I asked Thimble to give us a little peek of her toe jelly beans, but she said that would have to be a photo shoot for another day. After all, she had a nap scheduled, and you don't just up cancel nap time.
Since she was ready to settle in for a nap and call it a day, Thimble agreed to give Evan and Toby a little bit of time in this post. You see, this here human forgot to share the boys' fun little musical challenge in their Mancat Monday post yesterday. Don't you feel bad that these poor kitties have to deal with such a slacker of a human? Anyway, we're still working on a previous week's Curious as a Cathy Mewsic Moves Me blog hop challenge. We hope no one minds our glacial pace in completing this challenge. For what it's worth, we're having lots of fun with it!
So, this challenge we're working on involves spelling out your name using song titles. Thimble and Eddy have already given it a go. Today, the boys get their turn. Oh, and in case you're wondering, pup Astrid will share hers tomorrow.
E: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
V: "Veronica" by Elvis Costello
A: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Eric Idle
N: "Neon Tiger" by The Killers
Evan especially likes his letter V, as Veronica is the name of his auntie. But, we digress. Now, on to Toby.
T: "Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon
O: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles
B: "Back in Black" by AC/DC
Y: "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore
So, those are the boys' musical monikers. This here human's sister, who happens to be Evan's auntie Veronica and Toby's mom, helped them brainstorm these songs. After all, she is the song guru around here.
We're wishing all of you a terrific Tuesday!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Today's foodie doodle was created for Thimble. This little lady cat will only eat one thing as a treat, and that is baby food. Her favorite flavor is ham, and so of course we sort of went with that.
Our Tip of the Day:
Today's summer safety tip is about your furbaby's care in the event that you are traveling this summer. We'll begin with if your furbaby is staying behind while you travel, in which case it is important to plan well in advance for their care. If your furbaby would do best being boarded, then be sure to schedule this well ahead of time, to ensure that they can stay at a veterinary or other boarding facility that you trust.
Another option is of course having your furbaby stay home and having a trusted pet-sitter come in to care for them, or to your cat or dog them stay with someone you trust. No matter what route you take for your furbaby's care while you are away from them, be sure that whoever is looking after them has all of the resources and information they might need. Make sure that your furbaby's food is stocked up, as well as their medications, litter, and anything else of importance. Ensure that their caregiver knows the details of their care, including what, when, and how much they are fed, as well as any medication administration instructions they might need. Don't forget other resources a pet-sitter might need, such as any pertinent details of your furbaby's medical history, as well as the contact information for their veterinarian.
Then there are the times that our furbabies travel with us on vacation, and it is also important to plan accordingly in this case as well. To begin, make sure that you pack all that your cat or dog might need. This would include food, treats, water, medications, leash, carrier, and anything that is significant for their daily care. It is of course also important to plan in advance for pet-friendly lodging at your travel destination. Are you staying at a hotel? If so, is that hotel pet-friendly? Or, are you staying with family or friends? If so, do they have a pet-friendly home? Are there other animals at this home, and if so, will it be safe for the animals to interact? Be sure that any such details are ironed out well in advance.
With all of the above planned out, there is then the actual act of traveling with your furbaby. If you are traveling by plane with a pup or kitty, this will of course require you to learn of the airline's requirements, and that you do so with plenty of time to spare. A veterinary visit and a certificate of health may be required by some airlines. Regardless of whether a certificate of health is required, it is important to discuss with a veterinarian whether your furbaby is safe for travel by plane, especially if they are sick, geriatric, or if they do not travel well. If it is by car that you are traveling, ensure that your cat or dog has a cage or seatbelt for safe restraint during travels. Make sure that your furbaby has a chance to eat, drink, and bathroom during long trips. At the same time, make sure that they are safe from escape anytime you stop and open any car doors.
Summer is a time for travels for some people, and perhaps even their furbabies. Whether you leave your furbaby home or take them with you, always plan well in advance. Always keep in mind your furbaby's health and happiness, and discuss any concerns with a veterinarian.