Here are the fantastic fill-ins our hosts created for us this week:
1. In the Spring, I look forward to _________.
2. I would love to have a _________ party.
3. Few know this about me, but _________.
4. No one _________.
And here are my attempts at filling in those there fill-ins:
1. In the Spring, I look forward to outdoor adventures.
(I love being outdoors. Come Spring, when the weather warms up, I love to go out and walk pup Astrid longer and farther, to go on little mini hikes, to enjoy bike rides, and even to mow. Yes, I actually like to mow. Of course, especially for the kitties' sake, come Spring we also love bringing the outdoors in with lots of window whiffies.)
2. I would love to have a murder mystery party.
(I'm not really one for parties. I am far more fond of just small family gatherings in celebration of a special event, just keeping it simple. I won't lie, I'm a bit on the antisocial side. But, that being said, I've always thought it might be a bit fun to have a party where the guests have to solve a mock murder mystery case, like a life-size game of Clue. I know it sounds a bit morbid, but I've heard about these sorts of parties and always found the idea intriguing. Of course, I would want it to all be in good fun.)
3. Few know this about me, but I used to keep roly poly bugs as pets.
(When I was a kid, I loved roly poly bugs. I would go searching for them in the yard and driveway, make a little home for them in a box full of grass and plants, and of course name them. I remember one particular roly poly that really stuck out to me, as it seemed far more interactive than others, and so he quickly became a favorite. His name was George. I'm still quite fond of roly poly bugs, but at this point in life I've at least learned to let them live in their natural habitat and enjoy life as bugs should.)
4. No one is youer than you.
(Though I know this isn't the exact quote, this is close to a sentiment Dr. Seuss once brilliantly made. I've always loved those words of his. It may be a prime example of grammatical incorrectness, but I can forgive that for a thought so profound.)
Okay now, who's ready for Eddy? I tried with all my might this week to get a picture of her gazing out her favorite window. It's the window above my bed, and she climbs the headboard post to get to it. She does this often, but when I grab the camera, she decides that photographic evidence is simply intolerable. This week was no different.
See? All I got was her escape from the camera.
And off she goes.
Do any of our furiends hate getting caught by the camera? Eddy says she surely can't be the only furbaby who turns shy around the pawparazzi.
Happy Friday to all!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
It's Spring, and it's also still National Poison Prevention Week. So, let's give a couple more safety tips for the upcoming warm months. Nobody likes being bit by bugs, but please do avoid putting bug spray on your furbaby. Chemicals found in these sprays can indeed be toxic to dogs and cats, such as if ingested or sometimes inhaled. Even be careful of commercial bug sprays that claim to be all natural or organic, as some of these may contain ingredients such as garlic, which is indeed toxic to the furbabies in our lives. For a truly all natural bug repellent, you can perhaps try using herbs or herbal sprays that are safe and believed to repel bugs, such as basil and mint. Another warm weather poison tip relates to sunscreen. Dogs and cats can indeed get sun burn and other related skin conditions, and to combat this they can indeed benefit from sunscreen. However, while some sunscreens are safe, others may contain ingredients that could cause your pup or kitty stomach upset or other symptoms if ingested. For this reason, look into using pet-friendly sunscreen, and ask your veterinarian what to look for in terms of safe sun protection for your pup or kitty. Don't worry, though, as it is indeed possible to safely enjoy the warm weather with your furbabies!