Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tonks Tuesday

Not too long ago I shared how Tonks essentially stole from me a blanket I had just taken out of the dryer. Guess what? I never got the blanket back.

That blanket still sits in the same spot where Tonks stole it from me. I do fluff it for her pretty much every day, but I don't get to use it. Perhaps Tonks thinks it's hers because it sort of matches her? Either way, the blanket is no longer mine and I've accepted that.

Happy Tuesday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Yesterday we shared the first doodle in our newest series. It's a winter series with doodles that are dark, gothic, spooky, and other such synonyms. This new series is based on an old series from last year, and we're still working on sharing all of those old doodles as flashbacks. So, today, we have yet another one of those flashback doodles from last year to share.

Tip of the Day

We're still in National Cat Health Care Month, so we're not done with this topic just yet. We've previously mentioned using interactive toys to keep your cat active, as well as to help control their eating habits. These types of toys can also play a large role in another aspect of a cat's life, though, and that is with regard to mental stimulation. Just as with us humans, cats' minds need to be exercised just like their bodies do. Without mental stimulation, a cat can become unhappy and can act out, such as with unwanted or even dangerous behaviors, like aggression. Toys and games are just one way that you can help keep your cat's mind active and healthy.

Another method for giving your cat's mind a workout is to ensure they have a good view out of at least one window, but preferably many windows throughout the house. Watching birds, squirrels, and other wildlife, as well as people and even cars, can give your cat something to watch and something to stimulate their mind. Cats are natural predators, so of course having a view of birds and squirrels, for example, is something that they often greatly enjoy. You can put furniture, a cat tree, or even a box near a window, or even a secure screen door, where your cat can perch and watch out.

Also, don't forget the wonders that a TV or computer can work. Some cats greatly enjoy watching movement on the television, such as if they can see on the screen other animals and wildlife just like they might see out the window. The computer is also great for this. Some websites even have games or screensavers designed specifically for cats' enjoyment. Of course, do be careful that the TV or computer and any related parts and pieces are safe for your kitty, and that your kitty is safe for them.

There are many ways you can ensure that your kitty has proper mental stimulation. So, to keep your kitty happy and healthy all around, try to find their favorite means of engaging that mind of theirs.


The Island Cats said...

It's now Tonks blanket!

messymimi said...

Giving up a blanket is one of those small sacrifices we make in the name of big love.

pilch92 said...

Tonks is a cutie. How sweet of you to let her have the blankie. Cute flashback and excellent tips.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

I lie on it, it is MINE forever! Have a nice day sweetheart. Your happiness is our happiness!

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

It looks purrfect with her furs!

meowmeowmans said...

Yes, that is definitely YOUR blanket, Tonks! :)

Lone Star Cats said...

Tonks definitely claimed it!