For those who might be curious, these are the toesies of my boy Evan's paralyzed hind legs. These two little legs are almost always found at strange angles, and the claws of these little toesies never retract. I love these little toesies so much.
Happy Tuesday to all!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Today is one of this week's days for a flashback doodle. I wanted to share a doodle from last winter, and also one that starred an orange tabby like my boy Evan. After only a brief search, I found a whimsical winter doodle that I'd completely forgotten I'd scribbled up last January. The doodle in question is this one here:
If I'm remembering correctly, that doodle was at least partially inspired by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's instrumental piece known as "Wizards in Winter". Now, I wonder if I can find me a wizard to give us a true snowfall before winter is over. We did have a dusting of snow this past weekend. We also had thunder and lightning. That's life in the Midwest.
Tip of the Day
Yesterday's winter tip was to avoid using typical salt, or ice melt, for the sake of the health of your furbaby and their paws. One thing we failed to mention, and that is therefore today's tip, is to take precautions in the event that neighbors' or others' use of salt might affect your kitty or pup. In the event that your furbaby goes on winter walks in areas where salt is used, wipe their paws off when you get home in order to remove as much of the salt or other chemicals as possible. Even if your furbaby does not go outdoors, there is still a chance they can be exposed to salt or other potentially dangerous chemicals, such as by way of your shoes. To help prevent injury or illness due to exposure to or ingestion of salt in this manner, remove your shoes when you get home, or at the very least thoroughly wipe them off. In addition to this, vacuum regularly in order to keep salt and other debris from entering your home, or from trailing through your house. Ice melts can pose health risks to kitties and pups, so avoid their use, but also realize and prevent against the dangers they can pose if they are used by others and out of your control.