Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday Selfies

Tonks agreed to snap some selfies for today. Well, it's more like I forced her to. She wasn't totally into it, perhaps because I woke her up from a nap. She refused to look at the camera and didn't allow for any redos. So, what we have for you today are shots of the side of the little calico's face in which the camera decided it only needed to focus on her whiskers. At least Tonks is still adorable.



Happy Sunday to all of you!




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Doodle of the Day


For whatever reason, I got in my head the image of a girl and her kitties reading a good book in the middle of the street on a winter night. That doesn't sound like all that safe of a scenario, but I doodled it up anyway. I don't have much more explanation than that for this one.



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Our Tip of the Day:

We're still in National Cat Health Care Month, so we're not done with this topic just yet. We've previously mentioned using interactive toys to keep your cat active, as well as to help control their eating habits. These types of toys can also play a large role in another aspect of a cat's life, though, and that is with regard to mental stimulation. Just as with us humans, cats' minds need to be exercised just like their bodies do. Without mental stimulation, a cat can become unhappy and can act out, such as with unwanted or even dangerous behaviors, like aggression. Toys and games are just one way that you can help keep your cat's mind active and healthy.

Another method for giving your cat's mind a workout is to ensure they have a good view out of at least one window, but preferably many windows throughout the house. Watching birds, squirrels, and other wildlife, as well as people and even cars, can give your cat something to watch and something to stimulate their mind. Cats are natural predators, so of course having a view of birds and squirrels, for example, is something that they often greatly enjoy. You can put furniture, a cat tree, or even a box near a window, or even a secure screen door, where your cat can perch and watch out.

Also, don't forget the wonders that a TV or computer can work. Some cats greatly enjoy watching movement on the television, such as if they can see on the screen other animals and wildlife just like they might see out the window. The computer is also great for this. Some websites even have games or screensavers designed specifically for cats' enjoyment. Of course, do be careful that the TV or computer and any related parts and pieces are safe for your kitty, and that your kitty is safe for them.

There are many ways you can ensure that your kitty has proper mental stimulation. So, to keep your kitty happy and healthy all around, try to find their favorite means of engaging that mind of theirs.

13 comments:

Pam and Teddy said...

Yes she is adorable and also I'd say she cooperated nicely for her selfie appearance today too!

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

Your profile selfie is excellent, Tonks.

The Florida Furkids said...

Good job Tonks!!

The Florida Furkids

Catscue Catmom said...

Beautiful selfies Tonks! Have a great week all.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Awww... I get like that too when Mum wakes me up from a nap!

Nice doodle :)

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice ear selfie, Tonks, MOL ! Purrs

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

She's always ridiculously cute!

pilch92 said...

Tonks is a cutie. Very cute drawing and excellent tips. I like to play youtube videos for cats on the tv, but Trouble gets too rough with the tv so I don't do it often.

meowmeowmans said...

Tonks, you are adorable from any angle!

Eastside Cats said...

Tonks, your disapproval of being awakened from you nap is clearly shown!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

She's a beauty and what's wrong with spotlighting the beauty of a gorgeous cat's whiskers :-)

messymimi said...

Tonks is simply beautiful, and the doodle is fun even if the scene is not practical.

Little Binky and Granny said...

That's one sweet Selfie, Tonks and a very cute doodle. I love bird tv... and mousies...MOL😸Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