Saturday, May 15, 2021

Red Hat Caturday Art

I realized I never shared the doodle I created for my mom for Mother's Day. My mom lost her mom just this January. Her mom, my grandma, was a member of the Red Hat Society. Who's heard of that? To put it very, very simply, the Red Hat Society is an organization that celebrates women. As part of this organization, women over 50 years of age gather together, all while wearing red hats, often paired with the color purple. Because why not.

All that to say, I scribbled up this little doodle for my cat-loving mom in honor of her late mother.


Happy Caturday, friends!




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Tip of the Day

Our last couple tips in the parasite discussion are all about preventatives. We've already mentioned the importance of keeping up on administering parasite preventatives for your furbaby, even year round if possible. But, there's more to it than just that.

For today, we're going to specifically mention the importance of making sure you are administering a preventative only to the species for which it is intended. This can be crucial, and even a life or death scenario. For example, some preventatives formulated for dogs can have devastating effects on cats. This is because preventatives for dogs can contain pyrethrin/pyrethroid, which is safe for dogs. Cats, on the other hand, are highly sensitive to this compound, and it is toxic to them. This is not only something to keep in mind when purchasing or using preventatives directly on a cat, but also when using preventatives on a dog who lives with or has contact with cats. Do your research and discuss with your veterinarian the best preventatives and methods for keeping both your kitties and pups healthy and safe.

10 comments:

Cleo said...

What a wonderful doodle, as always. Dad knew about the Red Hat Society. Before he and mom moved south they both worked at a retirement community where the ladies gathered on a monthly basis in one of the activity rooms.

Eastside Cats said...

My mother lost both her mother and her husband in a few short years.
She's tough, and has been hanging tough during the pandemic...and now we want to take her car keys away because of sight and health issues.
I'm sure that she will manage; she has managed everything else.

pilch92 said...

I know about the Red Hat Society, that is what The Crotchety Cougars was based on for lady cats. I love the drawing. I feel so old, I could join. XO

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

We never knew about that but then we're from England.

Lovely doodle!

The Island Cats said...

What a cute doodle! My MIL is a red hat lady...or at least she used to be. I don't know if she still is...I'll have to ask her. ~Island Cat Mom

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

Adorable! I remember the red hat lady craze well.

messymimi said...

Beautiful! That's a lovely gift for Mother's Day, an original artwork in her honor.

meowmeowmans said...

That is so cute. We bet your mom loved that Mother's Day card!

The J-Cats said...

We never heard of the Red Hat Society before, and neither has Our Human, but She does remember a red felt stetson-type hat her mother had. In fact, She thinks She still has it somewhere.

Cathy Keisha said...

Amazing art with feeling! I have a red hat too.