Monday, November 26, 2018

A Very Merry Mancat Monday

Around here, I always have to get pictures of our Christmas trees before they turn into jungle gyms. After all, once the kitties start having their way with the trees, they simply never quite look the same. That being said, this here is a photo of one of the Christmas trees at our house, prior to Tonks initiating it and knocking out roughly half of its limbs (honestly, I think half of my Christmas season is spent reassembling the trees).


Do you see the scratcher house in front of the tree there, in the bottom left corner of the photo? That's the Hot Cocoa Cafe! And it's currently occupied.


Evan and all of the kitties here are so happy that Mudpie's mom Melissa recently shared the Hot Cocoa Cafe scratcher house on Facebook. Of course, we had to order one (as in, the kitties wouldn't have it any other way). The kitties all love their new Christmas cafe, and they have all taken plenty of turns inside. Evan makes sure that he especially gets lots of turns ordering hot cocoa at the new cafe. Oh, and if you would like your very own Hot Cocoa Cafe, you can find it here (this is not sponsored, and that is not an affiliate link, just so you know).

We hope all of you friends of ours are having a very merry season!



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Our Festive Doodle of the Day:




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Our Tip of the Day:

Today's Pet Diabetes Awareness Month tip is to make sure you understand the factors that can affect blood glucose, if your furbaby has diabetes. For example, as you certainly know, food intake largely affects blood glucose levels. If your furbaby has a decreased appetite and is not eating, administering insulin can potentially lead to hypoglycemia. This is because an animal gets glucose from their food. If your furbaby is not eating and is therefore not taking in food as a source of glucose, then administering insulin, which lowers blood glucose, can lead to even lower levels of glucose. So, be sure to discuss all such factors with your veterinarian, and be sure to hold off on administering insulin if your furbaby is not eating so that hypoglycemia does not result. At the same time, also be aware of other factors that could potentially affect a diabetic cat or dog's blood glucose levels, such as vomiting and diarrhea, or even dental or other issues. Again, discuss any such concerns with your veterinarian as needed.

11 comments:

Carry Loves Cats said...

The cafe looks great. I've never bought the kitties anything like that before, but seen a few on blogs recently, so I may have to check them out.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

That looks like an awesome scratcher. We'll have to get #1 to see if it's available in Europe.

That tree looks so perfect for demolition derby...

Purrs,
The Chans

Marg said...

We have ordered one. It looks like such fun for the kitties. You all have a great day.

pilch92 said...

Your tree is beautiful. That scratcher is great, but I fear it would end up flat like the haunter house we had :) Cute drawing. Excellent tips too. I hope to never deal with diabetes, it sounds very confusing to figure out when to eat and when to use insulin. Have a great week!

Eastside Cats said...

Da Boyz tear down just about everything that we set out, so there will be no tree for us! Not even a piece of toast is safe...LOL!

The Swiss Cats said...

That café looks great ! Your tree is very pretty, it looks purrfect for some feline fun ! Purrs

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

Mudpie is getting one too but ours hasn't arrived yet. Love the doodle SO much! You're going to have a fun Christmas with the new kittens ;)

messymimi said...

A cafe that won’t lead to diabetes, and a lovely (for now!) tree.

The Island Cats said...

That cafe is pawsome...and we bet it will get lots of use.

KnottedFingers said...

What a gorgeous tree and a pawsome cafe!!!

Angelic Clowder

Pam and Teddy said...

That is a darling café! Evan looks quite happy there. Love your tree - too bad it can't "stay that way" but with kittens - anything goes!

Hugs, Pam