Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Adventures with Astrid: Don't Eat the Yellow Snow

It's been a couple of weeks since we've had a good snow, but that will seemingly change today. Like plenty of others out there, we're in a winter storm sort of situation today. With that, Astrid wanted to show you all one of her favorite things to do in snow.

Do you see where this is going?

You know how they say not to eat the yellow snow? Definitely don't eat it. Please don't.

Warm wishes to all!

Doodle of the Day

Today's doodle isn't a wintry one, though it still sort of relates to Astrid's photos above. This is actually the doodle I scribbled up and turned into a refrigerator magnet for my grandma and her husband for Christmas. They have Boston terrier dogs, and each year I scribble up some sort of drawing relating to their pups. This year, their oldest dog has had to start wearing diapers, and so I thought this doodle was apt enough.

What I didn't include in the drawing is the fact that the younger, hyperactive dog likes to remove the diaper from the older dog. There are a lot of diaper-related stories my grandma and her husband can tell, and they're really quite entertaining.


Tip of the Day

Today's winter tip is to, despite the fact that it's winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, still keep in mind parasites and their prevention. If you live somewhere that is warm or temperate even during this time of the year, of course certainly do consider keeping up with those parasite preventatives for your furbabies. The same, though, goes even for those who don't live somewhere consistently warm in the winter. Some winter days are not as cold as others, and parasites such as mosquitoes and fleas can survive and make reappearances when the temperatures rise. Sometimes, some parasites even make their way into our homes and survive winter climates by hanging out in the warm comfort of our heated houses. With this in mind, don't forget that mosquitoes can carry heartworms, and fleas can cause bloodborne diseases, as well as can carry tapeworms, all of which can cause dangerous side effects. For all such reasons, do think about the benefits of keeping up with parasite prevention for your furbabies all year round.

One more note we want to make regards none other than mice. This time of year, mice might find ways to enter our homes, garages, sheds, and so forth, in search of a warm place to stay. What's more, mice can carry parasites such as fleas, tapeworms, and roundworms. This means, especially if your furbaby gets near or even eats a mouse inside the home, or anywhere else, they are at risk such parasites. This is yet another reason to keep up with parasite prevention for your furbaby, no matter what time of year it is.


meowmeowmans said...

Go, Astrid, go! But don't eat that yellow snow!

pilch92 said...

When you gotta go, you gotta go- right Astrid? :) That drawing is adorable. Great tips too. XO

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

Very cute doodle! And I appreciate the yellow snow reminder MOL!

messymimi said...

Everybody has to go, and i promise not to even go near the yellow snow.

Love the doodle!

The Island Cats said...

Oh Astrid! Thanks for that reminder!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Reminds us of the fictitious "Bear Whiz Beer". Slogan: "It's in the water, son, that's why it's yellow".