Friday, February 6, 2015

Feline Friday: Flannel

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, just post a picture of a cat, and link up!

HopeCat loves our flannel sheets.  She matches the decor pretty well, actually.

HopeCat on our bed.
The cats shed so much that i buy extra top sheets, and spread them out over the bed after i make it in the morning.  Then we take that sheet off at night and don't have as much cat hair in the bed.  We are convinced that's a good thing.  The cats, not so much.

Since winter came and i switched to flannel sheets, Hope does seem to like it better.

Today is:

Aldus Day -- death anniversary of Aldus Manutius, inventor of italics

Asahikawa Winter Festival -- Asahikawa, Japan (through the 11th)

Bob Marley Day -- Jamaica (birth anniversary)

Bon Soo, Ontario's Winter Carnival -- Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada (ten days of winter fun)

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses)

Chiang Mai Flower Festival -- Chiang Mai, Thailand (if you love flowers, go to this one year, the whole city is bedecked and species shown include 1,000 varieties of orchids; through Sunday)

Downers Grove Ice Sculpting Festival -- Downers Grove, IL, US (this year's theme is "Once Upon a Time"; through Sunday)

Gamelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (anniversary celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera; date approximate)

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation -- United Nations

Lame Duck Day -- US, on the anniversary of the passage of the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution; a day to recognize those whose tenure is running out

National Chopsticks Day

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi -- Otaru, Japan (Snow Light Path Festival; through the 15th)

Oto Matsuri -- Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (fire festival)

Pay-A-Compliment Day

Reggae Day -- Bob Marley birth anniversary

Rubik-Cube Muddling Championships -- Fairy Calendar

Sami National Day -- Finland, Norway, Russian, and Sweden

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival -- Saranac Lake, NY, US (oldest winter festival in the eastern US, a ten day celebration with this year's theme as "Groovy 60's")

Six Nations Championship (Rbs 6 Nations) -- annual rugby tournament between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales (into March)

St. Dorothy of Caesarea's Day (Patron of brewers, brides, florists, gardeners, midwives, newlyweds; Pescia, Italy)

St. Peter Baptist's Day (Patron of Caceres, Philippines; Japan)

UNICEF Day for Change -- International (encouraging school children everywhere to learn about how children around the world live, and to raise money to help children who have no educational opportunities

Waitangi Day -- Maori, New Zealand and Niue (treaty with Britain, 1840; also considered National Day)

Wear It Beat It -- UK (formerly Rock Up in Red Day, raising awareness of heart health and educating people about heart disease)

Anniversaries Today:

Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 (upon the death of her father, George VI)
Massachusetts becomes the 6th US State, 1788
The College of William and Mary in Virginia is founded by royal charter, 1693

Birthdays Today:

Axl Rose, 1962
Barry Miller, 1958
Kathy Najimy, 1957
Robert Townsend, 1957
Natalie Cole, 1950
Bob Marley, 1945
Michael Tucker, 1944
Fabian, 1943
Gayle Hunnicutt, 1943
Gigi Perreau, 1941
Tom Brokaw, 1940
Mike Farrell, 1939
Francois Truffant, 1932
Rip Torn, 1931
Mamie Van Doren, 1931
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1919
Mary Leakey, 1913
Ronald Reagan, 1911
Babe Ruth, 1895
Aaron Burr, 1756
Nicolaus II Bernoulli, 1695
Chongzhen, Emperor of China, 1611
Christopher Marlowe, 1564

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masque of Kings"(Play), 1936
"Rhenisch"(Schumann's 3rd Symphony), 1851

Today in History:

The United States signs its first treaty, in which France recognizes the US and promises aid, 1778
New Jersey issues the first US railroad charter to John Stevens, 1815
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore, 1819
The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia, 1820
Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony, 1840
Harper's Weekly publishes the first picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers, 1869
The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree, 1900
The Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC, 1902
The "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for the first time, 1935
Turkey holds its first election in which women can vote, 1935
K Elizabeth Ohi becomes the first Japanese-US female lawyer, 1937
Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI, 1952
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit, 1959
Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed, 1987
The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe, 1989
Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile, 2000
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes significant damage to villages along the coast of the Solomon Islands, 2013


  1. OMG cat hair? Yuck, not my idea of a fun time. Cute cat though.

  2. She is cute. I get it with the hair. We had a corgi that shed continually and constantly. When he slept on the bed or took rides in the car, we had that extra sheet on to try to catch his fur (worked 50% of the time).

    Enjoy the weekend!


  3. such a cutie. you must do a ton of laundry!

  4. Awww, Hope is adorable. We tend to do whatever they want don't we. Yes we do.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. Aww! from me too HopeCat blends in well heheh!

    Have a kittytastic weekend ;-)

  6. Cats are like American Express cards---they're everywhere you want to be.

  7. Yep, kitty and hair, light cat hair, dark furniture. I have lots of cleaning to do, when I forget to put towels down for her. So, lots of empathy...


  8. She does match your sheets.

  9. Awww too cute. I ordered a duvet cover online.. but when it arrived, I discovered that it was like a plush material.. not smooth cotton like I'd imagined. It had to go back. Can you imagine what kind of a cat hair magnet it would have been??

  10. Cats are so funny about finding the warmest places in the house to sleep. When I was growing up, our cats liked to sleep on top of the TV and on the floor vents from the furnace. :)

  11. Yes. Kids need recess. Our principal has taken recess away from the kids, so they are all nuts.


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