Saturday, September 3, 2016

Caturday Art: New Sheriff in Town

I had planned on creating and debuting our autumn header for today's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the lovely Athena. But, truth be told, with hot summer weather so stubbornly hanging around, I just somehow couldn't get into enough of an autumn mood this past week. So, no autumn header yet.

That's not to say that I didn't muddle my way through a drawing this week, though. After realizing that my girl Eddy had not starred in a drawing all to herself in quite some time, I chose her as my subject. That was the easy part, choosing which of my furbabies to exploit this week. But then I needed to decide where to go with that.

Sometimes my crazy head is inundated with more ideas than I could ever want, and then I have to sift through them and decide which one is coherent enough to actually work with. This week was not one of those times, though. This time around, my mind was like a dried up lake bed, all empty and boring. Well, to remedy that, the best laid plan was obviously to put on True Grit and see what happened. And what happened was this:


So, I guess there's a new sheriff in town? Don't ask me. I just work here.

Happy Caturday, everybuddy!



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Our Tip of the Day:
We've talked before about our furbabies and the toxicity of certain plants. Always keep in mind, though, that it's not just potential toxins that can make plants dangerous to your furbabies. Some plants can be more in the lines of physical aggressors, with the potential to cause physical injury. For example, we all know that some cacti can put up a painful fight, and stick with you afterwards. If a cactus is in a location accessible to your kitty or pup, they could potentially end up with needles lodged in their skin, mouth, or even in their eyes. Sometimes they can even make matters worse by biting or digging at the needles, and thereby causing them to get lodged in their mouth or more deeply into the skin at the point of origin. This could obviously lead to a variety of wounds, as well as potential infection among other potential medical concerns. Other plant material of which to be cautious for similar reasons include rose thorns, cockleburs, and foxtail grass seeds. If you have any of these or similar plants at or near your home, please always take precautions to keep your furbabies free and safe from injury. And of course, if your furbaby were to have a run-in with any such plants and thereby become injured, never hesitate to call your vet.

21 comments:

  1. Eddy is the cutest sheriff I have ever seen. That is a great drawing, you are so talented. Good tip too, I just keep all plants in the dining room which is a cat free zone. We had to put a hook on the door to keep them out and chicken wire on the opening between the kitchen and dining room. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Gorgeous drawing (and model) ... LOVE the green eyes and the slightly cocked head.

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  3. Love it! Very talented :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. Excellent advice. M doesn't let me eat any kind of plant just in case it isn't good for me. She said she'd rather be safe than sorry.

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  5. That's a wonderful drawing! We love it!

    Thank you so much for coming to my birthday celebration! - Merlin

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  6. Goodness, that is such a great drawing and we think that Eddy makes a wonderful sheriff. We just love all your drawings.

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  7. What a cool drawing ! It's beautiful, and Eddy makes a terrific sherif ! Purrs

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  8. This is pawsome, sheriff Eddy. Now all you need is a Little Binky to play Bonanza ;) Beautiful drawing! Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday :) <3

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  9. Eddy you are so sweet and make a great sheriff!
    Happy Caturday.

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  10. Love the new sheriff in town! And thanks for the plant tip. Yes, cactus is definitely not something I would grow in our kitty garden. Happy Caturday! xx

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  11. Eddy is a super cute sheriff. We know we would obey her. We think it s so great that you can actually create art from scratch! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  12. That is a lovely drawing. Eddy makes a great sheriff.

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  13. you need to write/illustrate a children's book my friend! Your work is so charming!! oxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  14. This art would make a wonderful coloring page. Did you ever think of putting out an adult coloring book on Etsy or something?

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  15. Eddy am the bestest sheriff! And thanks for the tips on bad plants. The Mom keeps alla plants out in the garden and we don't goes there... Although I do loves roses. purrz, Katie Kitty Too.

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  16. Oh my goodness, this is soooo cute! I love it!

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  17. Most adorable sheriff I've ever seen! I know what it's like to have so many ideas it drives U craaaazy.. U did a fabulous job with this one. I'm gonna call it "the ambivalent sheriff! Hahaha. His heart is not really in it! Very subtle cool art. Congrats.

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