Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hairy Pawter and the Caturday Art

Yesterday, I shared a flashback doodle that I originally scribbled up over 3 years ago (click here to visit yesterday's post that contains said flashback doodle). Because I've admittedly always been a tad bit weird, the aforementioned flashback doodle was a wacky one inspired by the Harry Potter series. I was a kid when the Harry Potter books first came out, and I indeed read them ravenously. But that's beside the point.

I've been craving doodling up something sort of magical, and I ultimately decided on recreating elements of the flashback doodle I shared yesterday. As a preface, though I have always enjoyed the Harry Potter series, I do have at least one particular qualm with it. The Harry Potter series includes wonderful things like magic, owls, castles, and books. What it doesn't have enough of, though, are cats. Where are all of the cats? It's a story about witches and wizards, so where are all the magical cats? It's okay, though, because I'll happily add some cats.

Strange doodle, huh? Sorry. I just can't help myself.

Wishing you all a magical day!

Did you know?
Did you know that cat eyes are roughly 6 times more sensitive to light than human eyes, and owl eyes are roughly 100 times more sensitive to light than human eyes? This is why both animals see far better in the dark than humans. A number of ocular characteristics affect the level of an animal's night vision. For example, having large eyes and pupils compared to the size of the body, as is the case for both cats and owls, can lead to better night vision. The number and sensitivity of rod cells in the eyes also affects night vision, and both cats and owls have rod cells that make their night vision superior to that of humans.

Additionally, cats and owls, and even a number of other animals that do not include humans, also have a tapetum lucidum. The tapetum lucidum, sometimes shortened to just tapetum, is a reflective layer at the back of the eye. It more or less serves as a mirror that allows cats' eyes and owls' eyes to gather in as much light from the environment as possible. This tapetum is also largely the reason why the eyes of cats, owls, and even dogs appear to glow when light hits them. We can thank the tapetum lucidum for our kitties' laser beam eyes.


Eastside Cats said...

I didn't know about the reflective bits of owls eyes! Owls are some of my favorite animals, with cats at the top of the list, of course!

pilch92 said...

Very cute drawing. I did not know that about owl's eyes and it sure explains the laser eyes :) I wonder why there are not cats in Harry Potter?

World of Animals, Inc said...

We just love the doodle. Now that you got the word out. Just maybe they will do another Harry Potter-like movie and cats will be featured in it. Just a longshot guess, but anything could happen. Thanks for sharing. Have a fantastic rest of your weekend.
World of Animals

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

Adorable! Would you believe I've only read the first Harry Potter book? The series definitely is lacking in cats though. Makes no sense.

messymimi said...

Since students were allowed to bring cats to Hogwarts, i agree there should have been more of them around in the stories. Your doodle adds them nicely.

While i knew they could see well at night, i had no clue owls eyes were that much better even than cats.

Cathy Keisha said...

Very cute and creative art as usual.

meowmeowmans said...

We love your doodle! We agree, there should be more cats thank just Crookshanks in the HP books!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful doodle!

Cats should be everywhere :)