Hello and happy Friday! Let's get right to the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, shall we? My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. I never have time to finish _________.
2. My _________ can _________.
3. _________ is a cause that is dear to my heart.
4. At this very moment, I _________.
My answers are below in bold. This week, I tried to make all of my answers relate to my furbabies in one way or another.
1. I never have time to finish a warm meal before it gets cold.
(This probably seems like such a weird and random answer, but it's also a running joke between my sister and myself. Neither of us has any children of the humanoid kind, but we do have plenty of furry children. And those furry children seem determined to need our assistance the second we sit down to eat a warm meal. It could be that some cats are fighting, a cat or dog is begging for their food bowl to be filled yet again, a dog needs to go outside to potty even though she just went five minutes ago, a cat is puking on the furniture, a calico cat named Tonks brings me a toy and wants me to play fetch, or anything and everything in between. All of those such things tend to always pull me away from my warm meals, and by the time all the furbabies are finally settled, I'm usually eating a cold lunch or supper. Such is life. Besides, the kitties and pup are worth it.)
2. My kitties and pup can turn a frown upside down.
(If I'm having a rough day or a tough time, my furbabies can always make me feel better. Even on my worst days, their cuteness and shenanigans can make me smile.)
3. Animal welfare is a cause that is dear to my heart.
(I'm sure this goes for nearly all of us in this community.)
4. At this very moment, I am cozied up on the couch with Evan.
(Evan is my most clingy furbaby. He always wants to be wherever I am. Whether I'm on the couch, in bed, in the kitchen, or even in the bathroom, he's right there with me. Even when I go outside, Evan always has to sit and watch me from the nearest window or door. Back to my current couch cuddles, though, Evan is curled up beside me, resting his head on my leg, purring, and I love it. I also regularly get visited and cuddled by the other kitties in the house as well as the pup, but no one is as dedicated to keeping me company as Evan is.)
Now it's your turn!
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As always, our resident blooper queen Eddy is more than ready with plenty of outtakes to choose from. This time around, she went for some bloopers snapped during a play session on her beloved cat tree.
Have a fun and fantastic Friday, friends!
Flashback Doodle of the Day
Tomorrow's doodle for the Caturday Art Blog Hop will serve as a little announcement regarding what my theme will be for the April A to Z Challenge. I'm incredibly excited for my April doodles. Even though my A to Z theme will make little to no sense to many people, it's something that makes me incredibly happy, and this year my main goal was to go for a theme that indeed made me excited and happy all the way from A to Z.
Now that I've rambled that out, today we have for you a flashback doodle, and it happens to be the little announcement doodle we scribbled up for last year's A to Z Challenge. Who remembers us spending the month of April at Rosie's Restaurant last year?
Tip of the Day
Yesterday's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip was about being cautious of the potentially poisonous bites of certain snakes and spiders. In a similar yet also different tip, we are today talking about those critters who contain substances that could be toxic if ingested by our furbabies. For example, there are certain toads that contain substances on their body that can lead to severe toxicity. Two of the most poisonous toads are the Colorado River toad and the marine toad. A pup or kitty making oral contact with these toads can lead to nearly immediate side effects such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, difficult breathing, difficulty walking, and potentially death if left untreated.
Other critters that can poison a dog or cat if ingested include a butterfly or caterpillar that has eaten milkweed, which can be incredibly toxic to our furbabies. In addition to this, there are some caterpillars with hairs or other means capable of injecting venomous toxins, which can spell out trouble if a cat or dog puts the caterpillar in their mouth. Monarch caterpillars and a variety of moth caterpillars are some of those known to have the ability to inject toxins when threatened.
Even fireflies can have poisonous effects on a cat or pup if ingested. Though their less-than-ideal taste is likely to keep a pup or kitty away, if ingested, they can cause vomiting and other gastrointestinal distress. For all of these reasons, especially if you are unsure of a critter's potential effects on your furbaby, simply do all that you can to prevent your kitty or pup's contact with or ingestion of bugs and other critters. As we mentioned yesterday, do your best to be aware of the types of critters in the area, and which ones can pose a risk to your pup or kitty. And, if your furbaby does come into contact with or ingest any bug of which you are unsure, do not hesitate to contact a veterinarian.