Friday, May 24, 2024

To Angel (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Nature Friday


Feline Friday was originally started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude (may he rest in peace), and i'm going to believe it's because he liked cats.

He handed hosting duties off to Sandee at Comedy Plus, and now she's entrusting it to me.

Feline Friday is simple to join.  All you have to do is: Post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (they may be silly or cute).  Then add your link!

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do.  So come and join us in Feline Friday.

What better way to start the weekend than with a feline!

This is not the Feline Friday i originally had planned.

Ms. G's cat Angel has had kidney disease for years along with other problems, and a cranky, very un-angelic disposition her whole life.  We still loved her.

This past Monday, Ms. G came home to find Angel had been sick all over at least five times, and she was hunched and miserable and when life isn't fun any more for the cat and you've done all you can medically, let go, as hard as it is.


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. My plans for the long weekend include _________.

2. _________ is the messiest person I know.

3. I can't thank _________ enough for _________.

4. I don't understand why so many people _________.

1. My plans for the long weekend include   all the usual stuff, work, church, work.

2. Me, myself and i  is the messiest person I know.   Let's face it, who wants to clean when you come home from a cleaning job?

3. I can't thank _________ enough for _________.   So many answers i could put here, the Good Lord, Grandma and Grandpa (my parents, my children's grandparents), my best teachers in school, there's no way to thank all of them for all they have done for me.

4. I don't understand why so many people   treat every trip in their car like A Day at the Races.


Nature Friday is hosted by LLB in Our Backyard Simply post a picture of the natural world and link up!   


Today is:

Aldersgate Day -- Methodism

Battle of Pichincha Day -- Ecuador

Bermuda Day -- Bermuda

Brooklyn Bridge Day -- the most often sold bridge in the US (or so i've been told) opened on this day in 1883

Brother's Day -- celebrate all forms of brotherhood, biological, adopted, fraternity brothers, or members of your labor union

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer    

European Day of Parks -- Europe

Feast of Hermes Trismegistus -- Hellenistic Egyptian Calendar (thrice-blessed Hermes, patron of alchemy, date approximate)

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to)  

Independence Day -- Eritrea(1993)

International Tiara Day -- ladies, celebrate your powers of leadership in your life; tiara wearing is optional, it's the fact that you rule that matters

La Fete des Saintes Maries -- Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France (Roma [gypsy] festival, to honor St. Sara, St. Marie Jacobe, and St. Marie Salome, their patrons; through the 25th)

Little Lamb Day -- publication anniversary, in 1830, of the original poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Lubiri Memorial Day -- Buganda Region, Uganda

Morse Code Day -- anniversary of Morse's first message in 1844 (Morse Code Day is also celebrated on his birth anniversary, April 27)

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Escargot Day

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!  there are events around the country)    

Sara-la-Kali -- St. Sara, or St. Sara the Black's Day -- patron of the Roma (Gypsy) Peoples (pilgrimage)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius's Day (Orthodox Church celebration; Patrons of Macedonia) related observances

     Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day -- Bulgaria

     Slavonic Enlighteners' Day -- Republic of Macedonia

St. Susanna's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Birthdays Today:

Billy Gilman, 1988

Alyson Hannigan, 1974

Joe Dumars, 1963

Kristin Scott Thomas, 1960

Rosanne Cash, 1955

Alfred Molina, 1953

Jim Broadbent, 1949

Priscilla Beaulieu  Presley, 1945

Patti LaBelle, 1944

Gary Burghoff, 1943

Bob Dylan, 1941

Tommy Chong, 1938

Lilli Palmer, 1914

"Engineer Bill" Stulla, 1911

Samuel I. Newhouse, 1895

Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1878

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1819

Emanuel Leutze, 1816

Abraham Geiger, 1810

Gabriel Fahrenheit, 1686

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Spy Hard(Film), 1996

Indiana Jones and Last Crusade(Film), 1989

View to a Kill(film), 1985

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"(Single release), 1968

"Mame"(Musical), 1966

"Le roi l'a Dit / The King Has Spoken"(Opera), 1873

Today in History:

