Friday, November 25, 2022

Friendly Fill-Ins

We hope all of our friends in the US had a happy Thanksgiving with lots of food! We're stuffed, and now we're also ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. 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 would like a _________ of my own.

2. On Black Friday, I _________.

3. For me, the holiday season begins _________.

4. If I won a large sum of money, _________ would be the first thing I bought.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I would like a veterinary degree of my own.
(Sometimes I wish I'd earned and maintained a degree in veterinary medicine. I honestly don't know that I have it in me to be a veterinarian as my career, especially when it involves stressful surgeries and saddening euthanasias, but I'd love to be able to better diagnose my kitties and pup on my own, as well as treat them and obtain medications more easily. I'd also use the knowledge to better help stray and feral cats, and kitties and pups of my family members.)

2. On Black Friday, I stay in the safety of my home and decorate for Christmas.
(I'm not saying I don't take advantage of any Black Friday deals, but I only do so online. I don't like going out to shop on a calm and quiet day, so the thought of going head on into the Battle of Black Friday is a great big no thank you. More importantly, since I was a kid, it's been a tradition to put up the Christmas trees and deck the halls on Black Friday. By the end of Thanksgiving day, I'm usually stuffed and ready for it to end just so that I can get on with Christmas.)

3. For me, the holiday season begins the second I've finished Thanksgiving dinner.
(This is if we're talking specifically about the Christmas season. I try to give Thanksgiving its just due, but I'm always eager to move right on to Christmas. That said, if we're talking about the overall holiday season of the last couple months of the year, then for me it pretty much starts on September 1, when I just go ahead and let myself move full force into Halloween, another favorite holiday of mine.)

4. If I won a large sum of money, full amenities and medical care for the local strays and ferals would be the first thing I bought.
(I feel like my area has more and more stray and feral cats every day. We do indeed have some rescue groups in the area that help when they can, but they are kept very busy and can't always get to everything. We also don't have many veterinarians in the area who offer easy, affordable care for the many strays and ferals. I myself would love to do more, so if I had the full resources to get all the roaming kitties fully taken care of, homed when possible, and properly sheltered outdoors when homing is not possible, I would love that. Doing far more for strays and ferals is honestly a life goal of mine.)

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.


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. This time around, she got distracted and started a blurry bath during a photo shoot next to her personal, year round Christmas tree. 

Today, and pretty much every day, I have to reattach some of the trees branches since Eddy loves to use and abuse her poor tree. Now that we've really approached the Christmas season, I'll also be making this tree look more festive today. I don't know why I try, because anything I put on this tree ends up catapulted to the ground by Eddy, but 'tis the season.

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Festive Doodle of the Day

This flashback doodle seemed apt enough for today. 

Tip of the Day

We've been discussing the safety of our furbabies when it comes to common Thanksgiving foods. Though Thanksgiving has now come and gone, we're still moving on with this topic until the end of the month. At least around here we're still munching on the leftovers anyway. Now, this topic would feel incomplete without a mention of none other than stuffing. Is this Thanksgiving staple safe for your furbaby? More than likely, it is best that you simply avoid feeding any of that stuffing to your kitty or pup. Why? Because many stuffing dishes include ingredients such as onion, garlic, salt, butter (which could especially be a problem for furbabies with lactose intolerance), and other components that could have uncomfortable or dangerous side effects. If the stuffing is plain, without any potentially dangerous ingredients, then a small taste might be fine for your furbaby. But, more than likely, that Thanksgiving stuffing will contain some ingredients that are best avoided in your cat or dog's diet.


Yvonne said...

Great answers. We have a few similar responses this week. Love the Eddy pics. Have a great weekend!

Eastside Cats said...

We'll be safe at home on Black Friday too!
Small Business Saturday is when we'll be out, with credit cards in hand.

messymimi said...

Helping animals is why i volunteer at a cat shelter. It would be nice to be a vet myself, for the same reasons you mentioned.

Eddy, i love seeing you in any light!

Meezan said...

Wonderful fill-ins. I wrote September for my holiday season start date as well. I like to celebrate all things fall. Have a great weekend! :-)

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

You are the cutest, Eddy! Completely agree with all your answers, except the holiday season (Christmas) begins for me on 11/1.

pilch92 said...

Great answers to the fill-ins. I wish I had a vet degree too, but I can't deal with blood. Your answer for #4 was perfect. Eddy is a cutie. I like the drawing and your tips are wonderful. XO

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

Fabulous fill-ins, and we hope mew had a pawesome Thanksgiving! (Sorry we didn't comment earlier, our internet is still not working right!)