Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tabby Tuesday

Evan is happy that he gets to be the star around here three days in a row. That's right, he starred in our selfies on Sunday, he was here to celebrate Memorial Day yesterday, and now here he is again for Tabby Tuesday.

Do you like how Evan put those tabby stripes of his on display for this Tabby Tuesday? Evan tried to pose for some more tabby-liscious shots, but his photographer assistant of a mom did horrendously at her job.

Just look at that. This mom of Evan's couldn't even get all of his handsome face in that last photo. Evan is not impressed. He wants to know if any of his furiends out there have a photographer as unskilled as his?

We want to wish you all a terrific Tuesday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Yesterday, for Memorial Day, we had to share an old, throwback patriotic doodle. That was because our scanner decided it no longer wanted to communicate with our computer, so getting our doodle onto our blog just wasn't happening. After this human enlisted the help of her technologically capable sister, though, our scanner is up and running again.

Now, though, we have a Memorial Day doodle to share with you a day late. We hope you don't mind.

Now that we have our scanner back up and going, our foodie doodles will continue tomorrow!

Our Tip of the Day:

In case you missed our previous posts that mentioned this, to go along with our current string of foodie doodles, we're repeating a series of food tips we shared some time ago. We've so far talked about protein and fiber in pet food, and now today we're moving on to fat. Fat, like other nutrients, plays important roles for both us humans and our cats and dogs. Fats are yet another source of energy for the body and its cells, they aid in healthy skin and coat, and they are also important for growth overall.

In pet foods, some fats can come from the protein source, such as chicken and beef. However, there are also other potential sources of fats in our furbabies' food. Fats can of course come from oils, such as fish oils or plant oils. The important thing is to make sure that your furbaby's food includes good quality fat sources, and in a healthy balance. For example, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which often come from sources such as fish or plant oils or chicken fat, are very beneficial, but most importantly so in proper amounts. Less quality fats and oils would include lard and other similar ingredients, and therefore do be cautious if you see these on a pet food label.

Of course, any fats in too large of quantities could lead to health concerns. For example, obesity and pancreatitis can both potentially stem from or be worsened by diets high in fat. For reasons such as these, as we've said before, try to educate yourself on your cat or dog's health and the best nutrition for them, and of course discuss this with a veterinarian as needed.


Teddy said...

Well we are always happy to see Evan and his adorable orange-tinged nose and stripes.....after all, gingers RULE!

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, I take a bazillion photos, and try to only post the really good ones! But you are easy to snap; two black cats are not easy to capture well. Adorable doodle.

Marg said...

Evan, you make a great Tabby. You are looking mighty good. You all have a great Tuesday.

pilch92 said...

Evan, you are a handsome boy. I think your Mom is a great photographer. Very nice patriotic drawing. Excellent tips too.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

those are some very impressive whiskers

The Swiss Cats said...

That's a beautiful portrait of you, Evan. Purrs

The Island Cats said...

Evan, you are so handsome.

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

You are just purrfect, Evan!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Evan, your pictures always make our day - especially the shots of you at the window!

messymimi said...

Tabby stripes are my favorites!

meowmeowmans said...

Evan, you are totally working the camera these past few days. Way to show off your stripes and whiskers!