Friday, March 12, 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins

Happy Friday, friends! Who's ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? We sure are! If you'd like to join in, please don't hesitate to do so. 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 have given up _________.

2. On St. Patrick's Day, I _________.

3. I get cranky when _________.

4. _________ is my good luck charm.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I have given up some of my favorite blankets for my kitties' comfort.
(I try to have blankets for my kitties that are separate from my own favorite blankets. I have still nevertheless lost some of my most favorite blankets to the kitties. A couple weeks ago we even had a couple of posts here on our blog showing how Tonks sort of stole one of my most favorite blankets from me. It's a fleece blanket with a giant panda design on it, as pandas are one of my favorite animals. I took said blanket out of the dryer and made the fatal error of setting it down on the couch for what I thought would just be a brief moment. That brief moment turned into forever, though, because Tonks immediately curled up on it where I had sat it down on the couch. Weeks later and I still haven't gotten it back. Such is life with cats.)

2. On St. Patrick's Day, I feast on Dublin coddle.
(I talked about Dublin coddle in one of last year's March fill-ins as well. Dublin coddle, also called Irish coddle or simply just coddle, is a traditional Irish stew. It includes ingredients like sausage, potatoes, carrots, and other yummy goodness, and I love it. I can't take credit for eating this on St. Patrick's Day, though. My mom cooks it up. She also makes a variety of cabbage dishes on St. Patrick's Day, but my taste buds are quite opposed to cabbage, so I feast solely and quite happily on the delicious Dublin coddle.)

3. I get cranky when I can't stick to my routine.
(I was going to put something about how I get cranky when I'm hungry or when I'm tired, but then I decided to try to pick something a bit less obvious. So, I'm here to admit that I'm not always a very happy person when my preferred daily schedule gets switched up. I'm not a spontaneous sort of person. I'm far more into having a routine. From the time I wake to the time I go to sleep, I honestly enjoy sticking to a loose albeit still existing schedule. When I can't stick to this routine that I prefer, I get forced out of my comfort zone and therefore admittedly get a bit cranky. I know this isn't a good thing, but it's the way I am nonetheless.)

4. My furry family is my good luck charm.
(I'm admittedly not really one to believe in or use good luck charms. That being said, my kitties and pup make me feel like one lucky lady, so I will happily consider them to be my good luck charms.)

Now it's your turn!
To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins Linky list, just click HERE!
You can also click on the badge below to add your link.

You are also welcome to complete the fill-ins in the comments below,
or in the comments on Ellen's blog, 15andmeowing.


Now, of course, it's time for your Eddy fix! For today, Eddy cares even less than usual if she snaps a clear, quality shot. She just wants you all to remember how cute her snaggletooth is.

Some of you might remember, but for those who don't, Eddy came to me as a 10-week-old kitten with some neurological issues. She recovered from these ailments, but she was left with a permanent yet adorable head tilt as well as facial nerve paralysis that makes her right canine always adorably stick out. I love it.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Still continuing on with our National Pet Poison Awareness Month, we are today reminding you to keep any questionable kitchen products well out of reach of your furbabies. Just as laundry detergents can be dangerous, so can those used in the kitchen. Dishwasher detergent or tablets, for example, can often have corrosive or other dangerous side effects. Other potentially toxic kitchen products include degreasers, oven cleaners, and drain cleaners. These products can also potentially have corrosive effects, among other adverse reactions. If your furbaby ingests any such products, they might display gastrointestinal distress, oral ulcers, lethargy, or other symptoms. As always, if you think your kitty or pup might have ingested a toxic kitchen product, seek veterinary assistance.


The Florida Furkids said...

Great Fill-ins. We've never heard of Dublin coddle but it sounds yummy!

Eddy's snaggletooth is adorable.

The Florida Furkids

TurtleLover said...

I also like my routine. I'm very "Sheldon" like ... that's what I've been told anyway ha ha ha
thanks for the fun answers!

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

Supurr fill-ins, we totally agree with routines being messed with, it's no fun at all! Thanks for hosting and epic pic of Eddy today, we love it, very fangalicious! Happy Weekend XX

Pam and Teddy said...

Have always thought that snaggletooth is cute as can be - it's Eddy's "signature" !! Great filling in and thanks for being our co-hostess.

Hugs, Pam

Yvonne said...

Another great Eddy shot and weekly fill ins.
For me, I had to give up my pillow for the cats. But, it's worth it :)

Have a great weekend!

Shoko Neilson said...

Eddy is adorable love the snaggletooth look! Dublin Coddle is something I've not heard about. I think cabbage is more my speed though. To each their own!

Your fill ins are terrific.


Sandee said...

Love your fill-ins. We give up whatever our babies want. It's what we do.

I love your St. Patrick's Day dinner. Do you have a recipe. Sounds most delicious.

Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. Good to know you are not spontaneous either. I always say I need 24 hours notice of anything. And I have lost many a blankie to my kitties. Eddy is a cutie and that is an excellent non blooper of her. I like the drawing. And excellent tips too. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

The Island Cats said...

I love Eddy's "smile." ~Ernie

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

Eddy is so adorable. I'm a person who needs routine too. MOL about the blankies!

messymimi said...

Even if they take over everything, your pets do make you lucky to have them, and Eddy is especially cute today.

Marvelous Marv said...

Eddie is always so cute! We lover her snaggletooth. And we LOVE your fill-ins. I too have lost favorite blankets to the cats! Your doodle ROCKS! We can't wait to see your A-Z! Thanks for visiting and have a marvellously happy day!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

1. I have given up feeding The Mews fancy foods. They like Friskies better..

2. On St. Patrick's Day, I will still be orange (Marley).

3. I get cranky when TBT sleeps past 1st breakfast.

4. A Vole in my mouth is my good luck charm.

Eastside Cats said...

I've given up blankets, throws, sweaters and coats for the cats!