We still have some photos to share from the day we put together our new cat tree. This time around, it's pup Astrid who wants to share her participation in the cat tree construction.
Astrid may or may not have gotten a bit nervous when Evan started tearing away at the base of the cat tree, which was captured in a bit of a blurry blooper.
How about another blooper with a distracted dog, a blissed out orange tabby, and a blur of a calico?
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Doodle of the Day
This is essentially the final doodle in our sort of classic winter series. Though, our illustration for tomorrow's poem could also fit into this genre of doodle, so I guess there's technically one more after this one. Anyway, here's another cold winter doodle.
Tip of the Day
Yesterday, our first tip for National Cat Health Month was to make sure your kitty is examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. Today, our tip is to also remember to be diligent of your kitty's health in between vet visits. You know your kitty best, and you spend lots of time by his or her side. So, be sure to do frequent observations and checks of their actions, behaviors, and overall health and happiness. For example, keep an eye on how much your kitty is eating and drinking, and make note of any changes in their food or water intake. In addition, check that litter box and take note of any changes there, such as the amount of urine or feces, or even the odor. Or, has your kitty become less active, or more active? What about the way they walk? Are they walking abnormally, such as favoring a foot? Do they still jump as often and as well as they used to? What about their vocalizations? Is your kitty more vocal than he or she used to be? Less vocal? Has the sound of their voice changed? Is your kitty hiding more often? Has he or she become more aggressive, or less tolerant of being petted or held? These are all just examples of things that you, as your kitty's companion, should keep an eye on regularly. Any such changes, even subtle ones, could be indicative of disease, injury, or any number of issues. So, be sure to make observations such as these, and report any concerns, no matter how big or how small, to your veterinarian.