Friday, September 11, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins

We're beginning this post by taking a moment to remember all those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. May we never forget.


Friday is the day of the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. If you'd like to join in but missed the fill-in statements yesterday, I'll share them again below. Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. I wish I had been alive during _________.

2. My favorite way to have apples is _________.

3. I was sad to find out that _________.

4. _________ isn't rocket science.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I wish I had been alive during the Victorian era.
(I have always been fascinated by the Victorian era. I have enjoyed a great many books, movies, and TV shows set in this historical period. I love the imagery of it, the simplicity of it, and the seeming innocence of it. I have always thought it might be nice to live in an era when times were simpler, when there wasn't technology and other such things to complicate life. Of course, I know people in the Victorian era certainly had their own trials in life, but I've always still been thoroughly intrigued by this time in history.)

2. My favorite way to have apples is with caramel.
(A close second is eating apples with peanut butter, and of course eating apple pie. For me, though, nothing beats apples dipped in caramel, or a classic caramel apple on a stick.)

3. I was sad to find out that so many furry angels have gained their wings.
(As many of you certainly know, a number of the kitties in our blogging world have gained their angel wings recently. I'm always sad to find out that one of our furry friends has flown to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs and prayers to all the furry angels and to the families they left behind on earth.)

4. Common sense isn't rocket science.
(Some days, it seems like people treat common sense as if it's as complex to grasp as rocket science. But it's not rocket science. It's just common sense.)

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.


Are you ready for your Eddy fix? We decided to go for flashbacks today. These are in honor of the fact that we're starting up our Halloween photo shoots this weekend. At our house, photo shoots involve this here human sneaking up on or chasing furbabies until even one half decent photo is snapped. For special occasions, props are brought out, which is exactly what happened during this Halloween photo shoot from 2018.

Eddy sure gave that ghost a good ol' sniff. I wonder if he passed that sniff test. How do ghosts smell, anyway?

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

We mentioned how, as of yesterday, we're back to our old doodle schedule. This means new doodles every day except Tuesday and Friday, as on those days we share flashback doodles. So, given that it's Friday, here's today's flashback doodle. It is indeed a Halloween one, it's from 2018, and it's in honor of Eddy's ghostly flashback photos you saw above.


Tip of the Day

As we mentioned yesterday, we're in National Disaster Preparedness Month. Our current series of tips, therefore, relates to this. Today, we're here to discuss having emergency supplies and travel kits prepared, should you and your furbaby need to evacuate suddenly. After all, destructive hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other such disasters can, sadly, put people and their pets in the line of danger, as well as without a place to live. Therefore, especially if you are in an area where disasters might lead to evacuation, but also of course simply to be prepared for any emergency, do consider having an emergency kit prepared for your kitty or pup.

When preparing an emergency travel kit, think of the things your pup or kitty might use or need on a daily basis, or even weekly basis. Anything that they need on a regular basis can, of course, be included in an emergency kit. For example, an emergency kit for your furbaby would do well to include a week or so worth of their food, water bottles, bowls, and any medications they require. That is often not all that can or should be included in a cat or dog's emergency travel kit, though. If you rack your brain for anything that might be useful in your furbaby's emergency kit, you might consider a blanket or two, a spare leash, a carrier, a transportable litter box, litter, toys, your cat or dog's medical records, pictures of your cat or dog, and even cleaning supplies, such as paper towels and dish soap. All in all, consider anything and everything your furbaby uses or needs on a regular basis, and then create a travel kit based on that. In the case of an emergency, having such supplies already prepared can allow for you and your furbaby to evacuate and get to safety in a timely manner.


Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Totally agree with 4!

Pam and Teddy said...

Love that patriotic doodle AND your filling in.

Hugs, Pam

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Great fill-ins and snap on #4! MOL Love the illustration and Eddy's new ghost pal, EPIC! MOL Happy Friday XOX

Eastside Cats said...

We have lost a fair number of our furrends recently.
So sad.
I recall making caramel apples as a kid, and the caramel just melted off the apple, down through the cooling sheet! Rats!

Yvonne said...

Great fill ins as always. I totally forgot about dipping apple in caramel. I love that. I love it more than the apple pie I gave in my answers. LOL

It's been a very sad year for losing cats. I lost my Trudy 6 months ago and it's still hard to believe.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We love your answers and Eddy sure gave us what we need. Love the flashback and remembrance doodles. Simply wonderful

The Island Cats said...

So how did that ghost smell, Eddy???

pilch92 said...

I like both drawings. Those are nice shots of Eddy with the ghost. I enjoyed your fill-in answers. I love caramel with apples too, especially vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls with apple pie. I agree about common sense.. Especially with people not wearing masks or going to parties. Have a nice weekend. XO

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

Adorable flashback and doodle! Love your 9/11 remembrance too.

messymimi said...

How i wish common sense was common.

Thanks for the Eddy fix!

AngelicClowder said...

Great answers! We love Eddie with Mr/Ms Ghostie!

Smudge said...

So dad says the best way to eat a caramel apple is to make it, then peel all the caramel off and just eat that. Or just eat the caramel candies instead of bothering to melt them.

Cathy Keisha said...

That's a cool ghostie you got there, Eddy. TW likes jelly apples but not with nuts or coconut. Thanks for the fill-ins. I finally finished mine.