Friday, October 20, 2017

Makin' Room (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

What is a shelter to do when there are no more rooms that can be assigned for special medical treatment, and you need a nebulizer room for the cats that have an upper respiratory infection and need breathing treatments?

You make a room:

Cat getting a breathing treatment in the nebulizer "room".

Please note that the cats are not left in the "room" once the treatment is over.  When the timer dings, out they come and back to their cage or larger room.

McGuffy's Reader

Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 76: October 20, 2017

1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt                              .

2. I always                            when                                   .

3. My favourite scary story is                               .

4. I will be so glad when                           .

1. If i was a ghost, i would haunt one of those national parks where people are always getting lost when their GPS runs out of battery or they lose the signal, and i'd try to leave some kinds of signs to show them how to get out.

2. I always smile and say, "i'm doing well, by G-d's grace!" when people ask, "How are you?"  And it's true, no matter what, i am well in His grace.

3. My favorite scary story is A Christmas Carol.  Think about it, that story has some terrifying parts, and i love it.

4. I will be so glad when ________.  Now.  Really, i am glad now, glad it's today, glad i get to live it, glad good things are happening today.  It's too much trouble to wait until something special happens to be glad, be glad now.

Today is:

Apple Butter Stirrin' --  Coshocton, OH, US (bluegrass music, crafts, family fun, and best of all, apple butter; through Sunday)

Birth of the Bab -- Baha'i

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival)
    Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs
    Jain New Year

Fall Festival of Leaves -- Ross County, OH, US (celebrate the beauty of nature and of the arts of the region; through Sunday)

Fantasy Fest -- Key West, FL, US (a ten day costume party for grown-ups)

Feast of Agios Gerasimos -- Kefalonia, Greece (celebration of the patron saint of this Ionian island, with religious services followed by dancing and feasting)

Feast of No Excuse For A Feast Day -- internet generated, if you have no other excuse to celebrate something today, use this one

Festival of Ebisu -- Japan (the laughing god, who is the only one available this month, as the 8 million other gods of the pantheon gather at the Grand Shrine of Izumo; traditionally on 20th day of 10th month of the lunisolar calendar)

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth -- Sikh

International Juan Valdez Appreciation Day -- internet generated, yet as we sip our morning wake up brew, let's remember the hardy souls who pick the beans for us!

Mammography Day -- the third Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mashujaa Day -- Kenya (National Day/Kenyatta Day)

Miss American Rose Day -- with online only pageants devoted to high achievement and community service for girls and women of all ages, Miss American Rose suggests treating all women in your life like beautiful roses and performing community service with them

Missouri Day Festival -- Trenton, MO, US (parade, baby show, flea market, entertainment, and fun; through Sunday)

National Brandied Fruit Day

National Day on Writing -- US (sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English)  

Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival -- Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington, PA, US (over two hundred exhibits, plus food and entertainment; through Sunday, and next Saturday and Sunday, too)

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Hawke's Bay, NZ

Revolution Day -- Guatemala

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. Acca's Day (Patron of learning)

Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale -- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL, US (fun for quilters, and quilt lovers; through Sunday)

Suspenders Day -- probably begun by the same people who wanted to see if you would observe Wear Something Gaudy Day and Dress Like A Dork Day

World Osteoporosis Day -- International Osteoporosis Foundation 

Anniversaries Today:

Clint Black marries Lisa Hartman, 1991
William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty, 1973
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
Aristotle Onassis marries Jacqueline Kennedy, 1968

Birthdays Today:

John Krasinski, 1979
Dann Gillen, 1967
Viggo Mortensen, 1958
Danny Boyle, 1956
Keith Hernandez, 1953
Tom Petty, 1953
Melanie Mayron, 1952
Tom Petty, 1950
Jerry Orbach, 1935
William Christopher, 1932
Mickey Mantle, 1931
Joyce Brothers
Art Buchwald, 1925
Fayard Nicholas, 1914
Bela Lugosi, 1882
Charles Ives, 1874
Charles Dewey, 1859
James Robert Mann, 1856
Arthur Rimbaud, 1854
Christopher Wren, 1632

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Six Million Dollar Man"(TV), 1973
"No Time for Sergeants"(Play), 1955
"Vor Sonnenaufgang/Before Sunrise"(Hauptmann play), 1889

Today in History:

The first Crusaders arrive at Antioch, 1097
The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), Bolivia, is founded, 1548 
Battle of sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's Shoguns, 1600
Maria Theresa of Habsburg becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1740
Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy, 1781
US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The U.S. and U.K. sign the Convention of 1818, which, among other things settles the U.S. - Canada border at the 49th parallel for most of its length, 1818
First Edition of London Sunday Times, 1822
Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the US, on the 4th Thursday of November each year, 1864
P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome featuring "The Greatest Show on Earth" opens in NYC, 1873
The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched, 1910
The first Negro League World Series is held, the KC Monarchs shut out the Hilldales, 5-0, 1924
United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time, 1947
The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses, 1971
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
BM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released, 1983
US accuses Microsoft of violating law by forcing IE browser on computers, 1997
European astronomers announce the discovery of 32 extrasolar planets, 2009
Atronomers announce that galaxy UDFy-38135539 is the most distant object observed from Earth, around 30 billion light-years, 2010
Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte, 2011


  1. Aww! and so necessary I hope that cat is well now :-)

    The fill ins No.1 made me laugh lol, I love watching the old film A Christmas Carol whatever version it is it's a lovely story.

    Have a lovelytastic FF :-)

  2. I know my vets also use a similar method for certain breathing situations for cats. You are so right about God's grace. It is there, and we keep going because of it. Okay, A Christmas Carol. Yes, parts are scary. Marley is scary! Glad. It is interesting, and even inspiring, to see what others perceive as things to be happy about. I am glad I am almost through downsizing! Woo-hoo! Hugs, my friend.

  3. The cat nebulizer room is a great idea, it appears like it should work really well.

    I agree that you can't go wrong with A Christmas Carol. And by God's grace we are here and doing well.

  4. That is a clever way to give a kitty his treatment. I loved all your answers to the fill-ins, especially #4. I love A Christmas Carol, I want to change my answer now :) Have a great weekend!

  5. The shelter takes good care of the cats. Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. You do so many wonderful things and this is one of them. At least this little one has a fighting chance.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  7. That room is very ingenious. It shows a great deal of ingenuity. Have a blessed week.

  8. I know it's for their own good but I bet the cats don't like it.

  9. All of your answers are great! We know how this story ends and its all good. He has it under control. :)

    I wish I was at this festival "Apple Butter Stirrin' -- Coshocton, OH, US" this weekend! I love, love apple butter. My granny used to make it. I sure do miss hers. :)

    The Six Million Dollar Man (and the Bionic Woman) was a great show! I had a big crush on Lee Majors. haha

    Miss American Rose Day sounds like a wonderful idea.

    Thanks for the history lesson, Mimi! I always enjoy it. Have a blessed weekend. :)

  10. I absolutely love the adapted nebuliser room - very ingenious. I also love that you would be a nice ghost helping out people who are lost.
    Thanks as always for all the really interesting information at the end of your post - I always learn so much from your blog.