Friday, August 30, 2013

Feline Friday: None so Relaxed

From what i understand, Feline Friday was begun by The Burnt Food Dude, to show that he has nothing against cats.  Though i don't know if that's true, i'm glad he did start it, it's fun to play along.

No one on earth relaxes quite like a cat.

Snuggled with Wuffie, the stuffed wolf toy the kittens all love, without a care in the world.

Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Forgive Your Foe Friday

Blackpool Illuminations -- The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England (five miles of spectacular lighting; through Nov. 10)

Chatter Champion Announced -- Fairy Calendar

Constitution Day -- Kazakhstan

Day of Satisfying the Hearts of the Ennead (Nine Major Gods) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Charisteria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day to give thanks)

Frankenstein Day -- in honor of Mary Shelley (Interesting, when juxtaposed to the next entry.)

Huey P. Long Day -- Louisiana, US

International Day of the Disappeared -- Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared

National Folk Festival -- Nashville, TN, US (sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts, this is the oldest, longest-running and most diverse festival of traditional arts in the nation; if it is held this year, which i haven't been able to confirm, it's supposed to be in Nashville through Labor Day, and move on to another city next year)

National Holistic Pet Day -- celebrating the growing interest in natural/holistic medicine for animals

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Popular Consultation Day -- East Timor

Santa Rosa de Lima -- Peru

Sheep Market Fair -- Ho, Denmark (annual sheep market and family fair; through Sunday)

St. Fiacre's Day (Patron of box makers, cab drivers, costermongers, florists, gardeners, hosiers, pewterers, taxi drivers, tile makers; against barrenness, fistula, haemorrhoids, piles, sterility, syphilis, venereal disease)

Talk Intelligently Day -- holiday thought up by someone tired of non-intelligent conversations (maybe with co-workers?)

Turkey's Hellespont Swim -- over 300 participants swim the Hellespont from Europe to Asia

Victory Day -- North Cyprus; Turkey

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw And Festival -- Prairie du Sac, WI, US (come try to break the state record of 248 feet; through tomorrow)

World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off -- Brady, TX, US (through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Cameron Diaz, 1972
Peggy Lipton, 1947
Frank "Tug" McGraw, 1944
Jean-Claude Killy, 1943
Warren Buffett, 1930
Ted Williams, 1918
Fred MacMurray, 1908
Shirley Booth, 1898
Huey P. Long, 1893
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797

Today in History:

European leaders, in an attempt to end war "for all time", outlaw the crossbow, 1146
One of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty, begins between the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders, 1363
Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell, 1799
Founding of Melbourne, Australian, 1835
Founding of Houston, Texas, 1836
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in south Louisiana, the longest bridge over water (continuous, not aggregate) that is not also a viaduct, opens, 1956
The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation, 1963
Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1967
Guion Bluford becomes the first African American astronaut in space, 1983
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces, 1995
A commercial expedition to raise part of the sunken British luxury liner Titanic ended in failure, 1996
Harley-Davidson celebrates its 100th anniversary in Milwaukee with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles, 2003
India and Pakistan agree to release hundreds of fishermen and other civilians in each other's jails as part of their ongoing attempts to negotiate peace between their nations, 2005


  1. oh so darling this little kitty....and she's waiting for some intelligent conversation along with a bit of food and love! Have a great day!

  2. Cute kitty. I like Wuffie as well.

  3. Oh, she has a Wuffie Woobie ... how adorable.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  4. Awww, and you're right about nothing relaxes better than a cat. They have it down to a fine science.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. They are so cute and snuggly heheh!
    Have a great weekend ;-)

  6. He is a little dreamer, isn't he....!?

  7. You are so right. Cats know how to relax! What a cute picture!

  8. I like your 'be kind to humankind week'. That's a great idea and I surely shall put it on my list for this week.
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Oh those sweet little.. nay, big ears! What a little love.