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. A product I would endorse is _________.
2. If I had a boat, I would name it _________.
3. _________ was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult.
4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to _________.
My answers are below in bold. This week, I again tried to make them all about the furbabies.
1. A product I would endorse is any cat carrier that I can easily get Eddy into.
(I so far haven't found this carrier. My Eddy girl wholeheartedly hates carriers of every kind, and getting her into one always turns into World War 3. I'm not usually on the winning side.)
2. If I had a boat, I would name it Rosie.
(As some of you probably know, Rosie was one of my childhood cats. My family adopted her as a kitten when I was 4, and she lived to be 21. She saw me through many different milestones in life, and so I'd easily choose name a boat after her.)
3. Adopting my first cat of my own was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult.
(There have been only a couple events in my life that made me feel something along the lines of an actual adult, like joining the work force after college and buying a house. But, I think I felt most accomplished and happy with where I was in my adult life when I was able to bring home a cat and care for it all on my own. I'd grown up helping care for my beloved Rosie and other childhood pets, but when I was able to independently care for my boy Evan, and then my girls Thimble, Eddy, and Tonks, and of course pup Astrid, I felt like I'd really reached the point in my life where I'd always wanted to be.)
4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to my furbabies.
(Like many people, I find all sorts of types of change to be daunting, for all sorts of reasons. But, what I'm getting at with this fill-in is when any kind of change means my furbabies might be uncomfortable or unhappy, even if temporarily. For example, things like moving or having major house renovations done have and always will be something that stress me out largely because I know they will stress out my kitties. I remember that being what mainly had me on edge when I moved in the past, when my home's roof was quite loudly replaced, and so on and so forth. Big events like those are plain and simply stressful in and of themselves, but one of my main stressors of such levels of change is knowing that my kitties are going to be incredibly scared.)
Now, who's ready for their Eddy fix? Because here it is!