Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Window Wars on Woof Woof Wednesday

The battle for the window seat continues.

As is often the case, Thimble won this battle. Astrid may have over 70 lbs in Thimble, but the little tabby is still the victor. It's not even that Thimble is scrappy and fights for it. She usually wins out of sheer stubbornness. 

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

The scanner that was dropped on the floor (again) is up and running again. So, finally, here's a new autumnal doodle, starring a black cat, some books, and a cat-o'-lantern mug with warm coffee. Or cocoa. Whichever you prefer. I'd go for the cocoa, but that's just me. But I digress.

Tip of the Day

Today's National Disaster Preparedness Month tip is to, in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane, do your absolute best to consider the care and safety of animals who may not be your typical indoor companions. For example, do you help care for feral cats, even an entire feral colony? If so, please don't forget them in potential disaster preparedness plans.

Obviously, evacuating feral furbabies may not be anywhere nearly as easy as relocating your tame, indoor kitties or pups. However, do still do all that you can to ensure that you include ferals or strays under your care in the event of an emergency. Especially if there is a known threat of a disaster, try to find a way to access traps or other means of capturing and transporting ferals. And, of course, do your research ahead of time regarding safe areas that would be willing to take in ferals or strays in the event of an emergency. There may indeed be organizations willing to help with this feat. Therefore, also do your research in this regard and reach out to various animal rescue organizations to determine if they can offer assistance.

Another consideration to make are animals such as horses and livestock. As best as absolutely possible, try to always think ahead, even before a disaster is even on the immediate horizon, and make sure that you have access to trailers and other necessities for relocating large animals. And, again, do your research ahead of time regarding where you might be able to safely relocate animals such as horses or livestock.

Trying to orchestrate the relocation of numerous animals in the event of a disaster can indeed be very daunting. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, time or resources are short. In the end, though, you have to simply do the absolute best that you can. The best way to indeed do the absolute best you can is to always think ahead, be prepared, and have a plan. Make sure that you take the time to research safe options for all creatures under your care, and then, accordingly, make plans that could be implemented in the event of a disaster or other emergency.


pilch92 said...

Astrid is such a sweetie. I love the drawing, many of my favorite things- black cats books, pumpkins. :) And great tips too.

meowmeowmans said...

That, and Astrid is a very nice dog. Obviously. :)

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

Cats rule...and so does your doodle! Now I need to find a cat o'lantern mug...

messymimi said...

Nothing has the tenacity of a cat. Tenacity, not stubbornness. The first is a strong will, the second a strong won't, and she will have that window seat!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thimble you sure are our hero for taking the cat seat! Way to go. Great doodle too