Friday, September 21, 2018

Safe (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.

At the shelter, Sweetie was worried about this cat:

Trixie.  If you get her at the correct angle, she looks like she swallowed a bowling ball.

This gives you a better idea.

getting out of this open window:

Somehow, i think she is safe from that eventuality.


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. The last time I ____________was ____________________.

2. __________________isn’t ___________________.

3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.

4. My favorite word is _________.

1. The last time i went on a vacation to any place except Florida or Texas was at least 3 years ago (maybe more, i’m not good with remembering dates).  Maybe sometime next year we can go someplace else.

2. Knowledge isn’t wisdom.  As Bigger Girl once noted, knowledge is knowing that botanically speaking tomatoes are fruit, wisdom is not putting them in the fruit salad.

3. Almost anything that happens is a blessing in disguise if you know how to look at it.

4. My favorite word is grace.


Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Arbor Day -- Brazil

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that ends at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper Celebration Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through Nov. 3)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 11, Peace (to coincide with the International celebration; sponsored by We, the World)   

Fall Festival of the Arts And Crafts -- Washington, MO, US (juried art festival, beer, specialty foods, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Imilchil Marriage Festival -- Imilchil, Morocco (commonly translated as the Marriage Festival, it is more of a Betrothal Festival among the Berber people; a three day whirlwind of speed dating, exotic music, traditional costumes, and romance in which people from small villages can allow their children to find marriage partners from among their own peoples)

Independence Day -- Armenia(1991); Belize(1981); Malta(1964)

International Day of Peace -- UN

Jeans for Genes Day -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)  

Kharisteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; feast of Aremis Agrotera[the huntress] that became a thankgiving for the victory of the battle of Marathon)

Kwama Nkrumah's Birthday/Founder's Day -- Ghana

Miniature Golf Day -- golf the fun way! (separate from National Miniature Golf Day in May)

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (59th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

National Doodle Day -- UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)    

National Pecan Cookie Day

National Tradesmen Day -- US

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

St. Matthew the Evangelist's Day (Patron of accountants, bankers, bookkeepers, customs officers, financial officers, guards, money managers, security forces, security guards, stock brokers, tax collectors; Salerno, Italy; Trier, Germany; Villa d'Ogna, Italy)

Student's Day and Spring Day -- Argentina

Throw Away Something Day -- you have the internet's permission to get rid of that hideous gift; if you can't bring yourself to throw it out, donate it

Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days -- Olathe, KS, US (celebrate the Santa Fe Trail; through Sunday)

World Alzheimer's Day

World Gratitude Day

Birthdays Today:

Nicole Richie, 1981
Luke Wilson, 1971
Ricki Lake, 1968
Faith Hill, 1967
Darva Conger, 1965
Rob Morrow, 1962
Nancy Travis, 1961
David James Elliot, 1960
Dave Coulier, 1959
Ethan Boen, 1957
Bill Murray, 1950
Stephen King, 1947
Kay Ryan, 1945
Fannie Flagg, 1944
Bill Kurtis, 1940
Henry Gibson, 1935
Leonard Cohen, 1934
Larry Hagman, 1931
Chuck Jones, 1912
H.G. Wells, 1866
Maurice Barrymore, 1849 (family patriarch)
Francis Hopkinson, 1737

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"NYPD Blue"(TV), 1993
"Glengarry Glen Ross"(Play), 1983
"Monday Night Football"(TV), 1970*
"Perry Mason"(TV), 1957
"The Texaco Star Theater"(TV), 1948
My Weekly Reader(Magazine, first issue date), 1928

*Browns 31, Jets 21

Today in History:

Richard the Lionheart captured, 1192
Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge, 1451
John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent a fire extinguisher, 1677
Nathan Hale arrested for spying, 1776
The Pennsylvania Packet & Daily Advertiser becomes the first successful US daily newspaper, 1784
Joseph Smith, Jr. claims that the Angel Moroni gives him the gold plates from which he translates the Book of Mormon, 1827
The Duryea Motor Wagon Company becomes the first auto manufacturer, 1895
"Kit Carson", the first cowboy film, premiers in the US, 1903
Publication of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", 1937
Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations, 1971
Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female US Supreme Court justice, 1981
Brunei joins the United Nations, 1984
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly, 2001
The Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, 2003
Hurricane Rita becomes the third most intense storm hurricane (dropped to 4th on October 19, just a few weeks later), 2005
al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people, 2013
Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago, 2015
The discovery by Caltech scientists of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, is published in "Current Biology", 2017 


  1. I suspect you are right. Trixie isn't going out that window any time soon.
    Love your fill-ins.

  2. Our last vacation was when we evacuated from Hurricane Rita. It was actually a fun experience. We went to Oklahoma and then Kansas. Have a blessed week.

  3. Aww! that window is now out of bounds hope she is OK

    Nice fill-ins this week have a fill-intastic weekend :-)

  4. My dad swore that the games at Loon Mountain were the best. I'm less picky, as long as there are men in kilts, carrying cabers.

  5. I'm sure that kitty will not get out that window. I'm positive.

    I love all your fill-in and tomatoes don't go in a fruit salad at all.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ❤

  6. Those were great answers! No window for you pretty Trixie!

  7. Such a pretty kitty, I want to see her face too. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You are most deserving of a vacation anywhere you want to go. If I ever win the lottery, I will send you. :) Your daughter sounds wise, That is so true, there are many people book smart, but I think real world smarts are more important. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  8. Trixie is so pretty! I just love calicoes. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I adore how you answered #2. I never would have thought tomatoes could be such good teachers of knowledge and wisdom. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Those are some great fill -ins. Calicos are our very favorite. Some of our cats look like they are full of watermelons. You all have a great evening.

  10. She is a pretty girl, but I think you are right about her not getting out of the window.

  11. Mimi,

    Trixie reminded me of this poor ole goat. The new owner of DH's boyhood home has this poor ole goat who's stomach actually drags the ground. It looks like the thing is dragging a bowling ball around. I have no idea whats wrong with the critter but it bothered me to see such a sight. The goat was friendly and came right up to me several times. I had no idea that female goats had horns. Anyhow, I hope Trixie stays safely indoors. :)

    Knowledge is not wisdom. Very good observation on Bigger Girl's part. ;)

    Have a good weekend!

  12. Meow and yes to #3! Our Female Human keeps a jar on the hallway cabinet with little pieces of paper next to it.She'll write something she's thankful for and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, she reads all the little notes she put in there and she's always amazed at how much joy there is in little daily things.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,


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