Hello, friends! It's Mancat Monday, and so today we have for you a handsome and festive little cutie.
I almost forgot that a few things you see there might not be normal for most to observe. To explain for those who might not know or remember, Evan is hind limb paralyzed. This happened 9 years ago, when he was 6 weeks old, just days before I first met him. Over time, as a result of his paralysis, Evan has become urinary incontinent, and so he regularly gets groomed on his back end to keep him clean and dry. So, those dangly little legs and that baboon haircut are for those reasons. All that said, I happen to think Evan is absolutely adorable. He's my little hero.
Evan hopes you're all as excited for Christmas as he is. He's trying to be patient as he waits for a visit from Santa Paws, and he's doing so by getting lots of naps beneath the Christmas trees.
Warm wishes to all!
Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day
Tip of the Day
Our past couple of tips covered what you can do to keep your furbaby happy and safe if you are traveling during this holiday season. On the other hand, what if your family is coming to your house for the holidays? First, as we've said many, many times before, practice door safety when guests are coming and going. If need be, block your kitty or pup's access to the door, or give them a safe room in which to stay. Consider whether your guests are staying for a short or long visit, and consider your individual furbaby's personality and behaviors when determining if, how often, or for how long they can safely intermingle with guests.
Of course, it isn't just your furbaby you have to worry about when guests arrive. Make sure that all guests know any important rules when it comes to your furbaby. If your kitty or pup is staying in a safe room while guests visit, for example, then make sure guests know if they are to refrain from visiting that room in the house. On the other hand, if your furbaby is a social butterfly and is out and about with guests, make sure that your guests understand what they should and should not do to keep your kitty or pup safe. For example, make sure guests are aware of the potential for escapes if the door is kept open. In addition, guests should know whether you allow your furbaby treats, and what human foods are dangerous and should not be fed to your kitty or pup. Also take safety precautions if guests are staying overnight. For example, make sure guests know to keep all medications or other potentially dangerous items well out of reach of resident cats and dogs.
It is possible for your house to be inhabited by both your furbabies and guests during this holiday season. At the same time, it's also important to make sure that all precautions are made to ensure that guests' stays are safe for everyone, including the furbabies of the home. So, simply think ahead and prepare both your furbabies and guests for a safe Christmas.