Saturday, May 28, 2016

Caturday Art: A Fantastical Flashback

The drawing I created for today's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by our furiend Athena, is a bit hard to explain overall, I guess I could say. It focuses on the furbabies who were there for me throughout my childhood. That being said, it's sort of a memorial drawing for my childhood furbabies, but in more of a surreal, fanciful sort of way. (Don't ask me why. I've always had a thing for all things whimsy and fantasy.)

The short explanation is that I've always loved to read, daydream, and overall hide away from reality at times. Honestly, there's something fun about escaping the world around you and traveling into the world of a good book or even just into the world inside your own mind. What's more, as a child, my furry friends would always be right by my side for all of these personal little adventures of mine. They were my playmates, my lending ears, my best friends.

And so, this one is for my furry childhood companions, who went on many, many adventures with me.


If all goes as planned, our Sunday Selfie post tomorrow will include some tidbits to let you all get to know these furbabies a little more. So stay tuned!

My furbabies and I want to wish everybuddy a beautiful Caturday!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday I offered a brief list of some of the most common symptoms of allergies in furbabies. What types of things can cause these symptoms, though? The answer is, pretty much the same kinds of things that can leave us humans itchy and snuffling and irritated. Allergens for our furbabies can include grass, pollen, dust and dander, mold, and flea bites. Of course, there are plenty of non-seasonal allergens as well, such as certain foods and shampoos. If your furbaby starts displaying signs of allergies, try to pinpoint when it flares up and what your furbaby is being exposed to at that time. If it's primarily after strolls outside or while windows are open, then it could very likely be airborne allergies to pollen or other seasonal allergens. On the other hand, if allergy symptoms arise after your furbaby has started on a new food or started a new bottle of shampoo, then those can be indications as well. As always, if you are concerned your furbaby suffers from allergies, don't hesitate to contact your veterinarian.

13 comments:

  1. Oh Wow that drawing is just so great.. You sure do a great job. Love the fish. Looks like the cats liked to read too. Can't wait to hear more about all these fur friends. That drawing is so great.

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  2. That is a pawesome drawing, everyone looks as if they are having FUN.

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  3. I love that drawing, especially Rosie. I look forward to learning more about these beauties. Have a great weekend.

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  4. That is an incredible drawing! Wonderful! You are very talented. :)

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  5. Amazing drawing! My mum always likes to escape reality too.

    Athena xx

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  6. Your Caturday drawings are always so great. I wish TW could draw instead of relying on Photoshop.

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  7. Your artwork never ceases to amaze me. Truly, you are incredibly talented. As a little girl I was all about books and cats too so I think we would have been very good friends then too :)

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  8. AW...That's adorable. My favorite is the cat with the crown IN the shelf!

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  9. We just love this! And we can't wait to learn more about these pets from your past.

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  10. This is lovely and perfect, Lorianne! I feel the same way about good books and the wonderful realm of imagination. I also used to read to our pets as a child. :)

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  11. This is beautiful! I love it. What a wonderful way to remember your pets.

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