Friday, May 8, 2020

Hooray! (Feline Friday), and Friendly Fill-Ins


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.

We got to go back to the shelter this past Wednesday for the morning shift.  Most of the cats are still in foster care, all adoptions or people looking to find a pet to adopt are by appointment only, and only one volunteer or volunteer family are allowed in the building at a time, but we're back!


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 just finished _______________________________.

2. I am hoping to start ______________________________.

3. _________ is my idea of success.

4. When I can’t sleep, I _________.

1. I just finished   supper.  Let's face it, when your business is cleaning things, you are never, ever finished, you just come to a place to stop for now.

2. I am hoping to   start reading blogs to catch up, as i am behind again.  See above answer, after all.

3. A life spent loving others  is my idea of success.

4. When I can’t sleep,    i do a thankful A to Z.  You think of something for which you are thankful that starts with A, then B, etc.  Seldom do you get through the whole alphabet.


Today is:

Canadian Tulip Festival -- Ottawa, Canada (the largest tulip festival in the world is going to go on virtually; through the 18th)

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child care providers in society today)   

Dog-Prodding Day -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Fête de l'iris -- Belgium (Brussels Region Day)

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice -- Whale Times or Shark Research Institute (to raise awareness and encourage advocacy to protect elasmobranchs) 

Iris  Day -- celebrate these beautiful spring flowers

Liberation Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Miguel Hidalgo Day -- Mexico (birth anniversary of the father of Mexican independence)

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day -- US  (FEMA wants you to make plans for your pets in case of disaster or emergency)    

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Empanada Day

National Student Nurses Day -- US

No Socks Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to let your toes go free, and cut down on your laundry a bit today

Parents' Day -- South Korea

St. Ida of Nivelles' Day (Patron of erysipelas patients, toothache sufferers; against erysipelas and toothache)

Store Bededag -- Denmark; Faroe Islands; Greenland (Great Prayer Day)

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War -- International

Truman Day -- Missouri, US

V-E Day -- some countries celebrate today, some celebrate tomorrow

World Ovarian Cancer Day -- International (because while up to 89% of women with breast cancer are likely to survive 5 years or more, only 45% of women who get ovarian cancer will survive that long)   

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

Birthdays Today:

Enrique Iglesias, 1975
Robert M. Hensel, 1969
Melissa Gilbert, 1964
Janet McTeer, 1961
David Keith, 1954
Toni Tennille, 1943
Peter Benchley, 1940
Rick Nelson, 1940
Thomas Pynchon, 1937
Charles “Sonny” Liston, 1932
Don Rickles, 1926
David Attenborough, 1926
Robert Johnson, 1911
Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895
Harry S Truman, 1884
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829
Jean-Henri Dunant, 1828
Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, 1753

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let It Be"(Album), 1970
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"(Musical), 1962
"Look Back in Anger"(Play), 1959
Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"(Stravinsky concerto), 1938

Today in History:

Hernando de Soto  reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794
Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846
At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877
George B. Selden files the first patent for an automobile in the US, 1879
Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine, 1886
In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902
In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945
The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978
The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980
The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005
The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process, 2010
The world's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama is found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, 2015
The largest-ever wave at 23.8m is recorded in the Southern Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists, 2018


  1. I am glad you are back to working in the shelter.
    Love your sleep aid too.

  2. Thank you for remembering Store Bededag. We're having the day off and the sun is shining.

  3. Hope the kittens will find their new home and have caring owners. This partial lockdown is making me lazy.

  4. No Socks Day? Really? You'll be telling us a cat has a hammock next!

    God bless.

  5. I bet the kitties were so happy to see you! Have a great day and weekend!

  6. It's good that your back at the shelter :-)

    What a nice photo heheh!

    I like your way of getting to sleep :-)

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  7. Such sweet kitties. I must have felt so good to be able to see them again.

  8. Sweet kitties and precious photo ~ bet they are glad you are back ~ Xox

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. That's a great idea for falling asleep. I've counted blessings in general but A-Z sounds like a nice switch. I shared the Canadian Tulip Festival on my FB. Wish I could go! Sounds beautiful. - Happy Friday, Mimi.

  10. Such cute kittens. I bet they get adopted quickly. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. One is never done cleaning, especially when one lives with cats :) I like your idea of thankfuls A-Z, I will try that net time I can't sleep. Have a nice weekend. Stay healthy. XO

  11. I'm sure all the kitties are glad to have you back too. I hope they all find a forever home soon.

    Love your fill-ins. You work so hard.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  12. Those were good answers and those wee kittens are so darn cute!

  13. The Female Human says a big DITTO to being behind in the blogging and blog reading!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  14. What precious kittens! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I had never thought of pondering my thankfuls from A to Z. I really like that idea. Well wishes!


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