Saturday, June 3, 2017

Caturday Art with the Stars

Today, for Athena's Caturday Art blog hop, we wanted to do a piece in honor of all of the furiends who have gained their angel wings. It has been a rough few weeks, with many angels making their way to the Rainbow Bridge. Losing a furiend, a loved one, is never easy. But, we are also grateful to know that the furiends we have lost were blessed with lives full of love. Now, we are blessed to have them shining down on us.


Shine bright, angels.


Of course, don't forget to visit Athena to see what other furiends have created!


A lovely day to all!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Thinking about the loss of a furbaby is never easy, and of course neither is going through that loss when it occurs. So that you don't have to worry about such things during goodbyes, consider using your furbaby's youthful years to think ahead to what all you might want as a keepsake or memory after they are gone from this earth. Do you think you would you like a clay paw? You can buy kits to do this at home, or even look up ways to make your own. Similarly, for those kitties and pups who tolerate it, you can get pet-safe paint and create paw print art that way. You can even do this throughout their life, getting paw prints when they are kittens, and then more throughout their adulthood. What about your furbaby's hair, or whiskers? When your furbaby loses these throughout their life, perhaps collect them then. Though we know that everyone has different tastes, and some may want this while others won't, there are even companies who will place some of your furbaby's blood into pieces of jewelry. If this is something you might like, you can look into it and perhaps talk to your veterinarian about pulling a couple extra drops of blood during your furbaby's next blood draw. And don't forget the power that simple photographs and photo albums can hold, and consider keeping up on these when your furbabies are young. Sadly, our kitties and pups cannot stay with us forever, but their memories can.

14 comments:

  1. That is a pretty picture. There have been a lot of losses lately, but it's nice to think of all those stars.

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  2. That is a beautiful drawing. There have been way too many losses lately. Excellent tip, I wish I had taken a video of Phoebe giving Snowball a bath which she did every day. I thought I had so much more time to do it.

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  3. What a beautiful art piece! And I agree with all the comments there HAVE been too many losses recently. Checking my feed has been heart breaking. Thank you for the tips and I'm giving you paw squeezes <3

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  4. I see some familiar eyes among the stars ... what a great thought and cute art. I take pictures of my furbabies all of the time and at the end of each year I create a little book of the best pictures to give to my husband for Christmas ... they sit on our coffee table and we go through them often and are reminded of the fun we had with each of them. I agree their memories live on with us all.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  5. Very beautiful!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  6. There sure have been lots of losses lately and it is all so sad. Great drawing. You all have a great day.

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  7. That is a lovely picture. There have been far too many new stars in the sky lately. I got an unexpected keepsake yesterday. I was sorting Flynn's toys for our local shelter and brushed his "ham-mick" ready to go. I hoovered it regularly so expected it to be more or less clean. I was surprised to get a big brushful of his fur. I have put it in a small silk jewellery pouch to keep for ever.

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  8. Your artwork and the quote is SO beautiful. The pet blogging community has suffered way too many losses in the past few weeks. Love your tip of the day too. I always collect my cats' nails and whiskers when they lose them. I actually even have a fang of Tara's that she lost in the living room! I was horrified when I found it on the rug.

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  9. What an appropriate post. So many anipals have gone to the Bridge just this weekend. Pop has so many claw sheaths and whiskers. Some are so old I'll bet he doesn't know which cats they're from.

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  10. That is a beautiful starry pictures and reminds one of all our beloved kitties who are now up in the stars. We loved your heartfelt post about preserving memories and of course have thought about it, too! The love we feel can sometimes be so scary....thank u for your sensitive post.

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  11. Hi, We came to meet you because Annie & Pierrot suggested you for a Mousebreath.com cat interview. We can't find an email addy for you, but we have a contact form in our left sidebar and hope you will agree to do an interview.

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  12. This is so, so sweet. What a lovely way tribute for all of our friends who have gone to the Bridge recently. Hugs to you all.

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