Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry Mancat Monday

This time of year, I'm sure I'm not the only human who often finds myself trying to find boxes just the right size for certain gifts I need to wrap. The problem, though, is that if I set a box aside and a kitty finds it, I'm out of luck. I've lost a great many perfectly sized boxes to the cats in this house, and they never seem willing to give them back to me.


Evan not only stole this box from me after I deemed it perfect for one of the gifts I got for my mother, but my orange mancat then even dragged his Santa sloth toy into the box. That box has since become a true lair. Evan drags toys into it, hides both himself and his toys inside its confines, and lets no one else enter the box.

Merry Christmas week!



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Festive Doodle of the Day


Of course I had to throw another red truck doodle into the Christmas mix.



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Tip of the Day

Today's tip relates to the spirit of gift-giving during the holiday season. In particular, we're talking about the practice of giving cats, dogs, and other little critters as gifts on Christmas morning. The important thing here is that anyone giving a furry friend as a gift realize the significance of such a gift. Obviously, a living creature requires proper care and commitment. For this reason, if you or someone you know is intending on giving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift, be sure that all considerations have been made. Does the recipient want a furry friend? Do finances, time, age, location, and other such factors allow the recipient to properly care for a furry friend? These are just the basics that need to be considered, as cats, dogs, and other animals come with far more factors than this. After all, pets are a commitment that can be with you for many years.

The long and short if it is that while it is wonderful to think of an animal finding a home on Christmas morning, it is still important to ensure that said animal will not end up without proper care, or back at a shelter or abandoned. There are of course times when giving or receiving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift works out perfectly fine. Such cases might include when a husband or wife gifts a furbaby to their spouse who wants and can care for it, or when a parent knows their child wants and is capable of assisting in the care of a cat, dog, or other pet. If you or someone close to you is planning to surprise someone with a furry friend on Christmas morning, just as with any gift, do take into consideration whether a pet is appropriate for the recipient in question.

13 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

I keep an assortment of boxes up on one closet shelf. Like 10% of them. The others belong to the cats... TBT

Pam and Teddy said...

Well it is a nice box for a kitty and his sloth to hide out in after all!

Hugs, Teddy

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Yep. That's his box! And he looks so handsome!

The Island Cats said...

Possession is 9/10ths the law! That is Evan's box!

Marg said...

Every kitty here loves their boxes, even the ones that are too small for them. You all have a wonderful day.

Catscue Catmom said...

Enjoy your box Evan - you look very happy in there with your Santa toy. Happy Holidays to all.

Eastside Cats said...

Cats are masters of opportunity, and we humans can only sigh and go off to find another box.
I've got tons of boxes, by the way...what size do you need?

The Swiss Cats said...

What a pawsome box, Evan ! Purrs

The Indulged Furries said...

Yup, Evan definitely claimed that box. We went to beverage store today and while my husband shopped for beer, I went to the empty box section and looked for boxes for the hamster cage. 10x15 boxes are the perfect size to make shelves for his cage, and they're hard to find. They had several empty boxes that size, so I scored!

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

That Santa sloth is too cute!!! I never have the heart to move a kitty either.

messymimi said...

There’s nothing like finding your perfect box.

Wonderful doodle!

Cleo said...

Evan sure is a hoot! And yeah, you snooze you lose. It's your own fault if you leave a box unattended and a feline gets possession.

pilch92 said...

That is too sweet, Evan sure likes that toy. Great drawing and tips too.