Our hosts never disappoint. Here are the fill-ins they crafted for us this week:
1. The first thing I think about in the morning is _________.
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is _________.
3. I am looking forward to _________.
4. I am so pleased _________.
Thinking cap firmly in place, here's what I came up with:
1. The first thing I think about in the morning is feeding time.
(And no, I don't mean my breakfast. I know my priorities. My first chore each and every morning is feeding the furbabies. I feed the stray and feral cats outside, and of course my little ones inside. I wake up with this task on my mind, perhaps in large part because my alarm clock is usually in the form of a little kitty named Thimble who pokes at my face and then runs off to remind me where the food bowls are located.)
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is my family and furbabies.
(As a little girl, I was taught to say my nightly prayers. Though I am far from perfect and don't always succeed as I should, I still always try to stick with this practice. Before going to sleep, I send up my prayers for my family, for my furbabies, and of course for friends like all of you. It really brings me some semblance of peace, to get such thoughts and hopes off of my chest each night.)
3. I am looking forward to April.
(I love April. It is the month of Evan's birthday, and Eddy's birthday, the birthdays of 3 of my parents' kitties, and even my birthday. Also, it means that Spring might truly arrive, which means beautiful flowers and the promise of all sorts of new life and lovely things. And, this April, I will be partaking in the A to Z Challenge for the first time ever. Bring it on, April!)
4. I am so pleased with my life.
(I thought and thought and thought about what to put for this one, and ultimately this seemed most fitting. Neither I nor my life are perfect, there's no denying that, but I wouldn't change my situation for anything. I have my furbabies, who make me happier than happy. And I have my family, and friends like all of you, and so much more for which to be truly grateful. I would never wish any of this away.)
Okay now, who's ready for Eddy? I hope you are. Because you know what? With a little help from some very distracting squirrels out in the yard, I think we managed to get some not so blurry shots of the active little lady for today.
Staring out the door means no straight-on shots of that adorable face of hers. But, look at that unblurry Eddy! We'll take it. Beggars can't be choosers, after all.
So many squirrels!
Woops! Sometimes big sister Thimble's ear swoops in for a photobomb.
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
While we may not think of it often, and while of course we hope it will never happen to us and our furbabies, always be aware that pet food recalls do indeed happen. With all of the varying ingredients and formulas and conditions with which our furbabies' food is produced, unfortunately sometimes things go wrong. For this reason, to help head off any trouble or medical emergencies, find a reliable source of pet food recall news and information. Check to see if your own veterinary office keeps up with these on their website, as some do. If not, find another trustworthy source of such information. There are a number of places easily accessible online where pet industry press releases, such as those relating to pet food recalls, are compiled. The Human Society of the United States and the ASPCA, for example, often announce such news on their websites. If nothing else, do periodic checks yourself, searching for the latest news on your furbaby's food and its safety. With all of the dry foods, moist foods, treats, and other such products out there, it never hurts to make sure that nothing dangerous is lurking in your furbaby's food dish.