Monday, January 28, 2019

A Nosy Mancat Monday

Have I mentioned before that I am crazy for my mancat Evan's nose freckles? Because I am. I love those freckles so very much.

Do you love that nose as much as I do? I'm not sure that's even possible. But, Evan and I sure hope that adorable, freckled nose of his brightens your Monday even just a little bit!

Happy Monday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:

We've discussed helping ferals stay warm and cared for in the winter, such as by offering them even makeshift shelters and putting food out for them. We've also mentioned helping your own kitties or pups remain healthy and happy during the cold winter months, such as by minimizing time their outdoors and offering extra warm places for them to sleep inside the home. But, what role can you play when it comes to others companion animals, those who are not ferals, but who are also not your own furbabies? The important thing when it comes to this is to be observant, to be aware of an observed companion animal's situation on a cold winter day, and, if necessary, to be a voice for the voiceless.

If you notice someone's pet cat or dog being kept outdoors for an extended, unsafe length of time on a cold winter day, then get the details of the situation and report it. Also report if an animal being abused or neglected in this way is left outside in the cold without shelter in which to stay warm, or while chained up, and so forth. If you believe you are witnessing a stray animal struggling to survive without a home, in the cold winter months or any time of the year, also report this to someone who can help them. In any such cases, get the address where the animal is located, the number of animals affected, details regarding the conditions in which the animal is living, and even get pictures if possible.

In case you ever do find yourself facing a situation of animal abuse or neglect, try to make sure you are aware of whom to call in order to get help for an animal in need. In some locations, cases of animal abuse or neglect are best reported to certain human organizations. In some places, if you notice animal abuse or neglect, you should call animal control, or law enforcement. What's more, to ensure than an abused or neglected animal is indeed rescued from unsafe conditions, don't just report it, but follow through with any reports you make to ensure that animals suffering abuse or neglect get the help they need.

At this point, we do want to make what we're sure is an obvious clarification. In order to avoid mistakes or misunderstandings, never jump to conclusions without first having the facts, and this of course regards the care of others' furbabies. For example, if you see a dog outside in someone's yard on a cold winter day, don't automatically assume this is a case of abuse or neglect, and don't raise false alarms. In some cases, a dog might of course just be outside on a short bathroom break, perhaps even with their human monitoring them from inside the home. So, before making any reports, always make sure you have observed the situation enough to know the facts and to have formed proper conclusions regarding animal abuse or neglect. If you do ultimately come to the conclusion that an animal is living in unsafe conditions, then do seek help for them.


Catscue Cat Mom said...

Love those freckles Evan, you beautiful mancat you!

Eastside Cats said...

I spied a stray dog this morning, and as I was doing a bit of tracking, I noticed a neighbor's dog outside as well! But the door opened, and neighbor dog was happy to run inside. I put a post on our neighborhood community FB page, and the stray dog was returned to its owner! We are getting blasted with snow and wind right now; am so glad I put up extra windbreaks on The 'O' Cats feeding station on Saturday. I'm not going to rest easily until the temps go back up again in a few days.

pilch92 said...

Very cute freckles, everything about Evan is cute though :) I like the drawing, my hubby and I made a giant snowcat one year. Excellent tips too.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a lovely nose ! Cute freckles ! Purrs

Marg said...

Those are some mighty good freckles, Evan. The orange cats around here have freckles too. You all have a great week.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Monday, Evan. Your freckled nose is just too cute and is great to see on a Monday. We love that cute closeup. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
World of Animals

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

Easy to see why...they are simply irresistible!

The Island Cats said...

Those are some kissable freckles.

messymimi said...

That is a most precious nose!

Taking care to observe the situation before assuming abuse is smart. If an animal is in danger, though, sometimes you have to act fast. This evening, my daughter found a chicken wandering on the edge of the road! She had gotten out of her coop, so my daughter scooped her up and brought her to the house, where we put her in an old bird cage we’ve repurposed for protecting bottle feed kittens and reported it on the neighborhood website. She was back home very quickly, and the owner is going to reinforce that coop.

Pam and Teddy said...

Evan's got some great freckles.....a lot of gingers do - I'm sure other kitties as well but every ginger I've had the honor to be a Mom to has had freckles...I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Hugs, Pam

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

such cute little freckles!!