Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Toesies Tuesday

When Thimble realized we hadn't made a Toesies Tuesday post in a while, she simply had to remedy that.

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.


M Dawson said...

You do NOT cancel nap time for anything!! You can look cute without it though!

Marg said...

Oh Thimble, we love your shot of the toesies. Too cute. And the songs are just terrific. You all have a grand day.

The Island Cats said...

Thimble, you have cute toesies even if you didn't show us your jelly beans today.

Cathy Kennedy said...


I'm going to add this link to Monday's Music Moves Me. Remember it doesn't matter to us if you're playing along with the theme or not just as long as you have mewsic to share which you do and plenty of it. :) I like that your kitties are creating playlists. They definitely have some good taste in tunes with a variety of sounds and styles. I invite you to come hit the Monday's Mewsic Moves Me dance floor or learn more about me with these 5 Get2KnowMe questions!

Eastside Cats said...

"Always look on the bright side of life...!"
from The Life Of Brian, one of the funniest spoofs ever!

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pilch92 said...

Thimble, those are cute toesies. Evan and Toby did a great job with their songs, I like all of those. Cute drawing too and excellent tips.

The Swiss Cats said...

What lovely toesies, Evan ! Purrs

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

THIMBLE! It's been such a long time since we've seen your beautiful face! Probably a coincidence that the two days we stop by a week, you weren't featured. Look at that pretty close-up! Your Momma did good!

messymimi said...

Nice toes, nice doodle, and as i sometimes am the catsitter, i agree with your suggestions and tips.

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

We just love the Mewsic Moves Me hop! Thimble, would you like a gentle kiss on your paw?

Mary B said...

This is always a fun theme for music. I know I've done it a time or two as well. Glad to have you play along!

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bookworm said...

Happy to see you here. "You Don't Own Me" was a daring song for the 1960's - I just love it. You had several of my favs on the list. Have a great mewsical week! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Kitties Blue said...

Any toesy photo makes our mom happy and smiley. If you are traveling with your pet, make sure their cage or carrier has all their ID and yours on it. The same for the pet itself...a collar with appropriate information, including your cell phone number or number of where you will be staying. No matter how careful we humans are, our pets can still find ways to escape. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer