Friday, March 31, 2017

Fill-Ins and Window Watching

We are of course happily here for another Friday, and therefore another Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by our friends at 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.

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.


Peaches and Paprika said...

Love your pic of Thimble's ear getting in the way! And we hope our human agrees with you about the first thing to think about in the morning...US and our meal, of course!!

pilch92 said...

Please thank those squirrels for helping with the photo shoot. Eddy is beautiful, it is nice to see her not blurry, cute ear too Thimble. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. Prancie is our alarm clock, cats do make excellent alarms. I am glad you are pleased with your life,
I think it is impressive that you are such a hard worker and own a home at such a young age.
Excellent tip, I get email alerts from somewhere about recalls, the next time I get one, I will let you know so you can sign up for them too. Have a great weekend!

My Mind's Eye said...

Eddy what a beautiful profile you have....
We enjoyed your very thoughtful fill ins
Hugs madi and mom

Annie Bear said...

I'm right there with you no both numbers one and two. We're also pretty close on numbers three and four. I enjoyed, as always, reading your answers.

Eddy, it's nice to see you still although we love seeing your blurs too. You sure are intent watching those squirrels.

Lone Star Cats said...

I luv skwerril watchin too!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz....squirrel can be az vizshuz az out for em !! N joy de week oh end ☺☺♥♥

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Bear is the last thing on my mind every night. I can’t sleep right unless he’s curled up against me. It’s so odd how I can sense that he’s not there – even when I’m asleep. I can’t explain it – I just feel safer when he’s there – like if something bad happens, he’ll be right there for me to protect. Eddy, your profile pictures are wonderful.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those are lovely photos of Eddy. The first thing I do every morning is feed Flynn. Then the horses get fed and after that I can think about our breakfast.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We love watching the cute little squirrels too, Eddy! I always love reading your fill ins. They're so heartfelt and sincere.

Suzanne McClendon said...

What great photos of Eddy! She looks totally enthralled with those squirrels. :)

I think that your answers were very sweet all the way through. What a caring person you are. I was raised saying bedtime prayers, too. I usually end up falling asleep while saying mine these days and, unfortunately, I don't always remember to say them.

Have fun with the A to Z Challenge. Have a blessed weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

You are wonderful. So are your Kids. Your answers are so genuine, and I really do relate. So, when is your birthday? Hugs!

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

Prayer time was one of those things our daddy did with us every night when he was home. It is a good memory.

Kitties Blue said...

Most of us have had similar answers for #1 and #2. I feel the same as you stated in your #4. There is much wrong with my life, but I am grateful everyday for all the wonderful things that have happened in my life and for my kitties, friends and husband. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy