Monday, January 20, 2020

Mancat Monday

Since Evan got to star in yesterday's selfie, he agreed to let another mancat star in this week's Mancat Monday post. This other mancat is another orange tabby, and he's one we've introduced before. Who remembers Foggy?

Foggy is one of my parents' 12 cats. He is a big boy, and he's as sweet as sugar. When I visit my parents' house, Foggy more often than not greets me and bids me farewell in the front window.

I apologize for the glare in the window in these photos. It was obviously quite sunny when I snapped these shots. That certainly made for a beautiful day, but it also posed quite a challenge when it came to photographing handsome Foggy through a glass window. But, we thought you all would still enjoy seeing this handsome ginger boy. So, here you go.

Foggy and all of us here wish you a happy Monday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

As I mentioned yesterday, the next couple of days will all be flashback doodles. The majority of these flashbacks are in one particular series of wintry doodles I scribbled up last year. These flashback doodles were inspired by my angel Rosie, my sweet calico kitty who kept me company from the time I was 4 until I was 26 years old.

Tip of the Day

Today's winter tip is one that is probably rather logical, and that you all very likely already know. This tip is to refrain from shaving your kitty or pup in the winter, especially a shave close to the skin. The truth is, it is always best to refrain from cutting your furbaby's fur to the skin. In the winter, one reason their fur is crucial is because it helps insulate heat. Similarly, though, a cat or dog's fur can insulate cool air when it's hot outside, making it equally important in the summer. Of course, in the case of severe mats, thick fur that causes overheating in the summer, or other extenuating circumstances, a shave might be required or beneficial. That being said, though, it is best and safest for your furbaby to never shave their fur down to the skin. That fur serves far more purposes than one, including insulating both warm and cool air, depending on the time of the year.


The Island Cats said...

We loved seeing Foggy today. He seems like a very friendly guy.

Catscue Catmom said...

Another amazing Ginger! Foggy, we love seeing your handsome self, glad to see you again.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Foggy, we remember you from past posts. You are such a wonderful mancat and love that you go to the window to say goodbye when you leave. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Pam and Teddy said...

Love Foggy's face..........he's adorable and we remember him!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

Foggy in the window, oh my!

messymimi said...

Foggy, you look like a great friend!

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

Such a handsome guy!

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice to see Foggy today ! Purrs

pilch92 said...

Foggy is such a handsome boy. I would love to be greeted by him. Great tips and drawing.