Friday, March 15, 2019

Abigail (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.

Mr. BA and Ms. GA have a cat named Abigail.  She has two front legs, but only one back leg, and she likes to sit on the stairs like this:


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 12:00am 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 could live on _____________________.

2. I rarely __________________, but when I do, ______________________.

3. I would most like to be known for _________.

4. If you want _________, you have to _________

1. I could live on a lot less money if the cars quit breaking down.

2. I rarely go on vacation or get a day off, but when I do, i enjoy it for all it is worth.

3. I would most like to be known for lovingkindness being my legacy.

4. If you want roses, you have to plant roses not thistles.


Today is:

1848 Revolution Day -- Hungary

Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply -- according to a foodie website

Brutus Day -- for obvious reasons; watch for backstabbers today, because they are as numerous now as they were in ancient Rome

Charleston International Antiques Show -- Charleston, SC, US (world class show with museum quality objects in every category; through Sunday)

Cherry Blossom Festivals -- Japan (from now through mid-April, every city will welcome spring at some point with a Sakura Matsuri or Hanami, where people sit under the trees and enjoy beer or sake; scheduling in each place depends on weather and the blossoms themselves)

Constitution Day -- Belarus

Dumbstruck Day -- Fairy Calendar

Everything You Think is Wrong Day -- begun by someone who wants you to keep an open mind, apparently

Fallas de Valencia -- Valencia, Spain (a five day carnival/fiesta of partying that ends with turning off all the city lights and setting fire to hundreds of massive papier-mache statues stuffed with fireworks to celebrate St. Joseph's Day; sometimes called Fallas de San Jose)

Honen Matsuri -- Tagata-jinja Shrine, Inuyama, Japan (festival for a good harvest and fertility)

Ides of March -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observances
    Day Sacred to Anna Parenna and River Nymphs -- goddess of the returning year
    Day You Don't Want to Go Out if Your Name is Julius Caesar
    Festival of Attis and Cybele
    Guild Festival -- for guilds practicing the arts of Minerva, with weapons purified at her temple on this day

International Day Against Police Brutality

Jonquil Festival -- Washington State Park, Arkansas, US (through Sunday)

Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday -- Liberia

Kashiram Jayanti -- UP, India (birth anniversary of politician Kashi Ram)

National Pears Helene with Chocolate Sauce and Brandy Day

Offerings to Ra, Osiris, Horus, Ptah, Sokar, and Atum -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Sherlock Holmes Weekend -- Cape May, NJ, US (a weekend of mystery for amateur sleuths and fans of A.C. Doyle) 

St. Clement Mary Hofbauer's Day (Patron of Vienna, Austria)

St. Louise de Marillac's Day (Patron of disappointing children, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, widows; Vincentian Service Corps)

Tagata Honen-Sai/Honen Matsuri -- Inuyama, Japan (fertility festival)

True Confessions Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, because confession is good for the soul; if you are afraid to confess to the world, there's always your mirror

Turkey Buzzards Day -- Hinckley, OH, US (Two theories about why the turkey buzzards return on this date each year have to do with either witchcraft of a hunting story; festival in honor of them will be held this coming Sunday)

World Consumer Rights Day -- International  

World Sleep Day -- sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, aiming to lessen the burdens of sleep problems on society; this year's theme is "Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging"    

Youth Day -- Palau

Anniversaries Today:

Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1964
The University of Toronto is chartered, 1827
Maine becomes the 23rd US state, 1820

Birthdays Today:

Kellan Lutz, 1985
Sean Biggerstaff, 1983
Eva Longoria, 1975
Kim Raver, 1969
Mark McGrath, 1968
Bret Michaels, 1963
Fabio, 1961
Mary Carillo, 1957
Park Overall, 1957
Dee Snyder, 1955
Craig Wilson, 1954
Sly Stone, 1944
Mike Love, 1941
Phil Lesh, 1940
Judd Hirsch, 1935
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933
Alan Bean, 1932
Norm Van Brocklin, 1926
Harry James, 1916
Joe E. Ross, 1914
Macdonald Carey, 1913
Samuel "Lightnin" Hopkins, 1912
Andrew Jackson, 1767

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Wonder Years"(TV), 1988
"Eight is Enough"(TV), 1977
"Three's Company"(TV), 1977
The Godfather(Film), 1972
"Purlie"(Musical), 1970
"Lady Madonna"(Music single), 1968
"My Fair Lady"(Musical), 1956
"Rapsodie Espagnole"(Ravel's Orchestral rhapsody), 1908
"Caesar and Cleopatra,"(Play), 1899
"She Stoops to Conquer"(Comedy), 1773

Today in History:

Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March, BC44
Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty, 221
A Jew hating Monk in Seville, Spain stirs up people in that city to attack Jews, 1391
Christopher Columbus arrives back in Spain after his first trip to the New World, 1493
The first meeting of the Council of Trent, 1545
South Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government, 1776 
In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy; the plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place, 1783
A revolution breaks out in Hungary, and the Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party, 1848
Jesse W. Reno patents an "inclined elevator" (escalator), 1892*
Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated, 1906
Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar, 1917 registers the very first Internet domain name, 1985
Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union, 1990
French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the "headscarf ban", 2004
Lazarus Project scientists reveal that they successfully recovered frozen tissue from the 1970's and rejuvenated the cells of Rheobatrachus silus, a species of frog that has been extinct since 1983, 2013
French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller, 2017
Toys ‘R Us announces it will close all of its stores, 2018

*The first actual working model, at Coney Island, was built four years later


  1. Echoing Nancy Chan, a beautiful cat.

  2. Love your fill-ins. I sure wish I could wave a wand and your car issues would go away. I so remember. Mine is in the dealership. Collected a very large nail in one of my tires. Needs replacement.

    Love the kitty. That's a very unique way to sit on the stairs.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  3. Aww! Abigail LQQKS very happy sitting there heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins especially no.3 :-)

    Have a fill-intastic weekend :-)

  4. Abigail really is a cutie gal and your answers were spot on!

  5. Abigail is a pretty cat, and that is a cute way to sit.

  6. Such a cute kitty, glad her missing leg doesn't slow her down. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. Sorry you keep having car problems. You are very kind and anyone who knows you is aware of that. Have a nice weekend. XO

  7. wonderful comments to the fill-ins and that 3 legged kitty is so sweet. Just want to hug her!

  8. Abigal is so precious and pretty ~ sweet photo ~ good luck with the car problems ~ wishing you a great outcome ~

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

  9. Lovely feline friend! A beautiful photo capture too. Always a pleasure to stop by and say hello. Happy weekend! HUGS

  10. What a pretty cat. We save $$ cos we don't have a car except when we have to take a cab which is seldom.

  11. Mimi,

    I like that staircase and that kitty sure does decorate it nicely. :) I enjoyed your fill-ins. Car repairs sure does leave the piggy bank dry. Here's to hoping the fixes grow fewer and far between. Have a furtastic week!

  12. Abigail is precious! My orange boy Evan has hind limb paralysis, and he enjoys sitting with his back legs dangling in front of him off of surfaces. He often looks like a person would when sitting on a chair or couch. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm one of those who usually ends up feeling guilty taking days off of work, so I don't ask off very often. When I do, though, I'm like you and I enjoy it thoroughly. And your #4 is so beautifully put.