Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Adventures with Astrid: Sweater Weather

Astrid is here to show you all a little something festive.

If you've visited our blog during past Christmas seasons, you've likely seen that sweater before. Astrid is admittedly not the keenest on wearing it, but she's still a good sport and will don the merry apparel with very few complaints. So, Astrid is sort of happy to let you know that over the next couple of weeks you'll be getting to see some of her adventures while she sort of willingly wears her festive sweater.

Also, we wanted to give you a quick little update on none other than pup Astrid. She had her surgery to fix her torn CCL 8 weeks ago, and on Monday she had her recheck x-rays. The vet is incredibly happy with her progress. Though she still shouldn't go on any wild runs or jump from great heights for quite some time, right around Christmas she'll finally be allowed to get on and off of her beloved couches all by herself. She's been enjoying her controlled walks and all that limited jazz for a few weeks now, but I know she'll be so happy to be allowed to jump onto the couch and sit in her beloved window again.

Warm wishes, friends!


Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

We'll go ahead and share the last flashback doodle from our past Dickensian series.

I fell behind on finishing and sharing our new Christmas doodles when life happened a bit over the past couple of weeks. But, those new doodles will finally be coming very soon.

Tip of the Day

We're going to backtrack a little bit and give one more Christmas tree safety tip. If you want to have lights on your tree, but burns or electrocution are a concern with your furbaby around, or if you are concerned about electrical fires, then perhaps consider using battery-operated lights for your tree or elsewhere in the house. Some of the Christmas lights at our house are battery-operated. Our battery-operated lights even come with a remote control, with a timer option, making it easy to turn them on and off, all without the risks of electrical cords. Also, to save on the cost of batteries, we use rechargeable batteries.

That all being said, though, always base such decisions on your individual furbaby and his or her personal behaviors. The battery pack for the lights we use is very sturdy as well as well-hidden, and the kitties and pup at my house have never proven themselves chewers of such things. For this reason, my particular furbabies accessing the batteries is highly unlikely. Nevertheless, batteries can indeed be dangerous if chewed or consumed, so do keep this in mind when shopping around for anything that is battery-operated. But, if your furbaby is a cord chewer, or if you have any other concerns of the electrical nature, then perhaps look into battery-operated or other safe lighting options for your Christmas tree. Of course, still be careful of the dangers of any loose cords, whether they be attached to battery-operated or electrical lights.


pilch92 said...

I am happy that Astrid's recovery is going so well. She looks so pretty in her sweater. Cute drawing. ANd that is a great idea for lighting the tree. XO

messymimi said...

Thank you for the lovely sweater modeling, Astrid, i'm so glad you are healing up nicely and will be off restrictions soon.

The Island Cats said...

That sweater looks good on you, Astrid! And I'm glad to hear your recovering well. You'll be running and jumping in no time!

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

That's such wonderful news! You look adorable, Astrid.

Eastside Cats said...

Go, Astrid!

meowmeowmans said...

Astrid, you are rocking that sweater! Hooray for your good healing progress!