Monday, April 5, 2021

Mancat Monday and the Letter D

Evan is tuckered out from his Easter festivities. After all, the Easter Bunny brought the kitties some new catnip toys, and so now Evan's all nipped out. Since he's so tired, this orange boy is going to just send you guys right over to the A to Z Challenge installment for today.

Our theme for this month's A to Z Challenge is indeed still halfway to Halloween, or Halfoween, in honor of April being the halfway mark to October. In short, this means we're sharing spooky springtime doodles to match the alphabet. As for today, we've reached the letter D. What does the letter D stand for? It stands for, well, devil. Don't worry, though, because our little devil isn't an evil one. It's actually quite a cute one.

Poor Rosie. This angel calico is not only unsure about this whole Halfoween thing, but now she's been forced into a little devil's costume. She's even being made to go trick-or-treating in said costume on a springtime night, the poor girl. Despite the fact that Rosie is indeed dressed a bit devilish in this doodle, in reality this calico angel of mine was never willing to dress up when she was on this earth with me. She was an independent gal who had no intention of being told what to do, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Happy Monday to all!


Tip of the Day

Each day of this month, our tips will relate to something in that day's post, most often the letter of the day and its accompanying doodle. For today, we're giving a quick tip that we've mentioned before, but it definitely relates to today's alphabetic doodle. That tip is to only put costumes or other attire on your kitty or pup if they enjoy it or at the very least tolerate it. Some animals become anxious and distressed if placed in clothes, and in such a case it's safest and kindest for the animal if you simply refrain from dressing them up. If you are dressing up your cat or dog, especially if for the first time, keep an eye out for signs of displeasure on your furbaby's part. For example, if they attempt to remove the clothes, if they refuse to walk or move when dressed up, if they pace, or if they show other signs of restlessness, that kitty or pup simply might not be a candidate for wearing costumes or other clothes.

Another consideration to make is the fit and design of any clothes you place on your kitty or pup. Even if your cat or dog doesn't mind wearing items of clothing, it's best to only do so if it is the correct size and fits them properly and safely. You also want to make sure there aren't any dangerous parts or pieces that dangle, tangle, or otherwise cause potential hazards. This is likely all common sense that all of you already know, but we're here to repeat the sentiments anyway.


The Florida Furkids said...

Evan sure looks nipped out!!! We're glad the Easter Bunny was so generous.

The Florida Furkids

Pam and Teddy said...

Evan is definitely RELAXED! Good!

Hugs, Teddy

pilch92 said...

Evan is such a cutie. I love the drawing. And those are great tips.

Catscue said...

Evan, I am glad you enjoyed your Easter goodies. Darling doodle today and wonderful tips. Thanks!

Eastside Cats said...

I enjoy watching Sweetie play with her catnip toys! Angel used to play for a short time, then zoom away like devils were chasing her with pitchforks! Hahaha!

Karen C. said...

Nip is the best!
We love the drawing - love, love, love! It's adorable and made our mom make squeaky noises.
Midnight & Cocoa
Fluff & Mini
Tyler & Marty
Beeb, Bella & Beanie

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

Rosie makes a darling little devil!

messymimi said...

Evan, you are making me sleepy.

Rosie might have occasionally been an imp, but i am sure she was never a little devil.

Have a great week!