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!
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.