Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tonks Tuesday

It's Tonks Tuesday, so here's a sort of bloopery photo series of Tonks pestering her brother Evan. Because what are siblings for?

Do any of you kitty friends of ours ever pester your siblings?

Happy Tuesday!


Flashback Doodle of the Day

My scanner's usual settings are still befuddled thanks to me dropping it on the floor this weekend. It works, but I did something to massively mess up the way it usually scans my drawings. So, my sister is going to help me fix it tonight. She's my IT support, because I have zero technological skills beyond the basics. And so now here's yet another flashback doodle I did not intend to or want to share today.


Tip of the Day

We're in the midst of a series of tips for National Disaster Preparedness Month. Yesterday, we discussed preparing emergency supplies or a travel kit, so that you and your furbaby will be ready to handle a disaster, evacuation, and so forth, should the need arise. Today, we're here to remind you to go yet another step further and to have a plan. In other words, in the event of a disaster or other emergency, how and what will you do in order to ensure the safety of both your furbaby and yourself? For example, if you live in an area where disasters might make evacuation a possibility, have a safe a safe destination secured, not only for yourself but for your furbaby as well. Do you know of a motel or hotel, or another similar shelter, where animals are allowed? Or, do you have friends or family where your kitty or pup will be allowed to stay? If necessary, research veterinary offices, boarding facilities, or other similar facilities out of harm's way, where your furbaby could be taken in the case of an emergency.

Emergency plans don't just relate to possible evacuations, though. For example, if you live in an area where tornadoes are a possibility, have a plan for what part of the house both you and your furbabies can safely hunker down. Pick a safe room in the center of the house, for example, and have a plan for getting your kitty or pup there in a hurry. If needed, have leashes, carriers, or other necessary tools ready. Depending on where you live and what your situation is, always think ahead to how you will keep both your furbaby and yourself safe in an emergency situation.

One last comment we'll make on this topic is to, as needed and possible, practice your emergency plans. Make sure that everyone in your home knows the plan, and that everyone will know their part in the action. Doing a trial run or two can never hurt, to ensure that everyone is on the same page, and that everything will run as smoothly as possible in an actual emergency.


The Island Cats said...

Evan, Tonks wants to play with you!

pilch92 said...

Such cuties. My Brody loves to pester,he sneaks up behind other cats and whaps them on the butt. I love the drawing. Great tips too.

Eastside Cats said...

My coworker and I were discussing emergencies today, and I mentioned that we have three cat carriers open and ready throughout the house.
The idea is to scoop up cats, stuff them into the PTUs quickly, then get them and us OUT.
This is if the house was on fire, or if evacuation is needed.
I'd have to grab my laptop, but everything else, though valuable in cost or memories, isn't worth dying over.

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

Tonks just wants to play :)

meowmeowmans said...

We're pretty sure Tonks just wants to play. Maybe a game if smacky paws?

Smudge said...

Yeah, Tonks just wanted to play. That's all. Dad says he could go on for eternity about annoying siblings.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Tonks is really sweet. Here we have Rumpy and Einstein poking into our biz anytime they want

messymimi said...

Dansig and Link are brothers and it shows. The play fighting gets fierce!