by Janet Blue on August 12, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 14

Our petretary has let us down. We have several things we need to post, but she is just too busy watching the Olympics to do our bidding. The only other things she has been doing is swimming and coloring. She hasn’t even been reading the two books to us we need to review. We think she is totally useless and selfish! MOUSES!


We had to take things into our own paws and do this post. First we need to do the Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Mom Ellen at 15 And Meowing and Mom Annie at McGuffy’s Reader. We divided these up, and four of us got to fill-in one each.

1. Mauricio: My nickname is Mau. I think most of you know this. My humans never called me this. The name was given to me by my pal, Cat Scout Sushi, and it stuck. Everyone at Cat Scouts calls me Mau.

2. Fiona: The first thing I ever won was being adopted with my sisfur, Giulietta. Mom had only planned to adopt one kitty, but after selecting Giulietta she saw my sweet but sad face and knew she couldn’t leave me behind. I am so thankful as Giulietta and I are inseparable.

3. Calista Jo: I have never been to the BlogPaws Conference, but I hope to go in 2017.

4. Lily Olivia: Next year in February I will have my 18th birthday. I have no doubt I will be around to celebrate it. Two of our angels, Steamer and Louise, lived to be 17. Daphne made it to 19. I hope to at least tie her record.

Our completions of the fill-ins are the parts printed in teal italics.

This is a blog hop. You can add your link on Annie’s blog. We have linked to her blog above.

Now that we have completed that task, we have a photo to share. It was the view from our kitchen window this morning.


Squirrel sunning himself and waiting for turn at the bird feeder.


Can you believe this guy? What does he think this is? A resort. He was waiting for his turn at the bird feeder, but he wasn’t eating the seeds. He was bringing them back to the planters and burying them. And do you see how awful that coco fiber looks that lines the planter? This guy (girl?) stole all the missing fiber. We watched him one afternoon as he tore away mouthfuls and then scampered off to the big tree in our yard to build a nest. He came back again and again and totally destroyed that plant liner.

The critters who inhabit our yard are so cheeky. One of those marmots was busily scarfing up sunflower seeds of the ground while Mom was swimming. When dad walked by him to get in the pool, he just kept munching away. See what we mean? Totally cocky critters!

So that’s it from us for today. If we can tear the petretary away from her preposterous pursuits, we’ll be back tomorrow with some Caturday Art.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

McGuffy's Reader August 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you guys. You know it. And Mom is a saint.
I am so sorry that I am late. Life has been complicated lately. I appreciate you being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins! Hugs!
Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~
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Mary Jane Witter August 16, 2016 at 9:19 am

Loved the squirrel pic! This is a great pose when cooling down on a hot day. I have seen squirrels lying in trees like this during hot summer days. Your porch-lying buddy seems to have found himself a comfy place to rest from his nest gathering.

Stacy Uncorked August 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Great answers! That squirrel looks right at home lounging waiting for his turn…how dare he destroy those planters, though! Bet his nest is nice and comfy, though! 😉
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Sammy August 13, 2016 at 6:35 am

Great fill-ins Kitties Blue Crew!! As for Mr. Squirrel – well – they do a good job of finding appropriate (for them anyway!) nesting materials wherever they can. Cocoa pot liners DO make a very soft bit of bedding in a squirrel nest after all…..and I think it’s nice of him to plant sunflowers in your deck pots – trying to help you decorate your deck?????? Squirrels are fun to watch though – they do the funniest things sometimes. HAPPY weekend – try to stay cool in this hideous heat!

Love, Sammy
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Brian Frum August 12, 2016 at 6:57 pm

We enjoyed your answers and nicknames are fun…sometimes!
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Flynn August 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm

I like your answers. My mum is watching the Olympics too instead of helping me visit more friends. That squirrel is very cheeky.
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The Island Cats August 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Great fill in answers, guys. And that is one cheeky squirrel. The ones around here like to lay around that same way.
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David E. McClendon Sr. August 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Cat Scouts? Got to love that. I was a Girl Scout and a Boy Scout but never a Cat Scout.
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Suzanne Gunter McClendon August 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Fiona, I’m glad that you were adopted, too. There was one time when we ended up with two kitties instead of one because I couldn’t leave one behind either. That story is on David’s blog (my husband).

Lily Olivia, I love you name. I hope that you’ll have a very happy 18th birthday and many, many more. 🙂

Mau is a cute nickname.

Calista Jo, what do they do at this conference?

Have a blessed weekend!
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Jeanne Foguth August 12, 2016 at 10:52 am

A squirrel!!! Horrors! Have your staff get some habanero powder and sprinkle it on the bird seed (birds love it, but squirrels HATE it) and you’d better sprinkle those planters, too!!!
That’s what I had my staff do to the squirrel that dared to invade my oak tree! Ha! It worked, too, but warn them not to sprinkle it when there is a breeze – it’s sort of like that pepper spray weapon.
Purrseidon >^.^<

da tabbies o trout towne August 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

awesum fill in anzswerz guys !!! N tell yur mom N dad ta uze caushun while out doorz…squirrel iz az vizshuz az deer ……troo lee ~~~~~~~~~~ heerz two a sand knifefish kinda week oh end !! ♥♥♥

BeadedTail August 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

We enjoyed your answers! Lily Olivia, we have no doubt you’ll be around to celebrate several more birthdays! That squirrel is indeed very cheeky! It’s cute too!
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The Florida Furkids August 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

Great answers!!! Mom uses safflower seed – the squirrels don’t like it so they stay away!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of love from Allie to her sweet hubby Mau!
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William's Kith & Kin August 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

OMC, look at that fat and sassy squirrel! Fiona, we especially loved your answer, since it’s what happened with Ivan and Izzy too.
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Dan August 12, 2016 at 9:50 am

I really liked your answers too!!! Nice and helpful post!!

mommakatandherbearcat August 12, 2016 at 9:47 am

That is some squirrel! I’m guessing he’d be tasty 🙂
Excellent fill-ins too!
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Ellen Pilch August 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

Thank you for participating, great answers. That was a great idea to take turns. Fiona, you won the best thing in the world, a loving home with your sister. And Lily Olivia, I hope you surpass Daphne’s record by many years.
That is a cheeky squirrel and destructive too.
Have a nice weekend!
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mariodacat August 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

Marmots don’t seem to have much of a fear of humans. We stopped along the road one time while driving in Alaska as one was munching on something. M wanted a picture of it cuz she thought he was cute. M said they walked up to him quite close and he just kept on eating. Cute little guys too, said M.
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The Menagerie Mom August 12, 2016 at 7:55 am

Perhaps your petretary is just using a bit of her vacation time? Well, regardless, we love your fill-ins! You all gave such great answers. And we love the shot of that cocky squirrel. I think he’s waiting for his breakfast in bed, the little squatter. Purrs!
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Sometimes Cats Herd You August 12, 2016 at 6:07 am

That squirrel is getting a little too comfy on your railing. He definitely needs to be put in his place!
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Toby August 12, 2016 at 4:06 am

Great Answers to the Fill-ins!! We’re hoping to go to Blog Paws next year, too – so maybe we a me you, Calista Jo!!!
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The Swiss Cats August 12, 2016 at 2:57 am

We loved reading your answers. It looks like that squirrel is shameless ! Purrs
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Summer August 12, 2016 at 1:47 am

I loved reading your answers today. My human isn’t watching the Olympics on TV, but she catches some of the best gymnastics performances online.
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