Monday, April 20, 2020

Q is for...

We're well into the last half of the alphabet for the A to Z Challenge.

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Today's letter is Q. In her theme of "A Day at Rosie's Restaurant", Rosie went for a classic Mexican dish.

Who would like a quesadilla? Rosie has all the ingredients ready for this cheesy dish. How would you like yours? With chicken? With steak? With extra cheese? Double extra cheese?


Though it may be a stretch, we have another Q for today. This Q is quiet time with Evan.

That there is Evan using a teddy bear's foot as a pillow. The lighting is certainly not phenomenal, but I just love how adorably Evan fell asleep on the stuffed bear.

This mancat of mine can be such a cuddle bug, and I love it.

Happy Monday to all!

Tip of the Day

Our tip today relates to aforementioned quesadillas, even if just vaguely. Traditionally, quesadillas are made using corn tortillas. In the United States and certain regions of Mexico, though, wheat flour tortillas are more commonly used. On that topic, are corn and flour safe grains for dogs and cats to consume? In and of themselves, corn and wheat are not toxic to animals. Both can even be found in certain pet foods and treats, and they can be sources of energy in the form of carbohydrates. That's of course not to say that an entire dish of corn or that a mound of flour should be fed to our kitties or pups, though.

The above being said, can cats and dogs be allergic to corn and wheat flour? Let's begin by saying that studies have found that dogs and cats are more likely to be allergic to meats than to grains. It is still possible, though, for our furbabies to be allergic to grains like corn and wheat. When it comes to food allergies, symptoms include itching, scratching, skin rashes, skin lesions, hair loss, and ear infections. Gastrointestinal symptoms are not as common in food allergies as dermatological symptoms, but certain furbabies can indeed display symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea as a result of certain food allergies or food intolerances. If you see any such symptoms or suspect food allergies in your kitty or pup, of course contact a veterinarian for the proper testing, diagnosis, and treatment. And if you know your kitty or pup is allergic to a certain food, of course avoid feeding them that food in the form of both pet food and human food.


The Island Cats said...

Evan looks so peaceful sleeping there.

Marg said...

Great picture of Evan. So comfy. Have a wonderful day.

Eastside Cats said...

Before I became vegan, the quesadilla was my favorite meal to order! Lots of jalapeno peppers, and of course, beer to wash it all down!

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh Evan - you are too cute for words! I love quesadillas....usually steak but shrimp is also delish. I don't make them at home but when we used to eat out at our fave Mexican restaurant I ALWAYS got them!


pilch92 said...

I will have chicken and cheese on mine please :) Very cute drawing and Evan is extra cute.

Catscue Catmom said...

I love Quesadillas! Evan is such a darling little napper, sweet boy. Very informative tip today, thanks!

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

Evan, you're too cute for words! And I'd gladly dig into a plate of quesadillas!

messymimi said...

A quiet kitty is a happy kitty. Hope you are having a great week!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I guessed it! What else could Q be? Evan is sleeping off his Mancat Monday. MOL!