Sunday, February 21, 2021

Selfies From a Birthday Girl

First, pup Astrid wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday! Second, she wanted to share some photos from her birthday. One of Astrid's favorite parts of her birthday was chowing down on her birthday cookies.


The poor birthday girl was asked to pose with the cookies first. She was patient, mostly.



And then the birthday girl go to scarf those cookies down.



Yum!

Astrid, all the kitties, and this here human wish you a super Sunday!


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Flashback Doodle of the Day

Today's flashback doodle is another weird one from our sort of spooky, dark, and apparently witchy wintry series from last year. 




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Tip of the Day

Yesterday, as part of our National Cat Health Care Month series of tips, we mentioned the importance of providing your kitty with fresh, easily accessible water at all times. Similar to this, today we're here to remind you of the importance of ensuring that your kitty is fed fresh food on a regular basis. To begin, as you all certainly know, moist food can spoil if left out for too long. It won't go rancid right away, but if left out for long periods of time, there is a concern for spoilage and consequential gastrointestinal issues if eaten. For this reason, refrigerate any unused portions of moist food (which can be reheated for a short amount of time in the microwave), and do not leave moist food out in your kitty's bowls for too long. While far less likely, it is not impossible for dry food to spoil, not to mention the possibility of it becoming stale, or even ants helping themselves to food that is sitting out. So, try to ensure that uneaten old food is not left at the bottom of a bowl for too long. Also try to make sure that your kitty's dry food is stored in some form of an air-tight container, or at least that the bag is securely sealed.

Continuing on with the importance of fresh food, many cats are indeed picky eaters, which means it is quite possible that some kitties may not eat food that has been sitting out for a certain amount of time. In addition to this, as some cats age, their senses, including smell, start to diminish. Similarly, cats with certain ailments might need food with a fresh, strong odor in order to feel tempted to eat. This is another reason to offer food that is fresh and therefore enticing, so that the kitty will indeed have a desire to eat it.

All of this being said, also keep in mind your individual cat's weight, diet, and overall health. It is of course important to ensure that your kitty has sufficient access to food. Food allowance or scheduling will be different for an underweight cat versus an overweight cat, so all such considerations have to be made. If you have any concerns regarding your cat's food situation, of course discuss this with a veterinarian!

16 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy [One Day Late] PawsDay, Astrid ... if'n Dougie Dog were here, he would've been on time for sure ... it looks as though you had a wonderful day, we're glad you did!

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Happy belated birthday Astrid, we hope mew had an extraordinarily epic day, and that cookie cake looked yummy! XOX

The Island Cats said...

What a yummy looking cookie, Astrid! Looks like you sure enjoyed it.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Astrid, you were a Saint posing with the cookies. We give Mom fits when it comes to feeding Chimera barely eats and would benefit from being able to graze during the day. Scylla and Yin tend to overeat so benefit from food being restricted.

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Astrid! That cookie looks yummy!

Woofs,
Illie

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid, we know how much you like those cookies!
And, of course, we like to see you not pouting at the window too!
Happy Birthday, again, sweet girly.

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for cookies! Those look so yummy, and we know you enjoyed them, Astrid. Happy belated birthday, sweet girl! XO

Catscue said...

Happy Belated Birthday Astrid! Sorry I missed the pawty, but it looks like you had a lot of fun.

Timmy Tomcat said...

A very Happy Belated Birthday Astrid

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

Love that doodle, and what a darling birthday cookie, Astrid!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy belated Birthday, Astrid ! We're glad you had a wonderful celebration ! Purrs

Dash Kitten Crew said...

What a gorgeous birthday cake. Happy Birthday sweet friend.

pilch92 said...

Those are beautiful selfies. Nice to see Astrid from the front. :) Cute flashback and great tips too.

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

Astrid! Glorious selfie! And that cookie looks so delishious! Did you eat it all? Or did you "save" some? Cinnamon says she would have so eaten the while thin! We hope you guys have a marvellously Happy Day!

messymimi said...

Oh, what fun!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Astrid!!

That was a yummy cookie!