Monday, June 18, 2018

Mancat Monday

Today is Mancat Monday. So, guess who's here to say hello?

Evan is here to say howdy to all of you friends of ours! He is of course sending his greetings from his sunny door.

Speaking of that sun, we have a bit of a sunny thought to share with you all today. Though Annie of McGuffy's Reader is taking a well-deserved blogging break, and therefore her Sparks blog hop is on hiatus, we still feel compelled to share some inspiring words with you all today. The thought we have for you today is this one right here:

"Keep your sunny side up."

I first saw that sentiment on a little art card years ago. What's more, to be honest, that little piece of art contained a drawing much like the one I doodled up there. Since I first saw it years ago, that image and its sentiment has always stuck with me. So, I figured, why not share it with all of you?

We hope you all have a happy, sunny Monday!

Our Tip of the Day:

Today's tip regarding bringing home a new furbaby is about microchips. If you adopt a furbaby from a shelter or rescue, they sometimes will have already implanted a microchip in your new kitty or pup. If this is the case, ensure that you know how to register the microchip with your information, and that you of course actually do so. If a cat or dog adopted from a shelter or rescue does not have a microchip placed, then do consider having one placed by your veterinarian, and, again, properly registering it.

In the case that you directly rescue a furbaby without a third party, such as if the cat or dog is found as a stray, then first have it microchip scanned at a local shelter, rescue group, or veterinary office that has a microchip scanner. This can help ensure that the furbaby does not belong to someone who is looking for them. In the event that no owner is found and you choose to adopt the furbaby, then, again, certainly consider having a microchip implanted, and register it with your contact information.

Also be sure that you understand the renewal process of your furbaby's microchip. Many microchips require yearly renewal, but again, be sure to you do your research on the exact microchip that is implanted in your cat or dog. Also make sure that your information, as well as that of your furbaby, is updated as needed in the microchip company's records. If you move, update the address attached to your furbaby's microchip. The same goes for if you have a change of phone number, of any other detail that corresponds with the microchip.

Implanting and keeping a microchip updated can help ensure that, should your furbaby get lost, a microchip scan would still lead back them to you. Today's tip was technically part of our series about adopting a new furbaby, but microchips are relevant and important for any and all furbabies. No one wants to think about what could happen should their furbaby escape and get lost. Should that ever happen, though, a microchip would give them a far better chance of returning to you.


Marg said...

Great Spark and a super drawing too. We like that a lot. You all have a wonderful day.

Eastside Cats said...

Great doodle...the sunshine is lighting up, well...where the sun doesn't shine! LOL! Good point about the microchip; when Manny and CB came along, I changed their info online, then double-checked everyone else's info, making sure my cell phone was included as first contact. Angel's microchip company charged $ for the change; the others did not.

Colehaus Cats said...

Great quote for today and fun doodle. And a most important tip, too! Thanks!

pilch92 said...

Excellent spark and such a cute drawing. Evan looks happy in his sunbeam. Excellent tips too. I was relieved when I took Emmy to the vet to check for a microchip and she didn't have one. I would have been so sad to give her back.

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

Your art is so cute! And what a great saying.

The Island Cats said...

We love that Spark...and the doodle is purrfect to go with it.

messymimi said...

We've had rain today, so it is up to us to keep on the sunny side in our hearts!