We typically doodle up a piece starring a kitty or a pup, often one of the very ones living here at our house. This week, though, our doodle stars a different sort of something. It all began with yesterday's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, where we were asked for a favorite line from a film. I answered with a short and sweet little line from Finding Nemo: "Just keep swimming." I've always loved that little reminder to never give up, to keep on keeping on, even if the going gets tough.
Anyway, long story short, I felt compelled to make a little doodle for that little saying. Hence, this:
This doodle does go a little deeper, actually. You see, we have fishies on our minds these days. Why? Because we recently added a brand new fish aquarium to our home. This lazy human was having trouble keeping up with the always-dirty 10-gallon tank we had before. Luckily, Pawpaw (the mom's dad) knows more than just a little about fish, and so he suggested a larger tank, because apparently larger tanks are easier to keep clean. If it's easier for this lazy lady to maintain, then I'm all for it. So, we now have a 55-gallon tank. We are just now starting to add some new fish to it, and the kitties could not be more excited.
I'll be honest, maintaining a fish tank is not my most favorite thing in the world. But, the kitties absolutely love it, and so Fish TV sticks around just for them. Besides, I can usually coax my dad over to help me with the promise of a plate of cookies. Oh, and for anyone wondering, we also still have our 18-year-old frog. Housemate Toby is its #1 fan.
And, this human here will be trying to bribe some furbabies to pose with the new tank so as to share some pictures of it with you. There isn't much posing when there are fish to chase, though, so wish me luck.
Have a fantastic Caturday, everybuddy!
Our Tip of the Day:If you have or are considering adding a fish aquarium for your home, always be sure to plan ahead so that you can ensure the safety of all living creatures involved. In other words, don't forget that cats are natural born hunters, and fish might very well be seen as prey. This is also the case for some dogs. That being said, no matter the size of the aquarium, always look into getting sufficiently a sturdy one, such as those that will not tip over and that will not be easily broken. Make sure you choose a secure location for it as well, such as away from any areas where your kitties or pups might accidentally crash into it or knock it over during playtime. Of course, also don't forget the importance of sturdy lids or other coverings. To keep the fish safe, as well as to prevent a wet cat, or the dangerous potential of drowning, ensure that the top of the tank is secured with a strong cover. And of course tanks often come with some electrical cords, such as those attached to filters, lights, or heaters, so keep those safely tucked away as well. Fish TV can make for great entertainment in a home with kitties or even pups, but do be sure to take all precautions for safety!