Friday, October 8, 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins

Hello and happy Friday, friends! Shall we dive right on into the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? If you'd like to join in on the fun, 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 wish I could train _________ to __________.

2. I am planning to get _________ for _________.

3. I know it's time to _________ when _________.

4. I felt brave when I _________.

My answers are below in bold. This week I made them all about the furbabies, or at least mostly.

1. I wish I could train my kitties to pick up their toys.
(My cats' toy bin is easily accessible to them, and they regularly dig toys out of there and throw them all over the floor. Mainly, Tonks does this. They're having fun and that doesn't bother me one bit. It just means that every time I want to give the floor a good clean, I go around and pick up all the toys, and it's somehow a rather involved activity given how wild the kitties go with their toys. What's more, Tonks is not afraid of the vacuum, so I can be vacuuming the floor I just rid of cat toys, and the whole time I'm doing that she'll be throwing toys out of her toy bin, often right into the path of the vacuum.)

2. I am planning to get a gnome-eating cat statue for my parents and sister for Christmas.
(Does that sound weird? I actually already bought the statues I speak of. My family was all watching TV together recently, and we saw on a show this type of statue in someone's yard. It was quite literally a statue of a cat eating some gnomes. I know that sounds gruesome, but this is the kind of humor my family and I all share and appreciate, and we all admittedly laughed out loud when we saw the statue on the TV. So, I found something similar and ordered one for each of them for Christmas. Oh, and I got myself one too.)

3. I know it's time to take Evan in for a sanitary shave when he starts turning colors.
(I have no doubt this answer makes absolutely no sense at first glance. Some of you might remember me mentioning how my hind limb paralyzed boy Evan has urinary incontinence. Because of this, he can get rather messy, but since he doesn't really appreciate me doing much cleaning back there, he goes to our vet's grooming service for regular sanitary shaves. I indeed do know when he's due for one when his fur back their goes from orange to nearly black. Actually, that means he's past due. Neither the vet nor I know exactly why, but when Evan's fur gets too long and therefore holds onto urine that he leaks, said fur turns dark, nearly black. With a lot of scrubbing, which Evan loathes, you can rub off the darkness from his fur, so there's just something about his urine that affects his fur like that. All labs indicate that his urine and blood are currently looking good, so the vet and I just go with it.)

4. I felt brave when I adopted my first special needs furbaby as an adult.
(When I adopted Evan, I was very happy but also admittedly a bit nervous. All that combined made me feel a bit brave, I guess, but really I was just incredibly grateful.)

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.


Does anyone remember our silly little Halloween book club from last year? The kitties and I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving as well as The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. Of course, some furry cuties modeled the chosen reads for me.

We'll be reading these again this year, because we're festive like that.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

In honor of the aforementioned book club, how about this bookish doodle we shared on this exact date last year?

Tip of the Day

We've been discussing potential dangers and toxins associated with Halloween. Today, we're going to finish that topic with a couple of slightly random yet still relevant Halloween products with which to be cautious. We're referring to items such as glow sticks and fake blood. These items sometimes make appearances on holidays like Halloween, and they might very well contain ingredients that can potentially be toxic to kitties and pups. Glow sticks can especially be dangerous if they are bitten or otherwise punctured, and fake blood can also pose a risk if ingested. Be cautious, therefore, of using these items, as well as any other items that might be dangerous to your furbaby. If you do have any of these items at your home, keep them securely hidden away, so as to prevent any emergencies.


Yvonne said...

Great answers! It would definitely be nice to train the kitties to pick up their toys. They are all over the place here.

Have a great weekend!

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

#1 is too funny! And the gnome sounds absolutely adorable.

pilch92 said...

I enjoyed all your answers. I look forward to seeing a photo of this gnome eating cat. :) I do like gnomes though. Poor Evan, that sounds awful, but he is lucky to have such a great mom. I love the drawing , especially the details on the blanket. You are so creative. Excellent tips too. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

messymimi said...

If you ever do get the cats to do toy patrol, you need to pass on the secret.

Having a special needs pet is difficult and worth it.

Your book club selections are just right for the season.

Thanks for hosting the fill-ins!

Eastside Cats said...

Cats picking up their own toys???? What a concept!

Smudge said...

I don't have too many toys, and the ones I do have I think dad plays with more than me. Usually, when they're left laying around it's his doing. Oh, and we love your oh-so-festive header artwork. We're a little behind on catching up on all y'all's blogs. Happy weekend!

meowmeowmans said...

We're love it if Ava learned to put her toys away, too. MOL!

The Island Cats said...

The mom wishes I would pick up my toys too. I told her that's her job. ~Ernie

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

Supurr fill-ins, and definitely #1!!! Thanks for hosting!