Monday, October 3, 2022

A Ghostly Mancat Monday

It's Mancat Monday, and Evan is here to give you all another preview of what's to come this spooky month.

As you can see, and as happens every year, we have a ghostly visitor that loves posing with the furbabies. You'll be seeing lots of him this month.

Happy Monday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Today's festive flashback is a pretty old one, from at least 3 years ago. It's yet another one that I'd really like to recreate in my more modern style, as I can see many, many improvements I could make on this one. Anyway, here you go. 


Tip of the Day

In the first of our Halloween tips, we reminded you of the potential hazards of Halloween decorations. As we mentioned, wreaths, garland, and festive trinkets can pose dangers. We also can't forget items like candles, such as those we put in or out of jack-o'-lanterns. And, of course, don't forget cords for strands of lights or other decor. Today, relating to potential Halloween home decor dangers, we're going to mention some ways that you can indeed put out decorations, but in a safe manner.

First, of course, keep any and all potentially hazardous items high off of the ground, or out of the reach of your furbaby in any other way necessary. This might mean putting decorations on shelves that are high off of the ground, or in display cases that have doors. When it comes to cords, it is best to find a way to safely tuck them away or tape them down. There are even pet-safe and child-safe cord covers, under which cords can be tucked away from curious paws and mouths. And what about candles? Aside from refraining from burning them, or keeping them out of reach or in a room your furbaby does not have access to, you can try battery-operated or other similar artificial candles. You can use these types of safer options in festive candle holders, or even to light your jack-o'-lanterns. Of course, though, do keep in mind that batteries and plastic parts and pieces can also pose their own risks to furbabies. So, while fake candles might not burn your furbaby, it is still wise to keep an eye on your furbaby around such items, especially if your kitty or pup is a chewer.


pilch92 said...

Evan looks so cute with his buddy. I love the drawing and your tips are great. My cats are very tempted by those little light strands on wires. XO

Eastside Cats said...

Evan cares not for any fripperies around him; he's got Bird TV to watch!

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

We did lots of decorating today!

The Island Cats said...

That ghost has a silly grin on his face, Evan. You should whap it off.

messymimi said...

He's persistent in wanting to visit at your home!