Friday, June 22, 2018

Catch a Kitten by the Toe (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

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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 Wednesday (meaning over a week ago, not day before yesterday), Ms. Annie from the shelter went to the local "pound" to pull out cats that are adoptable and bring them to our facility.

While she was there, a worker handed her a big laundry basket with, get this, 12 bottle feed kittens!  A whole dozen, from two litters but born within a couple of days of each other.

Nine of them were orange tabbies, all boys; the girls were a brown tabby, a tortoiseshell, and a "tabico" (a tabby with some calico markings).

Ms. Annie divided them between three foster homes, giving each three orange boys and one girl.  One of the fosters has had to leave town this weekend for a funeral, and so i have taken hers until Sunday when she comes back.

It's not easy getting pictures of kittens that are only about 2 weeks old:

My nicknames for them are Eenie, Meenie, Miney, and Maureen.


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 the new cohost of the Fill-Ins, Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00am on Friday.  Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!     

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. My favorite scent is ________________.

2. I hope to __________________ this weekend.

3. _________ is music to my ears.

4. Home is where _________.

1. My favorite scent is sweet olive, with jasmine and gardenia running a close second.

2. I hope to find my sanity hiding around here somewhere this weekend, although i am not holding my breath.

3. On the order of “no news is good news,” not hearing that any of my cars need repair is music to my ears.  (No, i am not hearing that all of my cars are in good shape right now, i am hearing the "ka-ching" as dollar signs add up again since Jalopy has a serious gas leak.)
4. Home is where i get to take my work clothes off and relax.


Today is:

Anti-Fascist Resistance Day -- Croatia

Antiques on the Bay -- St. Ignace, MI, US (annual show for antique and classic cars at least 25 years old or older; through tomorrow)

Bouphoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice of an ox to symbolize social order dissolving and being restored; date approximate)

Colorado Brewers' Festival -- Fort Collings, CO, US (celebrate Colorado's rich brewing history with over 30 breweries; through Sunday)

Dairy Queen Day -- the first Dairy Queen® opened this day in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War -- Belarus

Elfin Music Festival -- Fairy Calendar

Fes Musiques Sacrees du Monde -- Fez, Morocco (Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, with all types of sacred music featured, from Spanish gypsy laments to Sufi chanting and everything between; through the 30th)

Festival of 1 Lithe -- Hobbit Calendar

Grantsville Days -- Grantsville, MD, US (annual homecoming weekend, with fun for all; through Sunday)

Heidi Festival -- New Glarus, Wisconsin (celebrations of the town's Swiss heritage; through Sunday)

Hjemkomst and Annual Viking Festival -- Moorhead, MN, US (celebrating all things Nordic, with exhibitions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweeden and Saami Land; through tomorrow)

Kaposia Days -- South St. Paul, MN, US (Kaposia, or "Little Crows Village," was a seasonal American Indian settlement within the city limits of what is now St. Paul, MN, and a family oriented city festival is now held paying tribute to the orignal name; through Sunday)

Little Bighorn Days -- Hardin, MT, US (celebrating the life and legends of the American West, with battle reenactments at the "Custer's Last Stand" battle site this weekend; through Sunday)

Louisiana Peach Festival -- Ruston, LA, US (Ruston grows some peaches worth celebrating! through tomorrow)

Midsummer's Eve Holiday -- Aland; Finland; Sweden

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Onion Rings Day

Newport Flower Show -- Newport, RI, US (New England's premier summer flower show; through Sunday)

Soap Microphone Day -- grab your soap in the shower and pretend you are on stage! (promise i won't tell)

St. Nicetas' Day (Patron of Romania)

St. Thomas More's Day (Patron of adopted children, civil servants, difficult marriages, large families, lawyers, politicians/politicos/statesmen, step-parents, widowers; Arlington, VA; Ateneo de Manila Law School; Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL; University of Malta; University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters)

Stupid Guy Thing Day -- included under protest; "guy things" aren't necessarily stupid, it should just be Guy Thing Day; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want all women to just not count anything against guys today, but chalk it up to being a Stupid Guy Thing

Take Your Dog to Work Day -- depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?

Teacher's Day -- El Salvador

Ugliest Dog Day -- actual day, during the Sonoma-Marin Fair that began two days ago, of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest; will Martha, last year's winner, keep her title?

