Friday, September 22, 2017

Jungle Cat! (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

The shelter occasionally gets a purebred cat, generally a Siamese or Persian.  We've had the odd Maine Coon, Ragdoll, American Curl, and even Munchkins.  This handsome fellow was our first Bengal:

Bengals are a hybrid of Asian leopard cats and domestic cats.





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Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:


Week 72: September 22, 2017

1. I would never be friends with someone who _______________.

2. I will never refuse ________________.

3. I have never been to                , but                              .

4. When it comes to                        , I                              .


1. I would never be friends with someone who was purposefully cruel to animals or people.

2. I will  never refuse honest work for honest pay, at least, until i get to where i have to (or can) retire.
  
3. I have never been to Alaska/Australia/Canada/New Zealand (in alphabetical order), but a long trip that includes all of them is one of my fondest dreams.

4. When it comes to raising bottle feed kittens, i will go to extraordinary lengths to save them if i have to.  It doesn't always work, but i can always keep trying.



Today is:

Aizu Byakko Matsuri -- Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima, Japan (ceremonial recreation of a march to war in 1868; through the 24th)

American Business Women's Day -- US (anniversary of the founding of the American Business Women's Association)

Autumnal Equinox -- 20:02 UTC, 4:02pm EDT; related observances
    Mabon -- Wicca/Pagan Northern Hemisphere
    Ostara -- wicca/Pagan Southern Hemisphere
    Alban Elfed -- Celtic Winter Finding
    Chuseok -- Korean harvest festival (high point of the festival)
    Feast of Carpo -- Greek Horae, goddess of autumn
    Kukulcan Snake God Celebration -- Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico (the snake appears at the equinox, a time to honor this Mayan god)
    Festival of the Sea Goddess -- Eskimo
    Higan -- Japan
    Mabon/Fallfest -- Asatru/Norse Pagan (harvest festival, time to make wine and mead for the next winter)
    Oenach Carman -- Ancient Celtic Calendar
    Sendai Great Tug-of-War -- Sendai, Japan (festival on the equinox that dates back over 400 years)     
    Svarog's Holiday -- Slavic Pagan Calendar/Asatru (day to drink mead in honor of Svarog, god of fire and the sky)

Baltimore Book Festival -- Baltimore, MD, US (the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of literary arts; through Sunday)

Boidromia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; honor Apollon as god of rescue during war)

Breakfast, Snack, Elevenses, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Tea, Snack, Dinner, Snack, More Snacks, Supper, Snack, and Bilgewack Celebration Day -- Fairy Calendar (Borms; they are little known relatives of Goblins, given to being overweight and sedentary and lying around feeling ill; bilgewack is their term for having eaten too much and having to lie down.)

Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival of the Arts And Crafts -- Washington, MO, US (chili fest and contest, juried art festival, beer, specialty foods, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Coya Raymi -- Inca Native Americans (festival to honor Moon Goddess Quilla, with a focus on purging sickness and evil; through tomorrow, dates approximate)

Dear Diary Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; get it down on paper! 

Elephant Appreciation Day -- sponsored by "Elefunteria

Feast of Mikeli -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (harvest celebration; through the 24th)

Hobbit Day -- Bilbo's and Frodo's Birth anniversary

Ice Cream Cone Day -- Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for an ice cream cone mold on this day in 1903

Imilchil Marriage Festival -- Imilchil, Morocco (commonly translated as the Marriage Festival, it is more of a Betrothal Festival among the Berber people; a three day whirlwind of speed dating, exotic music, traditional costumes, and romance in which people from small villages can allow their children to find marriage partners from among their own peoples)

Independence Day -- Bulgaria(1908); Mali(1960)


Jeans for Genes Day -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases) 

Liberty Fall Festival -- Liberty, MO, US (right in the heart of the town square, among the historic buildings from the 1800s, lots for everyone to do; through Sunday)

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through Oct. 1)

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)

Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival -- Mount Pleasant, PA, US (a "front porch neighborhood" festival; through Sunday)

National Centenarians Day -- US

National White Chocolate Day

OneWebDay

Princess Martha Louise's Birthday -- Norway (an official flag day)

Ritual of the Netjers of the Two Lands (Upper and Lower Egypt) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (ends today at evening)

