Saturday, January 16, 2021

Flashback Caturday Art With Flurries

It's a been a strange week, after my grandmother passed away last weekend. Her funeral was yesterday. With everything that's been going on, I haven't been working on my newest doodles. That's why I've been sharing all flashback doodles over the past week. As I explained at one point this week, the flashbacks I've been sharing are all from a series of winter doodles that I first shared back in 2018. What's more, the flashback doodles I've been sharing more or less inspired the new series of doodles that I have in the works. I'll start sharing that new series in a couple of days or so, but until I get back in my usual swing of things, we still have some wintry flashback doodles from 2018 to share. Like this one here.


To add a bit more wintry fun, I added an animated snow effect to the above doodle. That seems apt enough, since where we live it's been lightly snowing almost nonstop for 24 hours.


Happy Caturday!




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Tip of the Day

Today's tip is to be careful and cautious with your furbabies when outside in cold weather, and to be aware that our furbabies' tolerances to cold can vary. Some animals are more susceptible to getting cold, such as those with a thin coat or no fur, those who are very young or very old, and those who are ill or in any way compromised. Sometimes it comes down to the fact that some animals simply tolerate cold better than others. In any extreme weather, such as cold winter days, it is important to keep a very close eye on any animal who is outside. If your pup or kitty is outdoors taking a bathroom break or on a walk, monitor them closely. If you notice any shivering, restlessness or anxiety, or anything out of sorts, get them inside where it is warm.

One simple rule of thumb to follow, especially when in doubt, is that if it's too cold for you, then it's likely too cold for your furbaby. Hypothermia and frostbite can affect our cats and dogs just like it can affect us, so don't risk these medical emergencies. Don't leave your furbabies outdoors in the frigid cold. Do not set out on long walks on cold days, but instead stay close to home and be vigilant regarding your furbaby's comfort, health, and safety. If you care for feral cats or other outdoor animals, try to ensure that they have some form of shelter that is out of the elements and off of the ground. If possible, offer some form of warmth in the outdoor shelter, a topic we very recently discussed.

12 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

How cute!

Cleo said...

What festive doodles, especially with the animated snow. We're so sorry to read about your grandmother, and don't worry about fresh doodles- we enjoy your flashbacks just as much. Take care of yourself and all you have to deal with.

Eastside Cats said...

I love the snow fall effect; brings your already excellent doodle to life!
We've had day of frosty fog, which creates a layer of wetish frost on all outside surfaces. The PO'M doesn't seem to like it much, however I cannot shovel or sweep it away...it just has to melt on it's own.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We really liked that Doodle before and now it is really fun. Love the snow

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

We LOVE your flashback Doodle! It is PURRFECT for this time of year. We can't wait to see your new doodles!
Have a marvellously Happy Day!

pilch92 said...

Cute flashback and I love the snow effect. We ended up with rain instead of snow this time.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful!

Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

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

Darling doodles! We've had a sloppy wet mess for snow here.

meowmeowmans said...

Your doodles are so adorable. We're only getting rain this time.

Cathy Keisha said...

I love how peaceful the scene looks with snow gently falling.

The J-Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

messymimi said...

Your doodles always cheer me, and i like looking at snow -- in a picture, not quite as much in person.