Friday, March 22, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins

We're thinking it's time to fill-in some fill-ins. Are you ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? In case you missed them yesterday, I'll share the fill-in statements again here. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I admire _________.

2. I can't wait for _________ to bloom.

3. I'm proud to say _________.

4. _________ make(s) me nervous.

If you want to know how I filled these in, read on! My answers are in bold.

1. I admire animal rescuers.
(Anyone who rescues animals in any way is a hero of mine. I especially have incredible respect for those who are able to be at the front lines of animal rescue, where they see the worst of the worst and yet keep at it every day for the sake of the animals. I love animals and want to help as many as I can in my lifetime, but I don't know that I would ever have the true strength it takes to be at the front lines of animal rescue. Seeing animals in such immediate, critical, cruel situations on a nearly daily basis must take incredible strength.)

2. I can't wait for my hibiscus bush to bloom.
(I am the farthest thing from a gardener, but the previous owners of my house planted a hibiscus bush that I adore. It is gorgeous. It doesn't bloom until later than most of the other plants around, but I'm willing to wait to see its beautiful blooms.)

3. I'm proud to say that my boy Evan made it a whole week without an incident of incontinence.
(Come to think of it, I don't think I ever even told you guys that Evan has developed urinary incontinence. For those who don't know, Evan is my orange tabby boy who is hind limb paralyzed. A couple months ago, he started having urinary incontinence, almost exclusively when he's relaxed or sleeping. Bloodwork and urinalyses all came back normal, and so it was diagnosed as plain and simple urinary incontinence. It does not happen consistently, and he may do it multiple times in one day, or he may not do it for a whole week. Just yesterday, Evan broke his week-long clean streak, but that's okay. Unlike in dogs, medications to treat incontinence in cats have not yet been discovered or manufactured. Evan does not tolerate any clothing on his body, and that includes any form of a diaper. We are still trying to find the best way to protect bedding and furniture, and we are discovering what types of blankets and bedding are the most moisture resistant. There is lots of laundry going on here, but my mom has recently started helping me design a style of blanket that has some sort of plastic liner involved. We'll get it figured out eventually!)

4. Sick fubabies make me nervous.
(I know I'm certainly not the only parent to kitties or pups who feels this way. Nothing makes my stomach churn more than when I see an abnormality in my furbaby. Whether it be a change in a furbaby's bathroom habits or a lump or bump on their skin, I can become a nervous wreck in a matter of seconds.)

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.


It's Eddy time!

Happy Friday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:

Today's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip is yet another one regarding random yet potentially toxic items that might be found in the the home. Today's household item to be aware of is matches. Matches can contain potentially toxic substances, such as potassium nitrate. It is also possible for matches to contain heavy metals or other dangerous components. Ingestion of matches can lead to toxicity for your furbaby, with the effects depending on the quantity ingested. Poisoning from the ingestion of matches can result in symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Consuming items such as matches can also lead to a variety of other problems, such as perforation or obstruction of the bowels. Needless to say, to prevent any such issues, of course keep matches and all dangerous items well out of reach of your kitty or pup.

In this same line of thought, also keep items such as lighters and lighter fluids hidden away. These can also contain components that are potentially toxic to kitties and pups. And what do we always say? It's better to be safe than sorry!


Pam and Teddy said...

Oh Evan...well, that incontinency issue is certainly not unusual and you're in a household that totally understands and helps as best they can. I love the idea of coming up with a blanket that's "waterproof" - they have such things to purchase online I think but don't know much about them or how effective they are. Anyway, hang in there Evan - you are a brave boy.

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

Having a sick furbaby makes a human crazy!

Sandee said...

I love all your fill-ins, but Evan is my favorite. Mom sure doesn't care that this happens. She only cares about Evan. Excellent.

Thank you for co-hosting Friendly Fill-ins.

Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to your mom. ♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

Really good fill ins and we purr for Evan. Eddy great photos buddy
Timmy and Family

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. I certainly understand being nervous about a furbaby. Sorry about Evan's issues, poor guy. I used to have a plastic mattress cover under the regular one, but they always rip so now I use a waterproof mattress cover, the quilted kind, it was $25 at Walmart. Sammy targets the bed when he is mad. Cute shots of Eddy. And I love the drawing, Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorites. Excellent tips too. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

messymimi said...

Evan is probably bothered more by his incontinence than anyone, as cats love to be clean, i am glad he has you as a pet parent i know you are patient and loving with him over it which is just what he needs.

Red most certainly should have had her cat with her, it would have cheered Grandma to see it and the cat would certainly have kept her from talking to a wolf!

Marg said...

We really like your fill-ins. We send our best thoughts to Evan aHe isnd hope he can get better. He is a very lucky boy to have you as his human. You all have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.

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

Agree with you 100% on numbers 1 and 4! Your Evan is such a precious little're so lucky to have each other!

Cathy Keisha said...

Adorable doodle. It's a shame that Evan won't rock a diaper. Cokie fell out of a tree when he was a kitten and had a paralyzed tail which made him incontinent. I getting spoiled by clear pics of Eddy. Animal rescuers rock!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

It's not a proper Friday without our dose of Eddy and the fill-ins!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Nice fill-ins and love that doodle!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie