Friendly Fill-Ins Week 247

HI everyone! Time for the fill-ins. I came up with the first two sentences and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with the second two. If you didn’t do a post for them, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you. The link is open until Wednesday night.

1. I keep hoping _________________________________.
2. Last year at this time, I was _____________________.
3. _________ is my favorite kind of weather.
4. One random fact I happen to know is _________.
My answers:
1. I keep hoping a stray cat will appear in our yard so I can keep it. Back in 2005, my Angel Stinky showed up on a cold night and the following week, Angel Prancie arrived. Angel Tallulah showed up in 2006, Penny in 2012 and Emmy in 2017.
2 Last year at this time, I was hopeful that COVID wasn’t as bad as the news made it sound and I figured a cure would be found within a few months. I was way off on that.
3. Fall weather ( crisp and cool) is my favorite kind of weather. I don’t mind the cold either as long as it stays above zero. 🙂
4. One random fact I happen to know is the new season of Dexter is being filmed in Massachusetts.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Here is Angel Spooky back in 2016 posing with the Dr. Seuss hat.

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  1. 1. I keep hoping that this snow will melt by tomorrow(not gonna happen).
    2. Last year at this time, I was warmer and didn’t have to wear a mask.
    3. Springtime is my favorite kind of weather.
    4. One random fact I happen to know is that when a cat brings its toy and places it at your feet, it is trying to teach you to hunt(at least that’s what my son says, and he’s always giving you random facts).

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I think your son is correct about cats bringing a toy and in some cases, a real mouse. I wonder if we will ever be mask free?

  2. Angel Spooky looks adorable. It’s amazing how strays can become family. Cookie (the one I lost in November was a stray). She was the friendliest cat ever. Kit is sort of a stray. A stray gave birth to her on our deck and left her. We took Kit in and kept her ever since – she’ll be 4 in April. There were others along the way. Here in Florida, there aren’t any strays in our neighborhood. The strays we had were when we lived in NY. I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Ms. Ellen, you probably won’t believe me – and you should research this for yourself – but covid has been over for a while and the media is hyping up the normal flu season just to make humans afraid… People who are fearful are easier to control. In other meows, the media is working with Deep State politicians to try and control everyone… They have known chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine was a vaccine for flu and even the common cold since at least 2005, which is when Fauci authored a paper on it – this was published in an August edition of the Virology Journal… Trump mentioned hydroxychloroquine months ago, but the media and Deep State didn’t want the scamdemic to end, so they came up with false reports about it being dangerous…. Believe is or not – and please do your own research, but don’t use wikipedia or google, as they are in on this control human minds thing, too – flu shots are much more dangerous than covid …. and I’m hearing those are what Biden is having distributed.
    Oh and thank you for hosting this blog hop.

    1. Thank you. I sure hope the shots are not that dangerous as my hubby wants one ASAP and he is now eligible, My mom refuses.

  4. None of us realized how bad Covid was at the beginning…..but things are getting better now thankfully. I think you are overdue for a kitty to show up looking for shelter – they seem to know that you are willing to give them a “second chance” !!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  5. Angel Spooky looks great in red! I heard a cat meowing last night very close to us and it worried me. We are surrounded by a Preserve and it is not good for a domestic cat to be wandering around. We have never heard or seen stray cats since we moved here three years ago. I enjoyed your Fill-Ins!
    1. I keep hoping to get a call for our shots for the vaccine.
    2. Last year at this time, we had family from Missouri and had no idea what was ahead of us with Covid.
    3. Cool with low humidity is my favorite kind of weather.
    4. One random fact I happen to know is that life is like a roller coaster.

    1. I hope that cat is OK. Thank you for these great answers. I hope you get the call soon. My hubby just became eligible, but all the nearby places are full. I hope you can still skype with family. Good point about life, it sure is. Have a nice weekend. XO

  6. Aw cute photo. Over the years I’ve had 5 cats show up in my backyard, so it’s always on my mind that another one may come by someday in need of a home.

  7. We love the photo. All of us are rescues and Einstein was found in a yard but not ours. So good to be able to help and then receive so much in return. We like the cold too but SNOW NO

  8. Love your fill-ins and I chuckled with the stray cats showing up. I hope you find a few. Just saying.

    Dexter has a new show? I watched the original way back.

    Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins. I always enjoy participating.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties; ♥

    1. Thank you. Yes, they are making another season set in NY state, but filming in Massachusetts. XO

  9. awww Angel Spooky is beautiful! Good info about the series Dexter…..have a great day!

  10. What great friendly fill-in answers. We especially like #1. Like you we were hopeful COVID would be gone or almost gone but instead it got worse. There’s still hope though because things always seem to get worse before it gets better.
    We love Angel Spooky’s picture with the Dr. Seuss hat on.
    Who won the Dr. Seuss giveaway or hasn’t it been announced yet?

  11. 1. I keep hoping that soon the nursing home and all others as well, will be able to be having visitors again, the residents are so lonely and rather confused about where their families are, and not getting real live hugs and kisses is so depressing..
    2. Last year at this time, I was not even thinking about this evil virus that much, as it was just the beginning…sigh….
    3. About 75 with low humidity and some pretty sunshine is my favorite kind of weather.
    4. One random fact I happen to know is one of my favorite composers was born on Washington’s BD, and another was born on Feb 29th!! (Rossini).

    1. Thank you for these great answers. That is so sad that the residents can’t have visitors as it is so good for well being.
      That is good that you know when your favorite composers were born. You could be a music professor. XO

  12. Angel Spooky looks very cute in the hat. I keep hoping a stray will turn up too but we never see any around here. After Flynn passed we said we would spend more time travelling while I am still able to do so so agreed it wouldn’t be fair to adopt a cat and keep going off. I really miss having a little furry friend to give my love to, and if a stray did turn up I know Ivor would have a change of heart and let it stay

  13. Those are some great answers. Just wondering: do you come up with the fill-ins specifically for some answers? Like did you want to mention what you keep hoping for when you wrote the fill-in? I ax a lot of questions.

    1. I have a list of them ready, but sometimes like for that question I do write them for a specific answer. XO

  14. We hope that kitty shows up soon for you because we know that would be one very lucky kitty. Mom and Dad found a lost dog today. We wish we could have kept her but they found her owners and brought her home.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. Wee have our own ‘Stinky’ man cat here…mee cuud send him to you Miss Ellen!! Hee iss a reel social cat an needss a guud home!
    Not sure if hee iss a stray or has a home butt hee sure iss irrytatin!
    **purrss** BellaDharma

  16. What I remember of my last day in the office, was the look on my supervisor’s face, when he told me that he was going home RIGHT NOW, and that I should do the same. It’ll soon be a year from that day.

  17. I was also hopeful – and wrong – about Covid not turning out to be so bad. 🙁
    Word must be out that yours is the place to go for stray cats. Hope another shows up soon!

  18. Fantastic fill-ins, as always! Your #1 is so sweet. Any kitty would be blessed to find you, and I hope a stray in need of a home makes his or her way to you. That would be the best thing to ever happen to them. And I completely agree that fall weather is the best. And your random fact is so fun. I’m making my way through Dexter and am loving it. I’m on season 6, and I already can’t wait for the new season. Angel Spooky is beyond adorable! Purrs!

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