Monday, December 4, 2023

A Merry Mancat Monday

Want to see my favorite gift under the Christmas tree? Here it is!

My mancat Evan loves snoozing in his bed under the Christmas tree, and I love snapping photos of him doing so. The poor boy isn't always all that thrilled to have his naps interrupted, but he usually poses for a photo or two nonetheless.

I'm also one happy kitty mom because Evan had his annual exam and senior bloodwork last week, and everything came back looking great. He's on a number of medications for his urinary and intestinal issues, but we seem to have found a happy place with all of that. Obviously not everything is perfect every day, as Evan is hind limb paralyzed, has urinary incontinence, a past urethral blockage that resulted in other chronic urinary issues, bouts of constipation as well as diarrhea, and so on and so forth. But, with his meds and special care and routines, Evan is doing great. I could not be happier. 

Have a merry Monday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

A series of tips on Christmas tree safety simply would not be complete without a comment or two on tinsel. Long story short, please do not use tinsel if you have furbabies in your life. This stringy stuff can be quite tempting to kitties, for example, but can also be extremely dangerous. If consumed, it can cause problems such as gastrointestinal obstruction or laceration. Keeping that in mind, if your furbaby does swallow tinsel and you find some hanging from their mouth or even anus, do not pull on it, as this can cause even further internal damage. If you find yourself in a situation such as this, seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Again, though, to prevent such incidents, it is highly recommended that you simply do not use tinsel as part of your Christmas decorations.


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

oh my poor Evan! He has been through so much!! Glad his latest exam came back great! Was his blockage due to stones? Roary had bladder stones last Spring and had surgery last May (he is only 3 yrs old).....knock on wood he is doing well now and we are praying this continues.

Eastside Cats said...

We always purr for Evan to be the bestest Evan he can be.

catladymac said...

So gad Evan had a good checkup !

catladymac said...

So happy that Evan had a good checkup !

pilch92 said...

I love this shot of Evan. I am glad his vet trip went well. Cute drawing and excellent tips. XO

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

That's wonderful news! And this photo would make a beautiful card :)

messymimi said...

Every day with him is a gift.