Monday, September 12, 2022

Mancat Monday

It's something like 60°F outside right now. We're loving it, and we're going to pretend it won't be over 80°F for at least a week after today. Instead, let's enjoy the window whiffies while we can.

Evan and all of us here wish you a magnificent Monday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Today's autumn pet safety tip is all about those cool fall temperatures. When the weather starts to cool, take into consideration what steps you might have to take to ensure that your furbaby stays warm. Don't forget that cooler weather can be felt both outdoors and indoors.

If it's growing cold outside, monitor your pup or kitty when outdoors, and don't leave them outdoors for long periods of time. In addition, if you care for strays, ferals, or other outdoor kitties of pups, do your best to ensure they have some form of shelter in which to stay out of the wind and to stay as warm as possible. Even a storage container or a Styrofoam cooler turned upside, with a hole cut in the side as an entrance, can allow for some warmth on cool days. You can add blankets or straw to help strays, ferals, and other outdoor cats or dogs huddle up and stay warm in such a shelter. Do keep in mind, though, that blankets can become damp and cold if rained on, which is why straw might be an ideal option for helping outdoor furbabies stay warm in a shelter.

Of course, don't forget that even our indoor furbabies can feel the drop in temperature this time of year. Floors can go from being cool respites on hot summer days to being drafty and chilly in the autumn. For this reason, try to ensure that your cat or dog has somewhere off of the floor to sleep, especially in these cooler seasons. You can put out extra blankets or pet beds for them to warmly nap on. Especially as we get further into autumn, safe and pet-friendly heating blankets or heated pet beds could also be put out for your furbaby. Then again, you can also help your kitty or pup stay warm with some extra lap time.


pilch92 said...

Evan is a cutie. I love the drawing, fall is my favorite- as you know. :) Great tips too.

Eastside Cats said...

Evan, I had to put on a sweatshirt today!

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

That sounds like heaven! Still in the 80s here, but 60s are predicted by Thursday!

messymimi said...

Enjoy every cool moment!