Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pup Astrid wanted to show off the St. Patrick's Day ribbon she's worn on her collar for the past couple of years during St. Patrick's Day festivities. It's starting to show its age, though, so Astrid asked me to look for some photos of the bow during its glory days. Of course, the best shots I found are essentially bloopers, complete with a glaring photobomb.



Though there may be some blur and bloopers here, Astrid hopes you enjoyed seeing how she dresses up for St. Patrick's Day!


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Tip of the Day

We haven't reached the end of National Pet Poison Awareness Month yet, so we'll keep these tips coming. Today's tip on potentially poisonous household items relates to batteries. If a dog or even a cat bites a battery or ingests it, the acidic or alkaline components could leak out and enter their gastrointestinal system. This material is corrosive in nature, and can therefore cause serious side effects, including oral ulcers, vomiting, other various signs of gastrointestinal distress, and even fever. Due to the corrosive nature of battery components, vomiting should not be induced in the case of ingestion, as this will cause further damage. Immediate care can include rinsing out your pup or kitty's mouth with lukewarm water to remove as much of the battery material as possible. Of course, quickly follow that up with immediate veterinary care. To prevent such emergencies, keep all batteries tucked safely away where curious furbabies cannot get to them. As always, it's better to be safe than sorry!

11 comments:

Kinley Westie said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Eastside Cats said...

Happy St. Patrick's and St. Gertrude's Day!

Catscue said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! You all are so cute in green.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Friends
Timmy and Family

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

May you find all the hidden treasures of the leprechauns today. Wishing you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.

pilch92 said...

Aww.. very pretty Astrid. I love the drawing. Great tips too! Happy St. Patrick's Day! XO

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy St Patrick's Day and St Gertrude's Day.

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

What a festive adornment to your collar, Astrid! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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

Happy Catty's Day, cutie!

meowmeowmans said...

So pretty, Miss Astrid! And we love your doodle. :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day, sweet friends!

messymimi said...

Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!