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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.
We all know that Mikey, the half Maine coon, is about the laziest cat in the world. He won't stand or sit to eat, he lies down and uses his paw to bring the kibbles to his mouth he is so lazy.
Now i have proof his laziness is spreading to the other cats:
|Dansig has been corrupted by his brother Mikey!|
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 Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. 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!
Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:
1. Being _______________ is _____________________.
2.If ___________________ were worth money, then I would be rich.
3. I am proud of _________.
4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year _________.
1. Being short is sometimes a challenge. When there is something on the top shelf at the grocery, i have to climb to get it (i learned to climb shelves fast so no one at the store will catch me and make me stop!). It can also be a good thing. When a child is stuck in one of those play places or refuses to come out when called, and the thing is built for children 12 and under, the parent assigned to rescue or retrieve is this one that stopped growing at age 12.
2. If cat fuzzies on the floor were worth money, then i would be rich. After all, we sweep up enough cat hair around here to knit a litter of kittens every week, if we ever needed any more kittens, which we do not.
3. I am proud of how my children are willing to work hard to get what they want and need.
4. If i could time travel, i would visit the year i turned 12 and give my younger self a lot of advice. The two problems would be if i took the advice, and also if i didn't take it!
Battle of San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua
Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)
Cochabamba Day -- Cochabamba, Bolivia (festival of the founding of the city)
Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)
Eat a Hoagie Day
Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship -- Egremont, Cumberland, UK (ancient fair given a charter in 1267, includes throwing crabapples from a cart for children to catch and the gurning [making ugly faces] competition; through tomorrow)
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 4, Economic Justice (sponsored by We, the World)
Feast of the Triumph of the Cross/Elevation of the Life Giving Cross/Holy Cross Day -- Christian
Festivals and Matsuri of Japan -- several throughout Japan, today and for the next several, most as harvest festivals or traditional horseback archery rituals)
including the O Sannomiya Autumn Festival, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Festival, Tono Matsuri, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Reitasai, Yachi Donga Festival, and Furusato Hyappei Festival
Goroka Show -- Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)
Great British Beach Clean -- UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Monday)
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)
Hug a Crabby Stranger Day -- okay, as long as i don't end up on the evening news
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony -- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US (each winner has done improbable research, something that makes people laugh, then think)
King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by TipTopJob.com and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday! website here)
Nutting Day -- British Isles tradition, the hazelnuts are supposed to be perfectly ripe on this day
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival -- Marietta, OH, US (a three day riverfront extravaganza)
Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln -- Switzerland
Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow)
St. Notburga's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, husbandmen, peasants, restaurant servers)
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)
The Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through the 30th)
Unclear Ideas Display -- Fairy Calendar (Imps celebration)
Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)
Amy Winehouse, 1983
Dan Cortese, 1967
Faith Ford, 1964
Wendy Thomas, 1961 (Namesake of Wendy's Hamburgers)
Mary Crosby, 1959
Sam Neill, 1947
Joey Heatherton, 1944
Nicol Williamson, 1938
Walter Koenig, 1936
Kate Millett, 1934
Harve Presnell, 1933
Zoe Caldwell, 1933
Constance Baker Motley, 1921
Clayton Moore, 1914
Stanley Ketchel, 1886
Margaret Higgins Sanger, 1879
Ivan Pavlov, 1849
James Wilson, 1742
"The Golden Girls"(TV), 1985
"The Waltons"(TV Series), 1972
"Have Gun Will Travel"(TV), 1957
"The Turn of the Screw"(Opera), 1954
Today in History:
Domitian becomes emperor of Rome upon the death of his brother Titus, 81
Harun al-Rashid beomes Abbasid Caliph upon the death of his brother, al-Hadi, 786
The first lighthouse in the US, in Boston, is lit, 1716
George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days, 1741
Napoleon occupies Moscow; fires begin that will not be fully extinguished for 5 days, 1812
Francis Scott Key witnesses the battle which inspires him to write "The Defense of Fort McHenry", later retitled "The Star Spangled Banner", 1814
George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon, 1886
President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1948
The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it, 1959
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded, 1960
The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI, 1975
President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated, 1982
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean, 1984
The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, belting 10 of them, 1987
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks; a similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital, 2001
In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union, 2003
NASA reveals the Space Launch Program to replace the Space Shuttle program, 2011
The Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating, 2017