Friday, August 19, 2016

Nonchalant Cats and Sharing the Fill-In Fun

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!
How have the cats been reacting to all of the recent weather and flooding troubles?  Like cats, of course.

This is as far as I'm reaching today!

C'mon, turn on the water already, I'm thirsty!

Excuse me, I'm trying to nap here!

What it comes down to is, as long as they are fed, they don't care what else is going on in the world!


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 15: August 19, 2016

1. When i run out of one shape of pasta, i use another shape instead.  Yes, i know, the Italians use specific shapes for certain sauces and dishes, but i'm not so picky.

2. My guru is anyone who goes out into the world and does good for people and/or animals.

3. I am afraid of fire.  The idea of being badly burned terrifies me.

4.  I feel empowered when i can set a goal and accomplish it.

Today is:

Battle of Blue Licks Celebration -- Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Mount Olivet, KY, US (to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of Blue Licks with living history demonstrations, arts, crafts, games, reenactments and more; through Sunday)

Black Cow Root Beer Float Day -- the ice cream and root beer combination was supposedly first served on this date in 1893 by Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, and he named it after the local Cow

Festival of the Little Hills -- St. Charles, MO, US (largest festival of the year, a great time for all; through Sunday)

Hanawa Bayashi -- Kazuno City, Japan (parades and music in the merchant's quarter, through tomorrow)

Helsinki Festival -- Helsinki, Finland (Finland's largest arts festival; through Sept. 4)

Hot & Spicy Food Day

International Tango Festival and World Championship -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (through the 31st)

Jeshen -- Afghanistan (Independence Day)

Linwood National Pickle Festival -- Linwood, MI, US (tons of fun, tons of pickles; through Sunday)

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival -- Machias, ME, US (blueberries and fun, in the place that has lobster, too; through Saturday)

Manuel Luis Quezon Day -- Quezon City, Philippines

Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival -- Yantis Park, Milton-Freewater, OR, US (lots of family fun, including the square dancing, firefighters' water fight, and lots of country cooking and BBQ; through Sunday)

National Aviation Day -- US

National Men's Grooming Day -- US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)

National Toy Truck 'N Construction Show -- Indianapolis, IN, US (dealers, auctions, and tons of toys; through Sunday)

Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Machinery Show and Thresheree -- Sturgeon Bay, WI (continuous display of operating antique machinery and lots of fun; through Sunday)

Potato Day

Statehood Day -- Hawaii, US

St. John Eudes' Day (Patron of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada)

St. Sebald's Day (a/k/a Sebaldus) (Patron of Bavaria, Germany; Nuremburg, Germany; against cold weather and freezing)

The World's Greatest Carrot Festival -- Bradford, Ontario, Canada (unleash your inner Bugs Bunny! through tomorrow)

Vinalia Rustica -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Ripening Grapes)

Watch the Pot Wednesday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes actually occurs on a Wednesday, more often not)

World Humanitarian Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Snuffleupagus (year unconfirmed)
Jennifer Morrison, 1979
Matthew Perry, 1969
LeAnn Womack, 1966
Kyra Sedgwick, 1965
Kevin Dillon, 1965
John Stamos, 1963
Adam Arkin, 1956
Cindy Nelson
Peter Gallagher, 1955
Mary Matlin, 1953
Jonathan Frakes, 1952
John Deacon, 1951
Gerald McRaney, 1948
Tipper Gore, 1948
Bill Clinton, 1946
Jack Canfield, 1944
Jill St. John, 1940
Diana Muldaur, 1938
Franklin Story Musgrave, 1935
Willie Shoemaker, 1931
Don Ho, 1930
Gene Roddenberry, 1921
Malcolm Forbes, 1919
Jimmy Rowles, 1918
Ring Lardner, Jr., 1915
Philo T. Farnsworth, 1906 (forgotten inventor of television)
Ogden Nash, 1902
Coco Chanel, 1883
George Bellows, 1882
Orville Wright, 1881
John Dryden, 1631

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Animal Clinic" and "Acrobat Ranch"(first Saturday morning children's programs, on ABC), 1950

Today in History:

The Roman Senate is compelled to elect Octavian, later Augustus Caesar, Consul, BC43
Augustus Caesar dies, 14
Crusaders defeat the Saracens in the Battle of Ascalon, 1099
Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith to assume the throne, 1561
Five people are executed for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692
Presentation of Jacque Daguerre's new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences, 1839
The New York Herald reports the discovery of gold in California, 1849
The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio, 1934
Hurricane Dianne kills 200 and does about $1 Billion in damage, 1955
Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 1990
Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities, 2005
A team of divers discover the wreck of a Swedish warship, part of King Erik XIV's fleet, that sank in 1564 in the Baltic Sea, 2011


  1. Your kitties are such cuties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I never really think about fires, but that is a scary thought. I feel bad for burn survivors and all they go through so stay alive.
    Accomplishing a goal does feel good. Have a great weekend.

  2. Aww! and I love the captions heheh!

    Have a lovelytastic FF :-)

  3. You sized up kittens and cat very nicely. As long as they are fed they are happy.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. You got that kitty behavior just right. Dexter is napping between watching Wendy Williams at my feet right now.

  5. Pretty kitties! :) And I love your fill-in answers - I do that too, the using a different shaped pasta for another when I'm out. :) YES! I'm scared of fire, too. Unless it's a campfire roasting marshmallows. :)

    Substitutions, Gurus, Fear and Empowerment – just some Fun Friendly Fill-Ins on a Friday!

  6. Cats are always survivors and don't seem to get too involved with things not directly related to them.

  7. they provide a good, constant calm. :)

  8. The thought of being in a fire and burning to death scares me, too. One of the most upsetting events in my childhood happened because of a lady getting burned to death in a fire. Her husband came to my Aunt Mae's house crying, reliving the awful thing that had happened years before. I think that I'll remember his story and tears forever. It was the first time I'd ever seen a man cry. His house had caught fire with his wife inside of it. He couldn't get in to save her, but could see her standing there calling for him, for help, being burned to death. It was an awful story.

    I pray something so awful as that never happens to any of us!

    I'm not picky with my pasta either.

    Your kitties are precious. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  9. cats are like that yes they are! Hope things are drying out!

  10. You are so right about cats, if their needs are met they are happy! :-) I wish we had nothing more to worry about than they do!

    I agree about pasta, it all tastes about the same so who cares a out how it looks! Oooh, fire is very scary, I agree that the prospect of being trapped in a fire is terrifying, and so is the worry about getting our furkids out!

    I agree with you on number 2 and number 4 too!

  11. Pasta comes in different shapes? I thought it was all shells and cheese. Fire is scary.

  12. I love the lazy cat pictures! I agree with all your fill-ins, especially fire. I'm terrified of fire and electricity. O.o

  13. I agree pasta is pasta whatever the shape.

  14. Mimi, I love your honesty. Great answers, and I can relate. I always read the fill-ins on Friday and then get back to them to comment. Weekends are so hectic right now, but will settle down as we get into Fall. Thank you for participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins. We appreciate your participation. Hugs.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~


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