Friday, June 2, 2017

Fill-In Friday

Here we are at another Friday. That's more than fine, because we love Fridays. Just one of the many reasons we are fans of Friday is that it means it's time for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by our friends at 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader.

Here are the fantastic fill-ins our hosts bestowed upon us this week:

1. A law I would like to see passed is _________.
2. My favorite card game is _________.
3. With Summer unofficially here, _________.
4. A favorite Summer memory is _________.

And here are my answers:

1. A law I would like to see passed is one that is far more strict regarding animal abuse and neglect.
(I know some places already, finally, have some laws regarding this matter. But, many of them are vague, or simply contain so many ifs, ands, or buts that abusers are often let off the hook easily, with little to no penalization for their heinous crimes. The abuse and neglect and torture of an innocent victim, including dogs and cats and all animals, should be seen and treated as exactly what it is, and that is inhumane and sadistic. I would like to see laws on this that actually reflect that, and that follow through with justice for the victim.)

2. My favorite card game is solitaire.
(I'm not a big card game player, but I have always enjoyed me a nice game of solitaire. I learned to player euchre with my dad and his euchre-obsessed brothers, but those guys will play for blood, and that's just too messy for me. So, solitaire it is.)

3. With Summer unofficially here, that means it's grilling season!
(Let's be honest, I don't have much talent at a grill. But, my dad does. I love the evenings when we all get together, have us some supper off the grill, get the fire pit going after that, have us some s'mores, all that good stuff. On Memorial Day we did just that, and it was the perfect way to kick off summer. Astrid thought so, too, as she got her fair share of hamburger as well.)

4. A favorite Summer memory is going to the library bookmobile.
(When I was a kid, the local library would send their traveling bookmobile throughout town during the summer months. Some days, they wouldn't disclose its exact location, and then you could hunt for it and win a prize when you found it. I loved this. I miss those bookmobile-filled summers.)

All right, now we're moving on to Eddy. Today, she's showing off her utter lack of disinterest in the television.

Behind Eddy there is the television. She almost always turns her back to it. She'll sit in the window, sit on that there cat tree, face the fish tank, face the wall, face anything but the TV. This is the complete opposite of Thimble, who seems perfectly happy burning her eyeballs to get an up close and personal view of what's playing on the television. As active as she is, Eddy can't be bothered to have that same interest.

"Seriously, won't you turn that thing off already?" Sorry, Eddy, my bad.

Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Our Doodle of the Day:


Our Tip of the Day:
Our cats and even our dogs descend from wild animals who are predators, who live in a vast world in which they can watch and lie in wait for prey. This is why it is important that our now domesticated kitties and pups be provided with means to use this instinct, lest they become bored or unhappy with an uneventful life. Mental stimulation such as this is one very important way in which a furbaby can exercise his or her mind and even body. Depending on your home and resources, there are a variety of ways that you can provide this type of mental stimulation for your kitty or pup. You can ensure that your furbaby has a nice window view, for example, where they can watch birds and squirrels and even other cats and dogs and people. Aside form going outdoors, this is one of the most natural ways to provide mental stimulation. Another way, though, especially for those furbabies who enjoy the concept of watching a screen, is by putting on enticing television shows or movies, such as those portraying birds and other wildlife. There are even games and interactive videos online specifically geared toward giving your furbabies something to do. Then again, even a fun screensaver can do the trick. And don't forget the option of a fish aquarium, even a small one with a fake fish, as this can also keep a kitty or even a pup distracted and happy. And for those who enjoy them, interactive toys that move and allow your furbaby to catch their prey are also great for allowing your furbaby to express their natural instincts in a more physical sense. Whether it be through Bird TV or Squirrel TV or Fish TV or a fun ol' toy, be sure to help keep your furbaby's mind and body active and happy!


Marg said...

Oh Eddy, you are so cute. Not many of us like the TV. By the way is that a rocking chair behind Eddy with stenciling on it?? Our Mom's Mom did stenciling and we have a rocking chair like that too. It is pretty neat. You all have a great day.

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, you always have such wonderful answers. I agree with you 100% on #1, there really are not harsh enough laws to protect innocent animals. I need to look up that card game your Dad and uncles play. Your Memorial Day sounds nice, I want to get a fire pit. And I love the idea of a bookmobile around town, how fun. I used to join the library book club where you had to read so many books per summer, I still have my awards with the stickers for all the books read.
Great photos of Eddy, not even blurry. And that is a great tip, we have bird tv which includes turkey and currently the rabbit tv is keeping them interested :) Have a great weekend!

Annie Bear said...

Yes, I was just saying that to someone else regarding #1. We can have all kinds of good animal protection laws, but they need to be enforced! I love s'mores! I haven't had a real one since being on a camp-out with Girl Scouts. I loved playing Solitaire, especially since my grandma taught me a lot of fun different Solitaire games. I remember in one city we lived, there was a bookmobile but that was only because the city hadn't built a library yet. I loved going to the bookmobile. How fun that yours would have fun and you'd have to search for it!

Miss Eddy is always so cute! Like Thimble, Pierrot likes to watch TV too.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I completely agree with number one. People always make excuses ... but the fact is that 80-90% of people who abuse animals also (or later) abuse people in domestic violence situations. They lack respect for others.
Eddy's funny. Kitty didn't care for the TV either ... I'm not entirely sure she even noticed it was on. Bear? He'll sit and watch for a few minutes :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

ps - This is something I wrote a year ago about this topic ...

Lone Star Cats said...

I'd rather watch fish TV too.

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Anonymous said... mobiles. I always wished we had one, but there weren't any in my area. Even the library was too far to walk to! I had to hike to the used bookstore with old books to trade, my allowance and any bottle money I could scrape up. It all worked out. HUGS!

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

Mudpie dislikes the TV too! Your #1 is purrfect. We couldn't agree more.

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

The book mobile back home was always fun. I mean a bus loaded with books of all kinds. What is not to like about that? Have a great week.

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm with Eddy. I don't even like those cat sitter videos. Show them on the computer though and that's a different story.

Suzanne McClendon said...

Oh cool! Hide-and-go-seek with a book mobile sounds like lots of fun. We do it fairly often with the UPS vans. haha

I tend to side with Eddy on the television issue. Besides, it is far more fun to watch the fishies and the birdies. :)

That is a great image of the kitties with the television.

They'd sure get a lot of mental stimulation here with Squirrel TV...there are quite a few squirrels out there. Big ones, small ones, all over the trees. Their favorite past time seems to be "Which bird feeder will we eat today?"...Not just the food, but the feeder itself. OY! Oh well, at least it is an adventure. :)

Have a blessed weekend!

The Island Cats said...

Eddy looks like she prefers Fish TV rather than regular TV. :)