Astrid is wishing you all lots of window whiffies on this Wednesday!
Doodle of the Day
If I'm remembering correctly, this is the last doodle I scribbled up in honor of my angels Rosie and Sammy's birthday, which was on September 1.
Some of you might remember that my angel Rosie was still with me when pup Astrid joined the family. They lived together for roughly 2 years. Rosie also met Evan, as well as Thimble and her brothers. Rosie was actually far more tolerant of Astrid than she was of any of the other cats we brought in. She would often allow pup Astrid to walk right up to her, but if she caught sight of Evan or Thimble across the room, she would scream, chase those kitties, corner them, and slap them silly.
Rosie's brother Sammy, the other kitty portrayed in the doodle above, never met Astrid. He passed away at the young of 5, unfortunately, back in 1999. He did, however, know my childhood pups, Banjo and Shellie.
Did you know?
Did you know that cats drink water at a rate of roughly 4 laps of their tongue per second? Cats dip only the tip of their tongue in the water and create a relatively controlled stream up into their mouth. Dogs, on the other hand, plunge a far larger portion of their tongue into the water and scoop it up into their mouth in that manner. Perhaps that's why dogs create a far bigger mess at the water bowl than cats do.