We've made it to Friday. Thank goodness. Now, how about we get right to the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, shall we? Want to join in? Please do! 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 plan to _________ these last few days of August.
(Yes, I did say finish putting it up. Because I've been decorating for Halloween and autumn since the beginning of August. I haven't put my outdoor Halloween decor up yet, though, because that would probably confuse the neighbors.)
(It seems like shortages are on the rise again. I'm having trouble finding the kitties' preferred dry food and the pup's favorite canned food. I'm going to be eaten alive.)
(It's really not as heroic or dramatic as it sounds, but I did help a lost snapping turtle. It happened earlier this summer, when I was driving to work and saw a rather large snapping turtle who had wandered away from the nearby creek. He was in the road, on a rather busy bridge. I gather he weighed nearly 25 lbs and he was quite unhappy with my attempts to assist him. I'm sure some of you already know this, but snapping turtles not only can swivel their head quite far, but they can also leave some nasty scars if they get snappy with you. So, I just grabbed the handy blanket I always keep in my car and used it to carry the turtle in a way safe for both of us. I returned him to the creek and that was that. It was an easy and simple thing, but it honestly made my day.)
Today is our last tip relating to those feline vet visits. This tip actually far more of a general one, though. Today's tip is to remember your veterinarians, vet techs, and all of the staff at your vet clinic on special occasions. Whether it be Christmas, Veterinarian Appreciation Day (June 18th), Veterinary Technician Week (the third week of October), or another similar day, do consider sending some appreciation to those at your veterinary clinic. You can send a simple card, some flowers, a basket of goodies, or anything that demonstrates your appreciation for all they've done for your furbaby and yourself. Sometimes, being a veterinarian or veterinary staff member is a thankless job, or one that is forgotten in the shuffle. So, if you appreciate what your veterinary clinic has done for any and all of your furbabies, then do consider being one of those grateful customers who expresses their appreciation.