The fill-ins for this week are:
- I never thought I would miss _________, but I do.
- Every 4th of July _________.
- If I knew _________, I would _________.
- I have trouble _________.
- I never thought I would miss cable TV, but I do. (I got myself an Amazon Fire TV Stick some time ago, and now use only that to stream TV shows using apps. Though I'm quite taken with my Netflix and Hulu and all that jazz, sometimes I actually miss all the way back to the days of good ol' scheduled programming, where you had to rush during commercials to get up and grab a snack or take a bathroom break. And what about channel surfing, trying to find anything, anything at all, to watch? Sometimes I miss those good ol' days.)
- Every 4th of July I stay home and laze around. (And that's exactly how I like it.)
- If I knew veterinary medicine, I would spare my furbabies the car ride to the vet's office. (As a kid, I had every intention of becoming a veterinarian. However, as I got older and thought about holding an animal's life in my hands during a surgery, or having to perform that final act of mercy for an animal, I had second thoughts. I still earned a college degree in Animal Sciences and was even lucky enough to work as a veterinary assistant for nearly 3 years, but that actually ended up helping me realize that I don't think I'm cut out for that side of animal care. But, there are still those times that I wish I knew all the ins and outs of veterinary medicine, so that I myself could tend to my furbabies when they fall sick.)
- I have trouble with anything even remotely technological. (Remember my answer to #1 above? Yeah, my TV-watching setup, and that of any and all other high tech gadgets, is primarily the doing of my sister and dad. I pretty much just buy these gadgets that make no sense to me, and then beg for help from those who actually know what they're doing. It's a running joke in my family that if procure a new technological device, something is going to go wrong with it, especially if I attempt to set it up myself. Honestly, I'm fairly certain I was born in the wrong century.)
Happy Friday! We hope all of our US buddies are gearing up for a wonderful 4th of July weekend! And of course a very happy weekend to all of our non-US furiends as well!
Our Tip of the Day:
Today through Monday, the 4th of July, we'll be giving some tips on helping your furbabies through the noisome and bright festivities this time of year. To begin with, keep in mind that even typically laidback furbabies may become alarmed and panic at the sight and sound of fireworks. For that reason, especially at night when fireworks are most likely, try to keep furbabies safe indoors at all times, so that they don't become frightened and run off. If your furbaby were to need to go outdoors, such as for a bathroom break or for another reason, keep him or her on a leash or in a carrier. Also be sure that all doors are properly shut and latched, and that windows are not open, not only to keep out the booming of the fireworks but also so that your furbabies will not use these as escape routes should they become frightened of the fireworks. And, just in case, be sure that all of your furbabies are wearing some form of identification, so that they can find their way back home should they become overly frightened and bolt away from home.