Sunday, October 17, 2021

Spooky Guest Sunday Selfie

We've already shown off a skeleton that hangs out in our little library here at our house. Did you know, though, that two skeletons have taken up residence at our house? And one of them even snapped a selfie.

Mr. Skeleton, whose name is actually Jack, is taking part in our Halloween book club, which you might notice in that there photo. Should he read The Legend of Sleep Hollow first, or The Halloween Tree? He's still weighing those options.

Even if they're a bit distracted, the kitties do indeed keep a close eye on this gruesome guest. In case you're curious, seemingly headless Thimble is eating in that there photo, and Winky has stolen and is snoozing on pup Astrid's leash.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day


Tip of the Day

Today's Halloween tip is about bats. Bats may be a staple in Halloween lore and decor, but the reality is that they are one of the primary carriers of rabies. What's more, bats leave very small bites that might go unnoticed, especially on kitties or pups with fur that can hide such minuscule bite marks. For such reasons, do be aware and cautious of the presence of bats, such as if you and your furbaby are walking through a park with trees near nightfall.

Bats are not always found outside, though. Bats can sometimes find their way into buildings, including attics or other areas of homes. If you live in a house or apartment where bats are discovered, keep your furbaby away (and also, of course, try to keep yourself safe), and certainly do not allow your furbaby to chase or play with any bats. A bat can bite quickly and without notice, and rabies could potentially be transferred that quickly if the bat at hand is infected with it. If a bat is unable to be safely escorted out through a window, or in another safe means that does not require direct handling, then contact animal control or another relevant organization for the safe removal of bats.


The Island Cats said...

OMC! What a scary guy!

Mickey's Musings said...

Ooooooo, cool skelly!
I would read the Halloween Tree first as I have never read that book!
We have very few bats where we are due to "white nose syndrome"
We hope they will recover as they eat flies!
Purrs, Julie

Lone Star Cats said...

Hi Jack!

Guess I better not yell that on a plane.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that dude takes a pretty good selfie!

messymimi said...

He's not shy, and neither are the cats!