Saturday, October 7, 2017

Caturday at the Haunted House

We love Halloween. Well, that is, this here human loves Halloween. Pup Astrid does like that it means sweets. Not that she gets any sweets, but she does get lots of Halloween puppy cookies from the local pet store. The kitties, well, they don't care about sweets, and they get locked in the back of the house with Astrid during the trick-or-treat festivities on Halloween night. The kitties do, however, enjoy trying to help decorate the house for Halloween, and then trying to get to all of the decorations that this mom of theirs puts out of their reach. So, I guess even the furbabies around here enjoy Halloween for their own special reasons. But I digress.

So, long story short, we love Halloween, and now we have finally (finally!) completed a doodle that will very soon serve as the Halloween header for this little blog of ours.


For all we know, our header will change multiple times before Halloween, since creating Halloween doodles is one of this here human's favorites. Anyway, we're sharing this haunted doodle today as part of Athena's Caturday Art blog hop. Do be sure to visit her to see the art of all of our friends!


Happy Caturday!


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Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday we talked about how it is just as important to watch for behavioral symptoms as it is to keep an eye on physical symptoms in our furbabies. Yesterday's example of this was aggression, such as if a previously friendly furbaby begins to show uncharacteristic hissing or growling. In addition to that, today we want to remind you that even your kitty or pup's vocalizations can be indicative of potential health concerns. For example, has your cat or dog become more talkative than usual? Or perhaps less talkative? A cat or dog in pain might become less talkative as well as less active altogether. On the other hand, sometimes cats and dogs suffering from cognitive dysfunction will begin to meow or bark more, including at strange times, such as in the middle of the night. Also listen for changes in the sound of your furbaby's voice. For example, those with something such as an obstructed airway or even congestive heart failure might begin sounding different, such as with a higher pitch to their meows or barks, or perhaps even quieter or muted. You know your furbaby best, and therefore you know their normal vocalizations. If you think your furbaby's vocalization has changed in an alarming way, do be sure to consult a veterinarian.

16 comments:

Marg said...

We love the new Halloween header.Glad you have so much fun with all the Halloween activities. Sounds like the cats have a really good time.

Unknown said...

That is the cutest haunted house ever! I love Halloween too. It is so much fun! :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I love your Halloween header, and the cute Haunted House.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Your header is pawsome and cute too. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend😽❤😻

pilch92 said...

I love your drawing, your house sounds like ours with trying to keep decorations out of reach of the kitties. Great tip too.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Halloween is a creative bonanza for cat lovers. Imp. tip. Sudden changes in vocalization can signal medical emergencies. It's how I know my diabetic cat is getting hypoglycemic.

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

I love it!!! Halloween is just the purrfect holiday for cat ladies :)

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

we love Halloween too!! thanks for the Canadian Thanksgiving day wishes!

Cathy Keisha said...

I love your new Halloween header but I love the one you're using now.

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv da Halloween header!

M Dawson said...

I LOVE your pumpkin header. How amazingly cute is this!!

We don't ahve Halloween here, but we do have Bonfire Night around the same time!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Hallowween does mean anything here. We don't get visitors even when we set out a carved pumpkin and the TBT waers a costume and keeps the outside lights on

Those kids don't know what they are missing. We have Lindt Truffles... TBT buys them buy the 150 piece box each; Dark Chocolate, White Chololate, and Hazelnut.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

The Mom would like to visit your house she loves Lindt Truffles. She won't buy them though for fear of not being able to fit into her clothes.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Your haunted house it cute.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful art and we love the new header!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Eastside Cats said...

Cute Halloween doodle!