Friday, August 23, 2019

Zana (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)


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.

This is Zana.  She is five years old and has a heart murmur, so she is on medication.  Because she didn't eat when she first got to the shelter, she is allowed to live in one of the offices instead of a colony room, and we have to note if she is "using the litter box" on her paperwork every day.

Yes, I am eating, I'm glad you approve!


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 am a stickler for ___________________.

2. By the end of August, I plan to ____________________.

3. _________ is my favorite thing about myself.

4. These days, my biggest priority is _________.

1. I am a stickler for cleaning client’s houses the way those clients want them cleaned.

2. By the end of August, I plan to have cleaned out the car.

3. My long hair is my favorite thing about myself.

4. These days, my biggest priority is making sure i have my prayer time no matter what.


Today is:

Black Ribbon Day -- Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania

Daffodil Day -- Australia  (the Cancer Council's big fundraiser) 

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism -- European Union

Fiesta La Ballona -- Culver City, CA, US (a tradition since 1951; through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Ukraine

Gaura Parba -- Nepal (women's festival for the goddess Gauri to ask for health and long life for their husbands)

Great Feast of the Netjeru (all gods and goddesses) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference -- Athens, Greece; through the 30th

Janmashtami -- Hindu (birth of Lord Krishna)

Morden Corn and Apple Festival -- Morden, MB, Canada (fun for all, lots of corn and apple cider; through Sunday)

National Spongecake Day

National Toy Truck 'N Construction Show -- Indianapolis, IN, US (dealers, auctions, and tons of toys; through Sunday)

Nemeseia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (local festival to the goddess Nemesis, date approximate)

Ride the Wind Day -- internet generated, a day to get out and ride with the wind in your hair, in whatever transport you choose, or fly a kite

Schueberfouer Shepherd's Fair -- Luxembourg (a two week fair that dates from 1340)

Sento Kuyo -- Nenbutsu-Ji Temple, Adashino, Kyoto, Japan (memorial service for graves that no longer have families to tend them; through tomorrow)

St. Eoghan's Day (Patron of Derry, Ireland)

St. Rose of Lima's Day (Patron of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, needle workers, people ridiculed for piety; The Americas/The New World, especially Central and South America, Latin America, Peru, and the West Indies; Lima, Peru; Philippines, Santa Rosa, CA, US; Villareal Samar, Philippines; against vanity)

Valentino Memorial Service -- Hollywood Cathedral Museum, Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Los Angeles, CA, US (annually since 1927, a memorial service celebrating Rudolph Valentino on the anniversary of his death)

Vertumnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (in honor of Vertumnus and Pomona)

Vulcanalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival to the god of fire)

Birthdays Today:

Kobe Bryant, 1978
Jay Mohr, 1970
River Phoenix, 1970
Queen Noor of Jordan, 1951
Rick Springfield, 1949
Shelley Long, 1949
Antonia Novello, 1944
Patricia McBride, 1942
Richard Sanders, 1940
Tony Bill, 1940
Barbara Eden, 1934
Sonny Jurgensen, 1934
Mark Russel, 1932
Vera Miles, 1930
Gene Kelly, 1912
Edgar Lee Masters, 1868
Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 1785
Louis XVI, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"She Loves You"(Beatles single release date), 1963
"The Bat"(Mystery play), 1930
"Gasoline Alley"(as a daily comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

On the feast of Vulcan, Roman god of fire, Mt. Vesuvius begins to rumble, 79
Visigoths storm Rome, 410
Edward I executes William Wallace, Scottish patriot, for high treason, 1305
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada, 1541
Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code, 1542
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots in Paris begins, 1572
The first one-way streets open in London, 1617
Steamship service begins on the Great Lakes, 1818
Great Britain abolishes slavery in the colonies, 700,000 slaves are freed, 1833
Automobile tire chain is patented, 1904
The World Council of Churches is formed, 1948
Lunar Orbiter I takes the first picture of Earth from the Moon's orbit, 1966
Bryan Allan, in a Gossamer Condor, completes the first man-powered flight of one mile, 1977
Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the US, 1979
Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany, 1985
Hungary opens the Iron Curtain and allows thousands of East Germans through to West Germany, 1989
West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on Oct. 3, 1990
The remains of Anastasia and Alexei, rumored to have survived the 1917 assassination of the Russian Czar and his family, are found, 2007
Heavy winds knock down the Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam, breaking off approximately one meter above the ground, 2010
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown, 2011
Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, announces he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping, a result of which will include being stripped of all of his tour de France victories, 2012
Libya's ruins of Cyrene, a World Heritage Site near Shahhat, is damaged by real estate developers, 2013
Destruction by ISIS of the first century AD temple of Baalshamin in the ancient ruins of Palmyra is confirmed by Syrian officials, 2015
The world's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile, blooms after and unexpected rainfall, 2017


  1. A cat not eating is a bit of a sore point here at the moment. I am very glad that Zana is. And love your fill-ins.

  2. Zana is a cutie. I never used to think of cats and dogs having things like heart murmurs, when I was young. Now I have a cat with IBS, hayfever, anxiety/stress issues; she is doing well though, since I got her and we worked through a few things.

  3. I have been terrible about praying for a long time. I really need to make time for it again. My faith used to be so important to me, and I want to get back to that place.

    Zara is very cute! I hope she finds a good home.

  4. Zana is lovely.
    It is amazing how a place that has been dry for so long can still bloom when the rain does eventually come.I looked it up and saw the beautiful carpet of flowers.
    "In an average year, this desert is a very dry place. Arica, Chile, in the northern Atacama holds the world record for the longest dry streak, having gone 173 months without a drop of rain in the early 20th century".

  5. Good that Zana is eating well. I had long hair but now I cut it short because long grey hair doesn't look good.

  6. Aww! hope Zana gets back to as normal as possible :-)

    I liked your fillins especially no. 2 heheh!

  7. Lovely Zana, I had no idea cats had heart problems too. Hope she has a good life. Love your long list of facts.

  8. Wish you could come by and help us clean. Mom hates cleaning the house, but has to do it at least once a week. The car...maybe every several months, it's a real mess. Funny because Mom is a very neat and orderly type too. TGIF!

  9. Looks like Zana is enjoying her meal.

  10. Zana ~ you are a sweetie and sending you lots of healing hugs, Xox and kisses too.

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

  11. Zana is a cutie pie. I'm glad she has a special place to live.

    Love your fill-ins. I didn't know you have long hair but I do now.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  12. Zana sure does look like a sweetie. Those were terrific fill in answers too.

  13. Gorgeous Kitteh! I hope she's getting all good marks in her notebook!
    Love your answers! I'm going to try...
    1. I am a stickler for being on time.
    2. By the end of August, I plan to get myself organized for the next year of teaching ;).
    3. My sense of humour is my favorite thing about myself.
    4. These days, my biggest priority is FAMILY.

  14. Zara is cute.

    Mum Marie used to have very long hair :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  15. Zana is a beauty. I am glad she is eating now. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Prayer time is important, I pray every night. I am sure you do an excellent job at people's homes which is why you are so busy because you are in demand. Have a nice weekend! XO

  16. Zana is gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answers always make it clear that you are such a hard worker. And I need to make sure I follow your lead with #4 and prioritize prayer time. Have a wonderful day!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!