Friday, September 23, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 20


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. As always, we have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

Thank you so much for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what this is all about. Don't forget to visit everyone on the list. 

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was quite some time ago. We tend to have a movie night at home much more often than at the theatre. It is more cozy, especially with PJs, pillows, blankets, and, of course, critters!


2. The title of my autobiography would be “Momcat”. I have contemplated this, and if and when I write a memoir, it will be about my life of animal rescue. “Momcat” has been a nickname of mine going back to when I first began mothering orphaned kittens, a lifetime ago! “Momcat” is even monogrammed on my favourite robe.

~Some of my babies, including George~

3. I would love to learn photo art. There is so much I would like to do with my photos, and just don’t seem to be able to get going with it. One thing that I really need to learn is how to block out a “cluttered” background to focus on the main subject, like one of the critters.


4. I am glad that I learned how to care for animals as a vet tech, because I have been able to make a real difference. Learning procedures, treatments, and special techniques, including rehabilitation, has helped me help so many. I feel blessed to have done that.




Autumn is here! Enjoy it with your friends!



Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments

29 comments:

  1. Helping those who cannot help themselves is indeed a great talent. Not everyone can do this. I am sure all the ones you helped say thanks.

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    1. Thanks, David. I consider this a God-given gift, to be able to help critters. I just help Him help them.

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  2. The animals have been so blessed to have you along the way as you have been blessed to help and love them. I think it is wonderful that you have impacted and bettered the lives of so many animals. You are a blessing to many people, too, Annie, including me.

    Speaking of cluttered backgrounds, one thing that I like is an app in my phone that lets me pixelate areas of the photo. The Reverent Xerxes photo that we have had a less than stellar background, but the pixelating saved that otherwise precious photo of our baby. It can be a test to watch out for every single thing that will be in the frame when we're so focused on our actual subject. I love the photo of the kitties climbing your leg. All of those kitty images are great. The little black kitty in the popcorn is absolutely adorable. I couldn't eat the popcorn after the kitty had been sitting in it, but it is adorable. :)

    Thanks for co-hosting the fill-ins with Ellen. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. I need to find a program or app that lets me clean up backgrounds. It can be distracting.
      Thank you for your kind comments, too. HUGS!

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  3. Enjoyed your post Annie. Your fill=ins were so real. The first fill-in, you forgot to tell us the movie you saw.

    Kali and Shoko

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    1. I tend to be very real. *wink* I am sure the movie was a comedy...just cannot recall which one. Bill and I like to laugh together when we go out. There is so much seriousness daily.

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  4. Being a momcat is a special calling. If i get to retire in the next few years, i'd like to go back to bottle raising more of them.

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    1. Bottle feeding is my favourite rescue act. I love the way the babies thrive. And, seeing them come into what God created them to do is amazing. They inspire me.

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  5. Love your answers (and the pictures!). I put some kind of reply over at 15andmeowing.com

    That's Purrfect

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  6. I always look so forward to the fill-ins challenge each and every week. And you and Ellen came up with such great ones this week (as always!)! Your answers are just as great!

    I love the idea of "Momcat" as a book title. I hope to read your autobiography some day!

    Oh my goodness, I'm just like you with respect to the photo editing. I so badly wish I could edit, enhance, and do all sorts of photo art, but, alas, I lack any skill in that realm.

    I was never a certified vet tech, but I did work as a vet assistant for a couple of years, and I am so grateful for all that I learned. I still use a lot of the knowledge to this day - it's something that never quite leaves you, isn't it?

    Thank you so much for hosting this with Ellen each week, Annie! We always have such fun! (And, I plan on posting my Happiness Tag responses tomorrow. They've been such fun to work on!)

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    1. We do seem to have a lot in common! I look forward to your answers this week and your Tag!

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  7. Great answers! We think Momcat is a wonderful name and a purrfect book title!! We didn't know #4!

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. Thanks. The fill-ins really help us get to know one another. I am glad you join in.

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  8. Great answers and accompanying photos. I like the cat with the camera :) I wish I knew photography too. I think MomCat is the purrfect name for your autobiography. That is wonderful that you have used the skills you learned as a vet tech to save so many lives. Have a great weekend! XO

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    1. I think that we each have gifts and skills. If we try to use them, everyone benefits. Hugs.

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  9. I agree with you on 1 and 3. I love that you have a robe that says Momcat. Did Bill give it to you? I suspect that you becoming a Vet Tech was exactly in keeping with God's plan to have you care for his critters in need! <3

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    1. I try to follow God's plan, Josie. I am so very human, and a work in progress, though.

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  10. Annie, I'd like to learn more about photoart, too. I only dabble around the edges unlike some and I'm always awed by people's creations. Being a Momcat is a nice person to be for those who need the special care from a human. I know your work is rewarding. Thanks for hosting the Friday Fill-ins fun. Have a good weekend!

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  11. We're like you - we'd much rather watch movies at home where it's nice and comfy, and you can hit 'pause' to get a snack or for potty breaks without missing any of the movie! :)

    I would totally read your autobiography! That sounds interesting! :)

    I learned photo art, but it's been a very long time since I've applied any learning so I'm quite rusty. I would love to re-learn that as well! :)

    I think it's so awesome that you're a vet tech! Your passion and love for animals shows, and all critters need that kind of compassion and love!

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  12. Absolutely perfect completions, Annie. We rarely go out to the movies. We just figured out how to get our Amazon Prime on the TV so we can watch oodles of things from we never seen...all for free. Having the background as a vet tech is enviable. The knowledge is invaluable. And your memes are always so cute and appropriate. Fall...is it fall? It is supposed to be 90 degrees here today and tomorrow! I am so over it. Just too, too much for me. Sending lots of love and hugs, your friend Janet

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  13. Those precious creatures have been so blessed to have an ally like you!! Whatsoever we've done for the smallest of creatures, says so much about who we are. My littlest ZooZoo said this week she wanted to be a veterinarian --- and I was so thrilled!!! She's only 6 so she might change her mind, but I think she's definitely go the same loving heart as you.

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  14. dood !!! look at ewe aza we one ☺☺☺☺☺

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  15. Wonderful answers as always.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Friendly Fill-ins

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  16. Those were terrific answers and we total love your photo captions!

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  17. I am trying to learn about photography too. It is fun!

    : )

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  18. Momcat is a great title...and nickname. Learning to compose and edit photos would be wonderful but I am too lazy to put the effort in so my photos are always going to be a bit off. Movies at home is the best!

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  19. Wonderful answers, 'momcat' :) Like you we prefer to stay home and have our movie nights on weekends. But every now and then we hit the movies for e.g. the next Star Wars :)
    PhotoArt, huh? Well, but what you are describing, blurring the background, can and should be achieved in camera. Just set it to Manual or A (on a Nikon) = half automatic, aperture priority, choose the biggest aperture = smallest number e.g. 2.8, focus on your subject and shoot away - et voila, blurred background for you.

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  20. We love your answers, Annie! We especially love the name "MomCat," and your idea for a book based on your life and animal rescue. Hugs!

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