Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Tonks Tuesday: Lap Time

First and foremost, we are sending our purrs, thoughts, and prayers to Ellen of 15andmeowing. Yesterday, her sweet Emmy gained her angel wings.

Fly free, beautiful Emmy.


Today's edition of Tonks Tuesday is brought to you by lap time.

None of my kitties are true lap kitties, at least not very often, and so when my lap is chosen, I am always ecstatic. Tonks is most likely to take a nap on my lap if I'm covered in a cozy, fleece blanket. I may or may not often intentionally lure her in that way.

How many of our kitty friends out there are lap kitties? Inquiring minds want to know.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

We've given a variety of tips regarding today's topic, but we're going to compile them and mention them again today. Today's tip is to keep a close eye on your kitty or pup's water bowl and food bowl during the cold winter months. What do we mean by this? To begin, make sure the water bowl remains full and fresh. To keep warm on cold winter days, we of course run the furnace, or turn on heaters or the fireplace. This is of course crucial for helping our furbabies and ourselves remain warm when it's cold, but this can also lead to increased evaporation of water. This is just one reason to regularly check on your furbaby's water bowl, even on, or especially on, cold winter days. In addition, the furnace and other heat sources can lead to dryness, such as of your kitty or pup's coat and skin. This is another reason why it is crucial to ensure they have sufficient fresh water, as they very well may drink more in order to remain moisturized and comfortable in the dry winter air.

The food bowl might also be affected by the cold weather in the winter. This concept more heavily relates to furbabies who live outdoors or who spend time outdoors in the winter, such as ferals, strays, or those who go outdoors to use the restroom or go on walks. Those who spend time in the cold will often eat more in the winter. This is because when the body breaks down consumed food, it produces energy and heat, which can be crucial for helping a furbaby remain warm in the cold. Therefore, if your furbaby spends time outdoors, keep an eye on their food intake. They may require more food in the winter in order to remain warm and comfortable. Of course, if you have any concerns regarding your furbaby's diet, weight, and overall food and water intake, then do discuss this with your veterinarian.


Eastside Cats said...

Chili Bruce is our lap kitty, but he's only happy when I'm wearing my winter coat.
Picky kitty!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for posting about my sweet Emmy. Tonks is adorable. I like the drawing and your tips are excellent. XO

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

Mudpie is 1000% a lap kitty, which makes me SO happy!

messymimi said...

Very few of ours are lap kitties, unless it's cold.

My heart aches for Miss Ellen and her family over losing Emmy.

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Tonks! How sweet that you enjoy your lap time. :)

Ava wasn't a lap cat, but that has (happily) changed. We now have a daily routine where she leads me to the back sliding door to watch the squirrels and birds. She lays in my lap the whole time. :)