Friday, December 30, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 34

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

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Okay, let's get this party started!

1. The highlight of my Christmas was having Bill home. We were able to take Stella & Kenzie to visit family, too. The cats stayed home to be spoiled by their sitter, who did just that.

2. My New Year's resolution is “hiss less, purr more”. Attitude is critical in all things. To be a positive force, you have to have a positive attitude. I would rather be part of a solution than part of a problem.  

3. This year, 2016, was difficult in many ways, for many people. The world is a very scary place, where it seems anything goes. Man thinks he has all of the answersObviously, man is wrong

 4. Next year, 2017, I am hopeful that the tide will turn, bringing back some of the morals, values, and kindnesses that we seem to have forgotten...but so desperately need.

Our Maisie, helping raise orphaned kittens

Wishing you a year filled with fun surprises!
 Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments


  1. I think I'm going to resolve to do the same thing! It's so easy to complain, without even bothering to try to be part of the solution.

  2. These are all great answers. I am glad that Stella and Kenzie got to go visiting with you and the kitties were spoiled.

    I have been in hiss mode lately, and need to find my way out of that. Without a break, I don't know how that will happen, but I still need to try.

    I love all the photos you have shared, especially the one of Maisie with the kitties. So sweet! Our Shep loved kitties, too, and they would sleep with her.

    Have a blessed day and a Happy New Year!

  3. Annie, so glad to hear your Christmas was a good one. A positive attitude can carry you through this life with less bumps. It won't fix everything but it sure helps with the way you get through the difficult parts. So, hissing less and purring more is a great idea. I like the one that I don't need resolutions, I'm already purrrfect! I may have to borrow that one, if you don't mind. :) I'm not gonna make any resolutions but I do have certain goals I want to work toward. Maybe I'll get them accomplished but if not I'll try again the following new year. I hope 2017 brings better health your way, continued happiness & love, and success in all you do. XOXO

  4. Tee Hee you always have the best photos! Love the party hat (and party ears!)......we love your answers to the fill-ins this week. Here's to a BETTER, HAPPIER and more SENSIBLE new year!

    Hugs, Angel Sam and Mom Pam

  5. "Hiss less, purr more"--what a great resolution, and I think it's one that a lot of us could make. Terrific party hats too!

  6. Love your answer to #4. We do need to help, or at least do no harm, as much as we can. Happy Friday!

  7. Good to hear that Bill was home for the holidays. I agree with you on answer #2 and #3 and #4 as well, however, I kept my answers more on a personal level :)
    Wishing you all the best, Annie!

  8. What wonderful answers to all of these! I am so glad that you and Bill got to spend Christmas together. And I just love your answer to #2 - it's so true, and I should add this to my list of resolutions. There is so much truth in your answers to #3 and #4 as well, and I am of the same mind as you for both of them. Thank you so much for always hosting this great challenge, and we will of course continue to join you in the New Year! A very happy New Year to you and your family!

  9. Great Fill-ins!! We're hoping for a good 2017 too.

    The Florida Furkids

  10. I like your thoughts on 2017, and as usual your pictures are right on. We haven't had a kitty for a long time.

  11. The highlight of my Christmas was dinner... :)
    My New Year's resolution is I don't do New Year's resolutions.
    The year 2016 was challenging in more ways than I could imagine.
    Next year, 2017, looks to be a challenge too.

    Annie, kindness is the real deal. If we could just ALL be kind to all... the world would be a better place. Tall order I suppose!

  12. Excellent answers and adorable photos to go with them. Is that George saying it wasn't his fault? It has been a tough year for so many, I do hope 2017 is going to be
    better for everyone. XO

  13. As always, I love the cat pictures. I believe we need a more positive world. This year will be better for all of us. Have a Happy New Year.

  14. Oh they are all so cute!I like your resolutions...they all apply to me also...especially 2 & 4

  15. Wonderful fill-ins. Glad you had a joyous holiday.

    Happy New Year.

  16. LOVE the cat with the point hats on his ears. He just flicks his ears and off they go! Too Cute!!

  17. great answers- i especially love your comment -hiss less, purr more!! I will try to practice that philosophy!

  18. Wonderful answers! I especially agree with you on #2. Love all the kitty pics. Happy New Year!

  19. We always love your answers and those were darn good!

  20. Love your answers as always and especially the photos.

    Fun surprises for the new year would be a nice treat.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2017!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Friendly Fill-Ins

  21. You always make me smile and chuckle with the memes you select, and I need as many of both as I can get. I pray for a 2017 that is easier and kinder for all of us, especially you, my friend, and Chloe Jo. Sending lots of love and hugs, Janet

  22. Great fill in responses. Your resolution is spot on. We wish many people would try to be more of the solution. :)

    Happy New Year to you all!

  23. Happy New Year to you and Bill and all those lovely and wonderful fur buddies! I hope the holidays have been good to all of you, and that the new year brings much happiness, peace and love! I'll be back joining you as soon as the kids return to school. :)