Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Woof Woof Wednesday

This post was supposed to be schedule to go up as soon as the clock struck today, but I'm a little off kilter. My parents, my sister, and myself all have COVID-19 right now. That said, we're all doing fine, and I've honestly had other colds and flus that were infinitely worse than the symptoms I'm currently having. I would be lying, though, if I didn't admit that I'm taking lots of naps lately. All of us in my family are having to isolate this week. I'm doing some work from home for my full-time job, and in between all of that I'm also trying to use some of this time at home to get things like art done.

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.


Eastside Cats said...

Hope you all get better soon!
It's damp and cold here; thought I'd put away my winter puffy coat for the last time, but...

pilch92 said...

I am sorry you and your family have COVID. I hope you are all healthy soon. Astrid is a cutie even if she is pouting. Nice drawing and excellent tips. XO

messymimi said...

Lots of prayers that all of you are better soon, for your sake and Astrid's.

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

Oh my goodness sending lots of purrs and prayers that you're all better soon!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! We are sorry to hear you all have COVID. Purrs that you are better real soon!

catladymac said...

Get well soon - all of you ! Purrs !

Grimoirely said...

hope you will go on your walks very soon again. the illustration is adorable.