Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Pouty Pup Strikes Again

Typically, pup Astrid shows off her canine self to you all on Wednesday. Tomorrow is Wednesday, but tomorrow is also World Cat Day! Obviously, everyone here agreed that you should all get a dose of some kitty here on our blog tomorrow for World Cat Day. So, long story short, today you're getting your weekly dose of Astrid.

In case you guys haven't seen enough of Astrid, and her nose, pouting in the window, there you have it again. Enjoy!

As we said, tomorrow is World Cat Day! There will be at least one kitty to celebrate here on our blog. Can you guess which kitty, or kitties, that will be? Let's be honest, your guess is as good as ours.

We'll see your tomorrow for World Cat Day, friends! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

(Our doodles really are terrible places for good advice. As we're sure you all already know,
remember to keep candles and other open flames away from those furbabies!)

Our Tip of the Day:

In yesterday's tip, we discussed ways to make rugs nonskid, in order to combat the actions of our active furbabies. Inspired by that thought, we'll now be doing a bit of a series on how to potentially decorate your home around your furbaby. After all, those furry cuties rule our lives in every way.

Today's tip is another one about rugs. This time, though, we're first going to mention possibly choosing a rug with a variety of colors, or that has a somewhat busy design on it. One of the primary reasons for this is to help mask dog or cat fur, or even to hide potential stains that might result from sharing your home with a pup or kitty. In this same line of thought, also consider how easy it might be to clean a particular rug before you purchase it.

Another consideration to make when it comes to selecting a rug for a home with furbabies is the rug's height. If a rug is too tall, for example, it might get caught on feet and kicked around more easily, by both you and your furbaby. This is something that does play a role at our house. Hind limb paralyzed Evan requires low rugs, or else his method of ambulation causes him to get caught on the elevated edges of rugs. The result of this includes him traveling around the house with a rug hooked to his legs. We know that not everyone is going to have a paralyzed kitty scooting around their house, but, nonetheless, do take into consideration a rug's height and how it might affect your furbaby.

Yet another consideration to make with rugs is how rugged they are. Consider how much traffic a rug will be getting, not only from humans, but also of course furbabies. Will the rug you're interested in hold up to cat claws, for example? If or as needed, you can even try looking for rugs that are technically for outdoor use, even if the rug will indeed be used indoors. Rugs manufactured for outdoor use are often heavier duty, and so if such a rug works better for your home and is safe for your kitty or pup, this is another route you can go.

Lastly, it's worth it to note that you should always be observant of your pup or kitty's habits around items such as rugs. Did you just get a new puppy who tries to chew on or eat rugs, for example? If so, either refrain from placing rugs, or always watch them around rugs or other similar items, otherwise they might end up with an intestinal blockage. This is just one more reason why it is so important to be observant and aware of your individual kitty or pup's habits and behaviors, and to proceed accordingly. That may very well mean decorating your home to better suit your furbaby.


Marg said...

Hi there Astrid, it is always good to see you. That is a great doodle and a good lesson.You all have a wonderful day

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for the share and the wonderful tip. We are so happy to see Astrid and that great wet nose anytime of the week. Tomorrow is going to be a great celebration for World Cat Day. We can't wait. Love the doodle. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Eastside Cats said...

Tuesday, Wednesday, any day is a good day to see Astrid!

messymimi said...

Astrid is certainly welcome today. Such a lovely nose.

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

You always look so dreamy, Astrid!

Anonymous said...

Astrid! SO good to see you!