One of Astrid's favorite places in the house is the window facing our backyard, where the wildlife and neighborhood cat foot traffic is heaviest. Astrid loves to perch on the back of the couch in front of this window and gaze out, which I've been noticing has been making up a large fraction of my most recent pictures of her.
I'd like to say that I got her to shuffle it up a bit for today's post. But, alas, I cannot say that. So, for today, here are a couple new shots of Astrid yet again doing her usual thing:
Now, for today's Valentine art...If I was going in my usual order of things, Thimble's Valentine would be posted today (when I'm doing a series of pieces for the furbabies in my life, I try to keep it all fair by creating and posting the pieces in the order I adopted or met them). But, I've decided to wait until Thursday to post Thimble's Valentine, since that will, in fact, be Thimble Thursday.
So today, I'm instead doing the next closest thing by posting the Valentine I created for Thimble's sort of twin of a brother, Trapper. In case you don't remember or don't know, Thimble has three biological brothers, all of whom are still in the family. Trapper lives with my parents, and he's my big (very big!) buddy. So, here it is:
Have a lovely Tuesday, furiends!
Our Tip of the Day:
How about a training tip today? When doing training sessions with your dog (or even your cat, if your kitty is one of the few willing to take advisement from a human), positive reinforcement in the form of treat rewards can be a great tool to use. Try using truly enticing treats that your dog will really want to work for, such as soft and chewy treats with a strong smell. If your dog is picky about treats but trains best with a food reward, then try getting creative and using a food (a safe one, of course!) that you know your dog likes. For example, if your dog likes peanut butter, try using little dollops, licks, or perhaps even frozen balls of peanut butter as a reward for completing a command. Of course, always be sure to monitor how many treats or how much food your dog is getting, as these should not make up any significant portion of your pup's diet.