Wednesday, September 19, 2018

And here i thought they only came in pink (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Delores at Mumblings.




How he loved that FELINE.

Yet how he wanted to THROTTLE it right now.

The first time it had committed the TRESPASS of sneaking out of her apartment door when she was coming in with her arms full, he'd seen it bolt and taken off after it, the knight in shining armor (or, in reality, in BLUE jeans and a t-shirt).

She hailed him as a hero when he brought her EXOTIC Persian, just adopted, back to her, and it gave him the opening he'd wanted.  Now, over a year later, he thanked the cat that they were married but the game the cat played was getting old.

Instead of being at home snoozing on her favorite BLANKET, the cat was running through the alley again for reasons no one could COMPREHEND.  It would lead him a merry chase then let itself be caught, but not before he was treated to the PERFUME of the Dumpster behind the MARKET, or had to climb with care behind the VOLTAGE meter of the building, in the cold of winter or the broiling OVEN of a city summer for at least a half hour.

He loved her, he loved her cat, and right now he was ready to TOSS the cat back to the shelter from which it had come.  But not really.

Finally, he cornered her and she flopped down, allowing herself to be picked up and hauled back home.  After all, her highness was now worn out and couldn't be expected to walk back to the apartment.


Wordpress hates me.  For some reason, it has seen fit to "feature" one of my posts and keep it at the top.   No, i did not enable the "stick this post" button.  If anyone has any suggestions on how to correct this, please let me know, as i fought with it for hours yesterday and gave up and am out of ideas. 


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World)    

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally -- Ruidoso, NM, US (trade show, bike shows, riding tours, skills event, stunt show, parade, and fun; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Rehabilitation Day -- US (on the Wednesday of National Rehab Awareness Week)

Petit Jean Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet -- Morrilton, AR, US (swap meet and the Museum of Automobiles; through Saturday)

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance
    Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Thimphu Tsechu / Thimphu Drubchen -- Thimphu, Bhutan (three day Drukpa Buddhism tshechu festival, sacred masked dances dedicated to Bhutan's protective spirit which tourists may watch but are strictly prohibited from taking pictures; through the 21st)

Tug of War World Championships -- Cape Town, South Africa (hosted this year by South Africa's Tug-of-War Association, and fun whether you are an enthusiast or just looking to watch the fun; through the 22nd)    

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, ends sundown today)

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976
Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Soledad 'Brien, 1966
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Kevin Hooks, 1958
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
Joe Morgan, 1943
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Mike Royko, 1932
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Sir William Glding, 1911
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907
Joseph Pasternak, 1901
Henry Peter Brougham, 1778
Charles Carroll, 1737
Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996
"ER"(TV), 1994
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970
Funny Girl(Film), 1968
"Flipper"(TV), 1964
"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991
The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010
A continued rise in cases of dengue fever has alarmed officials in the Dominican Republic and in Delhi, India, 2015
The Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage, 2017


  1. Love the coloured flamingoes and am really looking forward to your take on Delore's words (which I found difficult).

  2. Has anyone told the Republicans & Democrats about Global Unity Day? Probably not.

  3. It is shocking to see other than pink flamingos.

  4. might help with your sticky post. I'm hoping it will.

    I didn't know they came in other colors either. Good to know. I prefer pink.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Me too, except I know it depends on wht they eat, some crustacean or something gives them the pink color.

  6. The purple flamingo gave us pause.

  7. Love your take on the prompts. The cats lower my blood pressure - except when they send it skyrocketing.

  8. Cat probably thinks he needs a little exercise and has put herself out to provide it. Great story.

  9. A purple mingo just ain't right!

  10. hate or love the cat but it brought them together. good story.

    have a lovely day.

  11. Fabulous use of Wednesday Words, messymimi! Fantastic story! :)

  12. Aaarrrrgggghhh!!!!!
    (that is Pirate speak for,
    'Thanks for sharing!'

    - Lisa

  13. A nice cat story, a love/hate relationship!

  14. Those are flamingos of a different color :) Great story.

  15. Love the story :)
    As much as I love her, I have moments when I'd like to throttle my cat too.

  16. Mimi,

    pAwesome story! Pets, especially cats, often trigger that love/hate relationship. Although, we really don't have a suitable place for outdoor pets, the huge responsibility that comes with having makes me think hard on how much do I really want one. For now, I don't have to give this much serious thought but one day...maybe I will contemplate such a decision. Nice job with the word prompts!

  17. I love the flamingos...In fact, I have flamingo sheets on my bed right now and a flamingo hanging from the chain on my bedroom ceiling fan.

    I loved your story. As a lifelong cat lover, I laughed at HRH and her antics. Cats definitely have a mind of their own. We train dogs and cats train us.


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