Friday, May 2, 2014

Feline Friday: Let Me Out!

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  It's easy to participate, just post a picture of a cat, and link up!

SissyCat, also known as Tripod because she now only has 3 legs, always wants to go outside.  She sits by the front door, looking for opportunities to escape.

If you aren't going to let me out, go away!

She growls at anyone who won't let her out of the door, too. Of course, we cannot accommodate her, because she does only have 3 legs, and she would try to fight any cat or dog she would see out there.

Today is

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Basava Jayanti -- KA, India (birth anniversary of 12th century philosopher Basavanna)

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Canadian Tulip Festival -- Ottawa, Canada (the largest tulip festival in the world; through the 19th)

Community Day -- M, Spain

Dandelion May Fest -- Der Marktplatz, Dover, OH, US (if a food or drink can be made with dandelion, you will find it here, along with fun and entertainment galore; through tomorrow)

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Election Day -- Iraq

Exaltation of Ribeiro Wine -- Ourense, Spain (wine, fruit, music and dance, what more could you ask? through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Poland

Great American Lobster Race Day -- Aiken, South Carolina, US (come adopt a lobster and have a great time!)

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency

International Tuba Day -- yes, here for details

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival -- Fernandina Beach, FL, US (celebrating the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry; through Sunday)

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

Magic Dragon Street Meet and Generation Next Magic Dragon -- Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and Prewitt's Point, MO, US (if you like car shows, this is the place for you! through Sunday)

May Day Fairie Festival -- Spoutwood Farm, Glen Rock, PA, US (celebrate the beginning of spring and the return of all the nature spirits to the warm world with musicians, dancers, storytellers, a Maypole dance, fairie arts and crafts activities and vendors, education about healthy eating and organic farming, fairie and gnome habitat tours, fairie tea parties, and guest appearances by the Green Man, the Mossmen, Sweet Pea, and others; through Sunday)

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Truffles Day

No Pants Day -- first Friday in May, and not to be confused with the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC

Orangeburg Festival of Roses -- Orangeburg, SC, US (celebrating flowers on the banks of the Edisto River, the longest black water river in the world; through Sunday)

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Toad Suck Daze -- Conway, AR, US (toad-jumping contests, carnival, parade, concerts, arts and crafts, softball tournament, and more; through Sunday)

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985
Jenna Von Oy, 1977
David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Elizabeth Berridge, 1962
Christine Baranski, 1952
Larry Gatlin, 1949
Lesley Gore, 1946
David Suchet, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Satyajit Ray, 1921
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885
Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984
"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936
"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932
Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885
"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750
Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine  warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008
Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013


  1. International Tuba Day! As a bass player, I stand in solidarity with my brethren (and cistern) in the brass section!

  2. Tripod is a great name. She sure wants out too. She just doesn't realize the dangers that lurk out there.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

  3. sounds like sissy isn't a sissy at all! :)

  4. what a sweet kitty! Love your TLC for all cats!

  5. She is a lovely looking cat and looks very patient LOL love the nickname Tripod

    Have a tanfastic weekend ;-)

  6. None of my cats ever wanted to go outside for some reason.

  7. Bless Sissycat. If only they understood our reason's why. My Boaby well fell out with me after his neutering!

    ps.....I wish national Truffles Day was every day. I love the expensive little buggers!

  8. So how did this kitty lose a leg, or was she born this way?

  9. Awww... sweet baby. I'd also like to know how she lost the leg, please?

  10. It's sad that she has three legs, but then again, I only have two.

  11. Now I really wish I had a cat so I could post a cute picture.
    She's like my kids -- as soon as the weather is nice they often wait by the door too. :)