Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

Today's Woof Woof Wednesday post is sort of like a sequel to last week's post starring pup Astrid. Last week you got a view of Astrid sprawled out in front of her favorite window, happily napping in a sun puddle. This week, we've zoomed in a bit for you all to get a closer look.

Wishing you all lots of sunshine on this Wednesday!

Doodle of the Day

Today we have another bit of concept art based on some of the stories I'm writing. I apologize if none of these doodle make sense to you all. They're helping me sort out some ideas, but they're probably all shades of weird, wacky, and random to you. I hope you can somewhat enjoy them nonetheless.

Fun fact? I went to school with a kid who had an extreme case of alopecia, which meant he had no hair on his body whatsoever. He didn't even have eyelashes or eyebrows. This kid never cared what anyone thought or said about his appearance, and I think that's great. I see no need to feel shame for being what others might deem as "different", and I certainly see no need for anyone to mock anyone for being "different". Sometimes I try to add these types of unique traits to the characters in my stories and sketchbook, hence this happily hairless gardener boy with his feline and canine pals.

Tidbit of the Day

Today's tidbit relating to COVID-19 and your furbabies is to have a plan in place in the unfortunate event that you get sick. To begin, whether or not you are sick during the current quarantine, try your best to have at least a couple weeks worth of your kitty or pup's food on hand. The same goes for any medications or other necessities they require. This will reduce unnecessary errands during this pandemic, while also ensuring that your furbaby does not run out of their necessities in the event of an emergency situation.

Going a step further, have a plan in place for who might be able to care for you furbabies in the event that you get sick, especially in the event that you require a hospital stay. This can all depend on your personal situation, whom you know and trust, whom you live with, and so forth. Consider your options, talk to your options, and then have a plan in place. If you don't have to go through with that plan, that's great. Nevertheless, it's of course good to prepare a plan for your furbaby's care in the sudden event that it's needed. This all of course can go for any sort of sickness at any point in your life, but at this point in time, COVID-19 is a good reason to have a plan in place for your furbaby's care should you become sick or otherwise indisposed.


The Island Cats said...

Astrid sure loves her window time.

Eastside Cats said...

I recall a professional basketball player with alopecia, and I thought is was a good idea to have such folks in the limelight; nothing is worse than being the only one.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. That is a great drawing and interesting story behind it. And excellent tips, as always.

messymimi said...

Astrid, you inspire me to nap more.

Your gardener looks like he's doing a great job there.

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

Love the doodle! And precious Astrid sleeps so peacefully.

meowmeowmans said...

Astrid looks like she's in Heaven!

Love your doodle today. How awesome that your friend with alopecia was so confident.