Friday, December 31, 2021

Sort of Festive Fill-Ins and Photo Fails

Hello and happy final day of 2021! To celebrate, shall we get right to the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? Feel free to join in on the fun! 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 had hoped to _________ in 2021 but didn't.

2. A goal I have for 2022 is _________.

3. I'll be _________ when 2021 ends.

4. I hope 2022 brings _________.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I had hoped to publish a book in 2021 but didn't.
(I had a painfully long explanation for this one all typed up, but let's try to make a long story short, shall we? So, I've mentioned multiple times before how I enjoy writing, and that publishing a book is high on my bucket list. I had hoped 2021 would be the year for exactly that. But, alas, a quick and simple writing project has instead turned into a long and wild ride. I'm still on that ride, sometimes barely hanging on, but enjoying it nonetheless like the masochist I am.)

2. A goal I have for 2022 is to publish a book.
(Yeah, I know. Broken record much? But it's going to happen. I've been saying that for years. But, really, it's going to happen. After all, you've got to reach for your dreams, right? Also, I just really like writing. Which is probably why I sometimes just ramble on and on here. My apologies.)

3. I'll be melancholic when 2021 ends.
(This is just sort of default, probably for me and a great many people out there. We've spent 365 days with 2021, and good or bad, it's always strange to see a year become a thing of the past. That said, my melancholy never lasts long. Besides, 2021 has been something else, and a new beginning sounds pretty darn nice right about now. Welcome, 2022. Please be don't be a jerk like your predecessors. Cheers.)

4. I hope 2022 brings peace on Earth and good will to mankind.
(I don't know what else to say. The previous year or two have left a lot to be desired.)

Now it's your turn!
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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 more than ready to share some photo shoot outtakes. As a preface to Eddy's bloopers for today, we have this:

Those were the photo shoot props. Or setup. Heck, call it a trap. My plan was to lure Eddy over to the festive little scene with her favorite treats. Because what's cuter than a Godzilla-esque cat storming through a miniature Christmas village?

Anyway. It's when Eddy entered the scene and realized she'd walked into a trap that we in turn captured her escape in the form of bloopers.

Eddy might not have been feeling festive, but we're still going to wish you a Merry Seventh Day of Christmas and of course a Happy New Year's Eve!

We hope the last day of 2021 treats you kindly, and that 2022 brings you happiness, health, and many blessings.


Tip of the Day

We've been discussing care of ferals and strays during the winter months, and over the past few days our discussions have all been about food and water. We do have yet another tip on this specific topic. When it comes to offering food to ferals and strays, try to keep the location and timing of the feedings as consistent as possible. Keeping a predictable feeding schedule and food location can help an outdoor cat know when and where they can find food. Conserving energy is a very important thing for outdoor animals in the winter, and knowing when and where they can successfully venture out for a meal can indeed help ferals and strays save much needed energy, rather than wasting their energy only to find no food present at their feeding station. Therefore, if you feed ferals and strays, keep in mind that it is very beneficial to the animals if you keep their food on a consistent schedule and in the same location.


Yvonne said...

Good luck with publishing your book. Remain positive and it will happen. I always get melancholy this time of year too, but you're right, it doesn't last long.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Eastside Cats said...

Writers I know equate publishing a book with childbirth; it's emotional, somewhat ugly, and the sense of happiness when it's done.
Good luck to your book in 2022!
Happy New Year!

pilch92 said...

Great answers and I know you will get that book published in 2022 and it will be a success. Eddy is too funny. I like the drawing and the tips are excellent. Cats do like schedules. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope your #4 comes true for all. XO

The Swiss Cats said...

Great answers ! Good luck with publishing your books. Happy New Year ! Purrs

messymimi said...

May your book be published and be all you hope it to be.

Eddy, you are so much fun, even when you are running away.

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

That was an adorable idea for a cat trap! LOVE the doodle. Purrs that the book happens in 2022!

Cathy Keisha said...

Great work, Eddy! We know a trap when we see one. 2021 can kiss my gray furry one! Buh-bye! Happy 2022 with hopes that it's better than those before but not as good as those yet to come.