We have a lot to get to today. We have the Friendly Fill-Ins, we have the Pet Photo Fails, and we have the final day of the A to Z Challenge. First and foremost, though...
Now, feel free to grab some fishy treats. They're Eddy's favorites, and she's happy to share with you all on this special day.
Now, of course, we're ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. Please feel free to join us! 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 wouldn't mind if _________.
2. I want to _________ my _________.
3. Others come to me when they need _________.
4. _________ is a memory that I regularly think about.
My answers are below in bold. Today, they're all about the kitties.
1. I wouldn't mind if Eddy let me sleep through an entire night.
(I love my girl Eddy so much. I love that she's happy and active. But I also like sleep. You know, during the nighttime hours. Nocturnal Eddy and I greatly differ on this opinion. Sometimes we argue about it, and I always lose the argument. Always.)
2. I want to convince my parents' cat Kipper that my cuddles are not, in fact, going to kill him.
(Kipper is a very social orange tabby boy. He's talkative, and he'll follow you everywhere. But what Kipper won't do is let you hold him, or even hug him. He won't even let my parents hug or hold him, and he lives with them and constantly acts as their shadow. For some reason, he's simply that kind of cat who wants to be near you, but don't you dare even think about touching him. Human touch is poison, you know.)
3. Others come to me when they need their kitty's nails trimmed.
(This probably seems like a weird answer, but I've become the designated cat nail trimmer in my family. I don't mind, though. I trim my kitties' nails, my sister's kitties' nails, and my parents' kitties' nails. My parents have 12 cats, so that's always quite an event. Some extended family members have also asked me to help trim their cats' nails, and I'll help trim the nails of any cats who let me.)
4. Going on a road trip with Rosie is a memory that I regularly think about.
(I've mentioned this story before, and it's one that I love to remember. When my calico angel Rosie was 20 or so, my family was going to make the long drive to visit my uncle and his family for a couple of days. Rosie had kidney disease, but it was wonderfully stable at the time and she was doing great. One reason she was doing so well was because of the medications and treatments she was on. That said, Rosie hated everyone but us and would not take her medications for anyone else. So, after doing a couple of test runs, we decided to take Rosie with us on the trip so that she would continue getting her medications. And you know what? Rosie did absolutely amazing on the trip. She actually seemed to enjoy it. I was amazed, especially since she was a 20-year-old calico who was very set in her ways. I love those memories with Rosie.)
And now we move on to the final installment of the April A to Z Challenge.
Due to certain circumstances that I mentioned in yesterday's post, today we actually have for you not only the letter Z, but also the letter Y. Though most of you probably know by now, our theme for this alphabetic challenge has been halfway to Halloween, or Halfoween, because that's what April is for this Halloween aficionado. We've therefore been sharing spooky springtime doodles all month, and today is no different.
So, let's start with the letter Y. For our purposes, Y stands for yummy. Because what's Halfoween without candy and spooky cupcakes on a fine spring day?
Our blog has been a bit of a mess this month, with a plethora of hiccups and technical difficulties. But, we hope you enjoyed our weird and wacky A to Z Challenge of 2021!
Tip of the Day
In honor of Eddy's birthday, we're here to remind you of an alternative to giving your kitty typical toys and the like for their birthday. It's of course perfectly fine and festive to give your kitty fun new items and tasty treats to celebrate their big day. That said, many of our kitties are plenty spoiled. For this reason, you can also think beyond gifts given directly to your kitty on their birthday. To help spread the love your cat gets from you on a daily basis, for their birthday, consider making a donation to an animal shelter or rescue in your cat's name and honor. If your kitty was adopted from a certain shelter or rescue, perhaps choose that one. You could donate money, resources such as food or litter, or even your time. This can allow you to celebrate your cat's birthday by offering a helping hand to furbabies who, unlike your kitty, are still awaiting their own forever homes.