Friendly Fill-Ins Week 111

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link (at bottom of post) here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. Fireworks ______________________.
2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is _____________________.
3. I begin every day with _________.

4. _________ is the best thing since sliced bread.
My answers:
1. Fireworks are something I could live without, they scare the cats.
  I love this photo of  my Angel Phoebe with a fake firecracker.
2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is a hotdog with mustard and a spoonful of baked beans on top.
3. I begin every day with coffee in bed, delivered by the hubby. And a cuddle with Joanie and any other willing kitty.
4. Alexa is the best thing since sliced bread. I love asking her the weather, Red Sox score, etc.
Plus, I finally have a way to post photos to Instagram- please follow us on there-click here. Please say in the comments if you have Instagram so I can follow you too.

We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus. And here is out contribution to Pet Photo Fails.

This was from our Chewy review earlier this week, but it ended up being a stampede.



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  1. Well I joined Instagram a long time ago but haven’t had time to keep up with it unfortunately! We love your fill-ins…….that stampede for the Chewy review is hilarious!

    Hugs, Teddy

    1. I agree, there are so many outlets like FB, it is hard to do them all. XO

  2. Angel Phoebe, that is such a cute picture of you. We don’t like fireworks either. And a hot dog sounds perfect for the Fourth Menu. Have a great day.

  3. I love the picture of Angel Phoebe too! Did you make her firecracker?

    1. I sure hate firecrackers here. Never did like them. Mom doesn’t either. I guess we are just sticks in the mud. xxx

    2. I love hotdogs with liberal mustard, chopped raw onions and sweet pickle relish. Mouf is watering now!

    3. I begin every day with genuine heartfelt fervent gratitude that I am here to enjoy its beauty. And each weather system has it’s beauty.

    4. Vehicles of any sort are the best thing since sliced bread. I live in a far flung out community. I’d have to walk 7 miles to get downtown and I’m IN the City.

    1. Thank you. I bought the firecracker at a craft fair about 25 yrs ago.
      Thank you for these great answers. I want a hotdog now. I especially like your answer for #3.
      That would be a heck of a walk into town, and I thought 3 miles for us was bad. XO

  4. That is such a cute photo of Angel Phoebe. She looks like she’s thinking of stomping on the firecracker! I love hot dogs too, but I’m doing turkey dogs these days–and I’ve never tried baked beans on top. Sounds yummy! πŸ™‚

  5. Agreed about the fireworks. I think Instagram is the only social media I haven’t tried yet. Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I have IG and I just came back from following you!
    Angel Phoebe.. β™₯
    LOL at the stampede for Chewy!
    1. Fireworks should be banned. I hate them.
    2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is a deviled egg… or two.
    3.I begin every day with reading blogs.
    4. Automotive window tinting is the best thing since sliced bread! Especially if you live in Florida!
    Baked beans and hot dogs… pretty dang good combo! Joanie cuddles… that’s a HAPPY thing… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, I am following you now too. And thank you for these great fill-in answers. Fireworks are banned in Mass. , but everyone goes to NH to get them and all you hear around here is boom-boom for a week.
      I bet tinting is a necessity in Florida, I never thought of that. Joanie is a sweetie. Have a great weekend! XO

  7. Coffee in bed by your hubby…how sweet! That is love ?

    So happy you’re on Instagram! I will connect with you.

    And Angel Phoebe… ? I love seeing photos of her.

    1. I am blessed. Thank you for following me on Instagram, I am following you now too πŸ™‚ I miss Phoebe, she was a beautiful girl. XO

  8. We aren’t big fans of the fireworks either. Mom keeps us inside and turns on some loud music:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber – we started following you on Instagram. We are there too.

  9. Coffee in bed? Nice. I don’t even get that during a rare illness. ~shakes head~ My guy is responsible and funny and great but his engineer’s brain is mercurial. Then put thought of his next meal before him and I’m talking to myself. ~grin~ Be well!

  10. What an adorable photo of Joanie and the firecracker! We too could live without fireworks. They scare Sadie especially.

  11. Oh, Meowser, when you mentioned Alexa I thought you’d been adopted by a kitty I wasn’t familiar with… Mom says it’s one of those talking boxes. Ms. Ellen, I’m sure we kitties could tell you any truly important infurmaiton! >^.^<

    1. I wouldn’t want to interrupt kitty nap time with my questions πŸ™‚

  12. Great fill ins and photos
    Mom and I are only on Blogger no book of faces or insta stuff and we don’t tweet either Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Awww that is an adorable photo of Phoebe. Such a pretty kitty. (((Hugs)))

    I’m following you on Instagram now. Here is the link to mine: Celticmama36 Hopefully that link will work.

    I hope all goes well with you with this Alexa.

    I like hotdogs with mustard, too. It sounds like you have a sweet hubby, delivering you coffee in bed. I like to sniff it, but can’t drink it…well, unless it is in the form of mocha, then I can stomach it. πŸ™‚

    Have a blessed weekend!

    1. Thank you, she was beautiful. I was following you, I have had Instagram for over a year, but never had a device to upload photos so Alexa is very handy. I hope you have a blessed weekend too. XO

  14. Fantastic fill-ins, as always! I always feel so torn on fireworks. As a kid, I loved to go to fireworks show. To this day, if there is a safe, organized show at a reasonable location, I sometimes will head that way. However, as I got older, I grew to despise when people set fireworks off willy-nilly all over town. It is dangerous for humans and animals, and it breaks my heart to think of all the animals that must be so scared and trying to hide away from the frightening sights and sounds. But now I’m just ranting. Sorry!

