Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry Mancat Monday

It's the week of Christmas! That brings about lots of excitement around here. It also brings about lots of exhaustion and naps.

Can you see Evan under there? You'll have to look past both the intact and fallen artificial pine needles. 

When the Christmas rush makes Evan tired, he indeed loves to snooze under the Christmas tree. I can't help but admit that it looks a bit dull under our tree, most especially since we have no tree skirt. We mentioned the other day why that is, and has a little something to do with Evan. He's hind limb paralyzed and drags Christmas trees around by their skirts, but he's also towel trained and will use the skirt as a toilet sometimes. So, it may look a bit unfestive under our tree, but such is life.

Have a very merry Monday!


Festive Doodle of the Day

I realized I hadn't yet drawn my angel Rosie for any of this season's Christmas doodles. I had to remedy that, of course.


Tip of the Day

Yesterday we discussed unplugging Christmas lights and removing other potentially dangerous decor from your furbaby's reach in the event that they are not being supervised. Festive decor is not the only danger this time of year, though. As we all probably know, lots of snacks and treats come of the woodwork this time of year. What's more, a lot of these treats are not healthy for our kitties and pups. Chocolate, alcohol, fatty foods, and excess sugar and salt, just to name a couple, can all pose risks to the health of our furbabies. For this reason, if you need to leave your house or in any way leave your furbaby unattended, ensure that they do not have access to your Christmas goodies. This could relate to any number of situations. For example, keep in mind snack bowls, food being prepared or cooling on the kitchen counter, a full table on Christmas Day, and even dirty dishes in the sink or food in the trash bin. So, if your furbaby is going to be left alone and unsupervised, remove food from the counters and table, hide snack bowls, clear out the sink, and take out or hide the trash. Our kitties and pups might find some of our Christmas treats just as delicious as we find them, but that doesn't mean it's healthy for them to snack on them. So, especially in the event that you will not be home or available to monitor your kitty or pup, think ahead and remove all food from your furbaby's reach.


Catscue said...

Sweet Evan, you are the best decoration in that photo! Only Vet approved treats for the kitties this year!

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a cutie. I dared to put the tree skirt on this year and so far no squirters got to it. I love the drawing of Angel Rosie and those are great tips.

messymimi said...

Any tree with a cat snoozing under it is an excellent tree and well appointed.

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

Adorable pictures. Now that you mention, I didn't put down a tree skirt this year either...

Pam and Teddy said...

Who needs presents or a skirt under a tree when you have your own personal EVAN DECORATION under there?! He looks very happy in his holiday bed enjoying the quiet.

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

We think having a bed under the tree is a much better idea than a tree skirt.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We think Evan under the tree is all that is needed