The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt, 1218

Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626

The English  Parliament  passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants; Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded, 1689

John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day, 1738

Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito, 1822

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published, 1830

The first passenger rail service in US, from Baltimore to Elliots Mill, Maryland, begins, 1830

Samuel FB Morse taps out the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought", 1844

The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction, 1883 

The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State, 1900

Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight), 1930

Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, 1940

Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbana, 1956

Cyprus enters the Council of Europe, 1961

FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City, 1968

The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union, 1970

The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran, 1980

Eritrea  gains its independence from Ethiopia, 1991

Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1991

15-year-old Sherpa  Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest, 2001

North Korea bans mobile phones, 2004

London's Metropolitan police remove belongings and sleeping bags of homeless people as part of 'a policy of reducing the impact of rough sleepers on the community', 2013

Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency as a moth has destroyed 80% of the tomato crops and factories are shutting down, 2016

The world's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protect endangered species, 2018 

Millions of 17-year cicadas emerge in the US South, posing crop danger and noise issues, 2020

A constitutional crisis deepens in Samoa after the Speaker of the House shuts out Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from being sworn in as the country's first female leader in 56 years, 2021

The journal Nature publishes a report of a Swiss team which used a neurological link to help a paralyzed person walk naturally for the first time in 10 years, 2023


  1. Poor Ms. G. It is such a hard thing to do, but the only thing to do. A final expression of love.
    I hope you find some time to rest on your long weekend.

  2. I totally agree with your fill-ins this time around. And I - like EC - hope that your long weekend will include some rest too, and a cake ;)

  3. It is sad to say goodbye to a beloved member of the family. It is the hardest but kindest decision to make.

  4. Sorry about the kitty, but there comes a time when you just know it is time to face the end and it is the humane thing to do, although it is so very hard.

  5. So sorry to hear that Angel is doing so poorly. I don't like to see animals suffer especially if nothing can be done for them medically. Still, it's very difficult to let them go.

  6. We're sending purrs and prayers for Angel. Great answers.

  7. Poor Angel. I can't tell from the post if her owner let her go, but it sounds like time. So sad. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I drive like an old lady so I tend to annoy all the racers. :) XO

  8. I'm very sorry to hear about dear Angel, it's never, ever easy. Those were good answers, especially #4, we wonder that all the time here too.

  9. I'm so sorry about beautiful Angel. It's very sad when they get so sick.

  10. Angel Madi fought kidney disease for 2 1/2 years.
    I understand and send hugs to you about Angel
    Beautiful nature

  11. Sorry to hear about the cat.

    God bless.

  12. Supurr fill-ins and we totally agree with #4! We are so very sorry about Angel, and send oodles of healing purrs and hugs! Happy long weekend, we hope it's pawesome!

  13. Hugs to all of Angel's people...
    I read "no fry day" and brain did the hmm, oven, then? Didn't realize it was people skin! Oops...

  14. Letting go of my cat two years ago was one of the hardest days of my life, but it was clear her time had come and it was for the best. I believe she'd be happy I rescued two more after that. :)

  15. yes, sounds like it is time to let go of the loved kitty ~ lovely post ~ and floral photos ~ hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. That's so heartbreaking about Angel. We are so sorry she is doing so poorly. It's never easy letting them go, is it? Good answers to those fill-ins. Your #4 resonated with us -- where are so many people going in such a hurry???

  17. So sad to hear about angel. Hopefully she's joined someother angels now.
    I used to be a crazy driver, now I get annoyed when I see people driving the way I used to!

  18. So sorry to hear about your Angel. What a heavy time this must be for Ms G😿 Your answers on the fill ins are excellent, and we completely understand about the cleaning time and the races. Granny has a sticker on her car, because she's as slow as a turtle...imagine how many drivers get insane when she's drives in front of them😸😺Double Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday🐾😽💞

  19. Charlee: "Aww, we are very sorry to hear about Angel."
    Chaplin: "Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, pretty girl, with no more kidney disease or anything else to worry about, just lots of bugs and butterflies to chase."
    Oona: "Oona and the other kitties send lots of purrs for Angel."
    Lulu: "And we dogs send lots of tail wags!"


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