Friday, January 20, 2023

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. _________ makes me feel old.

2. _________ makes me feel young.

3. Recently, _________ came in very handy.

4. I think that _________ is the most useless _________.

My answers are below in bold.

1. Modern music makes me feel old.
(While there are some modern music artists that I enjoy, a lot of the popular stuff just isn't to my taste. Hearing it makes me feel old, because the style is not what I grew up listening to, and I don't know many of the artists or songs. I don't mind that, but it does make me realize that I'm certainly not the spring chicken musicians are targeting these days.)

2. '80s music makes me feel young.
(In contrast to my answer to #1, I was born at the very tail end of the '80s and so didn't grow up with that type of music as the soundtrack to my life. My childhood was all things '90s and early 2000s, so that kind of music is what played on the modern stations of the radio during my youth. I do watch a lot of shows and movies that were filmed in the '80s or that take place in the '80s, though, and I've heard my fair share of '80s music. That said, I admittedly can't often tell you the exact artist or title of the '80s songs I'm hearing, though my parents certainly can, and sometimes that makes me feel just a tad bit young.)

3. Recently, Evan's unexpected vet visit came in very handy.
(I mentioned last week how Evan had some blood in his urine, which is how his Christmastime urethral obstruction first presented. Therefore, I raced him to the vet last Tuesday, where they found that he is just fine thought still having some irritation from his blockage. It was as I pulled out of the vet's parking lot with Evan that, as I also mentioned last week, a bar that holds my car's back wheels on snapped in half. Since I was only going 5 or 10 mph when it happened, nothing terrible came of it despite the fact that such a thing can cause a car to be difficult or impossible to steer. If it hadn't been for Evan's false alarm vet visit, I would have likely been driving to or from work at much higher speeds, rather than slowly exiting the vet parking lot, when this happened. The shop that fixed my car said that I'm lucky it happened at such a low speed, so thank you very much, Evan.)

4. I think that banana is the most useless flavor for a cat's medication.
(I'll also include in this bubblegum and all the other weird flavors that kitties' antibiotics and other meds often come in. I know a lot of times human-grade medications can and are used for cats, and so that's where some of the weird flavors come from. But my kitties don't want banana or bubblegum, so I'm thinking an overhaul in feline medications would be great. This answer is courtesy of all the medications Evan was or is on recently, including his banana flavored and scented Clavamox that he absolutely loathed.)

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In case you needed to be reminded how gorgeous Eddy's eyes are, here you go.

We had a couple of sort of warm days recently, so Eddy got to have some very short window whiffies. Now it's cold again, though, so we're sending you all warm wishes!

Flashback Doodle of the Day


Tip of the Day

Today's winter tip is one that is probably rather logical, and it's therefore one that you all very likely already know. This tip is to refrain from shaving your kitty or pup in the winter, especially a shave close to the skin. The truth is, it is always best to refrain from cutting your furbaby's fur to the skin. In the winter, one obvious reason their fur is crucial is because it helps insulate heat. Similarly, though, a cat or dog's fur can insulate cool air when it's hot outside, making it equally important in the summer. Of course, in the case of severe mats, thick fur that causes overheating in the summer, or other extenuating circumstances, a shave might be required or beneficial. That being said, though, it is usually best and safest for your furbaby to never shave their fur down to the skin. That fur serves far more purposes than one, including insulating both warm and cool air, depending on the time of the year.


Eastside Cats said...

If there is ever a 'good' time for a tie-rod to go, your situation appears to have been great.
Pretty eyes, Eddy.

pilch92 said...

Great shot of Eddy's beautiful eyes. I had the same answer for #1. :) That is a good way to look at your car issue. Cute drawing and excellent tips. Have a nice weekend.

Yvonne said...

Eddy's eyes are so beautiful! Great pic!

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

Beautiful photo! Completely agree on medicine flavors. And that is definitely good news about your car issue!

messymimi said...

Cat medicines should be liver or chicken or fish flavored, at least.

Eddy's eyes are so pretty!