Friday, February 7, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins

Happy Friday, friends! Who's here to fill in some fill-ins? It is, after all, the day of the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. In case 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. 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.)

Now it's your turn!
To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins Linky list, just click HERE!
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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.


Are you ready for your Eddy fix? Eddy is here to show you all that we finally got some snow. We've had very little snow since, well, Halloween.

Isn't the snow pretty? It's also cold, though. We purr and pray for all individuals living outside in this. 

Have a fantastic Friday!

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.


Smudge said...

No snow down here, but lots of wind. Supposed to be real gusty today, and thankfully the tornado threats went away overnight!

Pam and Teddy said...

Great fill-ins. We have HEAVY rain again today and high winds....not sure if I prefer that over some snow or not! We haven't had much of that white stuff this winter - SO FAR. I was also not fond of running in high school - actually I didn't like phys ed classes AT ALL. I was tall and always forced to be a guard with basketball which I really hated. I simply wasn't "in" to athletics. I like doing exercise on my own terms and in school you don't have a say.

Hugs, Pam

messymimi said...

Excellent answers, i try not to run unless something is chasing me! And animal cruelty breaks my heart.

Hope you and Eddy and all the gang have a fabulous Friday!

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. that is awful that you had to run in gym class-what a way to ruin it for kids. I love While You Were Sleeping and usually watch it around Christmastime too- I love the scene where they are all opening gifts. Plus Sandra Bullock has a kitty in the film :) I want to watch it right now. Eddy is a cutie. And I love the drawing of your angel Rosie. Great tips too. Sadly, I know all about the breath of kidney disease kitties. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

Eastside Cats said...

I enjoy "While You Were Sleeping" too! Bill Pullman is delightful, as is Sandra Bullock. "You know...leaning..."

Yvonne said...

Great fill ins as always. For some reason I couldn't add my link, but I'll try again later. For now, here's my link

My Tata's Cottage said...

We are having a cold and snowy day! Glad to be indoors! Love your answers for Friendly Fill-Ins! I missed last week, I was so sad.
Hoping you enjoy your weekend and always thank you for sharing and caring. HUGS

violaetcetera said...

No snow here, but the nights are still cold.
I hated running in school as well! I like to move, I always was into sports, but not running. Don't know why... but we got grades for it, and this sucked.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marg said...

That was a great movie. Now I want to watch it again. I really like the doodle. Have a great day.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Nice snow and doodle!

The Island Cats said...

We got snow too. The mom wishes she had told her teenage self to not want to grow up too fast. Adulting isn't all that it's cracked up to be sometimes.

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

We got 14" today! I was the same way as your #1, and never watch romance movies either!

Cathy Keisha said...

We have some flurries today mixed in with our rain. Can't deny climate change anymore since the past two years our winters have been all rain and no snow cos it's too warm to snow. Meanwhile it was in the 60s in Antartica. TW didn't mind running but hated the weeks they had to climb the ropes and do the rings and parallel bars. Oh and she's not a fan of romantic music, movies, books or tv.