Today's fill-ins are as fun as ever. See?
1. Snow _________.
2. My favorite kind of soup is _________.
3. When no one is around, I _________.
4. _________ is my _________.
It's challenges like these that I really do need sometimes, as they give those creative juices up in my head a good stirring. This time around, here's how I fared:
1. Snow is a dangerous beauty.
(I have always loved snow. There really aren't many sights more beautiful than the earth covered in a thick layer of fresh snow. That being said, I wish snow didn't have to mean freezing temperatures, not to mention the driving and other various dangers it brings with it. Still, though, I always hope for at least one good snow every winter.)
2. My favorite kind of soup is my dad's potato soup.
(My dad makes the most delicious potato soup. It's creamy, with tender potatoes and ham chunks, and with the most amazing dumplings, which I years ago learned from my great-grandmother are called rivels. My mouth is watering just thinking of it.)
3. When no one is around, I sing at the top of my lungs.
(I sure do love to sing, but I usually try to spare those around me. When all other humans are out of range, though, I sometimes just belt it out. My poor furbabies never know whether to come to my aid or run and hide.)
4. My angel Rosie is my muse.
(Many of you already know this. For those of you who might not have met Rosie, she's the beautiful calico over there in our blog's sidebar. She was with me from the time I was 4 years old until I was 26. Talk about a friend for life, huh? I can't even begin to describe how much impact Rosie had on me as I grew up, and how she inspired me to be the person I am today. All the way from my smallest hobbies to my career path, Rosie always seemed to play a role. People I've met who are not cat lovers or animal lovers never seem able to grasp this concept, never seem to realize how much of an impact our furbabies have on us. I'm so grateful that all of you blogging friends of mine do.)
Well, I bet you all know what's coming up next. That's right, it's your weekly Eddy fix! Of course, despite all the begging and pleading I could muster, Eddy said no and no again to any semblance of sitting still this week.
Even in a sitting position, this girl is like a roller coaster.
Can I really blame her, though? She's young and happy and there is just so much for her to do and see!
That being said, it's Eddy's turn to have some superhero art, and I decided to doodle something up that I hoped might at least in part show off her true colors. With that in mind, I came up with this:
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Our Tip of the Day:
We all know that there are certain scents that our furbabies dislike. It is often relatively easy to remove some such scents from the home, such as by cleaning out an odoriferous litter box, or by discontinuing the use of a perfume that your kitty or pup dislikes. There are other scents, though, such as that of certain foods, that might be more difficult to simply remove from the home. For example, many cats and even dogs dislike the smell of citrus and bananas, and of course scents such as that of cayenne pepper. If these foods are part of your diet and your furbaby indeed shows a dislike for their stench, try keeping such foods away from your furbaby and the areas of the house that they frequent most. Also, if you eat something such as an orange, wash your hands and try to remove as much of the smell as possible before petting your furbaby. Don't worry, you can still eat those favorite foods of yours, just be sure to keep in mind the proximity of your furbaby when you peel that stinky orange or sprinkle on that spicy pepper.