Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Caturday Christmas in July

Are you tired of Christmas in July yet?


That there was actually supposed to be the last of my Christmas in July doodles. Then I realized that this upcoming Wednesday is July 25th, which is essentially the true day of Christmas in July. So, I of course changed my mind and decided to create and post Christmas in July doodles through that day.

So, we're sure hoping you're not tired of these festive doodles. After all, you'll have to bear with them for a few more days.

The festive doodle above is of course our contribution to Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.


We hope you're all having a fun, fantastic, and festive weekend!



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Our Tip of the Day:

Yesterday's tip mentioned using your old clothes to make a bed for your furbaby. Today's tip is another random way you could perhaps use your old clothes for your furbaby. Don't expect any rocket science, because we're simply talking about using your old clothes to make your furbaby some, well, clothes. Of course, this will only apply to furbabies who tolerate or enjoy wearing clothes, or those who might need them due to issues such as impaired thermoregulation. So, a simple and cheap way to put your furbaby in clothes is to select one of your old shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, or other similar item that will fit your furbaby. You can cut the clothing item's arms off, and trim up any other areas so that it better fits your furbaby. This will, of course, largely depend on your furbaby's size. For example, a large dog could wear larger revamped shirts, whereas a small dog or cat could potentially use shirts in a child's size. Even old baby onesies could be used for small animals.

It might even be worth it to note that, in some instances, using your old clothes, or even typical pet clothing, could possibly help protect healing sores. For example, clothes could potentially be used to block a furbaby's access to a healing surgical incision or other lesion on their abdomen, sides, or back. This being said, always discuss any such treatments with your veterinarian. Some wounds should not be covered up because they need air to properly heal. So, never cover lesions with any sort of pet clothing, bandage, or wrapping without first discussing this with your veterinarian.

All in all, before you toss out your old clothes, take into consideration if there is any use your furbaby might get out of them. After all, as we've mentioned, your old clothes could be used as blankets or sleeping spots for your furbaby, they could be used to make a pet bed, pieces of them could be used to make toys, or, as mentioned today, they could be used to create clothes for your furbaby. Just as with a number of everyday items, our old clothes could potentially be used in any number of ways for the benefit of our furbabies. After all, kitties and pups often find comfort in the scent of their people, and so they surely wouldn't mind using your clothes once you're done with them!

14 comments:

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh we are loving your Christmas in July doodles - keep 'em coming!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

WE really like Christmas in July. Great fun. Have a super Saturday.

messymimi said...

The Christmas doodles are fun, and i agree there is almost always a good use for old clothing either for pets or as cleaning rags.

pilch92 said...

I never tire of Christmas any month of the year. That is a cute drawing. Excellent tips too.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

We aren't tired of your Christmas doodles in July. If only it could snow too as we've had enough of this heatwave :)

Lovely art as always!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

World of Animals, Inc. said...

We love the Christmas in July doodles. We had a laugh from the photo with it saying Dear Santa Paws. This is really fun. Don't stop. We want more from you. Thanks for the share. Have a great weekend.
World of Animals

Unknown said...

Christmas in July is so fun! I love your cute doodle! :)

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your cute doodles ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

We never get tired of your doodles...and your Christmas in July ones have been so much fun!

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

NEVER tired of Christmas in July! And the ice cream cone with candy canes in it looks too yummy!

Cathy Keisha said...

Is that mint choco chip ice cream? TW loves that. Or maybe it's Candy Cane Lane. OK we make up that last one but Celestial Seasons does have a Candy Cane Land tea. Your doodles will never wear out their welcome here. I don't do clothes and like six of my could fit into one of the peeps' clothes.

meowmeowmans said...

We are loving your Christmas in July doodles, so keep them coming for as long as you want! :)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We love your Christmas in July doodles and think your ideas for reusing old clothes is pawesome. Sadly none of us here like wearing clothes and Yin and Chimera are wonderful escape artist, they wiggle right out of clothing even stuff Mommy manages to get to fit tight. Mommy stuck Chimera in a sock when she had her girl surgery to keep her from pulling out her stitches and she wiggled right out of it. She is equally good at getting out of the cone of shame.

Eastside Cats said...

I keep hoping that Christmas is a year away...enjoying summer too much to think about Winter! Cute doodle, though...you know I love those smiling kitties of yours!