Remember Astrid's yummy mummy cookie that she got for Halloween yesterday?
Who wants to guess how Astrid ate her mummy? Perhaps head first? Maybe feet first?
There you have it. Astrid wanted her yummy mummy to look like her. Do you see Astrid's bandaged and booted back right foot? Now her yummy mummy is just like her.
Speaking of which, Astrid has overall been doing great since her toe amputation to remove her sarcoma. She finally had her sutures removed yesterday, though her foot still has to remain in a bandage for a few more days so as to allow the incision to do its final healing. She is also still on antibiotics, as when she was taken off of them for a short time, the incision immediately became inflamed. We'll let you all know in a few days if Astrid is finally bandage-free. And, of course, thank you again for all of the thoughts, purrs, barks, and prayers during Astrid's treatment and recovery!
Our Doodle of the Day:
We're sort of not quite ready to say goodbye to Halloween yet. So, here's to the continuing story of the cat-o'-lantern.
Our Tip of the Day:
Given that November is the month of Thanksgiving here in the United States, the next couple of weeks will be dedicated to tips and facts on common Thanksgiving foods. We'll start today with alliums. These include foods such as garlic and onion, which, as many of you know, are toxic to cats and dogs. Consumption of alliums can lead not only to gastrointestinal distress, but can also prove detrimental to red blood cells. Signs of allium toxicosis in our furbabies can include any number of symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and elevated heart and respiration rate, among others. This being said, not only is it important to keep garlic, onion, and other alliums out of your kitty or pup's reach, but it's also equally important to be cognizant of what other foods might contain these as additional or hidden ingredients. When in doubt, do not feed it to your furbaby!