Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!


(Or happy Passover! Or happy whatever day you want it to be!)

I asked for at least one of the furbabies around here to snap a festive Easter selfie to share today. The only furbaby who was willing to sit still for the camera was, incredibly surprisingly, Eddy.

As you can see, though, this sunny shot is not a very festive selfie. Eddy was not into posing with any of our Easter props. That's why we're now going to do a throwback to last year's Easter selfie. This one stars none other than pup Astrid.

Both Eddy's non-Easter and Astrid's throwback Easter selfies are our contribution the Sunday Selfies blog hop, which is hosted by none other than the Kitties Blue of The Cat on My Head.

Today is not just Easter or the day of the Sunday Selfies, though. It's also the first day of the A to Z Challenge.

As I mentioned in a previous post, for this year's challenge, I am putting animal-inspired twists on the titles of classic novels, stories, and poems, and am then creating doodles to match those new titles.  Today, for the letter A, I was inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables. But, for the challenge, this became Anne of Green Stables.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see what classic tale we warped for the letter B!

Have a blessed Easter and a stupendous Sunday, friends!

Our Tip of the Day:
Today's tip, inspired by Easter itself, is to always think twice before ever giving anyone an animal as a gift. This could include giving a bunny to a child for Easter, as well as giving a puppy as a Christmas gift, or a kitty as a birthday gift. Caring for any animal will of course take time, effort, knowledge, and preparation. What's more, some animals, such as rabbits, have special dietary or other needs. This is why taking on an animal as a pet should be done with forethought and preparation by the pet's new owner. Giving a child a rabbit for Easter, therefore, could lead to a rabbit ending up in a situation with lack of proper care, and an overwhelmed child or parents. The same goes for giving any animal as a gift, especially if the recipient has not made the proper preparations or does not have the resources to care for a pet. So, never forget that giving an animal a proper home with proper care is something that should always be discussed, researched, and for which the owner should sufficiently be prepared. We have no doubt that all of you reading this already know this, but we're think it might not hurt to spread the word.

EDIT: Our friends over at ATCAD made a good point that we should have noted in our tip. If a responsible pet owner wants a pet as a gift, that is a bit of a different story. Someone whom you know well, who is already a proven kind and caring pet owner, and who wants another animal, is someone who could receive an animal as a gift. We bet there are plenty of wonderful pet owners out there who have received a best friend in this manner.


Marg said...

Hi Eddy, that sure is a good picture of you. Love both doodles. A very happy Easter to all of you.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Easter!!!! We would add that it is OK to give someone a pet as a gift if THEY ASK FOR IT. Fenris was Mom's birthday present. She had to be sneaky and ask for a FENCE for Christmas, cause every time she asked Daddy about getting a dog he would say "I would like to but we don't have a fence".

The Island Cats said...

Happy Easter to you all! And we think your A-Z Challenge is going to be a lot of fun!

Sandee said...

You both are so adorable. Yes you are.

Have a fabulous Easter and have fun doing the A-Z Blogging Challenge. ♥

Erin the Cat Princess said...

They are both excellent selfies, Eddy's in particular is very retrospective, and indeed maybe Eddy is thinking about Easter eggs of nip.... and why the the nip bunny isnt anywhere to be seen?! MOL
Toodle pips and purrs

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Easter ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Easter to all of you!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Easter! Great selfies, Eddy and Astrid!

Anne of Green Stables ... we love that so much.

Hugs to you all!

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

Angel Rosie looks so darling popping out of the Easter egg! I can't wait to see your doodles for this year's challenge...such a brilliant idea. Hope your Easter has been just purrfect!

Anonymous said...

Eddy's non-Easter and Astrid's throwback Easter selfies are wonderful! Much better than my yelling from Wordless Wednesday! And I forgot yo wish my furrends Happy Easter!(or Passover) so I am NOW!
♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Easter to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

pilch92 said...

Great shot of Eddy and I love your Easter drawing. I am so impressed with your first post of the A-Z challenge, that is too cute. You are so creative. Great tip too. Happy Easter! XO

Three Chatty Cats said...

Beautiful photos and very cute art! Happy Easter!

Cathy Keisha said...

Hoppy Easter/April Fools Day! May everyone have a day filled with family, friends, and lots of treats!

M Dawson said...

Well, Eddy did take a cool Selfie even if it wasn't Easter themed.

Kitties Blue said...

We pray you had a great Easter with lots of love and joy and purrhaps some treats. We are really looking forward to following your A-Z challenge. Thanks for hopping on the official hoppy holiday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer