Hello, friends. I apologize yet again for yet another late post. I especially regret it since it's the day of the Friendly Fill-Ins. Yesterday the scanner I use for my drawings decided to start acting up alongside my WiFi, so that turned into another battle of me versus technology both last night and this morning. Now that it's the weekend, I'll finally have some extra time to get these issues all sorted out, so that next week I'll be back to whatever my normal level of functioning might be.
I hate to be posting so late for the Friendly Fill-Ins, but luckily my co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing always has her post up well ahead of time, so you all were able to trust in her as usual. That being said, shall we get right on to the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge now, finally? Ellen came up with the first two statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. I don't like to _________, but I have to.
(Though pup Astrid doesn't mind leaving the house and going for car rides, not a single one of my cats enjoys these things. All of my cats are terrified when in a carrier and when in the car, and they're equally terrified when strangers in strange places start poking and prodding them. It breaks my heart seeing them so scared. That being said, I do know and agree that vet visits are a necessary evil when it comes to being a pet parent. I even take Evan in every 6 weeks now for a small bit of grooming. This is because his urinary incontinence is best managed if he is good and trimmed up back there, which makes him only kind of look like a baboon. Since Evan definitely doesn't like when I try to spruce him up back there, he gets to go to the vet for that every 6 weeks. Sorry, Evan, but it's for your own good.)
(Sometimes my kitties will get a certain toy in a variety toy pack or in a box of goodies, and if it's an especially cute one, I'll steal it for my own collection of tchotchkes. I mostly only steal the ones that look like cute cats, or that relate to my favorite holidays of Halloween and Christmas, so I'm only slightly a monster.)
(Eddy is nocturnal. Wildly nocturnal. As in, she often quite literally bounces off the walls once the sun goes down. I try to beg her to sleep, so that I in turn can sleep, but she thinks that suggestions is absolutely absurd. It's okay, though, because Eddy is adorable and I love her and I obviously can't get mad at her.)
One example from our own personal experience is the recent work we had done on our roof. Aside from giving your furbaby a safe place to hide should all the noise bother them, there are many other considerations to make. Inevitably, debris of various sorts might end up on the ground when any work is being done on or in a house. Our own roofers did a wonderful job picking up after themselves, and so pup Astrid, our neighbor's oft visiting cat, and other animals who have visited our yard have safely made their way through without any injury. Also be cautious, though, if any other home in your neighborhood is being worked on, especially when it comes to animals who go on walks or otherwise leave your property. As another related example, our neighbors had their roof done last year, and after the roofers left I found and picked up quite a few of their abandoned nails in our own yard. So, whether it be an old or dilapidated house or a house under construction in any way, be aware of the dangers that various debris might pose to your kitties and pups. Always make sure the area is truly safe for your furbaby and their paws, both during and after any work on your home or a nearby home is being done.