Saturday, May 30, 2020

Caturday Art

Now that I finally got my scanner up and working again, I can finally share the doodle I created as an illustration for my weekly poem. I enjoy participating in Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge each week, and I also do my best to illustrate the poems I scribble up. If you have not yet read and would like to read the poem I wrote for this past Thursday, click here. Whether or not you've read the poem, here's a doodle with a kitty, some books, and a balcony.

Wishing you all a sunny sort of day!

Tip of the Day

Yesterday we finished up our tips and other tidbits relating to COVID-19 and our pets. Now I decided I'm going to challenge myself and for at least a little bit try to make each day's tip in some way relate to what was shown or discussed in that day's post. So, today we're going to talk about balconies and the safety of our furbabies.

If you have a balcony, or if you travel with your furbaby to a location that has a balcony, of course be aware of the surroundings and keep your kitty or pup safe. There are multiple factors that could make a balcony dangerous to an animal. The height of the balcony is an obvious one, as falling from a balcony at an elevated height can cause injury, or worse. Another consideration to make is how low the railing of the balcony is, and whether or not your particular furbaby is able to jump onto the railing or even over it. This of course relates to what we just said about falling off a balcony. Also keep in mind the size of the gaps or the slats of the balcony's railing. Some balconies have railings without gaps or slats, but for the ones that do have them, be aware of their size compared to your furbaby. This could lead to dangers of not only going through the slats and falling from the balcony, but also getting stuck and causing injury, choking, or other similar dangers.

If you do have a balcony, there are ways that your furbaby can enjoy it safely. First and foremost, stay with your furbaby while on the balcony and closely watch them to keep them safe. Furthermore, there are ways to at least somewhat pet-proof balconies, similarly to how some people child-proof them. This might include putting a play pen or in some way blocking off one area of the balcony where your furbaby can safely stay enclosed. You can also use baby gates or other similar blocks to prevent access to the balcony railing. When and if possible, another way to prevent falls or other injuries is to use screen, netting, plexiglass, or some other material to block a cat or dog from falling or jumping over a balcony or through its railing. In this type of way, you can turn your balcony into a mock catio, for example, and prevent it from having points from which your kitty or pup can fall or otherwise injure themselves.


pilch92 said...

I love your drawing. Excellent tips too.

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

So wonderfully cozy!

messymimi said...

A balcony can be a joy, so very, very peaceful.

Cathy Keisha said...

I can't tell if the balcony is actually a painting on the wall between the bookcases or a real balcony.

Pam and Teddy said...

That doodle is PERFECT for last week's poem photo. I bet you will have a LOT of fun with this coming week's photo too!!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy

The J-Cats said...

Books and a kitty! All that's missing now is some classical Mewsic.

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

Love the doodle😸Pawkisses for a Happy Pentecost Sunday🐾😽💞

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Love it!