Sunday, March 3, 2019

A Snaggletooth Selfie

On Friday, Eddy showed off a — gasp! — non-blurry shot of herself. What's more, can you believe that's not the only non-blurry shot of Eddy that exists? By nothing short of a miracle, Eddy actually sat still for an entire photo shoot recently. So what if it was because she was distracted by a squirrel she saw from the window? Anyway, one of the uncharacteristically non-blurry shots of Eddy was this up close and personal selfie, which, as the title suggests, stars her adorable snaggletooth.

I love that snaggletooth. It's the result facial nerve paralysis, which, along with a head tilt, Eddy had when she came to me as a kitten. Neither her facial nerve paralysis nor her head tilt, and certainly nor that snaggleeooth, keep Eddy from being a happy, active, and insanely adorable little lady.

Of course, Eddy's miraculously non-blurry selfie is our contribution to the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by the Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

It may be March, but we're expecting snow today. That's why I decided to scribble up just one last winter doodle. To help it feel like a warmer, more inviting doodle, I brought in my sweet angel Rosie. When she was still with me, I cherished cold winter days, because those were some of the only times my Rosie was willingly a cuddly lap kitty.

Our Tip of the Day:

And so continue our tips for National Pet Poison Awareness Month. We've mentioned before the benefits of having a first aid kit for your furbaby. What's more, a first aid kit would do well to take the potential for poisoning into consideration. For example, it could be beneficial to have 3% hydrogen peroxide as part of a pet first aid kit, as this can be used to induce vomiting, most commonly in dogs. For poisons that involve skin contact, dish soap could potentially be used to help remove the offending agent, and so even that could be included in a pet first aid kit.

All of the above being said, though, it is most wise to never try to treat a poisoned cat or dog without first contacting a veterinarian. This is because, depending on the type of toxic substance involved in a poison event, and even sometimes depending on the particular animal's overall health status, certain treatments could do more harm than good. For example, if your furbaby ingested a corrosive agent, inducing vomiting could cause even more damage. For reasons such as these, always contact a veterinarian immediately when poisoning is known or suspected. A veterinarian can inform you if or what first aid you can perform, and you can then use items from your pet first aid kit to offer immediate care as recommended. Of course, getting your furbaby to a veterinarian in an emergency is still crucial! But, first aid treatment can certainly help stall or treat the effects of a toxicity.


The Island Cats said...

Eddy, you're so cute...and that snaggletooth makes you even cuter.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Adorable Eddy!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What a sweet picture Eddy - you are such a cutie! The 3% Hyrdrogen Peroxide solution is good to know - luckily, we no longer keep any plants inside that would harm the kitties, and we keep anything poisonous well out of reach. But you never know and that is good info, thanks.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Our quirks and what not are what makes us each unique, and wonderful. And Eddy surely is both of those and thanks to Mrs Squirrel for helping out on the shoot ;) MOL

meowmeowmans said...

Eddy, you are flat out, undeniably adorable. And we love, love, love that sweet snaggletooth of yours. :)

Hugs to you and your family!

The Swiss Cats said...

What a cute selfie ! You're adorable, Eddy ! Purrs

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv dat selfie Eddy!

pilch92 said...

Great selfie Eddy. And I like the drawing too. We are going to get a lot of snow tomorrow too. And as always, excellent tips.

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

Eddy, you are too cute for words!

messymimi said...

Eddy is beautiful, and i hope you get some more spring-like weather soon.

Eastside Cats said...

The photographer has to take advantage of circumstances! Maybe you need to get a squirrel to entice Eddy more often!

M Dawson said...

We are late coming to visit for the selfies, sorry! Sweetest snaggletooth ever!

Have a great week!

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew