Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

Though the photo is too bright, overexposed, and all that jazz, pup Astrid nonetheless wanted to show you all her snout. It's white with wisdom. See?

Astrid wishes you all lots of happy napping today!

Doodle of the Day

Today's doodle is another random piece of concept art. This is one of my rare doodles that does not star a cat or dog. Instead, it stars a horse.

I'm quite fond of horses. Right out of college, my first job was at a large animal clinic at the university I attended. I worked very closely with horses, and I really enjoyed their company. One of the horses was named Jeffrey, and he was one of the tallest horses I've ever met. He was also the most docile, calm, sweet, and easy to handle horse I have ever met. Jeffrey the friendly horse was a bay, like the one in the doodle above.

Tidbit of the Day

Today's tidbit regarding COVID-19 and furbabies is the fact that there's no reason to believe that animals in shelters and rescues should not be adopted during this pandemic. First of all, as we've already said, it's been deemed very unlikely for a cat or dog to spread the novel coronavirus to a human. In addition to this, many shelters and rescues are regularly cleaned and sanitized, helping to reduce the chances of pathogens such as the coronavirus spreading within them. So, don't be under the impression that adopting an animal from a shelter is off limits during this time. This all being said, if you wish to visit a shelter in hopes to find a new member for your furry family, do first contact the shelter and learn their current protocols. Some shelters are currently only adopting animals out through appointments, for example, so make sure you know what the pandemic protocols are at your shelter or rescue of choice.

Going along with the above statements, it's also important to realize that adopting an animal is not the only way to offer support to a shelter and the homeless animals it's housing. Some shelters need foster homes, some shelters need supplies and other donations, and others need assistance in other ways. If you'd like to offer a helping hand to an animal shelter or rescue during this pandemic, contact them and ask what kind of help might best benefit them. Any help at all will be appreciated by the workers and animals at the shelter.


Kinley Westie said...

Such a pretty schnooter!

Pam and Teddy said...

Astrid is in her favorite spot enjoying a morning snooze.......that's great and very relaxing to even just SEE!

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

We think it's a great photo!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. Very nice drawing. Horses are beautiful animals. There used to be a horse sanctuary near a restaurant I would go to for breakfast and I always enjoyed going over to visit the horses. It is a shame it closed before my great niece was born, I would have loved to bring her there.

messymimi said...

Astrid is wonderful from every angle.

Now i am missing riding horses. Such noble creatures.

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

Astrid looks like such a gentle little soul.

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, we love you and your snout, Astrid.

And Mom, today's doodle is so sweet!