Friday, October 5, 2018

Fitting Them In (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-ins

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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.

How do you fit five kittens in a big cage?

Two in the hammock at the top...

...and three at the bottom!


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. My favorite font is___________________.

2. October is perfect for _________________.

3. Where I live, _________.

4. I feel very _________ this time of year.

1. My favorite font is whichever one i don't have to get my reading glasses to see properly.

2. October is perfect for BBQ, because it's not quite so hot outside that you roast along with whatever you are preparing.

3.  Where i live, it's a swamp so we know to expect an afternoon thunder storm quite frequently.  If you didn't get yours today but the other end of town did, don't worry, you will get yours tomorrow.

4.  I feel very ready for some holiday cheer this time of year.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Indonesia (Hari Tentara Nasional)

Children's Day -- Singapore

Columbus Day Festival and Hot Air Balloon Regatta -- Columbus, KS, US (through Sunday)

Come and Take It Festival -- Gonzales, TX, US (celebrating the cry of Texans fighting for independence when the Mexican military demanded a cannon be returned; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Vanuatu

Do Something Nice Day -- internet generated; make someone's day brighter, it will brighten your own

Festival of the Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (held to placate the Manes, on dates when it was believed the doors to the underworld were open and the dead were free to roam)

Hull Fair -- Hull, England (a fair that dates back over 700 years, now one of the countries largest travelling funfairs; through the 14th)

International Day of No Prostitution -- information here    

Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' -- Cumberland, KY, US (through tomorrow; celebrating the rich heritage of mountain people, the purpose is to promote and preserve the diverse cultural heritage of the Appalachian region through the presentation of music, crafts, visual arts, theater, folk competitions, games and folklife demonstrations)

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest -- Kitchener and Waterloo, ON, Canada (second largest Oktoberfest in the world; through the 13th)

Lee National Denim Day -- US (but i'm sure they want this one celebrated anywhere jeans are sold and worn! proceeds from the day go to fight breast cancer)     

Long Walk Day -- David Kunst finished his walk around the world on this day in 1974; go for a long walk in his honor

Most Common Birthday -- US (yes, according to, on average, more people are born in the US on this day than any other; wonder if it has anything to do with today being 9 months after New Year's Eve?)

National Apple Betty Day

National Diversity Day -- US (vow tolerance, embrace how differences make the world a better place)

National Storytelling Festival -- Jonesborough, TN, US (a three-day celebration of storytellers, stories, and oral tradition from around the country and around the world, all in Tennessee's oldest town)

Noisy Munching Day -- a fun day for kids, or your own inner child; munch chips, celery, pickles, anything loud, to annoy others

Nubaigai -- Pagan Lithuanian Calendar (harvest festival; can't get independent confirmation that it's always on this day)

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival -- Seaside Hgts., NJ, US (through Sunday)

Ozark Fall Farmfest -- Springfield, MO, US (largest agricultural trade show in the Ozarks; through Sunday)

Republic Day -- Portugal

Springs Folk Festival -- Springs, PA, US (Amish crafts and food at the height of fall foliage; through tomorrow)

St. Charles Scarecrow Festival -- St. Charles, IL, US (handcrafted scarecrows, music, entertainment, and more; through Sunday)

St. Placid's Day

Thesmophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (start of a 3 day women's festival of Demeter; date approximate)

Unicorn Questing Season begins -- as established by the late W. T. "Bill" Rabe, get your official license here   

World Smile Day -- do one act of kindness, help one person smile, in honor of Harvey Ball, who created the Smiley face    
    some sites tag this as Send A Smile Day, or have it on different days

World Teachers Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Eisenberg, 1983
Kate Winslet, 1975
Parminder K. Nagra, 1975
Josie Bissett, 1970
Mario Lemieux, 1965
Laura Davies, 1963
Michael Andretti, 1962
Maya Ying Lin, 1959
Bernie Mac, 1957
Bob Geldof, 1954
Clive Barker, 1952
Bob Geldof, 1951
Karen Allen, 1951
Jeff Conaway, 1950
Steve Miller, 1943
Vaclav Havel, 1936
Bill Dana, 1924
Glynis Johns, 1923
Bil Keane, 1922
Donald Pleasence, 1919
Allen Ludden, 1917
Larry Fine, 1902
Robert Hutchings Goddard, 1882
Louis Lumiere, 1864
Chester A. Arthur, 1829
Denis Diderot, 1713
Jonathan Edwards, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Monty Python's Flying Circus"(TV), 1969
"Love Me Do"(Single release), 1962
"Zane Grey Theater"(TV), 1956
"The Diary of Anne Frank"(Play), 1955
"You Bet Your Life"(TV), 1950
"Secret Service"(Play), 1896
"Orfeo ed Euridice/Orpheus and Euridice"(Opera), 1762

Today in History:

Founding of the city of Concepcion, Chile, 1550
The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries, 1582
March on Versailles by the women of Paris, 1789
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh killed in the battle of the Thames, 1813
Founding of the City of Anaheim, 1857
Destruction of most of Calcutta by cyclone, approximately 60,000 die, 1864
A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada, 1869
The surrender of Chief Joseph, after the 1,700 mile retreat, marks the end of the Nez Pierce War, 1877
The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London, 1895
Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices, 1903
First appearance of the Little Orphan Annie comic strip in the NYC Daily News, 1924
Suffrage is extended to women in France, 1944
The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000, 1948
The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held, 
1953Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released, 1962
The first episode of the famous comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC, 1969
Signature of the European Patent Convention, 1973
Raoul Wallenberg is made an honorary US citizen, 1981
Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, 1984
The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released, 1991
The Bulldozer Revolution begins in Belgrade, eventually leading to the resignation of Slobodan Milosevic, 2000
A new, though threatened, language known as Koro, is discovered by a team of linguists on an expedition to Arunachal Pradesh, in northeastern India, 2010
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe, neuroscientists who discovered the brain cells responsible for positioning and navigation memory, 2014
Governor Jerry Brown of California signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die," 2015
The constitutional court of Spain suspends the Catalan parliament to prevent declaration of independence, 2017


  1. I can identify with you responses from 1 to 4. We are getting our share of thunderstorms.

  2. Love the kittens. And would love some rain.

  3. Aww! they still look so happy and contented heheh!

    Have a lazetastic weekend :-)

  4. I'm rooting for St. Placid today, myself!

  5. Mimi,

    Those cats make me sleepy just looking at them sacked out in their cage. *yawn* I'm about ready to climb back in bed but I won't. I'm ready for the holiday cheer, too. I need to begin my holiday meal shopping. I like to have everything bought before November. I always get enough for both Thanksgiving and Christmas so I won't have to do that when the shopping season is its nuttiest. Have a furtastic weekend, my friend.

    PS: Just wanted you to know that your comments do register on my site. For some reason, WP throws it into SPAM. I try to check that daily but sometimes I forget. If you don't see something then just ask and I'll check. Otherwise you can put your purrty noggin at ease knowing that your comment is safely in my SPAM folder. :)

  6. I love your answer to the font question :-) I was trying to read something the other day and realized it might be time for reading glasses myself. Love the kitty hammock. Such a clever idea.

  7. Your answer to number one is spot on. I keep my fonts sized to at least 14 pts so I can read them. Have a blessed day.

  8. Aw, so adorable. All stretched out for a nice nap.

    I get your font. I've seen some that I can't decipher with my glasses on.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. Such cute kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would not like thunderstorms so often, although we had write a few this year and my hubby said that helped the onions grow big. I got your sweet note yesterday in the mail. Thank you :) Have a great weekend! XO

  10. That is one great picture of all the kitties in the cage. They seemed to have made room for each other.

  11. Precious photos of the sweet kitties ~ love the hammock idea!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  12. We live in a foresty mountain area and can't even imagine what a swamp is like. I bet there are all kinds of strange critters in that swamp!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  13. Great fill-in answers. It's funny that Boomtown Rat's Bob Geldorf is born in both 1951 and 1954 but I guess that doesn't matter since he's with the angels.

  14. What precious kittens! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answers made me smile. I'm starting to feel that holiday cheer. I can't wait for the holidays to be here in full swing!


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