Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caturday on Ice

Today, we of course have a bit of a doodle to share with you all as part of Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.


We mentioned yesterday how, just for the fun of it, we're doing a series of doodles to coincide with the Winter Olympics that are indeed currently going on. This is the not the usual type of subject matter for my doodles, and, to be honest, I'm not sure I'm all that fond of these athletic doodles. In other words, I kind of don't like how they're turning out. But, I'm making myself get out of my comfort zone and try new things. So, though they leave much to be desired, we'll keep going with these Olympic doodles. That being said, here's another one on ice.


This little hockey player is actually a prequel to some selfies that a certain kitty here snapped for tomorrow. Stay tuned to see a real-life hockey player in action!

Happy Caturday to all of our friends!



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Our Tip of the Day:
We're still not done with tips for National Cat Health Care Month. Today, we're here to remind you to regularly groom your kitty. Brushing your cat has many benefits, such as removing hair that might otherwise lead to hairballs. Hairballs can not only potentially cause vomiting, but also, in some cases, intestinal blockages, which is certainly something no one wants. In addition, brushing can of course also help prevent painful mats, or remove those that are forming. A well-groomed kitty is a happy and healthy kitty, so keep that brush handy. Regular nail trims would also come into play in this topic of regularly grooming your kitty. Of course, if your kitty does not allow for you to brush him or her or trim his or her neails, then perhaps consider a professional groomer, or asking your veterinarian if they offer grooming services. This is especially important for kitties with issues such as mats or painfully long nails that need addressed.

While we're on this topic, remember that cats are both physically and behaviorally equipped to bathe themselves. Therefore, unless your kitty becomes unusually dirty or for some reason is in dire need of a full bath, putting your kitty in that bathtub for a scrub down is not generally necessary. In fact, bathing your kitty could even lead to dry skin or fur, which is of course not ideal for their comfort or health. So, unless a bath is absolutely called for, leave the regular grooming to brushing, nails trims, and other such tasks that will keep your stay kitty sleek, shiny, healthy, and happy.

14 comments:

Unknown said...

Well, you may not be totally pleased with your Olympics doodles, but I love them! I think they're super cute :)

Marg said...

We like the Olympic doodles very much. They are just the best. You all have a terrific day.

pilch92 said...

I think your Olympic drawings are great and I don't even like sports. Great tips too. I try to brush my cats often, but some are more willing than others :) Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Purrsonally, I LOVE the Olympic doodles! Today's makes me want to go play hockey!
Purrs
Marv

Little Binky and Granny said...

Your Olympic doodle looks great and your tips are great too. I don't like brushes, but I like to wash myself :D Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday :) <3

The Swiss Cats said...

What a cute doodle ! Purrs

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Love your drawing!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

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

I love it! And I haven't even watched one minute of the Olympics!

Lone Star Cats said...

Cute doodle!

Cathy Keisha said...

I LOVE your hockey doodle!

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

That is a cute little hockey cat!

meowmeowmans said...

Well, if it helps you feel any better, we love your Olympic doodles. This one is adorable!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

love your kitty playing hockey, so cute! I have been greatly enjoying the Olympics but have to say America's showing this time around is rather disappointing.

Eastside Cats said...

So cute! Hockey is a big deal 'round here...the professional kind, I mean. Haven't been able to catch any of the Olympic kind yet.