Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Woof Woof Wednesday

We mentioned yesterday that our roof is being done. That roof repair should be done soon, something for which Astrid is very grateful. After all, it's tough when a pup wants to snoopervise the workers, but at the same time she wants to go tuck herself away somewhere quiet, away from all that stomping and banging. Good riddance.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

We're yet again sharing a sort of spooky springtime flashback doodle from last year. Why? Because our theme for the upcoming April A to Z Challenge relates to April being halfway to Halloween, or Halfoween. So, here's yet another weird and wacky flashback doodle.

Tip of the Day

Today is the last day of National Pet Poison Prevention Month. Since Easter is just around the corner, we're going to give you a summary of what Easter items to keep away from your furbaby, so that they do not end up at the emergency clinic around this springtime holiday.

First, keep those Easter lilies away from your kitties and pups! There are a number of lily types that are toxic to furbabies, Easter lilies being one of the most dangerous. Any part of the Easter lily can be toxic, even the pollen. Lily toxicity can lead to any number of life-threatening side effects, one of them being acute kidney failure. As you surely already know or can guess, it is simply safest to keep any and all lilies out of the home, well out of reach of your kitty or pup.

Other Easter goodies to keep away from your furbaby include chocolate, which is also toxic, as you all certainly already know. Don't forget the danger that other candies can pose as well, such as the sugar-free sort containing toxic xylitol. If you are giving or receiving Easter baskets that contain candies such as these, keep them well hidden away, so that hungry or curious furbabies cannot help themselves to a toxic snack.

It is also worth it to noting the danger of Easter grass. This stringy grass-like material often used as a filler in Easter baskets can be dangerous if ingested by a kitty or pup. It can lead to emergencies such as intestinal blockage, perforation, or laceration. Try not to use any such materials in Easter baskets. If you receive a basket with this dangerous fake grass material, keep it well out of your furbaby's reach and dispose of it safely.


meowmeowmans said...

Astrid, we sure hope those roof workers are done soon, so that you can get back to quietly looking out the window. :)

We love your spooky springy doodle. It's so cute! And those are some really important tips you gave -- lots of people forget about keeping lilies, chocolates, candies, and fake Easter grass away from pets.

Eastside Cats said...

The last time we had roofers at Eastside Cats, Astrid, they found nests of carpenter ants living in the eaves! Scary!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Astrid, we hope they will be done with their work soon. It's hard being on snoopervising duties when you just want so peace and quiet. We hope you are all doing well. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of your day.
World of Animals Rittenhouse

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

You have the sweetest face, Astrid.

pilch92 said...

Pretty soon it will be nice and quiet Astrid. Great drawing and excellent tips.

messymimi said...

Astrid, i think they've done one good thing, those roofers, you have shown us your whole face!

Anyway, i hope they are done soon, it usually only takes 2-3 days, if i remember correctly.