Friday, October 12, 2018

Truce (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.


Coda the German Shepherd and Mikey the Maine Coon.


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. I have _______________ for  ____________.

2. _________________ make me _____________________.

3. I’m surprised that _________.

4. To make a long story short, _________.

I have my colonoscopy scheduled for next Friday.  There was a cancellation, otherwise i would be having to wait until December!

Seeing an orphaned elephant at a rescue breaking off branches from a tree and passing them to his smaller friend so the friend can eat too makes me wonder what in the world is wrong with us people that we can't get along.

I'm surprised that no one has found the Halloween candy stash yet.  Maybe this newest hiding place will be a keeper from year to year.

To make a long story short, use fewer words!  Sorry, i couldn't resist, so i didn't!


Today is:

Algonquin Mill Festival -- Carrollton, OH, US (an 1800s pioneer festival; through Sunday)

Apple Butter Makin' Days -- Mt. Vernon, MO, US (making apple butter on the courthouse lawn, and lots of other fun; thrugh Sunday)

Ayathrem -- Zoroastrianism (feast of bringing the herds and flocks home, a five day feast, dates approximate)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Fossil Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, for all the "incredible suckers that have gone extinct"

Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- remembering back to when we didn't say every kid with ants in his/her pants needed drugs

Children's Day / Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida -- Brazil

Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon -- Fairy Calendar

Cookbook Launch Day -- someone started this one just because s/he likes cookbooks is my guess

Day of Fortuna Redux -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of successful journeys and lucky homecomings, favored by travelers and soldiers)

Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Discovery of America by Columbus, actual date; most government holidays will be on the Monday nearest this date
    Columbus Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
    Descubrimiento de América -- Mexico
    Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España -- Spain
    Dia de la Raza -- Latin America and especially Guatemala (Day of the Race, or Day of the Natives)
    Día de la Resistencia Indígena -- Venezuela (Day of Indigenous Resistance)
    Dia de las Americas/Descubrimiento de America -- Uruguay
    Dia de las Culturas -- Costa Rica (Day of the Cultures)
    Dia del Descubrimiento de dos Mundos -- Chile
    Discovery Day -- Bahamas
    Encuentro de Dos Mundos -- Ecuador
    Pan America Day -- Belize

Fiesta Nacional de Espana -- Spain (National Day/Hispanity Day)

Fort Ligonier Days -- Ligonier, PA, US (commemoration of the Battle of Ligonier with reenactments, parade, entertainment, etc.; through Sunday)

Freethought Day -- celebration by Freethinkers of the effective ending date of the Salem witch trials

Independence Day -- Equatorial Guinea(1968)

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to go outside at 1200GMT and scream for 30 seconds so we can all get it out of our systems    

Mississinewa 1812 -- Mississinewa, IN, US (the largest War of 1812 living history and reenactment event; through Sunday)

Natchitoches Historic Pilgrimage -- Natchitoches, LA, US (National Historic Landmark District homes, plantations, and the sites where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed are featured on this fabulous tour; through Sunday)

National Gumbo Day

Native American's Day -- often celebrated on both the observed and the traditional Columbus Day; a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans

Old Farmers Day -- an unsponsored day, and any day is a good day to honor the men and women who work hard to grow our food

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival -- Rockville, IN, US (with 31 historic covered bridges, this is the covered bridge capital of the world; tours, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, and old-fashioned homemade foods, through the 21st)

Royal National (Gaelic) Mod -- Inverness, Scotland (Gaelic Language Festival; through the 20th)

Sawara Festival -- Chiba, Japan (also called the Grand Festival of Sarawa, one of Japan's major float festivals; through Sunday)

Scenic Drive Festival -- Van Buren County, IA, US (includes flea markets, an arts festival, and historic architecture; through Sunday)

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Edwin of Northumbria's Day (Patron of converts, hoboes/tramps, homeless people, kings, parents of large families)

St. Wilfred of York's Day (Patron of Middlesbrough, England; Ripon, England)

