Friday, July 13, 2018

Can't Sneak Up On Them Nohow (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.

These kittens were all asleep when i tried to quietly open their cage and take a photo.

Of course, little missy had to wake up and see what was going on.

The tag around that orange one means he's been preadopted and will go home after his surgery.


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. As a child, I feared ______________.

2. Friday the 13th _____________________.

3. I think _________ is my best quality.

4. You can’t go wrong with _________.

1. As a child, i feared getting lost or being left behind.
2. Friday the 13th is just another day, unless it's the first Friday the 13th of the year.  Then it is officially Blame Someone Else Day, the only day of the year you have a free pass to blame someone else.  We had that back in April this year.
3. I think the fact that i try to work hard is my best quality.
4. You can't go wrong with praying about a situation before making a decision.


Today is:

Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day -- Portsmouth, RI, US (honoring Anne Marbury Hutchinson, co-founder of Portsmouth, in 1638)

Arts in the Park -- Kalispell, MT, US (juried arts and crafts show, with food and entertainment; through Sunday)

Barbershop Music Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the founding of Sweet Adelines International

Beans and Franks Day

Blissfest -- Harbor Springs, MI, US (three music stages, workshop areas, and the preservation of folk and roots music; through Sunday)

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network    

Embrace Your Geekness Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, celebrate your love of online dungeon games, comic books, or dressing up like a vampire

Feast of Kalimat (Words) -- Baha'i Faith

Fool's Paradise Day -- a day to figure out how a fool can achieve paradise?  or how it can be paradise if it is full of fools?

Gentse Feesten -- Ghent, Belgium (a ten day music and theatre festival)

Go West Day -- commemorates Horace Greeley's "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country."

Gruntled Workers Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; those of us who are gruntled, as opposed to the disgruntled, should unite and pass along some "great work" compliments to those doing a good job

International Carthage Festival -- Tunis, Tunisia (the country's biggest arts event and music festival, through Aug. 15)

International Puzzle Day -- some sites say Jan. 29, but today is Erno Rubik's birthday

La Retraite Aux Flambeaux -- France (night watch, before Bastille Day)

Lindenfest -- Geisenheimer, Rhineland, Germany (a new wine festival in the shade of a 600 year old linden tree; through Monday)

National French Fries Day

Obon (Ulambana) -- Buddhist; Shinto (Festival of the Lanterns, a time of honoring the ancestors, a reunion of them with the living; through the 15th, although Obon festivals are held on various dates in July at temples throughout the world)

Rainforest World Music Festival -- Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (music in the jungle, featuring local and international artists performing wild music and dance in the mud and tropical rain; through Sunday)

Statehood Day -- Montenegro

St. Henry the Emperor's Day (Patron of childless people, disabled people, dukes, handicapped people, kings, people rejected by religious orders, physically challenged people; Bamberg, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Benedictine Oblates; against sterility)

St. Joel the Prophet's Day (Old Testament prophet of the Book of Joel)

Targhee Fest -- Grand Targhee Mountain, Alta, WY, US (food, games, fun and tons of music in the beautiful Grand Teton mountains; through Sunday)

Three Rivers Festival -- Ft. Wayne, IN, US (Fort Wayne's biggest summer party; through the 21st)

Turkey Rama -- McMinnville, Oregon (family fun on "Oregon's Favorite Main Street" that includes the "World's Largest Turkey BBQ"; through Sunday)

Vancouver Folk Music Festival -- Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada ( folk music from around the globe, performed in a beautiful outdoor venue; through Sunday)

Wayne Chicken Show -- Wayne, NE, US (this year's theme is "Welcome to Fabulous Wayne America", and the family friendly fun includes a rubber chicken chuck and National Cluck Off; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today

Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb, 1963
Cameron Crowe, 1957
Jane Hamilton, 1957
Michael Spinks, 1956
Louise Mandrell, 1954
Cheech Marin, 1946
Erno Rubik, 1944
Harrison Ford, 1942
Roger McGuinn, 1942
Robert Forster, 1941
Patrick Stewart, 1940
Jack Kemp, 1935
Wole Soyinka, 1934
David Storey, 1933
Bob Crane, 1928
Dave Garroway, 1913
Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1821
Julius Caesar, BC100

Today in History

Capt James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas, 1772
William Wordsworth, on a walking tour through the Wye Valley, visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey and a few miles further on composed a poem about them, 1798
Greek War of Independence: Greeks defeated Ottoman forces at Thermopylae, 1822
Henry R Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River, 1832
After 9,957 unnumbered patents, the U.S. Patent Office issues Patent No. 1, for locomotive wheels, 1836
Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace in London, 1837
First day of the New York Draft Riots in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Enrolment Act of Conscription, 1863
Horace Greeley publishes his editorial advising young men to "Go West, young man, go west and grow up with the country," 1865
PT Barnum's American Museum was destroyed in one of the most spectacular fires in New York City's history, 1865
Gold was discovered near Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, 1909
The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight, 1919
Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in, 1973
The Live Aid benefit concert, a telecast fundraising concert for famine relief in Ethiopia, was held in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow, 1985
American Thoroughbred racehorse Cigar wins his 16th consecutive top-class race, the first horse to do so since Triple Crown winner citation, 1996
Researchers reveal two studies showing the antiretroviral drugs prescribed to treat AIDS can also prevent HIV infections, 2011


  1. I can understand the fear of getting left behind. When I was very young, my family went to a store that had a shoe department. I sat on the bench with the rest of the family and, at some point, they all got up and walked off. I guess I was off in my own little world. I was scared, but I remembered what my parents had told me, if you get lost in a store, go to a clerk and tell them. That is what I did. It worked out okay. Have a blessed week.

  2. I bet those cats were saying to themselves
    "Just ignore her! LOL

    I liked your fill-ins although your first one a a bit sad :-(

    Have a tanfabulous weekend :-)

  3. I didn't know there WAS a blame someone else day. Sadly some people obviously think that every day is the first Friday the 13th.

  4. The kitties have grown so much! They're gorgeous.

  5. Go, Anne Hutchinson!
    I had a friend who used to claim that RI stood for "Rugged Individualists" (not far off, actually.)

  6. The kitties were so soundly asleep! Zzzzz

  7. awwww such sweeties! Hope the other two get adopted soon!

  8. Kittens are adorable. I'm a fan of gray cats. I like your fill-ins.

  9. Awww on the kittens. I hope the other two get adopted too.

    Love your fill ins.

    Have a purrfect Friday the 13th. ♥

  10. Oh sweet photos of the precious kitties ~ Hope they all get adopted soon!

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

  11. What precious kittens! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I can relate to your #1. I grew up in a relatively large town, and as a child I used to cling to my parents in stores because they were often very crowded with strangers. And your #4 is perfect. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  12. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Your work ethic is admirable, you are like the Energizer Bunny :) I completely agree with #4. Have a nice weekend! XO

  13. Great answers and we say “amen!” To #4!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,


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