Friday, September 19, 2014

Feline Friday: Magic Food Machine

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 cat pic -- yours, or one you find, or even a drawing of a cat -- and link up!

Winston Churchill has learned that the best food comes from the magic food machine.  Now he's spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to get it to open!

He knows there has to be a secret!

Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Biosphere Day -- Noosaville, Australia

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!)

Clean Up the World Weekend -- it's a big challenge, but we can try

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through October)

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World)

Great British Beach Clean -- UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

International Talk Like a Pirate Day --

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)

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through Sept. 28)

MOGFA Common Ground County 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)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (57th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- US

National Tradesmen Day -- US

#New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow)

Seven Sweets and Sours Festival -- Intercourse, PA, US (celebrating all the flavors of fall, and pumpkin bowling; through tomorrow)

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance
     Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976
Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Soledad O'Brien, 1966
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Kevin Hooks, 1958
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
Joe Morgan, 1943
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Mike Royko, 1932
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Sir William Golding, 1911
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907
Joseph Pasternak, 1901
Henry Peter Brougham, 1778
Charles Carroll, 1737
Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996
"ER"(TV), 1994
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970
Funny Girl(Film), 1968
"Flipper"(TV), 1964
"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991
The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010


  1. the dooodle does that same thing!!

  2. Awww, he's adorable and very smart too.

    If you want the linky for this week, you'll find it at my place. Steve has asked me to host this meme for the rest of the month.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday my friend. :)

  3. My own magic cat food machine now has the healthy (more expensive) cat food inside. And you know what? Those dang cats (Kitty and the outside cat) have been turning up their noses at it. They'd rather have back the mcdonald's version of cat food. Sheesh!

  4. Awww! how very cute heheh!

    Have a kittytastic weekend ;-)

  5. How did this cute kitty acquire the name Winston Churchill?

  6. Awww what a look of concentration on that cute little face. Watch out for this one.. he's trouble. ;)

  7. Winston's a smart guy. I bet he'll figure out how to open the "magic food machine" very soon!

  8. oh hahah Lucy tries to open the cupboard where her treats are kept!

  9. No offense, but I'd rather see and post dog picts. ;)

  10. HA! that's too cute!
    I'm so excited -- we picked out a kitty from the shelter today for my son. he went in the room, sat on the floor, and this precious gray 6 month tabby came right over and sat in his lap! Sold! he will have all his check ups and shots this week, and then we can pick him up! so excited.

  11. Came here through the POTW -- and I wrote about cats today and yesterday, too!!

    Greetings from Minneapolis,


  12. First, Winston Churchill is a great name for a cat. Second, congratulations on securing a POTW nod from Hilary!


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