Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Woof Woof Wednesday

Guess what? It suddenly feels like spring here these days!

Living in the Midwest, we know that it could very well be spring today and winter tomorrow. But, for now, pup Astrid and the rest of us will bask in these days that feel like spring.

How's the weather in your corner of the world? Are you still in the midst of winter? Does spring feel like it's on the horizon? Or are you like us and already experiencing weather suited for spring?

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I've been working on a couple of new spring series of doodles for this month of March. I want to make a bit more headway on them before I start sharing them, though. In addition, while I'm working on these spring doodles for March, I'm also already planning out and intend to get a head start on the doodles I'll be sharing for this year's April A to Z Challenge. My theme for this year's A to Z Challenge is going to be a bit odd, but what's new around here. Anyway, my point is that if I share new doodles less frequently and a bit sporadically in March, it's because I'm also trying to get ahead on the fact that I'll be sharing a brand new doodle every single day in April. There will still certainly be a doodle shared every day in March, though, because in addition to new ones, we have a ton of flashback doodles to share. Like this one:

This doodle stems back to 2019, and it's from a series of springtime doodles that was rather weird and whimsical. That being said, I loved scribbling up this doodle. I've come to learn that I really just like weird and whimsical things, and so that's often what ends up in my sketchbook. That's probably why some of the springtime doodles we'll be sharing this March will look somewhat similar to weird, older ones.

Okay, I'll stop rambling now.

Tip of the Day

And so continue our tips for National Pet Poison Awareness Month. We've mentioned before the benefits of having a first aid kit for your furbaby. What's more, a first aid kit would do well to take the potential for poisoning into consideration. For example, it could be beneficial to have 3% hydrogen peroxide as part of a pet first aid kit, as this can be used to induce vomiting, most commonly in dogs. For poisons that involve skin contact, dish soap could potentially be used to help remove the offending agent, and so even that could be included in a pet first aid kit.

All of the above being said, though, it is most wise to never try to treat a poisoned cat or dog without first contacting a veterinarian. This is because, depending on the type of toxic substance involved in a poison event, and even sometimes depending on the particular animal's overall health status, certain treatments could do more harm than good. For example, if your furbaby ingested a corrosive agent, inducing vomiting could cause even more damage. For reasons such as these, always contact a veterinarian immediately when poisoning is known or suspected. A veterinarian can inform you if or what first aid you can perform, and you can then use items from your pet first aid kit to offer immediate care as recommended. Of course, getting your furbaby to a veterinarian in an emergency is still crucial. But, first aid treatment can certainly help stall or treat the effects of a toxicity.


Eastside Cats said...

We have warmish temps today, with plentiful sunshine.
The temps dip some in the next few days, but the sun is supposed to stay!

Catscue said...

We're enjoying the sunpuddles too - rain is expected so we're soaking them up. Astrid, you are such a pretty girl.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. I like the flashback and I can't wait to see your A-Z ones. Great tips too.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That doodle reminds us spring is near. Astrid it is still cold my woofie

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

Really cold right now but 50 degrees expected next week!

Marvelous Marv said...

Hi Astrid! We are having wonderful spring weather right now, but we DO live in the mountains...That means it can snow any time! We love your Moms Doodles, especially the "strange" ones. They appeal to our Mom's sense of humor. She LOVES today's!

meowmeowmans said...

We love us some Astrid, and that springy doodle, too! It got up to 51 degrees here today. The Northeast weather is so unpredictable; tomorrow will be in the high 30s. LOL

Anne Robinson said...

Our temps so bouncing around. we had three wonderful mild days. Today I can hardly get out from under the covers. It is so cold I don't like looking out the window. Brrrr.....

messymimi said...

Enjoy those breezy early spring days! Even if winter has another blast or two, it really will be spring before long.