Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Purrs and Prayers Request for Pup Astrid

Given that it's Tonks Tuesday and yet we're asking for purrs and prayers for pup Astrid, I tried to find a photo of both the little calico and the dog. All I found was this old one of Tonks checking out Astrid's beloved dental treat.

Most of Tonks and Astrid's interactions involve the tiny calico slapping around the giant dog, so sweet Thimble decided to take this one.

So, Thimble is asking for a few purrs and prayers for her puppy sister. Astrid is 9 years old and has had a problematic hip for awhile, but pain meds have been helping it. However, after getting somewhat needlessly freaked out like the scaredy cat she is and making an odd maneuver on her problematic leg during her walk last Thursday, Astrid has refused to use that leg since then.

Those photos are deceiving, as that's Astrid's front right paw. It's her back right leg that's the bad one. After some scheduling issues with our vet, Astrid is finally there today getting looked over. They're trying to figure out if her hip is still the main issue, if she tore her ACL, or if it's something else altogether.

So, if you have any purrs and prayers to spare, pup Astrid could use them. We'll let you all know in Astrid's post tomorrow what's going on with her leg. Right now we still don't know, but we're crossing all of our fingers and paws that it's a simple answer with a simple fix. We'll see, though, and we'll let all of you friends of ours know tomorrow.

Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday!


Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

As we mentioned yesterday, we're in National Disaster Preparedness Month. Our newest series of tips, therefore, relates to this. Today, we're here to discuss having emergency supplies and travel kits prepared, should you and your furbaby need to evacuate suddenly. After all, destructive hurricanes, tornadoes, and other such disasters can, sadly, put people and their pets in the line of danger, as well as without a place to live. Therefore, especially if you are in an area where disasters might lead to evacuation, but also of course simply to be prepared for an emergency, do consider having an emergency kit prepared for your kitty or pup.

When preparing an emergency travel kit, think of the things your pup or kitty might use or need on a daily basis, or even weekly basis. Anything that they need on a regular basis can, of course, be included in an emergency kit. For example, an emergency kit for your furbaby would do well to include a week or so worth of their food, water bottles, bowls, and any medications they require. That is often not all that can or should be included in a cat or dog's emergency travel kit, though. If you rack your brain for anything that might be useful in your furbaby's emergency kit, you might consider a blanket or two, a spare leash, a carrier, a transportable litter box, litter, toys, your cat or dog's medical records, pictures of your cat or dog, and even cleaning supplies, such as paper towels and dish soap. All in all, consider anything and everything your furbaby uses or needs on a regular basis, and then create a travel kit based on that. In the case of an emergency, having such supplies already prepared can allow for you and your furbaby to evacuate and get to safety in a timely manner.


Mickey's Musings said...

Mum and I are sending BIG prayers and purrs to Astrid and we hope they work!
Life is not fun when your joints are sore.
Lots of healing purrs, Julie and the mum

The Florida Furkids said...

Purrs and prayers to Astrid.

pilch92 said...

Poor Astrid. I will be praying she heals quickly. Cute photos and I like the drawing. Great tips too.

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

Sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers!

catladymac said...

We send Astrid purrayers and Power of the Paw and some Moose Magic (an elkhound thing but it might help) .

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Astrid. We are purring and praying for her lots. XO

messymimi said...

Lots of prayers for Astrid, i hope it's something easy to take care of.

Fur Everywhere said...

We hope they figure out what is going on with Astrid and that it is easy to fix or manage. Sending purrrrrs and hugs. <3

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Those are adorable pictures of the touching paws. Sending lots of healing purrs as well as heaps of prayers for Astrid.