Monday, June 21, 2021

Mancat Monday

Hello, friends! After a weekend of major thunderstorms, power outages, and an internet modem frying up in said power outages, we've reached Monday. Talk about adding salt to the wound.

Really, though, happy Monday! Evan is here to be your majestic mancat for the day.

What a hunk, right? I sure think so.

We hope you all have a magnificent Monday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I already have a handful of the doodles done in our new bookish kitty series. They're just been sitting around, waiting to see the light of day, but my plans to start sharing them got derailed this weekend with the aforementioned power outages, deceased internet modems, and even a temporarily dead laptop. Since I had to wait to finish up this post until I could use the internet at my workplace, this post is going up so late in the morning that I decided to just go with a flashback doodle for today. So, here's another sort of bookish doodle from last summer.

Tomorrow I'll actually probably share the doodle I scribbled up for my dad for Father's Day. It stars a couple of his ornery kitties, of course. After that, we'll finally move on to the bookish doodles that have just been sitting around, impatiently waiting to be shared.

Tip of the Day

Today's summer safety tip for strays and ferals relates to the trap-neuter-release (TNR) practice. TNR is crucial for keeping the feral cat population under control, as well as keeping individual ferals as safe and healthy as possible. This being said, always keep the weather and environment in mind when embarking on a TNR effort.

The summer heat can of course pose an extreme danger to cats being trapped. Potentially fatal overheating or heat stroke can occur if a cat is trapped and left sitting in the trap in the sun. In addition to this, traps are often made of metal, which means that if these traps are sitting on a hot surface, such as asphalt, the trap as well as the cat inside can overheat in this way as well. To combat such issues, try to trap and thereafter keep ferals in the shade. After they are trapped, do not leave the cats sitting out in the sun and heat, but instead transfer them somewhere cool as soon as possible. Also keep in mind the cats' safety when transporting them. For example, as you all surely know, the interior of a car can quickly become like a deadly oven in the summer months, so do not leave any animals, including trapped ferals, inside hot cars.

TNR is of course a very important practice for the safety and well-being of feral cats. That doesn't mean there aren't risks to the cats, though, and that includes the weather. So, if you are assisting in the significant task of trapping ferals, of course always ensure the cats' safety in all weather.


pilch92 said...

That stinks about your modem. I hope you can replace it soon. Evan is a cutie. I like the drawing too. And the tips are excellent. XO

Eastside Cats said...

Evan has glorious eyes!

Catscue said...

Evan you are one hunky dude! Monday is salt in the wound - MOL! Sorry about the modem frying, no fun.

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

Oh no! That's the last thing you needed :(

The Island Cats said...

Nice to see you, Evan! I hope this week is better than last.

messymimi said...

Evan makes Monday better.

Hope things go uphill from here in every way.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Aiiieee! Techy problems are no fun, no siree, no fun at all. We didn't know what to do with ourselves last weekend when MOm L's 'puter stopped working. All better now but what a fright! Glad you got your modem up and working. Evan you are a very handsome mancat!