We've reached Friday. Congratulations. Speaking of Friday, are you ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? We sure are. You're welcome to play along! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. Nothing is better than _________.
(I love when any of my kitties want to cuddle. I also of course love when my pup wants to cuddle. I will never turn down a cuddle session with one of my furry cuties.)
(I'm not sure whether this practice is majorly frowned upon or not, but I indeed eat my breakfast in bed. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the long and short of it is that I'm always hungry the second I wake up. Also, I like to eat before, but not too soon before, my morning workout. Most importantly, my kitty Eddy, who essentially lives in my bedroom because she dislikes certain other kitties in the house, always wants a lengthy cuddle session right after I wake up. To accommodate my ideal early breakfast time while also accommodating Eddy's need for early morning cuddles, I just take my breakfast to my room and eat it while I Eddy curls up and purrs on my lap while I sit on my bed. That's perfectly normal, right?)
(I love drawing, writing, and other similar creative endeavors. When I get a new idea for any of these hobbies of mine, such as an idea for a new drawing or an idea for a story, I get really excited. New ideas give me the motivation and energy to sit down and create something, right then and there. Sometimes this happens when I'm not able to get right to creating my new idea, though, such as if I'm at work. In such cases, I grab a piece of scrap paper and write my idea down so that I won't forget it and so that I can work with it later. There's just something so exciting and energizing about having a new idea to work with.)
(The older I get, the more I realize that the only way to truly live and enjoy life is if you are true to yourself. So, be yourself!)
Yesterday, we discussed being aware of your furbaby's safety around potentially hazardous plants. Today, as yet another tip for National Pet Poison Awareness Month, we're giving a reminder to also be careful of other dangers that might come with those plants. When outside with your pup or kitty, always be cognizant of the fact that some areas may have been treated with fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides. Depending on their ingredients, such garden substances can potentially affect the intestinal tract, respiratory system, the mucosal membranes of the eyes and nose, or the skin. So, try to avoid using such garden treatments in your yard and around your home, or ensure that any treated areas are kept off limits to your pups and kitties. Also be careful when you are away from home and in areas with which you are not familiar, including strangers' yards and public parks, as you do not know what types of plant or lawn treatments may have been used in such places.
In addition, if you do use any form of fertilizer, weed killer, or pesticide, always be cautious where you store it. Make sure that it is in an areas that your furbaby cannot reach. And yet another consideration to make is the possibility of your furbaby or yourself unknowingly walking through a treated area while outside. Therefore, after a stroll outside, you might consider wiping off your furbaby's paws, as well as your shoes, to help ensure that nothing unknown is left lingering and entering the home. We can't say it enough times—it's better to be safe than sorry!