Friday, April 5, 2019

A to Z: Every Cat (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.

Since it is "E" day in the April challenge, a picture of Every cat in the house (some of which are repeats, and some of which are not the best but these cats often won't cooperate).

Charismatic Enigma SissyCat




Little Girlie


Tripod SissyCat


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!     

1. The highlight of my week is ______________________.

2. Only _____ more days until __________________.

3. I believe I was born to _________.

4. Age is _________.

1. The highlight of my week is any day i get off early enough to have a short nap.

2. Only 64 more days until vacation.

3. I believe I was born to be a cat servant.

4. Age is what you make of it.


Today is:

Alcohol-Free Weekend 2019 -- US; sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (this year's theme is "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow") 

Babu Jagivan Ram's Birthday -- Andhra Pradesh, India

Bell Bottoms Day -- remember those? apparently so did someone who wanted to celebrate the fact

Easter Island Day -- anniversary of the "discovery" of the Island in 1722, on Easter Sunday of that year

Fringe Fairies Welcome Party -- Fairy Calendar

Ghode Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Horse Festival)

Go for Broke Day -- take a risk, and make it count!  step out and do something extraordinary; anniversary of the day in 1945 that a US Army unit made up of almost all Japanese-Americans, the 442nd Regimental, went for broke and managed to break through the Nazi Gothic line in Italy in one day

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day -- remembering those people at the front desk who make sure you get in and to the right place

Lady Luck Day -- in honor of the Roman festival of Fortune held each year on this date

Medieval Fair -- Norman, OK, US (living history, and lots of fun; through Sunday)

National Caramel Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day -- anniversary of the day in 1979 that Uno Chicago Grill, originator of the deep dish pizza, first opened a restaurant outside the Chicago area

National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

National Walk to Work Day -- US (originally sponsored by Prevention Magazine, and different from the one in September)    

Nones of April -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Fortuna Publica -- festival of Fortune in her role as the Luck of the People

Poteet Strawberry Festival -- Poteet, TX, US (one of Texas' oldest and largest festivals; through Sunday)

Quing Ming Jie -- China; Hong Kong; Macau; North Korea; Taiwan (Tomb Sweeping Day, last day of the Quingming Festival)(a/k/a Festival of Clear Brightness, Festival for Tending Graves, Grave Sweeping Day, Chinese Memorial Day, Tomb Sweeping Day, Spring Remembrance, and All Souls Day (not to be confused with the Roman Catholic holiday of the same name); the festival includes kite flying and rituals to call the spring rains, as well as cleaning the graves of ancestors and offering them gifts)

Saint Vincent Ferrer's Day (Patron of brick makers, builders, construction workers, pavement workers, plumbers, tile makers; of Calamonaci, Italy; Casteltermini, Agrigento, Italy; Leganes, Philippines)

Sikmogil -- South Korea (Arbor Day)

Student Government Day -- US (encouraging kids to learn about how government works by learning to govern themselves) 

Anniversary Today:

John Rolfe marries Pocahontas, 1614

Birthdays Today:

Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, 2173
Pharrell Williams, 1973
Michael "Mike" McCready, 1966
Mitch Pileggi, 1952
Agnetha Faltskog, 1950
Max Gail, 1943
Michael Moriarty, 1942
Judith A. Resnik, 1949
Colin Powell, 1937
Frank Gorshin, 1934
Roger Corman, 1926
Gale Storm, 1921
Gregory Peck, 1916
Bette Davis, 1908
Spencer Tracy, 1900
Booker T. Washington, 1856
Joseph Lister, 1827
Elihu Yale, 1649

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Crocodile Hunter"(TV), 1997
"The Secret Garden"(Musical), 1991
"Married . . . with Children"(TV), 1987
"Secret Agent"(TV), 1961
"Fireside Theatre"(TV), 1949
"Pavane pour une infante défunte"(Ravel piano solo, Pavane for a Dead Princess), 1902
"Die Fledermaus"(Operetta), 1874
The Symphony No. 2 in D major(Beethoven Op. 36), 1803

Today in History:

St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop, 456
Two hundred Dutch noblemen petition to have the Spanish Inquisition suspended in the Netherlands, 1566
The Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyushu, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa, 1609
The Native American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, marries Englishman John Rolfe, 1614
Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island, 1722
The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil, 1804
Helen Keller learns her first word, "water," from Anne Sullivan, 1887
The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire, 1897
Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B, 1900
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires, 1923
In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt, 1930
In the Dominion of Newfoundland, 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government, 1932
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage, 1951
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the UK because of failing health, 1955
Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time, 1958
In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshu, the largest suspension bridge in the world, opens, 1998
North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, 2009
SkyNews admits it illegally hacked emails that belonged to members of the public on two separate occasions, 2012
San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave, 2016


Elephant's Child said...

I know I am a cat slave. Servants get holidays.
Love your furry friends and can so understand that some of them are reluctant to pose for the camera.

River said...

The cats are beautiful.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

7 Cats, no wonder you feel like a cat servant :) They are beauts all of them.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

All of your cats are lovely.
Only 10 days to my vacation!!!!

Tabor said...

Since I am allergic to cats, I sneezed seven times.

Nancy Chan said...

The cats are so blessed and they are so well taken care of. Happy weekend!

stevebethere said...

Aww! they are all nice captures and all very content and happy :-)

Have a tanfastical weekend :-)

Jz said...

As a friend of mine likes to say, "Those of us who wore bell bottoms the first time they were popular are unlikely to repeat the experience." Goodness, I had some ugly ones...

Brian said...

Such a wonderful furry family and great answers too!

Granny Annie said...

I gave up wearing bell bottoms when my then husband dashed through an intersection with me on the back of our motorcycle. I lost my balance and my bell bottom trousers got caught in the footpeg. I fell off but the bike held me and I was dragged for several feet.

Sandee said...

If you have a cat you're a cat slave. If you have lots of cats you can just times that.

I love your kitties and your answers.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

carol l mckenna said...

Oh such sweet feline photos ~ hugs to them all and you!

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

pilch92 said...

I love seeing all your adorable cats. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Being a cat servant is the bet job :) I hope you get to have a nap today. XO

Jan said...

I love the pictures of your beautiful cats. It is easy to see why they were worshiped by past civilizations.

The Menagerie Mom said...

It's so wonderful to see the whole kitty family here! What a beautiful clan. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I feel like I was also called to be a cat servant, and I quite enjoy the job. Have a beautiful day!