Friday, May 5, 2017

Feline Friday: Guilty! and Friendly Fill-Ins

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!

When i arrived at the cat shelter this past Wednesday, there had been an incident.  Toy-icide had been committed, the remains all over the floor of the cage of a kitten named Skatters.

Toy mouse, unstuffed.  Note the rattle came out and broke open, good thing she didn't swallow the plastic balls.

She was not at all repentant, and would not cooperate with being photographed for the record.

No, I will not hold still for my mug shot!  I'm outta here!

No place to hide up here!

Maybe I can make a get away this way!

No escape hatch here, either.

Oh, well, at least she's behind bars where we can keep an eye on her!

I'm innocent, I tell ya!


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 52: May 5, 2017

1. ___________________ landline. 

2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is _________________________.

3. This year, I have learned ______________________.

4. I would like to _________________ before this year is over. 

  1. As long as i had small kids at home, i had a landline.  Once they got old enough where everyone has a mobile and can (mostly) be counted on to know how to give directions to the emergency personnel, i decided it was an expense i could do without.

  1. My most treasured piece of jewelry is my wedding ring.  It's also just about my only one, and the only thing i wear consistently.

  1. This year, i have learned that there are some things i must do the moment i get home, before i sit to rest, or they will not get done.

  1. I would like to make a lot more progress with my Spanish lessons before this year is over.

Today is:

Arbegnoch Qen -- Ethiopia (Patriots' Victory Day)

Arrival Day -- Guyana

Bats Day in the Fun Park -- Anaheim, CA, US (includes The Bats Day Happy Haunts Swinging Wake: A Costumed Celebration, a Bat's Day Holiday Black Market, and a Spooky Trip to Disneyland; through Sunday)

Bevrijdingsday -- Netherlands(Liberation Day)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Cartoonists Day -- celebrates the first color cartoon ever published, The Yellow Kid, on this day in 1895.

Children's Day -- Japan (Kodomo-no-hi); South Korea (Orininal)

Cinco de Mayo / Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla -- Mexico, and anyplace that beer brewers want to make a minor battle into a big deal to increase beer sales today

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta -- Portland, Oregon (the sister city to Guadalajara, Mexico, has a multicultural party; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Coronation Day -- Thailand (crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)

Dandelion May Fest -- Dover, Ohio (if food or drink can be made from dandelion, you will find it here, and if you've ever wanted to celebrate dandelion wine, this is the place to be; through tomorrow)

Day of Adoration of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Europe Day -- Council of Europe

Fairy Ring Day (Receiving) -- Fairy Calendar

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Halfway Point of Spring/Autumn

Hidirellez  -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday of the Alevi peoples, celebrating the meeting on Earth of the Prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah; begins this evening and goes through tomorrow)

Hug Your Cat Day -- sponsored by Apricat 

International Space Day -- UN 

International Tuba Day -- click here for details 

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival -- Fernandina Beach, FL, US (celebrating the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry; through Sunday)

Josey's World Champion Junior 4-D Barrel Race -- Josey's Ranch, Marshall, TX, US (finest youth barrel racing in the world; through Sunday)

Kentucky Derby & Oaks -- Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, US (the Oaks is today; the Derby tomorrow is the longest continually held sporting event in the US)

Lusophone Culture Day -- Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

Magic Dragon Street Meet -- Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and Prewitt's Point, MO, US (if you like car shows, this is the place for you! through Sunday)

May Day Fairie Festival -- Spoutwood Farm, Glen Rock, PA, US (celebrate the beginning of spring and the return of all the nature spirits to the warm world with musicians, dancers, storytellers, a Maypole dance, fairie arts and crafts activities and vendors, education about healthy eating and organic farming, fairie and gnome habitat tours, fairie tea parties, and guest appearances by the Green Man, the Mossmen, Sweet Pea, and others; through Sunday)

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Ferret Day -- UK  (previously sponsored, but the link is no longer available)

National Hoagie Day

National Pie Championships and Great American Pie Festival -- Orlando, FL, US (two days of celebrating the best pies anywhere)

No Pants Day -- first Friday in May, and not to be confused with the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC

Orangeburg Festival of Roses -- Orangeburg, SC, US (celebrating flowers on the banks of the Edisto River, the longest black water river in the world; through Sunday)

Perfect Game Day -- Cy Young pitches baseballs first officially recorded perfect game on this day in 1904

Save Lives Clean your Hands Day -- WHO (the day gets its own web page

Senior Citizens Day -- Palau

St. Judith's Day (Patron of Prussia)

