Monday, October 12, 2020

Reading Lessons on Mancat Monday

Evan knows that the young kids across the street are being homeschooled these days. After all, there's some sort of pandemic going on. Anyway, this mancat thought he'd try to give the kids a reading lesson. He of course socially distanced by staying inside his own home during the lessons.

Evan went for a festively fitting book, of course.

Evan chose Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree for his October reading lessons. Have any of you read this? It's a fantastical Halloween book that not only tells a fun story, but that also offers some lessons on Halloween in history.

Happy reading!


Doodle of the Day

We thought we'd throw The Halloween Tree tale into our doodle for today, in addition to some orange kitties, of course.

Tip of the Day

Can you believe we're still on the topic of pumpkins? We talked about the benefits of pumpkin, and even pumpkin seeds. All of that aside, though, always keep in mind the age and condition of any pumpkins to which your furbaby has access. This time of year, pumpkins are indeed often used as beautiful outdoor decorations or spooky jack-o'-lanterns. Pumpkins won't stay pretty forever, though, and we're sure you've all witnessed the ultimate demise of pumpkins. That being said, old pumpkins can indeed begin to rot, and if pumpkins in this state are consumed by your kitty or pup, issues such as gastrointestinal distress can occur.

In addition, also keep wildlife in mind with regard to this, as old, rotting food may not sit well for them either. What's more, pumpkins that are left to sit outside and rot will sometimes ferment. If squirrels or other wildlife consume fermented pumpkins, they can potentially end up in a more or less drunken state. Therefore, be sure to compost or otherwise dispose of old pumpkins in a timely, safe, secure manner, for the safety of your furbabies as well as wildlife.


The Island Cats said...

Nice of you to help out the kids in the neighborhood, Evan!

Catscue said...

Thanks Evan! I've never read that one, but I love Bradbury and will give i a read.

Eastside Cats said...

That's one Ray Bradbury book that I've not read...imagine that!
I grew up with copies of "The Illustrated Man" and "The Martian Chronicles".

pilch92 said...

How sweet of Evan to help teach kids in the neighborhood. I have not read that, but now I want to. Cute drawing and great tips. I would like to see a drunk squirrel. We have had deer get drunk from our grapes. :)

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

You make the cutest little teacher ever!

messymimi said...

Evan, you look like a great reading buddy and you picked a wonderful story.

cat9984 said...

That is so kind of Evan! Human children can be such a problem. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty