Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Woof Woof Wednesday

How about another pouty puppy showing off that snout of hers?

Don't mind the purple reflection on Astrid's nose. It's from the light in the terrarium this here human's sister keeps. Astrid happens to think she looks good in purple, so she doesn't mind one bit.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

I wanted one of my Christmas in July doodles this week to include a bit of snow, but at the same time to also still have those summertime vibes. I had to brainstorm a bit on how to achieve this. Ultimately, I went for a watermelon-infused picnic scene with a side of snow-capped mountains.

Did you know?
Did you know that watermelon can make for a sweet, healthy snack for a furbaby, but that it also poses a couple of dangers? Let's begin by saying that the fruit itself, the actual pink portion of a watermelon, is in large part very healthy for our pups and kitties. Watermelon contains nutrients such as vitamin A and potassium. It is also over 90% water in content, meaning it can make for a very hydrating treat.

The above being said, there are two components of a watermelon that can pose risks, and those are the seeds and the skin, or the rind. The seeds can cause intestinal blockages, especially in small dogs and cats, whose intestinal tract are small and might not be able to easily pass seeds. When it comes to the skin of a watermelon, that part is largely indigestible for our furbabies, and so consuming it could cause issues such as gastrointestinal upset. So, while the tasty pink fruit of a watermelon can make for a tasty and healthy treat for a pup or kitty, do be sure to buy seedless watermelon, remove any rogue seeds, and keep the fruit's skin out of the mix.


The Island Cats said...

We can see right up your nose, Astrid!

Eastside Cats said...


messymimi said...

That's quite a good looking pup nose, amd i can imagine people who live south of the equator do enjoy a Christmas picnic since it's summer there at that time.
Bring on the watermelon!

Pam and Teddy said...

That is an EPIC nose selfie and that watermelon looks delightful!

Hugs, Teddy

World of Animals, Inc said...

Astrid, you are looking super cute for Woof Woof Wednesday. We agree that you look pawsome in purple. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo. Have a fantastic day.
World of Animals

The Swiss Cats said...

That's an amazing nose selfie ! Purrs

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

She does look good in purple!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. I like the drawing too- I love snow. Great information on the watermelon.

meowmeowmans said...

You DO look adorable, sweet Astrid. And yes, purple is your color! :)

Timmy Tomcat said...

Astrid you really have a nice nose. Great Doodle