Friday, June 21, 2024

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (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!

Lewis, the gray cat, is the last of Ms. GA and Mr. BA's original feral colony, he is 18.  Sunshine is a semi-feral neighbor's cat, probably around 12-13, and he usually prefers to hang out at Ms. GA's house with the other cats and seems to like the food there better, too.

You will often catch them relaxing together like this.


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 preferred method of procrastination is _________.

2. I always procrastinate when I am supposed to _________.

3. My goal of _________ is going really well.

4. If I opened a _________ shop, I would name it _________.

1. My preferred method of procrastination is   reading.

2. I always procrastinate when I am supposed to   do my taxes (or other complex paperwork).

3. My goal of   balancing my sodium levels with my blood pressure   is going really well.

4. If I opened a   restaurant   shop, I would name it   Gigi's Good Grub.  (Gigi is my "grandma name," given to me by foster son Red-Headed Alec when his son Lee was born.)


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

Ms. G loves her caladiums.


Today is:

Baby Boomer Recognition Day

Father's Day -- Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestine; Syria; Uganda 

Full Strawberry Moon / Rose Moon; related observances

     Ancient Celtic month Equos (horse-time) begins

     Nayon Full Moon -- Myanmar

     Poson Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Go Skateboarding DayGo Skateboarding Day -- and break something?  leaving this to the young; sponsored by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC)

Martyr's Day -- Togo

Midsummer's Eve Holiday -- Aland; Finland; Sweden

National Aboriginal Day / First Nations Day -- NT, Canada

National Peaches & Cream Day

National Flip Flop Day -- sponsored by Tropical Cafe Smoothie to raise funds for its national charity partner, Camp Sunshine     

^Reaping Machine Day -- Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his mechanical reaper this day in 1834

St. Alban's Day (Patron of epileptics, people with hernias; against epilepsy, hernias, kidney stones)

St. Aloysius Gonzanga's Day (Protector of young students, young men; Patron of AIDS care-givers and patients; for relief from pestilence; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; Valmonte, Italy; against sore eyes)

Take Your Dog to Work Day® -- sponsored by Pet Sitters International®, and depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?     

Ulloortuneq -- Greenland (National Day)

World Handshake Day -- no one likes them fishy, and it's not a contest; practice a firm grip and a smile! not to be confused with National Handshake Day, today's sponsor is here

World Music Day -- begun in the UK, now celebrated everywhere     

Anniversaries Today:

New Hampshire becomes the 9th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kris Allen, 1985

Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis), 1982

Juliette Lewis, 1973

Larry Wachowski, 1965

Sammi Davis-Voss, 1964

Doug Savant, 1964

Berkeley Breathed, 1957

Rick Sutcliffe, 1956

Benazir Bhutto, 1953

Nils Lofgren, 1951

Meredith Baxter, 1947

Michael Gross, 1947

Ray Davies, 1944

Mariette Hartley, 1940

Joe Flaherty, 1940

Bernie Kopell, 1933

Maureen Stapleton, 1925

Jane Russell, 1921

Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905

Al Hirschfeld, 1903

Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859

Daniel Carter Beard, 1850

Daniel D. Tompkins, 1774

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731

Increase Mather, 1639

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Evita"(Musical), 1978

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"(Wagner opera), 1868

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian, 1498

The Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan, 1582

In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, 1734

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded, 1749

The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands, 1854

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike, 1919

The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, 1940

Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 1948

Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister, 1957

In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law, 1973

SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight, 2004

Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra, 2006

Greenland assumes self-rule, 2009

The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionage, 2013

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter, 2018

Archaeologists announce the discovery near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village founded around 2500BC, deeming it the largest surviving prehistoric structure in Britain found to date, 2020

South Korea successfully launches its first satellites into orbit with its own rocket, Nuri, from the Naro Space Center, 2022

The US approves lab grown meat (chicken) for the first time, an attempt to reduce harm to animals and the environment, 2023


  1. Love those 'laxed cats.
    And yes, I procratinate with a book too.

  2. They are very sweet sharing a bed together.

  3. Lewis and Sunshine look so sweet cuddled up. I'm glad you feed them, too, so they never miss out.

    Your garden looks like it's really taking off. I hope the hot weather passes it by.

    1. My preferred method of procrastination is having a nap.

    2. I always procrastinate when I am supposed to clean the house.

    3. My goal of keeping up with my blogging is going really well.

    4. If I opened a stuffed animal shop, I would name it Get Stuffed!

    2. I always procrastinate when I am supposed to _________.

    3. My goal of _________ is going really well.

    4. If I opened a _________ shop, I would name it _________.

  4. I love the pictures of Lewis and Sunshine.

  5. Those 2 kitties have had the good life even if "feral". The garden photos always catch my eye. And I guess I read a whole lot, but not due to procrastination. I really am a nut to get things done on time.

  6. Sweet kitty photos. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I like the name Gigi for a Grammie. And I am happy to read you are doing well with bp. XO

  7. It always seems so funny to see cats outside. Around here cats are rarely seen outside. It is too dangerous for them to be out. Those two cuddling must be good friends.

  8. I'm a serial procrastinator! Never do today what can be put off until tomorrow, I say!

  9. Those sweet ferals are absolutely precious! Good fill-in answers too and beautiful flower photos.

  10. We share a favorite form of procrastination. In fact, now that I'm blogging so much less, I'm happily reading so much more.

  11. The kitty pics are so adorable.

  12. What sweet kitties sleeping...
    I enjoyed your fillins and Nature
    Hugs Cecilia

  13. Java Bean: "Awww, friendly feral cuddles!"

  14. Love the idea for the restaurant and the story behind it. Have a great weekend. :)

  15. Supurr fill-ins, and those two sweethearts are just adorable cuddled up together! Happy Caturday to mew!

  16. Such adorable kitties...and a beautiful garden! Thanks for joining Nature Friday this week!
    Rosy & Sunny

  17. What cute neighborhood kitties. We have a couple of those that make the rounds here. Good job on #3 of your fill-ins. Keep up the good work. XOCK, angels Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta & Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  18. They are so sweet. I love that they snuggle up like that. :)

  19. They are so awwdorable together. Love this💗 Great fill-ins too, that's a purrfect name for a Restaurant😸😸Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day to all of you🐾😽💞

  20. Love the sweet kitties snuggling together ~ wonderful fill-ins ~ hugs,

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


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