Monday, October 1, 2018

Mancat Monday

Happy October! If you're anything like us, you are incredibly fond of this month. After all, this is the month of colorful leaves, and pumpkins, and Halloween. Apparently, it's a very orange month. That makes a certain orange mancat around here quite happy.

As you might notice in Evan's window view there, we're still waiting for the leaves of our trees to turn all shades of orange. We'll get there, though. In between some uncomfortably warm days, we've finally been having some cool, crisp weather. Autumn is out there. We can feel it!

We hope all of you friends of ours have a magnificent Monday and a fantastic first day of October!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Over the past two days, our doodles have shown angel Rosie picking out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and then pondering what to do with her big orange squash. So, what did Rosie decide on? Well, she decided to carve her pumpkin...

...into a cat-o'-lantern!

Last year, I spent essentially all of October doodling up cat-o'-lanterns. It was very difficult for me to part with the cat-o'-lantern doodles once October came to an end and it was time to let Thanksgiving and Christmas have a turn. But, now it's back to cat-o'-lantern season! So, indeed, you can expect lots and lots of cat-o'-lanterns from us.

Our Tip of the Day:

Given how much we love Halloween here, we're going to see if we can't make a series of tips on Halloween last all the way through October. We're going to start today with none other than the festive decorations. Most people might be more cognizant of their decorations and how they might affect the resident furbabies around Christmastime. However, also keep pet-safety in mind if you put up Halloween decorations. Halloween decorations can come in all shapes and sizes, such as wreaths, garland, and all sorts of trinkets and goodies in between. If you're anything like us, you have all sorts of black cats and pumpkins out on display this time of year. No matter what kind of decorations you put out, make sure that anything your furbaby might chew on is out of their reach. Small pieces of Halloween decor, or parts and pieces of off larger pieces of decor, could lead to choking, obstruction, or perforation of the bowel if ingested. So, while you don't have to refrain from being festive and decorating for Halloween (or any holiday), you simply need to take your kitty or pup's safety into consideration when placing out all decor.


The Island Cats said...

I'm all about the orange too, Evan. ~Wally

Eastside Cats said...

It's been raining here for a couple of days, and the temps have cooled. Am betting the fall colors are going to start RIGHT NOW! Rosie's pumpkin is adorable.

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a cutie.. I love your drawing of Angel Rosie with her cat-o'lantern :) Excellent tips too. Everything with straw on it has to go in the dining room so Millie won't chew on it.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Oh look at Evan's wonderful long whiskers!
That was good carving by Angel Rosie.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

We wish the leaves would start changing orange too, Evan. You are a wonderful looking mancat looking out the window. We think Angel Rosie has carved out the purfect design for her pumpkin. Thanks for the share. Happy October to you. Have a great one.
World of Animals

Cathy Keisha said...

Rosie can sure carve a pumpkin. Things started turning colors here in August but maybe that was because of the hot heat.

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

We love cat o'lanterns...and the whole month of October!

messymimi said...

Maybe Little Girl will be inspired to carve a cat-o-lantern this year if i show her yours, i will try.

Evan does match the month!

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, we love Rosie's cat-o-lantern. Adorable!

And way to usher in October with a whole lotta orange, Evan! :)

Carry Loves Cats said...

Oh Evan you're so handsome, just like me.
The cat-o-lantern is great. I wonder if I can persuade Mummy to let me carve one this year.

McLaren x