Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Wild West

I've mentioned many times on our blog here how I got my love for fantasy from my dad. He has always enjoyed reading books in the fantasy genre, as well as watching fantasy movies and TV. He read fantasy stories to me when I was a child, and I watched many of the fantasy movies and TV shows that he watched.

Believe it or not, though, my doodle for today is not all that fantastical. Why? Because my dad also instilled in me a love for the Western genre. Think John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and those sorts of Western wonders. I still enjoy Western movies, TV shows, and even books to this day. In fact, I've been in a real Western mood lately, so I thought, why not add some western vibes to my sketchbook? Of course, though, I had to add a cat. How could I not?

Who else is a fan of the Wild West? Any outlaw kitties out there? Outlaw pups? Certainly not. We're thinking you're all perfect angels.

Happy Caturday to all!

Our Tip of the Day:

Yesterday, as part of National Pet Poison Awareness Month, we discussed the danger of human medications if ingested by our kitties or pups. It's not just human medications that are potentially dangerous, though. Even veterinary medications designed for pets could lead to toxicity in certain circumstances. This of course can occur if a particular furbaby gets into a furry housemate's medication that he or she do not need. In addition, even a medication prescribed to a particular cat or dog can cause them issues, such as if taken in larger quantities than instructed. This could perhaps occur due to human error in administering, but also if the animal finds their medication stash and helps themselves. Some veterinary medications are formulated to smell and taste enticing to our furbabies, making them all the more desired by said furbabies. If your furbaby likes the taste of one of their medications, or even one of their housemate's medication, then they may try to sneak quantities out of the safe range, which could indeed lead to detrimental effects. So, of course, hide those medications away!

Don't only take into consideration oral medications, though. Even transdermal medications can result in toxicity, such as if your furbaby finds and in some way exposes themselves to large quantities of it. The short story is, just as you must keep your own medication hidden away from your kitties and pup, you should also keep all veterinary medication hidden away so as to prevent any and all emergencies possible.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Sweet doodle. I used to love all the Clint Eastwood films.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Love your Doodle for the day, Mommy loves Westerns, she even had horses when she was little and she wanted to be a Cowgirl when she grew up.

meowmeowmans said...

We're big fans of the old westerns with Clint Eastwood, too. And we're outlaw kitties sometimes (like when Ava goes on the kitchen table). MOL

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Excellent doodle!

My dad loved fantasy too and Clint Eastwood westerns!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

pilch92 said...

I am not a fan of westerns, but I love your drawing. Excellent tips. My niece's dog overdosed on meds once because they were liver flavored. They were her meds, but she took the entire package which my niece had in her purse thinking they would be safe. Luckily, she was home and hot her to the vet in time.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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

You know, how much alike we are is scary. I rarely mention it on our blog but I adore westerns too! This doodle is just too much!!!

messymimi said...

Fun doodle, and while my cats may not be outlaws, they sometimes have showdowns on main street. Such language as they use, too!

Cathy Keisha said...

Did you know they call westerns "oaters"? Wonder how they came up with that. Cute doodle even though I'd a city cat all the way.

Eastside Cats said...

Those old westerns certainly didn't have enough kitties!