Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Thoughts

Hello, friends!

First up, we want to apologize for being late to post and being absent from some of your blogs lately. Our internet at home has been acting up for a while, and this weekend it finally went kaput. Let's be honest, the internet was working, albeit slowly. Then I decided to unplug the modem and see what I could do, and thereafter it didn't work at all. I guess I don't have the magic touch.

What's more, I couldn't do much blogging even using the data on my phone either. Why? Because I dropped my phone in a parking lot on the same day the internet went out. My phone's screen shattered and it hasn't worked the same since. You guys, around here, the furbabies aren't the reason we can't have nice things. I am.

But, anyway, though it took over 24 hours, our internet provider has us back up and running again! (The phone is still another story, as I await the arrival of my new one.)

Now, moving on. Our housemate Toby wanted this to be a Tuxie sort of Tuesday. So, he snapped some shots of himself to show you all.



Toby apologizes for not looking at the camera. He was a tad bit busy spying on the neighbors.


Now, though it's a day late, we finally have our contribution for the wonderful Sparks blog hop. This blop hop for positivity is hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader.


The thought we chose for this Sparks is:
"No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere." -Sheryl Crow
Ten Days of Tortie: Day 3

Wishing you all a beautiful day!


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Our Tip of the Day:
Many of you have probably noticed that our tips lately have been all about Thanksgiving foods, and which ones may or may not be safe to offer as a treat to your furbaby. In line with that, keep in mind all of the potential dangers the kitchen can offer when you're cooking up a storm. Hot ovens and stove tops, knives, and of course those hazardous foods being prepared are just some of the potential dangers for a furbaby hanging around the kitchen. Especially if your furbaby might be one to show too much interest in the hot oven or dangerous foods, do consider taking precautions and blocking them out of the kitchen as you prep for the holiday. You can keep your kitty or pup in a safe room, or even use a baby gate to block them from the dangers of the kitchen. Though it might seem sad to block your furbaby from you, if it is for their own safety, it might very well be the best option.

15 comments:

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry about the internet problems. And if you can create blog posts using your phone, that's amazing. The mom can barely do it with a big computer. :) Toby is very handsome.

Sandee said...

Toby is a good looking cat, but you already know that.

Love your Sparks. Spot on.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Toby. ☺

Marg said...

So sorry about all your internet problems. That is so frustrating but glad you are back. Toby, you sure are looking very handsome. You all have a good day.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Everything happens at once. Technology is wonderful ... until it doesn't work. Toby is a handsome boy - whether he's looking at the camera or not. Evan's a good brother for sharing his open door with his siblings :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Glad you have your internet working again. Toby is very handsome.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're sorry you had internet problems. Toby is such a handsome boy ! Purrs

Lone Star Cats said...

Lookin great Toby!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...waves two ewe N yur handsum self.....N we due knot blame ya...spyin on nayborz iz all wayz way mor fun ;) ☺☺♥♥

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're glad your internet is back up. Looking good, Toby!

Cathy Keisha said...

Tuxie's rule! My Monday post turned into a Tuesday post and our Wednesday post will prolly be a Thanksgiving Day post.

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

I've never heard that quote but I love it! Geez, you have been having trouble getting online, haven't you?

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry about your internet and phone troubles :( I love your tortie drawing and spark that goes with it. Toby is a handsome boy and such a good model. Excellent tips too.

Anonymous said...

This is so true. And it is up to you to decide whether they are weeds or flowers. There is value in both. Thanks for being a part of Sparks. I appreciatre your creativity and your thoughts! HUGS.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've had some challenging technology days! I'm sure Toby was right there is help de-stress the situation. :-) I love the profile shots you captured. And your Spark is very true. Mother Nature hates bare ground and will fill it with her preferences every time!

Caren Gittleman said...

ugh you poor thing! I feel so bad about the phone and the Internet!! catchatwithcarenandcody