Friday, August 2, 2019

Thirsty (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins, and an Apology

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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.

Some of the kittens at the shelter get a little feisty in the night and when we go in on Wednesday morning to feed and water them, we find they've knocked the water bowl over and are very thirsty.

These three did that, and when i put in fresh water, all three, the two black and white tuxies and their solid black sister managed to all stick their heads into one water bowl at the same time and proceeded to drink for about two minutes straight:

The black kitten stuck her head under the other two, it makes her hard to see, but she is there.


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 benefit of ___________ is _______________.

2. Sometimes one needs to ______________________.

3. I’m most likely to become famous for ________.

4. ________ is a current trend that makes no sense to me.

1. A benefit of reading a lot is you can learn a lot, if you read good books.

2. Sometimes one needs to apologize and ask forgiveness (see below for an example).

3. I’m most likely to become famous for the most toilets scrubbed in the shortest span of time.  At least, i am trying to get faster.

4. Getting tattoos is a current trend that makes no sense to me.  As someone once said, and i cannot remember it exactly, but it was to the effect that I've never seen a human body that looked better because of a tattoo.


Everyone, i owe you an apology.

Yesterday, i accidentally posted the history and other facts of the day for September 1 instead of August 1.  Yes, i went back and changed it and updated, and for those of you who noted birthdays or events, well, those are next month, and i am sorry, please forgive me.

Guess i need another vacation, i'm getting confused too often.


Today is:

AgriFair -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada ("the best little country fair" and a rodeo; through Sunday)

Blueberry Arts Festival -- Ketchikan, AK, US (with a pet and doll parade, slug race, the Gigglefeet Dance Festival, and more; through Sunday)

Boom Days -- Leadville, CO, US (celebrate the mining heritage of the Rockies with a parade and even a celebrity pack burro race; through Sunday)

Braham Pie Day -- Braham, MN, US (a home-made pie festival)

Brat Days -- Sheboygan, WI, US (celebrating bratwurst and more; through tomorrow)

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival -- Dauphin, MB, Canada (experience the richness of Ukrainian culture; through Sunday)

Czech Festival -- Wilber, NE, US (to promote the preservation of Czech culture, sponsored by the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber; through Sunday)

Day of the Airborne Forces -- Russia; Ukraine

Day of Azerbaijani Cinema -- Azerbaijan (anniversary of the 1898 showing of the first motion pictures taken in Azerbaijan)

Distribution of Charity Monies -- Fairy Calendar (Imps only)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe -- Edinburgh, Scotland (the largest art gathering in the world that began on the "fringe" of the Edinburgh International Festival by groups that were not allowed to perform there; through the 26th)

Edinburgh International Festival -- Edinburgh, Scotland (one of the world's most exciting venues for opera, dance, theater, classical music and the visual arts; through the 26th)

Festival of Amen and Hapi -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offerings to the god of transcendent powers and the god of the Nile to assure the flooding of the Nile; date approximate)

Gigglefeet Dance Festival -- Ketchikan, AK, US (today and Sunday, celebrating dance in the community and part of the Blueberry Arts Festival)

International Beer Day -- Uniting The World Through Beer   

Lincoln Penny Day -- US (the Lincoln Cent entered circulation on this day in 1909, and is one of the longest running coins in continual production in history)

Make Some Old Fashioned Lemonade Day

Musikfest -- Bethlehem, PA, US (10 days, 15 stages, over 500 musical performances, so there is something here for everyone!)

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles -- Costa Rica (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)

Onekama Days -- Onekama, MI, US (family fun, through Monday)

Palio Del Golfo -- La Spezia, Italy (a special, traditional rowing contest over a 2,000m course, plus a festival; through Monday)

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo -- Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland (display of military color an pageantry; through the 24th)

Satchmo Summerfest -- New Orleans, LA, US (because one jazz festival in this city is never enough; through Sunday)

Shimizu Minato Matsuri -- Shimizu City, Japan (through the 4th, commemorates the reopening of Shimizu Port to international trade)

Sinjska Alka -- Sinj, Croatia (knight tournament that is a celebration of the victory over the Turks in 1715, in which the whole district takes pride in keeping the tradition by making and restoring all the equipment used, with accompanying festivals and fun at home, in church, and in public; through Sunday)

Sioux Empire Fair -- Sioux Falls, SD, US (entertainment, concerts, livestock exhibits, farm exhibits, and tons of fun; through the 10th)

