Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Toesies Tuesday

Evan decided that starring in our Mancat Monday post yesterday was simply not enough stardom for him. So, he's back again, this time for Toesies Tuesday.


What kind of Tuesday are you all having today? A terrific one, we hope!



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Our Doodle of the Day:

My sister has been asking me to draw her boy Toby as a dragon. Strange request, huh? Actually, there is a reason for it. We have always said that Toby's face and expressions often remind us of the dragon Toothless from the movie How to Train Your Dragon. Has anyone seen this? It's an animated children's movie, based off of children's books, and just so happens to be one of my absolute favorites. But, anyway. I figured that since I drew Evan as a mercat for yesterday's doodle, then why not go ahead and draw Toby as a dragon for today?


Truth be told, as much as I love fantasy and dragons, I cannot draw these mythical creatures to save my life. I have tried and tried again, and I am never quite happy with the result. This dragon version of Toby falls into this category, and I'm not all that into it. But, at least I can say that I tried.



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Our Tip of the Day:

Today's summer safety tip is all about how to keep your furbaby cool if they are outdoors in the heat. To begin, as we mentioned yesterday, sometimes the great outdoors is a very dangerous place to be for a pup or dog in the extreme heat of summer. For this reason, please do try to limit time spent outdoors in the heat.

However, if your pup or kitty has to be outdoors for any reason, be sure that they are provided with everything to help them stay as cool as possible. For example, be sure that a sufficient amount of cool, fresh, clean water is available for them to drink. Also ensure that they have somewhere in the shade to stay. A potentially stifling outdoor enclosure, such as a shed, will often be no cooler than the sun. But, shade from trees or a building can enable a furbaby to get out of the sun and stay as cool as possible. For those furbabies who enjoy and take advantage of water, you can also put out a children's pool, with cool, clean water. This way, a pup or even a kitty who likes water can have another way to cool off.

As we said previously, please do all that you can to keep your pup or kitty out of the heat of summer. If a trip outdoors is necessary for any reason, though, then it is important to know how to keep your furbaby cool and safe, such as by means of water and shade. Summertime is just another example of how you must think and plan ahead for the sake of your furbaby's health and happiness.

8 comments:

  1. Evan, your toesies are looking mighty good. Great drawing of Toby. You all have a grand day.

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  2. You have great toesies, Evan! What an interesting drawing of Toby! He makes a great dragon.

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  3. Evan's toesies are squeal worthy! Not that I did that or anything ... for more than a few seconds anyway ;)

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  4. Nice to see more of Evan. I think you did a great job on the dragon. Excellent tips to keep the furbabies cool too. XO

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  5. https://www.facebook.com/maggievandewallewatercolors/photos/a.191515117562722.43212.188487381198829/1715364278511124/?type=3&theater...another artist's take on cats as dragons!

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  6. Great toesies!

    Um, we saw Smaug The Dragon in that Hobbit movie yesserday, and HIS wings were at just behind his head and a little lower, if that helps anny.

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