Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Case of the Creepy Cat-o'-Lantern

Every Halloween season, I build up a scarecrow out of the lamppost in my front yard. The head of said scarecrow is one of those big jack-o'-lanterns that you put over the lamppost, thereby giving the scarecrow a glowing orange pumpkin head at night. Either last year or the year before, I shared a photo my sister snapped of this scarecrow, so let me just scrounge that up and show you what I'm talking about.

Where am I going with this? Well, that scarecrow was the inspiration for the doodle we're sharing today. When I was putting that scarecrow up a couple weeks ago, I suddenly had this idea for a doodle that I thought might be cute. The problem, though, is that I'm not sure it ended up very cute. It's kind of weird and creepy, if you ask me.

Truth be told, I'm not sure how I feel about that cat with a cat-o'-lantern for a head. All I keep thinking when I look at it is, Did someone stuff that poor cat's head into a pumpkin? And why is the cat-o'-lantern lit with the cat's head inside?!?!?

I hope you guys can find a silver lining with this doodle. As for me, I'll just be sitting over here wondering what the heck I was thinking. Disclaimer: No kitty heads were stuffed into a pumpkin or otherwise harmed in the making of the weird doodle above.

Happy Caturday, friends!

Our Tip of the Day:

Just yesterday, we gave the tip to avoid walking your pup or kitty on Halloween during trick-or-treat hours, in order to avoid the increased foot and road traffic that could lead to dangerous situations. On the other hand, today's tip involves some ideas for staying safe should you and your furbaby find yourselves out and about on Halloween night. If you're out on a walk on Halloween night, or any night for that matter, be sure to take a flashlight, as well your cell phone in case of emergency. At the same time, though, don't be distracted by using your phone instead of observing your surroundings. What's more, ensure that your furbaby's leash and collar include reflectors, and that you yourself are wearing reflectors in some way, so that both of you can remain seen and safe.

Another important factor if walking with your furbaby on Halloween night is to know where it might be safest to walk. Obviously, dark alleys are not the way to go, but you also want to ensure that you don't end up with a scared furbaby on the busiest trick-or-treating street. So, if you must head out for a stroll with your furbaby during trick-or-treat hours, think ahead about what route you should take. As we previously hinted, it should be a safe, well-lit area, but also one that won't be hustling and bustling with trick-or-treaters. This is especially important if the pup or kitty being walked is skittish or aggressive in any way. All in all, think ahead and make plans for where you can most safely take a walk with your furbaby should you need to go out on Halloween night.

Also, one last note we want to make is to watch your furbaby closely when walking them on Halloween, as well as on the following days. Trick-or-treaters might leave behind candy, candy wrappers, parts of costumes, or other unsafe goods. So, do keep an eye on that furbaby and make sure nothing unsafe makes it to their mouth when walking during the Halloween season, and year round.


Marg said...

The scarecrow is just great. And so is the doodle. Well done.
Have a great day.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

That scarecrow is really neat looking. The doodle to us is just fine. There is no problem with it at all. They are always all so wonderful. Thanks for sharing the great tip. It always crowded on our street during trick-or-treat time. Just have to be careful during those hours. Have a wonderful Caturday.
World of Animals

Catscue Catmom said...

Love the doodle. The scarecrow on the lamppost is a great idea.

pilch92 said...

That is a great scarecrow. And I love the drawing, I didn't even think of those awful things when I saw it. Great tips too. XO

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

We think it's cute!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Eastside Cats said...

They are doodles; not real life! They are whimsical, delightful...and do NOT need explanation! Art is art, and we all enjoy them. Today, the sky is so grey and rainy, that I cannot get good snaps of Da Boyz at all...and they are purrfect Halloween kitties!

The Swiss Cats said...

The scarecrow is really great ! What a cool idea ! Lovely doodle ! Purrs

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

It's a doodle, not real, and we think it's adorable!

messymimi said...

Have you ever heard of Jack Pumpkinhead from the second Wizard of Oz book? This kitty could be his pet!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We think it's cute and we think it is a kitty with an orange head so it isn't lit up it just sort of looks that way cause the kitty's body is black and it's head is orange.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we think the kitty looks like it's having a fun time, so we love your doodle. :)

Anonymous said...

Hee Hee! That made my Mom laugh so hard, coffee came out her nose! Mom Used to put one of those Jack o'lantern candy buckets over the front door light for Halloween and hung a sheet underneath it to make it a ghost! Thanks for the good memories!

Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE your doodle!
Purrs Marv