This photo probably looks pretty familiar. We posted another nose shot of Astrid's a couple weeks ago, nearly identical to this one. But, believe it or not, that photo and this one were not even taken in the same sitting, let alone on the same day.
Astrid loves to pout for the camera, and so her photos all always seem nearly identical. I get plenty of pouty puppy poses out of her, with the occasional nose shots like this one, and that's often about it. Did you know, though, that Astrid is actually a very lively dog who spends roughly 99% of her time smiling? You'd never know that from her melancholy photo shoots.
That all being said, I am on a mission to get some shots of the true Astrid. I want you all to see her smiley and goofy self, rather than just the pouty puppy side of her. If I succeed on this mission, I will of course share the results with you all here on our blog. Wish me luck.
Our Doodle of the Day:
Did you know that today is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day? We think that is a mighty fine celebration, and Astrid helped me doodle something up in its honor.
***Our Tip of the Day:
We've been giving tips on household safety over the past few days, and we're going to finish this series off by heading outdoors. In other words, just as as there can be dangers inside the home, there can also of course be ones outside as well. For furbabies who go outdoors, be aware of what all out there might pose a risk to their health and safety, and take all precautions necessary. For example, if your pup or kitty is in your own yard with you as grill or enjoy your fire pit, of course keep them away from the fire and heat, as you certainly already know. Also, of course, be aware that smoke, embers, and ash can all also be dangerous. There are those risks that might be found in your garden, such as from poisonous plants or fertilizers. Especially if you have toxic plants, be sure to block your furbaby's access to the garden, or at least monitor them at all times when in the yard. Even food you leave out for birds or squirrels could lead to issues, as sometimes can the excrement and other debris left behind by wildlife. So, try to keep feeders for the birds and squirrels in areas where your furbaby cannot easily reach. All in all, potentially dangerous situations will depend on your particular home, yard, and what can be found within, so always be aware of this and of course do all that you can to ensure your furbaby's health and safety.