Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Woof Woof Wednesday

If you were hoping to see yet another shot of pup Astrid pouting in the window, she's got you covered.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Doodle of the Day

The doodle we shared this past Sunday showed the exterior of a Victorian style house, with some kitty friends to greet you. Today we're sharing the kitchen in that Victorian house. Well, that's what's going on in my imagination, at least.

We also still have this doodled up Victorian house's living room to share. Pup Astrid requested the kitchen be shared today, though, because she loves her some cookies.

Tip of the Day

We all know that the kitchen can be a dangerous place for cats and dogs. It's a place filled with potentially toxic foods, sharp objects, hot appliances as well as hot food and perhaps boiling water, and any number of other dangers. It's of course in your furbaby's best interest to keep them away from such hazards. But, what about those pets who like to keep you company, or those who have separation anxiety and can't bear to be away from you even if you're simply in the kitchen? Obviously, in order to keep a kitty or pup in the kitchen safe, it's best to keep an eye on them and to keep all dangerous items out of their reach.

How about we take the above one step further, though, and give a simple tip on how to at least try to keep your kitty or pup safe while in the kitchen? If your dog or cat enjoys being in the kitchen with you, consider setting up a safe play or rest area for them. Is there a spare corner in the kitchen? If so, perhaps place a favorite pet bed or blanket in that area, or even a cardboard box for those kitties out there. You can also bring to that designated area a favorite toy or two. Consider what your furbaby enjoys and try to use those items to keep your kitty or pup in a safe area of the kitchen should they wish to join you in there. That being said, avoid offering toys in the kitchen that can be easily thrown or rapidly chased, as this could lead a toy or furbaby straight towards a hot stove, a boiling pot of water, and so on and so forth. So, choose toys or other distractions that are largely kitchen-safe, such as chew bones for dogs or stationary interactive toys for cats. With patience and some positive reinforcement, you can even train some pups of kitties to know that they are to stay in their safe spot while they keep you company in the kitchen. Training them to stay in a safe area of the kitchen, especially when you're using the stove or preparing dangerous foods, can keep them safe and healthy. In more extreme or necessary cases, you can also consider using a baby pen or other contained area for your furbaby when they're in the kitchen while potential dangers are present.


The Island Cats said...

Always good to see you, Astrid!

Eastside Cats said...

Manny LURVs to stretch out long, and try to grab things on the edge of the countertops, including bowls full of food (human and cat), and forks, knives, and any utensil he can get his paws on! We are very careful, and of course that's why The Hubby put up a screen door; keeps cats OUT!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hello Astrid you are looking fine today. Great doodle and we are still purring for your wrists

AngelicClowder said...

Astrid you look so sad! We hope you aren't sad and it's a trick of the pic!

We love the victorian house kitties!

messymimi said...

Astrid is wonderful, and so is the kitchen and cookies. Maybe Astrid could have a cookie treat today?

pilch92 said...

Nice shot of Astrid. I like the drawing too. And excellent tips, as always.

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

That kitchen is SO cozy!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for making sure we got our Astrid fix, Astrid! :)

And good and important tips for furkids in the kitchen. They can get into a lot in there!

Kinley Westie said...

Looking good Astrid!