Friday, June 27, 2014

Feline Friday: Playing With Your Food

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  It's easy to participate in Feline Friday, just post a cat picture and link up!

The first rule of bottle feed kittens is, they are hungry.  (The second rule is, they are still hungry, but i digress.)

Once they are weaned, however, sometimes they are hungry, and sometimes they are more in the mood to play.

Feeding time!
The three standing more or less in the bowl of food and attacking with gusto are obviously poor, starving things who haven't seen a bite in days.  (At least, that's how they act.)

The one on the side of the bowl has hooked a piece of kibble out of the bowl with his paw, and is batting it around, playing pounce with it.  They all take turns being the kitten who plays with the food, and it's fun to watch.  (It's not fun to sweep up the bits of kibble they leave lying around, but that's another story.)

Today is:

Blues on the Fox -- Aurora, IL, US (celebration of the historical blues recordings made in Aurora, with blues musicians from around the country performing; through tomorrow)

Canadian Multiculturalism Day -- Canada

Colorado Brewers' Festival -- Fort Collings, CO, US (celebrate Colorado's rich brewing history with over 30 breweries; through Sunday)

Day of National Unity -- Tajikistan

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art -- Turkmenistan

Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personal household gods); also
     Festival of Jupiter Stator -- Jupiter, Stayer of the Rout, god who helped soldiers especially to stand their ground
     Initium Aestatis -- three day festival for the goddess of summer, which season they saw as beginning on this day

Decide to Be Married Day -- sponsored by Barbara Gaughen-Muller; to focus n the joy of couples deciding to be married

Findle-Fritter's Stoat Wheedling Event -- Fairy Calendar

Grantsville Days -- Grantsville, MD, US (annual homecoming weekend, with fun for all; through Sunday)

"Happy Birthday to You" Day -- tune composed this day in 1859

Heidi Festival -- New Glarus, Wisconsin (celebrations of the town's Swiss heritage; through Sunday)

Hjemkomst and Annual Viking Festival -- Moor-head, MN, US (celebrating all things Nordic, with exhibitions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Saami Land; through tomorrow)

Independence Day / National Day -- Djibouti

Industrial Workers of The World Day -- founded this day in 1905

Kaposia Days -- South St. Paul, MN, US (Kaposia, or "Little Crows Village," was a seasonal American Indian settlement within the city limits of what is now St. Paul, MN, and a family oriented city festival is now held paying tribute to the original name; through Sunday)

Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith -- Mormon

Mixed Races Day -- Brazil

National HIV Testing Day -- US

National Indian Pudding Day

National Orange Blosssom Day

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day -- US (by Senate resolution)

Newport Flower Show -- Newport, RI, US (New England's premier summer flower show; through Sunday)

Louisiana Peach Festival -- Ruston, LA, US (Ruston grows some peaches worth celebrating! through tomorrow)

Ramadan begins -- Islam (at sunset, through July 29)

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

Seven Sleepers Day (Siebenschläfertag) -- Germany (according to legend, today's weather determines the pattern for the next seven weeks)

Sternwheeler Days -- Port Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR, US (reliving the days of the mountain men; through Sunday)

St. Ladislaus' Day (Patron of Szekszard, Hungary)

Sunglasses Day -- a reminder to wear those shades, protect your eyes from UV damage!

Birthdays Today:

Gabi Wilson, 1997
Madylin Sweeten, 1991
Ed Westwick, 1987
Drake Bell, 1986
Tobey Maguire, 1975
J.J. Abrams, 1976
Jason Patric, 1966
Isabelle Adjani, 1955
Julia Duffy, 1951
James Daughton, 1950
Norma Kamali, 1945
Shirley-Anne Field, 1938
H. Ross Perot, 1930
Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan, 1927
Helen Keller, 1880
Patrick Lafcadio "Koizumi Yakumo" Hearn, 1850
Charles Stewart Parnell, 1846

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Live and Let Die(Film), 1973
"Dark Shadows"(TV), 1966
"Captain Video and His Video Rangers"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec, 1759
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail, 1844
George Dixon becomes the first black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion, 1890
The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, 1898
Sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war, 1905
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane, 1923
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War, 1950
The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow, 1954
The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London, 1967
The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état, 1973
U.S president Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R., 1974
France grants independence to Djibouti, 1977
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted, 1989
Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before, is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft, starting the Ten-Day War, 1991
Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work, 2008
The first democratic election in the history of Guinea is held, 2010
Tests show radioactive cesium is present in small quantities in residents of Iitate and Kawamata, Fukushima, towns located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 2011
NASA launches IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun, 2013


  1. They are soooo cute!

  2. Wow, you got spammed big time. One of the reasons I turned off anonymous.

    Yes, I so remember this. It's always fun to clean up their messes and as soon as you do they make another mess. Bless their hearts.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  3. wow Mimi you sure got spammed! Looks like the same person who got me a few weeks ago- spammers arenot as much fun as your kittyies! Love all of them ....kitties that is! Cheers!

  4. LOL @ the cat in the middle of the bowl :-)

    Have a kittylicioustastic weekend ;-)

  5. I love the cat right in the middle of the dish.

  6. I can just imagine kibble flying around your kitchen like tiny hockey pucks.

  7. there is a problem with batting the kibble around? who knew?

  8. Love, love the little kittens! Ah yes, the problem with batting kibble about the floor (and grown furkids do it too) is when the humans come thru barefoot and step on the tiny pieces... almost as much fun as stepping on Legos!

  9. This is so funny! I love how kittens (and puppies) often like to get in the bowl with the food. Silly!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.