Yep, there I am trying to enjoy the sun through the dirty front door again.
I see the mom here try to clean the door sometimes. Then, it's so funny, pup Astrid will walk over and paint it with slobber again. Yeah, that's right, you can blame pup Astrid for the dirty door.
Have you friends of ours been having any sunshine lately? We sure hope so!
Now, we are participating in the Sparks blog hop, hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.
We searched for a positive, inspiring thought for today, and here is what we chose:
"Behind every scar there is an untold story of survival."
Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!
Our Doodle of the Day:
This doodle is the last one in our Tails of Tiny Tim series, at least for now. In case anyone missed the explanation in a previous post, this series is meant to honor specially abled furbabies. This particular doodle we have today is our way of honoring those furbabies who might be specially abled in a less obvious way, such as not in a noticeably physical sense. Some furbabies combat cancer, as the purple ribbon symbolizes, as well as of course diseases such as kidney, thyroid, diabetes, and others. This doodle is for these such furbabies.
Our Tip of the Day:
Ellen of 15andmeowing recently suggested I do a series of tips on heartworm disease, after her kitty Sammy had a bit of a scare after his heartworm test came back positive. Luckily, Sammy's followup antigen test was negative, but we still liked the idea of helping to spread the word about heartworms. So, today is the first day that we’re offering some tips and facts about heartworm.
We'll start simple and remind you all that heartworms come from mosquitoes, and a dog or cat can become infected if they are bit by a mosquito carrying larvae. This can occur in either indoor or outdoor furbabies. For indoor animals, you can try to keep all windows and doors closed, in hopes to prevent mosquito entry into the house. However, they can enter through cracks, or simply when you open the door to enter or exit. What’s more, it is possible for mosquitoes to be out and about year round, even in the winter. For this reason, our first, very significant tip is to simply ensure that you keep your dogs and cats on preventatives that include heartworm coverage, and that you do this year round.
We will be back tomorrow with further heartworm information.