Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Not So Wordless Wednesday

If you were hoping for yet another shot of a pouty puppy gazing out the window, you're in luck.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

When I shared my doodle of Evan as a mercat on Monday, I mentioned that today you'd be seeing a mermaid pup. So, with pup Astrid as my victim model, here it is:

Weird, huh?

Our Tip of the Day:

As a followup to yesterday's tip on how to keep your furbaby cool if they are outdoors in the heat, we're here today to specifically talk about those walks you and your furbaby might take this summer. Especially on those days with extreme heat, it is safest to either limit or cut out walks, or to take them only when the day is at its coolest. For example, a very early morning walk or a late evening walk would be far safer than a walk in the middle of the day, when the sun is at its highest and hottest. If a walk or bathroom break outdoors is necessary for your pup or kitty on a hot day, do consider taking a water bottle along to help keep your furbaby hydrated and cool.

It's not just the heat of the air that you have to consider with regard to summer walks, though. Pavement can reach literally burning hot temperatures in the summer sun. While us humans typically wear shoes to protect our feet, paw pads are exposed and can indeed be burned during exposure to hot pavement. If touching the pavement with your own hand leads you to conclude that it's burning hot, then indeed take that into consideration. This is one reason why it is incredibly important to plan walks and outdoor adventures accordingly during the summer months. If your pup or kitty does need to go outdoors in the extreme heat, and especially if the pavement feels hot to you, then try to avoid the pavement and instead head straight for the grass. Or, for those furbabies who will tolerate it, protective booties can be placed on the feet to keep them safe against the hot pavement.

In the summer, just as always, it's always better to be safe than sorry. That might mean skipping a walk on a scorcher or a day, or changing your walking schedule so that your furbaby is outdoors only when it is cooler. Always do what is best for your furbaby's health and safety.


Kinley Westie said...

Luv da pic Astrid!

Anonymous said...

Oh Astrid you look rather glam as a mer-pup!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Hi there Astrid. It is always good to see you. The sketch is too cute. You all have a super duper day.

pilch92 said...

Astrid makes a great mermaid. Very cute photo and drawing. Excellent tip too, I remember when we were walking Phoebe, we would carry her to the grass so she wouldn't have to step on the pavement.

The Swiss Cats said...

Astrid, you make a gorgeous mer-maid, MOL ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

What are the seashells hiding, Astrid? LOL!

edie said...

Astrid, you're so cute.

The Island Cats said... you wanna get out there???

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

You look so content, Astrid!

messymimi said...

Pouty or not, the puppy is precious.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we were indeed quite pleased to see Astrid today. And that mermaid pup doodle is adorable!