Moving on, though, how about a pouty pup for this Woof Woof Wednesday?
Poor Astrid has a reason to pout. Since everyone in my immediate, local family is in isolation with COVID, we aren't allowed to take Astrid for walks. She's getting lots of playtime in the back yard, but I can tell the girl misses her walks. Don't worry, pup, you'll get your walks again in just a few days.
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Today's flashback doodle from 2019's April A to Z Challenge is in honor of the fact that Astrid loves cookies. As in, dog cookies from our local pet store.
Tip of the Day
Whether you feed the wildlife in the warm months as well as the cold months, be sure to take your furbaby into consideration when placing feeders and food. We often of course want our kitties and pups to be able to see their Bird TV and Squirrel TV, but that at the same time, too close of proximity can cause problems. This is especially the case for our furbabies who go outdoors. If feeders are placed where outdoor dogs and cats can easily access them, the wildlife can of course be scared off or preyed upon. What's more, there's the chance that the outdoor pups and kitties themselves can be negatively affected by close proximity to the wildlife and their feeders
First, birdseed can pose some dangers to dogs and even cats. If consumed, there is a chance that a dog or cat can become blocked by consuming too much food intended for the wildlife. In addition, it could be possible for birdseed to ferment inside a dog or cat's stomach, and thereby cause bloat, which can be a very serious condition. Another concern is if birdseed molds, which can then have toxic effects if ingested by a pup or kitty.
Second, the wildlife themselves can pose risks to our furbabies, just as they can pose risks to the wildlife. For example, the feces of some wildlife might contain parasites that could infect our kitties or pups if ingested. Parasites and other issues can also arise if certain critters themselves are caught and consumed. Some wildlife also carry transmittable diseases, which in some cases might affect our furbabies, or which our furbabies can pass to us from wildlife with which they come into contact.
So, the long and the short of it is to always be aware of where place feeders and food for the wildlife. Many of us do enjoy feeding those outdoors critters, but we also must keep our own furbabies safe. Of course, the wildlife wouldn't mind a bit of safety from curious pups and kitties as well.