against his black fur. But, Evan says white on orange makes him just as mighty!

Speaking of mighty, our Sparks for today has perhaps a little to do with that thought. Sparks is a blog hop hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader, and it encourages us to share positive thoughts each week.

I have started on a mission to always try to incorporate my Sparks each Monday with my doodle for that day. So, here is today's doodled up motivational thought:

 Wishing you all a magnificent Monday!

Our Tip of the Day:
Our last tip related to Spay/Neuter Awareness Month is to make sure that you know and follow the proper pre-op preparation and post-op treatment for your furbaby's operation. Just as with any anesthetic event, there are some rules that will need to be heeded for your furbaby's health and safety. To begin, a cat or dog's food should be withheld well in advance to going under. Ask your veterinarian how early to pull your kitty or pup's food, as their age can affect this. For example, adults may need their access to food cut off at 10 pm or thereabouts the night before surgery, whereas young kittens or puppies may need to be allowed access to food until the early hours of the morning of their surgery. Of course, also ask your veterinarian if there are other requirements prior to surgery. The at-home care will continue after the surgery as well, of course, so also be sure that you follow these instructions from your veterinarian. For example, make sure you know how much and how often to give any medications that are sent home with your furbaby after surgery, which may include pain killers or antibiotics. It is also of course important to keep spayed neutered furbabies calm, so that they can recover safely. This is especially important for females, so that their abdominal sutures remain intact and their incisions heal properly. If necessary, a kitten or pup can be secluded to a safe area of the house, where they can recover and heal as needed. Spaying and neutering is incredibly important, but so is the care required before and after the surgery itself.


Marg said...

Oh goodneess, that is a great doodle and wonderful spark. We like that saying a lot. You all have a really nice Monday.

The Island Cats said...

What a great doodle! We admit, we like to think of ourselves as jungle cats. :)

Sandee said...

Toby is a handsome mancat with very good looking whiskers. I linked this post to Awww Mondays. I'm sure Toby will approve.

I love your Spark. Believing in yourself makes all the difference in the world.

Have a purrfect day filled with wonderful Sparks. My best to your mom. ♥

pilch92 said...

Evan is very handsome, nice whiskers too. I love the drawing you made of him and your Spark! Excellent tips too, I have heard horror stories of cats that were not fasted and ended up with problems when put under because of food coming back up.

Kathe W. said...

wonderful positive doodle and I'm not LION! Have a super day today and every day! Cheers!

Darla M Sands said...

Nice whiskers! There is something not quite right about our cat Tilly, an entirely too happy goofball who never learned how to groom. ~shakes head~ Her whiskers are always in a far forward radar position unless she's sleeping. We love her positive little soul.

carol l mckenna said...

Love your art creation! Delightful ~ Mancat is sooooo handsome ~ great photo!
Neat sparks too.

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

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

That is one of the best Sparks ever! We love it. And of course we loved your photo too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Great doodle, and great spark ! Purrs

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv dem whiskers!

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, does your momma collect your spent whiskers, like I do? I have a special box for them!

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

Evan's whiskers are magnificent!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you are using your good gifts and your good thoughts to add your brand of Sparks! Thank you! Hugs.
Sparks: 18
Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

love that painting! It's like the photo of the kitten looking in a mirror and seeing a Lion. We are sooo happy, your blog and a BUNCH of others have FINALLY started re-appearing in our email again!!! YESSSSSS!!