Friday, September 27, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins and Photo Fails

Today is the day of the Friendly Fill-Ins. We're going to start by again sending our most heartfelt purrs, woofs, and prayers to co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing following the loss of her sweet Noel.

Dear Noel ~ Rest In Peace

In case you missed the fill-in statements yesterday, we'll share them again here. Ellen came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I think it would be fun to _________.

2. I have a hankering for __________.

3. _________ is a memory I will never forget.

4. If I were given the choice to be immortal, I would _________.

I tried my hand at filling these in, and my answers are below in bold.

1. I think it would be fun to meet a panda bear.
(I love pandas. I always have. I've been to a few zoos in my life, but I have yet to see a panda bear. They always look so sweet and huggable, and I certainly wouldn't mind a panda meet-and-greet.)

2. I have a hankering for Halloween candy.
(Due to some issues my intestines decided to develop over the past couple of years, I don't eat candy very often. One of the times I always do, though, is Halloween. That is just one of the many reasons why I can't wait for Halloween.)

3. Going on a road trip with my calico angel Rosie is a memory I will never forget.
(I've never been much of a traveler, but one of the few times I was away from home for multiple days was when my angel kitty Rosie was nearly 20 years old. Though her health was steady at the time, she had kidney disease, required daily treatments, and would not eat, take medications, or cooperate in general for anyone other than my mom and myself. My entire family was going on this road trip, including my mom and myself, as we were going to visit my uncle. Rosie had mellowed out quite a bit in her old age, and we didn't want her health to decline due to missed treatments while we were away, so we ultimately made the decision to see how she did if we took her with us. Long story short, she did phenomenally. She didn't mind the car ride, which was many, many hours long, though of course with breaks. She didn't mind sleeping in a hotel. Rosie seemed to only care that she was with her family, and that made me so happy. That being said, every memory of Rosie makes me happy.)

4. If I were given the choice to be immortal, I would turn down the opportunity.
(I'm not saying the thought of death isn't a scary one. It certainly would be handy to be capable of doing whatever you want without having to worry about your own safety. But, when I think about it further, I wouldn't want to be immortal and live forever while my furry and human family members remained mortal and would eventually disappear from this earth. If I were immortal, I'd be stuck here on the earth knowing I would never see them again. I'll pass on that.)

Now it's your turn!
To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins Linky list, just click HERE!
You can also click on the badge below to add your link.

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


The next bit of Friday fun is none other than the Pet Photo Fails! Blog Hop, hosted by Melissa and Mudpie of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, & Meows.

Our blooper star is, of course, Eddy. This time around, she went for a tad bit of indecent exposure during what was meant to be a tame photo shoot.

I mean, not that I'm biased or anything, but that is a pretty darn cute rump.

Happy Friday, friensd!

Doodles of the Day: Flashback Friday

We're actually sharing two flashback doodles today. These doodles were first shared last year, the first on September 30, and the second on October 1. I scribbled these up last year in honor of the fact that September ending and October beginning is sort of the official gateway to Halloween. That being said, I am rarely able to actually make it to October, and I've already started on decorating for Halloween and watching Halloween movies.

So, this is the doodle we shared last September 30:

Yes, of course it stars my angel Rosie. So does the doodle I shared last October 1. See?

I'm sharing both of these today because I honestly am struggling to refrain from scribbling up and sharing Halloween doodles. I've been trying to hold off during September, in order to make October extra spooky and fun. But, truth be told, I already have a variety of Halloween doodles planned out and some even sketched up. For that reason, tomorrow will probably be our last plain autumn doodle. It will actually be an homage to the first image above, and then Sunday we'll go for a Halloween doodle that is an homage to the second doodle above. I apologize to our friends who aren't fans of Halloween, but as a Halloween fanatic, I just can't help myself.

Did you know?
Did you know that the scientific name for the panda bear is Ailuropoda melanoleuca? This most literally translates to "black and white cat-foot". In Chinese, panda bears are often referred to as daxiaongmao, which translates to "big bear cat". Some sources say that panda bears are referred to as this in China because their head is similar to that of a cat, but on a bear's body.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Eddy has handsome stripe-y pants just like Bear's! When I was a kid, I think the only pandas in the US were in the Washington DC zoo. I'm pretty sure that's different now - but I haven't kept up with it. I just checked, "Giant pandas currently live at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia; the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California; and the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee. These zoos participate in the Giant Panda Species Survival Plan, overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service." As an adult, I started to dislike zoos because they just make me sad.

The Florida Furkids said...

Great Fill-ins and adorable blooper!!!

The Florida Furkids

Pam and Teddy said...

Love the rump shots - cats seem to enjoy showing their bums off don't they! Teddy does anyway. Teddy HATES being in the car so the chances of him coming with us anywhere are slim. I have to carry him in a death grip in my arms to get him to the car to go to the vets and he HATES every minute of it until we get there then he's PERFECTLY FINE. Anyway, a trip with Ted would be fun if we could do it. I too wouldn't want to live forever. I already feel like I've been here longer than I thought I would!

Hugs, Pam

Sandee said...

I love the rump shots too and especially the last one. That turned head is adorable.

I love all your answers. You and I agree on #4.

Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins. I so enjoy doing this each week.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Seriously, you need to see a Red Panda; they have them at The Detroit Zoo, and they are adorable! They look more like tree cats, I swear! Eddy, even though these aren't the best images of you, we can see your fur stripes well! Beautiful!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for sharing Noel's badge. Great fill-in answers. I think it would be fun to meet a panda too. And I am with you on not wanting to be immortal. I am glad you have so many wonderful memories of sweet Rosie. Cute drawing and photos of Eddy. She is already ready for tocktober. Have a nice weekend! XO

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

Love your fill ins and art, and what pawsome bloopers! Thanks so much for joining us :)

messymimi said...

From what i gather, pandas are a bit stand-offish. It would still be fun to meet one.

Eddy is beautiful from every angle, bloopers and all.

Your autumn and Halloween doodles put me in the mood for some cooler weather. Now if only nature would cooperate and give us some...

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

Just dont ask if that makes yer hips look fat, MOL!

Cathy Keisha said...

TW wants to meet a sloth after seeing pics of people hugging them on FB. She never knew they were more cuddly than me. MOL!
Nice bloomers, Eddy!

CRYSTAL said...

My Human Mom is taking a well deserved break this week so I'm in charge. I joined your blog hop.
Daisy Mae

The Island Cats said...

Oh Eddy! We really enjoyed your bloopers this month!

Cai said...

Beautiful photos and doodle art!

Kitties Blue said...

Technically, Pandas have no relationship to bears; though they look alike. Anyway, I have met a panda up close and personal.Years ago Dad Tom and I were at the National Zoo in D.C. it was cold and snowy, and no one else was around. The Panda caretaker invited us to come inside their enclosure. I was an inch away from the female Panda, Ling Ling. Only a chain link fence was between us. I was pressed up against my side, and she was pressed up against the other side.I really wanted to touch her, but I didn’t. They have very strong jaws, and it is not advised to touch them. Dad Tom has visited the Chengdu Breeding Reserve in China. It would be my dream come true to do that.

Eddy was just giving you the opportunity to get some good photos for Todktober. The final photo is absolutely adorable.

We, of course, were so sad that Ellen lost her sweet Noel.

Hugs to all, Janet