Friday, February 23, 2018

Fill-Ins and Feline Fun

As always, we hope you're all having a happy Friday! And, as always, we'll kick off this wonderful day with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by the always amazing Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

Our hosts never fail to give us some fantastic fill-ins, like these here:

1. My favorite president is _________ because _________.
2. This weekend, I have plans to _________.
3. I _________ my _________.
4. I believe _________.

I hope I did these fill-ins proud.

1. My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln, because he had such a major historical impact.
(Being from Illinois, I learned a lot about Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln throughout my years in school. Those lessons on Lincoln never failed to keep my attention. Also, I have heard of his compassion for cats, dogs, and other animals, and I have great respect for that.)

2. This weekend, I have plans to play catch-up.
(I have nothing major planned for this weekend, so I keep telling myself that I'll be catching up on some housework. Let's be honest, though. I'll probably end up snuggled up on the couch with my kitties and pup, getting caught up visiting all of your wonderful blogs, working on our blog, doodling in my sketchbook, reading, writing, doing some Netflix binging, and probably taking a nap or two. That's my kind of weekend.)

3. I love my furbabies.
(In case you didn't already know.)

4. I believe everything happens for a reason.
(Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Good times and bad times. I believe it all happens for a reason. Even if we can't see or understand that reason, I believe it's still there, somewhere.)


Of course, we wouldn't let this Friday come and go without giving you an Eddy fix!

Yes, sometimes getting a shot of Eddy requires sneaking up on her from beneath. That's okay, though, because her chin is pretty darn cute, if you ask me.

We hope all of you friends of ours have a fantastic Friday!

Our Olympic Doodle of the Day:


Our Tip of the Day:
Since we've been giving a variety of food tips, today we figured we'd give a quick reminder on how to transition your cat to a new food, if needed. If a kitty is transitioned to a new food too quickly, a variety of gastrointestinal issues could possibly result, vomiting and diarrhea included. For this reason, it's generally recommended that you transition from the old food to the new food over a span of seven days.

To transition your cat to a new food, you can start by adding a small amount of the new food to the old food on the first day. Then, of course, you add more and more of the new food each day. On the final day of the transition, your kitty's food bowl will contain only the new food. Of course, when changing foods, keep in mind your particular kitty's overall status. If your kitty is a finicky eater, whether by nature or due to age or an ailment, you may have to do a slower transition over a longer period of time, in order for them to accept the new food. In other cases, such as if your kitty is having adverse reactions to their current food, a rapid or immediate transition might be necessary. This is of course something to discuss with your veterinarian. During any transition, of course keep an eye out for any adverse reactions.. Alert your veterinarian of any concerns you have, and stop or slow the food transition as needed or as instructed if issues arise.


Sandee said...

I know you love your furbabies. I can relate. Anyone that loves animals are good folks in my book.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

When I was visiting Wash DC a year or so ago, we ate at a diner, that happened to be across the street from Ford's Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot. It made me very sad, because I too have a warm place in my heart for him. Love the cats as curlers AND rocks!

Colehaus Cats said...

Awww, Eddy, we wonder if you've ever had your chin kissed. Great fill-ins and we think your Tip is SO IMPORTANT. We used to hear from people all the time complaining about their cat barfing all the time, only to find out they were feeling the cats different food every time they ran out. "We just buy whatever is on sale at the grocery store," they would all say. No, No, and for the slow ones, NO!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is funny we had 2 the same :) Very cute photo of Eddy and I like the drawing too. Have a nice weekend cuddling with your kitties. PS-great food tip too :)

The Swiss Cats said...

Great answers ! What a lovely doodle ! Did you know that Switzerland won two medals in curling at the Olympics 2018 ?

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

What were you watching outside, Eddy?! That's a fantastic picture. It's funny ... I'm from Missouri and it seemed to me in school that they wanted to claim him by proximity - but also point out he was born and partially raised in Kentucky. Great presidents inspire feelings either way :)

Unknown said...

Looks like Eddy can't wait for spring. 😺
Mary (Cactus Catz)

Lone Star Cats said...

MOL, luv dat curling doodle!

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

That's my kind of weekend too!!! Don't you wish we lived closer? :(

messymimi said...

Your weekend plans sound like the best kind, i do hope you get to do those things!

Cathy Keisha said...

Those were great answers all! I hope they're not using Evan as the curling iron!

The Island Cats said...

We love this curling doodle!

Marg said...

We like your answers to the fill-ins. And the doodle is terrific as always. You all have a fantastic week end.

Anonymous said...

As always, I relate to your answers. I also love your sweet artwork. I love Lincoln, too. He is one of my favourites. His wife was also special, and had her sorrows, too. I think they may be disappointed in what has become of Illinois. Hugs.