Friday, January 27, 2023

Friendly Fill-Ins and Photo Fails

Hello and happy Friday, friends! We're ready 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 always forget to _________.

2. I never forget to _________.

3. Nothing makes me _________ more than _________.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I _________.

My answers are below in bold.

1. I always forget to take my allergy meds.
(I don't take anything all that important, just allergy meds and vitamins, but some days forgetting to take the allergy meds before going to work leads to lots of sneezing and all that snotty jazz. I take my meds just fine when I put them in one of those day-by-day pill boxes, but do I remember to put them in there in the first place? No, no I don't. Maybe this will be my reminder to do that today. Maybe.)

2. I never forget to give my kitties or pup their meds.
(I have my priorities straight. I might forget to take my allergy meds, but Evan never misses a dose of his gabapentin or prazosin. And after her surgery on her knee, Astrid never once missed a dose of her meds.)

3. Nothing makes me feel like a ball of rage more than seeing or hearing about animal abuse.
(I'd like to think that I'm generally not someone who gets mad all that easily, and I don't have too bad of a temper. That said, knowing that an animal has experienced abuse or neglect makes me see red. I don't think anything will ever be more of a trigger for me.)

4. It might sound outrageous, but I have yet to let my kitties try out those popular squeeze-up lickable cat treats.
(Please don't hurt me, Mudpie. I know you love your squeezies and would never be able to fathom a kitty not having them as part of their life. I keep seeing ads for them online as well, and yet I still haven't managed to bring any into our house. I keep meaning to, but then when I go to the pet store my brain remembers to get my kitties' usual favorites and forgets to grab those to test out. I'll try to do better.)

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.

Our resident blooper queen Eddy of course has some outtakes to share. Today, Eddy is sharing her ability to never look at the camera. The first shot is of course good and blurry.

These next two are surprisingly not all that blurry, but even so, Eddy certainly still refused to look at the camera.

Happy Friday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

Tip of the Day

Today's tip is one we've mentioned before, but that we're going to mention again for these cold winter days. Though of course living indoors helps keep our furbabies safe and sound during the winter months, it is still important to remember that extra measures can be taken to keep them warm and cozy. This is especially important for young or old furbabies, those with little to no fur, and any cats or dogs whose health is compromised. You can start by putting out additional soft and cozy blankets and beds for them. To take it one step further, there are heated blankets and beds on the market. Of course, be very careful when using anything heated, taking especial care to ensure that no burns or fires result. To be on the safe side, you can look into beds that allow warmth in a non-electrical way. For example, there are pet beds constructed of material that essentially reflects a kitty or pup's body heat back to them, warming them that way. Lastly, also take into consideration the location of blankets and beds. Place your kitty or pup's blankets and beds somewhere that is elevated off of the floor, and away from drafts, doorways, and windows, to ensure that they can remain as warm as possible.


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

Supurr fill-ins, and we've only ever had those lickable treats once; the P.A. never thinks to buy them - shame on her! MOL

Yvonne said...

Great fill ins. I bought those lickable treats. I gave it to them once and they liked it. I have to remember to give it again before the treats expire. Have a great weekend!

Eastside Cats said...

No squeezies here either!

pilch92 said...

Great fill-in answers. I had the same for 2 and 3. :) And I do tend to forget my meds, but never my pets. I have tried several brands of squeezie treats for my kitties and they all seem to upset Rosie's tummy. Everyone else loves them though. Cute drawing and excellent tips. XO

messymimi said...

We don't have those squeezie things, either. They look addictive to me and mine already beg for enough treats.

Love Eddy, all the time.

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

Love the bloopers. Mudpie would like to know if your babies would like her to call the animal abuse hotline for them? A squeezie-less life is just unfathomable. (MOL!) I always forget to take my vitamins too.

Meezan said...

I have a weekly pill box that I routinely re-fill on Saturday nights. I used to forget sometimes, but once I established that routine I have always done it. Have a great weekend! :-)