Friday, May 30, 2014

Feline Friday: Truce

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 do Feline Friday, just post a cat picture and link up and you are in!

It's no secret that we have lots of cats.

There's a problem with lots of cats.  They are territorial, and they will fight.

SissyCat, the one with three legs who is also sometimes called Tripod, is not ours.  My #2 Son told me his friend wanted to leave her here for a very short time.  That was several months ago, with no end in sight.  She hates all other cats, and most people, and is a very moody, cranky cat.  Bigger Girl says it's because she's the reincarnation of a British librarian from the Victorian era, and she hates how we run things now.  #1 Son swears it's because she's resentful that she's a cat and not a human.  Whatever the reason, she is a pill and she especially does not like Mikey.

To give you a further idea of her personality, she only has three legs because she was convinced she could take that German shepherd.  She's still convinced she could take the German shepherd.

Mikey is #1 Son's cat who moved out with him for a year, and is now back.  He's part Maine Coon and big and strong and used to ruling the roost.  He's not particularly mean or prone to fighting, but he is used to being the Big Cat On Campus and to not having to put up with anything from the others.

To say that he and SissyCat get into it is an understatement.  They both love lying on the bar that separates the kitchen from the dining area, and they fight about who gets to be up there.

Then, yesterday, i realized they seem to have declared a truce.

SissyCat and Mikey.
Maybe they've decided they can just turn their backs on each other and take half and it will work.  At least, it did this time.

Today is

Anguilla Day -- Anguilla

Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

Centralia Anchor Festival -- City Square, Centralia, MO, US (anchor driving, archery shoot, tractor show, carnival, crafts, softball and more; through Sunday)

Dia de Canarias -- CN, Spain (Canary Island Day)

Dia de las Madres -- Nicaragua(Mother's Day)

Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)

Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc (Patron of captives, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES; France)

Heirloom Seed Day -- While i can't find the history of this one, it's a good one to celebrate, we need to raise awareness of and preserve heirloom seeds

Indian Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago (anniversary of the 1845 arrival of the first Indian laborers to Trinidad)

Lod Massacre Remembrance Day -- Puerto Rico

Loomis Day -- because if we are going to honor Marconi, we should also honor the Washington, D.C., dentist Mahlon Loomis, who patented a wireless telegraphy system before Marconi was even born

My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day -- this one may be listed on another day as well, since no two sites agree; mercy, just go get a new one already! or go get out your Hank Williams records

National Mint Julep Day

Pilgrimages to St Patrick's Purgatory begin -- Station Island, Lough Derg, County Donegal, Ireland (three day pilgrimages to the island where St. Patrick supposedly showed the Irish heathens Purgatory so they would be converted continue through Aug. 15; such pilgrimages date back at least to the 10th century)

Portland Rose Festival -- Portland, OR, US (over 50 events, including three parades, dragon boat races, and more celebrate a city full of roses; through June 15)

Route 66 Summerfest -- Rolla, MO, US (citywide celebration to kick off the summer; through tomorrow)

St. Walstan of Bawburgh's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, farmers and farm workers, field hands, husbandmen)

This Day -- Fairy Calendar

Water a Flower Day -- no sponsor or reason given for this day, except that the spring rains are slowing and you don't want your garden to wilt

Anniversary Today:

Henry VIII marries Jane Seymore, 1536

Birthdays Today:

Blake Bashoff, 1981
Trey Parker, 1972
Wynonna Judd, 1964
Tom Morello, 1964
Ted McGinley, 1958
Colm Meaney, 1953
Stephen Tobolowsky, 1951
Meredith MacRae, 1945
Gale Eugene Sayers, 1943
Michael J. Pollard, 1939
Keir Dullea, 1936
Clint Walker, 1927
Benny Goodman, 1909
Mel Blanc, 1908
Countee Cullen, 1903
Peter Carl Fabergé, 1846
Czar Peter the Great, 1672

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Paperback Writer"(Single release), 1966
"War Requiem"(Britten Op. 66), 1962
"Odisséia de uma raça / Odyssey of a Race"(Villa-Lobos Symphonic poem), 1954
"Prodana nevesta / The Bartered Bride"(Opera), 1866

Today in History:

Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem; the Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall, 70
19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal, 1431
In Florida, Hernando de Soto  lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold, 1539
Publication of La Gazette, the first French newspaper, 1631
The Pennsylvania Evening Post become the first daily paper in the US, 1783&
John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria, 1842
Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London, 1859
Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time, 1868
New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public, 1879
The Treaty of London, 1913, ends the First Balkan War and Albania becomes an independent nation, 1913
In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty, 1925
A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes, 1948
The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened, 1959
launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body, 1966
At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row, 1967
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators, 1989
272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, 2002
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power within 12 years, 2011


  1. They look like they have had an enormous row and sulking LOL

    Have a tanfabulous weekend ;-)

  2. i hope they can maintain some sort of peaceful existence!

  3. Truces are good and let's hope this one will hold. Too cute and a great shot too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Great photo! We also call our three legged cat tripod sometimes. And I know of another cat with librarian tendencies - she likes to 'stamp' books out with her fangs! Happy Feline Friday!

  5. Our Lucy is totally territorial and has a hissy fit just seeing another cat outside- she'll hit the window while screaming.... very scary- especially if it's the middle of the night!
    Hopefully Tripod is settling down! It's a nice photo of the tow of them! Have a great weekend!

  6. Mikey is glorious! I love Maine Coons. It's amazing any cat would try to stand up to him. At least there's a tentative truce. :)

  7. So what you're saying is, those felines had a bad Catitude?

  8. Let's hope that truce lasts. Happy Weekend.

  9. maybe they got tired of fighting are just going to bicker now.

  10. I know about cats and their territories when we had 4 cats it was fun trying to fit into our own bed with them taking up different spots in it along with cat was so timid that she had to sneak up onto the bed by squeezing between the bed post decitoritve up rights.