1. I wish I could tell my teenage self _________.
2. I think the most romantic movie is _________.
3. _________ was the last time I _________.
4. _________ happens too often.
My answers are below in bold.
1. I wish I could tell my teenage self to calm down.
(There are so many things I wish I could go back and tell my teenage self. Just one of these things, though, is to just calm down and relax. I spent my childhood, teenage years, and college career trying to attain perfect grades. My parents didn't put that pressure on me. I put that pressure on me, and it was a huge focus for me during my entire time as a student. Putting less emphasis on achieving academic perfection wouldn't have made me any less of a homebody who had no desire to party, but at least I would have felt less like a tightly wound spring.)
2. I think the most romantic movie is While You Were Sleeping.
(I'm not a big fan of romance movies, or romance books or romance TV shows, so I'm probably one of the last people to give romance recommendations. I do enjoy a handful of romance stories here and there, though. One of those I do enjoy is While You Were Sleeping, a '90s movie that stars Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. It takes place around Christmas and the New Year, and my family watches it every year on New Year's Eve. I think it might very well be my favorite romance movie. It's a cute enough story, and I'm also a fan of the majority of the actors in it.)
3. High school was the last time I ran.
(I admittedly enjoy certain physical activities, such as kickboxing and even mowing the lawn. That being said, I despise running. Back in high school, our physical education class had what was called fitness day at least once a week. This fitness day included extra grueling torture in the form of physical activity, and this often included running at least a mile. I dreaded these days. I dreaded running. As soon as I graduated high school, I more or less promised myself to never run again, especially anything near a mile. I kept that promise and pretty much haven't run once since then.)
4. Animal cruelty happens too often.
(Animal cruelty shouldn't even exist. Nevertheless, I see stories of animal abuse, neglect, and overall cruelty to animals in the news far too often. It makes me sad and sick, and I wish there was more I could do to put an end to it all.)
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Flashback Doodle of the Day
We've recently shared a couple of flashback Valentine's doodles from the past two years. Since we're on a role sharing flashback Valentine's doodles, I simply had to share the one I doodled for my angel Rosie last year. Here you go.
Tip of the Day
As part of our series of tips for National Pet Dental Health Month, today we'll be discussing some of the symptoms to look out for related to dental disease. First up, of course, is halitosis, or bad breath. This can signify any number of issues, including an infected tooth or gum disease. Of course, bad breath can also come with certain diseases, such as oral cancer or even kidney disease. For these reasons and more, never ignore abnormally rank breath in your cat or dog. Moving on from bad breath, though, if your kitty or pup is suffering from certain dental issues, they may also of course have a decreased appetite, or seem pained or have difficulties when eating. In some dental cases, you also might notice blood or excess drool coming from their mouth. There is also the chance you might visibly notice broken teeth, loose teeth, discolored teeth, or even tartar buildup. Also don't forget that the teeth are in close proximity to and therefore often linked to the eyes and nasal cavity, and so discharge from either of these can also potentially signify an oral concern. All in all, if you smell, see, or in any way notice concerns relating to your furbaby's mouth, or any part of their body, do be sure to have them examined by a veterinarian. Dental health can even be linked to heart health and other systems of the body, so this is again one of those cases in which it is always better to be safe than sorry.