Friday, May 27, 2022

Friendly Fill-Ins and Photo Fails

Hello and happy Friday, friends! It's time for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, and we'd love for you to join us. My amazing co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.

1. I wouldn't mind being stuck in an elevator with _________.

2. Now that the formula shortage is fixed, I wish something could be done about the _________ shortage.

3. If I had to sum up my life in one sentence, it would read as follows: _________: 

4. _________ is an awkward situation in which I once found myself.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I wouldn't mind being stuck in an elevator with a furry friend.
(This is perhaps a weird answer for this one, but it's the most honest one I could think of. It would be awkward being stuck in an elevator with strangers. And in a situation like being stuck in a stuffy box suspended by some cords, even if I were with immediate family or anyone else I know well, we'd probably just end up annoyed with one another. So, who better to keep you company in a situation like that than a cute kitty or pup?)

2. Now that the formula shortage is fixed, I wish something could be done about the cat food shortage.
(My kitties are not impressed with the dismal options. They're going to eat me alive.)

3. If I had to sum up my life in one sentence, it would read as follows: I came, I saw, and I left early to go home and be with my cats.
(I've seen joking quotes like this online before. But, as an introverted homebody who loves her furbabies, this sort sentiment really does ring true. Whether it's school, work, or really any social gathering that I probably didn't really want to be at, it's my preference to get in, get out, and go home as soon as possible. If I have the option, I'll just stay home rather than even go in the first place. After all, home is indeed where my kitties and pup are.)

4. Finding myself in the middle of a screaming match between two people I didn't know was an awkward situation in which I once found myself.
(I know I've been in plenty of awkward situations, many of which I've been at the center of the situation, but I must block them out of my mind sometimes, because I couldn't think of a really good one for this. But, I did remember this situation, which actually happened really recently. A few weeks ago, I arrived at my church, and right outside were a man and woman yelling at each other. They were very clearly in the middle of a nasty breakup, and they were standing in a way that a person trying to get to the church had to pretty much walk between them. They were screaming all sorts of colorful obscenities, accusing each other for all sorts wild things, and the man was holding a paper bag filled with his belongings. It was quite a scene to behold. The quarreling couple didn't seem to feel awkward by having a screaming match in the middle of the road, but it certainly made me feel awkward as I tried to nonchalantly walk past them.)

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.

Our resident blooper queen Eddy of course has some outtakes to share. These were during a recent photo shoot, in which I tried to use Eddy's attention on the window to get decent photos of her. Even so, most of the photos look a little something like this.

As if blurry wasn't good enough, Eddy next decided to straight up block her face from the camera's view.

Happy Friday, friends!


Flashback Doodle of the Day

For the illustration of yesterday's poem, I actually used a flashback doodle from last year. If you didn't see it, it involved a kitty who decided to not be upset by whether or not her, well, butt looked big. Makes sense, right? Well, I had one more doodle I scribbled up to go with that one, this time with a kitty who wasn't so pleased. So, I figured I'd share that one today.


Tip of the Day

Today's random little tidbit of a tip is to keep your cat or dog's nose in mind when using scented items in the home. Cats and dogs both have a far better sense of smell than us humans. This is why some smells, such as citrus, often cause a cat or dog to turn and skedaddle in the other direction. Scents like citrus are already smell strong, but it's even stronger for a cat or dog's nose. This said, keep this in mind when selecting scents for detergents, candles, and other household items. Not only is it important that you are aware of these items because they can be dangerous to our furbabies for various reasons, but it's also important to remember that a cat or dog's sensitive nose might be offended by certain fragrance options of these kinds of items. For example, if you wash your kitty or pup's favorite bed with a citrus-scented or other pungent detergent, there is the chance that they might not want to sleep on it simply due to its strong scent. And if citrus or another especially strong scent fills a certain room, such as due to a candle or spray, a cat or dog might avoid that room in order to be away from that smell. Some cats and dogs of course will not care or will simply get used to some scents, even strong ones, but still do keep in mind your cat or dog's powerful nose when buying scented items.


Yvonne said...

Eddy is such a cutie.

Great fill ins...I had cat food shortage too. It's so annoying.

Have a great weekend!

Eastside Cats said...

Your answer to #3 hit home, as I've just spent 3 days at the office, attending to a 40 person meeting.
Too peopley, too much noise...I just wanted to be home with the cats!

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

MOL I love the bloopers! This whole cat food shortage is one time I'm very thankful Mudpie isn't a fan of wet food :(

pilch92 said...

I LOVE that drawing- I can so relate. :) Great fill-in answers. I had the same for #2. How odd that people were fighting outside the church. Nice bloopers from Eddy. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

messymimi said...

Home is often the best place to be.

Love the bloopers, and thanks for hosting the fill-ins!

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

Your #3 is SO me. Purrfect bloopers,Eddy!

Lone Star Cats said...

Da cat food shortage definitely needs to be fixed!