Saturday, January 18, 2020

Of Black Cats and Books

I hope none of you are overly tired of our sort of spooky series of winter doodles. Why? Because, well, our art for Athena's Caturday Art blog hop is yet another one in that realm of things.


I'm not sure I'm done with this series yet. I feel like I have another doodle or two like this in me. I've really been enjoying melding together the vibes of my two favorite holidays, those of course being Halloween and Christmas.

Happy Caturday to all!




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Tip of the Day

Especially if you live in an area prone to snow, ice, wind, and other wintry goodness, do be sure to think ahead and plan for any related emergencies. For example, should a blizzard be expected to blow through and potentially leave you snowed in, ensure that, prior to the winter storm, you stock up on your furbaby's food, medications, and other necessities. Another potential winter weather emergency includes power outages. One thing to help combat that is of a course a generator. If you have a generator, do be sure to have it checked as needed, to ensure its functionality and safety. Not everyone can or does have a generator, though, and in this case, make sure you take other precautions to prep for potential power outages in the winter. Again, of course, make sure you are stocked up on your kitty or pup's food, medications, and so forth. Also have blankets at the ready. If you have a fireplace, have it regularly checked, cleaned, and rendered safe for use. A fireplace can of course be perfect source of heat in the event of a power outage, but it should be checked for safety, and should of course also be set up so that no furbabies can reach or be injured by the fire. Also, if there are safe places to put them well out of the reach of furbabies, candles being lit throughout the house could also potentially lend a bit of heat.

In some cases, especially in the event of lengthy power outages, it may be necessary to find a warm place to stay away from your powerless, cold home. If this is the case, ensure that you again have food, medications, and all necessities properly prepared for your kitty or pup. Then, of course, it is crucial to find somewhere that is pet-friendly for your furbaby to stay. This could be a hotel that is pet-friendly, or a family or friend's home where your furbaby is allowed, and that is also a pet-safe home. If necessary, such as if you cannot find a hotel or home that is pet-friendly for the duration of your home's power outage, you could also look into a pet boarding facility that you trust, and that of course has power and heat. During the winter months, snow, ice, and wind can wreak all sorts of havoc, so do be sure to consider how this could affect your furbaby, and have plans in the event of potential winter emergencies.

16 comments:

Cleo said...

This reminds me of dad. He loves books, and he loves and misses his old panther buddy Orbit.

The Florida Furkids said...


We love your doodles. We're very happy not to have snow, ice and really cold weather!


The Florida Furkids

Catscue Catmom said...

I love the spooky winter doodles! Good advice on bad weather planning - I shudder to think of packing up the herd and relocating, but it is something we should be prepared for.

The Indulged Furries said...

Very cute doodle. Those must be electric candles (giggles).

Eastside Cats said...

As far as I'm concerned, doodle black cats day and night; love them!

Anonymous said...

Love to doddle. We LOVE Black Cats!
We are NOT enjoying the massive amount of snow we have been getting. But we are happy we are all together.
Purrs
Marv

The J-Cats said...

Trixie loves curling up on the Library shelves! Could this be a Black Cat Thing?

messymimi said...

Your libraries look like places i'd want to be, a cat to pet and a book to read and i'm good.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Another fab doodle! Lovely and cosy :)

pilch92 said...

I LOVE this drawing. I have 4 black cats and 3 in Heaven. Great tips too. XO

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

Love, love, love this...SO much!

Cathy Keisha said...

Cute. I'm sure the Valentine doodles will come soon. Cats are love.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we love this! Of course, we are huge fans of books. And black cats! :)

Pam and Teddy said...

Love the doodle and love the advice for winter................!! Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

Marg said...

The doodles are just terrific. We love black cats. The advice about winter is really good too. Have a great day.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We dont find black cats spooky. They are quite fun in fact