Sunday, October 27, 2019

Spooky Guest Selfies with Tocks on the Side

Today's selfies are all shades of silly with a bit of spooky thrown in there. What's more, some of the selfies co-stars some tocks. It is, after all, still Tocktober.

Winky sure gave that cat-o'-lantern something to look at. I find it a tad bit rude, though, that not a single furbaby here would give me a tock shot when asked for one back on the official day of Tocktober, but Winky will turn around and flash her tocks for a cat-o'-lantern she just met.

Anyway. That cat-o'-lantern has a couple of other selfies to share, these co-starring yet another friend.

Don't worry. I wasn't letting the furbabies hang around fiery pumpkins. There are battery-operated candles in the cat-o'-lantern and its friend. This is one of those times when I'm actually not a hypocrite and I manage to put one of my own "tips of the day" into practice.

Those silly, spooky shots up there are of course our contribution to the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Halloween Doodle of the Day

I don't usually share flashback doodles on Sundays, as that's usually a Tuesday and Friday sort of thing. That being said, I decided to swap today and Tuesday, sharing a flashback doodle today and a new doodle on Tuesday. The main reason is that it's officially arts and craft fair season, and I spent the majority of this past week prepping some new crafts for this weekend's craft fair. I got a bit behind on the new doodles I'm working on in my sketchbook, therefore. And so, today we have for you a Halloween doodle we originally shared last year. It was the doodle in which I decided that our house panther housemates Toby and Winky would be dressing up for Halloween as a wizard and witch.

For the majority of this upcoming Halloween week, essentially all of our doodles will be brand new, and of course frightfully festive. If I'm being honest, our Halloween doodles might span into November a bit. That same thing happened last year, because I always plan and scribble up far more Halloween doodles than there are days in October. In truth, traditions such as Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) span into November, so we'll say our extended Halloween doodles are in honor of that.

Halloween Tip of the Day

Do you want to give your furbaby an extra fun treat for Halloween? We're thinking most of you already know that pet stores typically offer festive toy options around the holidays, including Halloween. Nevertheless, we're reminding you to consider looking for the pet store's festive holiday section, or for festive options in the general toy aisle. If necessary and feasible, you can even use such festive new toys to help distract a furbaby who gets anxious or excited by the sounds and overall hustle and bustle of Halloween night festivities, such as trick-or-treaters visiting the house. Of course, if you are handing out candy, festive new toys should be given in a safe area of the home, away from the door. And, yet another caveat is to always check new toys for any potentially dangerous parts and pieces. You know your kitty or pup best, so when picking out new festive toys for them, always keep in mind their tendencies to chew on or eat certain toys. It's fun to be festive, but it's also very important to be safe.


The J-Cats said...

We love that doodle!

The Island Cats said...

Those jack-o-lanterns are adorable! So are Tonks' tocks. :)

Catscue Catmom said...

Those are pawsome jack-o-lanterns and some primo tocks! Of course you followed your tips, they're beautiful when lit up (safely of course)!

meowmeowmans said...

What a fun doodle! And we love your jack-o-lanterns and Tonks' tocks. :)

pilch92 said...

Your Jack O' Lanterns came out great and I love the tock shots :) Cute drawing too. I am glad you use the battery operated candles, we do too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Your Jack O'lanterns are pawsome ! The cat one is terrific ! Purrs

World of Animals, Inc said...

The cat-o'-lantern is just the best. We just had our Halloween pet costume contest yesterday. It was such a great day and now we get to see Winky's tocks for Tocktober. Thanks for the wonderful share. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Sorry we are late commenting on the Sunday selfies we were out volunteering at next year's WorldCon.

Have a great Sunday and we are filled with admiration for your pumpkins. WOW!

messymimi said...

Spooktastic and fun!

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

Your pumpkins are adorable! And Winky, you're quite sassy!

Eastside Cats said...

Pumpkins don't care if they get mooned by a cat or two, dontcha think? LOL!