Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday Selfie

Thimble is a pretty girl, she knows she's a pretty girl, and so she wanted to snap a selfie to show you all just how pretty she is.


See? Isn't Thimble quite a looker? This mom of hers sure thinks she is.

Happy Sunday!


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Flashback Doodle of the Day

For the next week or two, we'll be sharing a couple more flashback doodles than usual. One of the main reasons for this is that I'm working quite a bit on some writing projects these days, and I need to create a couple less new doodles than usual in order to have a bit more time to dedicate to my writing projects for at least a short while. Another reason for us sharing extra flashback doodles for a week or so is that I want to get a head start on my autumn and Halloween drawings, as I already have a plethora of ideas for some autumnal doodles, and so I'll be working on these a bit extra as well.

Anyway, as I mentioned above, I'm dedicating some extra time these days to some of my writing projects. That prompted me to look back and see what past doodles I created that were inspired by writing. I found a series from 2018 that I actually forgot I had scribbled up, and so this is the series we'll be starting with. Here's the first one.


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Tip of the Day

Our doodle above may show a kitty happily writing with a quill, or feather, but in reality such an item may not the best thing to hand over to a cat. Due to their predatory nature, cats might find feathers to be a tempting or fun item. Many cat toys are made with feathers, even faux feathers, and in many cases this causes no issues. True bird feathers, though, can potentially pose a greater risk, in part because they smell like genuine prey and in part because they might contain the hard and pointy shaft that attaches the feather to the bird. If ingested, any type of feather could potentially cause intestinal blockage. If the shaft is on the feather and is ingested, that in itself could cause laceration or perforation of the intestinal tract. All in all, be cognizant of how your cat reacts to feathers. If your cat tries to eat them, then avoid toys with them, try to keep your cat from hunting down birds or their feathers if they go outdoors, and of course keep any collectibles or home decor with feathers well out of your kitty's reach. Then again, it's important to keep an eye on your cat when introducing any new toys or items, and to remove the toy or item from your cat's reach should they attempt to consume or otherwise endanger themselves with the item.

13 comments:

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Thimble sure has scored on the selfie this week. She is a delight and what mum wouldn't be proud :)
Purrs
ERin

Lone Star Cats said...

Looking good Thimble!

Cleo said...

Thimble is a gorgeous selfie model indeed!

The Island Cats said...

Thimble, you are a beauty!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thimble that is a thoughtful Selfie and we love the doodle as always

Catscue Catmom said...

Thimble, you are gorgeous! We don't allow any toys with feathers, beads, or anything they could pull off and ingest. Cuz our babies can tear apart just about anything - MOL!

pilch92 said...

Thimble is beautiful- great selfie. I love all your drawings so flashbacks are fine. I can't wait to someday see more of your writing. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Oh yes, we agree 100%. Thimble is s super duper pretty girl!

Eastside Cats said...

Pretty Thimble!
I wonder about how cat toy feathers are obtained; there could be real cruelty going on in the feather trade that we don't know about. Which is why I stopped purchasing any toy with feathers.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Thimble! yous is such a cutie! Yous would fits right in with our tabby Twosome (Marv and Jo Jo)!
Purrs
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie

Dash Kitten Crew said...

She is a delight isn't she :-)

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

She's a beauty, for sure! LOVE the doodle!!!

messymimi said...

She's beautiful, and i'd love to know what a cat would write.