St. Maurice's Day (Patron of armies, cloth dyers, cloth makers, infantrymen, soldiers, swordsmiths, weavers; Austria; Manresa, Spain; Pianello Val Tidone, Italy; Piedmont, Italy; Sardinia; Stadtsulza, Germany; Pontifical Swiss Guards; against cramps and gout)

Tennessee Craft Fair -- Nashville, TN, US (the state's premier outdoor showcaswe for American fine crafts; through Sunday)

Virginia Peanut Festival -- Emporia, VA, US (and you thought all peanuts came from Georgia! come enjoy peanuts and carnival, quilt show, a peanut butter sculpture contest, fireworks, and more the Virgina way; through Sunday)

Warrens Cranberry Festival -- Warrens, WI, US (tour a cranberry bog, enjoy the festival and food; through Sunday)

Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days -- Olathe, KS, US (celebrate the Santa Fe Trail; through Sunday)

World Carfree Day -- UN (encouraging all of us to go car free for a day, and see the world from a different perspective!) 


Birthdays Today:

Billie Piper, 1982
Ronaldo, 1976
Bonnie Hunt, 1964
Catherine Oxenberg, 1961
Scott Baio, 1961
Joan Jett, 1960
Andrea Bocelli, 1958
Debby Boone, 1956
Shari Belafonte, 1954
Arthur O. Sulzberger, 1951
Paul Le Mat, 1945
Junko Tabel, 1939 (first woman to summit Everest)
Tommy Lasorda, 1927
John Houseman, 1902
Michael Faraday, 1791
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694(O.S. Date)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Friends"(TV), 1994
"Family Ties"(TV), 1982
"Charlie's Angels"(TV), 1976
"A Delicate Balance"(Play), 1966
"Fiddler on the Roof"(Musical), 1964
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."(TV), 1964
"Maverick"(TV), 1957


Today in History:

Legion I Italica is created by Emperor Nero, 66
Switzerland becomes an independent state, 1499
The General Provincial Court at Patuxent, MD, US, empanels the first all female jury in the colonies to try the case of a woman accused of murdering her child, 1656
A final 8 people are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692
Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution, 1776
Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska, 1784
City of Des Moines, Iowa, is incorporated as Fort Des Moines, 1851
Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, declares that the slaves in the rebelling states shall become free on Jan. 1 of the upcoming year, 1862
Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich, 1869
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published, 1888
Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather, King George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history, 1895
Italo Marchiony granted a patent for an ice cream cone, 1903
The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain, 1910
Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first black winner of the Nobel Peace Price, 1950
The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library, 1991
David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon, 2003
CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light, 2011

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful, but he looks dangerous.

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  2. He's not. The fact is they were bred to have that jungle look, but to be super friendly.

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  3. This cat scares me though in some way beauty.
    Have a great Friday Mimi. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. What a handsome cat. I love cats and kittens. I wish I wasn't so allergic.

    Love your last answer. I know you will always go the extra mile to save a kitten.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  5. What a beauty, I bet he can take care of himself LOL

    Have a tanfastic day :-)

    don't worry Pauleo I will protect you LOL

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  6. That Bengal is one good looking cat.

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  7. Gorgeous creature, but I wouldn't want it mad at me.

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  8. The Bengal is gorgeous. I wonder what their personalities are like. We have a Maine Coon who is a sweetheart to everyone, my daughter has a Munchkin and a Ragdoll who won't come near you until they see you for days. You never know what you're going to get with a cat.

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  9. That is a beautiful cat. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I hope you get to travel everywhere you want to. And I think it is wonderful that you try to save kittens and you do save so many. Have a nice weekend. XO

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  10. Wow someone didn't want their "Bengal" cat, that is so weird. They are expensive cats.
    Enjoyed your fill-ins. #4 is so wonderful.

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  11. Bottle feeding the little kitties is hard work at times, but so very worth it. And so very sad when they pass away anyway. We've been there many times. That Bengal is beautiful. :)

    "David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon, 2003"

    I bet that was one awesome balloon ride!

    Have a blessed Sunday. :)

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  12. We have bottle fed many. We only have one success and that was Xerxes, He was one great kitty. Have a great week.

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  13. I cannot imagine a Bengal in a shelter. That has to be so hard on him. Oh, Mimi, you know that I am right there with you on #4. Thankfully, I have lost very few babies. You are so right. They are so worth it to help. HUGS.

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