Friday, June 14, 2024

Post Surgery Naps (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!

All these little girls just had their spay surgery and were in various stages of sleeping it off or coming to and finally getting some grub.

Please if you have spare thoughts and prayers and good wishes for our shelter, we've had a panleukopenia outbreak and the shelter is closed to everyone, even volunteers, until they can get it under control.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15 And Meowing, 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. _________ is a quality of mine that I am proud of.

2. _________ is a quality of mine I would like to change.

3. Though I find _________ boring, _________ really interests me.

4. Believe it or not, I deal with _________ on a regular basis.

1. Being able to keep calm and form a plan in a crisis  is a quality of mine that I am proud of.

2. Impatience in traffic  is a quality of mine I would like to change.

3. Though I find   cleaning houses and offices in itself to be  boring,   being of help and service to people and taking care of their needs  really interests me.   And what my clients mostly need is their houses cleaned!  At least some of them keep me company before or after or we even chat as i work.

4. Believe it or not, I deal with   fighting off depression  on a regular basis.


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


Today is:

Family History Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, urging people to brush up on family history during summer family reunions

Feast Day of Elisha the Prophet -- Christian

Flag Day -- United States

Freedom Day -- Malawi

Leinapaev -- Estonia (Mourning and Commemoration Day; remembering those deported under Soviet rule)

Liberation Day -- Falkland Islands

Missing Mutts Awareness Day -- to help families whose beloved pets have gone missing, the Missing Mutts Awareness Society was formed; it no longer seems to sponsor a particular day, though its Facebook Page is active    

Mourning and Hope Day -- Lithuania (remembering those exiled to Siberia under the Soviets)

National Bourbon Day -- celebrating America's "Native Spirit"   

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

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Pause for the Pledge Day -- US, in conjunction with Flag Day, all citizens are asked to pause at 7pm EDT to recite the Pledge

Pig Callers' Day -- no clue where this came from, or why; any pig callers out there want to weigh in?

Pop Goes the Weasel Day -- and just as no one knows for sure the origins of the song or it's meaning, no one knows why it is celebrated on this day

Rice Planting Festivals -- Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka and Izawanomiya Shrine, Mie Prefecture, Japan (rice planting at sacred fields, some rites date back over 1,700 years)

Runic Half-month Dag (day) commences

Sandpaper Day -- Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Vermont, was issued the first US patent for sandpaper on this day in 1834

Sovereign's Day/King's Birthday -- British Virgin Islands

St. Basil the Great's Day (traditional date in Roman Catholic Church, current date in Episcopal Church; Patron of education, exorcisms, hospital administrators, monks, liturgists, reformers; Cappadocia; Russia)

St. Castora Gabrielli's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, widows)

Work @ Home Fathers' Day -- special kudos to the dads who work from home by telecommuting, or care for house and kids while the wife works outside the home, sponsored by Jeff Zbar

World Blood Donor Day -- International 

     Blood Type Awareness Day -- while donating, make sure you know your type, and that of your loved ones; in an emergency, it's good to know

Anniversaries Today:

The United States Army is founded, 1775

Munich, Germany is founded, 1158

Birthdays Today:

Daryl Sabara, 1992

Lucy Hale, 1989

Kevin McHale, 1988

Diablo Cody, 1978

Steffi Graf, 1969

Yasmine Bleeth, 1968

Traylor Howard, 1966

Boy George, 1961

Eric Arthur Heiden, 1958

Will Patton, 1954

Eddie Mekka, 1952

Donald Trump, 1946

John F. MacArthur, 1939

Jerzy Kosinski, 1933

Joe Arpaio, 1932

Marla Gibbs, 1931

Che Guevara, 1928

Pierre Salinger, 1925

Gene Barry, 1919

Burl Ives, 1909

Alois Alzheimer, 1864

John Bartlett, 1820

Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Cable Guy(Film), 1996

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(Film), 1991

"The Gong Show"(TV), 1976

Today in History:

Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin  princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria, 1287

Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath and the Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance, 1381

Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony, 1648

The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States, 1777

Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat, 1789

Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig, who named it Bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1789

Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom, 1821

The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Royal Regatta, 1839

Trade unions are legalised in Canada, 1872

Norway adopts female suffrage, 1907

John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic  flight, 1919

Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman, 1938

The Canadian Library Association is established, 1946

UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer, is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau, 1951

The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency, 1962

The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1966

The 1994 Stanley Cup Riots occur after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, 1994

The Wallow Fire becomes the largest wildfire in the history of the US State of Arizona, 2011

