Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Christmassy Canine

'Tis the season. For what, exactly? Well, obviously for the bow pup Astrid wears on her collar to be changed to her Christmas one.

Astrid's beloved Gammy (this here human's mom) makes these bows for Astrid to wear on her collar. It actually started as an inside joke. You see, Astrid regularly gets mistaken for a male dog, often getting called a "good boy" and that sort of thing on walks. As a result, my mom thought it would be helpful, funny, and of course cute for Astrid to wear bows on her collar.

Astrid still gets called a boy more than she gets called a girl, but the bows are still adorable, and this red Christmas truck one is my favorite.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

We seem to be repeating old tips these days. 'Tis the season, it would seem. That being said, over the next few days, we'll be repeating some Christmas safety tips that we gave last year. Actually, I believe we've repeated these festive tips for a couple years now. It's an important topic this time of year, though, so we'll keep going with it.

How about we start with that good ol' Christmas tree? To begin, if you put up a Christmas tree, make sure it is securely in place. This is especially important if you have a kitty or pup who enjoys climbing or otherwise giving the tree lots of attention. You can try putting the tree in a corner of a room, if that helps to keep it safe and upright against furbabies. Moreover, to be extra safe, you can find a way to anchor the tree to the floor, wall, or even a heavy, sturdy piece of furniture. There is also the option of weighing down the base of the tree, such as with weighted bags, as long as they are of a safe and secure sort. Another option, especially if your furbaby is overzealous in their love for the Christmas tree, is to block their access to it altogether, whether that be with baby gates, closed doors, or another means. Whatever it takes, if you put up a Christmas tree in a home with a tree-loving furbaby, do be sure to try and find a way to prevent a fallen tree and potential injuries.


The Island Cats said...

What a lovely Christmas bow for your collar, Astrid.

Grimoirely said...

Astrid, your collar looks amazing, always sharp and fashionable!

Eastside Cats said...

We know that you don't care if you are called a girl or a boy, Astrid!
Just as long as you get treats!

pilch92 said...

Poor Astrid, I think she looks like a girl. I love the bow and the drawing. Great tips too. XO

Marvelous Marv said...

Astrid, that happens to Cinnamon too! She love fancy collars too and says yours is gorgeous!

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

She looks darling!

messymimi said...

That's a great Christmas bow.