Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wordy Wednesday Déjà Vu

Guess what, guys? Remember when I told you last week how I am on a mission to get a shot of pup Astrid's usual face, which is one that is smiling and all shades of happy instead of the pouty puppy shots she always shows you all? Well, I caught Astrid happy and smiling while looking out the window the other day. So, I snuck over with my camera and thought I'd stealthily snap some evidence. She saw me, though, and that camera in my hand. So, what did she do? This, she did this:

This little booger is turning my mission into one seemingly impossible task. But, I will prevail!


Today is Send a Card to a Friend Day. We actually meant to send some snail mail cards out to you friends of ours. But, alas, we did not accomplish that. So, we hope you'll accept this virtual card instead!

In case you were wondering, that there doodle was actually inspired by Astrid and one of my parents' cats, Trapper. I have shared Trapper here on our blog before.

Trapper is one of the litter mates of Thimble, as well as housemate Toby. He is more or less Thimble's look-alike, even if he is quite literally twice her size. Trapper is also one friendly and totally cool cat, and he also just so happens to be 110% in love with pup Astrid. So, that is how we got to that doodle up there.

We are wishing all of you friends of ours a beautiful day!

Our Tip of the Day:
As part of our series of tips for National Pet Dental Health Month, today we'll be discussing some of the symptoms to look out for related to dental disease. First up, of course, is halitosis, or bad breath. This can signify any number of issues, including an infected tooth or gum disease. Of course, bad breath can also come with certain diseases, such as oral cancer or even kidney disease. For these reasons and more, never ignore abnormally rank breath in your cat or dog. Moving on from bad breath, though, if your kitty or pup is suffering from certain dental issues, they may also of course have a decreased appetite, or seem pained or have difficulties when eating. In some dental cases, you also might notice blood or excess drool coming from their mouth. There is also the chance you might visibly notice broken teeth, loose teeth, discolored teeth, or even tartar buildup. Also don't forget that the teeth are in close proximity to and therefore often linked to the eyes and nasal cavity, and so discharge from either of these can also potentially signify an oral concern. All in all, if you smell, see, or in any way notice concerns relating to your furbaby's mouth, or any part of their body, do be sure to have them examined by a veterinarian. Dental health can even be linked to other systems of the body, such as the heart, so this is again one of those cases in which it is always better to be safe than sorry.


Kinley Westie said...

BOL - us pups can be sneaky like dat.

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Astrid! It's fun to keep the photographers on their toes, isn't it! Happy Wednesday.

Marg said...

We think you look great Astrid. And good to see Trapper who does look a lot like Thimble. You all have a fantastic day.

The Island Cats said...

Astrid, we do that all the time too. Just when the mom thinks she has the purrfect shot, we turn away or do something else. Never make it easy for them! ;)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I think I need to come over and teach Astrid how to smile. Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen

Sandee said...

Astrid is playing with you. You're going to have to be sneakier. Just saying.

I'm glad Trapper loves Astrid too. That doesn't always happen.

Have a purrfect and woof woof Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid, you know how I managed to get some good photos...I outwaited the cats! I waited and waited, and took photo after photo, most of which were very bad, but I will your mom, just sayin'!

Valentine said...

Oh but maybe the "pouty look" is just Astrid's special signature look just for the camera. Cute cartoon sketch! -Valentine (& Noir Kitty Mews)

The Swiss Cats said...

Astrid, we do it too : always challenge the pawparazzi ! Lovely card ! Purrs

meowmeowmans said...

We love that doodle, and enjoyed seeing the ever inspirational Trapper! :)

Good one, Astrid. You saw Mom coming and switched to a pout. You can't make things TOO easy for her, right?


pilch92 said...

Astrid is pretty even when pouting. That is a cute drawing. Trapper is a cutie and how sweet that he loves Astrid. Excellent tips too. My Tallulah needs a dental,she has some resorption. She needs an ultrasound first though because of her heart murmur.

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

Aww, we love seeing you regardless, Astrid!