A lemur! We're kind of loving how a lemur's tail is much like that of certain tabbies around here. We just love those ringed tails.
So, there's a lemur for you. Now, though, we move on to one of our favorite parts of the week. And that's the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by none other than 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.
Our hosts gave us some fun and festive fill-ins this week!
1. An Easter (or Passover) tradition I have is _________.
2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is _________.
3. One of my favorite Easter/Passover memories is _________.
4. My favorite Spring flower is ________.
Here's how I fared with those:
1. An Easter tradition I have is going to Easter morning Mass at church.
(I've always loved Easter morning Mass. I love when it's a beautiful Spring morning, the sun is shining and birds are chirping, and everyone fills up the church to celebrate. I go to church every week, but I get to Mass extra early on Easter, since the church always ends up filled wall to wall that morning. It's quite a sight to see.)
2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla.
(Boring, huh? Honestly, though, I've always thought that vanilla ice cream is perfect because, not only does it have a delectably rich and smooth taste itself, but it also allows for so many possibilities. After all, you can spruce up vanilla ice cream with just about anything. You know, like chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel, and don't forget about warm brownies and cake, and even cookies, and apple pie. Oh, and who doesn't love vanilla ice cream with some candy on top? By the way, did you know that gummy bears are delicious with vanilla ice cream?)
3. One of my favorite Easter memories is when my birthday fell on Good Friday. Twice.
(Good Friday, the Friday immediately before Easter, is meant to be a day of sacrifice. As a Catholic, I observe fasting and abstinence on Good Friday. This means no meat, no snacks, and really just not much indulging for the sake of sacrifice. So, when my birthday fell on Good Friday, that meant no pepperoni pizza for dinner like every other year, and no evening feasting on cake and ice cream. Yet, I consider that a good memory? To be honest, I really did enjoy both times – in 2007 and 2012 – that my birthday fell on Good Friday. There's something humbling about forgoing the usual birthday cake and other treats on the big day itself. I felt like such a big girl, when I realized that it wasn't the cake or the ice cream, not even the pizza, that made the day special. It's nice when life throws you lessons like that.)
4. My favorite Spring flower is the daffodil.
(Daffodils are not only lovely, but they are also one of the first plants that bloom come Spring. It's as if daffodils are the heralds of Spring, and that's probably why I always feel so excited when I see my first one bloom each year.)
Okay, now it's Eddy's turn! She's been an active girl this week. Just like every week. And every day, and every minute of every day. She did sort of pause during one of her daily rolls on the living room rug recently, though, and so I took advantage of that and snapped a shot of her.
It's not like she looked at the camera or anything, but beggars can't be choosers. Do you like how she tries to camouflage herself on this busy rug? She's almost gotten stepped on this way a few times, the poor girl.
Don't worry, though, that moment of stillness there didn't last long.
And a-rolling she goes.
Woohoo! That's more like it. Blurry Eddy for the win!
We're wishing everybuddy a beautiful day!
Oh, and for a little P.S.: Tomorrow is a certain orange tabby's birthday, so feel free to stop in tomorrow and help us celebrate!
Our Tip of the Day:Are you ready for us to sound like a broken record? Good, because here it goes. Holidays sure can be fun and festive, but they can also pose many dangers for our furbabies. This Easter, please don't forget about your pups' and kitties' safety and comfort. If you're having company or hosting an Easter celebration, be sure to keep your furbaby away from any chances of escaping through the front door, as well as safe from any increased foot traffic in the house. Also of course be cognizant of other Easter dangers, such as chocolate and other candy, and flowers such as lilies, daffodils and tulips. Even consider the danger of Easter basket fillers, such as fake Easter grass or confetti. Easter can indeed be a fun and lovely holiday, but don't forget the risks as well!