Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ghostly Talks with Tonks

You know that ghost who's been making its rounds in our house? The one that so far has photobombed Eddy, Thimble, and Evan? Well, don't worry. Tonks had a talk with it.

Do you think the ghost listened? Do you think he'll stop haunting the furbabies around here?

Have a ghostly and ghoulish day, friends!

Our Halloween Doodle of the Day:

Today's doodle is the Halloween card I drew for the neighbor kids. Each year, I prepare a special Halloween goodie bag for the three neighbor kids, because I know their family pretty well. I always include a little card in their goodie bags, and this is what I doodled up for that this year:

This neighbor family doesn't have any kitties or pups, the poor things, but of course I threw a black kitty into this Halloween doodle. They are actually a family who is very fond of and kind to animals, and the kids love when the other neighbor's cat visits them. The dad of the family, though, is one of the very few people I've met that has a severe allergy to cats. His wife once cuddled a friend's cat, and when she forgot about that and hugged her husband later, he had a severe reaction to the cat hair and had to seek medical treatment. That sounds like the most devastating allergy to have. Needless to say, any Halloween treat bags I give to their children are kept well out of reach of the kitties around here, and are subjected to a lint roller before being handed off to the children.

Our Tip of the Day:

If you enjoy watching horror films or other similar movies for Halloween, keep your furbaby in mind when you adjust the volume. As you all certainly know, cats and dogs have impeccable hearing. A noise that sounds normal and tolerable to us might for them sound far more loud and uncomfortable. So, take into consideration your kitty or pup's heightened sense of hearing when watching movies, especially those with loud music, screams, and so forth. If you are watching a loud movie this Halloween, or any day of the year, be sure that your kitty or pup has a quiet area of the home, away from the television, where they can retreat should they wish to.


The Island Cats said...

We bet Tonks gave that ghost a good talking to. Cute doodle too!

Marg said...

Greaqt doodle. Glad you threw in the black kitty. Tonks, glad you had a good talk with that ghost.

Eastside Cats said...

Just curious, I wonder if the dad would benefit from allergy shots, because no doubt he's allergic to other things. Just seems, for the inconvenience and cost, the benefits might be worth it!
We are all hoping to be able to purchase your doodles someday...I hope that you are working on that!

Carry Loves Cats said...

Aww but the ghost is so cute. I hope you weren't too mean to him Tonks.

Cute doodle for your neighbours. I couldn't imagine having a severe allergy to cats on top of everything else I am allergic to.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

We hope Tonks talk with the ghost will maybe stop the haunting of the furbabies. Love the doodle. We do the same thing for the kids on our block that we know for plenty of years. We make them a goodie bag filled with their favorite treats that they told us what they were. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals

The Swiss Cats said...

We hope the ghost listened to you, Tonks ! Purrs

messymimi said...

My guess is this a friendly ghost, and he just wants friends.

Bigger Girl used to tutor a fellow student in physics, and that young lady was so allergic to cats that Bigger Girl would go to a friend's house, shower, put on clothes she had washed at the friend's house, don a hazmat suit, then go to their tutoring sessions. It can't be easy to be that horribly allergic to anything, much less an animal as common as a cat.

Cathy Keisha said...

Tonks must have gotten spooked before Evan cos that ghost looks pretty healthy.

pilch92 said...

Tonks is very brave to confront the ghost. You sound like the best neighbor ever. That is a very cute card. Excellent tips too. I am not a big fan of horror, but I try to keep the volume reasonable on everything for the cats' benefit.

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

Tonks, you're such a brave little kitten!

meowmeowmans said...

Way to tell that ghost what's what, Tonks!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I bet Tonks can be persuasive when she wants to be ;)