Monday, April 23, 2018

A Tuxie Boy and a Kitty Tale

Evan and Eddy got to show off their cute little noses yesterday. Our housemate Toby heard about this, and he may or may not have gotten a tad bit jealous. So, this tuxie of a mancat wanted to show you all his own sniffer.

What makes this nosy shot even better is that involves some window whiffies! We sure are loving this thing called Spring.


It seems like just yesterday that we started the A to Z Challenge, yet now here we are at the letter T.

The classic novel title we twisted around for the letter T is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. We told you guys that we'd be having some more kitty doodles coming up, so here's a bit of one for you:

What's more, given that we made use of his work for the A to Z Challenge, we chose a quote by Charles Dickens as our Spark this week.

The Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is a way for us to share positive thoughts in this often negative world. We hope the quote we are sharing below is one that is positive and inspiring to you.

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are brighter in the contrast."
-Charles Dickens

Have a magnificent, motivational Monday, friends!

Our Tip of the Day:
We've gotten into the habit of turning our tips into series of tips these days. We're doing that again, and our newest series is going to be on pet safety in the Spring. Today's springtime tip is one that we've shared far more than once before, and that is to always be aware and cautious of the plants you have both in your garden and in your house. Some of the springtime plants that can be highly toxic to our furbabies include certain lilies, daffodils, and tulips. The list most certainly does not end there, though.

All of the above is why, before you bring any plants anywhere near your kitty or pup, always do your research and understand any potential toxicity. One good resource for finding out the potential toxicity of plant types is by perusing the ASPCA's extensive information on plants, which you can find by clicking here. In short, to keep your furbaby safe this Spring, of course be aware of any and all plants with which they come in contact. And, of course, if you have any concern that your furbaby may have gained access to a toxic plant, seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.


Lone Star Cats said...

Luv dat pic Toby!

Anonymous said...

Toby you have a magnificent nose! Every bit as grand as your housemates who showed theirs off. Only the NOSE KNOWS right Toby?

Hugs, Teddy

messymimi said...

That's a very good looking sniffer, i hope you get to use it a lot this spring.

Hope the Tale of Two Kitties has a happy ending!

Marg said...

Toby, you are looking mighty good with such a good looking nose. Love the drawing.Too cute two cats talking across the street. You all have a wonderful day.

The Island Cats said...

Whiff away, Toby! That book title was almost made for kitties. ;)

Eastside Cats said...

Glorious whiskers, Toby!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

toby....wavez two ewe N yur handsum self !! yur grafix ewe putted two getherz total lee awesum ! :) ♥♥

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Toby, you have a beautiful nose!

Sandee said...

Toby is a handsome cat.

I love your Sparks. Spot on.

Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful portrait, Toby ! Purrs

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Oh Toby you ARE handsome! We have our windows open too! FINALLY! catchatwithcarenandcody

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

Your little honker is purrfect, Toby! And as a Dickens fanatic, your art is amazing!

pilch92 said...

Toby is so handsome, I love those white whiskers against the black. This is my favorite of your A-Z's , so cute. And excellent tips, that ASPCA list is great.

Anonymous said...

Amen! You nailed it with that expert quote. Dickens is one of the best. Thank you for hanging with me. I will get back to a routine. You definitely keep me going with your great posts. Thank you. Hugs.

meowmeowmans said...

Toby, this is such a nice shot of you. And whiffies? Yeah!

We love "A Tale of Two Kitties." I was hoping you'd go there. :)