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.
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
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.