Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Footsie Flashback

Around this very time in 2017, pup Astrid had a cancerous tumor removed from her foot. To have it fully removed, she had the entire outer toe on her back right foot amputated. During all of that, I bought Astrid a mummy cookie in honor of her bandaged foot. Because why not be festive about it.

Do you see Astrid's booted foot there in that there photo? Both before and after her toe amputation, we would have her wear that boot for protection. Astrid as well as us humans were glad to be rid of that boot after her three-toed foot was all healed up.

Whether out of solidarity or revenge, Astrid even took that there mummy's back right foot, as you can probably see. Is that what we call karma?

Astrid has been without that toe for 4 years now. More importantly, she's therefore been cancer-free for 4 years. It probably goes without saying that we are so very happy and grateful for that. Way back when Astrid was diagnosed with cancer and was going through her surgeries, so many of you sent us purrs, woofs, prayers, and all sorts of good thoughts, and we are still so very thankful for that.

Happy Wednesday, wonderful friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Who remembers this doodle from last year, inspired by Garfield and his puppy pal Odie?

Tip of the Day

We've made it to day 13 of our 31 Halloween tips. Today's tip is likely the last in our discussion on pumpkins, and it's also more than likely an obvious one. Nevertheless, we're here to remind you to take precautions and to keep your furbaby safe if you get festive by carving a jack-o'-lantern. Carving a pumpkin means pulling out knives or other sharp objects, which can of course be a danger to your kitty or pup. Do not leave any knives sitting where your furbaby might walk or jump, and certainly don't leave knives unattended. If need be, activities such as pumpkin carving can be, and perhaps should be, done in an area where your furbaby does not have access. This would allow for the prevention of any accidents. Also think about after you've carved the pumpkin, and do not leave the knives sitting dangerously in the sink or elsewhere. We've also already discussed safety around candles in jack-o'-lanterns, as flames are of course another danger. All in all, if you are carving pumpkins or partaking in other similar Halloween festivities, always be aware of your furbaby's proximity and safety.


Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

The cookie was perfect, and we loved that Astrid ate the foot.

Kinley Westie said...

Glad ya is still cancer-free Astrid!

pilch92 said...

I am glad that Astrid has remained cancer free. That is funny that she stole the mummy's leg. I like the drawing. XO

The Island Cats said...

Paws up for remaining cancer free, Astrid!

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

I can't believe it's been 4 years already!

Eastside Cats said...

I remember that cookie, Astrid!
So glad to hear that you continue to be well.

messymimi said...

How i do love that this story has a happy ending.

meowmeowmans said...

We remember this clear as day. We're so happy you're cancer-free, Astrid! XO