Friday, September 12, 2014

Feline Friday: Oh, Mom!

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats!

Winston says, "Oh, mom!  Really?  Another picture!  And this early in the morning?  Sheesh!"

It's too early for this!

It's not easy being on call for photos at any time!  Ask my cats and foster cats, they'll tell you!

On another note, Ladybug, our accidental adult foster, found a home!  Since she never fights with other cats and is very laid back, she went to a home where the one cat is very scared and timid and was picked on in his first home.  She won't bother him, and he may come out of his shell, and even if he doesn't, he has the option of having a companion.




Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/National Day -- Guinea Bissau

Bennington Car Show -- Bennington, VT, US (woodies and muscle cars, antique motorcycles and tractor farm machinery; through Sunday)

Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through the 28th)

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)

Defender's Day -- Maryland, US (marking the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, which event inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner", current national anthem of the US)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 2, Interdependence (sponsored by We, the World)

Farm Consumer Awareness Days -- Quincy, WA, US (a fun and tasty way to celebrate and learn how food gets from the farm to your table; through Sunday)

Gahambar Paitishahem -- Zoroastrian Calendar (four day feast of bringing in the harvest, dates approximate)

Goroka Show -- Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britain's finest blooms show off; through Sunday)

International Day for South-South Cooperation -- UN

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)

Morton Pumpkin Festival -- Morton, IL, US (the Pumpkin Capital of the World; through Sunday)

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day of Encouragement -- US (no matter where you live, encourage someone today)

St. Alibe's Day (Patron of wolves; Cashel, Ireland; Emly, Ireland; Munster, Ireland)

St. Guy's Day (Patron of bachelors, epileptics, horned animals, laborers, sacristans, sextons, work horses; for protection of outbuildings, sheds, and stables; Anderlecht, Belgium; against epilepsy, hydrophobia/rabies, infantile convulsions, and rabid dogs)

Summerset Festival -- Clement Park, Littletn, CO, US (a big, fun good-bye to summer; through Sunday)

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)

ideo Games Day -- an unofficially declared day for kids to thank their parents for indulging their love of games

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)


Anniversaries Today:

Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier, 1908
Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846
Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck, 1840


Birthdays Today:

Emily Rossum, 1986
Jennifer Hudson, 1981
Yao Ming, 1980
Benjamin McKenzie, 1978
Amy Yasbeck, 1963
Rachel Ward, 1957
Joe Pantoliano, 1954
Peter Scolari, 1954
Gerry Beckley, 1952
Barry White, 1952
Maria Muldaur, 1943
Linda Gray, 1940
George Jones, 1931
Ian Holm, 1931
Dickie Moore, 1925
Irene Dailey, 1920
Jesse Owens, 1913
Ben Blue, 1901
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. 1892
Maurice Chevalier, 1888
H.L. Mencken, 1880
Charles Dudley Warner, 1829


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Taxi"(TV), 1978
"Maude"(TV), 1972
"The Monkees"(TV), 1966
"Bonanza"(TV), 1959
"Lassie"(TV), 1954
"Quadrille"(Play), 1952
"The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major/Symphony of a Thousand"(Mahler symphony), 1910


Today in History:

Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen, 1609
The first submarine is tested in London, 1624
Turkish troops besieging Vienna are overthrown after 2 months by Poland's King Sobieski, 1683
First Black Masons Lodge is formed, 1787
Switzerland becomes a Federal State, 1848
The "Cleopatra Needle" is installed in London, 1878
Charles Leroux, world famous parachutist with 238 successful jumps, perishes in his attempted jump in the Bay of Reval, 1889
The world's first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, is appointed by the LAPD, 1910
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France, 1940
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit, 1958
Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color, 1959
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup, 1974
Indonesia is hit with an 8.1 earthquake, 1979
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica, 1988
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2005
Iran finally agrees to release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, arrested there in 2009, on bail and permit her to leave the country, 2010
The "Lamb of God" panels of the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the most often stolen artworks in history, are secretly removed for restoration, 2012
NASA's Voyager 1 space probe becomes the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, 2013
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completes his last shift as a pilot in the RAF, and officially retires to perform Royal and community work, 2013

5 comments:

  1. you are a terrrrrrible influence on me :-)
    I have the feline craving now :-)

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  2. A forever home is a wonderful thing.

    Too cute on Winston too. Stop with the camera mom.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  3. Not sure if we're on the same page if you saw what I saw… Greetings, earthling. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn’t allowed in, lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven’s Big-Bang’s gonna be like for us if ya believe: meet this ultra-bombastic, ex-mortal-Upstairs for the most extra-blatant-and-groovy, pleasure-beyond-measure, Ultra-Yummy-Reality-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy, robust-N-risqué, eternal-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-rrrock’nNsmmmokin’-hot-deal. YES! For God, anything and everything and more! is possible!! Meet me Upstairs. Cya soon...

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  4. awww love your Winston and good news on Ladybug's new home.
    Big hugs all around!

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