Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday With Professor Toby

With schools pandemically closed, it's all about homeschooling these days. Does anyone need lessons from Professor Toby?

Professor Toby has lots of knowledge to impart, obviously. Oh, and just ignore the broken whisker above his left eye. This studious mancat is known for losing whiskers due to repeatedly rubbing his face on walls and other surfaces when happy. He likes how eccentric it makes him look.

Happy Tuesday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

We're finally back to our usual doodle schedule. That means brand new doodles five days a week, with flashback doodles from previous years being shared every Tuesday and Friday. So, what flashback did we choose for this Tuesday? How about one we shared roughly this time last year? It's one that brings hope for summer and fresh fruit.

Tip of the Day

Though rare, did you know that our furbabies can get lice? The lice our kitties and pups can get, though, are not the same that we humans get. In fact, lice are species-specific. Humans get a certain kind of lice, dogs can become infested with a different kind of lice, and yet a different type of lice affects cats. In other words, we cannot get lice from our furbabies, and they cannot get it from us. Again, though, lice in our furbabies is not terribly common. Still, it is important to know that it's not impossible.

Signs of lice might include your furbaby itching, scratching, or biting at affected areas of their body. You also might even be able to see the lice or their eggs, more or less white in color, on your furbaby. A lice infestation and its symptoms will likely more heavily affect cats or dogs who are sick, elderly, or have a compromised immune system.

Just as we have noted with all of the parasites we've previously discussed, if you have any concern that your kitty or pup is infested with lice, of course have them seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Your veterinarian will be able to prescribe a treatment for eradicating lice. In addition, don't forget that with parasites such as lice, your furbaby's environment might also need to be rid of the infestation. As always, discuss any and all concerns with your veterinarian.


Lone Star Cats said...

Compared to some of momma's professors, a broken whisker are NUFFIN!

The Island Cats said...

Toby, we would love for you to teach us.

Eastside Cats said...

You are adorable, Toby!

messymimi said...

There is plenty of knowledge between those ears, i hope you will let us in on a bit of it, Professor Toby.

Fresh summer fruit, yum!

Pam and Teddy said...

Professor Toby looks very studious indeed!

Hugs, Teddy

pilch92 said...

Toby is so adorable. Cutest professor ever. Cute drawing and excellent tips too.

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

Cutest little teacher I've ever seen!

meowmeowmans said...

Toby, you sure are a smart dude. We'd love lessons from you!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Professors allus look so distinguished in glasses and a tie!