Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

REVISITING MOUSE IN THE HOUSE & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

One would think with eight cats, either Dad Tom or I could manage to take a new photo of one of them. But, alas, that did not happen. So, I am sharing a photo from ten years ago, which was included in the March 4 post, “Wordless Wednesday: Mouse in the House.”

 

A dilute tortoise shell cat and a grey cat are watching a field mouse that has gotten into the house.

 

There are two other photos, which include the mouse, in that post. If you’d like to see those, click on the link above.

Calista Jo and Angel Fiona will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I was left to my own devices this week, as the fill-ins were not anything the Kitties Blue were able to complete. I used teal coloring for my fill-ins. Any explanations are in parentheses.

1. My favorite place to read is in the bedroom or on the front porch.

2. My favorite genre to read is kitty mysteries/suspense/biographies. (Actually, I’ll read pretty much anything.)

3. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is a book I could read over and over again.

4. The book, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen inspired me to read her complete works back to back.

Thank you for stopping in to see us today.

I’ll be sharing some Caturday Art and a jigsaw puzzle tomorrow. I also will post again the frames for the special Dr. Seuss Sunday Selfies hop. Kitties Blue and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

 

 

FRIDAY BLOG HOPS WITH NAPPING CATS

Feline Friday

Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy could care less about participating in the Friday blog hops! They plan to nap their way right through them.

 

A dilute tortie cat and a ginger tabby cat napping.

 

They may be napping, but Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy will be joining in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday.To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

My faithful sidekick for fill-ins, Sawyer, helped out again this week. I am so grateful that he is willing to help out regularly. We both used teal italics for our completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The Goodbye Girl from 1977 is a movie I can quote by heart.

2. Sawyer: Not eating my noms is a bad habit that I would like to stop doing. (This is a bad habit Dad Tom and I wish Sawyer would break. We are not exactly sure how he feels about it.)

3. I look forward to the return of spring flowers.

4. Sawyer: Amongst my family and friends, I’m known as the PTU pooper.

That does it for another week. To those of you who stopped in to see us today, “Thank you for your support, comments and friendship.”

We will see you again tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

 

BATH TIME BLISS & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

 

bath time bliss: Grey cat washing her paw with eyes closed while sitting in human's lap.

 

Kizmet will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below. 

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday.To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I had a bit of assistance from Astrid with this week’s fill-ins. We both used teal italics for our completions. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The 2020 pandemic taught me that I am happier at home than any place else; though, I already knew that.

2. Astrid: A game I enjoy playing is Mouse for Cats on the iPad. (Most of us enjoy this game, but I am particularly good at it.)

3. My perfect day would include spending time with a friend, working in the garden, a bubble bath, a purring cat in my lap, dark chocolate and apricot pie.

4. If I could only listen to one song for the rest of my life, I would choose “In My Life,” by the Beatles

Thanks for stopping by. Kitties Blue and I hope to see you again tomorrow when we’ll share some Caturday Art.

 

FELINE FRIDAY WITH KIZMET & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

I can never do laundry without the interference of Kizmet. Of course, she thinks she’s helping! At least she no longer gets in the dryer. If you didn’t know about her penchant for lolling about in clean, warm clothes, you can check her out in the post, “Warm, Snuggly Kitten & Poetry,” from May 27, 2021.

 

Grey cat lying atop a folded towel.

 

Kizmet will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below. 

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I completed the fill-ins this week without any help from Kitties Blue. My completions are in teal italics, and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. On Super Bowl Sunday, I will maybe look at the commercials, but I will keep busy with something else while Dad Tom watches.

2. The toy I couldn’t live without as a child was crayons. (I don’t think they are really toys.)

3. My English and grammar skills are much better than my math skills.

4. I compare prices when choosing anything I need to purchase.

Thanks for visiting us today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

HOW TO ENTERTAIN YOUR CATS WITH YOUTUBE

Feline Friday

Audrey and Kizmet are easily entertained by television, especially programs with lots of movement.

 

entertain cats YouTube: Two cats watching television, women's volleyball in one photo and TV for Cats with a bird on the screen in photo #2.

 

Here the girls are watching YouTube TV: A LIVE Pro Volleyball Federation match and Cat TV for Cats to Watch, which is LIVE 24/7.

The girls will be participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I am grateful the Kitty Blue who often serves as my helper, Sawyer, did so again this week. Both Sawyer and I used teal italics for filling in. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Some people make their own cat food, but I prefer store bought.

2. February is a good month to stay inside and read while curled up with a cat or two or three or four…

3.  Sawyer: Learning I am in good health despite my seizure disorder was the best part of this week.

4. As a child I grew up mostly with dogs, but as an adult I (and Dad Tom) have had cats since our two small dogs passed away in the early 80s. (Before I turned six years old, we had 13 cats, but my parents found homes for all but one before we moved to a new house.)

