Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caturday Art

For today's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by our furiend Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, I felt compelled to create something to honor all of the furbabies who have helped shape me into the person I am today. I have wanted to do something like this for a while, and just now got around to a first attempt.

All the way from childhood and now into my adulthood, I have been lucky enough to share my life with a number of furry best friends. That being said, fitting all of the furbabies I've loved into one drawing would take lots and lots of time and ink. So, for now, I've tried to create a piece that combines all of them and their wonderful attributes into a communal representation. I hope this piece properly honors each and every one of my past and present furbabies in their own way, because each and every one of them has impacted and inspired me. And I wouldn't have it any other way.


I was going to use this post to give you all a proper introduction to the furbabies that played such significant roles in my childhood. However, I'm going to hold off on that for just a little longer, because I have another drawing in the works that focuses a little more heavily on those furbabies. So, you will soon enough learn more about these gone but never forgotten furbabies of mine.

My furbabies and I want to wish everybuddy a beautiful Caturday! We hope it's filled with lots of family, friends, and fun!


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Our Tip of the Day:
Never forget the benefits a pet can have on a child and his or her development. A pet, such as a dog or cat, can serve as a child's best friend as well as a teacher and mentor for the child. Pets not only give children playmates and help keep children active, but they also teach children skills in responsibility, compassion, and even social interaction. This all being said, always be sure to consider the individual child's personality, family dynamic, and overall lifestyle before making the commitment of adding a pet to a child's life. If a pet is indeed brought into the family, be sure the child understands the importance of proper and humane treatment of animals.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! It really captures the bond you have with all your animals. When my daughter was born in 2006, I was working at a shelter and had six cats and one dog (I know that's a lot. LOL). All of the cats, but one were older and in declining health. A couple were hospice cases that I had brought home from the shelter. At any rate, they played a significant role in her life the first few years, but all passed away (aside from Moo Shu who we still have) by the time she was three. I would love to have a drawing of her with all of them to help her remember how they all helped usher her into the world. Would you ever be interested in taking on an outside job like this? If so, send me an email. If not, that's OK, too. I really just thought of it now looking at this drawing.

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  2. That is such a great drawing of you and all your first animals. Love all the cats wound around you. The doggies are just so cute.I think that children that have the experience of animals as they grow up are just so lucky. They sure helped me with my life along the way.

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  3. That drawing is so cute of little you and your furbabies. I agreee that kids should have pets ad it is up to us to model the correct behavior with them. I always had a dog growing up ad guinea pigs, but never had a cat until I got married, boy was I missing out.

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  4. Lorianne, what an adorable look at you and your pets. It really made me smile. I cannot wait to see the creation with all of your fur babies. You got me thinking of what that would look like for me. Let's just say, there would be no room for me on the paper. Hope your day is full of fun with your current fur babies. Hugs, Janet

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  5. How lovely!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  6. What a cute cute drawing and what a great addition to this week's Caturday art!

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  7. That is an absolutely DARLING drawing, well...ALL of your drawings are! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  8. What a lovely drawing ! You're really talented ! Purrs

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  9. What an adorable drawing depicting you as a child with all your cats. We really like it!

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  10. That's so adorable! You look very much like me as a little girl in that drawing :)

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  11. What a cute drawing! I love it! TW didn't have a pet cat until she was about 16. She had goldfish before that.

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