Friday, June 19, 2020

From Last Week or So (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.

While i have kept my eyes open, i have not seen cats on vacation.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t any, it means all the cats on this island are in their homes where they belong. Strays have to be caught, fixed, and released to feral colonies elsewhere if they are not tamable, as there are endangered small animals here that would soon become extinct if stray cats stayed.

All that to say, these are from the last time we cleaned the shelter:


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. __________________ motivates me to __________________.

2. I put salt on _________________.

3. When it comes to _________, I don’t cut corners.

4. Never forget _________.

1. Wanting to buy groceries and pay off our debts  motivates me to   go to work even though i would rather retire. 

2. I put salt on   almost nothing these days.  The family genetic propensity (both sides) toward high blood pressure has struck and i can feel it when i eat too much salt.     

3. When it comes to   serving my clients,  I don’t cut corners.

4. Never forget   if you read and comment here, you are prayed for every day.   


Today is:

Asatru Alliance Founding Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan

Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas / "Never Again" Day -- Uruguay (Dia del Nunca Mas)

Butterfly Day -- an ecard holiday; if you know someone who loves butterflies, send an ecard, let them know you are thinking of them

Day of the Independent Hungary -- Hungary (a memorial day for those martyred in 1958, and for the end of Soviet occupation)

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of arts, crafts, skill, war, and intelligence)

Festival of the Coming Ice Age -- can't find out anything about this one, but it sounds hilarious

Garfield the Cat Day (his birthday/comic strip premier)

Juneteenth -- US, celebrates the news of freedom on the day it came to slaves on Galveston Island, Texas

Labour Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

Midsummer's Eve -- many and varying traditions, with some celebrating the day before the solstice, and some always tying it to June 23, St. John's Eve
    Night of the Fairy Goddesses Aine and Finnen -- Ireland (watch out for the antics of the little people on Midsummer's Eve, whichever day you celebrate it!)

National Martini Day -- some sites specify a dry martini

New Church Day -- Swedenborgian Christian

Rusalka's Week begins -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (week long festival to honor the divinity of rivers)

Spooky Stories Appreciation Night -- because someone thought it would be a good night to tell a few scary tales

St. Boniface of Querfurt's Day (Patron of Prussia)

St. Jude's Day (Patron of desperate situations, forgotten/impossilbe/lost causes, hospitals, hospital workers; Saint Petersburg, FL, US)

Tiger-Get-By's Second Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Work @ Home Fathers' Day -- special kudos to the dads who work from home by telecommuting, or care for house and kids while the wife works outside the home, a celebration suggested by Jeff Zbar     

World Sauntering Day -- origin unknown, but perhaps begun at Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) in Michigan during the 1970s as a response by W.T.Rabe to a growing movement toward the recreation of jogging and the idea was to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the world around them; the rules are to observe the lost art of Victorian sauntering, discouraging jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast walking, and trotting, but no word on meandering that i can find!

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, 1999

Birthdays Today:

Zoe Saldana, 1978
Poppy Montgomery, 1972
Mia Sara, 1967
Andy Lauer, 1965
Aung San Suu Kyi, 1965
Paula Abdul, 1962
Kathleen Turner, 1954
Ann Wilson, 1951
Phylicia Rashad, 1948
Salman Rushdie, 1947
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, 1942
Gena Rowlands, 1930
Louis Jourdan, 1919
Pauline Kael, 1919
Pat Buttram, 1915
Abe Fortas, 1910
Earl W. Bascom, 1906
Lou Gehrig, 1903
Guy Lombardo, 1902
Moe Howard, 1897
Wallis Simpson, 1896
Elbert Green Hubbard, 1856
Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834
Blaise Paschal, 1623
King James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1566

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman Returns(Film), 1992
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"(Musical), 1978
"The Rocky Horror Show"(Musical), 1973
"Devil May Hare"(Cartoon short, Tazmanian Devil's premier), 1954
"I've Got a Secret"(TV), 1952
"Moon Mullins"(Comic strip), 1923

Today in History:

King Louis IX of France orders all Jews  found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres  of silver, 1269
The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven, 1306
English colonists leave Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America, 1586
Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion, 1770
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1816
The first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under Alexander Joy Cartwright's rules on Hoboken's Elysian Fields (Hoboken, New Jersey)with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1; Cartwright umpired, 1846
Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom; the anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 35 other states as Juneteenth, 1865
Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro, 1867
After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist, 1870
The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins, 1875
The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington, 1910
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York, 1953
Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom, 1961
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped, 1982
Norway ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention of 1989, 1990
Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway, 2006
The first full genetic study of house cats, published in "Nature Ecology and Evolution", reveals that they were domesticated about 9,000 years ago, and are all descended from one species, the African wildcat, 2017
General Electric is dropped from the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907, 2018
Joy Harjo is named the first Native American US Poet Laureate, 2019


  1. The kittens are total cuties - but I mourn that there are so many. And that those who find their way to the shelter are often the lucky ones.
    No added salt here either. And even a little tastes too much now.

  2. I love the big happy smile on the kitty in the second picture :)
    My neighbour-across-the-driveway seems to have learned how to keep his remaining cat inside. We were talking about the one who got hit by a car and died, and I mentioned my cat. He said "I didn't know you had a cat" I said "that's because she lives inside where she is supposed to" and I think he got the message.

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  4. I used not to be a cat person, but your delightful photos each week are slowly converting me!

  5. They are such cute kitties heheh!

    I liked all your reoplies mimi :-)

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  6. Love your fill-ins and especially the last one. Thank you for the years of prayers.

    Aw on the kitties. Adorable. I'm glad you're having a great time at the beach.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Such adorable kitten photos ~ do hope they are adopted soon ~ ^_^ ~ Lovely fill-ins ~ I do need prayers for healing ~ thanks and prayers for you also ~

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

  8. I adore kitties and if Lucy would allow us we would have a few more! The only way I use salt is getting rid of all the slugs in the garden.....they are truly slimy pests! Take care and be safe always!

  9. what a truly nice sentiment ~~~ #4

    continue to enjoy the vacation ♥♥

  10. Love those sweet wee kittens and those were good answers too. Not much salt used here either.

  11. The only thing I can think of that I put salt on is fresh cucumber slices. Those kittens, little balls of energy, I suspect! And thank you for the prayers, too!

  12. Salt rarely used here either as hubby has genetic high blood pressure. My one exception is fresh tomatoes.
    #4 is a lovely answer, and thank you.

  13. Such cute kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. And thank you for the daily prayers. XO

  14. I'm afraid it was "Too Busy to Saunter" Day here.
    Do you think I could get a rain check?


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