Friday, January 27, 2017

Sphynx Cats and Friendly Fill-ins

Feline Friday is usually hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, but he had surgery recently.  Sandee of Comedy Plus has agreed to step in and host until he's recovered.

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 Sandee'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!

We had two very temporary residents at the cat shelter this week: 

Sphynx cats, a brother and sister,.  

Their owner couldn't care for them, so she gave them to a relative who decided they were too much trouble (they require a lot of special care for their skin) and took them to the pound.  We have a great relationship with our local pound, they try to rehome as many animals as they can working with us and other organizations.  They called us, we got them and took them in for a check-up the next day, and the vet's receptionist adopted them immediately!

Their skin is soft and, as you can see up close, very wrinkly.


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 38: January 27, 2017

1. I have seen _______________________ on Broadway.

2. My Chinese zodiac sign is ___________________.

3. Celebrities _____________________.

4. A ______________ day is _______________.

1. I have seen Whoopee! and Children of a Lesser God on Broadway.

2. My Chinese zodiac sign is the rabbit.  No, i'm not sure what that means, if anything.  Astrology of any sort has never interested me.

3. Celebrities are just people.  It would be nice if they'd all work to be good examples, but they are subject to the same foibles and follies as the rest of us.  No, i wouldn't want to trade places with any of them.

4. A good day is one where i still have energy at the end of the day.  A great day is when i get a good nap!

Today is:

Arizona Musicfest -- North Scottsdale, AZ, US (a winter classical music festival; through Mar. 10)

Big Snow Day -- remembering the 15 inch snowflakes that fell on in Fort Keough, Montana, on this date in 1887

Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo -- Rapid City, SD, US (everything you could want in such an event, including the stockman banquet and ball; through Feb. 5)

Carnaval de Quebec -- Quebec City, Canada (a vigorous winter celebration, where they have the cold around long enough to need it; through Feb. 12)

Chocolate Cake Day

Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism -- Germany (anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz)

Day the Netjers of Heaven Receive Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dinagyang -- Iloilo, Philippines (huge religious and cultural festival, this year's theme is "Bringing More Fun to the World"; through the weekend)

Eagles Etcetera Festival -- Bismarck, AR, US (bald eagles in the wild, birds of prey demonstrations, and lots of outdoor fun; through Sunday)

Family Literacy Day -- Canada

Fun At Work Day -- inject laughter and fun into your workplace (if you dare); some sites have this as a national or international day, and dates given vary, but my warning stands if you decide to celebrate this at all

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Iroquois Mid-Winter Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (for the continuation of all life-sustaining things; a multi-day ceremony and feast that begins around this time of year)

Listen to Classical Music During Lunch Day -- in honor of Mozart

Mozart Day

National Preschool Fitness Day -- get them loving moving and staying fit while they are still young 

Punch the Clock Day -- internet generated, and no reason for it given; this has to be one of the more baffling ones

St. Angela Merici's Day (Founder of the Sisters of the Order of St. Ursula; Patron of the disabled and ill; against bodily ills and the death of parents)

St. Devota's Day (Patron of Corsica; Monaco)

St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow -- St. Moritz, Switzerland (winter polo on the frozen lake of St. Moritz; through Sunday)

Tapati Festival -- Rapa Nui (Easter Island; a unique and exotic Polynesian festival, showcasing the island's culture and traditions; through Feb. 12)

Thomas Crapper Day -- death date, in 1910, of the perfector of the flush toilet mechanism

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the National Geographic Society, 1888
The first sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 1870
The University of Georgia is chartered, the first state university in the US, 1785

Birthdays Today:

