Our hosts certainly never disappoint! Here are this week's fantastic fill-ins:
1. My favorite herb or spice is _________.
2. An herb/spice I dislike is _________.
3. Lately, I have been working on _________.
4. This winter was _________.
And here's how I worked my way through them:
1. My favorite herb or spice is oregano.
(Oregano and basil are probably my two favorite herbs to use when cooking, but I think oregano takes the lead.)
2. An herb/spice I dislike is cayenne pepper.
(Honestly, I don't like anything spicy. I've just never had a palate for that bites back.)
3. Lately, I have been working on fulfilling some longtime goals.
(For a long time, I have wanted to expand my lifelong passions of art, writing, and of course animal welfare. I especially like to intermix these all together, and in the past have even managed to use art to raise a bit of money for shelters and rescues and the like. Then, though, I started letting work and other commitments get in the way and turn into excuses. But, now I am working to remedy that. If I can truly get my act together, I will be adding more art to my online shop I created a couple years ago with the hopes of raising some funds for various shelters and rescues. I also hope to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream to write and illustrate stories or books for the same cause. Sometimes these goals seem so very intimidating and impossible, but then I remind myself that it's no use quitting before you even try!)
4. This winter was a rollercoaster.
(I feel like Mother Nature wakes up every morning and just spins a wheel to see what's going to happen that day. It's weird how all over the place this winter was here, from cold to hot, dry to humid, snowing to thundering, sometimes all in the same day.)
Okay, now, who's ready for Eddy? If you are, you're in luck. She not only recently sat still for more than half a second, but I was able to sneak up and zoom in on her lovely eyes for you to see!
Call me a doting momma, but I have always loved the color of Eddy's eyes. They're the most gorgeous aquamarine, and these photos really don't do them justice.
What color eyes do all of our furiends have?
Oh, and today's doodle is inspired by the fact that, ever since she was a kitten, Eddy has always slightly resembled a fox. At least, that's what this silly mom of hers thinks. With her adorably pointed face, her stay-as-low-to-the-ground-as-you-possibly-can belly scoot when stalking or scared, and her serious agility, she's my foxy little lady cat.
Wishing everybuddy a beautiful day!
Our Tip of the Day:
Don't forget that you don't have to make a monetary donation to make a difference to animals in shelters. Something as simple as donating gently used or clean toys, beds, and blankets that your furbaby ignores or no longer uses can make a world of difference to animals awaiting their forever homes. The same goes for cat trees, carriers, and perhaps even litter boxes. Or, does your furbaby not like some of the newest moist food or treats you purchased? Donate them! Donations such as these allow shelters to focus their funds on the animals' medical needs and advertising for successful adoptions. So, never feel like you are unable to help animals in need. All it takes is looking around and noticing an unwanted toy, untouched bedding, or rejected cans of food, all items that could make a shelter animal's day.