Friday, August 27, 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins and Photo Fails

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.

2. I am a _________.

3. _________ is proving difficult these days.

4. Have I ever told you about the time that I _________?

My answers are below in bold.

1. I plan to finish putting up my indoor Halloween and autumn decor 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.)

2. I am a crazy cat lady.
(I know some people feel offended by this term, but I'm not one of those people. I just embrace it. It's not like it's not true.)

3. Finding pet food is proving difficult these days.
(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.)

4. Have I ever told you about the time that I helped a snapping turtle find its way back to its aquatic home?
(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.)

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


And now it's time for the Pet Photo Fails Blog Hop, hosted by none other than Melissa and Mudpie of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries, & Meows.

As always, our resident blooper queen Eddy is all ready for this event. Today, you get to see my attempt to get a photo of Eddy's gorgeous eyes, except she decided to move and turn into a blur instead.

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

How about one last sort of summery flashback doodle?

Tip of the 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.


The Florida Furkids said...

We're having problems finding cat food too. Not sure why since dog food is plentiful. Mom is going to start Halloween decorating next week.

The Florida Furkids

Yvonne said...

I'm a crazy cat lady too and I'm not the least bit offended by it :) I've been having problems finding certain cat food too. Kit will only eat one flavor and after the pandemic it was very scarce. Now the canned food the other two eat is always in shortage. I end up buying as much as I can as soon as it's available.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Eastside Cats said...

It may not have been a big thing for you, but it was everything for that turtle!

pilch92 said...

Great answers. That was sweet and brave of you to rescue a snapping turtle. I know all about the food shortages, Chewy is out of so many kinds I need especially Sammy's prescription diet. Cute photo fail and nice drawing. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

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

Purrfect doodle, Eddy! I love that you've been autumn/Halloween decorating. Good for you! I ordered 3 boxes of Mudpie's squeezies because they've been scarce around here once again. So frustrating!

messymimi said...

There's nothing like pulling out favorite decorations to make you feel better.

It is always a heartening thing when you can get a turtle, or any other animal, out of the road and back where it belongs.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

1. We plan to stay inside these last few days of August because it rains nearly every day.
2. I am a lover of dryness.

3. Staying dry outside is proving difficult these days.

4. Have I ever told you about the time that I got soaked?

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

Epic fill-ins and we've got the same food shortages here in the UK too, our fav brand has no wet food, and now we're hearing that supermarket food shortages will be the norm for the foreseeable future, and so peeps will start hoarding food and making the situation even worse :(
Anyhoo here's wishing mew all a supurr weekend and thanks for hosting x

Timmy Tomcat said...

We really love that doodle! Wow! Eddy you are a queen of bloopers MOL. Dad stocked up at Chewy by buying cases of the flavors we liked since you can no longer get the variety packs. We now have plenty. Purrs