Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wordless Wednesday



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Our Doodle of the Day:

Here, Astrid agreed to help me illustrate one of my favorite quotes 
by one of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien. 
Thank you, Astrid!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Today's random tip is one that we hope you'll never have to use, but that might be good to know just in case. In the event that your furbaby tries to make friends with a skunk and ends up sprayed, you don't have to go through an endless supply of tomato paste like is commonly suggested. First of all, it might be worth it to note that there are skunk odor removers on the market. On the other hand, there are also home remedies that can be used for immediately treatment. You can go about deodorizing your furbaby in a way similar to how a soiled rug or carpet can be cleaned. Baking soda can be mixed with some peroxide or dilute vinegar, along with a bit of dish soap if you wish, and carefully used to bathe and thereby deodorize your furbaby. Do indeed be sure to do this as carefully and safely as possible, ensuring that none of the mixture gets into your furbaby's eyes, as well as trying to keep them from consuming it. Especially if you use peroxide, do not leave the mixture in contact with your furbaby for too long, as it can potentially bleach fur. So, once your pup or kitty has been bathed, thoroughly rinse and remove the mixture from their fur. After this, proceed by then bathing them with typical shampoo, to remove any remaining cleaning mixture and leaving them truly clean and fresh. We of course hope that this tip is never needed, but in the case that a skunk tries to greet your furbaby, you can use such techniques to carefully attempt to remove the odor as quickly and effectively as possible. (Note: It is not recommended to prepare and store any peroxide cleaning mixture ahead of time, as it can build up pressure and potentially explode if closed up in a bottle.)

11 comments:

  1. Oh Astrid, thanks for showing us that great quote. So true. You all have a great day.

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  2. That is a cute nose Astrid. Great drawing and quote too. Getting sprayed by a skunk is one of my worst fears which is why I had stopped feeding the stray for a while when I thought it was a skunk and now I feel very guilty.

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  3. Nice nose shot, Astrid!

    That's a great quote...and that decision can be a tough one.

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  4. Thanks for this tip. We do have skunks in our yard, and they often come out at night and spray our property, which Mom hates. We are not allowed out at night so thankfully have never come in contact with one; though, our Astrid almost did one time. Mom says that they are fearless. She has thrown rocks and other objects at them, and they do not back down. Your Astrid is looking particularly adorable today, both in person and in the drawing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  5. "Dawn" is't kidding in its advertising - it really is what wildlife rescuers use to clean up wildlife trapped in oil slicks and such gunk, so it would definitely be safe for furbabies - still needing to be thoroughly rinsed off, of course.

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  6. We have skunks here, can you believe it? A former super's dog was skunked.

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  7. So good to see you Astrid! You are so smart and clever.

    We have lots of skunks around us and fortunately we have avoided them.

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  8. Great quote! And such a fun photo of pretty Astrid!

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