Toad Suck Daze -- Conway, AR, US (toad-jumping contests, carnival, parade, concerts, arts and crafts, softball tournament, and more; through Sunday)

Zhabdrung Kuchhoe -- Bhutan (death anniversary of Zhabdrung)

Anniversary Today:

The American Medical Association is founded, 1847

Birthdays Today:

Harry Cavill, 1983
Danielle Fishel, 1981
Tina Yothers, 1973
Brian Williams, 1959
Richard E. Grant, 1957
Jean-Pierre Leaud, 1944
Lance Henriksen, 1943
Michael Palin, 1943
Tammy Wynette, 1942
Michael Murphy, 1938
Pat Carroll, 1927
Ann B. Davis, 1926
Alice Faye, 1915
Tyrone Power, 1913
James Beard, 1903
Nelly Bly, 1864
John Batterson Stetson, 1830
Karl Marx, 1818
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Damn Yankees"(Play), 1955

Today in History:

Rebel barons begin a chain of events that leads to King John of England's eventual signing of the Magna Carta, 1215
Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, 1260
Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany, 1430
Christopher Columbus lands at Jamaica and claims it for Spain, 1494
In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614, 1789
Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland, 1809
Mary Kies becomes the first woman issued a US patent, for a method of weaving, 1809
The American Bible Society organizes in NY, 1816
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, 1821
In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels  and Mechelen, 1835
The American Medical Association forms in Philadelphia, 1847
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion  in the Battle of Puebla, 1862
The first train robbery in the US occurs in North Bend, Ohio, 1865
Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army, 1877
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor, 1891
Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history, 1904
Coco Chanel introduces Chanel No. 5, 1921
John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act, 1925
West Germany gains full sovereignty, 1955
Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, 1961
Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27, 1981
The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army, 2006

Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis, 2010


  1. LOL that cat was definitely not having the mugshot done so I have come to only one conclusion
    GUILTY :-)

    Have a mugshottastic weekend :-)

  2. All cats are innocent until proven guilty. I'm sure someone planted the evidence and Scatter's was totally set up. Heck, I bet the dog did it! Best of luck with your Spanish lessons. I always wanted to learn another language but my hearing isn't the best making it difficult to understand the pronunciation of words. Speaking of which with it being Cinco de Mayo day I could handle some Mexican food. :p But, then I don't need a special day for that. I can eat it anytime! Have a good weekend, my friend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    Friday Sillies, FF fun, & More

  3. Now this is one feisty kitty! Have a lovely day!

  4. That kitten is so adorable, she looks a lot like my Angel KaChoo. Thank you for participating every week and helping to make the 1st year of fill-ins a success. I always enjoy your answers. I know what you mean about doing things before sitting down. I hope you get to continue with your Spanish lessons this year. Have a great weekend!

  5. Skatters seems like a very active kitty. Maybe it was framed! Lol!

  6. She looks like a handful and then some. I'm sure she was framed. Too cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  7. What a rambunctious kitty! I'm the opposite with chores. I need an hour or so to rest in between them. Nat'l Hoagie Day? Cool!

  8. That kitty looks like she's planning a jail break!

  9. kitty is a stubborn creature

  10. Well, that sounds like a cat with a mind of her own, not one to be argued with! Have a good weekend.

  11. That cat/kitten is going to be a lot of work for someone.

  12. Skatters was just living up to her name, scattered that toy nicely around the cage!:-) She sure is a cutie!

    You are so right about doing the important things when you get home before you sit down, that was true of me when I was working too, once I sat down I was pretty done for the nite. Your wedding ring is most important, so much more than just a piece of jewelry, that's all I wear most of the time too, and a pair of earrings from my Dad that I leave in all the time.

  13. How long have you been learning Spanish? In this part of Texas, we're surrounded by the Spanish language. We've been here 13 years almost and I still don't know how to speak it. However, I have picked up enough along the way to know when an underage person was going to try to buy beer. I made sure they got carded after I heard them say something about "veinte uno" (Google Translate's spelling).

    Regarding "International Tuba Day", David played the tuba in high school. He has several funny stories about his adventures with the tuba. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  14. That's one spirited cat!

    I haven't possessed a landline in the last 5 years...and rarely used one in the last decade or so...

  15. Cute kitty pictures. Many kids have never seen a landline. I was thinking the other day, I don't think any of our children have ever talked with a telephone operator. I guess Sara retired years ago.

  16. Oh, my took a great series of kitten shots. She is adorable!
    You remind me of me, sometimes. If I do not do things as soon as I get home, I cannot rest. I want it all done, then I can really collapse. HUGS!


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