Monday, July 23, 2018

Mancat Monday with a Side of Motivation

It's Mancat Monday! Evan wanted to snap a shot of him enjoying the sun at his beloved front door. But, then the sun tried to outshine him.

This here human has relatively zero talent in photo editing. My photo viewer, though, offers some sort of autocorrect option, and I decided to give it a shot for this one. I'm not sure the corrected version is all that much better, though. There's really just no correcting my ability to overexpose a photo.

Despite his photographer's epic lack of skill, Evan hopes you enjoy this sunny shot of him!

Oh, and speaking of the sun, that has a little to do with our Sparks for today.

Annie of McGuffy's Reader is taking a well-deserved blogging break, but we still often feel compelled to continue on with her Sparks blog hop. With this hop, Annie intended for us to share positive thoughts in this often negative world. And so, we have a sunny thought for you today.

"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows."
-Helen Keller

Have a marvelous Monday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Here's today's Christmas in July doodle!

Our Tip of the Day:

When there's rain rather than shine, it can often make it difficult to take our pups or outdoor kitties outside. For those furbabies who might need to go outdoors, such as for a bathroom trip or a walk, you can try to find ways to keep them as dry as possible in the rain. Did you know that there are indeed products on the market specifically designed to help keep your pups or even kitties dry? For example, there are leashes available that have umbrellas attached to them, so that your furbaby can stay dry beneath the umbrella while on their leash in the rain. In addition, there are also rain ponchos available for pets. With such products, you of course have to ensure that you get a product that matches your furbaby's size. An umbrella or poncho fit for a mastiff won't fit a small dog or cat.

There are also, of course, other options for helping your furbabies stay dry when they go outdoors in the rain. You can try the simple trick of holding a typical umbrella over your furbaby. Another option is to have an area of your yard that stays dry, such as beneath some sort of canopy, where your furbaby can comfortably enjoy the outdoors even in the rain. For furbabies who might refuse to go outdoors in the rain, yet who are not litter box trained, you can also train them to use pee pads in the house if plausible or if in dire straits. So, there are a variety of ways to potentially help furbabies stay dry in the rain, which is especially crucial for those who go outdoors to use the restroom yet who also don't like getting wet. Simply take into consideration what methods might be most useful for your particular situation, and then try viable options until you find a solution that works best for your furbaby and yourself.


Fr. Tom Fish said...

When the sun has competition, there's nothing you can do, tell your mom. We outshine even the brightest stars, don't we? - Tom x

Marg said...

Hi there Evan. You sure are looking good. And the Christmas doodle is great. Always fun to see them. Have a terrific day.

The Island Cats said...

You had sun, Evan? All we had was rain all weekend long.

Eastside Cats said...

No good photo can come from shooting INTO the sunshine...and we have black cats, who are hard to photograph in the best of circumstances. I keep trying, tho', and you should too! Cute doodle; what's in that glass?

Colehaus Cats said...

MOL! We often position ourselves, in the cutest way possible of course, right in front of a bright window so our Mom's photos turn out terrible. Why? Because we can! We can see your bright sunshiny-ness coming through, Evan. No sun could outshine you!

pilch92 said...

Very cute photos of Evan. Great spark and it does go well with his photos. Cute drawing too. And excellent tips for walking in the rain.

messymimi said...

Evan in the sun is a great illustration of your quote. Happy Monday!

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

Nothing cat outshine you, Evan!

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

We always enjoy Evan's adorable happy face in any light!

Kitties Blue said...

Lorianne, backlit photos are usually overexposed and hard to correct. Evan still looks fabulous. That Spark is one of my favorite quotes. Today's doodle is terrific. Love the Christmas ornaments hanging from the trees along with coconuts. Hugs, Janet