What's more, it's time for this week's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge!
This fun activity is hosted by our furiends over at 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader. They gave us the following to fill in this week:
- The best money I ever spent was _________, and the worst was _________.
- My most memorable vacation was with _________ at _________.
- It _________ when _________.
- Once, I _________.
I tried to get the creative juices flowing in my head. This was the result:
- The best money I ever spent was on my furbabies' care, and the worst was on my current laptop. (I don't keep track of how much I spend on my cats' and dog's care, because it's not something that I'd ever consider cutting back on. I'm sure that my angel Rosie by far holds the record, and I am more than okay with that. As for that laptop I bought, I'm fairly certain it's possessed.)
- My most memorable vacation was with my angel kitty Rosie at Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Back in 2013, when Rosie was 19 years old, my family decided to go visit my uncle up in Michigan for a couple of days. Rosie was doing great at that point in time. However, she was on an armory of drugs and treatments for her renal disease, and she had proven that she was only willing to eat for and be medicated by those in her close family. Therefore, instead of risking boarding her or hiring a cat-sitter, we took her with us. And you know what? She did great! It was a long drive, and she spent just about the entire time curled up and snoozing and purring in my lap. As for the hotel room? She loved that, too, and acted like she owned the place.)
- It makes me laugh when my little lady cat Thimble starts a conversation with a wall. (Yep, Thimble's that cat. The one that walks over to the corner, cocks her head, and says, "Meow?" She also loves doing this to closet doors. She seems to really enjoy these conversations.)
- Once, I had scarlet fever. (I contracted strep throat a few times back in grade school, and one time it developed into scarlet fever.)
Now, how about our weekly dose of active Eddy? This week, Eddy was thoroughly unwilling to even attempt any close-up shots. Instead, she decided to spend her photo session showing off her skills at stopping, dropping, and rolling...
So there you have it. If you forgot how to do a fire drill, just ask Eddy for a demonstration.
We want to wish everybuddy a happy, fun Friday!
Our Tip of the Day:For today's tip, we've decided to revisit a previous tip that, well, debunks Eddy's above demonstration. As nice as it sounds, stopping, dropping, and rolling isn't the best way to keep your furbabies safe from a fire. In the case of a fire, preparedness is key. Be sure that you have a disaster plan ready. Should evacuation be necessary, always have pet carriers out and easy to get to for your cats and/or small dogs, as well as leashes for your bigger pups. Don't stop there, though. Have a plan for which family member will be responsible for gathering which furbaby or furbabies in the case of a fire. Or, if it's easier and possible, assign certain rooms of the house to certain family members, so that, such as in the case of a hiding furbaby, you will know that each room will be searched. And, of course, make sure you have a solid plan as to where your furbabies will be transported once gathered and evacuated. Whether it be a neighbor's, or a friend's, or a family member's, have a safe destination planned for any emergency relocation of your furbabies.