Now, how about the Friendly Fill-Ins? In case you'd like to participate but 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. June is a good month to _________.
2. I love to play _________.
3. I'm not ashamed to admit _________.
4. I'd rather not _________.
My answers are below in bold.
1. June is a good month to crank up the air conditioning.
(I'm not the kind of person who enjoys heat and humidity, especially when I'm just sitting around in my house. This is just one reason why summer isn't necessarily my favorite thing in the world. I'm more of an autumn kind of girl. We've been regularly having 90°F days since May, and so my air conditioning has been running for weeks on end already. Is it autumn yet?)
2. I love to play fetch with Tonks.
(My calico girl Tonks loves to bring me toys. What's more, I learned early on that she likes for me to throw said toys. Sometimes she'll run after them and bring them back, and other times she'll chase them and then bat them around on her own for awhile. Her favorite time to do this is when I'm working out in the living room or when I'm cooking in the kitchen. I have learned to play fetch with her while doing both.)
3. I'm not ashamed to admit my love for animals.
(My love for animals infiltrates almost every aspect of my life. I know there are people out there who would judge me for that, and I've had people do just that. Some people just aren't animal people, and I have literally no ability to comprehend a life like that. Luckily, I don't care what others think of my love for animals or my overall lifestyle, and my love for animals will simply always be one of the biggest aspects of my life.)
4. I'd rather not leave my furbabies home alone.
(I've mentioned this multiple times in the past. There's nothing I enjoy more than being home with my kitties and pup. I'm a homebody through and through. This is probably why one of my goals in life is to be able to work from home. Until I am able to find a way to work from home, I keep an eye on my furbabies throughout the day using some cameras I've set up in my house.)
Now it's your turn!
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Now, how about your Eddy fix?
Window whiffies are few and far between these days, given that opening the windows invites 90°F breezes into the house. The kitties enjoy them when they can, though, Eddy included.
Happy Friday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Today's doodle is another flashback one starring books and a cat. Actually, it's an homage to the fact that my angel Rosie used to keep me company during my reading sessions. She did so from the time I was a child until I was an adult. My Rosie was the best friend I ever could have asked for.
Tomorrow is technically the last doodle in our new, current bookish series. That being said, we'll of course have plenty more future doodles that star books alongside cats. It's just that for the time being we're moving on to a new series of doodles, which we'll start sharing on Sunday.
Tip of the Day
In today's post I mentioned having cameras set up in my house to help keep an eye on my kitties and pup when I'm away from home. If you're not able to stay home regularly with your furbaby and are worried about what they might get into while you're away, perhaps consider using something such as security cameras that you can access when away from home. This might especially be beneficial if you have a cat or dog with a medical condition, if you have a new kitten or puppy who is active and not contained, or even if you simply are away for lengthy periods of time and want to be able to check in on your furbabies. To be honest, I also have a hopefully unreasonable fear that my house will catch on fire when I'm not home, and so I also bought cameras in order to regularly verify that my house and furbabies are not in danger of fire.
All the above being said, you do not have to save up hundreds of dollars to have security cameras installed in your home. You can buy relatively cheap cameras online, some of them for just $20-$40. Many of these simply need an outlet, WiFi, and some sort of app or program for a phone or computer. Some of them might need less than that, and some of them might need more than that.
I am very much so not sponsored, but I thought I'd go ahead and share the link to the camera I bought for my house. If you'd like to check it out, keeping in mind this is just one example of a basic home security camera, just click here. It's usually approximately $30 for one of those cameras. With this particular camera, I had to install an app on my phone. I bought 3 of those cameras, for different areas of my house, and all 3 of them can be accessed from the same app. In the app, I can pick which camera to view, I can both see and listen to what's going on in my house, and I can even press just a single button to talk to my furbabies should I need to. I can rotate each camera to see a wider view, and I can even record video or capture a snapshot from what the camera is viewing. Again, though, this is just one example of a camera you can set up in your house should you need to or want to keep an eye on your furbaby while you're away from home. There are many security camera options you can research, and these options might be cheap or expensive, might have less or more capabilities, and so on and so forth. Perhaps simply consider whether you are away from home often, if your kitty or pup might do well to be supervised even when you're away from home, and then do your research on cameras should you decide you need or want one.