Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Adventures with Astrid: Glowing Goddess

On a recent walk, the sun helped Astrid give a proper demonstration on how much of a glowing goddess she truly is. See?

Astrid isn't always keen on stopping her beloved walks for photo shoots, but she made an exception for this one.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Today's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip is one that relates to our previous tips on pesticides, but is also one upon which we failed to expand. The type of pesticide of which we speak today is none other than mothballs. Mothballs come in a variety of forms, and typically release gas vapors intended to repel or kill moths, or other pests. When it comes to our furbabies, mothballs can cause toxicity via inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. Dogs are perhaps the most likely to ingest mothballs, but cats are more sensitive to their effects. Old-fashioned mothballs are the most dangerous, as they contain naphthalene. More modern mothballs are typically formulated to be less dangerous to kitties, pups, and ourselves, but they can still pose risks. Mothball poisoning can result in vomiting, lethargy, difficulty breathing, or even failure of organs such as the liver or kidneys.

Needless to say, it is likely best to avoid the use of mothballs altogether. There are alternatives to ridding your clothes or areas of the home of moths. Some of these methods may require more laborious cleaning and may indeed be more time-consuming than simply tossing in a mothball, but the health of your furbaby is well worth the effort.


pilch92 said...

Glad Astrid gets in lots of walks. Cute drawing. Great tips. No mothballs here. I use cedar chips, but keep them away from kitties. XO

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

Glowing goddess is the perfect name for you!

messymimi said...

Astrid, you glow beautifully in the sun.