Pets are not able to get enough water from licking ice or eating snow.
Use durable plastic water & food bowls outdoors.
They will go to drink & yes, even doggy tongues can stick to metal.
Dogs walking in icy or snowy areas are prone to painful paws.
Ice can form on fur between their pads and salt and chemical de-icers will cause dry, chapped, and sometimes cracked paws. Ouch!!!
Ingesting the salt & chemicals will cause severe stomach upset and dehydration & then you've got a much bigger problem!
Go slow & your pet won't freak out. Get each paw dripping wet, especially between toes and then towel dry.
Your pet will sincerely thank you!
Dog booties are great too & offer protection to those dogs that will tolerate wearing them.
Arthritis is worse during cold and damp weather. Take special care to handle your pet gently, and provide soft (and possibly heated) bedding.
One slip on ice can cause major problems for any animal, especially an arthritic one.
The obvious being injury, immediate pain and soreness after – it can also cause hesitancy to want to walk outside again to go poo!
Over the last few years, while writing this little blog of mine, I've come to know some incredibly talented artists. It's been a privilege to feature their work here, and I'm especially honored to call a few of them friends.
Oh my goodness they are such a talented bunch!
I hope you'll spend some time getting to know them ~
I also have come to know some "pretty" talented gals who know a thing or two about,"pretty" much everything!
Including the latest & greatest app called Waterlogue!
Did you know that today is #WaterlogueWednesday
If you're socially connecting with others ~ then you've probably noticed a sudden abundance of watercolors gracing the pages of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ~ welcome to the addictive world of Waterlogue!
With a quick upload from Apple ~ you'll suddenly find yourself water coloring your days away ~ it's very relaxing.
Upload a photo and with their assortment of virtual brushes & paints, you'll turn it into something Waterlogued.
(Karen Appleton, I know you're wondering how my botanical turned out. Well, here it is. I know, I cheated with "W")
Check out this beautiful photograph & Waterlogue by the oh, so, talented Linda Merrill at Surroundings!
Saw these on her Instagram & about fell over ~ I think they look fabulous displayed on this lovely settee!
(Linda, it's for sale on Etsy!)
This week I was also reading one of my favorite blogs written by the multi-talented & sometimes techy Slim Paley. She writes with great character & charm & she's always got her camera near by. Waterlogue for Slim was a no brainer!
Slim gives us all the details about Waterlogue, here.
Slim Paley | Original Photograph, Waterlogue, 19th c. French Artist Atelier Easel
To kick off the first #WaterlogueWednesday, I want to thank these talented friends, writers, designers, & bloggers from around the world who contributed their creations ~ displayed on beautiful easels that I discovered last night on 1st Dibs ~
Sande Chase from A Gift Wrapped Life | Original Photograph, Waterlogue, Victorian English Bamboo Artist Easel, 1st Dibs
Gigi Thibodeau from The Magpie's Fancy | Original Photograph, Scout Through The Porch Window, Waterlogue, Arredoluce Easel Floor Lamp from 1st Dibs
Deb Peterson Milne from Dumbwittellher | Original Photograph,Waterlogue, Painter's Splattered Easel, 1st Dibs
Renae Moore from Moore Designs | Original Photograph, Waterlogue, English Oak Easel, 1st Dibs
Lisa Porter from The Lisa Porter Collection | Original Photo, Waterlogue, Exceptional Victorian Easel, 1st Dibs
All of the beautiful easels courtesy of 1st Dibs.
All of the beautiful artwork courtesy of some wonderfully talented friends & Waterlogue.
Show and share your Waterlogue watercolors using the hash-tag #WaterlogueWednesday!