Monday, March 16, 2020

Mancat Monday

We have an orange boy for you all today. It's not our usual orange boy Evan, though. Rather, it's an orange boy we've shared here a handful of times before.

I could've cropped that photo a bit so that it could be somewhat centered, but I'm far too lazy for that. Anyway. That there is Foggy. I've mentioned him before. He's one of my parents' 12 cats, and he loves to welcome me and bid me farewell from my parents' front window. This boy is nearly 20 lbs of love and cuddles, and I love walking around my parents' house cradling him like the giant baby he is.

Happy Monday from Foggy the mancat, and from all of us here!

Doodle of the Day

I feel like we're going to be in our current series of doodle for nearly the rest of this month. I'm enjoying drawing them quite a bit. This series, as we've said before, is a springtime one set in a weird and wacky home. Today we're in that home's study, or office, or den, or whatever you want to call it.

Tip of the Day

Yesterday's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip was about coins, namely the potential for them to cause zinc toxicity. Today's tip is another one about potentially dangerous metals, this one being iron. Iron can of course be found in various multivitamins, or simply iron supplements. That's not the only potential source of iron, though, as it can also be found in items such as fertilizers, hand warmers, and oxygen absorbers (such as those often found in packets of food such as beef jerky).

Ingestion of toxic amounts of iron can result in a variety of symptoms. For example, iron poisoning may cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, lethargy, and even negative effects on organs such as the heart or liver. Needless to say, be aware of what items in your household might contain iron, or any potentially dangerous substance. And, of course, keep all such items well out of reach of your furbaby. Never leave your vitamins or other medications, or any questionable items, sitting around for a curious furbaby to find. If your furbaby does get into such items and ingests them, though, then do of course seek veterinary assistance.


Pam and Teddy said...

Foggy is such a handsome big ginger guy - like my Teddy - he's got a great expression too.....!

Hugs, Pam

Catscue Catmom said...

I love big ginger mancats and Foggy is a purrfect big orange boy!

Eastside Cats said...

Foggy seems to be saying, "Hey, are you getting my good side?"

pilch92 said...

Foggy is a handsome hunk of mancat. Cute drawing and excellent tips.

The Florida Furkids said...

Foggy is a very handsome ginger ManCat.

The Florida Furkids

World of Animals, Inc said...

Hey Foggy, it's great to see you this Mancat Monday. You are such a handsome ginger boy. We always love seeing you looking out the window to greet or say bye. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun rest of your week.
World of Animals

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

What a hunky mancat!

The Island Cats said...

Foggy, you are one handsome dude!

messymimi said...

Love the big, orange mancat, and the fun doodles!