Saturday, January 30, 2021

Caturday Art

We are finally going to start sharing our newest series of doodles. After my grandmother passed away earlier this month, and after work at my full-time job got crazy again, I took to sharing mostly flashback doodles for the past couple of weeks. Art is an outlet for me, though, and I was eager to get back to regularly spending time in my sketchbook. I finally managed that, and now we will be sharing our newest series of doodles with you. It's a wintry series, it was at least slightly inspired by a series of winter doodles I scribbled up back in late 2018 and early 2019, and here is the first one.

Warm wishes to all!


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Tip of the Day

Today's tip is to find ways to exercise and entertain your furbabies indoors when it is cold outside. Walks and other lengthy outings can be a very dangerous thing in frigid temperatures. Frostbite and hypothermia can happen in a matter of a couple short minutes in low temperatures. So, if your kitty or pup is used to walks, outdoor playtime, and so forth, find ways to improvise indoors on cold winter days.

You can of course play games with your kitty or pup, such as by grabbing a toy and initiating fetch. For some kitties and pups who might not be easy to engage in a game of fetch, sliding treats across the floor can be a good way to get them to move and exercise, with an incentive. Another way to play with your furbaby can be a game of hide-and-seek. Of course, only play such games with furbabies who enjoy them, and who do not become confused or agitated by having to chase or look for you.

What's more, there are also a large variety of interactive toys available on the market that can help keep a kitty or pup entertained and active when walks or time outdoors is not an option. One plain and simple option is an interactive treat dispenser. These popular toys come in many forms, and can be rolled around or otherwise played with all while dispensing treats. The list of interactive toys certainly doesn't end there, though. You know your furbaby best and might be able to guess what kinds of toys they like, so search for interactive toys accordingly. For example, does your kitty like to bat things around? If so, perhaps get them a ball track toy, and roll it a few times for them in order to attract their attention to it. There are also a number of other interactive toys that will toss, roll, wave, fling, flit, and otherwise move items around for your furbaby to chase. Do, of course, be very careful when selecting interactive toys. For example, do not leave your furbaby unattended with any toys that contain dangerous parts and pieces, such as strings. It is important to keep those kitties and pups happy and active even on cold winter days, but only do so with toys that are safe and sound.

9 comments:

pilch92 said...

I love the drawing and those are great tips. XO

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

Excellent doodle! we so love your drawings and we are so happy that you share them with us! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful doodle as always!

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

That's SO cute! I miss the days of going sledding.

meowmeowmans said...

We love this doodle. So glad you've been able to get back to your artwork and that it's helping you feel more centered. XO

The Island Cats said...

What a cute snowy doodle!

cat9984 said...

Paws up from us. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty

messymimi said...

You make me want to go sledding with the pets, and i am looking forward to more.

Cathy Keisha said...

Very cool doodle!