Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sleepy Flashback Selfies

Hello, friends! We're still sorting out some kinks with our internet and computer issues, so here's just a couple of quick, sleepy flashback selfies from Eddy for you all.



And here's a silly little doodle from a couple of years ago, because why not.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Flashback Caturday Art

Hello, friends! Today we're extra late as we work on getting the internet up and working better at our house again. We've mentioned how our internet has been acting up, with our internet provider indicating for quite some time now that they're working on upgrading our neighborhood. They actually did upgrade our neighborhood awhile ago, but apparently now they've partially started doing another sort of upgrade, but it's stalled. I'm admittedly confused on what is going on, but that said, I've discovered there are some things I can do on my end to improve the situation at least a bit. So, I'm working on that today, and that's why for now we'll just quickly share a flashback doodle.

We'll should (finally) be back to our regular programming tomorrow! We'll see you then, friends!

Friday, May 20, 2022

Friendly Fill-Ins

Hello and happy Friday, friends! We're finally here with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, and we'd love for you to join us. My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.


1. _________ was a pleasant surprise.

2. _________ was a not so pleasant surprise.

3. I can't help but _________ when _________.

4. I wish people would stop asking me _________.


My answers are below in bold. I tried to make them all about the furbabies again this time.

1. Finding Tonks's favorite canned food at the pet store a month ago was a pleasant surprise.
(No stores I had tried, online or in person, had my little calico's favorite food for months on end. I may have done an actual happy dance when I found it a month or so ago.)

2. Finding an empty slot where Tonks's favorite food should be at the pet store last week was a not so pleasant surprise.
(The days of finding Tonks's favorite food were quite short-lived.)

3. I can't help but be in a good mood when I have a cute kitty with me.
(I'm human, and so I'm admittedly not always in the best mood. But, when one of my kitties, or any kitty, keeps me company, my mood immediately improves.)

4. I wish people would stop asking me if my specially abled Evan has a good quality of life.
(I've mentioned this before. Evan is hind limb paralyzed. He's 9 years old, and he's been this way since he was roughly 6 weeks of age. I've had anywhere from strangers all the way to vet techs ask me if I think Evan really has a good quality of life. Evan isn't his usual happy, active, running, playing, cuddly self when he's in the company of strangers, and most especially not when he's at the vet. So, when people ask me this, I try to kindly explain to them that they're not seeing the real Evan, and that the real Evan I see and know loves life.)


Now it's your turn!
To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins Linky list, just click HERE!
You can also click on the badge below to add your link.


You are also welcome to complete the fill-ins in the comments below,
or in the comments on Ellen's blog, 15andmeowing.



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Are you ready for your Eddy fix? Today Eddy wanted to share a flashback photo with an old friend.


Eddy loved that little gnome, but he's been missing for some time now. There's a chance he's up in the box spring of my bed, as Eddy has ripped it to shreds and now enjoys taking and hiding things up there. It was nice knowing you, gnome.

Eddy and all of us here wish you a fantastic Friday!



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Flashback Doodle of the Day

And, here's yet another weird, witchy flashback doodle from a couple of years ago. I remember scribbling this up after reading a story that included a dessert called a moondust cupcake. I immediately had to scribble that up, and this was the result.




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Tip of the Day

We yet again have just a random tip today, and it's also likely a repeat one, but we felt compmelled to share it. So, always remember that our kitties, and even our pups, can be pros at hiding discomfort and disease. In the wild, displaying weakness can make one easy prey, and our furbabies have transferred that even to their lives with us. This is just one reason why it's important to take your furbaby in for at least their annual exams, so that those hidden diseases can be caught as early as possible. But, prevention of diseases can easily begin at home, even with simple checks of your furbaby and their behaviors. Get in the habit of keeping track of your furbaby's usuals, from how much and when they usually eat, when and where they usually relieve themselves, or how and where they usually sleep. Keep an eye on anything and everything about them, such as their posture – do they look hunched up, uncomfortable? How about their eyes? Are their eyes unusually squinted, their pupils dilated, their third eyelids up? Veterinarians can help treat and cure disease, but preventing it or catching it early is often something best suited for a pet parent. After all, no one knows your furbaby like you do.

