Friday, March 2, 2018

Princess Cats (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

Dr. D is out of town again, and i am cat sitting.  Josephine is the Persian and C Trois is the Himalayan.


McGuffy's Reader

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 95: March 2, 2018

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is                       .

2. The most interesting person I have ever met is                       .

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                      .

4. Lately, I have been working on                         .

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss Book is There's a Wocket in My Pocket.

2. The most interesting person i have ever met is Ms. M from the homeschool co-op we used to be members of.  She had a fascinating life, was trilingual, raised boxer dogs, and when she and her husband went out as missionaries, they came home with four extra children!

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favorite book as a child was Saucy.  It's the story of a dog named Saucy and her search for the perfect place to have her pups, a book that taught me a great deal about understanding and respecting the needs of animals.  A close second would be Be Nice To Spiders, which taught me exactly that.

4. Lately, i have been working on organizing the bills so i can be sure we are paying things off and not missing anything.


Today is:

Adwa Victory Day -- Ethiopia

Aldo Leopold Weekend -- Wisconsin, US (celebrating Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic; through Sunday)

Butter Lantern Festival -- Tibet (the final celebration of the Tibetan New Year)

Dress in Blue Day -- US, for colorectal cancer awareness

Employee Appreciation Day

Feast of 'Ala (Loftiness) -- Baha'i (first full day of the 19 day fast)

Going Forth of Set, Son of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Highway Numbers Day -- US (a joint board of state and federal highway officials created the first uniform system for numbering interstate highways, as well as standardizing design of road signs, in 1925)

Hola Mohalla -- Sikh (3 day grand festival)

Holi -- Hindu (Festival of Color, where everyone gets doused with colored water, or powder, or paint, or all of them; it's been described as an iridescent madhouse)
    officially recognized holiday in Guyana; India; Nepal; Suriname
    Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsay -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

International Festival of Owls -- Houston, MN, US (a great way to celebrate and learn about the wonderful creatures that are owls; through Sunday)

James Ronald Webster's Birthday -- Anguilla

March Nymph's Parade -- Fairy Calendar

National Banana Cream Pie Day

National Salesperson Day

NEA's Read Across America Day -- on Dr. Seuss' birth anniversary; "Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat"

Old Stuff Day -- if you are doing the same old stuff, think about how you can change that

Peasants' Day -- Myanmar

St. Chad of Mead's Day (Patron of St. Chad's College of the University of Durham in England; Birmingham, England; Lichfield, England)

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, US (annual gathering of cowboys for poetry readings and music; through tomorrow)

Texas Independence Day -- Texas, US (anniversary of declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836)

World Day of Prayer-- International and Ecumenical; a day for Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action, this year's theme is "All G-d's Creation is Very Good!"; this year's International Committee is meeting in Suriname   

Anniversary Today:

Mt. Rainier National Park is established, 1899

Birthdays Today:

Henrik Lundquist, 1982
Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981
Chris Martin, 1977
Daniel Craig, 1968
Jon Bon Jovi, 1962
Ken Salazar, 1955
Laraine Newman, 1952
Karen Carpenter, 1950
Eddie Money, 1949
Lou Reed, 1944
John Irving, 1942
Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931
Tom Wolfe, 1931
John Cullum, 1930
Doc Watson, 1923
Jennifer Jones, 1919
Desi Arnaz, 1917
Martin Ritt, 1914
Mel Ott, 1909
Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), 1904
Bedrich Smetana, 1864
Carl Schurz, 1829
Melissa Burton Coray, 1828
Sam Houston, 1793
Juvenal, 54

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Bubbling Brown Sugar"(Musical), 1976
The Sound of Music(Film), 1965
"Bus Stop"(Play), 1955
King Kong(Film), 1933
Morning Chronicle(London daily newspaper), 1769

Today in History:

The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England, 1717
A semaphore machine that will speed communication is introduced in Paris, 1791
The US Congress outlaws the import of slaves, 1897
The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico, 1836
Aleksandr Romanov becomes the tsar of Russia, 1855
Tsar Aleksandr outlaws serfdom in Russia, 1861
The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace, 1888
In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women, 1903
The original film version of King Kong premiers, 1933
Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute, 1949
The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut, 1949
In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted, 1969
Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown, 1970
The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets, 1972
Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28, 1978
CD players and discs are released for sale for the first time outside of Japan, 1983
Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century, 1989
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations, 1992
Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice, 1998
In his book 'Jesus of Nazareth Part II', Pope Benedict XVI exonerates the Jewish people for the responsibility of the death of Jesus, 2011
New findings from the University of Leicester indicate decreasing sitting time by 90 minutes each day can result in major heath advantages, including reducing the risk of Type II Diabetes, 2013 


  1. A friend used to have a Persian male cat and it was well trained to use the toilet!

  2. Aren't they beautiful I enlarged the photo and can see them even better, they look well behaved too...for now LOL

    Have a catsittingtastic weekend :-)

  3. Those are two such pretty cats.

  4. It is easy to understand why cats are worshiped as gods.

  5. First, if you're having such trouble with WordPress then I'll come here from now on not there. Just saying. How frustrating.

    House sitting is a good thing. Better than putting them in a cage at a vets office. They are beautiful cats.

    I love your interesting person. I can see why.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  6. Those are beautiful kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. That is a Dr. Seuss I am not familiar with, I will look for it at the next book sale I go to. The other books sound good too, especially be nice to spiders, I love them :) Have a great weekend! XO

  7. It would be so wonderful to have you nearby to do kittycare for people who are away, I can't think of anyone who I'd rather have taking care of mine!

    That is a wonderful Dr. Seuss book! I can't think of one of his that I didn't like, and read over and over to my children.

    We learned much as children from the books we read, compassion for all living things is important, I wish all parents shared that lesson with their kids!

    I have a bill check-off list that I update and print each month with due dates amounts and a place to note when they were paid. We would never keep it all straight without that budget sheet! I've been doing it for years now.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Mimi, including a little feet-up time for yourself! XOXO

  8. I can't believe I'm missing the International Festival of Owls! Dang!

  9. It sounds like being missionaries worked out pretty well for Ms. M and her husband. :)

    The books you listed sound like they would be interesting books, especially the one about being nice to spiders.

    Good luck with your debt retirement. You can do it!

    National Banana Cream Pie Day sounds like a yummy day to me. The Sound of Music was a wonderful film. The scenery and the music were beautiful.

    If sitting down less helps one to be healthier, then I think I ought to be the healthiest person on the planet by now. I don't feel like I've been able to sit more than 2 seconds at a time since David entered the hospital on Dec. 11. :)

    Have a blessed weekend and thanks so much for the history tidbits!

  10. Ugh. Bills.

    Those cats are so pretty. I'm guessing they are purebreds?