Saturday, November 19, 2016

Caturday Art in the Kitchen

It's time for one of our favorite blog hops, that being Athena's Caturday Art hop!


Last week we shared a drawing that illustrated how helpful the furbabies around here are during none other than arts and craft time (click here if you wish to be reminded of just how helpful they are). Although I will indeed be participating in another art fair this weekend, that's the not the kind of help we will be illustrating this time around. Rather, with Thanksgiving coming up next week, my furbabies asked that I show you all the masterful help they give me when I'm in the kitchen. I figured, sure, why not, so here you go:


In short, Evan loves his butter, Astrid is a pro with those puppy dog eyes, Thimble loves to get her hands paws dirty, and Eddy, well, she just does her thing.

Do any of our furiends out there offer their humans lots of extra help in the kitchen? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there will certainly be lots of that going on around here.

Happy Caturday to all!




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Our Tip of the Day:
For those of you with the laudable determination and perseverance to train your kitty to steer clear of those kitchen counters, which can harbor dangers, there are some methods you can try. Is your kitty simply looking for food, or just wants to be near you? Perhaps place their food bowls on the floor near the counters, or provide them with a stimulating food puzzle nearby. Is your kitty using the counters to indulge in their natural instinct to climb and find a high vantage point? If this might be the case, be sure that your kitty has somewhere else appropriate and safe that is both a high vantage point as well as enticing. Cat trees, shelving units, and other such furniture can be used for this purpose, and are especially great near a window with a great view. As long as you always take your kitty's safety and wellbeing into primary consideration, there is the option of placing something on the counter that would ward them away from it. You could try placing some aluminum foil atop the counter, as some cats like neither the sound nor the feel of this. If you do something such as this, though, please be sure to place it somewhere that will not cause your kitty to fall and hurt his or herself. You can also try the plain and simple trick of conditioning, by removing kitty from the counter and placing them on furniture or with a toy that is permitted. Although learning when young might be easier, old dogs cats can indeed learn new tricks when the right approach is used.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful pic as always!

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in England. Traditionally, turkey is served on Christmas Day.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. Naughty Furrrrballs! And they all look so pleased with themselves. I love it! You asked about pets helping out in the kitchen...Check out our blog tomorrow for some cat vs turkey scrutiny....MOL!

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  3. Oh that is such a cute and great drawing. Nice going Thimble getting your paws in the flour. You all have a great day and keep up the good work getting in the middle of everything.

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  4. Cody has a puzzle treat dispenser but STILL loves the kitchen counter ;) Love the illustration! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  5. Poor Astrid ... no beef to be found. Maybe a milk ring for Eddy? ;)

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  6. Love the little pawprints! That is just like a cat :)

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  7. Very cute art of your little "helpers". Good luck at the craft fair, I am surprised you have anything left to sell after last week's fair.Great tip about counters. Years ago, I had to put the kitchen cats dishes on the counter because of the dog and I never moved them after that so I guess that is why my cats think counters are OK.

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  8. Ha Ha! Love this! About as helpful as my cats- but Frodo would have had his face totally in the butter dish! hairballsandhissyfits.com

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  9. At least it seems that your human lets you help. Mine shoos me away gently, of course.M says she has me fooled now cuz we don't have any kitchen anymore. Well, we have a mini bar sort of thing, but thee peeps only use that tiny area for a work surface when they need it - fixing my food, making ice, etc.

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  10. Just love your drawings! Always so whimsical and adorable!

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  11. That's adorable! We love your illustration, especially Evan with his paw on the stick of butter. :)

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  12. What a lovely picture ! And the floured paw prints, that's too cute ! Purrs

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  13. I love the drawing, especially Eddy peering down from above.

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  14. Evan, I'm with you! Everything's better with butter! ~Wally

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  15. I love that!!! What precious little helpers. Mudpie isn't much help in the kitchen...probably because she's not a huge fan of food LOL.

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  16. TW has a 100% sure way to keep me off the counter. It's so crapped up, I could get on it. Love Eddy "hanging" out. Heh! TW bakes the pumpkin pie before I get up. Once when Gramma was making fish, she had a napkin full of flour to coat the fish with. Autumn managed to pull the napkin down on top of her. Her calico colors were white for a couple of days.

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  17. I love your pictures! And this one is so cute. You have such good helpers! :-) Connor would love to offer his assistance, if only we would let him sit on the kitchen counter.

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