Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday in the Window

I live just a couple doors down from my parents. Astrid especially loves that her grandma (Gammy) and grandpa (Pawpaw) live so close, because she often gets to visit them while we're out on our daily walks. On occasion, though, we get to Astrid's beloved Gammy and Pawpaw's house and they're not home. I have a key to my parents' house and enjoy visiting their 12 cats regularly, and so even if they're not home I usually let Astrid and myself in anyway. (Don't worry. I'm not breaking and entering. It's my childhood home, I have a key, and my parents don't care that I come and go as I please.)

Anyway. Do you know what pup Astrid does when her Gammy and Pawpaw aren't home? She gets on the back of their living room couch and stares out their front window, waiting for them to get home.

All of today's photos could pretty much be considered bloopers. You've been forewarned.

One of the many problems with the images above is that Astrid is stealing some of my parents' cats' favorite spot by sitting there. A boy named Flitwick often asks Astrid if she could, well, move.

Unfortunately, as you can see in that there blooper, Astrid often ignores these requests. Don't worry, though, because nearby is Flitwick's favorite blanket.

We've introduced Flitwick before, but it's been a while. He is my parents' youngest cat. He also happens to be the litter mate of Tonks and Winky. He is also the half sibling of Thimble and Toby, as well as of my parents' cats Talon and Trapper. That whole family tree is a long story. If you'd like to read that long story, just visit this post here.

Oh, and don't worry. As soon as Astrid left the couch, the kitties took their spot back. All of the cats in the family seem to really enjoy Astrid's smell, so some of the cats actually rolled around in the spot where she had been sitting. This happens often. Some of the cats in the family also find great joy in rolling around in Astrid's harness and leash. She must smell like sunshine and daisies to them. Or like catnip and tuna.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

Oh, look, it's another bookish doodle.

Tip of the Day

Spring is just around the corner (hopefully), and that means blooms and blossoms will start to make appearances. As beautiful as it is, though, don't forget that this season can also come with dangers. That's why today's tip for National Pet Poison Awareness Month is to keep in mind that some of the plants blooming this time of year can indeed be poisonous to your pups and kitties. These include, but are not limited to, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocus, azaleas, and lilies. Of course, there are plants that bloom during other parts of the year that are also toxic, so be aware of this year-round.

Try to keep your furbaby from chomping on any questionable plants, keeping an especially close eye when out on walks or in unfamiliar areas. In your own yard, block off your furbaby's access to areas that contain plants, in order to avoid the ingestion of any potentially toxic ones. If you think your furbaby might have snacked on a dangerous plant or begins displaying signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, or lethargy, seek veterinary assistance immediately. The beauties of Spring can indeed bring their fair share of dangers, so always be aware of your furbaby's safety around the plants that are blooming.


The Island Cats said...

You're awfully big to be sitting up there, Astrid...but we bet your Gammy and Pawpaw don't mind. :)

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid is a favorite to the cats, that's for sure.

Pam and Teddy said...

At least you can spy out the window and be the first to see your grandparents when they get home!!!

Hugs, Teddy

messymimi said...

What fun, to visit the grandparent's house so often!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is such a sweetie. I love that she gets along with all kitties. Cute drawing and excellent tips. XO

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

Gammy? PawPaw? I'm here...why aren't you??? This is such a cute post.

meowmeowmans said...

Flitwick is a cutie, and so nice to be so patient as Astrid looks out the window. :)