Friendly Fill-Ins Week 97

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. When I am nervous, I ________________.

2. When I an angry, I ________________.
3. Today, I know for sure                         .

4. For St. Patrick’s day, I                          .
My answers:
1. When I am nervous, I write lists. I also hum ( I annoy myself and anyone around me when I do that).
2. When I am angry, I cry.
3. Today, I know for sure that veterinary care is expensive. Tallulah’s dental was $776 ( I am not looking for donations, I am just in shock- and that was with hubby’s senior discount).
4. For St. Patrick’s Day, I plan to have Frosted Lucky Charms for breakfast- they are magically delicious.
We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus
Tallulah is still loopy from pain meds, but she wants to thank everyone for the purrs and prayers. She now only has a few teeth left. Good thing she lives with the tooth fairy.

89 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins Week 97

  1. Mee-you Tallulah mee not know you had surgery!! Mee iss sendin you tripull POTP fur a speedy reecovurry. Did you know NYLABLUE had no teeth fur all most 5 years an shee eated efurryfing like shee had teeth…so paws crossed you will bee doin thee same!
    **paw patsss** Brofur-Inn-Law Siddhartha Henry xxx

    • Thank you. I think she will be the same. She already wanted dry food, but I need to keep her away from it for 10 days so her gums can heal. XO

      • Mew mew mew did LadyMum efurr tell you about NYLABLUE’SS dental surgery??? NYLABLUE gotted her ree-main 11benty rotted teeth out. Thee very nite shee came home shee ackshullee tried to eat sum kibbullss! LadyMum had furgotten to pick the bowl uppy….shee said shee moved quik like lightning an gotted thee kibbull away. Fur thee next 5 dayss LadyMum ssoftened thee kibbullss. Bye the end of 8 dayss NYLABLUE was eatin kibbull without any teeth! Shee sure was a tuff kittygurl wasn’t shee???

  2. Wow, I’ve never had a dental bill like that except for my braces. Effie keeps her teeth clean eating grasses, and our vet says they look healthy. Tallulah is very brave and her people are very generous. It’s expensive, but our pets are worth it all. My late cat Coolidge became diabetic when he was 8, and he lived to be 17. I never missed an insulin shot. That insulin cost $130.00 a month, for 9 years, and we didn’t care. Coolidge was worth it all. And Tallulah’s eating comfort and ability certainly is too. ❤ 😽

    • They are definitely worth it. I am glad you had Coolidge for so long. A lot with teeth is genetics, Noel has never needed a dental. XO

  3. I am so sorry you had to go to the dentist, Tallulah, and that you are losing your teeth. 🙁

    Whether for people or for critters, health care is just so very expensive. It would be nice if there were a health care fairy! Or better yet, that nobody ever got sick or injured, we were always at optimal health. That would be wonderful!

    I hope you’re feeling better very soon, Tallulah. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend.

  4. Poor Tallulah……Hopefully once she heals up she will feel a lot better though without the tooth problems and yes indeed – she lives with the Tooth Fairy so I’m SURE she will be well cared for!! Happy almost St. Pat’s Day!

    Hugs, Teddy O’Kimmell

  5. Yes, thanks the heavens she lives with the tooth fairy! I am glad that is over for her. Frosted Lucky Charms sound like a plan for St. Pat’s! I think I’m gonna have a Grouper sandwich… 🙂 Bet your Crew would like that, although I am surprised by how many cats don’t like fish.

  6. Crying when I’m angry used to make me even angrier. Heh… So sorry about that bill. Wow.

    Thanks for the great comment on my blog. I didn’t know any dollar stores stocked adult coloring books. Of course, it will take me a while to fill the kids’ one I bought since I usually spend my time writing.

    As for your crochet skills, those cat toys you sent (with the great book you offered as a prize; thank you!) are amazing. How do you get them so bouncy? Rotten Jezebel lost them somewhere over the last few nights. I’ll have to look underneath the couches. Heh… Be well!

  7. Oh yes, we know all too well how painful dentals, with surgery, can be. Toby’s final bill was $1,296. We were blessed with the generosity of many but still had a decent part left over to pay. Both of you have all our sympathies.

