Saturday, January 7, 2017

Caturday Art: Winter Reading

It seems like every time we share a post involving anything along the lines of books, I immediately feel compelled to draw, well, books. And that's exactly what happened after Thimble showed off our new fantastically feline bookends on Thursday, with a little supplementary help from Eddy on Friday.

So, if you guessed that our contribution for Athena's Caturday Art blog hop this week involves books, you guessed right. But, if you guessed that this bookish drawing stars librarian Thimble or her assistant Eddy, that is not the case this time around.

Evan recently brought it to my attention that he is the only furbaby who did not get to star in a drawing of his own this past week. My poor boy! I immediately had to remedy that. And so, here is my boy Evan, all snug and warm in his cozy little library:


Obviously, we still had to incorporate winter into our drawing for today. Because, well, it's sure feeling like winter out there right now. Brrrr!

Warm wishes to all of our furiends!



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Our Tip of the Day:
One of the ways furbabies stay warm in the winter is by increasing their food intake. This especially goes for kitties who live in colder environments, such as outdoors. This warming method works because increasing food intake increases metabolism, which produces energy and body heat. That being said, consider this when it comes to feral or other outdoor kitties in your area. They can certainly benefit from taking in extra food in the winter, so if possible, do consider putting out an extra bowl or two of dry kibble for those outdoor kitties. Of course, some of our indoor furbabies might display increased appetites in the winter as well. You might especially notice this in geriatric or ailing furbabies in a more frail state, as these such furbabies will be less able to maintain their body heat in cold temperatures. In such cases, these furbabies also might benefit from extra food in the winter, as long as there is no negative impact on their body weight and overall health. Of course, when in doubt over your furbaby's food intake and weight, do consult your veterinarian!

16 comments:

  1. Very cute artwork, can I come and read with you, Evan? Warm Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

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  2. That is quite a stack of books--looks like you're set for the winter, Evan!

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  3. Pawsome picture with Evan :)
    Mother Nature incorporated Winter here for us too ...it snowed last night :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  4. Love that tail Evan. What a great picture. Looks like a good book that you are reading. You all have a great day. Stay warm. It is snowing here.

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  5. I love your header at the top too, it's so cute. Great art work and we love Evan. He's the studius type I guess.

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  6. Happy to see another drawing today, this one is great- they always are. My cats love your tip today and are all in favor of more food. :)

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  7. Beautiful! Mum wants a library like that :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena

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  8. Lovely art work ! And what a wonderful library ! Purrs

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  9. that sure looks like an interesting book! hairballsandhissyfits.com

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  10. That's a great drawing. We love your art.

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  11. Evan loves books!! My Katie Too loves to be in my lap while I am reading...
    Loves your artwork... purrz, Katie Kat

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  12. You draw your cats so cute! We had real snow outside our window all day today.

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  13. So adorable! We'd love to curl up with Evan and a good book!

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