Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Woof Woof Wednesday: Advent with Astrid

Today, what pup Astrid has to share comes more or less in the form of poorly lit bloopers. But, she's excited for today's post nonetheless. After all, it involves her beloved box of Advent calendar cookies.

For many years in the past, I got Astrid a canine cookie Advent calendar from a particular shop online. It was always very cute and festive, but the reality was that Astrid was just not a big fan of the cookies. They were a bit hard, especially the icing. She liked them well enough at first, but over time, she got increasingly tired of them. Last year, she ultimately refused to eat the last couple of them. So, this year, I went on the hunt for a new Advent calendar for Astrid. Looking at the cookie recipes and ingredients for various options I found online, trying to determine which one would be a favorite for picky Astrid, I settled on buying that there Advent calendar from the Etsy shop called YUMYUM4DOGS. We're not affiliated or sponsored, we're just happy customers, which perhaps Astrid gives away in the following bloopers.

As is probably obvious, those photos were taken on December 1, when I was giving Astrid her first Advent calendar. That said, Astrid's excitement for these cookies has only increased. She could smell the cookies long before I even opened the box, and as soon as she tasted one, she became obsessed. I'm more than happy with that, as I also bought her Christmas Eve and Christmas Day cookies from this shop, and so I know she'll love those as well.

Don't worry, the kitties also have an Advent calendar. We've shown pictures of their Advent toy bag over the years, and this year it's looker rougher and more well-loved than ever. But, it still gets the kitties excited, so they're certainly not left out.

Happy Wednesday, friends!


Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

This festive time of year, our homes are often more likely to be full of potential dangers. After all, we often deck the halls this time of year. Today's tip is to take this into consideration before leaving your furbaby home alone or in any way unattended. Before you leave your furbaby alone, do consider the decorations you have out and what risks they might pose. What's more, especially when your furbaby is left alone or unattended, be sure to make the house a safe place for them to stay. For example, unplug the Christmas tree lights and other similar decorations so that your furbaby cannot harm themselves. Of course, also make sure that no candles are lit when you are not present. Also think about small parts and pieces of decorations, especially if your furbaby is a chewer or is known to eat anything and everything. Move any such decor out of your furbaby's reach when you are not home or able to monitor them. Of course, it is best to always have decor with small or in any way dangerous parts and pieces well out of reach of curious paws and mouths. If need be, simply don't put out such decor in the first place. Or, only put out such decor in rooms or spaces where your furbaby does not have access.

Long story short, before you leave your furbaby home alone or otherwise unattended, always be aware of the decor you put out for the holidays and what danger such decor might pose. As needed, when your furbaby is not being monitored, remove, turn off, or in some way render such decor a non-risk. Another option is having a safe room or crate where a kitty or pup can stay if they are unable or unwilling to keep themselves safe while you are not able to monitor them. All of these options can of course be used during the holiday season, but also any time of the year as is needed.


Helen said...

Wow, what great Advent calendar. My guys would love that but then they get enough treats anyway.

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

They look adorable and delicious!

pilch92 said...

Astrid is a lucky pup. That is a cool calendar. Nice drawing and great tips too. XO

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Those cookies are almost too cute to eat!

messymimi said...

What a fun way to celebrate the season!