Snow & ice sure is pretty to look at... if only it wasn't so cold! My Birdie is so concerned about the birds & an outdoor cat who lives in our neighbourhood. I assured her that fluffy feathers & fur help keep them warm, & we put out some bird seed & fresh water. I'm glad she's got such a kind heart. Birdie loves animals, & really wants to get a dog of her own when she's old enough to walk it. I made her a kitty & puppy & winter lunch:
She has strawberries with snowflake & puppy picks, grapes with heart picks, & a kitty cheese sandwich. Cheese snowflakes decorate the grapes & the lid of the EasyLunchboxes Mini Dipper of Annie's chocolate bunny grahams.
Cold Weather Tips for Pets
- Keep cats indoors. Outdoor cats are at risk for injury & disease at all times, & especially vulnerable to exposure in winter.
- On cold days, outdoor cats & other small animals may crawl up under the hoods of cars seeking warmth. Bang on your car's hood to alert them & warn them off before starting the engine.
- Dogs can easily become lost in the snow & ice. Keep your dog on a leash when out for walks & be sure he wears ID tags.
- Wipe & dry your dog's legs & stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice, to keep him from ingesting salt or antifreeze, and protect him from getting cracked paws.
- NEVER leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather.
I made Pickle a puppy dog lunch with a cold weather theme as well. He has his standard PB sandwich, yogurt & cookies, & because I used the Lunch Punch on his sandwich, a string cheese to make up for cutting off the crusts. Lately a de-crusted sandwich just isn't filling my growing boy up enough :)
I chose his Lunchbox Love card for the cold weather fact, but I think he'll really love the flip side of it ♥