by Janet Blue on February 21, 2020

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #196

It’s Friday again, which means it is time for those Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Each select two sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, click on the badge at the left. That will take you to Lorianne’s blog, where you can enter the link to your post.

I used teal italics for my fill-ins. Any explanatory info is in parentheses.

1. I am trying to be positive that physical therapy will eventually help me manage pain in my neck and back.

2. I always procrastinate when it is time to write my posts.

3. Smiling Paws Pets Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator has my seal of approval. (After trying just about every product on the market, this is the best one I have ever found to clean up after Kitties Blue. It is now the only one I use.)

4. I would not recommend taking a bath with your cat unless you are wearing chain mail. (Skooter was Dad Tom’s and my first cat. He loved to roll in the dirt. I tried several methods of giving him a bath with little success. I then read an article somewhere saying the bather should get in the tub with the bathee. The article failed to mention anything about wearing clothes, so I assumed I was meant to get in the tub naked. Needless to say, that was a huge mistake. When you quit laughing at my stupidity, just think about how much all those scratches and gouges hurt!)


Feline & Friendship Fridays

Skooter and his tummy, toesies and tailio are joining Feline Friday at Comedy Plus and Friendship Friday at Create With Joy blog hops. To join him, click on the badges below.









Charlene Opteyndt March 26, 2020 at 6:56 pm

Hi, the site has helped me a lot to grow my cat,
which I love very much.
I share with you how I managed to make my cat no longer
make a mess around the house.
Kisses 🙂
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The Menagerie Mom February 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm

Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins and always giving such thoughtful answers! I am sending you prayers and well wishes for your neck and back. I hope it heals for you very soon. And Skooter was such a handsome kitty! I’m trying not to laugh at your story about him, but that really must be quite a memory for you. Purrs to all of you!

Ellen Pilch February 21, 2020 at 7:09 pm

Skooter was a handsome boy. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I think one would need a suit of armor to bathe with a cat 🙂 I hope your physical therapy helps alleviate your pain. Have a nice weekend. XO
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The Island Cats February 21, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Oh boy! This is why the mom never tries to give us a bath. She’s going to check out that Smiling Paws stuff too.
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Catscue Catmom February 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

You did what?!!! That is just too funny – I bet you were bleeding from places you didn’t even know you had – MOL!
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The Florida Furkids February 21, 2020 at 1:37 pm

OH MY COD!! We’re laffin @ the bath! Mom used to bathe Sniffie, Cory, and Ellie when they were in Cat Shows but she NEVER got in with them!!!
We’re hoping the PT is successful.

The Florida Furkids
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Eastside Cats February 21, 2020 at 12:14 pm

We certainly learn as we go with our kitties, don’t we?
When we adopted Chuck and Angel, and realized right away that they were covered in fleas and had worms, we bathed them a few times before we could get them to the vet. They were itty bitty, but it still took two humans with four hands to accomplish the feat!
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Kathe W. February 21, 2020 at 11:59 am

hahah never even entered my mind to bathe with a cat! Chuckle!
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Brian Frum February 21, 2020 at 11:25 am

I hope the PT works out too, it usually does. Good answers and good try on the bath, armor suits just rust in the water anyways.
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Charles Huss February 21, 2020 at 9:41 am

I hope the physical therapy works. I think it will. I had it for my neck a few years ago and it did help but I had to stop because even with insurance it was way too expensive. I am sure if I was disciplined enough to do the exercises at home I would be somewhat better off but I am not that disciplined.
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Sandee February 21, 2020 at 9:31 am

Physical therapy usually works, but not always. You have to work hard and I know you do.

I did laugh out loud with the bath. You only do that once.

Skooter is a handsome mancat.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Janet. Scritches to all the kitties and especially Sawyer and Cooper Murphy and a big hug to you. ♥
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Linda Arthur Tejera February 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

So sorry about your pain. I hope your therapy can give you some relief. I’ve struggled to get back to posting anything since Midge, my 18-year-old kitty passed away. I might return to posting but I spend too much time on here as it is! I agree with you about the Smiling Paws. I also purchased several of their litter mats! Your last one just made me laugh and then I felt contrite because that had to hurt! But lesson learned! LOL!
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Memories of Eric and Flynn February 21, 2020 at 5:09 am

#4 made me laugh!
Having said that though, as soon as Eric heard the bath being run he would be straight into the bathroom. If the door was shut he would cry until whoever of us wasn’t in the bath let him in. He would jump straight in on top and start making biscuits. It was a race to try and get the towel over tender skin before he got there with his sharp claws.
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Pam February 21, 2020 at 4:38 am

Ouch! The only cat I’ve ever bathed was little Sammy the day I brought him home from the shelter – he was stinky – I bathed him in the little sink in our powder room. He was so good. I am grateful he bathed himself from then on! Can’t imagine those “claws of doom” though in a bathtub – you obviously learned that lesson the painful/hard way!! Skooter was an adorable kitty with fabulous markings.

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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs February 21, 2020 at 1:36 am

I do not even want to try to give any kitty a bath with me in the tub,too…let alone without clothing, MOL! That must have been quite a scene. And a huge ouch.
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