Monday, January 13, 2020

Mancat Monday

The other day I was working at my art desk and decided I wanted to prop my legs up. So, I pulled up another chair for my legs, put a pillow on it for comfort's sake, got a blanket ready to throw over my legs, and then immediately lost the whole setup to Evan.

Such is life with cats, huh? At least Evan got to be cozy.

Have a marvelous Monday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

On Saturday I shared a winter doodle that was sort of spooky in nature, and I mentioned that I planned on scribbling up more drawings in that realm of things. And so, today I have another sort of spooky winter doodle to share.

Tip of the Day

Today's tip can relate to our own furbabies, as well as ferals, strays, and other animals who live outdoors. When ice comes into play during the winter months, be very cautious when using salt, or ice melt. Most traditional salts on the market contain ingredients that can be toxic and can irritate cats' and dogs' paw pads. Irritation can also occur in the mouth, as well as in the intestinal tract, which is a concern if the animal directly ingests the salt or licks it off of their paws after walking through it. So, for the sake of your furbabies as well as ferals and other outdoor animals, avoid using typical ice melts. Instead, do your research or ask your veterinarian for recommendations on pet-safe ice melts. There are some ice melts on the market that are far more safe than typical salt used for melting ice, but even some labeled as pet-friendly can still contain ingredients that might be questionable. For this reason, it is always important to do your research. You can also opt for other alternatives, such as tossing some sand or other other similar, safe substrate on top of ice that forms in the winter. Sand and other such materials can allow for better traction and reduced slippage on ice, while avoiding chemicals included in many ice melts.


Catscue Cat Mom said...

Snuggling beautifully Evan!
VERY good advice on salting ice and how it impacts cats - thanks!

The Island Cats said...

We're sure Evan thanked you for that new set up for him. :)

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...


Eastside Cats said...

Hahaha, you didn't move fast enough!

pilch92 said...

Evan is so cute. Good job Evan :) I love the drawing! And excellent tips too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Evan is so cute, snuggling like this ! Thank you for him ! Purrs

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Mancat Monday, Evan!! We can see that mom wasn't quick enough and you took over the comfy spot. That's such a sweet photo of you. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

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

Whose comfort is more important??? MOL

messymimi said...

Many's the time i've had to move the chair the cat was in to another place at the table and switch them so the cat didn't lose the warm spot and i would still get to sit by my "desk" area. They always win.