Friday, February 17, 2017

Tripod Outdoors and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  Right how he's recovering from surgery, so Sandee at Comedy Plus is hosting.

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 Sandee'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!

SissyCat, a/k/a Tripod, loves to go outside.  She never leaves the yard.

Later, without the flash from the camera, it's too dark to see her.



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 41: February 17, 2017

1.Snow ____________________________.

2. My favorite kind of soup is ___________________________________.

3. When no one is around, I ______________________.

4. ______________ is my _________________.

1. Snow is not common in the swamps of south Louisiana.  One time when the children were little and i woke to snow on the ground, i knew i had no time to waste.  It never lasts long here, so i woke them at just past dawn and hurried them outdoors.  Their protests at being awakened so early turned into thrills as they played in the snow for the first time ever.  We didn't have mittens so they wore clean socks on their hands, and they kept coming in to warm up a bit, then heading back out.  That was the first of only three times it has snowed since my eldest was born almost 26 years ago.

2. My favorite kind of soup is gumbo, as in, first you make a roux...

3. When no one is around, i enjoy the quiet!

4. Reading is my addiction.

Today is:

Day of Cancelled Expectations -- according to William Least Heat-Moon in his autobiography, Blue Highways

Dita e Pavaresise -- Kosovo (Independence Day)(2008)

Feast of Shezmu -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (god of the winepress; date approximate)

February 17 Revolution Day -- Libya

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins --; a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, giving a real time idea of where the birds are now

Hachinohe Enburi Matsuri -- Hachinohe, Japan (festival with prayers for a good harvest; through Wednesday)

Last day of Celtic Tree Month Luis (Rowan)

My Way Day -- today, determine your identity all by yourself, apart from what other people say you should be; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Cafe Au Lait Day

National Date Festival -- Indio, CA, US (a most exotic county fair, the date comes from the land of the Arabian Nights and this festival celebrates all aspects of the theme; through the 26th)

National Indian Pudding Day

National PTA Founders Day -- US

Practice Your Free Throws Day -- spread around the internet by someone who really loves basketball

Quirinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a/k/a Feast of Fools)

Random Acts of Kindness Day -- US (unofficial, but a great idea) 

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee -- Olustee, FL, US (largest Civil War battle in Florida; through Sunday)

Snow Ice Cream Day -- internet generated; if you want to try it, and are sure your snow is reasonably clean, add sugar, milk, a touch of vanilla, and enjoy

St. Fortchern of Trim's Day (Patron of bell-founders)

Tanis Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (To honor pigs)

Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri -- Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan (snow fest and kimono festival; through Sunday)

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous -- Whitehorse, YT, Canada (mad trapper competition, flour packing, beard growing contest, old-time fiddle show, and more, with this year's theme being "The Magic and the Mystery"; through next Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

League of United Latin American Citizens (Lulac) Founded, 1929
Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio, 1809

Birthdays Today:

Vanessa Atler, 1982
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 1981
Paris Hilton, 1981
Jerry O'Connell, 1974
Bryan White, 1974
Billie Joe Armstrong, 1972
Denise Richards, 1972
Michael Forbes, 1967
Ronald "Bell Biv" DeVoe, 1967
Michael Jordan, 1963
Lou Diamond Phillips, 1962
Richard Karn, 1959
Rene Russo, 1954
Brenda Fricker, 1945
Jim Brown, 1936
Alan Bates, 1934
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), 1934
Lee Holby, 1926
Hal Holbrook, 1925
Arthur Kennedy, 1914
Clarence Lindon “Buster” Crabbe, 1908
Red Barber, 1908
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879
William Cadbury, 1867
Samuel Sidney Mcclure, 1857
Friedrich A Krupp, 1854
A. Montgomery Ward, 1844
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, 1781
Thomas Malthus, 1766
Arcangelo Corelli, 1653

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Prairie Home Companion"(Radio), 1979
"BC"(Comic Strip), 1958
"Madame Butterfly"(Puccini Opera), 1904
"Un Ballo in maschera"(Verdi Opera), 1859
"Siroe, re di Persia"(Handel HWV 24), 1728

Today in History:

Miles Standish is appointed the first commander of the Plymouth colony, 1621
The first volume of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is
published, 1776
The first ship passes through the Suez Canal, 1867
Women's suffragist Esther Morris is appointed the first female justice of the peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870
Sardines are first canned, by Julius Wolff of Eastport, Maine, 1876
Madame Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan, 1904
The first minimum wage law in the US takes effect, in Oregon, 1913
Johnny Weissmuller sets the 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds), 1924
The first telecast of a sporting event in Japan, a baseball game, 1931
The first issue of "Newsweek" magazine is published, 1933
Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution, 1959
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T, 1972
Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match, 1996
Kosovo declares independence, 2008
In racing, Danica Patrick becomes the first woman at the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to win pole position, 2013


  1. I like how you got a whole little story in the answer to the first question! I don't think I have ever tasted gumbo.

  2. She looks like she is having a good scan of the area heheh!

    Have a gumbotastic day :-)

  3. Steve hasn't put up a link nor has he said anything to me. You're already added and you can find the linky on my sidebar.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. That sounds like a fun day with your kids in the snow. If you want to see more, please visit us. Reading is a great addiction, especially when cats are next to you. Your SissyCat is a cutie. Have a great weekend!

  5. Tripod is a very lovely lucky to be with you!!

  6. If I were her, I wouldn't leave your yard either. Why leave cat paradise?

  7. Tripod looks just perfect enjoying her very own jungle. :-) I totally love the quiet when I am alone too, the tv is never on during the day. I can hear the cats purrr!

  8. Our "Tripod" was named Echo. She was our stray/feral matriarch for many years, until she was shot. Then we made her last few years indoor pampering!
    I would love to visit your neck of the woods. I loved trucking through that area. Gumbo...and roux! Yum.
    Quiet is wonderful, indeed. And, so is reading. HUGS.

  9. My cats always loved to wander the neighborhood. (Sadly, this led to some untimely injuries and deaths.) I wonder if Tri-pod is hesitant to leave the yard because she's afraid her missing limb will slow her down if trouble comes. I agree with your fill ins. A year or so ago, it snowed in Egypt. You should have seen the Egyptian leap outside, delighted like children. I'm someone who likes the quiet too.

  10. I do not keep any pet cats but there are many stray cats in my area. Sometimes they come into my garden to pee and poo and leave behind the foul smell. Maybe wanting to help fertilize my garden. Ha ha...

  11. We lived in Louisiana, Ft. Polk to be specific... lived there about three years. My husband is retired military and we spent a lot of time in the South. I remember the humidity!


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