This week, our creative hosts came up with these fill-ins:
- I am most proud of _________.
- I am embarrassed to admit _________.
- My superpower might be _________.
- I really wish I could _________.
And here's what I managed to make of them:
- I am most proud of becoming a homeowner last year. (There's not much more terrifying than the daunting task of purchasing a home, but I'm so glad I did. The best part was when I realized that my furbabies love their new home.)
- I am embarrassed to admit that I have never boiled an egg. (Just the other day I read an article that listed things that all adults should know how to do, and boiling an egg was on that list. So, I guess that means I'm not too great at adulting. I have fried eggs. And I have even made dishes like egg salad, but only by baking egg whites in the oven and scrambling the yolks on the stove. But, I have never truly boiled an egg. I don't know why, but from watching my mom and sister do it, it just looks like a lot of boring water boiling followed by insanely aggravating egg peeling.)
- My superpower might be time travel. (Some days I truly feel like I have one foot firmly set in the past, in simpler times that I wish still existed today. After all, my sister often informs me that I'm far too "old school" for my generation. Despite the ways of the world these days, I don't have (nor do I want) a smart phone, I rarely (if ever) choose a digital book over a real one, I don't use Instragram, and what on earth is Snapchat? So, I guess this superpower would suit me just fine, since apparently I already live in the past, at least according to my sister. That, and time travel into the past would really come in handy when there's just not enough time in a day to get everything done.)
- I really wish I could speak the language of my furbabies. (I know us humans can use behaviors and body language and other cues to understand our furbabies, but I often just wish I could really talk to them. Sure, I most certainly do have pseudo-conversations with my furry ones, but sometimes they're not all that productive. And speaking with animals could simply come in very handy. Honestly, how much easier would it be to help an ailing furbaby if we could just ask them what's wrong?)
Fear not. All is well, and Eddy was simply due for her annual exam and vaccines
If I'm to be perfectly honest, I truly thought that Eddy was going to be every veterinarian's worst nightmare. She had not been to the V-E-T since her last round of vaccines as a kitten, and all I could imagine was her appointment turning into a scene worthy of any slasher film. Although she loves her some mom cuddles and is my only lap-loving cuddle kitty, this active girl is also my most skittish and feisty, and she is wholeheartedly against fraternizing with any human other than her mom.
That all being said, my girl Eddy was a perfect angel for her V-E-T visit. Sure, she gets completely bent out of shape over going into her carrier, even though that thing is left out and open 24/7, 365 days a year. There was some wailing and much thrashing and flailing right after she was imprisoned in that fiendish box, but past that, this little lady froze like a statue and let those terrifying people in scrubs do whatever they wanted to her.
Eddy made her mom very proud! And, despite her persistent head tilt and facial nerve paralysis, she got an A+ from the doc!
***Our Tip of the Day:
Some time ago we gave a tip about getting your kitty used to their carrier by leaving it out all the time, and making it a fun place to hang out or nice and quiet place to snooze. Today, we'll give a reminder to make sure that you choose a carrier that works best for your furbaby's particulars. For example, if your kitty is especially large, make sure their carrier accommodates that. On the other hand, if you kitty is small, be sure to get a carrier that is not so big that they wiggle and wobble in an uncomfortable or unruly fashion. Don't only take their physical traits into consideration, though, but also their behaviors. Does your kitty like to scratch, or has he or she shown a tendency for scratching or chewing at the carrier while inside of it? If so, for their own safety, it is perhaps best to not use a mesh or otherwise flimsy carrier for them. And is your furbaby one of those who goes spread eagle as you attempt to get them into the carrier? If so, be sure to take into consideration the size of a carrier's doorway, or get a top-loading carrier with a sufficiently large top entryway. What's more, if your kitty is one of those who doesn't like to come out of the carrier once at their destination (namely, the V-E-T), then, in order to spare them having to be yanked out of the carrier, consider getting one that either has an easy access point or that can be easily taken apart. There are many considerations to make when choosing a carrier for your furbaby. But, since you know your furbaby best, there's no one better for the job than you!