Friday, November 29, 2019

Photo Fails on Friday

We hope all of our US friends had a blessed Thanksgiving yesterday! We hope your stomachs and hearts are full. We of course also hope that our friends outside of the US had an equally blessed day.

Friday is usually the day of the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, co-hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing. This week we're taking a short break from filling in fill-ins, however. The Friendly Fill-Ins will resume next week.

Fear not, though, because this Friday still has fun things in store. After all, it's the day of the Pet Photo Fails! Blog Hop, hosted by Mudpie and Melissa of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, & Meows.

Many of you probably already know which kitty around here will be starring in today's bloopers. If you guessed Eddy, you know Eddy well and are correct.

This series of bloopers started with me trying to get shots of Eddy from some semblance of a unique angle.

I thought standing beneath Eddy as she stood at the top of her cat tree would result in some cute photos of this girl. Instead, all I got was a bunch of bloopers of a kitty who refused to look at the camera or cooperate in any way.

Do you think my attempt at getting shots of Eddy from a fun angle worked? No? Yeah, me neither. This failed photo shoot did provide us with plenty of shots for today's Pet Photo Fails! Blog Hop, though!

Happy Friday, friends!

Doodle of the Day: Flashback Friday

Today's flashback doodle comes from last Christmas season, 2018. Ever since I was a child, it's been tradition to put my Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. It's been a real struggle to wait this long, especially since Thanksgiving was so late this year. Anyway, given that I'll be decorating for Christmas today, and that I'll be getting lots of help from the kitties in the house, the following is the flashback doodle I chose to share today.

I've mentioned before that I typically don't enjoy seeing flashback doodles of mine in which I failed to give tails to all the doodled kitties or pups. Nowadays, any kitty or pup in my sketchbook is considered incomplete to me until they have their tail. That being said, the above doodle indeed stars a few kitties without tails, but I'll admit that this time I don't mind. I remember when I was first sketching out this doodle last year. I tried to give all the kitties tails, but adding tails kept warping the imagery of the kitty Christmas tree. So, the majority of the kitties have their tails hidden away in this doodle, but in this particular instance I can live with that and actually don't mind.

Tip of the Day

It's still Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and so we have another tip today for those who might know a diabetic kitty or pup. We recently mentioned the importance of diet for a diabetic furbaby, and today we're mentioning how exercise is also significant for keeping diabetes regulated. Just as with humans, a proper activity level can help to keep diabetes under control, this especially being the case for a diabetic kitty or pup who is overweight and in need of losing weight. That being said, though, exercise and activity level also can affect blood glucose levels. For this reason, talk to your veterinarian regarding a healthy level of exercise for your diabetic furbaby, and how to best monitor their activity level, weight, and diabetic status.


Brian's Home Blog said...

You were sure moving around a bit Eddy!

The Island Cats said...

Okay, Eddy...we agree those are some pretty good photo fails.

pilch92 said...

Great bloopers Eddy- you never disappoint. I like the drawing, so cute, Excellent tips too.

Cathy Keisha said...

You can always count on Eddy! You should have drawn her in the green tree in your doodle.

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

Those are pawsome bloopers! Thanks so much for joining us.

Feral cats videos said...

It's difficult to take cats' photos, or videos, in my experience. They don't pose very well, don't cooperate, and sometimes are camera-shy. But these pictures are really funny.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Geez, Mom. She was BUSY doing cat stuff! She didn't have time to pose!

messymimi said...

In a sense they are photo fails, but in another sense they are just right for Eddy.

Very cute doodle, it's sweet to see a cat tree!

Eastside Cats said...

Eddy is keeping it real! She's all cat, and cares NOT for photography!
If we'd brought Da Boyz to our Thanksgiving party, I don't think we'd get them back from my relatives!