Feline Friday #88| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #88| Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

We had a few rainy days, and while I didn’t like getting wet during my walks with the dogs I immensely enjoyed the extra cuddling sessions with Jackie. Like many cats, she isn’t too fond of rain. When it comes to snuggling on the sofa, Jackie has strict rules:

1.) She always chooses me as her human pillow. I don’t know why, because for years she was clearly my husband’s cat. Maybe I am just more comfortable to lie on, because I am softer (or fat, ahem).

2.) The dogs are tolerated, but they are not allowed to move! This results in hissing fits. Cats and dogs may communicate differently, but believe me when I say the dogs know  hissing is no friendly hello.

3.) I am allowed to watch TV, but I may not touch my mobile, tablet or Laptop. When I reach for these, she makes sure she lies in a spot that makes it very difficult for me to type. Digital detox, cat style…

But of course Jackie gets away with it, we are well-trained cat staff ☺!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. My plans for the weekend include meeting Finn, a five year old Labrador our friend walks for a few weeks. I always enjoy being introduced to new furbabies.
2. I don’t know if I like fireworks or not. I am sure there are many better ways to spend money, and animals often are terrified by them. Not just furbabies, but wild animals and cattle as well. But they are wonderful to look at and very impressive.
3. I’m grateful I have the freedom to live like I want. Of course there are limitations, but I know I am very lucky.
4. Furbabies make(s) a house a home (well, no surprise here). I always – even as a child – preferred living in a home with pets. This didn’t change.
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17 thoughts on “Feline Friday #88| Friendly Fill-Ins

  1. You do what Jackie says or else. I’m cat trained too. Adorable.

    Love your fill ins and furbabies and love make a house a home.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Viola. Scritches to your furbabies. ♥

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  2. Hooray for Jackie cuddles! She is so precious. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I completely relate to your #1, as well as your #4. I love meeting new furbabies, just like I love living with them. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Finn and our Sam were a little bit nervous at the beginning, but after a few minutes and with a little bit of distance between them it was a very nice walk. Like you say, meeting other furbabies is great!
      Have a great week!

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  3. Fill-In #3 certainly strikes a chord and I can’t help but wonder if you had the new situation for disabled people in Germany in mind, i.e. what’s in store for us with Mr. Spahn’s new law?

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      1. It IS the first step, basically everybody in the disabilty community over here has discussed it for weeks. If this finds acceptance with non-disabled people, and it will, they will totally turn a blind eye if everyone else will be taken, too, because they will think it is ‘normal’ then. And sooner or later that will be the case. The other day I had a cashier in the supermarket (friendly person wondering about my mask, since I am the only person they know using one of that particular kind) ask me what will happen to the kid (they assumed he’s mine) if I’ll be taken, because to non-disabled people (and some disabled people who never had to think about it) the difference between ‘lack of oxygen’ and ‘needs breathing support’ isn’t entirely clear. I don’t blame them. That particular cashier thought that due to lacking oxygen I’d use a ventilator at home and was very patient and open to learn when I explained the difference and that no, I don’t need a ventilator.

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      2. Most non-disabled people don’t want to think about the fact that they are just an accident or illness away from becoming disabled themselves. It can affect everyone. That still doesn’t give anybody the right to dictate how disabled people should live.
        What about kid’s brother? Which kind of school will he go to?

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      3. He is enrolled in the same Grundschule the kid went to and will have an interpreter like his brother had. I hope he’ll have a good one like the kid’s Dani was. The authorities tried to prevent it until, I think, mid February, because he would be cheaper to have in a School for the Deaf. Which is not where the parents want to have their sons, having attended Schools for the Deaf themselves and knowing about the quality. Since right now newspapers say there are fears of a choatic start of the next term (what a surprise…), he’s a bit worried he won’t be able to start school. The thing is nobody knows what it will be like for disabled or chronically ill kids or kids from ‘risk families’, because Ms Gebauer never thinks of these and so we don’t know anything. Remember, she said she wanted ALL children to have a chance to go back to school before summer, but her ALL didn’t include disabled children, which in many cases were sent back home.

        If I absolutely have to (I hope not, I am pretty drained and wasted and basically the kid and I are getting on each other’s nerves searching for weaker seams) I can drag the kid through for another few months, in case I can have access the material. I already got the curriculum. But you cannot do this with an ‘I-Dötze’, regardless of how hard you try and how well you mean. I have worked at schools and I have worked with the kid from the first day in Grundschule, the kid’s brother’s minder has never stood in front of a class. That makes it difficult. Didactics and such, you know? Most of the International Schools where I was the librarian required the librarian to help out teachers if need be and that’s where I can draw from, she can’t because she only ever had kindergarten age kids and always was a minder as far as I know.

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