Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #193

It’s Friday again, which means it is time for those Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Each select two sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, click on the badge at the left. That will take you to Lorianne’s blog, where you can enter the link to your post.

The sentences to be completed can be found on both blogs each Thursday.

This week I was able to complete the fill-ins without calling upon any of the Kitties Blue for help.

My completions are in teal italics, and any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. My favorite quote is by Emily Dickinson:

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”

(In 1996-97 my friend, Lynn, was battling malignant melanoma. At that same time I was sending an inspirational quote each morning via e-mail to all the employees at the college where she and I worked. I selected this one especially for her, and it became her quote and mantra. It has remained my favorite since that time. She died in September, 1997, at the age of 39.)

2. My favorite part of February is Dad Tom’s birthday.

3. A little known fact about me is that I was once a dog person. (Though we had cats at home when I was very young, after I turned seven years old we only had dogs. I got my first dog when I was a sophomore in college and my second three or four years later. Tom and I got our first cat in the mid-80s. In all honesty, I still love dogs and all other animals. Kitties are just my favorite, along with pandas.)

4. Living with cats is the most rewarding experience in the world. (Bet you didn’t see that one coming. MOL!)

Feline Friday

Two mismatched peas in a pod.


Sawyer and Cooper Murphy are joining the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus as well as the Friendship Friday hop at Create with Joy. To visit either click on the appropriate badge.