We usually start our Fridays with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, but this time around we'll mix it up a bit and start with a little something else. Today is the most important day of Tocktober.
Let's be honest, the furbabies around here have been withholding. Not a single one of them has allowed a single shot of their tocks to be snapped as of late. Fear not, though, for we have some flashback tock shots.
For today's Tocktober festivities, we're doing a flashback to last Halloween. These oldie but goodie shots involve a little ghost, an orange mancat named Evan, and a little cameo from said mancat's tocks.
We have Evan's auntie (this human's sister) to thank for these shots. When Evan kidnapped himself a ghost from his mom's collection of Halloween decorations last year, his auntie whipped out her camera and snapped these
evidence photos. Evan is a little perturbed that I didn't block out his private bits, but so it goes.
If I'm to be totally honest, I really wanted a shot of Thimble's tocks to share with you all today. Why? Because Thimble is known at our home for waving her cute little derriere around with little to no shame. How many of you have heard of this thing called twerking? Thimble pretty much does that every time she walks into a room. I'm thinking I should grab video evidence of this, since she won't let me photograph it. In the meantime, though, you'll have to settle for this:
I most certainly can't take credit for this design. Thanks to Pinterest, I recently saw a photo of some coasters designed like this. If that's not inspiration, I don't know what is.
And now we will move on to the fantastic Friendly Fill-Ins challenge.
1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt _________.
2. I always _________ when _________.
3. My favorite scary story is _________.
4. I will be so glad when _________.
As always, I did my best to do these proud.
1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt an animal shelter.
(If I had to spend all of eternity in one location, it would be somewhere I could be with furry cuties. I would not want to be an angry or malicious ghost. Instead, I would want to be one who spends eternity doing something good, and keeping shelter animals company while they await their forever homes sounds like a good plan to me.)
2. I always have to prepare the couch for Evan when I settle down for evening TV.
(As many of you know, Evan is hind limb paralyzed. But, that's not why I have to prepare the couch for him. He can get up on the couch by himself just fine. The preparations I'm referring to include putting his most favorite blanket on his spot of the couch. That's right, Evan has a blanket that I'm not allowed to use, despite the fact that my parents got it for me for Christmas, as well as a spot on the couch that is his and his alone. If his blanket is not in his spot, he will give me the what-for.)
3. My favorite scary story is The Hound
by H.P. Lovecraft.
(I always have trouble answering this question. I love spooky tales and enjoy so many stories by H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. I also find if perfectly spooky and festive to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving. But, today, my answer is The Hound
4. I will be so glad when Astrid's bandage is removed and her incision is healed up.
(Astrid is doing great. After her initial mass removal last week, she was all shades of agitated. This time around, though, despite the fact that she is down an entire toe, she's doing fantastic. Nevertheless, I will be so happy when she is really, truly, all healed up. And, of course, I really hope the vet calls me and says that this time all margins of the sarcoma were removed.)
Now, this post isn't over yet. We of course can't forget to give you your Eddy fix!
We want to wish you a happy Friday!
Our Tip of the Day:
As cold weather settles in, don't forget to have your furnace checked and cleaned as needed before you run it for the first time this autumn or winter. Also, don't forget to change the filter regularly. Neglecting the furnace and its filter can of course put you at risk of hazards such as a fire, but can also exacerbate things such as allergies and asthma, for both ourselves and our furbabies. So, for both the sake and safety of your furbaby and yourself, take care of that furnace!