Friday, December 9, 2016

Two Big Felines for Friday and Christmas Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)

2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code

3) paste the code under your cat picture

4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

It's busy at the water bowls when the big boys settle down to drink:

No one argues with Mikey when he comes into the area.

Dansig, a lover not a fighter.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 31: December 9, 2016

1. I love the following Christmas film(s) ________________.

2. I don't care for the following Christmas film(s)                               .

3. At the holidays, I cannot resist ______________.

4. A favourite holiday memory of mine is ______________.

1. I love the following Christmas film(s):  It's a Wonderful Life and Muppet Christmas Carol

2. I don't care for the following Christmas film(s):  The Santa Clause 3 (it's not the worst movie ever, but i think they just carried the theme beyond what it could comfortably accomplish.)

3. At the holidays, i cannot resist wandering the aisles of Christmas decor in stores, thinking of what i might get if the cats wouldn't eat it.  (They are trying to eat the presents and ribbon off of the Christmas pirogue as it is.)

4. A favorite holiday memory of mine is #1 Son's first Christmas.  He had just gotten the cast off (long story) and was dressed as an elf!

Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all time favorite Christmas gift

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

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

Hanatoro -- Kyoto, Japan (flower and light festival; through the 20th)

Human Rights and Peace Day -- Kiribati

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

National Heroes Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

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 here 

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

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

Search High and Low For Your Gingerbread Recipe Day -- or just give up and go to the internet for a new one, that's where i found this "holiday"

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.

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

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)

Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962
Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907
"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854
YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978
Reiko Aylesworth, 1972
David Kersh, 1970
Kara DioGuardi, 1970
Jakob Dylan, 1969
Kurt Angle, 1968
Felicity Huffman, 1962
David Anthony Higgins, 1961
Joe Lando, 1961
Donny Osmond, 1957
John Malkovich, 1953
Joan Armatrading, 1950
Michael Nouri, 1945
Dick Butkus, 1942
Beau Bridges, 1941
Judy Dench, 1934
Buck Henry, 1930
Dick Van Patten, 1928
Dina Merrill, 1925
Redd Foxx, 1922
Kirk Douglas, 1916
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909
Grace Hopper, 1906
Margaret Hamilton, 1902
Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898
Clarence Birdseye, 1886
Joel Chandler Harris, 1848
John Milton, 1608
Edwin Sandys, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV special), 1965
"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960
"Salome"(Opera), 1905
"Charge of the Light Brigade"(Publication date, in The Examiner), 1854

Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536
New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793
The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835
The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872
Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884
Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888
The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903
The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960
Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966
NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968
The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971
The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979
Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985
Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990
In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003
Pakistan's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India, 2010
China creates a new "Coonfucius Peace Prize" to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it, 2010


  1. Aww what cuties heheh!

    I see you mention Coronation Street (Corrie) yep it's been going years here.

  2. They are both adorable. They can also steal your hearts in under one minute too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  3. Orange tabbies are so sweet- have a lovely day!

  4. There goes Mikey, showing everyone who's boss. lol!

  5. I imagine there's a feline hierarchy when it comes to sharing a water bowl.

  6. Very nice tails on your kitties :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins nice answers. Be careful with ribbons and cats, that can cause blockages if ingested. Last year, the author Patricia Fry did a guest post on my blog about how her cat almost died and needed surgery to remove the blockage. I wish you had a photo to share of your son dressed as an elf. Have a nice weekend.

  7. Oh, I love your answers and could relate to the cats! I agree with the movies answers, too! I would love to see the elf picture! Merry Christmas! HUGS.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  8. Cats take over everything, and soon it's like you're lucky they let you live in their house. lol I love Christmas movies! Grinch and Rudolf are my favorites. I get a real kick out of store decorations, too. Over here, all the hotels decorate also and it's so beautiful! Have a lovely week. :)

  9. You are right, sometimes a movie tries too much to carry a theme. Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas.

  10. I bet #1 son was an adorable elf. I am glad the cast was on in time for his first Christmas.

    I think it is cool that me and Charlie Brown's Christmas were born the same year. I'm a few months older, being born in August. :)

    Have a blessed weekend and a Merry Christmas!

  11. The Santa Claus movie concerns me a bit. Like... the elves don't seem too surprised or upset when the new Santa shows up at the North Pole. They kinda seem like they were expecting him??? And where's Mrs Claus?! Wasn't that one of the conditions of being Santa - you had to be married? So what happened to the her??? Very concerning that the first Santa was a bad santa!!! LOL
    I'll stick with the Muppets and George Bailey too.


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