Friday, October 18, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins

Congratulations! It's Friday! Friday means it's time for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. If you'd like to participate but missed the fill-in statements yesterday, I'll share them again here. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. _________ makes me nervous.

2. I should get rid of _________, but I can't because _________.

3. My ideal home would include _________.

4. You would not find _________ in my ideal home.

My fill-in answers are below in bold.

1. Leaving my furbabies home alone makes me nervous.
(I'm not a worrier about everything, but I am a worrier about some things. One of those things is leaving my kitties and pup unattended at home, such as when I go to work. They honestly don't really get themselves into all that much trouble when I'm gone, but I worry about things going wrong that neither I nor they can control. Luckily, my parents live just down the street from me, and my mom is home often, and she's always willing to check on my house and furbabies.)

2. I should get rid of the pet food bowl that pup Astrid recently broke, but I can't because I bought it for Eddy on the day I adopted her.
(The bowl is made of ceramic, and Astrid broke it in the strangest way the other day. It was on the floor, and Astrid decided she wanted to nap where it was, so she went out of her way to lie down on top of it, roll around a bit on it, and thereby break it. Luckily, it broke in two clean halves and did no damage to pup Astrid. The bowl is in two pieces now, though, and I don't trust myself to properly fix it for the furbabies to safely use again. I just can't seem to part with it, though, because I remember buying it less than an hour before officially adopting my girl Eddy.)

3. My ideal home would include a kitty highway system.
(In other words, I would love to incorporate all shades of built-in tunnels, ramps, steps, shelves, and all that jazz for the kitties to enjoy throughout my house. I would want this kitty highway system to be accessible both high and low, so that even specially abled kitties like my hind limb paralyzed Evan could enjoy it.)

4. You would not find stairs in my ideal home.
(Is this a weird answer? I do have a reason for it, though, I promise. I'm pretty sure my hind limb paralyzed boy Evan is not going to be my last specially abled furbaby. For his sake, and for the sake of specially abled furbabies in my future, I always wish to have a one-story house. This way, all kitties and pups can easily access all rooms. Now, my Evan is incredibly strong and determined, and I'm guessing he would at least attempt to master stairs. That being said, I know that wouldn't necessarily be easy for him, especially not as he ages. So, I will always happily live in a one-story home.)

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.


I'm kind of glad you guys are used to Eddy's photos being blurry and all shades of low quality, because I have yet another such photo of Eddy to share with you all today. Just like last week, I wanted to share a photo I snapped of Eddy in the middle of the night. That means the lighting is atrocious.

To preface this photo, Eddy is a snugglebug when it comes to bedtime. If I want Eddy cuddles, I have to crawl into bed. On one recent night, I woke up to Eddy adorably curled up right next to me. Even better, she was flashing her adorable snaggletooth as she snoozed!

I wish I could have gotten more of her face in the shot, but if I move too much at night, Eddy will be wide awake and running a marathon around the room. So, I had to settle for a shot of her snaggletooth. I don't mind that one bit, though, because I love that little tooth of hers.

Happy Friday, friends!

Halloween Doodle of the Day: Flashback Friday

For today's flashback doodle, I yet again decided to go through last year's Halloween doodles and see which one caught my eye first. This was the chosen one:

Last year, I did a series of doodles in which each of my furbabies was scribbled up in a Halloween costume. The above was Thimble's doodled up costume. I happen to think she would make the cutest pumpkin ever.

Halloween Tip of the Day

We know we don't have to tell you wonderful folk that all of those superstitions about unlucky black cats simply aren't true. That being said, there are unfortunately those out there who do believe such things. There are also, sadly, people out there who might even think to play unjust tricks on black cats on or around Halloween. This is why today we are here to remind you to ensure that your sweet and innocent black cats, and all of your furbabies, are safe inside on and around Halloween. Even if you live in what is believed to be a safe neighborhood, please do keep your black cats, and all of your furbabies, inside and under close observation during the Halloween season. This will help ensure that they don't fall victim to the tricks and pranks of any callous or superstitious people out there. As always, it's better to be safe than sorry.


Lone Star Cats said...

I'd luv a kitty highway!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Love that tooth!

And your answers are great. Mum hates leaving me alone too.

Tyler (Staff Writer) said...

I also worry when we leave the cats at home alone. Did I lock the door? Did I scoop the litter box? Will they use my credit card in the sock drawer to buy 600 cans of tuna again?

Eastside Cats said...

Thankfully, Sweetie will hide from every human except for myself, so she'll be okay this Halloween season, as an outside cat.

Sandee said...

I'm enjoying all the different answers to the fill-ins today. You and I both don't want any stairs. I have then now and what was I thinking way back then. Old age wasn't on my mind at all.

Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to your babies. ♥

Kathe W. said...

Eddy is a sweetheart!

The Island Cats said...

Aw, we love the little toof.

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

Great answers! I feel the exact same way about #1, and I've been known to keep bowls that have broken (and burned) for sentimental reasons as well.

pilch92 said...

I love all your answers to the fill-ins. I am the same way with #1 for fear someone will break in and the cats will get outside and get run over, etc. I like your idea for #3. That would make all the kitties happy. And I would like no stairs too- the older I get, the less I like them. Cute shot of Eddy and nice drawing.I am superstitious except with black cats, I love all black cats. Have a nice weekend! XO

catladymac said...

Can't you glue that beloved Eddy Bowl back together and use it to hold paper clips or something ? (I know exactly how you feel about it !)

Kitties Blue said...

Great fill-ins. I get nervous whenever Sawyer is out of my sight, which is why I hardly leave home. I'd also would like to have a system like you described in #3. That is an adorable photo of Eddy. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

messymimi said...

Glue Eddy's bowl and use it for something else, maybe? It would make a good keepsake.

Cathy Keisha said...

Great answers! TW always thinks she left the gas burner on the stove on whenever she goes out. She worries a lot. TW looked at a duplex or two when she was condo hunting but decided since they were getting older, she'd settle for a one level place. After she broke her ankle, she was happy she did. Love your #3. Thanks for co-hosting.

Pam and Teddy said...

I've always thought a kitty highway system would be wonderful to have - and a one story home as well. Stairs become difficult for humans at my age too and that's a concern but certainly with specially abled kitties it would definitely be nice NOT to have stairs. Great fill-ins!

Hugs, Pam

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I hate leaving my cats too. It got really bad a few years ago when a guy in his early 20s moved in upstairs ... he wasn't exactly ... err ... responsible? So I was worried he might set the condo on fire - and if I wasn't here - the cats would be in danger. Yes, there's a touch of paranoia in that ... I admit it. That picture is one of my favorites of Eddy!