Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday Troublemaker

Yesterday we shared this photo of Evan:

When we shared that photo, we said it was a depiction of the calm before the storm. You see, Evan was happily snoozing. While snoozing, he was blissfully unaware that he was being snuck up on by one of his pesky little sisters.

Tonks has been known to wriggle under blankets. Sometimes she does so to have a nice, warm snooze. Other times she does it to sneak up on one of her furry siblings.

For whatever reason, Evan may very well be Tonks' favorite furry sibling to troll.

She finds his tail and and back legs irresistible.

Evan is not impressed.

Since I save my photos to Google Drive, Google even created an animation of the events for me. See?

Tonks hopes all of you have siblings that you can have fun trolling. Evan, on the other hand, hopes that none of you have have such a rude sibling.

Happy Tuesday to all!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Cats and books are two of my favorite things. That's why I plan on starting yet another new series of doodles starring cats and books. Until that new series of doodles comes into existence, I thought I'd share some of the cat and book doodles I scribbled up last year. We'll start with this one:

Tip of the Day

We're still not done with tips for National Cat Health Care Month. Today, we're here to remind you to regularly groom your kitty. Brushing your cat has many benefits, such as removing hair that might otherwise lead to hairballs. Hairballs can not only potentially cause vomiting, but also, in some cases, intestinal blockages, which is certainly something no one wants. In addition, brushing can of course also help prevent painful mats, or remove those that are forming. A well-groomed kitty is a happy and healthy kitty, so keep that brush handy. Regular nail trims would also come into play in this topic of regularly grooming your kitty. Of course, if your kitty does not allow for you to brush him or her or trim his or her nails, then perhaps consider a professional groomer, or asking your veterinarian if they offer grooming services. This is especially important for kitties with issues such as mats or painfully long nails that need addressed.

While we're on this topic, remember that cats are both physically and behaviorally equipped to bathe themselves. Therefore, unless your kitty becomes unusually dirty or for some reason is in dire need of a full bath, putting your kitty in that bathtub for a scrub down is not generally necessary. In fact, bathing your kitty could even lead to dry skin or fur, which is of course not ideal for their comfort or health. So, unless a bath is absolutely called for, leave the regular grooming to brushing, nails trims, and other such tasks that will keep your stay kitty sleek, shiny, healthy, and happy.


Pam and Teddy said...

Well Evan doesn't look TOO upset that Tonks woke him up.....on the other hand, I'm sure he's hoping she'll get bored with poking his tail so he can go back to dreamland!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Evan sure is a good sport about Tonks poking him. You all have a fine day.

The Island Cats said...

Tonks is a sneaky one.

messymimi said...

Ah, Tonks is blessed that Evan is mostly patient with her. What a fun doodle!

Eastside Cats said...

Around here, just trolling leads to a fracas, then rolling and thumping, and lastly a lick fest followed by group snoozing!

The Swiss Cats said...

Oohh, that's sneaky, Tonks ! Purrs

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

I had a feeling the culprit was Tonks!

pilch92 said...

That is too cute. Tonks is a naughty girl. I like the drawing. And excellent tips.