Friday, November 19, 2021

Ready for New Homes (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.

Today, a few photos of the cats at 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. I am thankful for _________ and _________.

2. I look forward to eating _________ on Thanksgiving.

3. I didn't realize _________ until _________.

4. There's no shame in _________.

1. I am thankful for   salvation  and   modern medicine.  (It is my firm belief that G-d uses means to accomplish the ends.)

2. I look forward to eating   my favorite sautéed Brussel's sprouts  on Thanksgiving.

3. I didn't realize    how many celebrations are going on all over the world every day  until   i started doing the lists for this site.

4. There's no shame in   asking for help when you need it, and continuing to ask until you get it.


Today is:

Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?

Automatic Toll Collection Day -- the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954

Discovery Day -- Puerto Rico

Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day -- anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain -- Monaco (National Day)

Flag Day -- Brazil

Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon

     Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)

     Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)

     Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)

     That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)

Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day -- Belize

Guru Nanak Jayanti -- India; Nepal (celebration of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak)

"Have a Bad Day" Day -- for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Holiday Lights on the Lake -- Altoona, PA, US (51 acres of lights, animations, gift shops, food, model train displays, and more; through the Sunday after New Year's Day)

Inasa Puppet Festival -- Hamamatsu, Japan (a rarity in Japan, 3 days of performances by professional puppeteers from around Japan)

International Men's Day -- Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States

Liberation Day -- Mali

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day -- internet generated, but a good idea

St. Obadiah's Day (Obadiah the Prophet)

Substitute Educators Day -- US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)   

That Luang Festival -- Ventiane, Laos

"What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?" Day -- internet generated, and a fun question to research

Women's Entrepreneurship Day   

World Toilet Day -- sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (yes, really, to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to proper sanitation)

Anniversaries Today:

Zion National Park is established, 1919

Women's Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874

Birthdays Today:

McCaughey Septuplets, 1997

Kerri Strug, 1977

Savion Glover, 1973

Gail Devers, 1966

Terry Farrell, 1963

Jodie Foster, 1962

Meg Ryan, 1961

Allison Janney, 1960

Anne Curry, 1956

Eileen Collins, 1956

Scott Jacoby, 1956

Glynnis O'Connor, 1955

Kathleen Quinlan, 1954

Ahmad Rashad, 1949

Calvin Klein, 1942

Garrick Utley, 1939

Ted Turner, 1938

Dick Cavett, 1936

Jack Welch, 1935

Larry King, 1933

Roy Campanella, 1921

Indira Gandhi, 1917

Peter Drucker, 1909

Tommy Dorsey, 1905

Billy Sunday, 1862

James Garfield, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Heaven's Gate(Film), 1980

"Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle"(TV), 1959

The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954

Today in History:

The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095

Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621

The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794

The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794

Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805

Warsaw University is established, 1816

The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824

The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847

Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863

Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874

Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903

NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911

Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916

The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928

Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954

The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, 1954

Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959

Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977

Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998

The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999

Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008

Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010

The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

‘Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1), the first interstellar object in our solar system to be detected by humans, is sighted by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakaia Observatory, Hawaii, 2017 

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the LA Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 2019


  1. I do hope that all of those cats find furever homes.

  2. Hope the cats will be adopted by good owners. I like your fill ins. Happy and blessed weekend.

  3. I hope those lovely kitties soon get their forever homes. Great answers to the fill ins.

  4. Love the kitten photos. They all look so cute and innocent. Good fill in answers too!

  5. Aww! they look so cute I am sure they will find homes soon 👍

    Nice fill-ins especially #4

    Have a sprouttastic weekend 👍

  6. Awww, on all the kitties. I hope they all find a forever home. So precious.

    Love your fill-ins and I'm enjoying seeing what everyone likes the best on Thanksgiving. Such fun.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. That last kitten looks rather angry. I love your fill ins Thanks for lists, I did not know of a world toilet day before reading your lists.

  8. All the cats are beautiful. I hope they get forever homes soon. hank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I never realized all the celebrations until I started seeing your lists. :) I LOVE Brussel's sprouts, I have them about 4 times a week this time of year. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Your statement about asking for help struck a cord with me. Learning to ask for help has been a very difficult lesson because I thought it would make me feel weak, but there is also strength in being able to ask for help when you need it.

  10. Hopefully all the kitties are in their furever homes by Christmas! Love your fill-ins! Especially number 1! Take care and I would love your Brussell sprout recipe! xoxo

  11. Wonderful fill ins and do hope those precious kitties find forever homes soon ~ love them ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. We hope those sweet kittens get to go home soon too. Those were really good fill-in answers!

  13. I hope the kitties all go to good homes very soon.

  14. "Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?" I believe it does :)

    Sweet photos, Mimi. The shelter's work is never done, is it?


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