The fill-ins our hosts created for us this week are as fantastic as ever. They even have some in honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday here in the United States.
1. My next _________ will be _________.
2. Fireworks _________.
3. Freedom _________.
4. This week, I am thankful _________.
I did my best to do these fill-ins proud.
1. My next book to read will be a cozy cat mystery.
(I have just recently gotten into this genre, somehow having never before venturing into it. I am currently reading a book in my long beloved fantasy genre, but the next one up is indeed a cozy cat mystery. And it's one that none other than Mudpie and Melissa reviewed not too long ago!)
2. Fireworks could be enjoyable if they were kept in controlled moderation.
(As a kid, I loved going to fireworks shows on the 4th of July. As I got older, I still enjoyed the concept of them, but I also started to realize and understand the dangers of them. I wish fireworks could somehow be truly left to professionals only, in controlled locations, and only in moderation. I don't like when random folk decide to take matters into their own hands by setting off fireworks in their own yards or neighborhoods, thereby putting themselves, all people around them, and nearby furbabies and wildlife at risk.)
3. Freedom should not be taken for granted.
(Freedom comes in many different forms, and certainly not everyone is lucky enough to know what it feels like to truly be free. Freedom is something for which to be thankful, and I wish more people realized that.)
4. This week, I am thankful for my life in the United States.
(I'm not one to get political here, so I won't. I love my country and I appreciate the life I live here. Don't worry, though, I still love all of the other countries, too, and all of the friends we have in every corner of the world.)
Now, active Eddy wanted to show you something today. You see, I recently inherited my grandma's dining table. I have currently, although perhaps not permanently, placed it in our library. I was worried this would affect the ambiance of our bookish little room, but have already begun turning the table into a display area for books, and so all is well. That's beside the point, though.
Back to Eddy. To fit the table into the library, I had to move my desk out of there. The desk, therefore, went into my bedroom, and you know what? That made Eddy one happy little lady cat.
Whereas Eddy used to have to rely on my headboard to see out the high window in my room, she now loves to use the desk.
Don't worry, though, as the headboard still gets plenty of traffic as well. In case you can't see in that terribly dark photo above, Eddy loves to stand on both the desk and the headboard at the same time.
Multitasking at its finest.
Whoa! Hello, bright and blinding sun!
And for those who might be wondering what resident librarian Thimble thinks of all this, she's also quite happy with the new arrangements. She loves having a whole table from which to reign over her library. And, she also loves using the desk that is now in the bedroom. Before, short-legged Thimble could never climb or jump onto the headboard in order to see from the window above my bed. With the help of the desk, though, she now can, and it's like a whole new world out there to her.
We hope everybuddy has a fantastic Friday!
Our Doodle of the Day:
Weird, huh? The other day I was perusing that fun site known as Etsy, and I saw that someone had quite masterfully crocheted a doll that they called a caticorn. It was, essentially, a cat with a unicorn horn. That's when this doodle happened.
Our Tip of the Day:As we say each year and for each holiday, we'd like to remind our US peeps to take their furbabies into consideration this 4th of July. Fireworks can be loud and scary to our cats and dogs, parties can lead to risks of escape or other dangers of high foot traffic in the home, and barbecues can lead to the consumption of potentially toxic foods by our kitties and pups. These are just to name a few, though, and any number of festivities can potentially be hazardous for the kitties and pups in your life. So, please do ensure their safety, even if that means giving them a room of their own during any festivities, where they can stay safe and sound.