See? Astrid is still a perfectly pouty puppy in the window. This is, after all, one of her favorite things to do and one of her favorite places to be. And there is plenty more where this came from. After all, that up there is just one image achieved during a recent pouty puppy photo shoot.
Astrid and all of us here hope your Wednesday is wonderful and full of window views!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Since I am my usual, rambling self, I have a bit more to say before sharing the aforementioned doodle. To begin, one reason I'm sharing another old drawing is because on Wednesdays, pup Astrid's usual day to show off her canine self, I usually try to have a doodle to share that stars at least one pup. I tend to primarily draw cats, but for Astrid's day to shine, I try to include a pup just for her. I'm just weird like that, I guess. However, I somehow let this week's doodle planning go a bit haywire, and I realized that I have no new doodles to share that star dogs. Astrid was appalled by this revelation, and she insisted I find a dog doodle to post, or else.
Another reason I'm sharing the below doodle today is because it's one that, though old, I never forget. This is because this one really, really tested me. Want to know a perhaps fun, weird, and random fact about me? One of my greatest doodling downfalls happens to be furbabies with flat faces. That's right. I can never seem to master those furbabies with short snouts. I have found a comfortable method for drawing generic cats, as well as dogs that resemble Astrid. You've probably noticed that, with the somewhat lack of variety in my doodled furbabies. When it comes to other kitties and pups, though, such as our flat-faced furry friends, I struggle real hard. I especially struggle something fierce with flat-faced dogs. That's why the below memorial drawing that was requested of me over two years ago was all shades of challenging.
I remember spending a great deal of time trying to perfect that pug pup's face. I wanted it to look just right for this angel's mom, and I practiced drawing that face over and over and over again. In the end, truth be told, this doodle actually ended up more or less being my favorite memorial drawing I've ever created. I am still most comfortable with and far prefer drawing in my usual cartoony style, but it was nonetheless a true honor to doodle this sweet angel.
Our Tip of the Day:
There are also other types of products on the market that can potentially help teeth remain as healthy as possible. These of course include treats and food formulated for dental health. This is something that again can be discussed with your veterinarian, as he or she will best be able to guide you to products that are the most reliable and effective.
Dental care can of course start at home, but do keep in mind that it is still possible for tartar, gingivitis or stomatitis, and other forms of dental disease to arise even with brushing and other at-home care being used. Tomorrow we'll discuss some of the symptoms you might notice if your furbaby's oral health is in need of further assistance.