Friday, June 10, 2022

Gordita (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.

Gordita means little fat one, and unfortunately, she was overfed and became overweight.  (Her elderly owner, now in a nursing home, meant well.)  She's allowed to roam the halls of the shelter to get exercise, but mostly what she does is try to steal food and dig crumbs out from under the cages.


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. If my life could have a rewind or pause button, I would choose _________.

2. I think a reality show about _________ would be interesting.

3. If my life had a soundtrack, it would include _________.

4. My personal style could best be described as _________.

1. If my life could have a rewind or pause button, I would choose   pause; rewind would be too dangerous, changes might wreak havoc, but pause, well, i might be able to catch up on some things.

2. I think a reality show about   crazy things housekeepers find or clients do   would be interesting.

3. If my life had a soundtrack, it would include   most of the hymnal and almost everything played on KLOVE the past 20 years.

4. My personal style could best be described as   well, at least the colors don't clash.


Today is:

Abolition Day -- French Guiana

Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Day


Army Day -- Jordan

Ball Point Pen Day -- date, in 1943, Biro patented one of the early models of a ball point pen (it was as awful as the other early ones, though!)

Celtic Tree Month Duir (Oak) commences

Dia de Portugal e de Camoes -- Portugal (National Day)

Herbs & Spices Day

Holiday of the Wan Thing -- Fairy Calendar (the Wan Thing arrived in Fairyland this day and has sat there looking wan ever after, so the Fairies decided to give it its own holiday)

National Black Cow Day

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers -- on the second Friday of June, sponsored the last couple of years by Wives Behind the Badge

National Iced Tea Day

Rape of Lidice/Lidice Memorial Day -- Czech Republic and Slovakia/New Jersey, US (in one of the most-remembered atrocities of WWII, the small town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, was invaded by Nazi troops who murdered every man, burned every house, and sent all the women and children for "reeducation.")

Reconciliation Day -- Republic of the Congo

Sovereign's Day/Queen's Birthday -- British Virgin Islands; Solomon Islands

St. Brigid of Ireland's Day (Patron babies/infants/newborns, blacksmiths, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, cattle, children whose parents are not married, dairymaids/dairy workers, fugitives, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, printing presses, scholars, travellers; Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Ireland; Ivrea, Turin, Italy; Kildare, Ireland; Leinster, Ireland)

Where the Wild Things Are Day -- birth anniversary of Maurice Sendak

Anniversary Today:

Alcoholics Anonymous is founded, 1925

Birthdays Today:

Joey Zimmerman, 1986

Tara Lipinski, 1982

Leelee Sobieski, 1982

Hoku Ho, 1981

Shane West, 1978

Doug McKeon, 1966

Elizabeth Hurley, 1965

Linda Evangelista, 1965

Jeanne Tripplehorn, 1963

Michael Burger, 1957

John Edwards, 1953

Jeff Greenfield, 1943

F. Lee Bailey, 1933

Maurice Sendak, 1928

Nat Hentoff, 1925

Judy Garland, 1922

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921

Saul Bellow, 1915

Frederick Loewe, 1904

Hattie McDaniel, 1889

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Tales from the Crypt"(TV), 1989

"Paperback Writer"(UK song release), 1966

"Tristan und Isolde"(Opera), 1865

Today in History:

Frederick Barbarossa drowns leading his troops across the Saleph River to attack Jerusalem in the Crusades, 1190

The first American log cabin is built, at Fort Christina in Wilmington, Delaware, 1639

Bridget Bishop becomes the first person hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692

Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, 1770

A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China, 1786

The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris; a year later, it becomes the first public zoo, 1793

The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place, 1829

Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered, 1838

The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate, 1854

Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces, 1886

Americus Callahan of Chicago patents the window envelope, 1902

The inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, is held in Toronto Arena, 1925

Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson, 1925

Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire, 1967

Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer, 1977

The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, 2003

Twenty inches of rainfall in Escambia County, Florida damages roadways and bridges, and leaving parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama under water, 2012

German authorities are forced to evacuate 10 villages as heavy rains swell the Elbe River, breaching its banks, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains cause the collapse of a partially-finished building on a residential block in Mumbai, India, 2013

Juan Felipe Herrera, age 66, is named by U.S. Congress as this year's national poet laureate, the first Latino to be given the title, 2015

According to a DNA study published in the science journal “Nature Plants”, grapes grown for some types of wine in modern France are genetically similar and, in some cases identical to grapes grown 900 years ago, 2019

The European Space Agency announces a new probe, the EnVision, to study Venus, 2021


  1. Love your fill-ins. And yes a pause button would sometimes be very, very welcome.

  2. LOL she definitely has some character

    I liked the fill-ins #2 would be interesting for sure

    Have a pausetastc weekend 👍

  3. Why are cats always inquisitive?

    God bless.

  4. Interesting fill-ins, you clearly have great style!

  5. Some kitties love to eat and eat. Same goes for some pups. It's the way of things.

    Love your fill-ins. I had to really think on a couple of them.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. You're on to something, you should pitch that reality show to the networks.

  7. That poor kitty, dieting isn't easy. Those were really good answers.

  8. Oh, poor little Gordita! She looks happy, though!
    Great answers. I'd watch that reality show!

  9. Such a cutie. I can relate to her- a fatty like me. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would love a reality show based on what you come across daily. Have a wonderful vacation. XO

  10. Purrayers for Gordita to get a forever home soon !

  11. Sweet kitty with beautiful green eyes and lovely fill ins ~ You are a busy lady ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter, and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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