Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Selfie

I asked the furbabies around here who wanted to snap a selfie for today's Sunday Selfies blog hop, which is of course hosted by the fantastic Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Can you guess which furbaby around here stepped up to the plate? Or, well, stepped up to the camera? We won't make you wait and wonder. The answer is, Evan snapped a selfie for today!

I may or may not have stalked Evan with the camera while he enjoyed some window whiffies. Finally, though, he did agree to snap a selfie of his own accord. He hopes you all find his selfie stunning!

Wishing each and every one of you a stupendous Sunday!

Our Doodle of the Day:
As I mentioned yesterday, tomorrow, May 7th, will mark 3 years since I said goodbye to my angel Rosie. In her honor, I'm doing a series of doodles just for her. I have decided that the majority of these doodles will be little somethings to showcase the special relationship and memories I share with Rosie, who was by my side for a wonderful 21 years. Today's doodle is inspired by the assistance Rosie always offered me when I read or studied.

Rosie was notorious for stealing any book, notebook, binder, or papers that you were using. I never once had to tell my teachers that my dog ate my homework, but I did have to explain to a teacher or two that my cat tore my homework while making a bed or a toy our of it. Once, Rosie even hurled all over my homework. Another time, Rosie had a sore on her paw, which I only realized after she walked all over my homework. That time, I had to explain to my teacher why there was blood all over my homework. These are memories are ones I will always cherish.

Our Tip of the Day:
As we mentioned yesterday, we are doing a bit of a different sort of series of tips, that being one all about wildlife. We're staring today with some tips on feeding none other than geese, ducks, swans, and the like. First, keep in mind that not all areas allow the feeding of these birds, for a variety of reasons. So, first make sure that you're in a location that is safe and appropriate for feeding wild birds such as geese and ducks.

Now, on to feeding these birds of whom we're starting to see more and more in these springtime days. First and foremost, despite popular belief, bread is not an ideal food to feed geese and ducks. Bread does not have much in the way of nutritional value for these wild birds, and often can do more harm than good. So, then, what should you feed animals such as geese? You can offer them some regular birdseed, keeping in mind that sunflower seeds are not one that is ideal for them. You can also give them grapes, kale, and Romain lettuce. That being said, make sure that these foods are bite size, or else there is the risk that the geese or ducks could choke. So, cut grapes in half, and chop up kale or lettuce that you offer. If you offer birdseed or other small foods, mound them up in small piles for ease of eating.

Also ensure that you take safety precautions, both for yourself and the wild birds. For example, it is typically best that you not feed the birds directly out of your hands. In addition, place the food you feed them in a safe area, such as away from roads. In general, you simply have to use common sense, and if you're not sure something is safe, simply don't do it. Interacting with wildlife can be an inspiring and unique experience, but it is always best to keep both their safety and your safety in mind.


Anonymous said...

Good job with the selfie today Evan! Window whiffies are wonderful this time of year.

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Hi Evan, good jog with your selfie. Love the drawing of Rosie helping with the books. You all ave have one really nice day.

Unknown said...

That is a stunning selfie, Evan. Such a cute doodle of Rosie too! :)

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Evan, you never fail to impress us with his selfies, and I marvel at your fine array of well placed whiskers. I could just reach out and paw them they are so delightfully white. Fond memories of Rosie, and mighty fine doodles of her too. I think we cats make the BEST study companions, and if a reason were ever needed as to why homework was late, well we'll step and lay down for our pals, MOL
Very good advice read feeding bread to ducks etc. I never realised that kale was good, and lettuce too.
Toodle pips and purrs

The Island Cats said...

Evan, you're looking as good as always! Enjoy those window whiffies.

meowmeowmans said...

Such an adorable doodle of Angel Rosie! We love your loving memories of her. :)

Oh, and we love Mr. Evan, too! Nice selfie!

The Swiss Cats said...

Fabulous selfie, Evan ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely selfie, Evan. A sweet drawing of Rosie too.

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

You were so lucky to have such a long, wonderful life with Rosie. It's obvious the bond you shared in your artwork of her.

pilch92 said...

Evan is a cutie. I love this doodle of Rosie. Excellent tips too, I never realized bread wasn't good for birds. I often toss bread out, shame on me.

Anonymous said...

Eddy! Pawsome selfie Eddy! And I am just loving the window wiffies and the catio time (when Mom is home). Rosie sounds like quite the character!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Evan you are looking very handsome.