Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Dog and a Donkey

Hello and happy Wednesday, friends!

Today's Wednesday won't be anything resembling wordless, but we hope you won't mind. First up, Astrid has another déjà vu shot to share with you. As if you haven't seen her pouting in the window 10,000 times already, here's another one.

These shots always look the same. Nevertheless, we have never once shared the same pouty puppy window shot more than once. Each one is new, it just doesn't look like it.

Pouty puppies aside, we now have our fourth installment for the A to Z Challenge.

As per usual, we'll explain that our challenge theme involves putting animal-inspired twists on classic story titles, and then making doodles to illustrate our wordy concoctions. So, how did we do this for the letter D? We're thinking you all know a little about Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Well, it was our inspiration for Donkeyxote. What a mouthful, huh?

Has anyone else read Don Quixote? I read this story in Spanish during my final year of Spanish courses back when I was in school. I remember thinking it was one of the most eccentric yet also fun stories I'd read in a long time. Don Quixote sure is an interesting fellow.

Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Wednesday!

Our Tip of the Day:

As we've been saying over the past couple of days, April is Heartworm Awareness Month. This is why we are repeating a series of heartworm tips that we originally posted a couple months ago. The fourth tip in this series is below.

Yesterday we discussed some of the potential symptoms of heartworm disease. Today's tip is a simple one grounded in a bit of common sense. And that is, if your kitty or pup is showing signs of potential heartworm disease, or if you have any concern regarding the disease for any reason, of course schedule an appointment for your furbaby to be seen by their veterinarian as soon as possible. Furthermore, this is the time to discuss heartworm testing with your veterinarian, and of course to ask questions as needed to understand the process.

That being said, keep in mind that there is a relatively simple heartworm blood test for dogs. It is recommended that this testing be done at least annually, or as needed. On the other hand, testing for heartworms is not as easily done in cats. We will discuss this a bit further tomorrow, but typical blood tests for heartworms do not always offer as definitive results in cats as they do in dogs. In cats, a heartworm antigen or heartworm antibody test can be done. Another option is to have imaging done, such as chest x-rays. Though not always simple or easy, as long as you and your veterinarian work together, it is possible to determine if your kitty has heartworms. So, if you have any concern whatsoever that your kitty, or your pup, might be risk for heartworm disease, do not hesitate to schedule a vet visit for testing.


Kinley Westie said...

Luv your Donkeyote!!

Anonymous said...

That is a BRILLIANT "D" !

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Of course all of us love the donkey. Just like Smoke and Joe. Good one for D. Have a super duper day.

The Daily Pip said...

I never tire of Astrid's pouty window shots! Also, love your donkey interpretation of Don Quixote!

The Meezers or Billy said...

we love it!

Sandee said...

How fun.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Astrid, you are the MASTER of that pose! You make it look so easy!

The Island Cats said...

MOL! We love today's story title...and doodle to go with it.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

MOL! Donkeyxote! That's so funny.

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

I've never read Don Quixote! Love the donkey :) Astrid, you just know where you love to hang out!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is adorable, I enjoy seeing her. Great drawing for D, I have not read that. I took French in high school. Excellent tips too.

Cathy Keisha said...

This is so fun! Never rad the book but kinda like the drawing.

meowmeowmans said...

Love it! I was an English and Comparative Literature major in college, so yes, I have read Don Quixote. Donkeyxote would be even better, I'm sure. :)

Hiya, pretty Astrid!