1. _________ motivates me to _________.
2. I put salt on _________.
3. When it comes to _________, I don't cut corners.
4. Never forget _________.
My answers are below in bold.
1. My calico angel Rosie motivates me to be creative.
(Of course all of my furbabies inspire me, but I can't deny that I used to draw, write, read, and simply spend lots of time with my beautiful Rosie. After all, she was with me from the time I was 4 until I was 26. That's probably why she inspires me and therefore stars in a great many of my drawings. And you know those stories I've mentioned I'm writing? Rosie plays a part in those as well. It wouldn't feel right if she didn't.)
2. I put salt on nothing.
(I rarely if ever crave salty food, and I don't salt anything I cook. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that I crave sweets far more than I crave salty or savory food. I'll pass you the salt if you pass me the sugar.)
3. When it comes to my furbabies' care, I don't cut corners.
(They are my furry, four-legged, ornery little children, after all.)
4. Never forget where you came from.
(I think those who fail to remain humble and fail to remember their roots have the potential to grow big heads and even bigger egos. I'm not saying I get to judge anyone based on their success, wealth, fame, or anything like that. There are plenty of successful, wealthy, and even famous people who are kind and respectable. I simply believe that none of that means a thing if you don't remember where you started and what it took to get to your final destination.)
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Are you surprised that your Eddy fix today comes in the form of photos that might as well be bloopers? No? Yeah, we're not surprised either. I begged Eddy to look at the camera for even half a second, but since she was enjoying window whiffies, she outright refused. So, what you get today is a view of Eddy's whiskers, a view of her tabby cheek stripes, and overall just the side of her face and neck. We hope you don't mind, because Eddy would agree to nothing more than that.
Happy Friday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Since we've been sharing all sorts of woodsy, weird, wacky, and somewhat whimsical new doodles, we thought we'd share a flashback doodle from last year that's in that same vein. So, here you go.
Tip of the Day
Today's tip is one we've given in various forms in the past, but it's an important point that came up in one of our fill-ins today. One of the fill-ins above was about salt, and so we'll use this time to remind furbaby parents that salt can be very hazardous to cats and dogs, and a kitty or pup ingesting too much salt can lead to salt poisoning. Signs of salt poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, seizures, or even coma. In addition to being found in salt shakers, salt can of course be found in certain human foods, such as chips, fries, many canned soups or other canned meals, cured ham, and many others. It's not just food that can be the culprit of salt poisoning in cats and dogs, though. Dangerous salt can also be found in items such as de-icer and even homemade play dough. All in all, be aware that even simple ingredients like salt can pose significant risks to our cats and dogs. Therefore, even if they're begging for a taste, keep dangerous food away from your furbaby for their own health and safety.