Friday, July 10, 2015

Feline Friday: Food Thief

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Mikey, EnigmaSissy, and the people in the house are in a continual battle over KidaMosquito's food.  They want to steal it from her, and we don't want them too.  Mikey likes to sit near her bowl when she's taking a break from eating (she's getting old, and sometimes she eats and then rests, then eats more).  That way he can reach his paw out and swipe a bit.

Here he is in action one day, in the storage area where we feed her:

Oh, that sure looks good!

Maybe she won't notice if I just snag a taste.

Oh, that's paw-licking good!
No more beating around the bush, gimme!  NomNomNom!

Sometimes if i'm not watching, he will reach that paw out and slide the bowl out from under KidaMosquito while she is eating!  He's sneaky that way.

Today is

Armed Forces Day -- Mauritania

Bear Lake Days --Bear Lake, MI, US (the fun even includes a Venetian boat parade; through Sunday)

Blissfest -- Harbor Springs, MI, US (three music stages, workshop areas, and the preservation of folk and roots music; through Sunday)

Circus City Festival -- Peru, IN, US (did you ever want to run off and join the circus?  This is the week kids age 7-21 get to do just that, so go watch and have fun with them!  through the 18th, when they have the big circus parade)

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network

Clerihew Day -- in honor of the poetic form he invented, the clerihew:
     Edmund's middle name was Clerihew
     A name possessed by very few
     But verses by Mr. Bentley
     Succeeded eminently!

Don't Step On A Bee Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants to remind you, when going barefoot this time of year, watch out!

Feast Day of Knut the Reaper, Hela, Holda, and Skadi -- Norse deities whose celebration this day is due to their later association with Danish King Canute the Great

Independence Day -- Bahamas(1973)

Kilburn Feast -- Kilburn, North Yorkshire at The Square, England (dating back hundreds of years, it's no longer a horse-fair, but a great many fun events for villagers; the Mayor and Mayoress, both men in costume, are the highlight, handing out "fines" for "crimes" such as carrying an umbrella or having a moustache, with money going to a local charity; through Sunday)

Lady Godiva Day -- tradition says she took her famous ride on this day in 1040

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant -- DeSmet, SD, US (get a taste of pioneer life, this weekend Friday-Sunday plus the next two weekends, in the original Little Town on the Prairie she wrote about)

National Pina Colada Day

Pick Blueberries Day -- variously set on different days in July depending on the website; with blueberries being so good for you, find a day to go gather or buy some soon

Pictou Lobster Carnival -- Pictou, NS, Canada (a tail gate party and more; through Sunday)

Silence Day -- followers of Meher Baba

St. Amalburga's Day (Patron of people with fever; Ghent, Belgium; against arm pain, bruises, and fevers)

Teddy Bear Picnic Day -- no idea why today, especially when the author of the song, Jimmy Kennedy, was born on July 20

Three Rivers Festival -- Ft. Wayne, IN, US (Fort Wayne's biggest summer party; through the 18th)

Wayne Chicken Show -- Wayne, NE, US (this year's theme is "#chickenselfie2015", and the family friendly fun includes a rubber chicken chuck and National Cluck Off; through Sunday)
     note that because of the avian influenza outbreak, other fowl will be allowed but there will be only cement or rubber chickens allowed at this year's event

White Cloud's Birthday and Tatanka (Bison) Festival -- National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown, ND, US (annual 3 day celebration of bison and their role in American history, near the birthday of White Cloud, the true albino bison born in 1996)

Anniversaries Today

Wyoming becomes the 44th US State, 1890

Birthdays Today

Jessica Simpson, 1980
Andre Nolan Dawson, 1954
Arlo Guthrie, 1947
Sue Lyon, 1946
Ron Glass, 1945
Virginia Wade,1945
Arthur Ashe, 1943
Lawrence Pressman, 1939
Jerry Herman, 1933
David Norman Dinkins, 1927
Fred Gwynne, 1926
Jean Kerr, 1923
Jake LaMotta, 1921
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921
David Brinkley, 1920
Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917
John Gilbert, 1897
Edmund Clerihew Bentley, 1875
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, 1875
Marcel Proust, 1871
Nikola Tesla, 1856
Adolphus Busch, 1839
James Whistler, 1834
George Mifflin Dallas, 1792
William Blackstone, 1723
John Calvin, 1509

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Fox And The Hound(Disney animated film), 1981
"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950

Today in History

Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, BC48
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, 1212
Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England, 1553
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta, 1789
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, 1806
The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain, 1821
Big Ben, the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, rings for the first time, 1859
The eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys the famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces of North Island, New Zealand, 1886
Meher Baba, self declared Avatar of the Age, begins his silence of 44 years; his followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration, 1925
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act, 1925
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world, 1938
Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit, 1962
Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia, 1991
In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, 1997
Spain opens its first mosque since the Moors were expelled in 1492, in Granada, 2003
France O'Grady is appointed the first female General Secretary by Britain's Trade Union Congress, 2012


  1. and that makes aging seem not half bad.

  2. poor old kitty cat. glad she has peeps to watch for thieves! :)

  3. He's a sneaky one isn't he. Well, bless his heart.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. cats are like that yes they are! Good thing you are there! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. We have cat wars at our house too. I'm glad KidaMosquito has someone watching out for her,

  6. We have cat wars at our house too. I'm glad KidaMosquito has someone watching out for her,

  7. Eating habits like that made me chubby.

  8. National Pina Colada Day? Why not international Pina Colada Day?

  9. What a sneaky devil! But he's so cute you have to forgive him! :)

  10. Don't Step On A Bee Day - I thought that was every day!