Somers Day -- Bermuda (Second Day of Cup Match)

St. Elias' Day (Elijah the Prophet)  related observance
    Iliden -- Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ukraine; other Slavic countries where he is titled St. Ilia 
    Republic Day -- Macedonia

St. Eusebius of Vercelli's Day (Patron of Vercelli, Italy)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally -- Sturgis, SD, US (the grand-daddy of all motorcycle rallies and races; through the 11th)

Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day -- if the US is really determined to keep the littlest coins, the least we can do is pool them together in the trays so conveniently found in stores and restaurants

Tall Timber Days -- Grand Rapids, MN, US (lumberjack shows, chainsaw carvers, and lots of fun; through Sunday)

Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous and Benton Fremont Days -- Lake Benton, MN, US (come to the Hole in the Mountain County Park where they reenact the fur-trading atmosphere of the 1840s, complete with muzzle-loader contest, tomahawk and knife throwing, log sawing, and more; through Sunday)

Twins Day Festival -- Twinsburg, OH, US (no, you aren't seeing double, it's a celebration of multiples; through Sunday)

White Oak Rendezvous -- Deer River, MN, US (reliving the history of a North West Company Fur Post from 1798 and an accompanying Ojibwe Native Village from the same time period; through Sunday)

Anniversary Today:

The first US Census is recorded, 1790

Birthdays Today:

Edward Furlong, 1977
Michael Weiss, 1976
Sam Worthington, 1976
Mary-Louise Parker, 1964
Victoria Jackson, 1959
Butch Patrick, 1953
Kathryn Harrold, 1950
James Fallows, 1949
Joanna Cassidy, 1944
Wes Craven, 1939
Lamar Hunt, 1932
Peter O'Toole, 1932
James Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905
Jack L. Warner, 1892
Elisha Gray, 1835
Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant, 1754

Today in History:

Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Hannibal leads his Corinthian army to defeat the superior forces of Rome, BC216
Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean, 1610
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, 1870
Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car system in San Francisco, 1873
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, his hand, a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson, 1932
Pakistan is re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait, setting the stage for the Gulf War, 1990
Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, are performed in Salzburg, Austria, 2009
The U.S. Government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
The first footage of white giraffes (giraffes with leucism) is posted by the Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya, 2017


  1. They were very, very thirsty cats. And cute with it.

  2. Poor thirsty kittens. I hope they learn their lesson not to knock over the water bowl, but knowing kittens as well as I do, it's not likely.

    I'm with you on books, apologies, and tattoos. On toilets, however, I only have one to scrub and I'm quite slow at doing that one 😉

  3. I think the kittens need a bigger bowl, something wide based and less likely to tip over.

  4. Those were three very thirsty kitties!
    I know space is limited in a shelter, especially with three kittens, but a small old wheelbarrow tyre works well for stopping a bowl from being knocked over. Maybe it could just be put in at night when an upturned bowl wouldn't be noticed until the morning.

  5. Poor kitties, don't know how long they have been thirsting for water. So thirsty that they don't mind squeezing together to get to the water.

  6. Definitely need a bigger bowl. They are too cute!

  7. So apparently today is the day to be in Edinburgh.
    Duly noted. :-)

  8. LOL I bet it's quite comical seeing them all trying to get to the water at once

    I liked the Fill-Ins LOL @ No.4 :-)

    Have a tattoolesstastic weekend :-)

  9. I think my alien kitten came and drank all your 3 kittens water during the night! I think there may be a water shortage on his home world.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Those are cute sippy kitties and your answers were great too. Hey, we often don't know what day it is so September 1st works for us, a bit closer to Christmas!

  11. Love the kitties. They will do it again, but that's a great shot.

    Love your fill-ins. I'm with you on the tattoos. I've seen some pretty ones, but when you get old they aren't pretty anymore. I don't have any tattoos and I'm very happy about that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  12. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would never get a tattoo, but I admire when people get them in memory of a pet or loved one that has passed. I agree about reading :) Such cute kittens. Have a nice weekend! XO

  13. Sweet kitties photo and great fill-ins answers ^_^

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

  14. What adorable kitties! I used to work at a cat clinic that also boarded cats, and I remember finding many spilled water bowls and thirsty kitties in the morning. We used to try weighted bowls in hopes of keeping them from spilling, but even that rarely worked. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You are so right about reading. It makes me sad when I think that a lot of people don't read anymore these days. Have a beautiful day!


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