Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

Sometimes you ask your pup to smile for the camera, and she blatantly refuses.

We hope you all enjoy seeing the side of Astrid's face! Happy Wednesday!

Doodle of the Day

Today is yet another doodle in my sort of spooky winter series. Astrid requested that a pup make an appearance in this one, so here's a pup and a kitty or two.

Tip of the Day

Yesterday, we discussed wiping off furry feet and human shoes after going outdoors in the winter, in order to reduce exposure to products such as salt, or ice melt. There is another good reason to wipe off those furry feet after going outdoors, and that is to remove snow and ice from the paws and the toes they contain. When a dog or cat goes outdoors into the snow, their paw pads, the fur on their feet, and the areas between their toes can all collect snow and ice. This can of course be cold and uncomfortable, so when they come in from outdoors, be sure to wipe off their feet so that they can remain dry and warm. Especially if your furbaby is short or if the snow is deep, also wipe off their belly and anywhere on their body that might have collected cold snow. Also thoroughly wipe off your own feet when you come inside, or remove your shoes, in order to keep the floors dry and warm for your furbaby's paws.

In line with the above thoughts, if your pup or kitty goes on walks, consider taking a dry towel with you when there is snow on the ground. Snow and ice can clump up and get stuck between your furbaby's toes, and those with especially furry feet can attract extra snow and ice on their feet. So, if your furbaby is outdoors for an extended period of time, do consider taking a dry towel with you and removing snow and ice from on and between their toes throughout the walk. This will allow them to remain as dry and comfortable as possible when outdoors in the snow.


The Island Cats said...

We always enjoy seeing Astrid's face...smiling or not.

Eastside Cats said...

Actually, this is new and improved from the usual head-on-the-window-sill look, Astrid!

pilch92 said...

Great shot of Astrid, she is a cutie. I like the drawing too. And as always, excellent tips.

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

She's always adorable!

meowmeowmans said...

We love Astrid from every angle! :)

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We sometimes go out in snow. TBT gets us up on The Lap and pokes between our toesies and makes sure our paws are warm.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Most of our cats have never seen snow and I am not sure what they would do! Astrid looks cute though!

Furries said...

Many of my dog Bentley's photos look like mugshots. He didn't like having to sit away from me as he would much rather have been getting petted than posing for a photo.

messymimi said...

Is Astrid refusing, or showing off as close to a window pose as possible, thinking that's what you want?