Hello and happy Friday! We're ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, and we'd love for you to join us. We'll share the fill-in statements below, in case you missed them yesterday. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.
1. _________ is a mystery I would love to know the answer to.
(I've been trying to think of just the right answer to put for this, but instead I just keep coming up with a plethora of random ones. Thanks to my furry family, I've thought of relating my answer to how many piles of cat vomit I've stepped in or cleaned up. I've thought of putting something about the number of loads of laundry my furbabies have created for me. I've even thought of putting how many times I've watched my favorite movies or read my favorite books. I couldn't narrow it down, so you get the pathetic answer above.)
As you all certainly know, cats often seek out heat. Those pups out there sometimes do, too. For this reason, when it's cold this winter, monitor your furbaby around any sort of heat source. This of course goes for fireplaces, which should be sufficiently blocked so that kitties and pups can't directly access it or end up with burns. But, this also goes for various space heaters, radiators, and even floor or wall registers for the furnace. Especially if your cat or dog is known to park themselves incredibly close to, or even on top of, such heat sources, be sure to keep a very close eye on them when heaters are being used, or when the furnace is running. If they are near a heat source, check on them regularly, and feel them to make sure that they, and their fur, are not getting dangerously hot. Depending on the kind of heat produced by various heat sources, burns and other injuries can occur if a kitty or pup sleeps on or near it. If needed, such as if your kitty or pup insists on keeping a heater or furnace register company, consider blocking direct access to them. For example, there are safe, fire-proof covers for furnace registers on the floor or wall. When it comes to space heaters, if needed, place them in areas where your kitty or pup does not have access. In other cases, you might be able to find a way to safely block direct access to heaters and radiators, so that your furbaby can enjoy the heat without the risk of burns. Of course we want our furbabies to stay warm in the winter, but it is also important to ensure that your kitty or pup does not end up with burns or other injuries.