Friday, April 14, 2017

L for Loving our Prize! Feline Friday 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.
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!

Last week, we won a prize!  The wonderful Ellen of 15andMeowing picked my name, and she sent these cool prizes for the cats.

Our prize, an Easter mat and catnip eggs!

Tripod SissyCat didn't even want to wait for me to get it open!

Tripod SissyCat is in love!

Dansig and Link want to see what we got.

It's a good thing there's one for each!

Mikey seemed unsure at first.

A bit of further investigation...

Mikey says, Mine!  All Mine!


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 49: April 14, 2017 

1. An Easter (or Passover) tradition I have is _____________.

2. My favorite flavor of ice cream is _____________.

3. One of my favourite Easter/Passover memories is _____________________________.

4. My favourite Spring flower is _____________________.

  1. An Easter tradition i have is seeing how many people still know the ancient Easter morning greeting.  The tradition was that one person would say, "He is risen!" and the other would respond, "He is risen, indeed!"  Many church people today have forgotten, but i like to keep up this tradition.

  1. My favorite flavor of ice cream is any of the coconut milk "ice creams" that i can find in the stores.  When you eat vegan, you take what you can find!

  1. One of my favorite Easter memories is the time i decorated the Easter baskets for my younger brothers.  They were over the top, i bought more candy than they should have had in a month of Sundays!

  1. My favorite Spring flower is the geranium.  Actually, i like all the flowers, but i mention the geranium because we have a pet geranium and i haven't managed to kill it yet!

The pet geranium that has survived!

Today is:

Ambedkar Jayanti -- India (birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution)

Americas Day -- Honduras

Black Day -- South Korea (for those who got neither Valentine's gifts nor White Day gifts; singles wear black and get together to eat black noodle soup)

Celebrations in the Houses of Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day of Mologa -- Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia (commemorates the destruction of the town of Mologa during the construction of the Rybinsk Reservoir)

Day of the Georgian Language -- Georgia (marking the 1978 protests of Soviet attempts to suppress the Georgian language)

Elfin Choir Congress -- Fairy Calendar

Ex Spouse Day -- why?

Fast and Prayer Day -- Liberia

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)
     Via Crusus (Way of the Cross) -- San Fernando, Philippines (reenactment of the Passion)
     Procession of the Mysteries -- Taranto, Italy

Holiday in Dixie -- Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, US (ten days celebrating the Louisiana Purchase and what it meant to the US; at least, that's the formal excuse for a really fun party!)

International Moment of Laughter Day -- started by Izzy Gesell 

Kinetoscope Day -- the first commercial exhibition of motion pictures through Edison's "peep show" device occurred on this day in 1894

Look Up At The Sky Day -- internet generated, no history on this one, but if it's a pretty day, take advantage of it (some sites say April 12, but since we don't know who started it, today is fine)

London Book Fair -- Olympia, London, England (one of the world's most important book fairs; through the 16th)

Lord's Evening Meal -- Jehovah's Witness

National Dolphin Day -- US

National Hot Cross Bun Day -- always on Good Friday

National Love Our Children Day -- sponsored by STOMP Out Bullying and Love Our Children USA

N'Ko Alphabet Day -- Mande Language Speakers

Ozark UFO Conference -- Eureka Springs, Arkansas, US (experts -?- from around the world meet to exchange the latest info on UFOs; through Sunday)

Pan American Day -- Order of the American States

Pathologists' Assistant Day -- US (American Association of Pathologists' Assistants

Rato Machhindranath Jatra -- Nepal (chariot races for the god of rain; cannot confirm this year's date, but always begins mid-April)

Reach as High as You Can Day -- internet generated, and listed on various dates; a good idea, anyway, whenever you decide to celebrate it

Runic Half Month of Man (humanity) begins

Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes, and the Dioscuri in the Deme of Erichia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Sidereal Equinox New Year Celebrations -- throughout South and Southeast Asia, including
    * Assamese New Year, or Rongali Bihu (India's Assam Valley)
    * Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh (Bangladesh and India's West Bengal state)
    * Burmese New Year, or Thingyan (Burma)
    * Hindu and Sikh New Year, or Vaisakhi (Punjab region)
    * Khmer New Year, or Chol Chnam Thmey, most commonly celebrated on April 13 (Cambodia)
    * Lao New Year, or Songkan / Pi Mai Lao, generally celebrated from 13 to 15 April (Laos)
    * Malayali New Year, or Vishu (India's Kerala state)
    * Nepali New Year, or Bikram Samwat / Vaishak Ek (Nepal)
    * Oriya New Year, or Maha Visuba Sankranthi (India's Orissa state)
    * Sinhalese New Year, or Aluth Avurudhu (Sri Lanka)
    * Tamil New Year, or Puthandu (India's Tamil Nadu state)
    * Thai New Year, or Songkran, celebrated from 13 to 15 April (Thailand)
    * Tuluva New Year, or Bisu (India's Karnataka state)

Sommarsblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (celebration of the coming summer, with sacrifices to the gods over the next several days; through Walpurgis/May 1)

Spring Hula Hooping Day -- try out the old hula hoop one more time, then toss it

St. Benezet's Day (Patron of bachelors, bridge builders; Avignon, France)

