Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tonks Tuesday

Today is the warmest day we'll be seeing in our corner of the world for awhile. It's also apparently going to be the driest we'll be having for a couple of days, given that we're expecting anywhere from 8" to 18" of snow tonight through Thursday. Tonks is posting herself at the window so that she can watch the snow fly, which she's always loved doing.

If this here human gets snowed in and can't get to work, there will be lots of warm snuggles on that there couch. Well, when this here human isn't outside scooping all of the snow from the walk and driveway, that is.

Warm wishes, friends!

Doodle of the Day


Tip of the Day

We're going to try to start some new series of tips at some point in the future, but for now we're yet again doing some repeats from the past couple of years. That being said, February is a busy month. At least, in terms of important messages it is. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, National Pet Dental Health Month, and National Cat Health Month. The last February or two, we filled the month with tips on all of these topics. We've decided to do the same again this year, since the topics at hand are significant ones. So, we'll be repeating and revamping our February tips from last year. Brace yourself for a month all about health and wellness.

We'll start with spaying and neutering. As you all surely know, spaying and neutering your pets, as well as ferals outdoors, helps significantly reduce cat and dog overpopulation. This in turn reduces the number of homeless animals, the number of furbabies awaiting homes in shelters, and the number who are, sadly, euthanized due to lack of space in the shelter system. That being said, if possible, don't just stop at getting your kitty or pup spayed or neutered. If possible, consider assisting in or donating to trap-neuter-release (TNR) efforts, so that even those kitties who are most comfortable with an outdoor life can enjoy a life that does not involve contributing to pet overpopulation. All of us here certainly love animals, but all of us also certainly feel heartbroken when we remember that there are a great many cats and dogs without homes due to uncontrolled reproduction and overpopulation. So, have your pets spayed and neutered, and, if possible, do what you can to help in the efforts to have feral colonies spayed and neutered as well. Stay tuned tomorrow for some facts and tips on the health benefits of spaying and neutering your furbabies!


pilch92 said...

Tonks is a cutie. I hope the forecast is wrong, so you don't get that much snow. Cute drawing and excellent tips. XO

Eastside Cats said...

It's so pleasant outside right now; the warm before the storm!
Not sure how much snow they are predicting for us; I gave up on them yesterday when each TV channel gave different outlooks.
Hope we all dodge a bullet.

The Island Cats said...

That same snow storm is headed our way too!

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

We're in for it too! 6-12" they say...so far.

messymimi said...

Stay safe!