Thanks so much for visiting with us today. We hope to see you again tomorrow when we share some Caturday Art.

 

YOGA MASTER SAWYER & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

 

Yoga master Sawyer: grey tabby Manx cat in a contorted napping position.

 

Sawyer’s position during his nap is the most unusual I have ever encountered. He’s a true yoga master.

I have a little surprise for you today—a bonus puzzle.

preview112pieceSleeping Manx Tabby Cat

Sawyer will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I am grateful to have a helper again this week. Stinky was kind enough to complete fill-in #2. The fill-ins were not so easy this week. Both Stinky and I used teal italics for filling in.

1. I used to dislike bread pudding until I had some made with croissants.

2. Stinky: If it weren’t for Periwinkle, I would never have any fun.

3. I find higher math very intimidating.

4. Kitties Blue gives me the inspiration to write this blog.

Thanks for joining again today. We will be back with some art on Caturday.

 

TOASTING TABBY & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

 

A tabby cat lying next to a radiator toasting his furs.

 

Yesterday morning, I discovered Raleigh camped on a Hammick toasting his furs next to the dining room radiator. Amazingly, he didn’t take off running the moment he saw me, and I was able to snap a couple of photos.

Raleigh will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I am grateful to have my usual helper, Sawyer, back again today. Thankfully, the fill-ins were fairly easy again this week. As usual, Sawyer and I both used teal italics for filling in. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. I am glad I got rid of my penchant for striving to be perfect.

2. I wish I had kept my 45 RPM records from the 50s and 60s.

3. I would be so grateful if Sawyer never had another seizure.

4. Sawyer: My next seizure always is too close for comfort. (Sawyer’s been having at least one seizure every week.)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll return tomorrow when I will share some Caturday Art.

 

ANYBODY WANT TO PLAY WITH ME?

Feline Friday

 

Beige cat with a "play with me" look and a cheese shaped toy with a yellow mouse.

 

Raleigh will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

I was fortunate to have a helper again today. Kizmet took on fill-in #3. Both of us were happy to see that the fill-ins were fairly easy again this week. As usual, we both used teal italics for filling in. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. Wouldn’t it be nice if Sawyer never had another seizure. A Magic Eraser and purple pot scrubber that a cat has stolen for the play with me moment.

2. I don’t mind buying used Christmas ornaments.

3. Kizmet: I have a strange habit of stealing sponges, Magic Erasers and pot scrubbers and delivering them to Mom, putting them in her shoes or hiding them. (The purple scrubber has been missing for a couple of weeks.) 

4. I have enough cat t-shirts to last a lifetime.

Thank you for joining us again today. We’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

 

MEALTIME MISCHIEF & FILL-INS

Feline Friday

 

mealtime mischief: Grey cat standing on the back of a chair eating dinner from a white bowl atop a cat scratching post.

 

Kizmet is a kitty with a variety of quirky habits. This, however, is not one of her usual ones. Thus, it seemed worthy of a photo and sharing here.

Kizmet will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

My faithful helper, Sawyer, agreed to assist me again today with the fill-ins. Both of us were happy to see that they are not too difficult this week. As usual, we both used teal italics for filling in.

1. If you looked in my closet, you’d see a lot of cat t-shirts.

2. When I’m having a bad day, I like to take a nap.

3. Snuggling with a cat is the best remedy for a cold day.

4. Sawyer: It’s no secret that I like treats and dislike my meds.

Thanks for stopping in to see us today. Kitties Blue and I will be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

 

RALEIGH DISCOVERS MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS TREE

Feline Friday

Raleigh has discovered the magic of the Christmas tree.

 

An orange tabby cat discovers the magic of a Christmas Tree and lies down under it.

 

Raleigh is a big cat, but this photo makes him look much larger than he is. The photo also makes his fur look bright orange, which it is not!

Raleigh will be joining the Feline Friday blog hop at messymimi’s meanderings. If you’d like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

Friendly Fill-Ins

The Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop is hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They publish the fill-in sentences on their blogs each Thursday. To join the hop, click on the badge at the left.

The kitties let me do all the fill-ins myself again this week. Thankfully, they were easy to complete. As usual, I used teal italics for filling in. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. The best part of 2023 was celebrating Dad Tom’s and my 50th wedding anniversary in May.
2. My focus word for 2024 is believe. (I have the same focus words every year: Believe in Silver Linings. If you missed the announcement, at the end of October, I had this sentence tattooed on my left arm. You can see it on the post, “Don’t Look Down & Thankfuls”.)
3. A new year is a great time to create new positive habits.
4. You don’t have to wait for a new year to reach out to friends you haven’t seen in a while.

Thank you for visiting us today. We hope to see you again tomorrow for some Caturday Art.