Friday, August 11, 2017

A Feline Friday Canine Photobomb and Friendly Fill-ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the code.

The photo i was trying to get.

First attempt, with a Pepe photobomb.


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 66: August 11, 2017

1. Blind dates ________________________.

2. _____________ years ago, I ______________________.

3. I admire                         because                             .

4.                         makes me think                              .

1. Blind dates don't seem to me to be such a good idea.  Most of the time, i think, the person doing the setting up is setting you up with the person s/he thinks you should be with, not necessarily with someone you would actually want to be with.

2. Thirty-five years ago, i took in my first kittens that needed bottle feeding.  To say it's been a roller coaster since then would be an understatement.  It's also been worth it.

3. I admire everyone who has a true heart for public service because it means they are putting the good of the whole ahead of looking out for themselves only.

4. Watching parents dealing with small children makes me think that as much as i love babies and small ones, i'm so very glad mine are grown now.

Today is:

Abbotsford International Airshow -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada ("Canada's National Air-show" and the leading air show in North America, attracting the world's top aeronautical performers; through Sunday)

Alcatraz Day -- the first prisoners arrived this day in 1934

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest -- Fort Collins, CO, US (300+ artists' showcase, children's carnival, food, beer gardens, and more; through Sunday)

Burry Man Parade -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (a resident is elected to wear the Burry-Man costume and parade through the town so his burrs will collect all the bad luck, to be burned at the end of the day; followed tomorrow by the Ferry Fair)

Capitolfest -- Capitol Theatre, Rome, NY, US (showing rare silent and early films; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Cranham Feast and Deer Roast -- Cranham, Gloucestershire, England (a three day traditional feast and fair that dates back to the 1700's; through Sunday)

Day of Honor for Oddudua -- Santeria religion (cognate of the Roman Catholic St. Clare of Assisi; credited with the creation of humans)

Dog Days end -- yes, supposedly, in this heat

Elvis Week -- Memphis, TN, US (celebrating The King of Rock 'n Roll with lots of special events; through the 19th)

Feast of St. Attracta -- Irish Catholic Saint (founded a hospice and convents, and supposedly slayed a dragon; Patron of Achonry, Ireland; Men of Lugna)

Gals Night Out 2017 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Ginza Holiday: Japanese Cultural Festival -- Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago, IL, US (experience the traditions of Japan, through Sunday)

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival -- Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY, US (bluegrass music at its finest on a pristine mountainside in the Grand Teton Mountains; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Chad(1960)

Ingersoll Day

Kool-Aid Days -- Hastings, NE, US (3 days of celebrating in the town where Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid over 80 years ago)

Lucerne Festival In Summer -- Lucerne, Switzerland (through Sept. 10, over 100 events)

Ma and Pa Kettle Days -- Kettle River, MN, US (fun on the Kettle River; through tomorrow)

National Huckleberry Festival -- Trout Creek, MT, US (a yummy good time; through Sunday)

National Raspberry Bombe Day or Raspberry Tart Day -- whichever one you like best, or both, if that's the way you roll

Play in the Sand Day -- as per many internet sites; yeah, like at the beach, nothing like sand in your shorts, i get enough of that on vacation, thank you

Presidential Joke Day**

Son and Daughter Day -- the day to give your son(s) or daughter(s) the gift of time

St. Clare of Assisi's Day -- (Foundress of the Order of Poor Ladies [Poor Clares] Franciscan nuns; Patron of embroiderers, eyes, gilders/gold workers/goldsmiths, good weather, laundry workers, needle workers, telegraphs, telephones, and television writers; Assisi, Italy; Santa Clara Indian Pueblo; against eye disease)***; related observance
     Fiesta de Santa Clara -- Santa Clara Pueblo, NM, US (Native American celebration of St. Clare of Assisi, their Patron saint, with a corn dance and prayers for rain)

St. Philomela's Day (Patron of babies, children, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, lost causes, orphans, poor people, priests, prisoners, sick people, students, test takers, toddlers, young people; against barrenness, bodily ills, infertility, mental illness, sickness, sterility)

Torneo dei Rioni (Tournament of the Districts) -- Oria, Italy (3 day reenactment of the tournament ordered by Frederick II in 1225; features jousting, processions, ceremonies, a Palio horse race, medieval fanfare, food and fun as the town's four districts battle it out for bragging rights)