Australia announces its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world, 2012

The women of Switzerland hold a strike to protest the slow change of pace toward equality in their country, 2019

Denmark and Canada agree to split the arctic Hans Island, ending their 50-year "Whiskey War", where each country laid claim by buying whiskey on the island, 2022

After working around a previous problem with quantum noise, IBM's quantum computer manages to simulate a magnetic material in a benchmark experiment, 2023

Scientists announce the last of the essential ingredients for life as we know it, phosphates, have been found on Saturn's moon Enceladus, raising the possibility it may harbor life, 2023


  1. I really, really hope that the panleukopenia outbreak can be controlled quickly.
    Love your shots of the natural world - and am so sorry that you battle depression.

  2. Leukopenia sounds bad - I hope it goes away, soon.
    As usual I love your fill-ins. Mine would have been quite different, yet in the same vein. I feel sad for your battles with depression. That black cloud is an evil being.

  3. Those sweet babies! They will have a much better life now they have been spayed.
    I am sorry there is an outbreak of panleukopenia at the shelter and hope it is soon brought under control.

  4. bleach kills the virus, they say.
    SO SO Sorry for your troubles and hope you know where it came from! Those adorable healing kitties have their tongues out for nummies, we think.

  5. Your blog today is so full. Of course all those little kittens. Sorry to hear about the epidemic. Love the flower pictures. And I know what you mean about depression. It's an ugly thing for us to deal with.

  6. Sweet little ones recuperating. At least when they are young, it doesn't take long to heal from surgery. Hopefully the outbreak will clear up quickly and the shelter can get back to normal without any further incident. Mom is very impatient in traffic too.

  7. Those little wees are so zonked out. Many prayers for a clean and healthy shelter super soon. Those were good answers too!

  8. I will pray for all the kitties at your shelter. I am glad so many are now spayed so they can have a good life. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except I am sorry you battle depression. And yes, you do so much more than clean, you are the only family that cares to most of your clients from what I have read. Beautiful photos. XO

  9. Purrs for your shelter. Good Fill-in answers too. We get tired just reading about all you do.

  10. What sweet kitties so happy their spay is over and they are now ready for healthy lives.
    For sure sending all kinds of purrs to the shelter as they combat that bad virus.
    In the spring Wake Co. Animal shelter had a horrible outbreak of some type of virus in the Dog section.
    It was closed a month.
    Hugs and thank you for hosting FF

  11. PS I loved your pretty pink blooms too

  12. Those kitties are such sweeties. Your #1 is an excellent quality to have. I'm the same way with your second answer. I get very impatient with traffic. Have a great weekend!

  13. Sweet kitties in recovery ~ lots of healing energy hugs for the kitties and for the animal shelter ~ hugs,

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

  14. Love the crepe myrtles. Look at those sweet babies. Hugging everyone in my thoughts and prayers. :)

  15. Those kitties always look strange to me with their little tongues sticking out. Someone told me that their tounge is actually longer than the mouth. No idea if it's true, but I just hope they don't have too much of a hangover after... And indeed, the best to your shelter to get rid of that!
    I don't know what the tree is, but it's sure lovely!

  16. Loving all the flower pics, they're meautiful, and we're sending oodles of healing purrs for a supurr speedy recovery for the little girl kitties. Supurr fill-ins, however we are sorry that mew have to deal with depression, so we're sending mew the biggest hug ever ❤️🐾🐾❤️

  17. Kitties Blue: Excellent job on the fill-ins, especially #1. What a lot of sweet babies recovering from surgery. Hope the shelter gets the outbreak under control so all can get back to normal. XOCK, angels Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta & Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  18. Oona: "Oona also slept for a long time after her big girl surgery, but then she was back and ready for action. Come on Chaplin, let's go!"
    Chaplin: "I'm taking a nap right n—"
    Oona: "OONA SAID LET'S GO!!!"

  19. We hope all the wee kitties heal well and the shelter gets things under control. Your flower photos are beautiful. The tree in the last photo is amazing - so many blooms.

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  20. We hope all those sweethearts heal up quickly from their spay surgeries. And we are sorry to hear about the panleukopenia outbreak. We'll be purring and praying, for sure, that your shelter can get it under control. XO

  21. Wil send Healing Pawkisses for all the kitties in your shelter and for these little sweethearts also Healing Pawkisses to recover quickly from their operation🙏Loved your fill-ins too😸😺Extra Pawkisses to all of you🐾😽💞


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