Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Astrid the Christmas Canine

We've mentioned before that this here human's mom, also known as the grandma of the furry cuties around here, enjoys creating accessories for pup Astrid's collar. This started as an inside joke, to help Astrid look a little more girly. Why? Because people tend to call this girl a "he" when she's out in public. Astrid can't help that she's nearly 80 lbs of brawn and big-headedness.

Anyway, what started out as an inside joke to help Astrid look more girly turned into quite a collection of bows for every season. Astrid's grandma recently made her this year's Christmas bow, and this here human is super excited about it. Want to see it?

Not only is Astrid adorable in this bow, but it also has that classic Christmas red truck on it! In case you hadn't yet noticed or heard, this here human is a huge fan of the red Christmas truck fad. I have tons of decor at my house that fits this theme, and now Astrid matches all that decor.

Astrid and all of us here are wishing you a festive Wednesday!

Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

I'm sharing another unexpected flashback doodle today. I took a couple days off from my sketchbook simply to catch up on some Christmas fun and games and overdue plans (this time of year sure keeps us busy, huh?), which resulted in no new doodle being ready to post today. I therefore instead opted to find a flashback doodle from last year that starred pup Astrid. What I found was this silly little doodle here, of course with a kitty or two on the side:

Tip of the Day

We previously mentioned being cautious when using lights on your Christmas tree, due to the various hazards they pose, such as electrocution or a kitty or pup getting tangled. That being said, also be sure to keep this same concept in mind when putting up lights, or other decorations, outdoors. After all, outdoor animals, such as squirrels, birds, or stray or feral cats, can also potentially be put at risk by Christmas decorations. Try to prevent dangerous situations by taking precautions, such as never leaving any parts or pieces of decorations loose, as both indoor and outdoor babies could get tangled up or ingest something dangerous. When it comes to cords, whether indoor or outdoor, try to find a way to safely secure them, such as by taping them to a wall or the ground. You certainly don't have to forego decorations and all things festive, but do keep in mind the safety of both indoor and outdoor critters.


Pam and Teddy said...

Oh Astrid that is a wonderful collar! Very festive!

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

Astrid, that is one really nice collar. You are very festive. Have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

We love your collar, Astrid! So festive!

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Astrid, we love your collar! It's so pretty!

Eastside Cats said...

Your grandma simply LURVs you, Astrid!

messymimi said...

Astrid has a most talented grandma!

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

My mom loves that red truck too! Astrid looks adorably festive.

pilch92 said...

Astrid looks very pretty. I like the drawing too. And as always, excellent tips.

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, Astrid looks so pretty in her collar. How nice of your awesome Grandma!