Julie Foudy, 1971
Jennifer LB Leese, 1970
Patton Oswalt, 1969
Alan Cumming, 1965
Bridget Fonda,1964
Cris Collinsworth, 1959
Mimi Rogers, 1956
Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948
Nick Mason, 1944
Mairead Corrigan, 1944
James Cromwell, 1942
Troy Donahue, 1936
Donna Reed, 1921
David Seville, 1919
Skitch Henderson, 1918
Hyman George Rickover, 1900
Jerome Kern, 1885
Samuel Gompers, 1850
Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), 1832
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Laverne and Shirley"(TV), 1976
Tarzan of the Apes(Film), 1918

Today in History:

Trajan becomes Roman Emperor, 98
The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, 661
Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is wrongfully executed, 1142
Dante Alighieri becomes a Florentine political exile, 1302
The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31, 1606
The first American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island, 1662
Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Instanbul, 1695
Czar Peter the Great sets the first Russian state budget, 1710
Abdication of Stanislas, the last king of Poland, 1736
The US Congress approves the opening of Indian Territory for settlement, which led to the forced relocation of Native Americans on the "Trail of Tears," 1825
Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are incorporated, 1870
Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the electric incandescent lamp, 1880
The National Geographic Society is organized, in Washington, D.C., 1888
"Tarzan of the Apes," the first Tarzan movie, premiers, 1918
Apollo 1 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, 1967
More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space, 1967
Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper, 1980
The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through, 1983
American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna, 1993
Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1996
Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services, 2006


  1. Aww! how cute glad they got adopted quickly and good work all round :-)

    Have a tanfastic weekend :-)

  2. They are most good looking cats. I'm so happy they had a quick happy ending. I'm also happy your shelter has such a great relationship with your local animal shelter. Excellent.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  3. When I was first introduced to the breed, I thought they were ugly, but over the years, I have come around in a big way. They're adorable and I'm glad they both went to the same home. That was the receptionist's lucky day.

  4. Those sphynx cats are adorable. I follow some blogs that have them and they require baths because of skin oils, they lack the fur to absorb them. I would still love to have one someday. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Naps do make a good day even better :)Have a nice weekend!

  5. I am so happy that the sphynx cats were able to find a new home so quickly, and with someone who will make sure they are given the care they need. They always look so very naked to me! :-) I agree with you about celebrities... just people, and why do we make such a fuss about them. How about looking at some real heroes and heroines instead! I thin you are doing amazing if you have any energy left at the end of day, you keep so busy! You will never get old, because you won't have time to! :-) XOXO

  6. What a dynamic duo! I love happy endings, too. Celebrities need to remember that we made them what they are. They are supposed to entertain us. Period. There are better, more substantial heroes, than actors and singers. Thanks for joining us, Mimi! HUGS.

  7. wow- hairless cats! So nice that the pound calls your rescue shelter was able to find a home so quickly!

  8. personally I do not like sphynx cats

  9. Being hairless sort of defeats the purpose of having a pet But I suppose they could be adopted by people with allergies. Nice the receptionist was so smitten by them. I looked up my zodiac sign. It's the Ox, and reading about it was the most interesting thing I did all day! Have a great weekend, Mimi! :)

  10. Good answers in the fill in. I think naked dogs and cats are very interesting, but not attractive.

  11. Our friends have a Sphinx cat and it's a lot of work.

  12. My daughters friend has a cat like this! What a kind heart to help them get rehomed. I am often baffled at people and the things they do! Pets are such a lifetime commitment. But I guess many don't care for commitment. You have such a kind heart.Thank you for sharing so many wonderful other things here.

  13. It is great that you can help find these animals a new home.

  14. I am glad those kitties found a new home so quickly. That is great. I also think it is great that your animal shelter is truly a shelter for these animals. The animal "shelter" here in our town is a killing field and the animal catcher destroys kitties as soon as he gets them. He's a meanie. May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you as you help take care of His precious creatures!

    Energy at the end of the days seems like a thing of these past these days, doesn't it? I know it is for me. :)

    Wow, I didn't know that Western Union was still sending telegrams into the 2000s! I thought that ended a long time ago.

    Have a blessed week. :)


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