Friday, August 24, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins

Happy Friday, friends! Oh, it's Friday? Well, that means it's time for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge! In case you missed the fill-ins yesterday, you can find them again below. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. _________ brings out the best in me.

2. _________ makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.

4. I have a fear of _________.

I took my turn to fill them in, and that led me here:

1. My furbaby gang brings out the best in me.
(All of the furabies in my life have always been able to improve my mood, my attitude, and my overall outlook on life. Each and every furbaby who's been in my life has contributed to any positive attributes I might have. That includes my childhood furbabies, like my dear angel Rosie and her angel brother Sammy, and my angel pups Banjo and Shellie. I spent nearly all of my spare time as a child with my kitties and pups, and they all taught me about compassion, friendship, and unconditional love. Now, my furbabies in my adulthood continue to the do the same.)

2. Heat and humidity make me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.
(I'd like to ask Mother Nature to chill out a little bit. Literally.)

3. If money grew on trees, I would plant as many money trees as possible for the benefit of shelter animals.
(Wouldn't it be wonderful if animal shelters and rescues had money trees growing on their property? That way, they could more easily pay to care for as many animals as possible. I wish I could plant money trees for them. I also wouldn't mind a money tree or two in my own yard, though I'm pretty sure most of the money I'd harvest from a money tree would still go to animals in need. There are some other charities I would donate to as well, and then if there was any money still left on the tree, I'd pay off any family debts.)

4. I have a fear of spiders.
(What a generic, boring, and silly answer, huh? But, spiders are honestly one of my biggest fears. I'm also less than fond of public speaking. Oh, and roller coasters. I don't do roller coasters, either.)

Now it's your turn!
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You are also welcome to complete the fill-ins in the comments below,
or in the comments on Ellen's blog, 15andmeowing.


Eddy always gets to make an appearance on Fridays, but she's certainly not making it easy these days. She seems to be allergic to the camera, and so won't sit still let alone stick around long when it shows up. That's why you all get to cringe at photos like this winner here:

That's what my life has come to, folks. I post photos of blurry cat butts online. Yep, that's me.

Anyway, we're wishing you all a fantastic Friday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:

We still have some tips all about taking that kitty to the vet. Today's tip is to, if needed, discuss with your veterinarian medications that might help calm a cat who becomes especially anxious, or even aggressive, when it comes time to visit the vet. Some cats simply become reactive when they see a carrier, when they get into a car, when they visit a veterinary office, or when they meet strangers. If you have tried the usual tricks—which of course include leaving the carrier out at all times, using Feliway, using treats to coax and distract, and so forth—yet your kitty still becomes anxious or difficult to handle, then there are some potential sedating medications that could be given when it comes time to visit the vet. Your veterinarian would be able to determine if or which sedatives might work best for your particular kitty, given said kitty's behavior as well as health. So, be upfront and honest with your veterinarian regarding the ease and safety of getting your cat in a carrier and to the vet, and then the two of you can discuss potential options.


Suzanne McClendon said...

Furbabies are great teachers. :)

I don't like heat and humidity, either, and it has been brutal here this summer.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to meet the needs of all the kitties, puppies, and elephants (and other animals) out there?

Spiders! OY! I don't think that's a silly answer at all. While I'm not particularly scared of them, I have been startled by those blasted little million-eyed hoppy ones while driving. I have more of a mad than scared relationship with spiders since they started viewing me as the all-you-can-eat buffet. So, I squish them...well, the ones outside I don't generally squish. I try to photograph them. But those that try to join me in the shower are goners!

I am with you totally on public speaking! But, I love roller coasters. I have no plans of ever riding one again, but I so loved riding them when I was younger. :)

I sometimes think these kitties are allergic to the camera, too. I can almost here them say, "AWWW, Mommy, not AGAIN!" I guess you'll be saving this one for Toc-tober, eh? haha

That is a great doodle!

Have a blessed weekend. :)

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

Wouldn't it be nice if the only fertilizer that would work on the money tree was cat or dog poop? More people would be nice to these animals then. Have a blessed week.

Pam and Teddy said...

Wonderful filling in today....I must say that while I'm not overly FOND of spiders, they don't really frighten me unless they are those GREAT BIG HUGE ones. They're just creepy.
I too HATE public speaking which was problematic when I did book tours back in the day when I was writing. I "sort of" got over it. But not totally. We do think that's a nice BUM-shot of Eddy at the end of the post though.....yep!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Marg said...

Those are some great fill-ins. At least we got to see part of you Eddy. Hope all of you have a wonderful day.

Yvonne said...

Our answers for #1, 3 and 4 are similar. I could have used your answer for #2 but I didn't think of it because this week we finally had a break in the heat and humidity. It's coming back next week though. I hate it too. Have a great weekend!

CMash said...

Love your answer about money growing on trees! Wouldn't that be fantastic? Have a great weekend!

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. I love what you would do with money trees. I had the same answers on the first 2 :) I fear so many creatures, but I Love spiders. I always have at least one in the bathroom- until my mother spots it and kills it :(
I see Eddy is getting read for Tocktober. Very cute drawing for back to school. Excellent tips too, I have to sedate Polar Bear because he gets so upset when they try to examine him, he starts open mouth breathing.Have a nice weekend! XO

Sandee said...

I love your answers to 1 and 4. We are all ready for some cooler weather. It's been a long and hot summer.

Love your kitty butt photograph. Too cute.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

That's exactly what The Hubby said, when I posted images of litterbox art! LOL! Love the doodle; it's back to school time! You and I answered #4 the exact same way, and same order!

messymimi said...

If this arachnophile (spider lover) lived near you, i would come rescue any of the little darlings that made their way into your house.

It looks like you will have to go into stealth mode to catch any good pics of Eddy.

Happy Friday!

The Island Cats said...

MOL! Eddie...that's not your best side. ;)

The Island Cats said...

Argh! We mean Eddy!!! What the heck is wrong with our typist????

Feline Opines, the World from a Feline Point of View said...

We love the money tree farm for kitties! And we kinda' like spiders, they are fun to chase in the house!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

World of Animals, Inc. said...

We loved your fill-in answers. Wish mother nature would chill out with all this humidity we have having here the last couple of months. Eddy, we love your cute little butt. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful weekend.
World of Animals

Cathy Keisha said...

But Eddy, it's not Tocks-tober yet! It's too hot and humid. Haven't you noticed that your human is grumpy?

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

I could practically copy and your paste your answers into my blog post tomorrow LOL I agree with you on everything.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We are pretty sure we wouldnt like roller coasters either. And TBT KNOWS he doesnt!

Anonymous said...

Eddie! I LOVE your butt shot! My Mom catches quite a few of mine...but they don't get into the blog...And we LOVE your answers the to the Friday Fill Ins!
Sorry we have been MIA but we are much better now.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Regardless of the end we get, you're still cute, Edie. I'm with you on our cats bringing out the best in us. Years ago, when Bear was a kitten, that wasn't the case. He brought out the worst in me - but I changed. Maybe because I decided to just love him as he is. And in that, he's taught me a lot.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Cute doodle and tail pic!

Spiders are very scary indeed!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie