Friday, November 2, 2018

Kittens! (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.

Here are a few more black kittens, even if it is after Halloween:

One fluffball is sleeping on top of the other!


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. One can _____________.

2. Given the choice of _______________ or _______________,  I would pick _________________.
3. _________ makes me feel _________.

4. I never go a day without _________.

1. One can be too rich and too thin, unlike what some people might tell you.

2. Given the choice of books or TV, i would pick books every single time.  Then again, you probably knew that.

3. The cooler weather we are having right now makes me feel neither too hot nor too cold, something that doesn’t happen here often.

4. I never go a day without prayer and coffee.

A gift from my children who know me so well.


Just had to throw this in, the shelter just celebrated its 13,000th adoption!


Today is:

All Souls' Day -- Christian (celebrations in Ecuador are among the most colorful; 2nd of the Dias de los Muertos in Mexico) related observances:
    Dead Relatives' Day -- Sicily
    Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Aztec Day of the Dead -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel

Breeder's Cup World Championship -- Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, US (the world's best horses compete in 14 races; through tomorrow)

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show -- Denver, CO, US (through Sunday)

Cookie Monster's Birthday -- go have a cookie to celebrate! (but only after your dinner, as Cookie Monster now points out; boy, things have changed)

Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian

Dia de las Iglesias Evangelicas y Protestantes -- Chile (Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches/Reformation Day)

Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day for families to gather with the spirits of their ancestors at the graveyard to celebrate the continuity of life)

Festival of Fisher's Ghost -- Campbelltown City, Australia (ten days of celebrating the legends of Australia's most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Indian Arrival Day / Arrival of Indentured Laborers' Day -- Mauritius

International Day to End Impunity -- International (calling for the ending impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers)  

Kalamazoo Russian Festival -- Kalamazoo, MI, US (through Sunday) 

Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan

Look for Circles Day -- internet generated, and we run in circles looking for who created it and why!

Lovington Fall Arts and Crafts Festival -- Lovington, NM, US (over 100 local and regional crafters; through tomorrow)

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Deviled Egg Day

National Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US ("The Granddaddy of Them All" among farm toy enthusiasts and collectors; through Sunday)

National Traffic Directors Day -- meaning radio and TV traffic directors, who always schedule your favorite shows when you just can't watch, and put more and more commercials in when they can; on the anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast in Pittsburgh in 1922, sponsored by the Traffic Directors Guild of America     

Ohara-Matsuri Festival -- Kagoshima, Japan (one of Japan's largest autumn festivals, with 22,000+ dancers in the parade; through tomorrow)

Potting-Shed Investitures -- Fairy Calendar (Garden Fairies)

Plan Your Epitaph Day -- sponsored by Dead or Alive of Arcata, CA, because a forgettable epitaph is almost a fate worse than death, so make plans to do yours right!

Practice Being Psychic Day -- but you already knew that, didn't you?

Refuse to Capitalize the First Letters in Your Name Day -- k.d.lang's birth anniversary

Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK

St Eustachius' Day  (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters and hunting, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Reaching for Wholeness"

Anniversaries Today:

North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889
South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

k.d. lang, 1961
Shere Hite, 1942
Stephanie Powers, 1942
Pat Buchanan, 1938
Ray Walston, 1914
Burt Lancaster, 1913
Paul Ford, 1901
Warren G. Harding, 1865
James K. Polk, 1795
Marie Antionette, 1755
Daniel Boone, 1734

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Spruce Goose makes its first (only) flight, 1947
KDKA Radio Pittsburgh, PA, US makes the first scheduled radio broadcast, of election results, 1920

Today in History:

The Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut colonies combine forces and attach the Great Swamp Fort of the Narragansetts during King Philip's War, 1675
The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787
The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824
New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868
Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898
The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1903
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities", 1917
Charlotte Woodward, who attended the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, becomes the only one of the women who attended to live long enough to cast a vote in a national election, 1920
Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936
In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960
The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988
The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed, 2000
China makes its first orbital docking as its unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docks with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module, 2011
The New York Marathon is cancelled due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy, 2012
Separatists in Eastern Ukraine hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; Russia will recognize the elected leaders, but Ukraine and Western nations declare the elections illegitimate, 2014
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system, 2015
The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest MLB championship drought at 108 years, 2016


  1. I have a huge soft spot for black cats. And agree, it is certainly possible to be too rich and too thin. And some people are both.

  2. Black cats are so special because they have something different from the others.

  3. We enjoyed your answers and those sweet kitty faces too!

  4. Such adorable kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a nice mug.
    I love cooler weather, glad you are enjoying some. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  5. Aww! they are such cute fluffballs LOL

    Have a fluffballtastic weekend :-)

  6. I love black kitties and pups. They are always my first choice.

    I knew you liked books. Me too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

  7. I'm not ready for Halloween to be over just yet, so I'm extra happy to see these adorable black kittens! Of course, I'd be happy to see them any day of the year. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really like how you answered #1. You could not be more right about that. And we are finally having us some days like what you described in #3. Isn't is just wonderful to go outside and feel perfectly comfortable, neither hot nor cold? Have a beautiful weekend!

  8. Hmmm... Well, I know you don't write these, you just report 'em, so don't take this correction personally, but I can't let this one stand...

    The Great Swamp Fight was not Nov. 2nd, but Dec 19th - and the attacking troops were mostly from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
    Rhode Island (and actually the Narragansetts themselves) had been trying to stay neutral in King Phillip's War. However, as one source notes, "neutrality was not possible in Colonial New England."

    Thank you and I'm done quibbling with this one particular source now. You know I still love your lists!

  9. Concats to the shelter and the cats who graduated to their furever homes!

  10. Great answers. You and our Female Human have something in common, she never goes a day without prayer or coffee either.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  11. Adorable kitten photos ~ hope they find a forever home soon!

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

  12. I would choose the books, too. We often go days without coffee, but never without prayer. Have a blessed week.


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