Jan 17, 2021

JAN. 15, 2021

Hello Everyone,

I really don’t wish to dwell on the pandemic in this editorial. We all know what’s going on and that it’s going to be a while before we see light at the end of the tunnel.

What I do want is to continue bringing you a great escape from all that gloom and doom. In the past 10 months you’ve told me how much you enjoy Scribbles, more than any other time in our 41 plus years. 

This isn’t to say I felt you didn’t already appreciate Scribbles, it’s just that right now we all seem to be seeing its true value. It makes us happy, it makes us laugh and best of all, it takes us away from the woes of the world. I’ve said it countless times before, but it’s worth repeating again...every time you say Scribbles brought you joy, that in turn brings the joy back to me. What a unique endless happiness circle we’re a part of. 

The primary theme of this edition is to offer amusing ways to deal with isolation burnout, which understandably many are experiencing these days. We have a section of ideas to past the time, made all the more entertaining thanks to old photos of kids and pets hand picked from Scribbles vast archives. If laughter’s the best medicine, we have a double dose with a section of humourous comics and another with witty, albeit corny, word play. We top this part of our new edition off with You Need to Calm Down Contest.

Every year around this time we debut a new video highlighting what we all did at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Thankfully this year is no exception. Scribbles Friends Holidays 2020 features photos and video blended with animated clips of you & I. The winner of our Find Frosty Contest is also included here.

Happy New Year my friends. Enjoy today's Scribbles.

Jan 15, 2021

The Great Cookie Caper

"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

– David Tyson


ART | Ginny's Positive Message

I like you a lottle. It's like a little, except a lot

- Found Online


VIDEO | Scribbles Friends Holidays 2020

They were far from typical but our resilient Scribbles pals found unique ways of safely enjoying the holidays. Zoom gatherings, Facetime, phone calls and virtual parties, all topped the list of ways we kept in touch.

In the land of Scribbles, one of our holiday traditions is to present a collection of photos and video clips that feature the ways our friends enjoyed Christmas and New Year's Eve. We gather most of the content for our video from your Facebook posts, which means this annual treat was uneffected by this year's restrictions. Add some animated versions of our friends doing all sorts of silly things and two classic toe tapping tunes by KC & the Sunshine Band, and you have our Holidays 2020 video.

And stick around till the very end of our 8 minute video, to see who wins this year's Find Frosty Contest, with a little help from Ken's sister Kim & Officer Leeeevoy. 

feeling isolated?

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.'
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”

– Chinese Proverb


Butters 8th Birthday

“It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.” 

– C.S. Lewis

Jan 8, 2021

8 Whisker Licking Cat Facts

Think you know everything there is to know about cats? You may be wrong. Here's 8 cat facts as featured on CBC Kids website.

No sweets for kitty... 

When you eat something sweet, like ice cream, you probably notice kitty staring at you with big eyes. You might be tempted to give kitty a taste of your snack or dessert — but it won't really be a special treat for them. Unlike dogs, cats can't taste anything sweet. 

Right- or left-pawed...

Just like us, cats can prefer one paw over another. But unlike humans, female cats tend to be right-pawed, while male cats tend to be left-pawed. Meanwhile, 90% of humans are right-handed.

It's all about you ...

When your kitty is meowing, it's probably talking to you. Adult cats almost never meow at other cats. They use other ways to communicate with each other like purring, hissing and spitting.

Little chewy chunks of chow...

Whatever you feed your cat (and it really should be food made especially for them), make sure the pieces are small. Why? Cats can't move their jaws from side-to-side like you can. This makes it very hard for them to chew big chunks of food.

You think you're tired...

If you think your kitty is always sleeping, you're probably right. Cats are crepuscular animals. That means that they are active at dawn (when the sun comes up) and dusk (when it goes down).

They spend the rest of the time asleep — about 16 hours. So it's no surprise that kitty probably looks super tired when you come home from school.

And if kitty is still a kitten, they're probably sleeping 18 hours a day so that they can grow into a big strong kitty. A hormone that helps them grow is only released when they sleep.

No milk for kitty... 

It's true. You might think you should give kitty some milk with their dinner. But cats really only need to drink fresh clean water to stay hydrated.Most cats are lactose intolerant — that means that they can't actually digest milk. It can give them an upset tummy. So keep that glass of milk to go with your cookies.

Small space squeeze... 

You've probably seen your kitty squeeze through some really small spaces. But how do they know if they can fit?

It's all in the whiskers. They are super sensitive. The whiskers are about as long as your cat is wide. So they can let your cat know, even in the dark, if they will fit through a space.

Never, ever trim your cat's whiskers! Without whiskers, kitty can become disoriented and frightened.

Little blue eyes...

Take a look at your kitty's eyes. Are they yellow, green or even blue? Did you know that all cats are born with the same colour eyes?

All kittens are born with blue eyes — their final eye colour doesn't develop until around eight weeks old.

Jan 1, 2021

All That Glitters

DEC. 20, 2020

PS... Sorry to hear about your accident involving your hand. I hope you get better soon.