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!
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.)