Sunday, February 20, 2022

Birthday Bash!

A certain furry someone has some special sort of selfies to share today.

Do you see that?

Do you see what that treat Astrid has says?

That's right. It's pup Astrid's birthday today! But she's not stopping at just that cake cookie.

Astrid's also enjoying herself some birthday ice cream, both the plushy and real kind.

What's more, all of you are invited to pup Astrid's birthday bash! Help yourself to some cookies, cake, and ice cream!

How old is Astrid turning today? She's turning 9. That boggles my mind. This big girl does not act her age. When people see her running and jumping and having a great time on walks, I often get asked how old she is. When I tell them her age, I get looks of shock and comments like, "I would have guessed she was 2." Astrid's muzzle may be slowly but surely going white, but this girl moves and acts like a puppy. I even sometimes tell the hyperactive girl to act her age. She does not. And I'm honestly glad she doesn't listen to me.

Astrid, I hope you have the best birthday ever! You bring me and everyone who knows you so much joy and laughter. Your humans and kitties love you so much, Astrid!

Tip of the Day

Today's tip in our cat health series is plain and simple. We're here to remind you to make sure that your cat has easy access to fresh water at all times. Water intake is of course crucial to a kitty's health, as it is important for proper functioning of not only organs such as the kidneys, but all systems of the body. So, make sure that your cat has water readily available. Some considerations to make include ensuring that your kitty has water accessible in areas where they are comfortable drinking, such as somewhere that is not too heavy with foot traffic, yet also somewhere that they frequent often. You can of course also offer water bowls in multiple areas of the house, something that is often especially important in multi-cat households.

Also make sure that your kitty's water is in a bowl or other drinking vessel that they like. Some cats prefer typical bowls, some cats only want bowls with especially low sides, and some cats might even show a preference for drinking water out of cups or another container with high sides. Also, of course, freshen up that water as often as possible or as needed. Cats can be picky creatures, and some cats might refuse to drink water that is not fresh. In addition, fresh water is also simply healthier overall. To help ensure that water remains as fresh as possible, you could use a water fountain for your kitty. All in all, especially given how important it is for all bodily functions, make sure to give special attention to your kitty's water bowl.


Eastside Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid!
And many more!

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Astrid! That is a nice cookie and cute toy too. I like the drawing and your tips are excellent. XO

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Happy Birthday, Astrid!

Great pics!


The Swiss Cats said...

Happy birthday, Astrid ! We wish you many many more ! Purrs

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

Extra 9 Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday to you Astrid. Another lovely doodle and we loved to see you eating that icecream...MOL...Enjoy sweet girl🐾😽💞

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

Happy Birfday, Astrid. Great looking cake and cone...

catladymac said...

Haooy Barkday Astrid ! And many more !

messymimi said...

Astrid, i wish you many happy returns of the day!

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, hooray for you, Astrid! Happy birthday, sweet girl!

Kinley Westie said...

Happy birthday!