  8. Veterinary bills can be terribly expensive! My older daughter…one of her cats (she’s got three) only has a couple of teeth left. But despite that, she is doing great and has no trouble eating (the cat, not my daughter 😉).

    I always enjoy these fill-ins! Have a wonderful weekend. xo

  9. Tallulah, we are sending you lots of purrs and prayers. Our humans know just how expensive vet care is. It’s time for our annual round-up. Mom says she and Dad may have to take out a loan. Please feel better soon. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  10. Making lists is a good way to help us organize our thoughts which reduces some of the stress. Humming is good for you too, it is self-soothing.

    I sometimes cry when I am really angry too, because I am so frustrated!!

    The cost of veterinary care is outrageous, and it makes it hard for families to provide all the care their furkids should have, just like with us humans.

    Lucky Charms… that made me smile! Have a lovely weekend, Ellen! 🙂

  11. Lucky Charms made me laugh out loud. I’d forgotten about that commercial.

    Beautiful kitty. Sorry she’s still loopy. I remember the last time we had Little Bit’s teeth cleaned and she was loopy into the next day. We started brushing her teeth after that. She was getting too old to be put out for teeth cleaning. It sure is expensive too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  12. I am notorious for writing lists, too. I don’t necessarily do it when I’m nervous, but I love writing to-do lists and then crossing the items off of it. It makes me feel so accomplished.

    And I know what you mean about veterinary expenses. I always tell myself that even my furbabies’ doctors went to medical school, and without their expertise my furbabies wouldn’t be happy and healthy. So, my wallet pretty much has an open-door policy at the vet’s office. When Astrid had her two surgeries last year for her tumor and toe removal, it all added up to over $3,000. Luckily, I hate shopping and so pretty much all of my money is reserved for my kitties and pup.

    Happy Friday to you all!

  13. I love that you hum when you’re nervous as I often do that too but don’t realise I’m doing it – my beloved will start humming next to me to make me realise. I’d forgotten that habit when I wrote my post. I’m also a list writer, but I do that no matter what mood I’m in.
    Vet bills are really scary and I’m so glad we have insurance for our brats, otherwise we would never be able to afford them. I hope Tallulah is feeling better and that the other cats aren’t teasing her about needing to suck on her food.
    Have a lovely day Ellen.

    • I always write lists too, but even more when nervous. You are wise to have insurance. Tallulah is still loopy from her pain meds, but she is eating. XO

  14. Oh, dear Tallulah, we bet the Tooth Fairy is going to be very, very good to you, and we bet you already feel a little better. Wonderful fill-ins this week. Sending love and purrs!

  15. Tallulah is very pretty and I’m glad she did well with her dental. Vet care costs never cease to amaze me. They are astonishingly expensive. Annie is having a lot of expenses right now and we’ve been through it before with previous kitties.

    I love Lucky Charms!

  16. Yeah, dentals can get expensive fairly fast – especially when they require a bit of surgery to extract a tooth (and then antibiotics, pain meds add to the cost along with the cost for the “minor surgery.” ) I hate putting Bear through it, but he’s needed regular extractions (he has tooth resorption). We hope Tallulah is back to her glorious self sooner than later!

  17. When I am nervous, I can’t focus on anything. I also cry when I’m angry!
    With your houseful, the vet bills must really add up, especially those big ones. Between just our two senior girls, ours have been piling up already this year!

  18. Great answers. Yes, vet bills are crazy, but I never heard of such an expensive dental. I agree with Sherri-Ellen, our old cat Sammy lived without teeth for years and somehow got everything down she liked. When we offered her pureed food, she didn’t touch it 😀 Hopefully Tallulah feels better soon.

  19. We hope Tallulah feels much better after her dental! We know how expensive vet visits can get because Wilhelmina and Avalon were recently really sick and the vet bills were in the thousands!! 🙁
    It can get expensive when you have many pets as we both do!! XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  21. That’s a lot for dental work, but all medical care of all kinds is very pricey now. Among other things, the doctors and nurses and veterinarians and etc. are paying back huge loans because the schooling is so expensive, then they have to pay for their malpractice insurance, which is insanely expensive even if you have never had a claim against you, and there’s the overhead for the practice, and ugh.

    It all adds up to i don’t know the solution to the out of control spiraling of prices of these things, but i know it’s complicated and it hurts when it’s so much.

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