Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Don't let this pouty puppy pose fool you. Astrid is feeling pretty good these days. She has had her sutures removed and is finally free of her bandage following her toe amputation to remove a sarcoma, but the incision is still a bit fragile and needs to fully heal still. That means the cone of shame, and unfortunately still only short walks. Other than that, though, Astrid is pretty much back to her old self. She is full of boundless energy (which is so very noticeable since she can only go on short walks to release that energy), and she is loving life.

Thank you all again for the purrs, barks, prayers, and thoughts you sent Astrid over the past few weeks! They certainly worked!

Happy Wednesday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Astrid was perturbed that I doodled a kitty astronaut recently but not a puppy one.
So, here you go, Astrid.

Our Tip of the Day:
Discussion of Thanksgiving food simply wouldn't be complete without turkey. Is it safe to feed your kitty or pup some Thanksgiving turkey? Turkey bits fed in moderation can be a safe and delicious treat, so long as excess fat and bones are removed. Fat can lead to pancreatitis, among other potential issues, and bones are a choking hazard as well as can lead to perforation or obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. Also keep in mind whether any additional ingredients, seasonings, or other additives were used when cooking the turkey. For example, onion, garlic, or excess salt on the turkey could potentially lead to gastrointestinal upset or other issues. So, you don't have to skip giving your furbaby a taste of that Thanksgiving turkey, but do be sure that you take precautions for the health and safety of your furbaby.


Julie said...

What GREAT news, well done Astrid, you are a STAR. Soon the dreaded cone of shame will be a distant memory....then we'll have a pawty and celebrate BIG TIME!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Anonymous said...

Astrid the impawtant thing is your paw is free of cancer now....even if you must endure that cone of shame a little longer AND shorter walks for a while, you are definitely a lucky girl! We are all very proud of you - you were brave and courageous and deserve that doodle of an astronaut in your honor - "going where no Astrid has gone before" into space for more adventure!!!

Hugs, Teddy

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear Astrid is doing well. Prayers will continue! Hugs.

Marg said...

So glad Astrid, that you are doing so much better. Great news. Won't be long now til that darn cone comes off. You all have a fantastic day.

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, the doodle of you, Astrid, as so cute! Glad you are on the mend, and that cone will be gone soon, but think of it as a fashion statement until then!

Sandee said...

She's a pretty girl. I always feel so helpless when they are sick or hurt. I'm glad she's doing well.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

that is the most pawesome news ever!! So glad she is doing well! DakotasDen

carol l mckenna said...

Astrid is a sweetie ~ so glad she is on the mend and love the doodle! ~

light and love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

pilch92 said...

I am glad Astrid is almost healed. That is wonderful news. Very cute astronaut drawing and excellent tip.

Kathe W. said...

we call it the Ellizabethan Collar! Get well soon!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

astrid...we iz buzzed happee yur doin sew well, continmewed blessingz frum R pal St Franics for ewe ta bee bak ta de 1000000000000000000 bark o meter soooper soon!! ☺☺♥♥

The Daily Pip said...

So glad she is doing so well!

Thank you so much for your heartfelt and lovely comment on my post about Pip. Heart dogs and cats are so special and truly live on in our hearts forever.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Astrid is doing so well. But that cone of shame? Phooey!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's such wonderful news!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray! That's such awesome news, Astrid and Mom Lorianne. We're gonna keep purring and praying for you to be rid of that cone soon!