Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

You all don't get to see pup Astrid smiling nearly enough. I don't find this acceptable, especially considering that Astrid smiles something like 90% of her waking hours. So, here's a canine smile for you all today.

That is yet another photo snapped of Astrid while she was at my parents' house. She was waiting for them to get home. Clearly the thought of seeing them made her very happy.

Astrid and all of us here wish you a day filled with smiles!

Doodle of the Day

Ready for another springtime doodle from our current series? I'm still scribbling up various rooms in that wacky little home that's filling up my sketchbook these days. Today we're in the little home's entryway, because why not.

Tip of the Day

We've given past tips on the dangers of paint products, but we're going to repeat this for National Pet Poison Awareness Month. Unsurprisingly, paint, varnish, and other similar products can be toxic to our furbabies. Lead paints can of course cause lead poisoning, which can cause a variety of severe symptoms, including those of the gastrointestinal and neurological systems. Lead can also be detrimental to red blood cells, brain function, and other important processes in the body. Oil-based paints can also be dangerous, potentially causing diarrhea as well as having serious effects on the lungs. They may also contain heavy metals and thereby cause symptoms similar to those of lead paint toxicity. Products such as varnish can also have similar negative side effects as paint.

Also keep in mind that paint and paint products can emit dangerous fumes. Especially without proper ventilation, inhalation of the fumes can cause irritation of the lungs or symptoms such as dizziness. To avoid emergencies related to the ingestion or inhalation of paint or other paint products, of course keep these items well out of reach of your furbabies. Try to keep your furbabies safely out of areas that are being painted. Should ingestion or inhalation of paint products occur, do not hesitate to seek veterinary assistance.


Marg said...

Sure good to see you Astrid. Good job watching everything. Have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

You have a nice smile, Astrid!

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid, you are a dog amongst many did you luck out that way?

Catscue Catmom said...

What a beautiful smile, thanks Astrid - I needed that.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie and so sweet. I love the drawing- the raincoat is a nice touch. Great tips too.

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

The world needs more smiles right now!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Astrid, we love that gorgeous smile of yours. We hope you greeted them with lots of kisses and love. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful rest of your day and be safe during this time.
World of Animals

meowmeowmans said...

So cute! We love your smile, Astrid!

messymimi said...

Astrid's smile is a winner, as is any home with pets in the entry to greet you.