Friday, March 17, 2017

A Fun and Festive Friday

Today we not only get to wish you a happy Friday, but also a happy St. Patrick's Day! Even better, we get to participate in one of our favorite weekly challenges, that being the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by our pals over at 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.

As always, our hosts gave us some fun fill-ins with which to work this week.

1. The oldest item in my home is _________.
2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is _________.
3. My family heritage is _________.
4. My favorite family tradition is _________.

I won't lie, I really had to think on these. That's okay, though, because it's always good to put that brain up there to work!

1. The oldest item in my home is an 1892 edition of The Scarlet Letter.
(I have a thing for books, including old books. To the best of my knowledge, this is the oldest one I have. I believe the next oldest is an 1896 edition of Robinson Crusoe. I have inherited some books from grandparents and great-grandparents, as well as found some real gems at garage sales. Like I said, I have a thing for books.)

2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is a 6-pack of Sprite.
(I essentially never drink pop and only keep it on hand in the case of a stomach bug, as Sprite can help soothe that. The last time I had a stomach bug was about a year ago, and the Sprite currently in my refrigerator is an unopened pack that my awesome mom ran out and got me as backup then. It's all unopened, and so I've just been keeping it in there, just in case.)

3. My family heritage is largely German.
(My mom's family is 100% German. My dad is 50% German, with the rest being a mix of Irish and other European descent. So, I'm 75% German and 25% mutt. Nothing too exciting, but I'm proud of my heritage nonetheless.)

4. My favorite family tradition is Sunday dinner.
(My parents, my sister, and myself all always have Sunday dinner together. We'll take turns preparing and hosting it, and since I love to bake, I always make a dessert. We'll put on a movie, pick a show to watch together, and of course give some love to each other's furbabies!)

So, what's up next? Oh, that's right. Eddy! Today, Eddy wanted to show off how she loves to keep her big brother Evan company.

She gets so excited when Evan settles down for a snooze on the bed.

Eddy will always sidle up next to Evan. Now, this usually results in something along the lines of a big ol' hug, which then turns into a bunny kicking battle. The problem, though? Despite his manly strength, since Evan is hind limb paralyzed, there isn't much chance of him winning the bunny kicking battle. That's when the referee (aka, the Mom) has to step in and give a certain little lady cat a tiny little lecture on playing fair. That referee sure is a buzzkill.

Eddy wants to know if any of her furiends out there ever get the speech about playing fair? Oh, and of course she also wants to know who out there is a master bunny kicker like her?

Well, we'll get off the topic of bunny kicking, at least until Easter. Today, we want to wish everybuddy a fun, festive, and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
We recently gave some St. Patrick's Day tips, such as keeping your furbabies clear of toxic clovers and alcohol, as well as minding the dangers of green hair dyes and those festive beaded necklaces. We haven't run out of St. Patrick's Day tips yet, though, so we'll add a couple more today. If you live somewhere that hosts a St. Patrick's Day parade or other similarly loud festivities, do be sure to ensure your furbaby's safety and comfort. Keep windows closed to keep out raucous noise, or even turn on the radio or television to help drown out any disconcerting sounds. Be careful to monitor the door and to keep your furbaby away from it, especially if any festivities are taking place inside or outside of the home. Though Irish tradition is not all about drinking, we all know that many people do turn this holiday into that, so please be careful when out on the roads today, whether you're by yourself or driving with your furbaby. This is also another good reason to be monitor your door and keep your furbabies safe and sound inside today, as there may be increased hazards out there on the roads on days like St. Patrick's Day. Do have fun, but also be safe!


  1. I get told to play fair and not beat up Angelique (she's smaller than me).

  2. Haha I can't tell you the number of times I've had to say to Peaches & Paprika
    'GIRLS PLAY NICE!!!" Peaches, alpha cat, tries to intimidate her smaller sister Paprika. Well Paprika retaliated with the most ferocious snarls, hisses and growls that I've ever heard coming out of that little kitty. Talk about over-reacting.Moments later they are friends again. Once they got into a tussle on my lap. I had to draw the line there & banished them from the bedroom for a few hours. Wishing you, Eddy & Evan + all the gang a happy St Cat Day!

