Soon after we got all that rain, the temperature dropped back down to well below freezing. That's the day the world became an ice rink. Isn't this weather so much fun?
Evan's rainy day selfies are of course his contribution to the Sunday Selfies blog hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head. Be sure to pay them a visit and see the fabulous selfies snapped by all of our friends!
We hope all of you are staying warm and dry, and enjoying lots of well-deserved naps!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Today's doodle is almost the last one in my series inspired by my lifelong enjoyment of the Harry Potter series. My previous doodles in this series were a result of my belief that these books need more cats, and so I gave it more cats. Today's doodle, though, is inspired by one of the actual cat characters already in the books. In the third installment of the Harry Potter series, the bookish character known as Hermione Granger finds herself what is loosely described as a giant, fuzzy orange cat who is a tad bit cantankerous. This cat is named Crookshanks, and I am a huge fan of Crookshanks.
Thankfully, Crookshanks is not the only recurring cat character in the Harry Potter series, and tomorrow's doodle will star one of the other cats who makes frequent appearances in the books. After that, we'll have for you all a couple of Valentine's doodles. This here human is admittedly not really into Valentine's Day, but somehow Valentine's doodles have appeared in my sketchbook regardless.
Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday, our first tip for National Cat Health Month was to make sure your kitty is examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. Today, our tip is to also remember to be diligent of your kitty's health in between vet visits. You know your kitty best, and you spend lots of time by his or her side. So, do be sure to do frequent observations and checks of their actions, behaviors, and overall health and happiness. For example, keep an eye on how much your kitty is eating and drinking, and make note of any changes in their food or water intake. In addition, check that litter box and take note of any changes there, such as the amount of urine or feces, or even the odor. Or, has your kitty become less active, or more active? What about the way they walk? Are they walking abnormally, such as favoring a foot? Do they still jump as often and as well as they used to? What about their vocalizations? Is your kitty more vocal than he or she used to be? Less vocal? Has the sound of their voice changed? Is your kitty hiding more often? Has he or she become more aggressive, or less tolerant of being petted or held? These are all just examples of things that you, as your kitty's companion, should keep an eye on regularly. Any such changes, even subtle ones, could be indicative of disease, injury, or any number of issues. So, do be sure to make observations such as these, and report any concerns, no matter how big or how small, to your veterinarian.