Saturday, November 5, 2016

Caturday Art: Give Thanks

It's time for one of our favorite blog hops, and that's the Caturday Art hop hosted by none other than Athena.


Our art for today is more or less inspired by all of the Christmas decorations and commercials and music that have been inundating us since, well, before Halloween. And it's probably not what you think. There are no Santa hats or Christmas trees in this art.

Here's the thing. I love me some Christmas. Really, truly, I love Christmas. There's just something about the magic of Christmas that puts it even above Halloween on the very top of my list of favorite holidays. But, despite my joy at Christmastime, I also think that sometimes the arrival of Christmas is forced on us just a tad too soon.

You see, I always feel bad for Thanksgiving (for the US Thanksgiving, at least, which is sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas). Although Thanksgiving isn't necessarily my favorite holiday, it is certainly a worthy one that deserves its just due. Don't we all have lots to be thankful for? I know my furbabies and I do! That's why we certainly don't want Thanksgiving to feel forgotten and forlorn.

So, long story short, today's art is for you, Thanksgiving.


I know we're all excited for Christmas. But, even so, please don't forget to stop every once in a while and give thanks!

Happy Caturday, everybuddy!



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Our Tip of the Day:
I'm sure you've heard this before, and will certainly hear it again, but at Thanksgiving it is important that you be especially cognizant of what human foods to which your furbaby has access. Although we humans love ourselves a good feast, many of the foods served at such meals can be dangerous or even fatal to our cats and dogs. Most of us already know the common dangers, such as grapes and raisins, onion and garlic, alcohol, and chocolate, just to name a few. But, even that Thanksgiving turkey can be dangerous to the furbabies in our lives. Consuming turkey skin and fat could potentially lead to pancreatitis in a cat or dog, not to mention that the bone is dangerous for obvious reasons of splintering and the damage that can result. So, please be careful if your furbaby tries to act as a kitchen or mealtime helper. Despite those puppy dog eyes, always remember the dangers that indulging them could pose. As the broken record that I am has said before, better safe than sorry!

14 comments:

  1. WE do like Thanksgiving too especially with all that good food that is available. And we are so thankful for lots of things. I just love this drawing. It must be so much fun to do these drawings and put those cute looks on the cats and Astrid. That is just great. You all have a great week end.

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  2. Beautiful drawing! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in England and traditionally, turkey is served at Christmas.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. O you Furrrballs, u are the cutest!
    We love seeing you coming out of that Thanksgiving horn. Thanks for the good, sweet thoughts, too!

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  4. Your drawings always make me smile. And I love Evan, Thimble and Eddy as well :)

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  5. That is a beautiful drawing- a cornucopia of kitties :) I agree Thanksgiving doesn't get it's due. There are hardly any decorations for the event. I have a few turkeys and I made a mop turkey years ago for the front door,but that is it. Great tip, all we let our cats have is a little turkey and as soon as we put bones in the trash we bring it outside to the receptacle because we have some trash pickers.

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  6. We love Thanksgiving - in fact it is our favorite holiday. So Happy Thanksgiving (a little bit early) to you and your loved ones.

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  7. That is a lovely drawing for Halloween.

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  8. We like Thanksgiving a lot. Its uncomplicated and the only time we get real turkey with real gravy!

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  9. I always HATE how right after Labor Day Christmas decorations come out. It's awful. I agree that Thanksgiving means nothing to so many and it SHOULD mean quite a bit. That's the society in which we live I'm afraid. It's a society based on greed. catchatwithcarenandcody

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  10. That's a beautiful picture. I must confess though, as soon as Halloween is over (even before!) I'm ready for Christmas ;)

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  11. We love Thanksgiving and your festive drawing. Our local stores have showed restraint by not putting out Christmas decor before Halloween.

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  12. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, but we celebrate it with all of you in our spirit. Super cute drawing again...makes me hungry ;) Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday :) <3

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  13. That's a terrific Thanksgiving drawing. Mom loves Thanksgiving and hates that it gets run over by Christmas, which she also loves. Too bad all three holidays come one after the other. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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