Wednesday, November 16, 2016

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Belly Rubs and Beef


It's the belly rub shuffle!

With that belly all rubbed and happy, we'll move on to today's doodle. When Astrid learned that her kitty bro Evan got to show off his love for buttery goodness on Monday, she asked that I help her demonstrate her love for all things...beef! So, here you go, pup.


This one is also destined to be a refrigerator magnet, just like Evan and his stack of buttered pancakes. I guess this means I'm making a series of foodie furbaby magnets. Stay tuned, as Thimble will unveil hers tomorrow.

Happy Wednesday!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Ground beef can serve as a nice little treat for your pup or even your kitty, and it also can serve well as an appetite booster in furbabies who are not feeling well. Beef is a nutrient-rich protein, serving as a great source of the likes of iron and zinc and vitamin B12. That being said, though, please do be careful when selecting and preparing beef as a treat for your dog or cat. First of all, it is best to go with lean beef. The leaner, the better, because too much fat in a food, including that which can be found in beef, can lead to digestive upset for your furbaby. When preparing the meat, do not add any seasonings or other additives for flavoring. Beef itself is well received by many a dog or cat nose and palate, and so it is not necessary to add flavoring. What's more, many seasonings, such as those with onion and garlic, can be toxic to your furbaby and should be avoided altogether. In some cases, especially when a dog or cat is having a spell of digestive distress or otherwise needs a boost in their appetite and food intake, beef can be mixed and fed with plain rice to help get the furbaby back on track. All in all, though, although it can make for a nice treat, beef should not be fed as a large proportion of your furbaby's diet, unless instructed by a veterinarian. Of course, when in doubt, ask your veterinarian.

14 comments:

  1. I missed Evan's pancakes! Beautiful Astrid and her beef :)

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  2. Adorable! That's a mighty big burger! You totally captured what a dog's eyes might look like if a burger like that was placed in front of him!

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  3. Such a great drawing of you Astrid. That burger sure looks yummy. Have fun with that Astrid. Also, have such a great day.

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  4. Astrid, are you gonna eat that burger all by yourself? Yum!

    FYI, our vet told us that in her experience, she finds lots of cats allergic to beef. Ernie has had a reaction to it, so we stay away from it most of the time.

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  5. Great shot of Astrid! I love her magnet too, very cute. And as always, excellent tip.

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  6. I usually give Dakota ground beef (lean) on special days, such as birthday, gotcha day and occasionally throughout the year when my husband and I have lean ground beef burgers that i make. He LOVES it! When I make it for him I mix it with carrots, broccoli. Dakota loves veggies. Have never given Cody ground beef. DakotasDen

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  7. We now have an uncontrollable yearning for a burger now!

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  8. You are adorable Astrid, and we love that drawing turned into a magnet!

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  9. That is a great picture of Astrid and her burger.

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  10. Astrid, that burger sounds pretty tasty! And we love Mom's illustration of you!

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