  3. WE all get told to play fair. With this many cats, there has to be a little organization.That is nice That is nice Eddy that you keep Evan company. You all have a great day.

  4. Oh I love your cuddlde piles and am so very envious of them. Wish I had someone to cuddle with besides M or D.

  5. I am so envious of your #4 answer. That sounds so wonderful. I wonder if soda expires. It wouldn't be good to drink bad Sprite when you already have a tummy ache. You know, I didn't think of books. I think I have some old books too, but not as old as yours. They've been boxed and in our attic since we moved in.

    Pierrot is told to play fair but he never hears it. Eddy and Evan sure are cute together.

  6. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. Reading that your family is always together for Sunday dinner warmed my heart, that is so sweet. I keep gingerale in the fridge for the same reason you keep Sprite. I hope you don't need it anytime soon. And that is so cool that you collect old books, those 2 sound great. And Snowball just sidled up to Phoebe as I am typing this. She doesn't want to bunny kick though, she wants a bath :)Brody and Sammy get into tiffs with bunny kicks and the fur flies. Poor Evan. Very cute drawing and excellent tips. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  7. Einstein and Rumpy are the bunny kicking champs around here. One will be sleeping and the other will lay next to and the wrassling begins. Dad lets it go unless they start to bring in some of us as they play very rough.
    Happy St Patrick's Day

  8. Mom always enjoys seeing kitties that cuddle with each other. We all get the talk but is is about being nice to each other.

    Happy St Patrick's Day!

  9. Very good fill-ins! We can appreciate the thing for books, especially good old finds at garage sales. Thanks for the tips today! Stay safe!

  10. awesum post two day guyz N yur momz doodle rocks de houz !!
    happee week oh end &
    lá sona st patrick le sláinte do gach ♣♣♣

  11. Aww ... Eddy is a good sisfur (bunny kicking excluded). I love seeing her more cuddly side.

  12. Sunday dinners are a great way for families to spend time together. Back in the day, it was common for one family to invite the preacher and his wife to Sunday dinner. This is not so common anymore.

  13. We always get talkin' to's 'bout playin' fair. And sharin' too. Mommy seems to be all 'bout dat stuffs. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  14. Great answers ! Happy St Patrick's Day ! Purrs

  15. Play fair?? What's that?? ;) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  16. Eddy, you don't have to play fair when you're an only child!!! --Mudpie

  17. Happy St. Paddy's Day! TW says I don't play fair when I bite her.

  18. Your answers are great, with number 4 being our favorite. What a great tradition!

    Happy St. Catrick's Day, and we hope it's bunny-kick free!

  19. Except for the bunnykicking, this is so sweet. We are all masterful bunny kickers. We only use it on the humans or our toys, not on each other. We reserve The Bitey for that. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo & Cooper Murphy

  20. We are addicted to books, too. How wonderful that you have those old treasures!

    Sprite is good for settling tummies of a lot of folks, but it makes me throw up. I'm a weirdo, I know. :)

    I love your answer to #4. What special times together for your family. That is wonderful!

    What a sweet "doodle". I like your artwork. That kitty looks so sweet. Speaking of kitties, I have seen a few bunny kicking battles in my life time. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  21. I have a thing for books, too! Thanks for reminding me, I have some really old books that are probably the oldest thing in my house that I forgot about. I need to finish unpacking all my boxes to find everything! LOL! Your six-pack of Sprite is like my six-pack of Vanilla Coke - too funny! I have to say, I'm a bit jealous of your Sunday tradition - our family never did that, so it's not something we do, sadly. Eddy and Evan are so adorable! As is your doodle! :)

  22. Ooh, cool. I love old books. I have an old prayer book that was given to me by the nun that was responsible for my conversion. I was 19, Sister Juliana was 80. She was amazing. She passed away before I completed my Catechism. That Sunday dinner tradition is awesome. We did that when I was a very small kid, before everyone divorced. But, I remember. HUGS!

  23. I often give Shiver the fairness lecture, mostly regarding food though.