Saturday, December 2, 2023

Caturday Art: Hippo Hero

Today's doodle was scribbled up last year. Even so, it may or may not have inspired the Christmas card we're creating for this year. I'm hoping it's pretty obvious which Christmas song this is based on.

Happy Caturday, friends!

Tip of the Day

Yesterday, we mentioned the importance of securing your Christmas tree against any furry climbers in the home. Today, we have another Christmas tree safety tip, this time regarding those light strands and ornaments. As you all certainly already know, always be careful of cords and the dangers they pose, such as if chewed on or if a furbaby becomes tangled in them. If your furbaby only seems interested in the lower branches of the tree, perhaps only place lights on the upper portion. Or, if necessary, do not use lights at all. If you do decorate your tree with lights, always unplug them if left unattended.

The same sort of rules can apply to ornaments, as needed. You can avoid placing them on the lower portion of the tree, or not use them altogether. If glass ornaments might become broken and cause potential injuries, consider using only plastic or fabric ones. Also consider the dangers of ornament hooks, or the choking hazards the ornaments themselves might pose. At our house, for these reasons, ornaments are not included on the tree but are instead hung from strands of garland that are attached to the wall, out of certain furbabies' reach. You don't have to throw your festive spirit out the door if you have adventurous and Christmas tree obsessed furbabies, you simply have to take necessary precautions.


Eastside Cats said...

Very cute hippo drawing!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

So cute!

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

I know the song! Cute :)

pilch92 said...

I love the drawing. Now I have I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas in my head. :) Great tips too. XO

The J-Cats said...

Furry cute indeed!

messymimi said...

I do love that song, and your hippo!