Friday, December 12, 2014

Feline Friday: I Can Cover For the Dog!


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, whether it be your cat, the neighbor's cat, a cat picture off of the internet, or even your very own hand-drawn masterpiece.  Then link up and enjoy visiting and seeing all of the cat pictures!

Mikey is a big cat, he can cover for the dog any time!  Little Girl is preparing for her mid-term exam and writing essays for the classes that don't have mid-terms.  He's offering to help.

We don't need a dog!  I can eat your homework for you!
Mikey is a gentle giant (he's part Maine coon and all appetite), and he's always ready to be of assistance.




Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Constitution Day -- Russia (constitution approved in nationwide referendum 1993)

Feast of Masa'il (Questions/Mystery) -- Baha'i

Fetes de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)

Gingerbread House Day -- because today is as good a day to start making one as any

Hanatoro -- Kyoto, Japan (flower and light festival; through the 21st)

Hovercraft Day -- the first prototype of a hovercraft was patented this day in 1955 by British engineer Christopher Cockerell

Independence Day -- Kenya (Jamhuri)(1953)

Le Foire aux Noix -- Bastogne, Belgium (annual "Nuts Fair", commemorating the liberation of the city and the Rights of the Child; through Sunday)

Miracle of the Roses / Our Lady of Guadalupe -- Catholic Christian; related celebrations
     Fiesta del Virgin de Guadalupe -- Mexico
     Las Mananitas -- Puerto Rico

National Ambrosia Day

National Cocoa Day

National Ding-A-Ling Day -- an unofficial day on which to honor all the ding-a-lings you know, and even act like one yourself if you wish

National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask) 

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one, and you can order your ugly sweater her

Neutrality Day/National Day and Student Youth Day -- Turkmenistan

Official Lost and Found Day -- why is this one official?  information here 

Poinsettia Day -- death anniversary of Joel Roberts Poinsett

St. Finnian of Clonard's Day (Father of Irish Monasticism; going to bed without supper tonight means you risk being carried away by the fairies)

St. Lucy's Eve -- Austria (night of the shining that some use to predict the future)

Thorn Cutting Ceremony -- Glastonbury, Somerset, England (a sprig from the tree supposedly planted by Joseph of Arimathea is cut, with great ceremony by the eldest child of St John’s Infant School, and sent to the Queen, to decorate her table on Christmas Day)

Unmentionable Thoughts Festival -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Goblins, and naughty Fairies)

Winterfest Boat Parade -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US (The Greatest Show on H2O; through Sunday)

Yuletide Lads begin arriving -- Iceland (Jolasveinar trolls, children of Gryla and Leppaludi, who come one each day to bring gifts and mischief from now until Christmas)
     Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stekkjarstaur -- Sheepfold Stick, who will try to drink the milk from the farmers' ewes


Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 1957
Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd US State, 1787


Birthdays Today:

Mayim Bialik, 1975
Rey Mysterio, Jr., 1974
Madchen Amick, 1970
Jennifer Connelly, 1970
Tracy Austin, 1962
Sheila E. 1957
Cathy Rigby, 1952
Robert Lindsay, 1949
Tom Wilkinson, 1948
Emerson Fittipaldi, 1946
Dionne Warwick, 1941
Connie Francis, 1938
Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit, Jr., 1932
Edward Irwin Koch, 1924
Bob Barker, 1923
Bob Dorough, 1923
Joe Williams, 1918
Frank Sinatra, 1915
Edward G. Robinson, 1893
Edvard Munch, 1863
Gustave Flaubert, 1821
Stand Watie, 1806
William Lloyd Garrison, 1805
John Jay, 1745 (Old Style date)
Erasmus Darwin, 1731


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Valse"(Ravel ballet), 1920
St. Louis Post-Dispatch(First edition), 1878



Today in History:

The Battle at Ninevah: Byzantine emperor Heraclius defeats Perzen, 627
The Order of the Dragon is created by Sigismund, King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje, following the battle for possession of Bosnia, 1408
Isabella crowns herself Queen of Castile and Aragon, 1474
Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III, 1479
In Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn, 1792
Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the US, 1822
The first Canadian coins are circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent), 1858
Rudolph Dirks' first Katzenjammer cartoon strip appears in the NY Journal, 1897
Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded, 1897
George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee, 1899
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 1901
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India, 1911
Oscar Straus becomes US Secretary of Commerce, the first Jew to be a US Cabinet member, 1906
The first all metal aircraft, the Junkers J-1, is test flown in Dessau, Germany, 1915
In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys, 1917
The first prototype of a hovercraft is patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell, 1955
Guinea joins the United Nations, 1958
The Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR, 1991
An asteroid named 4179 Toutatis, over 3 miles wide, passes within 4.3 million miles, or 18 lunar distances from Earth, 2012

11 comments:

  1. OH OH OH YES.
    this is a feline ID ADORE :-)

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  2. He's a handsome one too. Very much so.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  3. I had a Maine Coon once - she was tortoiseshell and adorable! I love the pic of Mikey "helping" with the term papers. Have a great weekend! :)

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  4. I love me those kitties too, especially the ones that help with the exams.

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  5. AwW! my cat Thomas looked the image of him, I miss him although not his biting LOL

    Have a adorabletastic weekend :-)

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  6. Holy Moly! I'm just now realizing I participated in Feline Friday without knowing it (until now, eh-em, the kitty poop thing). I'm about to link up. weeee!!!!

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  7. I'm sure his unique perspective is a great help with those essay questions.

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  8. He is beautiful colouring. I am afraid our Cashew isn't much help these days. he's more like having a curious toddler about the house again. I didn't think I'd have to Kitten Proof the house! LOL

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  9. He's an absolute beauty. And no self-respecting feline would be anywhere else if there is paper about. Particularly if it has someone's attention.

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  10. Mikey definitely is the "go to" cat!

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