    I’m not usually much of a fan of hot dogs, but now I’m craving a chili dog. And what a wonderful way to start every day! Hand-delivered coffee (your husband gets kudos from us!) and kitty cuddles would make any day start out perfectly. Your #4 gave me a good chuckle. My sister has an Alexa. On one hand, Alexa annoys me so much. On the other hand, I’m nevertheless asking her questions all the time. I’m constantly asking her for the temperature and forecast.

    Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you. I used to go to fireworks too, but never really enjoyed them, I hate the smoke smell and the bugs outside.
      My hubby was anti Alexa, but now he loves her too.

  15. I completely agree with you on firewords. I agree with coffee though but I have to make a Starbucks run (no hubby around anymore). My favorite 4th of July picnic food is potato salad which I can no longer have being on a low potassium diet. Ugh!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Sorry you don’t get to have potato salad. Maybe you could make it with cauliflower. I hope you have a nice weekend too. XO

  16. What a grate foto of Purrincess Phoebe!! Mee saved it!!
    Wee answered thee 1st questshun!! Firewerkss SUCK!! Wee not like them at all, butt mee likess yur croyshayed firecracker Aunty, mew mew mew…
    Thee *hot* heet has arrived here an mee could not bee out inn condo fur long this morning….PHOOEY!!
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXx

    1. I love this photo of Phoebe, it is one of my favorites because it shows how playful she was. It is a wooden firecracker I bought at a craft fair years ago, like 25 yrs. ago. It is hot here too and is going to be for a t least a week. Keep cool nephew. XO

      1. EEEKKK youss’ have thee *heet* an hue-miditee all so Aunty?? Today wee had sum rain an sum cloudss an it iss onlee 84 F out an not hue-mid….now if it wood stay like this….

  17. I love all your answers and I love the stampede. That’s a great shot.

    I love it that your hubby brings you coffee in the morning. Sweet.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties. β™₯

  18. We’re not on IG. We don’t have the excuse anymore that we don’t have a smart phone to post from since there are desktop apps now. TW thinks it’s way too easy to steal photos from IG. She also buys the angus test tubes now cos she sez they have less pieces of bone and grizzle. Also the nitrite-free ones.

    1. I have had the laptop app for over a year, but couldn’t post photos. XO

    1. Thank you. I have had an account for over a year, but couldn’t post photos through the laptop app.

  19. That is Classic Phoebe – showing that firecracker exactly what she thinks ! She was a firecracker herself !

  20. phoebe……that izza grate fotoz oh ewe β™₯β™₯β™₯ we due knot haz instagram guyz;
    eye guess we knead ta get with de 21 furst centureez bee fore de 22nd getz heer huh !!! πŸ™‚

  21. Angel Phoebe looks hilarious with the fake firecracker! I am very surprised to find so many people who don’t like fireworks here, for I am often laughed at because I could live without them as well.

  22. It does seem hot dogs are a traditional July 4th food! So good, especially cooked out on a grill. … Yes, coffee gets my day started, too! Wishing you a happy weekend! πŸ™‚

  23. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost six years now, and I miss a good hot dog. I did have a veggie one for the first time a couple months ago and I swore they gave me a real hot dog (by looking at it). It tasted okay enough, but nothing like the real thing! I think you already follow me on Instagram. Glad you’re on there now!

    1. Kuddos to you for being a vegetarian, I tried and couldn’t keep it up.

  24. I used to love the big fireworks shows and I still do to some extent. I like being able to view them from afar, though, and not have to actually be there. I do not like, however, fireworks set off by individuals. A plus from moving to CA is that where we live fireworks are not allowed. There is a big show put on by the city, and it’s several miles away.

    That hot dog you described sounds delicious!

    I sure miss seeing Phoebe and her personality.

    1. Fireworks are illegal in Mass., but people go over the border to NH to get them. πŸ™

  25. I like Alexa too and I think I would like to try those hot dogs with beans. I am on Instagram at chuckhuss and badcatchris.

  26. Chili cheesedogs are my favorite thing in the world to eat. Coffee in bed is such a special treat and a great way to start your day. β™₯ I’m following you on Instagram now!

  27. In answer to your question about Instagram, I have one but I never go there. The same is true with most social media. I have a Facebook but never go there.

    I have never had a hot dog with baked beans on it. Mustard is okay in small doses. For me, I like a hot dog with Duke’s mayonnaise, and cole slaw. I also like them with Duke’s, Armour Chili, and American cheese.

    Have a happy fourth and a blessed week.

  28. 1.Fireworks are loud but beautiful
    2. My favorite 4th of July picnic food is brats-Since I’m Keto, I don’t eat bread
    3. I begin every day by swishing coconut oil in my mouth for 10 minutes before brushing my teeth.
    4. My Ninja blender is the next best thing since sliced bread. I could not live without it, I literally use it every day, sometimes more than once!

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I need to learn more about keto. DO you find the coconut oil helps? I have read about using it on your teeth, but wasn’t sure if it was true.

  29. We’re followin’ ya’ and are purretty sure you’re followin’ us @deziz_world. Cute foto. We could certainly do without fireworks too. They went off like crazy last night, and it isn’t even the 4th yet. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

    1. Yup. I just checked. Thank you. So far we have been lucky, but I know on the 4th we will hear them. XO

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