Friday, April 15, 2016

Feline Friday and A to Z: Mikey

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!
Mikey, #1 Son's big part Maine coon cat, might be one of the laziest cats i've ever met. Not only does he not like to bother grooming himself -- he lets EnigmaSissy do it for him -- he is too lazy to get up and go to the food bowl to eat.

At the bottom of the stairs where the main food bowl sits.

He hooks pieces with his claws!

The pics are a bit blurry because he stops doing it if you get too close, but he lies near the bowl, reaches in and scoops a piece of food and brings it over to where he is lying, and eats lying down!






Today is:

Caballo de Paso Peruano -- Pachacamac, Peru (National Contest of Paso Horses/The National Horse Competition of the native Peruvian horse, the Paso; through the 20th)

Celtic Tree Month Saille (willow) begins

Dandelion Day/Springfest Weekend -- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US (annual celebration used as a respite to diffuse tension around exam time; through Sunday)

Day of the Sun -- North Korea (Kim Il Sung's Birthday Holiday)

Fast Food Day -- the first franchised McDonald's opened this day in 1955 in Des Plaines, IL, US

Father Damien Day -- Hawaii, US (Patron of lepers)

Feria Nacional de San Marcos -- Palenque, Mexico (through May 8; feast of San Marcos, with rodeos, bull fights, folk dancing, parades, mariachi and muchos mas)

Festival of Heru; Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fluff Appreciation Day -- internet generated

Fordicalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (cow sacrifice to the earth mother, Tellus Mater)

Global Youth Service Day -- annual campaign to mobilize children and youth to make a difference; through Sunday

Guangzhou (Canton) Spring Trade Fair -- Guangzhou (Canton), China (a month-long spring trade fair held the same dates each year)

Hillsborough Disaster Memorial -- Anfield at Liverpool, England

Holiday in Dixie -- Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, US (ten days celebrating the Louisiana Purchase and what it meant to the US; at least, that's the formal excuse for a really fun party!)

Income Tax Pay Day -- Philippines

Jackie Robinson Day -- Major League Baseball

Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest -- Washington, MO, US (professional BBQ competition, plus music and fun; through Sunday)

Make a Quilt Day -- obviously begun by someone who has no idea how long the process really takes! not associated with National Quilting Day or Project Linus' Make a Blanket Day

Natchitoches Jazz Festival -- Natchitoches, LA, US (what Louisiana is known for, food, music, and passing a good time! through tomorrow)

National Glazed Ham Day

Ramnawami / Ramanavami / Chaitay Dashain -- India; Nepal (Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, avatar of Vishnu)
     Swaminarayan Jayanti -- birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition

Rubber Eraser Day -- today in 1770, Joseph Priestly described a vegetable gum which had the ability to rub out pencil marks

Schmeckfest -- Freeman, SD, US (two weekends full of sausage and sauerkraut, kuchen, musical entertainment, and more, celebrating the German, Russian, and Mennonite heritage of the area)

St. Hunna's Day (Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen)

Swallow Day -- England (traditional date of the return of chimney swallows)

Take a Wild Guess Day -- sponsored by Jim Barber as a day to honor guesses, hunches, inspirations, speculations and other forms of “intuitive intelligence” 
 
Tipsa Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (celebration of the start of plowing)

Titanic Remembrance Day

World Creativity and Innovation Week -- always begins on DaVinci's birth anniversary
    World Art Day -- because he was an artist as well as inventor
 

Anniversary Today:

Gallaudet University is founded, 1817 (first US public school for the deaf)



Birthdays Today:

Emma Watson, 1990
Ilya Kovalchuck, 1983
Seth Rogen, 1982
Patrick Carney, 1980
Anna Torv, 1978
Emma Thompson, 1959
Evelyn Ashford, 1957
Heloise Cruse Evans, 1951
Amy Wright, 1950
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, 1947
Claudia Cardinale, 1939
Roy Clark, 1933
Elizabeth Montgomery, 1933
Leon Schotter, 1922
Harold Washington, 1922
Hilda Simms, 1920
Hans Conried, 1917
Bessie Smith, 1894
Thomas Hart Benton, 1889
Sam Rodia, 1875
John Munroe Longyear, 1850
Henry James, 1843
Joseph E. Seagram, 1841
Charles Willson Peale, 1741(O.S. date)
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"In Living Color"(TV), 1990
"Driving Miss Daisy"(Play), 1987


Today in History:

Pope Innocent III refuses to grant permission to the Jews of Cordova, Spain, to build a synagogue, 1250
Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London, 1755
The first school for the deaf in the US opens in Hartford, Connecticut, 1817
The last day US silver coins are allowed to circulate in Canada, 1870
Harley Proctor begins producing Ivory Soap, 1878
General Electric Company is incorporated, 1892
The Titanic sinks, 1912
Insulin becomes available to diabetics, 1923
Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas, 1924
Jackie Robinson debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947
White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city, 1957
Tokyo Disney Resort (and the Tokyo Disneyland park) opens in Tokyo Bay (Japan), 1983
Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China, 1989
Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization, 1994
Astronomers at San Francisco State University announce the discovery of the first multiplanet solar system besides our own, three planets around Upsilon Andromedaie, 1999
Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe, 2010
In a Schrodinger's cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light; this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another, 2011

12 comments:

  1. Cats are so funny. George did that until recently. I think it was a phase for him. He was hunting it.

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  2. Smart kitty. Have a cute Friday my good friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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  3. Some cats are full of energy and then there is this one that's not. Too cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  4. LMAO hilarious and clever :-)

    Have a shortcuttastic weekend :-)

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  5. We've always had great luck with Maine Coons. Certainly in the Top 10 cats of all time for us. I've never known a lazy one, but knowing cats, there's always a first time. They're as individual as humans.

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  6. Mikey likes to eat laying down? He isn't a Maine coon; he's a Roman.

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  7. I swear I'd eat lying down if it wouldn't get the food all over me and everything else. LOL!

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  8. That cat is too clever. LOL
    I love your facts and the day's history.

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  9. Love it! My daughter had a cat that did that too! Too much trouble to move closer to the dish. LOL Toby is part Maine Coon too, and is going to be a BIG boy!

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  10. Ours has found that a treat hidden in a long container is fun to play with, so I see a similar situation in my future!
    Cat

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