Yep. Tomorrow is pup Astrid's birthday. As of tomorrow, Astrid will fall under the category of a senior dog. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Astrid still must feel like a puppy, because she sure acts like one. Either way, today we're all celebrating Astrid's final day as a non-senior citizen.
For the birthday of every furbaby in our house, I doodle up a birthday card starring the birthday baby, or birthday babies. The doodle I'm sharing today is a flashback, and it is indeed Astrid's birthday image from last year.
Tomorrow, we'll of course be having a tad bit of a party for the birthday girl, and you'll see Astrid's birthday card for this year. It'll of course star Astrid enjoying one of her other favorite sweet treats. Can you guess what that sweet treat will be?
For anyone who follows our usual weekly shenanigans, we'll comment on the fact that tomorrow is usually the day we share our poem for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. Since tomorrow will be a birthday bash sort of day, though, we'll be sharing our weekly poem and its accompanying illustration on Friday instead, in addition to the usual Friday Friendly Fill-Ins challenge.
Happy Wednesday, friends! Feel free to join us tomorrow for a little birthday bash!
Our Tip of the Day:
Today's National Cat Health Care Month tip is all about those litter boxes. Especially if you have multiple cats, make sure that you have enough litter boxes with regard to the number of kitties in the home. It is often recommended that you have as many litter as you have cats, plus one. If there are not enough litter boxes, it is possible that cats might quickly find the litter boxes too filled or dirty, or that there might even be some bullying or battles over use of litter boxes. This could lead some cats to have to hold onto their urine or stool, which in turn could lead to issues such as UTIs or constipation. Or, some cats might simply begin looking for other areas in the house to urinate or defecate outside of the box.
Other litter box issues that might lead to health concerns or unwanted behaviors include litter boxes that are not cleaned enough, litter boxes that are in an area that is too high traffic for some cats' preference, litter boxes that are hidden too far away for certain cats' liking, or litter boxes that contain a type of litter that certain cats simply do not prefer. Obviously, issues such as holding urine or stool, resulting UTIs and constipation, and out-of-box urination and defecation are not ideal. For these reasons, do be sure that the litter box situation is suitable for all cats in the house, so that all the kitties involved can stay as happy and healthy as possible.