Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

Astrid has a favorite spot on the couch. It's the entire couch. That's her favorite spot. The entire couch. Sharing is not her thing.

At the same time, Astrid also proclaims herself to be a mighty fine watch dog.

So, sometimes Astrid snoopervises the neighbors out the window even while resting in her favorite spot that is the entirety of the couch.

I'm surprised Thimble isn't on the pillow in the window in this photo. Thimble almost always has the front row seat when it comes to snoopervising the neighbors. And there was lots of snoopervising going on the other day, because the neighbors were bringing home their newborn baby, who is also their fourth child.

Happy Wednesday!

Doodle of the Day

Oh look, another weird, wacky, witchy winter doodle.

If you look closely, there actually is a dog in this doodle for Woof Woof Wednesday.

Tip of the Day

Our series of winter safety tips has already covered wiping off those paws when they've been in contact with snow, ice, ice melts, and so forth. Today's tip relates to all of that, and is to regularly check your furbaby's cute little toes. It is of course important to always ensure that your furbaby and his or her paws are free or injury, but this is something that is especially important in the winter. The cold and dry air, as well as the cold ground that might be covered in snow, ice, ice melts, and other substrate in the winter, can potentially lead to dry, cracked, bleeding, and overall uncomfortable paw pads. This is why it is important for you to regularly check your pup or kitty's paws in the winter, and of course year round. Be especially vigilant of the condition of paws that frequently go outdoors.

If you do notice your furbaby's paw pads are dry, cracking, or bleeding, or if they are displaying any discomfort when walking, consider options for treating and combating paw pad dryness and discomfort. There are pet paw salves on the market that are intended to combat dryness and to protect paws pads that often go outdoors. In some cases, petroleum jelly might be deemed safe to wipe onto the paw pads before they head outdoors, but this is sometimes a debated option. More importantly, when it comes to the health, safety, and comfort of your furbaby and their paws, it is of course always recommended to discuss the matter with a veterinarian. A veterinarian can check for any damage to the paws, and can also best recommend treatment for or prevention of dryness, cracking, and other injury to the paw pads. So, do be observant of the state of your kitty or pup's paws, and seek veterinary care if you have any concerns.


Eastside Cats said...

Astrid has mastered the art of comfortable sentry!

The Island Cats said...

How nice that you have a couch just for Astrid. ;)

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

Four kids next door? YIKES! Astrid's spot looks very cozy.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is too funny. Cute drawing and excellent tips. I always check the toesies, I found a mast cell tumor on Angel Lucy's once znd it had to be removed.

messymimi said...

There is a science to taking up the whole couch at once, and Astrid has it down.

meowmeowmans said...

That is definitely YOUR spot on the couch, Astrid!