Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Nosy Flashbacks on Woof Woof Wednesday

I found a couple of rather nosy flashbacks of pup Astrid the other day, and I felt compelled to share them today. Let's start with this one.

And now how about one with a bit of a runny nose?

Astrid hopes you don't mind a little snot. She couldn't reach the tissues.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Flashback Doodles of the Day

I want to get back to other, new doodles tomorrow. So, in order to share all the flashback Valentine's doodles that I wanted to, you get to see multiple of them today. Shall we start with this little date?

I'm pretty sure this next one was scribbled up way back in 2018, and it stars Angel Rosie as none other than Calico Cupid.

The next one is random and perhaps weird, but I remember scribbling it up to go with one of my poems for Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge, probably right around Valentine's Day in either 2018 or 2019.

Tip of the Day

We're still in National Cat Health Care Month, so we're not done with this topic just yet. We've previously mentioned using interactive toys to keep your cat active, as well as to help control their eating habits. These types of toys can also play a large role in another aspect of a cat's life, though, and that is with regard to mental stimulation. Just as with us humans, cats' minds need to be exercised just like their bodies do. Without mental stimulation, a cat can become unhappy and can act out, such as with unwanted or even dangerous behaviors, like aggression. Toys and games are just one way that you can help keep your cat's mind active and healthy.

Another method for giving your cat's mind a workout is to ensure they have a good view out of at least one window, but preferably many windows throughout the house. Watching birds, squirrels, and other wildlife, as well as people and even cars, can give your cat something to watch and something to stimulate their mind. Cats are natural predators, so of course having a view of birds and squirrels, for example, is something that they often greatly enjoy. You can put furniture, a cat tree, or even a box near a window, or even a secure screen door, where your cat can perch and watch out.

Also, don't forget the wonders that a TV or computer can work. Some cats greatly enjoy watching movement on the television, such as if they can see on the screen other animals and wildlife just like they might see out the window. The computer is also great for this. Some websites even have games or screensavers designed specifically for cats' enjoyment. Of course, do be careful that the TV or computer and any related parts and pieces are safe for your kitty, and that your kitty is safe for them.

There are many ways you can ensure that your kitty has proper mental stimulation. So, to keep your kitty happy and healthy all around, try to find their favorite means of engaging that mind of theirs.


Eastside Cats said...

Oh Astrid...right up your snotlocker!
And for the whole interwebs to see...

Catscue said...

Tis the season for runny noses!

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

So cute! There's lots of snot around here too so we don't mind a bit.

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a cutie. I like all the drawings, you are so talented. And the tips are excellent. My Rosie insists on tv time daily. XO

messymimi said...

Allergies, anyone? It happens to all of us.