Vikingespil Frederikssund (Viking Festival) -- Frederikssund, Denmark (the most famous Viking cultural event in Denmark, with two weeks of plays based on Danish Viking legends and a three day festival this weekend, as well as two markets and a Viking camp recreation)

Anniversary Today:

Harry Houdini marries Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner, 1894

Birthdays Today:

Eric Stretch, 1980
Donald Faison, 1974
Carson Daly, 1973
Mary Lynn Rajskub, 1971
Kurt Warner, 1971
Amy Brennenman, 1964
Dan Brown, 1964
Randy Couture, 1963
Tracy Pollan, 1960
Freddie Prinze, 1954
Cyndi Lauper, 1953
Todd Rundgren, 1948
Meryl Streep, 1949
Lindsay Wagner, 1949
Pete Maravich, 1947
Klaus Maria Brandauer, 1944
Ed Bradley, 1941
Michael Lerner, 1941
Kris Kristofferson, 1936
William Ralph "Bill" Blass, 1922
Joseph Papp, 1921
Billy Wilder, 1906
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906
John Dillinger, 1903
Captain George Vancouver, 1757

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Rescuers(Animated film), 1977
Lady and the Tramp(Animated film), 1955

Today in History:

Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom, BC217
Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning), 1342
The  Jewish quarter of Prague is burned and looted, 1559
Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views, 1633
A poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France, 1783
The British Parliament abolishes feudalism  and the seigneurial system in British North America, 1825
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession in London, 1897
The Flag of Sweden is adopted, 1906
The Flag of the Faroe Islands is raised for the first time, 1919
Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk, 1942
The Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggers a crack-down on pollution in the river, 1969
The Canadian  House of Commons  abolishes capital punishment, 1976
Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered, 1978
The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska (7inch diameter, 18.75 inch circumfrence), 2003
Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009
UNESCO officially names Mount Fuji a World Heritage Site, 2013


  1. TWELVE bottle fed kittens? That is a heap of work. I hope they all survive, thrive and find suitable homes.

  2. How cute do they look heheh! you do marvellous work for people :-)

    I liked your fill-ins

    Have a kittentastic weekend :-)

  3. OK, lobster and strawberry shortcake wasn't a stretch but I'm not sure even *I* can manage eclair and onion rings! (Perhaps I'll skip them both and just go to Dairy Queen. ;-p)

  4. Awww on the kittens. I love their temporary names. Too cute.

    Love your answers. Old cars can be so expensive. I so remember.

    I remember coming home after working a long day and taking my work clothes off with joy.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. I hope you can locate your sanity. ♥

  5. So utterly adorable! I want them all!

    Have a wonderful weekend :-)

  6. Oh my goodness, the kittens are precious! Over the past few years, my family and I have rescued (and adopted) a number of very young kittens that required bottle feeding. I love bottle feeding kittens and helping them grow. There is something so rewarding about that.

    And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm right there with you on #2! My sanity has to be hiding out around here somewhere. At least, I hope it is. And I know exactly what you mean with #4, too. As soon as I get home from work, it's time for sweatpants, a T-shirt, and a date with Netflix. Have a beautiful day!

  7. Thank you for sharing your Friday fill-ins; you probably already know it, but you are far from alone when it comes to number three and four. And what adorable little kittens these are! We hope they all find loving homes.

    World of Animals

  8. The cute kitties are so tiny! Hope they find good homes!

  9. How kind of you to help these cuties. I am glad they were rescued from the pound. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I
    am sorry you are having car issues, they are always expensive :( Have a nice weekend! XO

  10. Oh my word. So many needy kittens and so few people to care for them. I've been spending a lot of time watching the Tiny Kittens live cam and they're swamped all the time.

    There is one gorgeous kitty star, Aura, born with a cleft palate, who within the last two days has learned to drink and eat on her own. She was hand-fed one kibble at a time and water through a syringe. Only tender love and care got that kitty though her disability. Now she's fiesty and aura-dorable.

  11. Oh squeee! Those kittens are so cute! My brother and I were foster kittens. We often see our Humans searching for their far they're still looking.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Oliver & The Tribe of Five

  12. Oh such precious kitties and sweet photos!

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Yes, those ever present car repairs seem to be a pain in most people's sides. We hope you are able to soon not hear the sound of the cash leaving you to go to the mechanic. Have a blessed week.


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