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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!

Pet turtles really like to bask and get some rays. During the warmers months of the year, I let my turtles get sun exposure where they can acquire important vitamin D for their shells, while they relax in tubs on my deck. I try to keep my talking to a minimum in my ASMR-type video, let the turtles have fun and let my cats watch the action!

Please note: Make sure you let your turtles out only in an enclosed fence area. Turtles can get out of their tubs! Also, use discretion in areas where there might be predators that might attack your turtles, like raccoons!

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Have a great Labor Day Weekend, everybody!

Over the frigid winter, my turtle caught a cold. If your pet turtle is sneezing, that is bad news, because that means it has a cold. It could turn into a lung infection if not treated early. And unfortunately, there is no home remedy to a cure the problem. In a video, I show you how to bring it back to a healthy happy turtle.

Don’t worry this story has a happy ending. Check out my short video.

Happy Easter Everybody!

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Even though pet turtles are happy swimming, eating and sunbathing, being in an aquarium may get monotonous for your pet turtle. So how about stimulating the turtle’s mind and body by making it work for its food? In this simple challenge, I let my turtle solve a puzzle to get some green leaf lettuce that is just out of reach. An eager turtle is amusing to watch. Check out my video and enjoy!

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The following are used in my video:
Inomata Japanese Plastic Basin Tub
Fluker Farms Repta Clamp Lamp Ceramic 8.5″
Fluval Underwater Filter
Sony RX100
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

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!

take_turtles_out_of_tank

During the state lockdown, I let my pet turtles out of their aquarium to have a nice meal. I also take them outside to get fresh air and natural sunlight.

Check out my video to get your mind off of things right now :)Β  Enjoy!

sketch: cat bored

March 22, 2020

cat_sphinx_pose_by_al_lau

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!

turtle_on_log_by_al_lau

My Red Eared Turtle is enjoying life by basking on a log, under the sun. All by itself. A kind of “social distancing”, shall I say? On that note, be safe everybody. We will pull through this tough time. My job has closed down for 2 weeks. So I am home, trying to lift my spirits by drawing, and keeping busy. I also plan to go outside and take in the warm sun, just like my turtle!

What are you doing to stay positive? Let me know :)

sketch: cat sitting up

March 1, 2020

cat sit up_by al lau

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?

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