Friday, July 21, 2017

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

There's a room at the shelter called the Juvie Room.  It's where the kittens that are between 4-8 months hang out until they are adopted.  Some of them are more than a handful.

It's hard to tell, but there's writing on the door:

It says, Caution!  There are some sneaky kitties in here!

Again, it's hard to see through the glass, but Snookums is waiting for the door to open so he can bolt:

It's not easy to catch sight of him at this angle.

There he is, pretending not to care:

The door is open a crack, just enough to snap a photo.

He didn't get out that time, but he'd already escaped 8 times that day, and he did the next two times the door opened after that.  He needs to be renamed Houdini!


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 63: July 21, 2017

1. My favourite thing on my daily to-do list is _________________.

2. My least favourite thing on my daily to-do list is ________________.

3. I could really do without ____________________.

4. I would love to have more _____________________.

1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is prayer/Bible study/meditation.  After all, i'd be lost without it!
2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is any kind of cleaning.  Once i get home from cleaning other people's homes/offices, the last thing i want to do is clean my own!
3. I could really do without negativity in my life.  That's why i try to find so many things to be grateful for and give a lot of thanks for the good things.
4. I would love to have more time and money for travel.  My dream is to be able to drive back and forth across the country when and where i like.

Today is:

Arcadia Daze -- Arcadia, NY, US (lots of family friendly fun in this scenic village; through Sunday)

Cheyenne Frontier Days -- Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY, US (held annually since 1897, the world's largest outdoor rodeo; through the 30th)

Coldest Day Ever -- the lowest natural temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2 *C (-128.6 *F; 184.0 *K) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica on this day in 1983

Feast of Damo -- Ancient Greek Calendar (keeper of secrets of philosophy; daughter of Greek sages, Pythagoras and Theano, date approximate)

Georgia Mountain Fair -- Hiawassee, GA, US (an authentic Pioneer Village with demonstrations, arts and crafts fairs, family fun; through the 23rd)

Gold Discovery Days -- Custer, SD, US (bed races and pancake breakfast, children's fair and more; through Sunday)

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally -- Wellsville, NY, US (balloons galore, plus food, music, and fireworks; through Sunday)

Hemingway Birthday Celebration -- Hemingway Museum, Oak Park, IL, US

Independence Day / National Day -- Belgium(1830)

Kazanskaya -- Russia (Feast of Our Lady of Kazan)

Lakota Sun Dance -- Lakota Native Americans (festival of the sun god Wi, with offerings to Maka (mother earth) and Haokah (father sky), both aspects of Creator Tukaskanskan; dating approximate, as outsiders are usually no longer allowed at these multi-day ceremonies)

Liberation Day -- Guam (1944; from Japan)

Lieksa Brass Week -- Lieksa, Finland (the world's finest brass music in various styles by international class musicians; through the 29th)

Lucaria -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Feast of Clearings", with prayers said as land was cleared for planting)

National Junk Food Day

No Pet Store Puppies Day -- ASPCA sponsored this day in previous years, and while i can't find a confirmation of another campaign, you can still Take The Pledge to not shop at any pet store that sells puppies, because they are almost certainly from puppy mills 

Phyang Tsedup Festival -- Ladakh, India (Buddhist festival, through tomorrow)

Racial Harmony Day -- Singapore

Sapporo Summer Festival -- Odori Park, Sapporo, Japan (through Aug. 20, the park becomes a beer garden)

Schoelcher Day -- French West Indies; Martinique (Schoelcher worked for abolition)

St. Lawrence of Brindisi's Day (Patron of Brindisi, Italy)

St. Praxedes' Day (Patron of single laywomen)

Tabarka Jazz Festival -- Tabarka, Tunisia (perfect weather for music, workshops, seminars, and performances by local and international artists; through the 29th)

Touch Hammer's Birthday Bargain Day -- Fairy Calendar

Tug-Of-War Tournament Day -- if you have a problem with someone today, solve it with an old fashioned tug-of-war!

Yarmouth Clam Festival -- Yarmouth, ME, US (annual 3 day celebration of the gifts of the sea that are clams with 120,000 of your closest friends)

Birthdays Today

Hatty Jones, 1988
Josh Hartnett, 1978
Justin Bartha, 1978
Lance Guest, 1960
Matt Mulhern, 1960
Jon Lovitz, 1957
Michael Connelly, 1956
Robin Williams, 1951
Garry Trudeau, 1949
Cat Stevens, 1948
Kenneth Starr, 1946
Tony Scott, 1944
Edward Herrmann, 1943
Janet Reno, 1938
Norman Jewison, 1926
Don Knotts, 1924
Kay Starr, 1922
Isaac Stern, 1920
Marshall McLuhan, 1911
Ernest Hemingway, 1899
John Joseph "Johnny" Evers, 1881

Today in History

Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, BCE 356
A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt, 365
The first landing of French troops on the coast during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight, 1545
Twenty-four-year-old Scottish physician and explorer Mungo Park became the first European to see the Niger River, the third longest river in Africa, 1796
In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown, 1865
At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West, 1873
Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land, driving a 15-liter Gobron-Brille in Ostend, Belgium, 1904
In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100, 1925
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission, 1969
After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed, 1970
The world's lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -82.9*C (-129*F), 1983
The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years, 1997
NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135, 2011


  1. Ha ha it looks like Snookums doesn't give up easily. Houdini suits him fine. Good thing after every escape he is found and not lost forever. Have a wonderful day!

  2. LOL how funny and love that name Snookums haha!

    Have a snookumtastic day :-)

  3. Houdini would definitely be a good name for Snookums, probably a nickname already ha ha.

  4. I know about sneaky kitties.

  5. They are fast and they are hard to find and catch at times. Exhausting.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  6. What a cute little kitty. :)

    That is my favorite part of the day, too. The Bible is full of interesting reading. In many cases, their lives "back then" weren't really so different that our lives today, at least not in the way that people interact in relationships. I find it totally amazing how some of the experiences told about are much like those I've had myself as the oldest child in a family.

    Where is the first place you'd head if you could go anywhere you wanted to go in this country?

    "Robin Williams, 1951"...It is so sad that one who brought so much laughter to the world wasn't able to be happy himself. I was so sorry to hear of his death. I can understand what could drive a person to end it. I just wish that he hadn't ended it. What a tragedy. :( Nanu-Nanu!

    "National Junk Food Day" sounds like a great day to me!

    "Tug-Of-War Tournament Day" this sounds like fun and a laugh a minute, too. I always loved playing tug-of-war.

    Have a blessed weekend, Mimi!

  7. Sounds like quite the escape artist.

  8. Cute kitten, I do think Houdini is a perfect name. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can see why you would be sick of cleaning by the time you get home from work. I hope you get to travel like you want to someday soon. Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. I like your idea about driving back and forth across the country. We would love to do that. Get a class c RV and visit all the state parks across the country.
    We had a neighbor that had a dog named Merlin. That dog could get out of a 6-foot high fence that was inside a four foot fence. The six foot fence had a lid on it. The dog had a huge chain around his neck that was attached to a concrete block. He still got out. They said they should rename him Houdini, too. Have a great week.

  10. Mimi, I can relate, as usual. I especially relate to the negativity issue. Thank you for that. My relationship with God is essential. too. It is a constant. I like the idea of driving around, too. But, I really long to sit and fish. HUGS!


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