Friday, August 10, 2018

Give Me Treats! (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.

Enigma SissyCat (Little Sissy) is giving me the narrow eyes glare.

The treat jar is right in front of me, and it's not open.  I am not amused!


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 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. I have faith in ________________.

2. Yesterday, I ____________________.

3. My favorite place to be is _________.

4. If I was granted one wish, it would be _________.

I have faith in Jesus.  Others i may trust, but faith is a different matter.

Yesterday, i worked nine hours, after a twelve the day before.  That probably explains why i sit down a lot in the evenings.

My favorite place to be is anywhere with friends or loved ones.  It's the people that make the place worth while.

If i was granted one wish, it would be -- well, i would say "peace on earth" but that's probably too complicated.  How about, to have enough money to be totally out of debt (house included) and have some newer vehicles.  


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)

Banana Split Day

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)

Chemistry Set Volcano Day -- beat summer boredom, make a chemistry set volcano!

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 Wandering -- Fairy Calendar

Dejada de Santo Domingo de Guzeman -- Managua, Nicaragua

Feast of San Lorenzo -- San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Gals Night Out 2018 -- 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)

Horse Racing Festival -- Nagchu, Tibet (through the 16th)

Independence Day / National Day -- Ecuador(1822)

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

Lazy Day -- internet generated, since it's so hot, though, make it a lazy day!

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

National Duran Duran Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the 1985 near fatal accident of lead singer Simon Le Bon, when his yacht capsized during a race; the band acknowledges the declaration of this day on their website, and many years offer a free download of a song from one of their albums

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

National S'mores Day

Opalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, festival of Ops (date approximate, there were several celebrations of Ops through August and September)

Puck Fair -- Killorglin, Ireland (one of Ireland's 3 oldest fairs, with a wild goat caught and crowned the Puck, and let go on the 3rd day, Aug. 12)

Prisoner's Justice Day -- Canada (prisoners fast and refuse to work in memory of those who have died in prison of murder, suicide, or neglect)

Skyscraper Appreciation Day -- birth anniversary of architect William Can Alen, the genius behind the Chrysler Building

St. Lawrence of Rome's Day (Martyr roasted on a gridiron; Patron of archives and archivists, armories and armourers, brewers, butchers, chefs, comedians, confectioners, cooks, cutlers, deacons, glaziers, laundry workers, librarians and libraries, paupers and the poor, restauranteurs, schoolchildren, seminarians, stained glass workers, students, tanners, vine growers and vintners; of over 25 cities around the world; against fire and lumbago)

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)

Turku Music Festival -- Turku, Finland (music from medieval to modern, by world-famous artists in the historic venues of Finland's oldest city, in historic buildings all over the city; through the 22nd)

Anniversaries Today:

The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846
Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821

Birthdays Today:

Angie Harmon, 1972
Antonio Banderas, 1960
Rosanna Arquette, 1959
Schim Schimmel, 1954
Ian Anderson, 1947
Betsey Johnson, 1942
Bobby Hatfield, 1940
Rocky Colavito, 1933
Jimmy Dean, 1928
Eddie Fisher, 1928
Rhonda Fleming, 1923
Leo Fender, 1909
George Crockett, 1909
Norma Shearer, 1902
Henri Nestle', 1890
Herbert Hoover, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Candid Camera"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Nineveh is destroyed and Sinsharishkun, King of the Assyrian Empire is killed, BC 612
The Temple at Jerusalem is burned, 70
Ferdinand Magellan sets out with 5 ships to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid, 1675
Word of the US Declaration of Independence reaches London, 1776
Mozart completes "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 1787
First ascent of Finsteraarhorn, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, 1829
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone, 1948
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus, 1990
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5*C (101.3*F) in Kent; it is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 2003
New Zealand's highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest, 2011
Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries, 2015
US President Donald Trump declares opioid addictions to be a national emergency, 2017


  1. Poor Little Sissy. You are so mean.
    And I hope you can rest a little. Those hours are appalling.

  2. SissyCat has a lot more patience than me heheh!

    Have a treattastic weekend :-)

  3. Oh, my heavens! I haven't thought of Ma & Pa Kettle in years! My mom used to love them...

  4. Little Sissy is a little beauty!

    Have a great weekend. :)

  5. Great answers! Have a nice weekend!

  6. You know Mimi, the reason I don;t like cats ( even though I love kittens ) is their eyes. Their eyes really scare me for some reason. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Sissy is a cutie, I hope she got some treats. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Yes faith and trust are 2 different things. I hope your wish comes true, you deserve some new vehicles. Have a nice weekend! XO

  8. Sissy will give you a big smile if you open the treat jar and give her some of the treat! May you be blessed with new vehicles. Have a great weekend!

  9. I love how cats expect their staff to do everything

  10. I can see she's not amused. I'm guessing the treats were opened and distributed right after that shot. I thought so.

    I wish #4 for you. You do struggle at times to keep your heads above water.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  11. The kitties around here also say that the treat jar should always be open. And, thank you for participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins! You are so very right with #1. You're also so right about #3. It's often not about where we are, but is instead about who is keeping us company. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Sweet photo of the smart kitty ~ my doggie stares at me or sit by the cabinet door where the treats are ~

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

  13. I'm not surprised Little Sissy isn't amused :-) I hope that someone opened up that treat jar for her.

  14. Your number four is very good. Debt-free is definitely a good place to be. The problem is life often gets in the way of that. Have a blessed week.

  15. now if only cats had thumbs.....have a wonderful day!

  16. Great fill ins. We heartily agree with #1! And as for those unopened treats...what is it with humans anyway. If they leave the treats out, they should be opened!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  17. Mimi,

    Little Sissy surely doesn't look amused. If only she knew how to open a jar. :) I loved all of your fill-ins, especially number one. I have to agree with 'peace on earth' being too complicated and chances are extremely slim of that one happening but your alternative answer...well, that's very possible! Here's to being debt-free and newer car purchases someday soon! ;)