Friday, November 10, 2017

Rescued (Feline Friday) 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 rules and the code. 

Last Monday, a woman came to the shelter wanting to "drop off" a cat that she said she got off Craigslist, but did not want now because he was mean.  As we are a private shelter with only so much room, you have to make an appointment.  She left, and about two hours later, Ms. G opened the front door and this guy

ran in and went straight to the break room.  She had dumped him in the bushes when we didn't agree to take him that moment.   (Had she filled out the info and made an appointment, it only would have been a couple of days.)

We've named him Boy Wonder, and he's not mean in the slightest.


McGuffy's Reader

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 79: November 10, 2017:

1. The best part of where I live is                                        .

2. The worst part of where I live is                                      .

3. If I had                      , I would                     .

4. My favourite article of cold weather clothing is                  .

1. The best part of where i live is the culture and the food, and the fact that we don't have what most people in this world would consider a "real" winter.

2. The worst part of where i live is the laid-back lifestyle can result in excess (especially when tourists come to do nothing but party, and the people here encourage it), and the fact that we don't have a "real" winter but the summers will melt you into a puddle.  Hurricanes are kind of a bummer, too.

3. If i had the names of everyone who has abandoned animals at our shelter and other shelters in the 7 parish area, i would turn them over to law enforcement and let the officers have a heyday bringing them in and pressing charges.  We have a "pound" (a/k/a animal control) that will take your animal, no questions asked, and over a dozen rescue groups that take every adoptable animal out of the pound and find good homes for all of them.  You have a better option than abandonment in this area.

4. My favorite article of cold weather clothing is any pair of extra thick, extra warm socks.  Oh, who am i trying to fool?  My favorite article of cold weather clothing is every article of cold weather clothing i can squeeze onto my frozen self!

Today is:

Area Code Day -- US (went into effect this day in 1951)

Christkindl Markt -- Canton, OH (fine arts and crafts sale for the benefit of the Canton Museum of Art; through Sunday)

Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival -- Yuma, AZ, US (through Sunday)

Day of Russian Militsiya -- Russia

Dia de la Tradicion -- Argentina (birth anniversary of Jose Hernandez)

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting -- Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, MN, US (memorial for the Edmund Fitzgerald and all who have lost their lives in Great Lakes shipwrecks)

First Cry of Independence Day / Los Santos Uprising Day -- Panama (an official flag day)

Forget-Me-Not Day -- informal day to spend a bit of time with relatives you don't see often

Goddess of Reason's Day (Revolutionary France)

Guinness World Records' Day -- celebrating ordinary people who do extraordinary things, go try for a record! anniversary of the day in 1951 that Sir Hugh Beaver got the idea to create a book supplying answers to much debated questions, such as which game birds are the fastest fliers
    The Guinness World Records Book now holds the title of the best-selling copyrighted book of all time, and is one of the most frequently stolen books from US libraries!

Hari Pahlawan -- Indonesia (Heroes' Day/Warrior's Day)

Lhabab Duechen -- Buddhism (Descending Day of Lord Buddha)
    a public holiday in Bhutan

Martini -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (beginning of winter festival that starts on Martinmas Eve)

Maputo Day -- Maputo, Mozambique

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- US, through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation   

National Toothpaste Appreciation Day -- not official, but i'm sure the dentifrice industry loves this one

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Salt Lake's Family Christmas Show -- Sandy, UT, US (through Sunday)

Sleep Dangerously Night -- internet generated, a night to switch sides of the bed with your spouse and see who falls out of bed first

St. Andrew Avellino's Day (Patron of apoplexics, for a holy death, stroke victims; Badlato, Naples, and Sicily, Italy; stroke victims; for a holy death; against apoplexy, strokes, and sudden death)

St. Martin's Eve -- Germany; Portugal (Martimas Eve)

USMC Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1775, includes the Marine Corps Birthday Ball)

Waterfowl Festival -- Easton, MD, US (includes world class artworks, calling contests, retriever demonstrations, a wine-tasting, and more, to benefit wildlife conservation; through Sunday)

Wish-Spoiling Sports Day -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Gremlins, and grumpy Goblins) 

World Science Day for Peace and Development -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of Badlands National Park, SD, US, 1978
Establisnment of the United States Marine Corps, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ellen Pompeo, 1969
Vanessa Angel, 1963
Neil Gaiman, 1960
MacKenzie Phillips, 1959
Sinbad, 1956
Roland Emmerich, 1955
Ann Reinking, 1949
Donna Fargo, 1949
Tim Rice, 1944
Russel Charles Means, 1940
Russel Means, 1939
Roy Scheider, 1932
Richard Burton, 1925
Jane Froman, 1907
Claude Rains, 1889
Friedrick Voon Schiller, 1759
Oliver Goldsmith, 1728
William Hogarth, 1697
Martin Luther, 1483

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Microsoft Windows, 1983 
"Sesame Street", 1969

Today in History:

Rene Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy, 1619
The Dutch formally cede New Netherlands to the English; it is renamed New York, 1674
France ends forced worship of God, substitute the Goddess of Reason, 1793
The US state of Kentucky outlaws dueling, 1801
Stanley presumes that he has met Livingston in Ujiji, Central Africa, 1871
The first Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting is held in Boston, 1891
The first Gideon Bible is put in a hotel room, 1908
Hirohito ascends the throne as Emperor of Japan, 1928
The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston, 1958
The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board, 1975
A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history, 1979
The communist regime of Bulgaria falls, 1989
The "Codex Leicester", the only Leonardo da Vinci manuscript owned in the United States and the only one in the world still in private hands, was sold at auction to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who paid $30.8 million, 1994
Thousands of people people march toward the royal palace of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum to the King demanding electoral reform, 2007
Vietnam evacuates about 600,000 citizens under the threat of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013


  1. To be honest it sounds like the person was mean for doing that at least now he's in good hands until he gets a loving home :-)

    Have a rescuetastic day :-)

    PS: What a lovely name Boy Wonder

  2. Boy Wonder reminds me of a rescue we had long ago. Rupert was not mean, either. He was often afraid.
    Well, I love the food and culture of where you live, too! I can understand the cons of it, though. I love thick socks, too. Mimi, we really are a lot alike. HUGS, my sweet friend.

  3. He's a handsome one and I can't believe she dumped him. He was lucky to survive the cars. I can't tell you how many folks dump their babies and then just drive off. I'm with you on having law enforcement involved.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  4. That is so sad that this cutie was abandoned. I hope he will get his forever home soon. Too bad there wasn't a camera to get her license plate and report her. Thank you for your fill-in answers, I enjoyed them. I would not like having a winter or it being so hot in the summer. I love your #3. Have a nice weekend! XO

  5. That is horrible that she dumped him, I say that if you have her information anyways to have Johnny Law go and knock on her door.

  6. With those yellow eyes, he does look a little scary.

  7. A good ending although I don't admire that woman for just dumping a cat.

  8. honestly one has to wonder about people like that- the reason he was "mean" is because she is not a good person. How would she like being dumped in the bushes...poor kitty. He deserves a good warm loving home. And I know he will with your help!

  9. Oh that just makes my blood boil what those people did with that cat. Boy Wonder looks adorable and I hope he finds an amazing forever home soon. Thank you for taking him in. - Enjoyed your Fill-Ins.

  10. That is so sad but so glad that cute cat stayed there and that you found him. Poor thing. We all have our paws crossed that he finds a great home.Thanks for taking care of the cat.

  11. Boy Wonder is such a handsome boy - I'll never understand people that dump animals when there are so many places that will take them in. I hope he finds a really lovely home.


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