St. Lydwina of Schiedam's Day (Patron of ice skating/roller skating/skaters, prolonged suffering, sick people; Schiedam, Netherland; against bodily ills and sickness) 

St. Peter Gonzalez's Day (Patron of boatmen, mariners, sailors, watermen)

St. Tiburtius' Day (Considered the day the cuckoos return to England for the spring)

Takayama Spring Festival -- Takayama City, Japan (often considered one of the 3 most beautiful festivals in Japan; through tomorrow)

Vaisakhi/Baisakhi -- Sikh (celebration of the spring grain harvest and of the rebirth of the Sikh religion in the 15th Century)

Youth Day -- Angola

Birthdays Today:

Abigail Breslin, 1996
Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1977
Adrien Brody, 1973
Anthony Michael Hall, 1968
Greg Maddux, 1966
Cynthia Cooper, 1963
Robert Carlyle, 1961
Brad Garrett, 1960
Emma Thompson, 1959
Ritchie Blackmore, 1945
Julie Christie, 1941
Pete Rose, 1941
Loretta Lynn, 1935
Rod Steiger, 1925
John Gielgud, 1904
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1889
Anne Sullivan, 1866
Emperor Momozono, 1741
Christiaan Huygens, 1629

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Boys in the Band"(Musical), 1968
"Bye Bye, Birdie"(Musical), 1960
The Grapes of Wrath(Publication date), 1939
"Jeux d'enfants"(Ballet), 1932
"Murders in the Rue Morgue"(Publication date), 1841
American Dictionary of the English Language(Publication date), 1828

Today in History:

Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded, BC 43
Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions, beginning the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
Temur, grandson of Kublai Khan, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, 1294
The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid, 1434
Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush establish the first abolitionist society in the US, 1775
Napoleon calls for establishing Jerusalem for the Jews, 1799
Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary, 1828
The Donner Party departs Springfield, Illinois, 1846
Harriet Tubman begins her first Underground Railroad run, 1853
William Bullock patents the continuous-roll printing press, 1863
Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth, 1865
Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills, 1871
Canada passes the Dominion Lands Act, 1872
The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg  at 11:40pm and sinks 2 hours later, 1912
The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1927
The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press, 1939
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit, 1958
The heaviest hailstones ever recorded, at 1 kilogram, hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92, 1986
The most costly natural disaster in Australian history, a hailstorm, strikes Sydney, Australia, 1999
The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%, 2003
The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County, 2005
Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano drifts towards Europe, causing air traffic to close over Northern Norway, 2010

The first-ever European MP's of Croatia are determined in an election held in anticipation of Croatia gaining formal entry into the European Union, 2013


  1. I love your cars and easter memories

  2. Aww! so cute I just love that name Tripod SissyCat lmao :-)

    Have an eggtastic Easter :-)

  3. I liked tour choice of names for the cats... And like lil kids, even cats have their way with curiosity and prizes.
    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  4. Your kitties are adorable, especially the black and white one. :)

    I like that Easter greeting. I don't know that I have ever heard it as a greeting at church.

    I bet your brothers really enjoyed their Easter baskets that year!

    Your geranium is a pretty color. I love red. :)

    Well, now, Spring Hula Hooping Day...I hope this fever leaves me soon so I can give that a go today! I relocated our hula hoop a few days ago. :)

    Wow! I hope we never have hail that weighs over 2 pounds! I think I'd die of a heart attack before it ever got to me.

    Have a blessed Easter and weekend. :)

  5. Have a blessed Good Friday my friend. Have a special weekend too. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I wonder, does your pet geranium heel or bark on command? Lol. Have a great Easter.

  7. I love seeing all your kitties and I am so happy they like their prizes, thanks for showing us. And thank you for participating in the fill-ins, nice answers. I was not familiar with that Easter greeting. I am so impressed you are vegan, that it tough. That is a beautiful geranium. Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter. XO

  8. Ellen has been working her fingers to the bone to get all these cute things made. I'm so glad your babies scored.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a blessed Easter. ♥♥♥

  9. Cats are purrfect and make me smile so very much!

  10. Your furkids certainly did enjoy their prize gifts from Ellen! She has made some wonderful cat toys! Two of mine love catnip and two are disinterested. Making up Easter baskets is fun, we always had a treasure hunt with silly rhyming clues to find our baskets as children, and we continued that tradition with our own kids. I wish they were still that size now! Geraniums are bright and beautiful and very sturdy, they even do well in our dry hot sun if they get watered.

  11. Congratulations on winning that prize, although those kitties seem to be the real winners.

  12. What a fun package you got. The catnip eggs are cute and you all seem to be havin a great time with them.

  13. Ms. Ellen is wonderful. Her crafts are so sweet and well-loved, too. She is special. Cute pictures!
    I love coconut milk treats! Yum.
    I love the vining geraniums. We had a purple one a few years ago. Your geranium is lovely!
    Happy Easter! He is risen!

  14. Your cats are so cute. They are really curious and they can be great entertainers. I love to watch cats at play.

  15. I can't stop smiling at your cats and their catnip prizes. Cats are hilarious with catnip! Such silly little druggies! One of my favorite things used to be buying my cats catnip mice for Christmas. They loved them and their antics entertained me for hours! Wishing you and your family a lovely Easter!

  16. what a lovely surprise in the mail! Have a super duper day with all those catnip kitties!


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