Friday, August 7, 2020

No! Mine! (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.

Every 4 weeks, we get a Chewy box with the cats' food.  At that time, the new box gets put down on the floor for kitties' pleasure, and the old one gets dismantled to put in the recycle bin.  This time, Link wouldn't let me get rid of the old one:

And just what, exactly, do you think you are doing with my old box?
Dansig came and sat in on the protest, but did not fully commit!

The new box sat, ignored.


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. One word to describe my week is __________________.

2. My biggest success has been _________________.

3. Not to brag, but I _________.

4. For me, _________ is the meaning of life.

1. One word to describe my week is  different, as my schedule has changed.  So far, i think,  it's for the better. 

2. My biggest success has been   getting four children launched into the great, big world. 

3. Not to brag, but I  do have a high success rate at bottle raising orphaned baby kittens.  When i retire, that's something i look forward to having time to do again. 

4. For me,   serving The Lord and loving others  is the meaning of life.


Today is:

Assyrian Martyrs Day -- various Assyrian communities

Battle of Boyaca Day -- Colombia

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

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Harvest Holiday -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (reaping ceases for a few hours in honor of Volos' beard; bread is eaten and offerings given to Mother Earth and Volos for a bountiful harvest)

Independence Day / National Day -- Cote d'Ivoire(1960)

International Beer Day -- Uniting The World Through Beer  

National Lighthouse Day -- US (American Lighthouse Foundation)

National Raspberries in Cream Day

Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and especially the kind no one can open without a machete, what's with that!

Purple Heart Day -- US (originally instituted this day in 1782 by George Washington)

Say "Cheese" Day -- begun by ecard companies looking for something to celebrate; in my family, we do not say "Cheese", we say "Chicken Lips!" Try it some time when walking past tourists who are trying to get a good photo, and watch them smile genuine smiles and come up with a good picture.

Sea Serpent Day -- no one knows why today, just enjoy

Smartest Leprechaun Eisteddfod -- Fairy Calendar

St. Albert of Trapani's Day (Patron of Carmelite schools; Messina, Italy; Trapani, Italy)

St. Cajetan's Day (Patron of job seekers and the unemployed)

Take Last Winter's Snowballs Out of the Freezer and Have a Fight Day -- in the northern hemisphere, it's certainly hot enough

Umuganura (Harvest Thanksgiving) -- Rwanda

Birthdays Today:

Charlize Theron, 1975
Harold Parrineau, 1963
DeLane Matthews, 1961
David Duchovny, 1960
Alberto Salazar, 1957
John Glover, 1944
Garrison Keillor, 1942
B.J. Thomas, 1942
Abebe Bikila, 1932
"The Amazing" James Randi, 1928
Carl "Alfalfa" Switser, 1927
Stan Freberg, 1926
Ralph Johnson Bunche, 1903
Rudolf C. Ising, 1903
William Boyd McKechnie, 1886
Billie Burke, 1884
Mata Hari, 1876
Nathanael Greene, 1742

Today in History:

Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon, following the death of Alexander the Great, BC322
Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence, 1420
Coup again the Tianshun Emperor by the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin, 1461
Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth, 1573
The first documented performance of Macbeth, at the Great Hall at Hampton Court, 1606
Sieur de La Salle's brigantine Le Griffon becomes the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes, 1679
Cherokee Indians take Ft. Loudon, Tennessee, 1760
George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart, 1782
Simon Bolivar triumphs over the Spanish at the Battle of Boyaca, 1819
The long simmering tension between the Hatfields and the McCoys on the Kentucky/West Virginia border erupts into full scale violence on election day, 1882
The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, 1927
IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I), 1944
Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America, 1947
Explorer 6 transmits the first TV photo of Earth from space, 1959
The "artistic crime of the century" occurs when Philippe Petit of France, after months of planning and smuggling in materials, makes an illegal tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, 1974
Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars, 1976
The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication, 1981
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts, 1985
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run, 2007

Australia's Sally Pearson sets a new Olympic record when she wins the 100 metres hurdles in 12.35 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
The Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history, at 290,600 acres, overtaking The 2017 Thomas Fire, 2018


  1. "The old box is finally properly broken in, we have to keep it" say the kitties. Perhaps the new box will become a home for one of them when they need time apart. Or a holiday home.

  2. Most cats love boxes (including the 'big' cats). There are some wonderful YouTube videos of lions and tigers with boxes. Jazz is not a fan.

  3. I like No. 4 of your statements the best.

    God bless you always, Mimi.

  4. They just can't bear to part with the old box. Very soon they will be interested in the new box. I like your fill in for the 4 statements. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Old boxes are the best. New ones have to be worn in first.

  6. What fun. I also wrote about boxes today...different types of boxes.

  7. They have that box broken in just they way they like it. That is so cat like. Made me laugh out loud.

    Love your fill-ins and raising four and getting them ready for the world is the best job ever.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Boxes are such a joy! Your fill in answers were totally purrfect!!!

  9. guyz....we noe N can see kleer frum heer de new box iz knot de same az de old box...itz all in de card bored.... and grate answers two de fillz in...984 pawz UP :) ♥♥

  10. LOL Link got possesive heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins especially no 2 :-)

    Have a possesivelytastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  11. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Your kitties are adorable too. I am sure the other box will get used soon. You should be proud of raising children and kitties. XO

  12. Cats and Kids and empty boxes! Love all the fill in answers, you are a kind heart! Always my pleasure to visit and see all the fun things here. HUGS across the miles XO

  13. Chewy boxes are always a hit here, too. Like Link, the kitties here often refuse to let me get rid of the old ones. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really like how you answered #3. I love bottle-feeding kittens. I got to bottle-feed my girl Thimble and her brothers, and I absolutely loved it. There's something so rewarding about such an experience. Have a wonderful week!


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