Happy Friday! We've been looking forward to this fun day of the week since, well, Monday. Now, we're all ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by our amazing friends over at 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.
This week's fill-ins are as fantastic as ever.
1. I have seen _________ on Broadway.
2. My Chinese zodiac sign is _________.
3. Celebrities _________.
4. A _________ day is _________.
My answers are, well, I'll let you be the judge of that.
1. I have seen zilch on Broadway.
(I have never been to a Broadway show. To be honest, that's never really been my kind of thing. My sister loves it, but it's just never really appealed to me.)
2. My Chinese zodiac sign is the Earth Snake.
(I keep getting online ads for shirts that say "Real cat ladies are born in April" and "Made in the '80s". I guess the internet knows me well.)
3. Celebrities are just people.
(I wish more people realized this. It seems like celebrities are so often idolized and treated as some otherworldly creatures. They're just human beings, though, just like us common folk. That's something I think more people need to realize, both for the sake and happiness of the celebrities and ourselves.)
4. An apple a day is no longer allowed for me.
(And that's doctor's orders. I know - say what?!? I think I've made brief comments on our blog here before about having some sensitivities to certain foods. Well, that's worsened over the last year, so this week I was officially put on a highly restrictive diet by a digestive doctor. This new diet cuts out even certain "health" foods, like apples, because of the components that comprise them. If you're curious, it's known as a low FODMAP diet. It looks pretty bad, but to be honest, I'm making do just fine on it.)
And of course we also have your weekly Eddy fix now! She decided to remind you all how amazing and adorable she is, snaggletooth and all.
For those who may not know or don't remember, I adopted Eddy as a special needs kitten. After being trapped and brought in by a local rescue at roughly 10 weeks of age, she developed a sudden head tilt, facial nerve paralysis, and began walking in circles. Although she had been scheduled for humane euthanasia by her foster mom due to her condition, when the doctor showed up, she said that she didn't think that little kitty was ready to go just yet and instead began her on a some potent antibiotics for potential toxoplasmosis. Around that same time my parents were adopting two kittens (Gemma and Freya!) from that same rescue group, I found out about Eddy, met her, and the rest is history. A year and a half later, and Eddy still has her adorable head tilt, and what I like to call her Elvis snarl, due to her facial nerve paralysis. She no longer walks in circles, though, but rather is the most active and agile kitty in the home. Go, Eddy, go!
Oh, and her favorite toy is the ring from a milk jug. Since she will literally eat no food besides her beloved dry Royal Canin, she asked that her foodie art of the week honor her favorite toy. So, here you go:
***Our Tip of the Day:
This is one of those days when I repeat an old tip. It's a simple tip dear to my heart, and it's to please never forget the value of special needs animals. Furbabies with special needs are often passed over at shelters for their so-called "imperfections", but these amazing animals have so much to offer on so many levels. So, next time you adopt, foster, sponsor an animal, volunteer at a shelter, or spread the word about animals in need, please do consider and shed some light on those furbabies with special needs. They really are special indeed, and in more ways than one!