Friday, June 9, 2017

Gotcha a Feline and 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.  Follow the link above to Steve's page to see how to be a part of this fun meme.

It's somebody's Gotcha Day!  The little fellow is being adopted to his forever home.

Playing on the table while the new family fills out paperwork.


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 57: June 9, 2017

1. A prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is ___________________.

2. My oldest friendship is ___________________.

3. Whenever I                        , I always                            .

4. The best                    is                          .  

A prop from a tv show or film i would like to own is Radar O'Reilly's teddy bear.

My oldest friendship is my Sweetie.  Everyone else from way back when has moved away and we've lost touch.

Whenever i am tempted to have a pity party, i always try to remember the good things and count my blessings.  The vast majority of my difficulties are first world problems.

The best time of day is right at sunrise and sunset.  Lovely skies, birds singing, temperatures moderated, give me a nap at noon and let me be out when the sun is at either horizon.

Today is:

Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)

Bachfest Leipzig -- Leipzig, Germany (celebrating the great composer in the city where he composed some of his best-known works; through the 18th)

Badger State Summer Games -- Appleton, WI, US (Wisconsin residents of all ages and skill levels can compete weekends through the summer in a fun Olympic-style sports festival)

Banana Split Festival -- Wilmington, OH, US (through tomorrow, in the city claiming to be the birthplace of the banana split)

Bell Tower Festival -- Jefferson, IA, US (shows, entertainment, parade, and more all in the shadow of the Mahanay Memorial Bell Tower; through tomorrow)

Chicago Blues Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (the largest free blues festival in the world; through Sunday)

Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain

Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934

Full Strawberry Moon / Rose Moon; related observances
     Ancient Celtic month Equos (horse-time) begins
     Nayon Full Moon -- Mayanmar
     Poson Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     A special note about this full moon -- the moon reached apogee, the furthest point from the earth in its orbit, yesterday, so this will be the opposite of a super moon, and in fact the smallest full moon of the year

La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain

Lilac Festival -- Mackinac Island, MN, US (largest summer event on the Island; through the 18th)

Levitt Pavilion Performing Arts/Music Festival -- Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT (50 plus nights of free or low-cost high quality music and performing arts)

Lord Buddha's Parinirvana -- Bhutan

Murcia Day -- Murcia, Spain

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers -- on the second Friday of June, sponsored the last couple of years by Wives Behind the Badge 

National Heroes Day -- Uganda

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often

Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival -- Oklahoma City, OK, US (more than 100 tribes meet to pow wow and celebrate their heritage, through Sunday)

Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)

Riverbend Festival -- Chattanooga, TN, US (nine days of fun on the banks of the Tennessee River)

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man (final day of the Tourist Trophy races which is for Seniors only)

Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)

St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pemboke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)

St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)

Tecumseh! the Epic Outdoor Drama -- Chillicothe, OH, US (Mon-Sat, until Sept. 3; spectacular reenactment of the life and death of the great Shawnee leader)

Texas Folklife Festival -- San Antonio, TX, US (the signature event of the Institute of Texan Cultures; through Sunday)

The Strawberry Festival -- Crawfordsville, IN, US (historic Lane Place hosts three days of fun, and all the city museums are open; through Sunday)

Versailles Poultry Days -- Versailles, OH, US (fun for the whole family, with parades, 5K, and even a Miss Chick contest; through Sunday)

Wear It Beat It -- UK (formerly Rock Up in Red Day, raising awareness of heart health and educating people about heart disease) 

Windsurfing Regatta/Unvarnished Music Festival -- Worthington, MN, US (windsurfing, swap meet, and music on the beach; through Sunday)

World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome 

Anniversaries Today:

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993
Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Portman, 1981
Johnny Depp, 1963
Michael J. Fox, 1961
Dick Vitale, 1940
Jackie Mason, 1928
Les Paul, 1915
Robert Cummings, 1910
Cole Porter, 1891

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Congo(Film), 1995
What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68
Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721
Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534
The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732
The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815
Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856
Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873
China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898
Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958
Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978
The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999
In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011


  1. Such a cute kittie. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Aww! brilliant and what a cute kitten who now has a loving future :-)

    Have a meowtastic weekend :-)

  3. That is a lucky kitten, so cute too. Thanks for these great answers. I love your answer to #1, I wonder who has that. I agree that we all have first world problems. I always say anyone lucky enough to be born in America has won the lottery of life. Have a nice weekend!

  4. Awww, I'm so happy this little one has a forever home. So precious.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. Glad that cute kitten landed a forever family.

  6. Mimi, what great answers you have. Yes, Radar's teddy bear! That is a good one! I though of the MASH field jackets. I would wear it! I have lost touch with old friends. Life just gets complicated. YES! to NO PITY PARTIES! I am so in agreement with you. People complain about jobs, and I think, "Be thankful you have one". I remember when Bill lost his. Health: I try to focus on what I can do, not what I can't. So many are worse than I. It goes on. Yes. Being thankful does not mean talking about it. It means living a life of grace and gratitude. HUGS! You rock, Mimi.

  7. Aww what a sweet little kitty. I hope he enjoys his new home and family.

    Sunrise and sunset are great times of the day and offer such pretty scenery. I love hearing the birds first thing in the morning.

    Radar's teddy bear would be an excellent prop to have. :)

    I am absolutely all for a Banana Split Festival!

    Have a blessed weekend.

  8. Radar's teddy bear is classic. Big Bird named his teddy bear Radar. I always liked that.


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