Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Our Doodle of the Day:

Yesterday we posted a doodle of a special little version of Winnie the Pooh, in honor of tomorrow being Winnie the Pooh Day. I also mentioned at that point that, to be honest, my favorite Pooh Bear character is actually not the bear himself. I quite like myself some underdogdonkey.

Fun fact? I collect Eeyore dolls. I remember the Christmas, many moons ago, when I received a jumbo Eeyore doll. I was ecstatic. It now sits on a shelf above my bed, as creepy as that sounds.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Our Tip of the Day:
Did you know that, as a pet parent, baking soda can sometimes be your best friend? Though you of course don't want your pup or kitty consuming or breathing any large amount of substances such as baking soda, it is largely pet-safe when used wisely. That's just one of the reasons why it can come in quite handy for those who have pets.

We all love our furbabies, but we all might also perhaps admit that sometimes our furbabies don't leave things smelling their freshest. This is where baking soda can offer a bit of help, as it can work wonderfully as a deodorizer, as it can absorb smells like those related to our furbabies. One way to take advantage of this is to sprinkle some on your carpet or furniture, let it sit for roughly 10 or 20 minutes, vacuum it up, and thereby leave your floor and furniture smelling more fresh and clean. You can also do this in your car, such as if your pup or kitty takes a trip in there often and perhaps leaves it smelling a little, well, furry. Baking soda can also help keep your cat's litter box smelling more fresh, as you can sprinkle a small layer at the bottom of the litter box before you put the litter in, and it will thereby help absorb some of the odors.

There are also other potential uses of baking soda. For example, if you accidentally trim your pup or kitty's nail too short and hit the quick, thereby causing some bleeding, you can dip the bleeding claw in baking soda and apply pressure. This will cause the baking soda to form a paste with the blood, and thereby help it to clot. Cornstarch, flour, and styptic powder purchased from the drug store can also be used. With all of the wonders it can work, do be sure to keep some baking soda on hand.


Anonymous said...

Only the NOSE knows!! ;)

Hugs, Teddy

Sandee said...

Reminds me of our Little Bit. We sure miss that girl.

Have a woof woof Wordless Wednesday. My best to your mom. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Eeyore goggie! So cute! We use a solution of baking soda and water to clean up urps, but I've discontinued sprinkling it in the litter, for fear that the dust could be injurious to cat (and human!) lungs. I read about it somewhere once.

Kitties Blue said...

We owe you so many comments...please forgive us. Mom is just not handling things to our satisfaction. Love Astrid's nose selfie! Yes we know it is WW. Mom is a huge Pooh and Tigger fan. Astrid as Eeyore is totally adorable. Baking soda is a wondrous cleaning tool, especially when mixed with vinegar. It beats any cleaning product on the market. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful nose close-up ! Purrs

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

I love Eeyore!!! He's always been my favorite Pooh character :) Gosh, we're so much alike it's scary!

pilch92 said...

That is such a cute doodle of Astrid as Eeyore, good job. Great tips too, I did not know baking soda would work when I cut a nail too short.

Cathy Keisha said...

TW bought some Arm & Hammer litter with baking soda. It's not my fave but I use it occasionally. It's only in one box.

Anonymous said...

My Mom says that nose is furry kissable!

meowmeowmans said...

We love that picture of Astrid's smocchable nose! And we love Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, too!