Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday Shenanigans

Happy Sunday, friends! We are coming at you with a selfie today. Can you guess who snapped our selfie? We won't hold you in suspense. It's our fuzzy black housemate Toby!

It seems fitting that Toby snapped our selfie, because the doodle we're sharing today also stars a fuzzy black kitty. If you visited us on Thursday, you might remember reading our most recent poem for Angel Sammy and Teddy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. You also might remember us saying that we would share an illustration for that poem today, since we wouldn't have an A to Z Challenge doodle to share.

So, below is our doodle to match our poem from Thursday. In summary, the poem was about a young amateur witch named Tilly and her kitty Havoc taking a train to seek the aid of a wizard who lives in a treehouse. Weird, huh? If you want to read the poem, you can find it here. And now, here is its illustration:

Toby of course wants to remind everybuddy to visit the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head! They are, after all, the fantastic hosts of the Sunday Selfies blog hope!

Wishing you all a stupendous Sunday!

Our Tip of the Day:
After yesterday's discussion on tapeworms, we thought we'd briefly discuss a couple of other similar intestinal parasites, these being roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. We won't go into all of the science for each of these worms, but we will touch on the basics of such infestations. So, if you're interested in these wormy parasites, read on.

Depending on the worm, cats and dogs can potentially become infected with the aforementioned worms as kittens or puppies, such as in utero or from their mother's milk. Worms can also find their way to a cat or dog's intestines by the ingestion of a rodent or other carrier of the parasite, or by ingesting the parasite in certain stages of its life cycle elsewhere in the environment. Symptoms of such an infestation can include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, a potbellied appearance, and sometimes even sight of the worms in your furbaby's feces.

If you think your kitty or pup might have intestinal worms, such as if they are a young puppy or kitty with a potbelly, if you see worms in their feces, or if you see any other potential signs, of course take your furbaby and a stool sample to be examined by a veterinarian. Parasiticides can be used to eradicate these intestinal parasites. Just as with tapeworms, though, it is important to use preventative measures to keep your kitty or pup clear of them from then on. Keep their environment clean in order to prevent growth of the worms in the environment. In addition, if your furbaby goes outdoors, monitor them and try to ensure that they are not ingesting prey that are potential carriers of intestinal parasites, such as rodents. If needed, such as if your cat or dog is largely outdoors, discuss with your veterinarian the potential for keeping your furbaby on regular preventatives that cover intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.


Unknown said...

Beautiful selfie and a cuedawinf.
Yael from

Erin the Cat Princess said...

It's a toughie, but the real Toby black cat Selfie wins over the delightful cute doodle. Such pretty whiskers he has, and a wise look.
Toodle pips and purrs

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderfully fuzzy selfie! Amazing close-up. We love the doodle too; Love the purple train......which reminded my crazy Mom of the song "Purple Rain". Yeah - I know - she rarely makes sense!

Hugs and Happy Sunday

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a very handsome selfie by Toby.

Marg said...

Toby, good to see you with your fancy whiskers. You are such a handsome boy. Love the doodle. You all have a really nice day.

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful selfie, Toby ! Purrs

Sandee said...

Great selfie and I love your doodle. Nice.

Have a purrfect day filled with fun shenanigans. My best to your peeps. ♥

pilch92 said...

Toby is a handsome boy. That is a cute drawing too. And, as always excellent tip. :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Great selfie!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Island Cats said...

Great selfie, Toby! And we love how you captured Toby's white whiskers in that doodle. So cute!

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

That doodle is SO cute! And Toby is such a handsome mancat.

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv your selfie Toby!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Toby! What a handsome selfie of your handsome self! And we love today's doodle ... so, so cute. :)

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Toby is a handsome chap we agree and we love his aristoCATic pose!

Anonymous said...

Toby! You are most handsome!
And I love the doodle with the train and the witch!