Saturday, December 23, 2023

Caturday with Krampuss

Hello, friends! There are only two days until Christmas, and we're here for Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop with a festive doodle. Well, sort of. Have you ever heard of Krampus? In some European folklore, he's a horned creature who punishes naughty children during the Christmas season. What's more, the other day I saw an image someone had created of what they called Krampuss, and I simply had to recreate it in my own style. So, meet Krampuss.

What do you think Krampuss did during his visit to that there house? Do you think any naughty children in there required punishment? Or are there naughty kitties in there? Surely not. Perhaps this a friendly neighborhood Krampuss?

Have a Christmassy Caturday, friends!


Tip of the Day

Today's tip relates to the spirit of gift-giving during the holiday season. In particular, we're talking about the practice of giving cats, dogs, and other little critters as gifts on Christmas morning. The important thing here is that anyone giving a furry friend as a gift realize the significance of such a gift. Obviously, a living creature requires proper care and commitment. For this reason, if you or someone you know is intending on giving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift, be sure that all considerations have been made. Does the recipient want a furry friend? Do finances, time, age, location, and other such factors allow the recipient to properly care for a furry friend? These are just the basics that need to be considered, as cats, dogs, and other animals come with far more factors than this. After all, pets are a commitment that can be with you for many years.

The long and short if it is that while it is wonderful to think of an animal finding a home on Christmas morning, it is still important to ensure that said animal will not end up without proper care, or back at a shelter or abandoned. There are of course times when giving or receiving a cat, dog, or other critter as a gift works out perfectly fine. Such cases might include when someone gifts a furbaby to their significant other who wants and can care for it, or when a parent knows their child wants and is capable of assisting in the care of a cat, dog, or other pet. If you or someone close to you is planning to surprise someone with a furry friend on Christmas morning, just as with any gift, do take into consideration whether a pet is appropriate for the recipient in question.


Eastside Cats said...

Krampus looks mightily happy, so no naughty children nearby.

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

I adore your Krampuss!!!

pilch92 said...

Nice drawing, very cute for a Krampus. Excellent tips too. XO

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Epically epic illustration, Krampus is THE dude!!! Meowy Catmas to mew all, we hope mew have an epic festive season!

messymimi said...

I've heard the legend, and your Krampuss probably only needs to look at anyone naughty and they'd change in an instant, he looks able to change frowns to smiles!