Saturday, November 26, 2016

Caturday Art: Winter Wishes

It's one of our favorite days of the week, and not just because it's the weekend. Our love for today is in large part because we look so forward to the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by Athena!

For today's art, we got ourselves into the proper winter mood.

This piece will probably end up as our winter blog header, at least for a while. We hope this scene isn't too chilly!

Snow or no snow, November or not, we're wishing all of our furiends out there warm winter wishes!

We're going to stop usual programming for just a brief PSA. We mentioned a couple weeks ago that this human's mom is partaking in a fundraiser to raise donations for one of our favorite, beloved animal rescues, Hospice Hearts.

Hospice Hearts works to find homes for those animals left as orphans when their owners become critically or terminally ill, enter nursing homes, or find themselves in other similar situations. Many of their intakes are senior and/or special needs animals themselves, which means more than average vet visits and therefore elevated costs. Hospice Hearts has had a slew of intakes that has left them nearly depleted in funds, which is why supporters like my mom are trying to help raise funds for their cause.

To read the original post about this fundraiser, please click here. This fundraiser will be closing tomorrow, so if you are able or interested in donating even a small amount, please do so here.

And, just as before, anyone who donates, no matter how big or small the amount, will receive their choice of an art bookmark, magnet, or ornament from me as a token of gratitude!

Again, though, please feel no pressure to donate. I never want to bully anyone into feeling as if they have to do so. Even purrs and prayers can help rescue groups like Hospice Hearts!


Happy Caturday to all of our furiends!

Our Tip of the Day:
As cold, winter weather approaches, please keep in mind your furbaby's health and safety when out in frigid temperatures. Although most of our furbabies indeed have natural coats that better equip them to insulation than us in winter weather, these coats of theirs are not perfect. Animals with little or no fur are of course more susceptible to losing heat when out in the winter weather, as are those that are especially young, senior, or thin or combating any number of ailments. Also keep in mind that no matter the type of animal or amount of fur, when out in frigid temperatures, there are certain parts of the body that might very well be more susceptible to the danger of frostbite. These include the nose, ears, and paws, which should be closely monitored when an animal is outside in cold weather for any extended period of time. Signs of frostbite include discoloration or paleness of the affected area, as well as coldness or hardness of the skin to the touch. If you have any concern at all that your furbaby might be suffering from frostbite, get the animal to a warm location and seek veterinary assistance.


Marg said...

That is such a great picture. We are looking forward to getting our magnet, our Mom hasn't been down to get the mail but is going this morning, so we know it is there. Will let you know. Thanks for sending it.

pilch92 said...

I love the new drawing, it is a perfect blog header. I think it is great your Mom is raising money for this wonderful group. I wish there were more organizations like this to help pets of people that are elderly and those that pass too. Poor Prancie knows about being too cold, we found her on a below zero
night ( she was meowing at our door), but her ears were already frozen so she lost the tips. :(

Kitties Blue said...

This would be the perfect blog header! So cute, as always! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Anonymous said...

Very cute art work. It's purrfect for a header, but also for a place on the wall :) Warm Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday :) <3

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That's a beautiful blog header!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

while the header is darling, we can wait for snow ;)

The Swiss Cats said...

What a lovely blog header ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

We love that drawing. Though we're not looking forward to snow. ;)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Oh, I LOVE your snow kitties! We're just getting yucky rain :(

Cathy Keisha said...

We don't like snow but love the snow kitties and your art.

meowmeowmans said...

We love this drawing of your cute pets in the snow. Much better than real snow. MOL. :)

Peaches and Paprika said...

Chilly? With all that snow...Um, well, what we have to say. (It's a variation of PURRRRR)

sprinkles said...

So cute! I love that the snowmen are actually snow kitties.