Birthdays Today:

Chris Hemsworth, 1983
Gemma Hays, 1977
Will Friedle, 1976
Ashley Jensen, 1969
Viola Davis, 1965
Joe Jackson, 1955
Hulk Hogan, 1953
Stephen Wozniak, 1950
Marilyn vos Savant, 1946
Joanna Coles, 1944
Anna Massey, 1937
Arlene Dahl, 1928
Mike Douglas, 1925 (Note: he also died on this date in 2006)
Alex Haley, 1921
Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond, 1862
David Rice Atchison, 1807
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, 1667 (Last of the Medicis)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child(Film), 1989
"Die Harmonie der Welt /The Harmony of the World"(Opera), 1957

Today in History:

First day of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, used my the Maya and other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, BC3114
Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation, BC2492
Battle of Artemisium, naval battle of the Greco-Persian War, fought at the same time as the Battle of Thermopylae of the same war; Leonidas, King of Sparta, dies in the land battle, BC480*
Papandayan Java volcanic eruption kills 3,000, 1772
Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval, 1755
The world's first roller rink opens in Newport, RI, 1866
The first civilian prisoners arrive at Alcatraz, 1934
Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi, 1942
A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers, 1984
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history, 2003
A new species of a giant carnivorous plant, Nepethes attenboroughii, is discovered in the central Phillipines highlands, 2009
Jamaican runner Usain Bolt wins his third gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
The European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed to "in principle," 2015
Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts its first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, 2015
Scientists determine that a Greenland shark is 392 years old, making it the oldest vertebrate animal in the world, 2016

*some historians give different dates

**because presidents have a sense of humor, too, as shown this day in 1984 when Reagan thought the microphone was off and joked about Russia being outlawed

***why tv? because when she became too ill to attend mass at the end of her life, a miraculous image of the service would display on the wall of her room


  1. The cat is beautiful. I like the way it spread out its leg. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Interesting friendly fill-ins, and great photos. Nice of you to share, greetings!

  3. The cat is trying to get all the cool from the floor it can too. Too cute. Love the photobomb though. It's the way of things.

    I too am glad I'm not raising kids anymore.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and an even better weekend. ☺

  4. Oh my gosh...I love that photo! The photo bomb is cute, too.
    I agree with you about blind dates, so was never a fan. I just felt it was better if nature took its course.
    I have been doing rescue for forty years, though I did it as a kid unofficially. I bet you did, too. As I age, the kitten rescue works out best. Chloe Jo would be stressed by adult fosters. She loves the babies. We had a similar thought for #3. Mother Teresa epitomized service for me. Mimi, you will make a wonderful grammy, when the time comes. HUGS, my friend.

  5. oh yes! Raising children is for young that cat chilling on the floor! Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Beautiful cat who also makes a cool rug

  7. LOL @ the photobomb

    That cat looks just like I had called Thomas

    Have a photobombtastic day :-)

  8. That is hilarious! I wish my own cat was as cool as the ones you care for. No fair!

  9. Very cute kitty, I love the back legs flopped out :) Thanks you for these great fill-in answers. As you will see on mine, I admire those like you that foster kittens and cats. I think people should have kids while they are still young enough to chase them around, I can't figure out why anyone would want to become a mom in their 40's. Have a nice weekend!

  10. We see so many young parents dealing with young kids these days. We notice that there isn't the concern for the kids' well-being that there used to be. We often see kids who can barely walk all by themselves in stores.

  11. What a beautiful, fluffy, black and white kitty. :)

    I can't imagine having little ones at this stage of my life, either. Obviously, if Heavenly Father saw fit for a miracle and gave them to me, I'd love them to pieces. But, I just don't have the endurance for all that it entails at this point in my life. I'm almost 52 years old, time to sit and watch birdies, not chase babies. :)

    I think you just solved a mystery for me with this, Mimi:

    "Elvis Week -- Memphis, TN, US"

    For the last several days, almost non-stop, my earworm has been "Blue Christmas". Elvis died 2 days before my 12th birthday. I was very sad about it. My daddy went out and bought me all the Elvis albums that he could afford for my birthday.

    "Ma and Pa Kettle Days"...I always enjoy watching Ma and Pa Kettle movies. They were great!

    Thanks for another great post. Have a blessed weekend. :)


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