Saturday, February 16, 2019

Yet Another Caturday in the Library

You guys, it's been something like six days since I last doodled a cat with books. Six days! Can you believe that? That is far too long. So, here you go.


I have decided that I will, yet again, be doing a whole series of doodles starring cats and books. I seem to do this frequently. My favorite things to doodle are, well, cats and books. That means that sometimes I just want to draw kitties and their reads over and over again, and that's when you guys get to see this sort of doodle for days and days on end. As you might have noticed above, my angel Rosie is the first to star in this newest series of bookish doodles.

This bookworm doodle is of course our contribution to Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop.


Wishing you all a beautiful day, and lots of good books!



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Our Tip of the Day

We have a couple more tips related to this National Cat Health Care Month. These last ones are some random bits and pieces to help keep your kitty as happy and healthy as possible. Today it's all about those ears. Just as with humans, our kitties' ears can get a bit dirty. Wax can accumulate in a cat's ears, and can even become impacted. Your vet will check your cat's ears during their regular exams, but in between those times, if needed, you can help keep your kitty's ears clean at home. The safest thing to do is to ask your veterinarian not only if and how often your kitty needs those ears washed, but also what ear cleanser to use. Many veterinary offices will have pet-friendly ear cleaning solutions available. Some of these simply require that you drip some in the cat's ear and then rub the base of the ear. It can often be as simple and easy as that, if that is something your veterinarian thinks is of benefit to your kitty.

Also related to ear health is allergies. Airborne allergies can lead to itchy ears, just as can food allergies. Ear infections can result from such allergies, or from other potential causes. No matter the reason, always be sure to keep an eye on those ears. Does your kitty hold one or both ears down? Does he or she scratch at them? Are there scabs or hair loss around the ears? Are the ears warm to the touch? Do they have a strange odor to them? Ear infections, or other issues of the ear, can of course manifest in a variety of ways. So, if you have any concerns, do discuss the topic with a veterinarian. If there is an infection, antibiotics for the affected ear or ears will be necessary to treat the infection. Infections in the ear can lead to permanent damage if left untreated, so though it may seem like a small concern, that's not necessarily the case.

The ears are just one of the many parts of your kitty that can affect their overall health and happiness. So, keep an eye on those ears!

14 comments:

Peaches and Paprika said...

We just loved your library gr aphid!!!

Peaches and Paprika said...

We meant "GRAPHIC!"

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Love your Library Cat!

Little Binky and Granny said...

That's a sweet bookwurm😎Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😚😻

Eastside Cats said...

A kitty with glasses! Cute!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful. You can't go wrong with cats and books!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Cats and books, my two favorite things - love it!

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

Cats and books, I can't think of anything better myself!

Cathy Keisha said...

Rosie was a strong cat! I bet TW couldn't hold all those book with one hand.

messymimi said...

Cats and books are among the best friends you can have, so i understand.

pilch92 said...

That is a beautiful drawing of Angel Rosie. Excellent tips too. I have had many kitties with ear issues, many from allergies.

meowmeowmans said...

We love this doodle! Angel Rosie ... books ... a library ... what's not to love?

Marg said...

Great doodle. Nothing better than books and cats. Perfect combination. You all have a really good Sunday.

M Dawson said...

I love your graphic it did make me smile!!!!