Tennessee Craft Fair -- Nashville, TN, US (the state's premier outdoor showcaswe for American fine crafts; through Sunday)

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "The (White) House of Horror" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (Apparitions of haunted D. C. flee to the Presidential Site; this weekend and the next two)

Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Fest -- Wisconsin Dells, WI, US (includes a scarecrow stuffing contest, pumpkin decorating, microbrew tasting, and more; through Sunday)

World Arthritis Day -- people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases can make their voices heard today    

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission)    

Anniversary Today:

Day of Six Billion, 1999 (marking the world population reaching that number)

Birthdays Today:

Marion Jones, 1975
Kirk Cameron, 1970
Adam Rich, 1968
Hugh Jackman, 1968
Carlos Bernard, 1962
Ronald E. McNair, 1950
Susan Anton, 1950
Chris Wallace, 1947
Tony Kubek, 1936
Luciano Pavarotti, 1935
Dick Gregory, 1932
Charles Gordone, 1925
Jean Nidetch, 1923
Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872
Jonathan Trumbull, 1710

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jesus Christ, Superstar"(Rock opera), 1971
"The Bob Hope Show"(TV), 1953
"The Burns and Allen Show"(TV), 1950
"Call Me Madam"(Musical). 1950

Today in History:

The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, BC539
King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, 1216
Nichiren, Japans Buddhist monk who founded Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon, 1279
Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Bahamas, 1492
Massachusetts discontinues all witch trials, 1692
America's first asylum for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" opens in Virginia, 1773
Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; this celebration becomes the founding of the first Oktoberfest, 1810
Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat, 1821
Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) is enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals, 1871*
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House, 1901
An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, 1928
The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits, 1964
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published, 1979
The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip, 1979
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China, 1986
NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus, 1994
The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born, 1999
The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, 2005
The first of the thirty-three miners trapped in the Copiano mining disaster, Florencio Avalos, is rescued, 2010
The customary law preventing women from inheriting their family home is overturned in Botswana, 2012
A long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin is confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey; it is estimated to be worth at least $4m, 2017

*Not repealed until India's independence in 1949


  1. And "42" became the worlds most popular answer...

  2. Aww the friendly stand off LOL

    You can now get the colonoscopy over and done with earlier

    Yep fewer words much better heheh!

    Have a tanfastictastic day :-)

  3. I love to see pups and kitties hang out together.

    I loved all your answers and it looks like you and I were on the same page with #4.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

  4. Love the togetherness! Best of luck with your procedure, the Dad and Mom just had theirs.

  5. Nice to see a dog and cat get along. Your cat is almost the size of the dog.
    A lot of interesting information about today.
    Have a lovely Friday and weekend.

  6. Such a cute photo. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is so sweet about the elephants. And I wish more people would make a long story short. Have a nice weekend !XO

  7. Wow! I know Maine Coons are a big breed, but he is almost as big as the GS! It is always good to see cats and dogs happy and relaxed with each other.

  8. That is great that there is a truce there. Dogs can be best friends with cats. Great picture. Have a good day.

  9. Oh such a sweet photo of the big doggie and coon cat!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. The only time I have successfully hid anything was when I gave up and just left it out in the open. It was not found. For me, it just doesn't work to try to hide anything. Have a blessed week.

  11. Mimi,

    So glad you got a break in the scheduling of your colonoscopy. I'll say a special pray that all goes well. These are never fun and as you know I had mine recently. It pays to stay pro-active in one's health. We have only one life and we need to make the most of it. I agree, it's amazing to see how animals treat one another and humans can't get along to save their necks. I need someone to hide the Halloween candy from me. lol It's so hard to stay out of it. :)

  12. I just love seeing pups and kitties being friends, or at least tolerating each other. Coda and Mikey, are you two good friends? Around here, pup Astrid doesn't like other dogs, but she sure loves kitties.

    Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! What a heartwarming story about the elephants. I completely agree, though, that it's also a good lesson for us humans. We really could learn a lot from animals. Wishing you well with your colonoscopy!


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