Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mother Nature Mashup

We made a little doodle for Groundhog Day yesterday. We felt like doing another one today, just because.


This little doodle is also in honor of our wildly confused weather these days. The other night I awoke to thunder storms, and then that same afternoon the temperature dropped 30°F and it snowed. We're putting a APB out for Mother Nature so that we can ask her what gives.

Of course, this silly little doodle is our contribution to Athena's fantastically fun Caturday Art blog hop.


Be sure to visit Athena in order to see the art all of our friends have crafted up!

Happy Caturday to all!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Today, our Spay/Neuter Awareness Month tip is all about behavior. Yesterday we gave some examples of how spaying and neutering can benefit a cat or dog's health, and the same can be said for their behavior. For example, a cat or dog who is not spayed or neutered will often be more inclined to escape outside, such as to run off and find a hot date. Nobody likes the scare of a loose or lost furbaby, and especially not if they come back with news of a surprise pregnancy. So, to reduce any hormonally-induced escapes, of course have your furbabies spayed or neutered. This is not the only behavior affected by hormones and spaying and neutering, though. Cats and dogs who are not spayed or neutered are also more likely to display aggression, also often due to their hormones. In addition, there is the chance that they will spray or mark their territory, as well as the chance that they will be more vocal and might yowl, such as at windows or doors, especially if they are in estrus and therefore instinctively calling for a mate. These and other potential behavioral concerns can often be reduced or eliminated altogether if a cat or dog is spayed or neutered. So, in case you didn't already have enough good reasons, please spay and neuter your cats and dogs!

12 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

What a cute doodle!

Roby Sweet said...

Ha! That picture is just perfect. Yes, if you catch up with Mother Nature, please find out what she's up to! :)

Marg said...

We love the doodle. Well done. We sure hope winter is going to leave us soon. You all have a wonderful Saturday.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great doodle and we know how you feel. It does seem like the weather has been all over the place this winter. Excellent tips too, the first thing I do when I adopt a cat , well the second, right after FELV/FIV testing is spay/neuter.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Clever doodle...we were having nice cooler weather and now Mom L is wearing sandals! We are back in drought conditions here in CA

Marie Symeou said...

The weather is really crazy lately. Mild one day and freezing the next!

Love your art as always!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Little Binky and Granny said...

Lovely doodle❤ We have the same weather here, but when we saw your doodle we had sun...in our heart of course😉Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday😙😻

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The weather is crazy here as well. I love the doodle.

The Island Cats said...

You're right...the weather is wacky. One day warmer, next day colder. Today we've got the colder.

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

I love it!!! Mother Nature is definitely very confused.

Cathy Keisha said...

I think this is one of my faves of your drawings! The temps are up and down like a yo-yo.

Eastside Cats said...

Your doodles are too, too cute! Such happy kitty faces!