Friday, January 14, 2022

Friendly Fill-Ins

We'll be back on track with posting after this weekend, but for now, here's our late post for today. We're of course starting with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, and we'd love for you to join us! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.

1. When I run out of _________, I use _________ as a substitute.

2. I don't understand why _________.

3. _________ is the best time to _________.

4. It seems like I'm the only one who _________.

My answers are below in bold.

1. When I run out of canned cat food, I use baked chicken as a substitute.
(It is of course always my goal to never run out of the cats' beloved canned food. But, though now it's gotten easier to find again, there for awhile, my kitties' favorite canned food became incredibly difficult to get my hands. I'd go to the store, I'd order online, and it would be nowhere. The few days here and there when we were waiting for the canned food to become available or to show up, I'd feed the kitties plain baked chicken in a little bit of natural chicken broth. Sometimes there was also tuna involved. That kept them decently happy, but they apparently still prefer their beloved canned food.)

2. I don't understand why cancel culture exists.
(I'm going to try to keep this short, as I know this can be a divisive topic. Let me start by saying that, sure, if someone says or does something legitimately harmful, let's not play along with that, because that is indeed dangerous. But, if someone simply doesn't have the same opinion as you, just keep scrolling. Everyone has different backgrounds, different experiences, different personalities, different ways of thinking, different preferences, different values, and all that jazz. Sometimes, that's why someone has a different opinion than you. And differing opinions is no reason at all to ostracize someone from entire chunks of society. We're better than that.)

3. Now is the best time to go for it.
(There's this really short and simple quote I recently stumbled upon, and it goes, "If not now, then when?" I think this perfectly sums up why, if you have a goal or dream, you might as well go for it now in one way or another.)

4. It seems like I'm the only one who likes gummy bears on ice cream.
(We have a local ice cream and frozen yogurt shop that puts gummy bears out as a topping choice, so clearly they know it's a great idea. There are always lots of gummy bears still remaining in that little topping bowl, so I always take my fair share. Sure, gummy bears turn nearly rock solid on cold ice cream, but they taste delicious. They're even better with chocolate drizzled on top, and with a few cherries to go with them.)

Now it's your turn!
To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins Linky list, just click HERE!
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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.


Who's ready for a dose of Eddy?

If you look closely, you can see that adorable snaggletooth!

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Yesterday's winter tip was to avoid using typical salt, or ice melt, for the sake of the health of your furbaby and their paws. One thing we failed to mention, and that is therefore today's tip, is to take precautions in the event that neighbors' or others' use of salt might affect your kitty or pup. In the event that your furbaby goes on winter walks in areas where salt is used, wipe their paws off when you get home in order to remove as much of the salt or other chemicals as possible. Even if your furbaby does not go outdoors, there is still a chance they can be exposed to salt or other potentially dangerous chemicals, such as by way of your shoes. To help prevent injury or illness due to exposure to or ingestion of salt in this manner, remove your shoes when you get home, or at the very least thoroughly wipe them off. In addition to this, vacuum regularly in order to keep salt and other debris from entering your home, or from trailing through your house. Ice melts can pose health risks to kitties and pups, so avoid their use, but also realize and prevent against the dangers they can pose if they are used by others and out of your control.


Yvonne said...

Eddy is so cute! Have a great weekend!

Eastside Cats said...

I love almond butter and pickle sandwiches, which make some people wretch!
Eddy is a doll-baby!

pilch92 said...

Great answers. I agree with #2, I will pass on the gummy bears though. :) I have never been a fan of any gummy candy. Nice shot of Eddy- no blooper there. And great drawing. I love all the black cats. Excellent tips too. We always take off our shoes right away and I would never get a salt lamp for the house. Have a nice weekend. XO

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

A great big YES on #2...and #4 is making me hungry!

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

Supurr fill-ins and gummy bears on ice cream sounds delicious, thanks for the tip!

The Island Cats said...

You're really cute up there, Eddy! ~Ernie

meowmeowmans said...

Looking good, Eddy! And we love your snaggletooth. :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Good answers and Eddy looks so cute!