You may have all noticed my absence last week. Well, my absence was due to Doodle’s abscess. You see, despite MomFOD’s frequent brushings, Doodle (our dog) somehow managed to get dental disease. Sadly, she had to have many teeth pulled and it happened on Tuesday Haikusday and there was much fuss over the dog. Anyway, she’s better now, but she has inspired me to wax poetic about teeth.
Glistening white, sharp
Used to eat and to wake you
When it’s time to eat.
Chewing, Brushing, Care
Is needed to keep them clean.
You must brush the teeth.
Unhealthy teeth cause
heart disease and other pain.
Do not ignore teeth.
Alana here for a moment. For many years, I brushed Doodle’s teeth. I wiped them clean, I used a toothbrush and doggie toothpaste. I even fed her a raw diet. And yet, still, I noticed one wiggly tooth that started receding. The doctor and I watched it for four months and still it wouldn’t fall out, so we scheduled a cleaning and extraction. It turns out she had six teeth that needed pulling. And now she seems in improved mood, she’s not licking her lips all the time, and her breath smells lovely and fresh.
If your buddies suddenly have bad breath or you notice any loose teeth, you should not ignore it. While dentals can be expensive, in the long run, they can save your friend’s life. Infected teeth can lead to heart disease and other life-threatening infections. If you don’t already brush, start doing it! It is really more important than you might have ever thought.
I figure I’ll keep the black cat theme going this week. Eh hem…
This fellow is adoptable from Tree House. Ask for Lead Belly. Photo by the excellent John Boehm.
Black cats are colored
like sleek ninjas of the night.
Footsteps in the dark.
Hunting, eating, sleep.
They cannot be seen at all.
Dressing up nicely?
Black’s for any occasion.
You will wear their fur.
MAN I made them sound SO cool. Here’s what I’d look like if I were a black cat:
And in case you missed yesterday’s video, we have reenacted one man’s story: I peed on my cat.
Has this ever happened to you? Because I had to play the cat that got peed on and man, that was the toughest role I’ve ever had to take on. It took all my strength as an actor not to laugh during that scene. Anyway, here it is.