Friendly Fill-Ins Prologue

Hello, friends! This is just a quick little post to say that my Friendly Fill-Ins post will be up as soon as possible! You may or may not have noticed that all of our posts this week went up well into the morning, and that's in no small part because my internet at home is acting up yet again. Actually, it's happening all over our neighborhood. They've been saying they're going to be upgrading it for months now, but no such thing has happened.

Anyway, I've only been able to do the bulk of our posts using my work computer while on breaks, because my home computer just can't currently seem to understand the concept of the internet. I haven't been finishing our posts before I leave the vicinity of my workplace's internet in the evenings, even though I've been having to work late again lately, and so posts are going up later in the morning. Don't worry, I'm not time thieving. My workplace gives breaks and allows people to use the internet for personal use, because it's a really relaxed place, aside from the client work and the stress that causes. I'll be seeing if I can't figure something out with my home internet this weekend, with my less than impressive tech skills.

I will post the link to the Friendly Fill-Ins linky here, if my phone allows me to, so just click HERE to link up with your fill-ins. Mine will be posted soon. Thanks for joining us!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thankful Thimble Thursday

Today, we're jumping right in with Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.


As always, Thimble is here to share some gratitude. Can you tell what Thimble is thankful for today?


Thimble is grateful for her cute little toesies, as well as soft blankies. She hopes all of you have a soft blankie to enjoy today!



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Now, how about the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.


1. _________ was a pleasant surprise.

2. _________ was a not so pleasant surprise.

3. I can't help but _________ when _________.

4. I wish people would stop asking me _________.




 
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Flashback Doodle of the Day

The flashback doodle for today is, of course, yet another in that weird and wacky series I first shared a couple of springs ago.



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Tip of the Day

Today's tip is yet another random one. So, just as is the case for us humans, diet can affect our furbabies' eyesight. For healthy eyesight, a pup or kitty needs proper nutrition that supports those peepers. To help give the furbabies in your life an extra boost in ocular health, perhaps opt for healthy treats such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, blueberries, or broccoli. You can either give these foods as treats themselves, or find natural pet treats that contain such ingredients, keeping in mind that any treats must be given in safe moderation. Of course, if you have any concern about your furbaby's eyesight or even simply keeping them healthy overall, discuss this with your veterinarian. It never hurts to ask a pro what food and treats can be given in order to promote a healthy and happy furbaby.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Woof Woof Wednesday

For today's edition of Woof Woof Wednesday, pup Astrid wanted to remind you all how pretty her eyes are.


This brown-eyed girl wishes you all a wonderful Wednesday!



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Flashback Doodle of the Day

Today's doodles is yet another flashback one from a wacky, witchy series we shared a couple of years ago. This one even involves an equine friend, and I believe this was the illustration for one of our poems as part of Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.




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Tip of the Day

Today we have for you yet another random yet also repeat tip. And that is, don't forget that some cats and even dogs are lactose intolerant. Though they may like dairy foods such as cheese, sometimes it simply won't agree with them. However, if your furbaby likes the occasional cheesy treat, also remember that there are a number of cheeses that are in fact essentially lactose-free. Natural, hard, aged cheeses, such as cheddar and parmesan, often have no more than trace amounts of lactose. So, if your furbaby has a fondness for cheese, the occasional treat of these such types of cheese are your safest bet. Also keep this in mind when purchasing cheesy pet treats, and look at the ingredients to ensure that safe, quality cheese was used in the production of any such treats. Of course, still keep an eye out for any negative reactions, and also still be sure to keep all human food and even pet treats to a safe minimum in order to keep your furbaby healthy and therefore happy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tonks Tuesday

Tonks is here to wish you all as sunny of a day as hers!


Happy Tuesday, friends!



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Flashback Doodle of the Day

Today's flashback doodle is another one from the weird, witchy series I scribbled up a couple of springs ago.


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Tip of the Day

How about another completely random tip today? And that is, don't let your old clothes go to waste. You can upcycle old shirts, pants, and even socks to be used by your furbaby. You can use pieces of clothing items to make knotted or braided toys, for example. Catnip can be tied in the knots of such a toy for a bit of added fun for those kitties out there. Your old clothing can even become your furbaby's new clothing. For example, if you have pup who enjoys wearing clothes, you can fashion some of your old shirts into shirts or sweaters for them. You can even uses pieces of the clothing to create bandanas for your pups or kitties. Also, of course, your old clothing can be used as bedding and blankets for your furbaby's comfort. We all know how our furbabies like to use our clothes for that purpose already.