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drawing: my cat mochi

September 30, 2021

It’s a lazy day at the cabin. The autumn leaves are starting to change here in the Upstate New York mountains. A bit too chilly to go paddling because of a cold front. So I am bonding with my cat, Mochi, and doing a little drawing of her. I have to say that it is nice to get back to my artwork.

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Have a nice early fall day!

In this episode of my Bite-sized Fishing Series, it is a cold weather day where I do canoe/kayak fishing for fun panfish. I also give you a tour of My Canoe Setup and show you the gear I carry while on the water.

Plus, my cute lazy cats cameo in my video, and I get a cool sighting of Hooded Merganser Ducks during the late winter.

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Hey. It just turned into Spring. Happy Spring too!

The following gear I used or appear in this video:
Gamakatsu Octopus Circle Hook (size 8)
Reaction Tackle – Lead Drop Shot, 1/8 oz
Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
Stren Monofilament 8 lb test
Scotty Rod Holder with Clamp
Bilge Sponge
Seal Line Dry Bag 5 Liter, clear
Stearns Life Jacket
Yakima Canoe/Kayak Ratchet Tiedowns
Bucket
Plano Tackle Box
Boga Grip
Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
Panasonic HC-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero 8 Black

When it is near the time to refresh the aquarium water, one of the favorite routines for my pet turtles is when I give them a feast of different foods. It’s like a buffet for the turtles including pellets, superworms, lettuce and nightcrawlers. For changing the water afterwards, I use a rounded water basin which is perfect for emptying the tank. That is, if you don’t have a siphoning set up.

My cat joins in on the action, and helps me care for the turtles too!
Check out fun turtle (and cat) my video!

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The following are used in my video:
Zoo Med Natural Aquatic Turtle Food, 45-Ounce
Inomata Japanese Plastic Basin Tub
Aquarium Double Sided Sponge Brush
Fluker Farms Repta Clamp Lamp Ceramic 8.5″
Fluval Underwater Filter
Sony RX100
Panasonic Hc-V800 HD Camcorder
GoPro Hero8 Black

Fall time is tricky because fishing patterns are different due to the big drop in water temperature. If you find fish movement is different, then so should your plan of attack too. Keep changing your approach and location until you find out what the fish want and where they are.

I have a slow start to my canoe/kayak fishing outing, but eventually break from my own comfort zone. In the end, I am happy to get a nice Chain Pickerel and some Bass, small and big.

Also, in this video, I meet some carp fishermen and help them get their gear back. And just in time for Halloween, I find a strange-looking Praying Mantis!

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how i cut my cats nails

And now for something completely different. I made a video of How I Cut My Cat’s Nails. My video channel is mostly about the Outdoors & Nature, so I would like to categorize this one under Animals & Nature? Anyway, I usually spend a lot of time editing my stories, but this cat video is rather straight forward of me talking with my cats.

This is my contribution to the world that always needs fun cat videos. Check out my short video . Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

sketch: cat bored

March 22, 2020

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Strange times we are living right now. On the plus side, I have more time to draw and to be creative. How are you feeling?

Be safe all!

sketch: cat sitting up

March 1, 2020

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I have to say that my cat, Mochi, has excellent eye contact. Although cats don’t show facial emotion as readily as dogs do, it never fails to amaze me at how engaged she is when looking out at nature, through the window and on TV! I just had to draw her as she cordially sits on the dining table to get a closer look at a nature program on the flat screen. You can actually see her in action on my short video (from a few blog posts ago).

Do you think my drawing captures her expression well?

my cat watches nature programs

My cat loves to watch television. She sits in front of the TV and enjoys watching animals like fish. birds, and anything nature! She also loves to play with turtles. I guess you can say she is a real animal lover! I just had to share these short clips of my cute kitten, and add to the many Cat Videos out there. Because there are never enough funny cat videos! Right?

Check out my short video. And thanks for watching!

cartoon: the anomaly

December 29, 2019

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My characters are back :) This will be my last illustration… of the decade, that is! That sounds kinda sentimental doesn’t it? Well, it is, because 2020 is upon us. Drawing is one my favorite ways to end the year. I am also a fan of science fiction and technology. Do you notice the influence? Anyway, my cartoon takes us on an another adventure. Enjoy!

By the way, I want to thank my followers, readers, fellow bloggers and fellow creators for the likes, comments and for simply sharing! How will you celebrate the end of this year and decade? Let me know!

Happy New Decade, everybody!

clean and condition aquarium

Hey animal lovers. This is my latest short video on caring for your pet turtles. In this episode, I show you an efficient way to clean your aquarium. In addition, I show you how to re-condition the water because, straight out of the tap, levels of chlorine and pH is not the best for turtles, frogs and salamanders to drink and/or swim in. It is an easy step that your pets will appreciate, when being cared for in a tank.

My cat, Mochi, joins in on the action. She wants to be on video too, ya know. Enjoy!

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