Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tonks vs. Tabby Toes

Tonks has an impressive sniffer. She can smell tuna from a mile away. She can also smell what may or may not be stinky toesies.

Ew! Is that what boy paws smell like? Tonks is so disgusted by the odor of Evan's boy toes that she couldn't manage anything but blurry, poorly lit bloopers.

Tonks was curious if the front toesies smelled as bad and boyish as the back ones.

Yep. Tonks said those are indeed stinky boy toesies all around.

Tonks and all of us here hope you have a happy Tuesday! Tonks also recommends you steer clear of boy toesies. This here mom to Tonks thinks she might be a tad bit wrong, because all furbaby toesies are far too cute to smell.

Doodle of the Day:

I scribbled up another Christmas in July doodle for today. As I mentioned yesterday, I'm not doing the same beachy Christmas in July theme I did last year. Instead, I'm doing what I hope is a more quaint and cozy version of Christmas in July. And that led me to this strange little doodle:

Did you know?
Did you know that on an 85°F day, concrete can reach a temperature of 105°F, and asphalt can reach 130°F? When it's 90°F outside, concrete can reach 125°F and asphalt 140°F. What's more, studies have shown that, though it might take up to 20 minutes, an egg can indeed fry on concrete or asphalt that's at 130°F. Can you imagine poor cat or dog paw pads walking on a ground that could fry an egg? Paw pads can indeed suffer burns, potentially severe ones, from walking on concrete or asphalt that is too hot.

Needless to say, be aware of the temperature outside as well as the temperature of the ground before taking a pup or kitty outside to walk on said ground. You can test concrete or asphalt by placing your own hand on it. If you can't comfortably or safely keep your hand on the ground for 7 to 10 seconds, then it is too hot for a cat or dog's paws. If an outdoor bathroom break is required for a kitty or pup when the temperature outside results in dangerously hot concrete or asphalt, then stick to the grass, try to find shade, and make the time outdoors as quick as possible. There are also options such as booties to protect those furry feet, if the cat or dog at hand will tolerate it.


The Island Cats said...

Zoey says she agrees that boycat toesies stink! ;)

messymimi said...

While i can’t speak for boy cat toesies, i can say that human boy feet, especially after playing outdoors, are a smell to be avoided at all cost.

Last year i gave my #2 Son a birthday card that declared no one can fill his shoes and no one will go hear his socks. His wife agreed with the assessment.

Coda dog wears booties to go outside for walks when it’s so hot that the concrete might hurt.

Eastside Cats said...

Tonks, we humans are infatuated with kitty toe beans, boy or girl! I'll bet that it tickles to have them sniffed!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Tuesday!!! Tonks, we didn't realize boycat toesies all stink. Maybe not all of them. Thanks for sharing the photos. Evan was being very good while you were sniffing. Have a great day.
World of Animals

pilch92 said...

Poor Evan, I am sure his toesies smell fine. Cute drawing. And important information about the temps.

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

You are too cute, Tonks! And that fireplace looks SO tempting and cozy. Wish it was time to light one!

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we can imagine any toesies pale in comparison to tuna, eh Tonks? :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Tonks just learned the first rule of boys: They are stinky and gross! Though I have a hard time believing that about sunny Evan.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Tonk there should be a law that boy cat toes need boots or something. P-U!
We think this Christmas Doodle is more to our tastes too
Miss Fitz