Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tonks Tuesday

You better believe Tonks is here for Tonks Tuesday. She even posed for you guys. See?

My apologies if that photo is rather dark. Tonks is not happy with her photographer's lack of skill. Sorry, Tonks.


I've accepted the fact that, at least given the current busy nature of my full-time job and overall life, I might fall a bit more behind on the April A to Z Challenge. Next year I plan on having all of my doodles for this challenge done way more in advance, but for this year, I'm working with what I have. All that to say, though it's so close to being done, today's doodle for the letter N is not complete. I can easily finish it tonight, since I'll actually be leaving work early today, and so we'll post it tomorrow. That doodle for the letter N will star a cat with a name inspired by a certain fantasy fandom. It's a little fandom that has a tad bit to do with this doodle I scribbled up a couple years ago.

That was actually a doodle I scribbled up for my dad for Father's Day something like 3 years ago. It was in honor of one of the first books I remember my dad reading to my sister and myself as kids. Can anyone guess or remember what book I'm referring to?

All that rambling aside, we'll have the letter N for you tomorrow. If I have a chance to finish up enough of the future drawings to double some up so that we finish the A to Z Challenge in the month of April, I'll do so. Otherwise, I might wrap it up in the first week of May. Such is life, and hopefully you guys are at least mildly entertained by the alphabetical doodles I'm sharing.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Tip of the Day

As part of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, we are continuing our series of tips regarding this topic. Yesterday we mentioned some of the unfortunate forms of cruelty and neglect, and mentioned the importance of recognizing animal cruelty when you witness it. Today, we are giving some brief tips on what to do if you do witness animal cruelty.

First and foremost, if you witness animal cruelty, report it as soon as possible. You can report it to the police, including calling 911 if you believe it is an emergency at hand. You can also call your local animal control, humane society, or other organization that can offer help in the face of animal cruelty. If your local area does not offer help for animal cruelty, then call the Humane Society of the United States or other similar organization to see what can possibly be done.

What's more, if you do have animal cruelty to report, make sure that you have all the details and any evidence possible. Knowing the location, date, time, and of course the nature of the witnessed cruelty can be important for expediting the report and actions taken by police or other organizations. Try to tell them what types of animals and how many are involved, as well as details on any perpetrators you've seen. If possible, use that cell phone of yours to grab photos or video of any cruelty you are witnessing. Evidence in this form can really help to expedite the resolution of the issue.

When it comes to reporting animal cruelty, be persistent. Animals do not have the voice with which to speak up for themselves, so we must do it for them. If you are witnessing cruelty, be persistent in contacting those who can help, and follow up to ensure that there is resolution. Give the police, animal control, the humane society, or whoever is helping your contact information, so that they can contact you if needed. All in all, we must be the voice for the voiceless, so if you witness any form of animal cruelty or neglect, do all that you can to safely seek aid for the victim(s).


Eastside Cats said...

Showing off your belly, Tonks!

pilch92 said...

I want to snorgle that tummy. Cute drawing, but not sure which book you are referring to. Great tips too.

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

You are SO cute, Tonks!

The Island Cats said...

Tonks, you sure know how to work it, girl!

messymimi said...

Tonks, i need to be in your exercise class.

The Hobbit! What a grand book. Our fifth grade teacher, Mr. Z, used to read it to us if we got all of our classwork done early, it was a great incentive.

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, Tonks sure is cute! Great posing!

Smudge said...

What a deliciously silly Tonks photo!