Friday, March 20, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins

Hello and happy Friday! We're ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. Are you? In case you missed the fill-in statements yesterday, we'll share them again here. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. Lately, I have done a lot of _________.

2. My _________ are _________.

3. I can't help but _________.

4. When I meet a stranger, I _________.

My answers are below in bold.

1. Lately, I have done a lot of handwashing.
(My parents did in fact teach childhood me the importance of hygiene and washing my hands, so it's not like I just recently started washing my hands. With this whole pandemic thing, though, I do wash them even more regularly these days. I've admittedly never been much of a germophobe, and so I've never been one to carry around or use hand sanitizer. I'm more likely to stop what I'm doing, seek out a sink with soap and water, and scrub away. May my hands rest in peace.)

2. My hands are so dry.
(See #1 above. No amount of lotion can help my hands these days.)

3. I can't help but love animals.
(I was born an animal lover, and I'm so glad I was. I bet many of you can relate to this.)

4. When I meet a stranger, I attempt to politely retreat.
(This sounds terrible. It's not even that I really assume a stranger has ill intentions. I'm more afraid they'll want to chit chat, and that's a big no thank you from me. No offense to any humans out there. I just much prefer company of the furry sort.)

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 time for your Eddy fix! I try to capture photos of active Eddy when she's distracted, such as when she's looking out the window. In today's photo, you'll see how that tactic can backfire, like when she looks up at the last second and gives you nothing but chin.

That sure is a cute chin, though. And can you see Eddy's adorable little snaggletooth?

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Today's flashback doodle is completely random and out of context. It was doodled up as an illustration for a poem I scribbled up last year. But, I saw it while perusing my doodles from last year and it struck my fancy. I am a huge fan of anything relating to the Victorian era, so perhaps that explains a bit.

Tip of the Day

Today's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip is one that relates to our previous tips on pesticides, but is also one upon which we failed to expand. The type of pesticide of which we speak today is none other than mothballs. Mothballs come in a variety of forms, and typically release gas vapors intended to repel or kill moths, or other pests. When it comes to our furbabies, mothballs can cause toxicity via inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. Dogs are perhaps the most likely to ingest mothballs, but cats are more sensitive to their effects. Old-fashioned mothballs are the most dangerous, as they contain naphthalene. More modern mothballs are typically formulated to be less dangerous to kitties, pups, and ourselves, but they can still pose risks. Mothball poisoning can result in vomiting, lethargy, difficulty breathing, or even failure of organs such as the liver or kidneys.

Needless to say, it is likely best to avoid the use of mothballs altogether. There are alternatives to ridding your clothes or areas of the home of moths. Some of these methods may require more laborious cleaning and may indeed be more time-consuming than simply tossing in a mothball, but the health of your furbaby is well worth the effort.


TurtleLover said...

I posted my answers on the 15 and meowing but I'll leave them below in case you didn't see them - but I totally agree about the hand washing and the lotion! Why isn't there a big shortage on lotion? LOL I guess I should not give anybody any ideas!

1) Lately, I have done a lot of house cleaning (ugh!)
2) My blinds are getting cleaned this week (2 a day or so
and I’ll be done)
3) I can’t help but be excited BECAUSE MY JOB INTERVIEW IS BACK
ON yay!!
4) When I meet a stranger, I usually clam up and keep quiet
(so job interviews are hard for me …. I MUST talk!)

Catscue Catmom said...

Love that Eddy photo and the doodle! I've been reading everyone's fill-ins and I may be the only Cat Person that loves meeting new people. I may not want to spend hours with peeps, but I love meeting new ones!

Suzanne McClendon said...

Your doodle is great and Eddy is adorable as always. :)

I was taught to wash my hands as a child, too. I don't know why folks act like it is such a strange thing to do! Who wants to eat with potty hands? OY! The hand sanitizers that were available before all the panic buying aren't adequate against this virus anyway. People are hoarding sanitizers that are useless against it. The alcohol content is either the wrong type of alcohol or not enough percentage alcohol. So, the panic buying of it just totally makes no sense to me! I've hear that soap supplies are still just fine in all this panic. People forgot all about buying soap!

I love animals, too. Their love is honest. :)

Have a blessed weekend!

Yvonne said...

Oh I so know the feeling about washing hands. Like everyone else, I'm washing them constantly and I have very dry hands to begin with. I tried lotion but it's never enough. Have a great weekend and stay safe!

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. My hands are very dry too mainly from the plastic gloves I wear when I go out, I am allergic to them, but I'd rather have dry hands than germs. Good idea to keep away from strangers especially right now. Cute shot of Eddy and I like the drawing too. And definitely no mothballs here, they smell bad and the smell stays in everything. Have a nice weekend and stay healthy. XO

messymimi said...

That's a pretty doodle, and sometimes i prefer to talk to my animals as well. Eddy, you have a very nice looking upper angle profile!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Hey Eddy. We hope your having a great Friday. Great answers for the friendly fill-ins. Just everything has to keep doing what they have too so we can all beat this virus. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Sandee said...

Love your fill-ins. Especially #1 and #2. I'm using more lotions as a result of the dry hands.

Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins. Have a great day and weekend. ♥

violaetcetera said...

My hands are dry as well. But frequent handwashing is a must these days.
Being born as an animal lover is something wonderful! Wouldn't trade it for the world.
Have a great weekend.

The Island Cats said...

The mom agrees with #2...her hands are so dry because of all the washing. She needs fur on them like our paws...then they won't get dried out! Eddy, you have a cute chin.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Love the doodle!

Mum is like you. She hates chit-chat with strangers, and of course, she was born an animal lover!

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

As always, we're so much alike it's scary.

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a cute little snaggle tooth Eddy has!

I'm an extrovert and love to talk to people. If they talk to me, I'll chat along for a long time.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Great answer for Friendly Fill-Ins. Love your photos and always enjoy the kindness over here. Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS and HEALTH

Cathy Keisha said...

Nowadays when you meet a stranger, you should run or at least get 6 feet from them. TW can't believe that some people need to be told to wash their hands before they eat and then they use the powder room.

Pam and Teddy said...

Same here about handwashing - have ALWAYS been a big handwasher - my Mom trained me well because I do that automatically and moreso these days I guess. Carry handwipes with me everywhere I go in fact and always have. Love the rest of your fill-ins too. Thanks to you AND Ellen for co-hosting this fun Hop - I know everybody enjoys reading each other's words! Oh - we also love the CHIN SELFIE....tee hee

Hugs, Pam

Timmy Tomcat said...

We like those answers and like seeing Eddy too