Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Woof Woof Wednesday

Astrid's birthday was on Saturday, and she already showed off the delicious puppy cookies she enjoyed. Now, today, she wanted to show you one more thing she got for her birthday.

No, that's not a real donut, unfortunately. That's actually a squeaky toy, and Astrid loves making that squeaker go.

Fun fact? When Astrid is hungry or needs to use the restroom, instead of going to her bowl or going to the door to let us know what she needs, she instead throws toys at us humans. This donut is now the toy she brings to us and pummels us with when she either wants food or a bathroom break. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Happy Wednesday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Before February ends, we still have three doodles we want to re-share from last year's dark and somewhat whimsical winter series. We also have two new drawings to still share from this year's series of dark and sort of spooky winter doodles, one which will go along with tomorrow's poem and the other which will be shared for the Caturday Art Blog Hop. That means today will be a flashback doodle, and it's a weird and wacky one.

I used to really dislike gnomes, but now I kind of love them. I think a gnome or two will show up in some of my springtime doodles.

Tip of the Day

Since we've been giving a variety of food tips, today we figured we'd give a quick reminder on how to transition your cat to a new food, if needed. If a kitty is transitioned to a new food too quickly, a variety of gastrointestinal issues could possibly result, vomiting and diarrhea included. For this reason, it's generally recommended that you transition from the old food to the new food over a span of seven days or so.

To transition your cat to a new food, you can start by adding a small amount of the new food to the old food on the first day. Then, of course, you add more and more of the new food each day. On the final day of the transition, your kitty's food bowl will contain only the new food. Of course, when changing foods, keep in mind your particular kitty's overall status. If your cat is a finicky eater, whether by nature or due to age or an ailment, you may have to do a slower transition over a longer period of time, in order for them to accept the new food. In other cases, such as if your kitty is having adverse reactions to their current food, a more rapid or immediate transition might be necessary. This is of course something to discuss with your veterinarian. During any transition, of course keep an eye out for any adverse reactions. Alert your veterinarian of any concerns you have, and stop or slow the food transition as needed or as instructed if issues arise.


Kinley Westie said...

Have fun wif your donut Astrid!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Astrid that is a great donut toy and a way to knock on the bathroom door. Gnomes the word because they mean spring is coming

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

That doughnut is pawsome! Cinnamon says it is the best looking toy and now she wants one!

The Island Cats said...

What an interesting way to let your humans know you gotta pee, Astrid!

Eastside Cats said...

Hilarious, Astrid!

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

That's so cute and unique, Astrid!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. Very clever of her to throw her toy at you. I love the drawing as I have a gnome obsession. Great tips too.

meowmeowmans said...

What a great toy, Astrid! And we love how you use it to let your mom know that you want her attention. :)

messymimi said...

Astrid, you don't destroy squeakers, good for you. Smart idea, using your toys to get what you need.

Love the gnome picture!