Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thimble Thursday: Classic Beauty and Candy Thievery

As if I haven't beaten it into you enough already, I'll tell you once more that my girl Thimble makes the purrfect model. She loves the camera, and she loves to pose. Whenever I need to practice or experiment with my camera skills, all I have to do is call on her. In fact, I did just that the other day, and now the model herself would like to share her photo shoot with all of her furiends.




So, what do all of our furiends think? Is Thimble a downright cutie, or a classic beauty?

One thing Thimble is for sure is a little miss slappy paws. She likes to slap around anything and everything in sight. The kitchen counter is one of her many domains in our home, which means that everything on it gets, you guessed it, slapped around. What's more, this junk food junkie of a human keeps a far too handy candy bowl on the kitchen counter, and you know what that means? That means that today's drawing for JNW's Halloween Challenge, with the prompt candy, is more or less an accurate representation of life with Thimble.


(I'd like to say that the spiders in this illustration are wildly farfetched for an accurate representation of our home. But, alas, the eight-legged freaks indeed seem to be creeping and crawling out of the woodwork around here. Being more than mildly arachnophobic, I live in fear. If I could get over said fear, I would start demanding that the little buggers pay rent.)

Now, on to a wonderful day with all of you!



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Our Tip of the Day:
One of the downsides of autumn and winter is the dry air. And one of the downsides of dry air is static electricity, which means shocking the poor furbabies in our lives when attempting a simple pet. Although sometimes it's difficult to beat the dry air of autumn and winter, there are some possible solutions you can try to cut down on zapping the furry ones in your life. First, try using a humidifier to help keep the air in your home moist. You can also try using fabric softeners and dryer sheets in the laundry, to help blankets and clothes from harboring excess static. Also, be sure to keep your hands moist with lotion. The dryer your hands are, the more likely you are to build up static electricity and shock your furbaby during a petting session. Also, if you can tolerate the chill on your feet, see if there's an improvement if you go barefoot rather than wear socks or slippers around the house. Cloth on your feet might result in more static buildup as you walk around, which thereby might cause you to shock your kitty or pup when petting them. Although some days it seems like there's nothing up to the challenge of beating dry air, perhaps try one or more of the potential solutions listed here to see if they help keep your furbabies from receiving a shocking surprise from you.

17 comments:

  1. How can you get mad at that face?!?! Even if it's candy that disappears?!?!
    ps - she looks completely innocent :)

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  2. Thimble has such a sweet face. I love your drawing too.

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  3. Thimble is a cutie. The mom wishes we were better models like her.

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  4. I'm jealous. Annie does not like to model and she doesn't like the camera. Thimble is cute but a classic beauty too. These pictures prove that. They are stunning. I love how she poses and the lighting is just lovely.

    Your drawing is adorable. I have a true phobia of spiders. I'm not sure if I could even draw them!

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  5. She really is a stunning model. I love the drawing, too. So cute.

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  6. I just LOVE how you have those shots in B&W she looks meowvelous!!!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. Such a beautiful pictures, Thimble!!! Like a real model. Love it!!!
    Dana

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  8. Thimble, you are a fabulous model! We love the drawing of Thimble with the candy! Very appropriate for Halloween.

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  9. thimble we think ewe iz gorgeouz....N yur moms drawin total lee rocks....purrhapz ewe could whap thoz spiderz with that corn, then mom wood bee like grate full for all wayz !!!

    heerz two an eeltail catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  10. Thimble is gorgeous and a terrific model!

    Purrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  11. That's so nice that you have Thimble as a model. I wish I had a "Thimble" in my household to practice my camera skills with! And she is both a cutie AND a classic beauty!

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  12. Thimble is an excellent model. I like the 3rd photo where the door in the background blends in with her ear :) Great drawing too- I actually love spiders, I dislike all other bugs, but I like the spiders. I usually have one or 2 in my bathroom-until my Mom is over and spots them. Great tip about static.

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  13. Thimble is absolutely purrfectly precious...both in real life and in her artwork!

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  14. Thimble, for a minute I thought you had FrootBat ears, but it is just the half-open door ! You are a cutie !

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  15. Thimble is a classic cutie! :) Love the drawing of her whapping that crazy candy corn kernel. Hee hee!

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  16. Oh Thimble, you are just so cute. You can bat all the candy all over the place. What fun. Have a great day.

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  17. Thimble, you are a classic beauty AND a cutie pie! I hope Mom pays you in treats for beings such a great model. :-) I love your Mom's picture. I think I will have to call Connor little mister slappy paws--he likes to slap things off counters, tables, etc.

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