Monday, November 16, 2020

Mancat Toesies on Monday

On this Mancat Monday, mancat Evan wants to show off his toesies. Are you ready for some toe beans? Here they are!

For anyone who isn't familiar with Evan or might not remember, this orange mancat is hind limb paralyzed. His back legs do not function like the average cat's do, they twist and bend in their own special ways, and their claws cannot and do not retract. But, Evan's toesies are absolutely adorable nonetheless!

Happy Monday!


Flashback Doodle of the Day

I intended to share our next autumnal recreation doodle today. I'm doing a short series of doodles that are remakes of drawings I scribbled up in 2018, but of course in my current drawing style. The last three drawings in this series are all very close to being done, but their final touches still need topped off. I got a tad bit behind on my intended artsy creations this weekend because my parents and sister left for vacation, and I'm taking care of all of their furbabies, including my parents' 12 kitties. So, for today, we have another autumnal flashback doodle for you. It's actually one in honor of next week's US holiday of Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, and Saturday of this week we'll be ready to share our final three remake doodles. If you're hoping for more Thanksgiving doodles, you'll not only get some next week, but you'll also actually get one on this Thursday with our Thanksgiving-inspired poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. I love scribbling up autumnal doodles in my sketchbook. I have to be honest, though, and admit that I am ready to start on the Christmas doodles. I already have a couple of Christmas doodles sketched out, actually, so they're not far off! I can't wait to get started on even more of them.

Tip of the Day

Our last tip for Pet Diabetes Awareness Month is to schedule regular checkups with your veterinarian. Even if a furbaby's diabetes has been under control for a prolonged period of time, or even in a potential case of diabetic remission, it is still wise to schedule regular vet visits. Regardless of how long a cat or dog has been living with diabetes, regular bloodwork and urinalyses are very important for monitoring their overall health and status. Bloodwork in the form of frucotsamine checks can help reveal if blood sugar has indeed been staying steady over a longer period of time, as a fructosamine test can indicate the average blood glucose level over the span of the past 2 or 3 weeks. This is beneficial as it gives a broader view of diabetes regulation, far more so than just a single-moment blood glucose check. In addition, regular urinalyses can help check for glucose or ketones in the urine, or for signs of UTI, which are sometimes common in diabetic cats and dogs. As always, it is better to be safe than sorry, so never forget the importance of regular vet visits.


The Florida Furkids said...

Adorable ManCat toesies!!!

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 said...

Those are adorable toesies. I like the drawing too. And excellent tips, as always.

Catscue said...

Awww-Evan! You have precious toesies!

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, I don't know if I could keep my hands off of his toebeans!

The Island Cats said...

Those toebeans look quite kissable.

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

Purrfect toesies!