Friday, June 7, 2019

What's That? (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.

Caught these two kittens at the shelter looking over their hammock like they were seeing something very interesting indeed.  It almost seemed like they were asking each other:

What do you think that is?  I dunno, what do you think?

Of course, the only thing below them was the cage platform, so i have no idea what had them so fascinated.


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. A past event that I would like to see in person is _________.

2. If I were a dog, my breed would be _________.

3. If I came with a warning label, it would say the following: _________.

4. I would want to take _________ with me to a deserted island.

1. A past event that I would like to see in person is the dedication of Solomon's Temple.  It must have been an astounding place.

2. If I were a dog, my breed would be something mixed, and probably pesky.

3. If I came with a warning label, it would say the following: She's Mostly Harmless; generally nuts but not clinically nuts.

4. I would want to take someone smart enough to help me survive with me to a deserted island.


Today is:

Banana Split Festival -- Wilmington, OH, US (through tomorrow, in the city claiming to be the birthplace of the banana split)

Bell Tower Festival -- Jefferson, IA, US (shows, entertainment, parade, and more all in the shadow of the Mahanay Memorial Bell Tower; through Sunday)

Beypazari Havuç Güveç --  Turkey (weekend festival celebrating a traditional carrot dish)

Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark

Chicago Blues Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (the largest free blues festival in the world; through Sunday)

Cuti Bersama 2019 -- Indonesia

Dano Festival/Surit-Nal -- Korea (start of a 3 day traditional festival of spring and farming, with summer food offered at the household shrine of the ancestors; 5th day of 5th lunar month)

Daniel Boone Day -- Kentucky, US (date in he first sighted, in 1767, what would become Kentucky)

Derby Festival begins -- Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey, England (today is Surrey Ladies Day, with Derby Day tomorrow)

Duanwu Jie -- China; Hong Kong; Macao[Tung Ng]; Taiwan (Dragon Boat Festival Days, today is the actual festival day, in which spectacularly decorated boats loaded with rowers and drums race; the official holiday lasts in China through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Peru

International Horseradish Festival -- Collinsville, IL, US (lots of fun in the "Horseradish Capital of the World"; through Sunday)

Journalist's Day -- Argentina (marking the first publication of a newspaper in Argentina on this day in 1810)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leaping songs)

Labour Day / Sir Randol Fawkes Day -- Bahamas

Lilac Festival -- Mackinac Island, MN, US (largest summer event on the Island; through the 16th)

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Donut Day -- US (successor to the original Donut Day begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI and as a fundraiser in Chicago, and it is still used as a fundraiser there for Salvation Army projects; look for a doughnut shop to give out freebies near you)

Sovereign's Day/Queen's Birthday -- British Virgin Islands; Pitcairn Island (leave it to the descendants of mutineers to celebrate on a different day from the rest of the Commonwealth, and convince others to do so, also!)

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival -- Oklahoma City, OK, US (more than 100 tribes meet to pow wow and celebrate their heritage, through Sunday)

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man (final day of the Tourist Trophy races which is for Seniors only)

Sette Giugno -- Malta (commemoration of the tragedy of June 7, 1919, considered their National Day)

Shirone Takogassen -- along the Nakanokuchi river bank in Shirone, Japan (kite flying and kite fighting; through the 11th)

South Carolina Festival of Flowers -- Greenwood, SC, US (thirty-six events, something for everyone; through Sunday)

St. Meriadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf and against deafness)

Summer Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US (farm toys, parade, tractor rides, and more; through tomorrow)

Union Dissolution Day -- Norway

VCR Day -- the first Sony Betamax went on sale today in 1975

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (multi-day festival for Vesta, goddess of the hearth, this first day termed the Vesta Asperit; through the 15th)

Vivien Kellems Memorial Day -- born this date in 1896, she fought the IRS and income tax for her whole life

Anniversaries Today:

Jimmy Osmond marries Michele Larson, 1991
YMCA is founded by George Williams, 1844

Birthdays Today:

Michael Cera, 1988
Anna Kournikova, 1981
Larisa Oleynik, 1981
Bill Hader, 1978
Allen Iverson, 1975
Bear Grulls, 1974
Karl Urban, 1972
Roberto Alagna, 1963
Prince, 1958
Louise Erdrich, 1954
Liam Neeson, 1952
Orham Pamuk, 1952
Jenny Jones, 1946
Bill Kreutzmann, Jr, 1946
Tom Jones, 1940
John Napier Turner, 1929
Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917
Dean Martin, 1917
Jessica Tandy, 1909
Virginia Apgar, 1909
James Braddock, 1906
Paul Gauguin, 1848

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters(Film), 1984
"Johnny Cash Show"(TV), 1969
"The $64,000 Question"(TV), 1955
"The Seven Deadly Sins"(satirical ballet chanté), 1933

Today in History:

The first Crusaders begin their Siege of Jerusalem, 1099
Port Royal, Jamaica, is devastated by an earthquake, 1692
David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, 1800
Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada, 1832
1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec, 1866
Tolbert Lanston receives patents for monotype typesetting machines, 1887
Norway's parliament dissolves  its union with Sweden, 1905
Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public, 1975
Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public, 1982
Mt. Pinatubo erupts, sending an ash cloud 7km/14.3mi high, 1992
The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon, 2000
According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula, 2013
The journal "Science" publishes studies that show the Mars Curiosity Rover has found organic matter, including methane, on Mars, 2018


  1. I can't imagine you are pesky, a service dog of some description sounds much more likely.

  2. It's possible the two kitties are fascinated by the cat faces on the blanket lining the cage. maybe wondering why those cats don't get up and play.

  3. The smallest and oddest of things can fascinate cats. I remember Flynn sitting outside the window not moving for a good 5 minutes or more. I went to see what he had found and he was watching ants coming and going from a nest.

  4. You completely took me out with the words, "weekend festival celebrating a traditional carrot dish"
    I'll come back and read the rest later, when I'm done giggling.

  5. Those two are so cute heheh!

    LOL @ probably pesky and no.3 made me giggle :-)

    Have a peskytastic weekend :-)

  6. They must be seeing something we can't see. Cats are very smart.

    I love all your answers. I'm a bit nuts too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Those cute wee ones sure spy something!

  8. Cute kitties, if only we can read their little minds. Lol! I think we are all a bit nuts too...hehehe.

  9. Adorable and sweet kittens photo and love your fill-ins ~ can relate to 'not clinically nuts.' ~ LOL

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

  10. Those kittens are so cute. I'm glad I don't work in or near a shelter, I'd want to bring all of them home. :)

  11. Such cute kittens, maybe they saw the pretend kittens on the blankie :)Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #1. Have a nice weekend! XO

  12. I swear if anyone thinks they understand and can interpret what cats do they are crazy. To me, that's what makes them so fascinating. Mine are a constant source of entertainment and puzzlement.

  13. What adorable kittens! I love that they have a hammock to enjoy. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I can really relate to your answer to #2. I love all dogs (and all animals!), but I think there's something extra special about mixed breed dogs. I might be biased, though, because that's what my pup is. Have a beautiful day!


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