Friday, July 19, 2019

Contemplating on Feral Friday

Hola kitties! We've made it to Friday! Whoa! Did we have some bad t-storms last night! I'll be writing more about them next week. I was fine but I do have a funny story to relay. I have some other business to attend to before then. I'm a cat and I don't like to get political but I can't figure out a way to answer today's fill-ins any other way. I'll try to keep it short.

Contemplating on Feral Friday

Our Flashback Foto is #891 from March 2010 and was chosen by Little Binky.

Contemplating on Feral Friday

I was on the couch minding my own business trying to have a quick bath. TW had her own agenda. She wanted a foto where it looked like I was wearing the Yankee top hat on the blankie behind me. It wasn't happening. She couldn't get me to look up. After I finished washing, I went back to reading the op-ed page in the newspaper. I like to laugh at all the stupid humans who think they know so much but know nothing. People have way too much time on their hands if they can write in to newspapers. They need cats to keep them busy.

Contemplating on Feral Friday

We gonna go head now to the Friendly Fill-Ins, a feature held weekly at this time. Let's meet our hosts—15andmeowing and Four Legged Furballs. They think up the fill-ins and I fill in the answers. My answers are underlined and in italics with further comments in italics. Each week my image relates to one of the fill-ins. Today it relates to number one.

1. I have been contemplating the state of the world. Humans have really mucked it up perhaps beyond repair. Have you been following those poor kitties in Aleppo? I have. Because of the endless war, humans have left their cats to fend for themselves without food or shelter. They're being bombed and gassed. Kittens are dying cos they don't have enough vaccines at the one sanctuary and vet clinic. It's just a horrible situation. Every day the team at Ernestos Sanctuary are bringing in abandoned and orphaned kittens as well as those filled with shrapnel. Stop it humans! Get along like the cats in the sanctuary! You can follow them here. There's also a private group and a website.

2. I want to start a convo about the heroes of 9/11. Everyone says "never forget" and yet their words are meaningless when everyone has forgotten. We take this personally. Why can this country afford tax cuts for the rich but not the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund? These men and women risked their lives and now many of them are dying of 9/11-related cancers and other health issues and they continually have to beg to be compensated. I'd like to go all feral on those who feel otherwise.

3. People should worry less about themselves and more about their cats. Admit it: you knew I was gonna say that.

4. I want to make the world a better place by putting cats in charge of governments. Seriously, we can do a better job. Look at how feral cat communities are run. There are cats of all different colors and backgrounds. No one gonna try to kick out the Somali cat cos she came from the next block. I wouldn't ostracize Summer cos she's a Somali. Cats rule. Humans drool.

Since it's still World Watercolor Month, I did a water paint on some textured paper rather than canvas. Dunno if you can tell in the painting that I'm sitting in bed peering over the sheet. I think your human will enjoy the puzzle if s/he have time on their hands. If you live on the east coast, it's too hot to go out.

Contemplating on Feral Friday

This is my Feral Friday entry in the Caturday Art blog hop which is hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and her mum to showcase the latest art by anipal artists using digital, Photoshop and original art. No talent? No problemo. There are hundreds of one-click apps for desktop or mobile devices that will turn your photos into works of art.

18 comments:

jank1961 said...

We like it when you get political! You are so right about cats running things, you are obviously much smarter than many of the humans running our government.
There should be no question about the 9/11 compensation - it should just be done. Period. Just like our VA hospitals oughta be the best hospitals in the country!
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

Sandee said...

I agree that we are messed up. We have been for a very long time. During many administrations too. Government isn't the solution, it's the problem.

Kitties are way smarter than humans. I've known that for years.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK; funding shuld ree mane... for all time... for de 911 victimz... we knew a ladee ; yes past tenze N both her cadaver dawgs; past tense all sew.... who succumbed ta cancer ~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Adelaide Dupont said...

Thank you for the point about 11 September 2001 compensation.

18 years of it and it is past time.

I think these good people should get what is due to them; the country; the world.

And I would like to see the veterans served better especially when it comes to mainstream services.

The history of rehabilitation is a powerful thing and needs to carry on its legacy.

Brian said...

Great answers CK, we'll never ever forget 911, your Pop's post is most important too. Yes, humans seem to muck up everything, but not your art, it's terrific!

pilch92 said...

I can see the Yankees hat. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have not been following those poor kitties, my heart can't take anymore. I have been following the plight of the 9/11 responders and how sad that one idiot is holding up everything.
I do think kitties would do a better job running the government. Thank you for the puzzle. I am off to do it. XO

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing your Friendly Fill-in answers. We enjoyed them very much. We were so close to seeing you wearing that Yankees hat. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful weekend.
World of Animals

Three Chatty Cats said...

Couldn't you have cooperated with TW to get that perfect shot? Great answers for the fill-ins. We definitely agree with you!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I agree with you 100% on your fill ins.
Thanks for the puzzle of your lovely art.

The Florida Furkids said...

Great Fill-ins and artwork. Thanks for the puzzle. 15:28!
The Florida Furkids

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Beautiful art and great answers!

We feel the same about our government at the moment.

Bunch of idiots called Conservatives running the country (who are about to choose the next PM). It's between 2 idiots - one with a surname that Mum says rhymes with a rude word and the other an idiot who looks quite like Trump.

We just want Larry the Number 10 cat to take over.

Larry for PM!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

catladymac said...

CK - you need to ring up John Stewart and go with him to Capitol Hill next time and BOTH of you go all feral ! Good on both of you !

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We're all for cats in charge! The Aleppo kitties break our hearts. Thank God for the heroes that are helping them. We need more people in the world like that.

Deb Barnes said...

We much prefer your common-sense commentary on politics than what we see every day on the TV and social media. Cats should be in charge and we'd put you on the top of the list as someone to lead the way. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Let me know when you want to run things, CK. It's time humans let us take over.

On another note, I didn't know it was Watercolor Month..I'll have to see what I come up with.
Later,
Tom x

meowmeowmans said...

We're with you totally, CK. Your fill-ins are spot on! We will never ever forget 9/11. We have friends who were first responders on that day. We will always remember. XO

Little Binky and Granny said...

Yes! We agree on all answers, CK, with cats...or dogs or any kind of animals, the world would be a so much better place. We're an example for people, if only they would listen instead of following their own craving-for-money ego🙊
I like that picture, it reminds me of myself :D Your art is beautiful as always and I try to make the puzzle asap😸COOL Pawkisses for a wonderful day🐾😽💞

The Menagerie Mom said...

It breaks my heart to read or hear or see what's going on in Aleppo. It makes me feel so sick to think of what the cats there are going through, though I am so incredibly glad there are people over there at least trying to help them. We're purring and praying for all of the victims there. CK, we agree 1000% that kitties should take charge of this world. What a wonderful world that would be.