Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

Astrid is in a bit of a pouty mood today. Can you tell why?

Do you see the source of Astrid's pouting in the background there?

That's right. Thimble stole Astrid's favorite window seat. Or, perhaps when Astrid's in the window it's because she stole Thimble's seat? Honestly, these two girls are the most likely furbabies in the house to duel for this window. I honestly think Thimble most often wins these battles, but Astrid certainly wins sometimes, because otherwise we wouldn't have all the shots we do of her pouting in said window. There are at least a dozen windows in our house, but this one is the holy grail.

Do any of you friends of ours have to duel your furry siblings for your favorite seat? Do you have to share your beloved window views? Aren't siblings such a drag sometimes?

Happy Wednesday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

After this flashback doodle I'll explain why there's indeed a flashback doodle rather than a new doodle being shared today. First, though, here's yet another homey doodle I scribbled up last year.

I don't usually share flashback doodles on Wednesdays. Flashback doodles are usually only shared on Tuesday and Friday each week. That being said, there will be a few more days of flashback doodles than usual over the next week or two, simply because I seem to have developed carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome in my dominant hand. I now have a brace for my wrist and all that jazz, and it just needs a bit of rest.

I will always refuse to give up on my passions of drawing, writing, blogging, and all that wonderful stuff, so at this point I'm simply trying figure out what works best to alleviate my carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms so that I can get back to regular scheduling. If I'm being honest, I can handle the wrist pain. The weirdest and most difficult part for me and my hobbies is when my fingers decide to just up and go numb. It's quite difficult to make a pen produce a drawing when I can't even feel the pen in my hand. Until now, I honestly had no idea that numbness in the fingers was a symptom of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome.

Anyway, I have plenty of new and upcoming doodles already in the works, but while my current flareup settles down I'm not able to draw quite as often as I usually do. I still draw when my wrist and hand aren't at their worst, and so I will still definitely have some new doodles to share during this upcoming week or two. I'm mainly putting on hold some of the bigger series of doodles I'm in the middle of producing, because I like to chronologically create and share all of the doodles in a series, and right now it's easier for me to complete and share simpler, standalone doodles. Anyway, there will still be a daily doodle. More than usual of them will be flashbacks for just a while, but you'll still be seeing new ones as well. I'm determined to get back to my usual doodle schedule by mid-July, and now I'll stop rambling and just leave it at that.

Tip of the Day

Today's tip is one that we've mentioned in one way or another in the past. This tip is to make sure that, especially if you live in a multipet home, you offer multiple resting or napping spots for the furbabies in the house. Especially when cats are in the mix, make sure these multiple napping spot options are not only horizontal but also vertical. You can of course place blankets and pet beds throughout the house on the floor or on pieces of furniture, but it's also in cats' best interest to consider offering cat trees or cat-friendly shelving systems in multiple areas throughout the house. Also consider what each individual cat or dog seems prefer. Does one cat like to sleep as high up as possible while another prefers to find a cubby in a closet for a nap? Take such things into consideration and then try to make accommodations throughout the house accordingly. Without enough places for all the furbabies in a house to get comfortable, there can be tension and fights amongst them. This can all of course depend on the individual furbabies and their personalities, but overall it is important to make sure that there are plenty of places where cats and dogs in the home can have peace, quiet, and comfort in their own company. This can allow all furbabies in the home to remain happy and healthy.


The Island Cats said...

We're not good about sharing either. She can't stay there forever,'ll get your window seat back.

Eastside Cats said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist/arm issues!
Do doggos EVER win against cats?!?

Cat tells all said...

I can't believe this cat and dog get along! As a cat myself I don't like dogs. Even though the humans say there is benifits of cats and dogs living together I think it's treason.

Robin said...

Poor Astrid. Kitties are always getting to those window seats first. I hope that Astrid gets a turn soon. I'm sorry to hear about your wrist. The kitties and I will send some healing purrs and prayers your way.

pilch92 said...

Aww..there is room for both of these cuties. Yes, our cats fight for spots quite often, but more often is my hubby fighting to get his recliner back. I am sorry you have carpal tunnel. I like this flashback drawing. Excellent tips too.

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

I love that cozy window seat! Mudpie is very happy to not have to share her windows. Feel better!

meowmeowmans said...

That window obviously has the best sunshines. Right, Astrid and Thimble? :)

We sure hope your wrist and hand feel betters soon, Mom L.A.!

messymimi said...

That window seat is certainly special, and i am praying your carpal/cubital trouble goes away soon!