Friday, June 18, 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins

Welcome to the Friday edition of, well, our blog! As always, we'll kick things off with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. You are more than welcome to join in! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with _________.

2. I would like to own a _________ someday.

3. I can't stand _________ this time of the year.

4. _________ is my favorite thing about this time of the year.

My answers are below in bold.

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with no one.
(I honestly did rack my brain for this one, but ultimately all I could think was that I just want to be me. I don't know if that sounds cheesy or not, but I don't spend much time thinking about how others live their own lives. Is that self-centered of me? Maybe it is, but I kind of just don't think about that sort of thing, and I like my life and where it's going, so I'll just stay in my own skin.)

2. I would like to own a log cabin in the woods someday.
(I had a couple of ideas for this one, but I decided to just go with this one. I wouldn't want to live freakishly far away from society, or where WiFi isn't a thing, but a little log cabin just inside the woods would be amazing, at least to me. Woods and forests are my favorite form of nature, and I find log cabins to be wonderfully quaint, so hence my answer.)

3. I can't stand the heat this time of the year.
(Perhaps I'm wrong, but I doubt I'll be the only person putting this as my answer today. Our high for today is 98°F. Send help. Better yet, send us a cold front. A really, really cold one.)

4. Eating s'mores is my favorite thing about this time of the year.
(This is probably one of the most random answers I could have put here, but I'm not a big fan of summer and so I had to dive deep into my brain for an answer. And this answer is completely true. My family always starts up our fire pit for holidays like Memorial Day and July 4th. Over said fire we make hamburgers, brats, and s'mores. Summer nights with the fire pit going is the only time I eat s'mores, and I love s'mores, so I had to put this for my answer.)

Now it's your turn!
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Are you ready for your Eddy fix? You better believe we've got it for you.

Sadly, the windows have not been opened for quite a few days. I'm not interested in letting myself or my furbabies melt into a puddle.

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

We're continuing on with our tips on summer safety for outdoor strays and ferals. Today we're moving on to the topic of food. When feeding furbabies outdoors, you of course have to take into consideration the heat of summer. Food can spoil in extreme heat, as you all surely know. Dry food is often the best one to feed strays and ferals on hot days. After all, moist food will spoil far more quickly, and will also quickly dry out in the sun and heat. You can try adding additional water to moist food to keep it from drying out too quickly, but even this method won't be able to combat the heat for long. No matter what type of food you feed to strays and ferals, do try to keep it in a shaded area or under a shaded shelter. What's more, remove old food and offer fresh food as often as is possible and needed.

It's also worth noting that though dry food is easier and safer to feed to outdoor cats in the heat, you still have to take precautions. Not only can dry food lose its freshness and safe status in the heat, but also think of instances such as rainy days. Dry food that gets wet will swell, become unappetizing, and can easily spoil if not cleaned up. So, when feeding dry or even moist food, of course keep in mind not only the heat, but other environmental factors such as rain. All in all, keep those strays and ferals healthy this summer with fresh food that is in the shade and protected from spoilage and other issues as best as possible.


Cleo said...

Yeah, a melted puddle of fur babies would not be good. Fortunately, our weather this past week has been about perfect, says dad. He loves being outdoors, and his job requires him to spend a good deal of time out in this beautiful warmth.

The Florida Furkids said...

Heat and humidity seem to be a common answer for #3. Mom wants s'mores now!!

The Florida Furkids

Eastside Cats said...

Not being in a refrigerated office all week makes a big difference to me!
I'd rather work while barefoot, and in light clothes, rather than 'dressed for success'!

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

Supurr fill-ins, and a cabin in the woods sounds purrfect! Happy Friday sweeties! XX

Elza Reads said...

I also couldn't think of anyone I would like to trade places with, so I just let Elza "answer" the friendly fill-ins. LOL!!

My answers are about the exact opposite as yours. It's getting really cold here in SA now, so we are complaining about the cold. So funny!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Elza Reads

Yvonne said...

It seems like we all had the same answer for #3. Great answer for #1. I didn't even think of that but it's perfect. Hope you have a great weekend!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We saw so many say this and Dad agrees. He said a historical figure just because but loves being who he is. If he didnt have the injuries that is. He always wanted a log cabin too. He would have built one. Great seeing you Eddy looking sharp.

The Island Cats said...

What do you see out there, Eddy??

pilch92 said...

I enjoyed all your answers. I like s'mores, but I hate the smell of fires. I hope you get your cabin someday. Eddy is a cutie. And I like the drawing. And as always, excellent tips too. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

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

Mudpie insists on the screen door and bathroom window being open regardless...and she always gets her way :)

messymimi said...

It’s a good thing to be happy with who you are. S’mores are delightful. So is Eddy.

Cathy Keisha said...

Hi Eddy!
Great answers especially number one since I said prolly the same thing only differently.