As always, first up for the weekend is the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by the lovely Athena. For our Caturday Art contribution, we're sharing the image that we will be using as our summer header starting tomorrow. This piece of course stars my furbabies, as well as some little summertime friends they found.
My furbabies love watching the summer scenery outside their beloved windows. They all especially love when little critters show up to flutter about and creep and crawl along outside. I can tell that they wish these little friends would come inside to visit and play. (Let's be honest, sometimes these little buggers do just that, and my furbabies just the love the thrill of the chase...)
How about all of our furiends out there? What do you think of those little fluttery and creepy-crawly critters out and about this time of year? Do you make friends with them? Do you like to chase them?
Happy Caturday to all of our furiends!
Our Tip of the Day:In some past tips I've talked about summer care for pets, and in other tips I've mentioned having emergency and disaster plans that include your furbabies. Today, let's combine the two. Sometimes summer brings with it heat advisories, sometimes even excessive and potentially dangerous heat advisories. In cases such as these, whether you simply don't have an air conditioning unit or whether you have an air conditioner but it fails or the power goes out, be very cognizant and cautious of the temperature inside your house. Most importantly, have plans in store for keeping your furbabies cool in the case of summertime emergencies. Do you have a plan that will keep your furbaby safe from heat exposure or heat stroke? Some plans can include simple solutions, such as using plenty of fans, opening windows, spending time outdoors in the breeze during the coolest parts of the day, and placing extra or iced water out for your furbaby. However, some of these solutions only work so well and only for so long. In cases when sufficient cooling is not available at your house, it never hurts to have a temporary relocation plan in place. Is there a friend or family member who could take in your furbaby should cooling measures at your house become insufficient? Is your furbaby established at an air conditioned boarding facility? Summer sure can be a time for fun, but it also has its potential dangers, and it never hurts to think ahead!