Friday, June 15, 2018

Z Kitty (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.

This is Z Kitty, who lives with my friend Di Dreaming, not far from where we vacation.

You can tell by her tummy she loves her chow.

Z Kitty is also known for loving to play in the rain, especially rolling on the outdoor glass table when the water is pouring down on it.


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 12:00 AM 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 Disney character is ____________________.

2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age _________________.

3. _________ is my secret talent.

4. Life is like a _________.

1. My favorite Disney character is Jacques the Mouse from Cinderella.  He’s so funny!
2. If i could stay any age for life, i would choose to be age 35.  Old enough to know better, young enough to still do just about anything i would want to do.

3. Escaping and disappearing from Sweetie’s view, then reappearing where he doesn’t expect me is my secret talent.   He thinks it’s hilarious that i can “go poof” as he says, then come up behind him and he doesn’t know how i did it.

4. Life is like a meal at the school cafeteria — you don’t know ahead of time what’s on the menu, and you’ll probably like some of it and hate some of it.


Today is:

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Day -- simply a good day to remember this, and thank a friend

Blues on the Fox -- Aurora, IL, US (celebration of the historical blues recordings made in Aurora, with blues musicians from around the country performing; through tomorrow)

Dia del Arbol -- Costa Rica (Tree Day/Arbor Day)

Dulcimer Days -- Coshocton, Ohio, US (enjoy the restored 19th Century Roscoe Village and the charming music of dulcimers; through Sunday)

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; began sundown yesterday, runs through sundown on the 28th, although local dating and official government observances may vary)

Fly A Kite Day (on the anniversary of Ben Franklin's kite experiment)

Fulton County Historical Power Show -- Rochester, IN (featuring tractors, engines, antique power equipment, and food, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Global Wind Day -- to celebrate wind energy    

Goettafest -- MainStrasse Village, Covington, KY, US (a celebration of goetta, a favorite regional food, plus entertainment, and arts and crafts; through Sunday)

Jumatul Bidah -- Bangladesh

Magna Carta Day -- UK (King John set his seal on the document this day in 1215)

Mangaia Gospel Day -- Mangaia, Cook Islands

Midnight Sun Festival -- Nome, AK, US (celebration of the solstice, when there is almost continual daylight, with a parade, raft race, folk fest, and more; through tomorrow)
   Polar Bear Swim -- Nome, AK, US (since 1975, as soon as they can break through the ice! the intrepid swimmers gather on the shore of the frigid Bering Sea to swim; if they can't break through the ice yet, it may be rescheduled; part of the midnight sun festival)

Native American Citizenship Day -- US (passage, in 1924, of the legislation recognizing citizenship of Native Americans in the US)

National Flip Flop Day -- sponsored by Tropical Cafe Smoothie to raise funds for its national charity partner, Camp Sunshine    

National Lobster Day

Nature Photography Day -- sponsored by the North American Nature Photography Association   

Queen's Birthday -- Solomon Islands

Salvation Day/National Day of Salvation -- Azerbaijan

Separation Day -- Delaware, US (date of declaration of separation from England and Pennsylvania)

Smile Power Day -- test out smile power today, it's free!

Sneak a Kiss Day -- observe the usual litany of cautions with this internet generated holiday

St. Vitus' Day (Patron of actors, comedians, dancers, dogs, epilepsy sufferers; against animal attacks, dog bites, epilepsy, lightning, oversleeping, rheumatic chorea, Saint Vitus' Dance, snake bites, storms, wild beasts; Badia Calavena, Italy; Czech Republic; Forio, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; Recanati, Italy; Vacha, Germany; Wetsens, Netherlands; Zeven, Germany)

Valdemar's Day and Reunion Day -- Denmark (an official Flag Day)

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (main and final celebration, in which the Temple of Vesta was swept clean)

Work @ Home Fathers' Day -- special kudos to the dads who work from home by telecommuting, or care for house and kids while the wife works outside the home; sponsored by Jeff Zbar    

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -- because our elders deserve to be protected and cared for properly; this year's theme is Seniors Aging Safely     

Anniversaries Today:

King Hussein of Jordan marries Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor), 1978
Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden marries Princess Margaret of Connaught, 1905
Arkansas becomes the 25th US State, 1836

Birthdays Today:

William Dean Martin, 1981
Neil Patrick Harris, 1973
Leah Remini, 1970
Ice Cube, 1969
Lisa McCall, 1969
Dina Meyer, 1969
Courtneney Cox Arquette, 1964
Helen Hunt, 1963
Julie Hagerty, 1955
Jim Belushi, 1954
Simon Callow, 1949
Nicola Pagett, 1945
Waylon Jennings, 1937
Mario Cuomo, 1932
Erroll Garner, 1921
Muzaffer Tema, 1919
Bob Wian, 1914
Edvard Grieg, 1843
Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson, 1767
Henry FitzRoy, illegitimate son of Henry VIII, 1519
Edward the Black Prince, 1330

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Lion King(Animated film), 1994
Dick Tracy(Film), 1990
"Hee Haw"(TV), 1969
"My Little Margie"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

The Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history, BC763
King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta, 1215
The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, 1667
Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity, 1752
Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania, 1776
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel, 1785
Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber, 1844
The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1846
Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire, 1888
The most destructive tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people, 1896
A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1000, 1904
Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated, 1911
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter, 1916
A German expedition led by Karl Wien lost sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat (9th highest mountain), the largest single day loss of life on an 8,000m peak, 1937
In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government of North America, 1944
Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations, 1994
Near earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 2002
In Bulgaria, remains that some believe to be the bones of John the Baptist, are scientifically proven to be from a Middle Eastern man and dated to be from the first century AD, 2012


  1. Love your fill-in number 4. So very true.

  2. You don't often hear about a cat that loves to roll around in water...
    (Off now to earn the money to buy some lobster!)

    1. ~later~
      Ha! Not only found a lobster roll for dinner, they had yesterday's honoree, strawberry shortcake, for dessert!
      A twofer!

  3. Mimi,

    I forgot about those cute little mice in Cinderella. :) I like your response to the last question about life and you really pegged that one right on the money! Have a good weekend, my friend!

    Curious as a Cathy

  4. I also answered that I would love to be in my early 30s. Have a nice weekend!

  5. Z Kitty is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. Excellent way to describe life. And that is a great talent. Have a nice weekend! XO

  6. This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses.
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  7. Aww! love the description of Z Kitty and rolling on the glass table when it's raining lmao :-)

    Have a driptastic weekend :-)

  8. Love the kitty and yes on liking the food.

    Love your answer to number 4. That's spot on.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. Z Kitty is so pretty! I just love her rich color. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! The adorable mice were always my favorite parts of Cinderella. I never would have thought to compare life to cafeteria food, but now I realize how clever and true that is! Happy Friday!

  10. 1. My favorite Disney character is Moana. It might have something to do with Hawai'i. I love that she follows her heart even when her family disagrees with her. And the ocean. *swoon*

    2. If I could stay any age for life, I would choose to be age 28. I like the number. I'd still want to do everything I've done up until my current age, though.

    3. I can't think of a secret talent that I have.

    4. Life is like a box of chocolates. Duh. ;)

  11. That's an adorable photo. Great fill-ins! Be well, my dear.

  12. Oh my whiskers!
    I forgot about Jacques the mouse. What kind of a feline am I??
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  13. Beautiful kitty ~ her colors are divine ~ what a full post you always have ~ delightful info

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

  14. Z Kitty must be a very playful kitty. Like the part on her tummy and rolling in the rain! Have a wonderful weekend!


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