Saturday, February 20, 2021

Happy Birthday, Astrid!

I got so distracted with the preparations for Astrid's birthday that I forgot to schedule her birthday post. Shame on me!

So, today, resident pup Astrid turns 8. She is a senior dog, her muzzle is growing whiter every day, and she still acts like a puppy. Will this girl ever act her age? Honestly, though, I'm fine that Astrid doesn't act her age, because seeing her jumping and running around makes me happy. I hope she never loses her intense zest for life.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASTRID!

Today, Astrid will be indulging in puppy-safe cookies, cake, and ice cream. There's more than enough to go around, so feel free to party with us and to eat up!

Astrid, I hope you have the happiest birthday ever! All of your humans and kitties love you, pup!


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Tip of the Day

Today's tip in our cat health series is plain and simple. We're here to remind you to make sure that your cat has easy access to fresh water at all times. Water intake is of course crucial to a kitty's health, as it is important for proper functioning of not only organs such as the kidneys, but all systems of the body. So, make sure that your cat has water readily available. Some considerations to make include ensuring that your kitty has water accessible in areas where they are comfortable drinking, such as somewhere that is not too heavy with foot traffic, yet also somewhere that they frequent often. You can of course also offer water bowls in multiple areas of the house, something that is often especially important in multi-cat households.

Also make sure that your kitty's water is in a bowl or other drinking vessel that they like. Some cats prefer typical bowls, some cats only want bowls with especially low sides, and some cats might even show a preference for drinking water out of cups or another container with high sides. Also, of course, freshen up that water as often as possible or as needed. Cats can be picky creatures, and some cats might refuse to drink water that is not fresh. In addition, fresh water is also simply healthier overall. To help ensure that water remains as fresh as possible, you could use a water fountain for your kitty. All in all, especially given how important it is for all bodily functions, make sure to give special attention to your kitty's water bowl.

13 comments:

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to  yooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeear Astrid♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
And Astrid, we love the special doodle your Mom did for you! You look marvellous darling, have a terrific day!

Adorapurr said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid. Looks like you got a wonderpurr pawty! Love, Dori

catladymac said...

Happy Barkday Astrid ! And many more !

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

Wishing you a purrfect day, Astrid!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid!

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Astrid! That is a card. Excellent tips too. We have a variety of bowls and fountains plus Trouble has her own cup in the tub. :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

What a cute doodle. Happy Birthday, Astrid! xx

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid!
And many more....

meowmeowmans said...

Woohoo! Happy birthday, Astrid! We love that you are so young at heard (and in your behavior! XO

The J-Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

And some cats only like to drink when the water is at a certain level in the cat fountain (Chimera).

Happy Birthday Astrid, thank you so much for inviting us to your party and sharing the treats, they are all delicious.

messymimi said...

Astrid, i wish you many, many happy returns of your birthday!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Astrid!