I don't like sharing flashback doodles for the Caturday Art Blog Hop. I always prefer to share brand new drawings for this artsy day. This time around, though, I'm going to go ahead and share a flashback. After a rather chaotic week at work, I've decided to use this weekend to get a bit more ahead on my new springtime doodles that I'll be sharing during the rest of March. I also will be using time this weekend to continue working toward getting ahead on my April A to Z Challenge doodles. I'm looking so forward to the A to Z Challenge this year, because my theme is something that makes me incredibly happy. I'll nonetheless be the first to admit that it's a subject matter that, especially this time of year, will seem incredibly strange to most. I'll be sharing my strange April A to Z Challenge theme soon.
Anyway. Moving on. Since I mentioned my wild week at work above, for today's flashback doodle I chose one that relates to my job. I work as a laboratory technician at a chemical testing lab. I handle a lot of chemicals, test tubes, beakers, and all that good stuff. I actually work at the same lab where my dad works as an actual chemist, which also sort of inspired this doodle. Anyway, believe it or not, today's flashback doodle is also a springtime one. Oh, and of course there's a cat involved, too. Sounds like a strange combination, doesn't it? So, does anyone remember this doodle I first shared back in 2019?
Next up in our National Pet Poison Awareness Month series of tips is a quick discussion on rodenticides. We rather recently mentioned these, but we'll mention them again for this month of poison prevention. These chemicals, meant to kill mice, rats, and other rodents, are dangerous all around. Depending on the type of poison, rodenticides can cause any number of potentially fatal side effects, such as internal bleeding or acute kidney failure. Ingesting the rodenticide itself is of course one way in which your furbaby can be poisoned. In addition to this, though, if a rodent ingests the rodenticide or walks through it, and then your furbaby gets a hold of that rodent, the poison can also pass into your furbaby's system this way.
To be safe, simply try to avoid the use of rodenticides completely. If rodenticides are being stored or used in your home, garage, garden, or other areas, absolutely ensure that your cat or dog cannot reach them. Also monitor your furbabies if you think rodents are in your house and a rodenticide is being used, to ensure your cat or dog does not catch or eat a rodent that has been poisoned. Severe side effects can result from rodenticides, for both the rodents, your furbabies, and even wildlife. So, please do all that you can to avoid their use.