You all must think I just keep posting the same picture of pup Astrid over and over again. Really, though, the truth is that she insists on posing the same way every single time she sees the camera. Maybe I can get the kitties to teach her some variety.
Now, Astrid is the last furbaby around here to complete one of the recent Curious as a Cathy Mewsic Moves Me blog hop challenges. This one involves spelling out your name with song titles. Here's how Astrid fared with that!
A: "All I Want" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
S "Strange Magic" by Electric Light Orchestra
T: "Take on Me" by A-ha
R: "Rebel, Rebel" by David Bowie
I: "I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones
D: "Dirty Paws" by Of Monsters and Men
Have a most wonderful Wednesday, friends!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
You'll probably see this tip from us at least once more this summer, but today we're already mentioning fireworks. These booming celebrations often make appearances during the summer months, such as for Memorial Day and certainly Independence Day. Needless to say, always be cautious with your furbaby around fireworks. First, close proximity to fireworks can lead to burns or other injuries. In addition to this, the sound and sight of nearby fireworks could cause a fear reaction, which could potentially lead to an escaped or lost furbaby.
Speaking of fear of fireworks, it is of course best to keep your furbaby tucked safely indoors when fireworks are being used anywhere nearby outdoors. Even inside, though, it is possible for the sounds and sights of fireworks to frighten a pup or kitty. You can make some attempts to minimize the sight and sound of fireworks, such as by closing windows, closing blinds, playing music, turning on the TV, and distracting your furbaby with some playtime. Some dogs and cats are also calmed by wearing a ThunderShirtⓇ, or even a makeshift one created using a blanket, towel, or a piece of clothing. If your furbaby is still scared, sometimes it is simply best to allow them to hide. In this case, ensure they have somewhere to be and feel safe, such as a safe room or cubby in which to nestle while the fireworks are booming.
Since it is always better to be safe than sorry, in case a fearful furbaby does somehow escape, ensure that they are properly identifiable. For example, make sure they are wearing a tag with your contact information on it. In addition, this is also when up-to-date microchips can be crucial.