Friday, August 9, 2019

Horizon (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. 

Haven't featured Horizon, Sweetie's favorite cat, in a while.  Here he is, enjoying the not yet made bed:

No, I do not trust her when she has a camera!


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. When I can’t _________________, I get _________________.

2.  Bring back _______________.

3. I’m embarrassed to say _________.

4. I feel like _________ gives my life meaning

1. When I can’t drink my coffee first thing in the morning, I get a headache.

2.  Bring back Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show!

3. I’m embarrassed to say i put off cleaning out my car because it’s so hot outside.

4. I feel like faith gives my life meaning


Today is:

Abbotsford International Airshow -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada ("Canada's National Air-show" and the leading air show in North America, attracting the world's top aeronautical performers; through Sunday)

Betty Boop Day -- she debuted in "Dizzy Dishes" on this day in 1930

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest -- Fort Collins, CO, US (300+ artists' showcase, children's carnival, food, beer gardens, and more; through Sunday)

Book Lover's Day -- internet generated, but if you love books, go sit under a shady tree with a cool drink and indulge!

Burry Man Parade -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (a resident is elected to wear the Burry-Man costume and parade through the town so his burrs will collect all the bad luck, to be burned at the end of the day; followed tomorrow by the Ferry Fair)

Capitolfest -- Capitol Theatre, Rome, NY, US (showing rare silent and early films; through Sunday)

Clean Out the Kitchen Cupboards Day -- because someone, somewhere, thought it would be a good day to remind us to get rid of the junk in there we haven't seen since last year

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Cranham Feast and Deer Roast -- Cranham, Gloucestershire, England (a three day traditional feast and fair that dates back to the 1700's; through Sunday)

Dag der Inheemsen -- Suriname (Indigenous People's Day)

Elvis Week -- Memphis, TN, US (celebrating The King of Rock 'n Roll with lots of special events; through the 17th)

Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Gals Night Out 2019 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Ginza Holiday: Japanese Cultural Festival -- Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago, IL, US (experience the traditions of Japan, through Sunday)

Goblin Ugly Contest -- Fairy Calendar

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival -- Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY, US (bluegrass music at its finest on a pristine mountainside in the Grand Teton Mountains; through Sunday)

Independence Day / National Day -- Singapore(1965)

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- UN

International Tree Climbing Championships and Arbor Fair -- Knoxville, TN, US (sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture, and designed to simulate working conditions of professional arborists, with five different qualifying events; through August 8)

Jesse Owens Day -- the day he became the first American to win 4 gold medals

Kool-Aid Days -- Hastings, NE, US (3 days of celebrating in the town where Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid over 80 years ago)

Nagasaki Day / Moment of Silence -- Japan

National Hand Holding Day -- sponsored by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago

National Huckleberry Festival -- Trout Creek, MT, US (a yummy good time; through Sunday)

National Rice Pudding Day

National Women's Day -- South Africa

Remembrance for Radbod, King of the Frisians -- Asatru/Norse Pagan

Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross' Day (born Edith Stein, killed at Auschwitz; Co-Patron of Europe; Patron of converts, martyrs, those who have lost their parents, World Youth Day)

Smokey the Bear Day -- Smokey first appeared on a U.S. Forest Service poster on this day in 1944

Torneo dei Rioni (Tournament of the Districts) -- Oria, Italy (3 day reenactment of the tournament ordered by Frederick II in 1225; features jousting, processions, ceremonies, a Palio horse race, medieval fanfare, food and fun as the town's four districts battle it out for bragging rights)

Veep Day -- US (commemoration of the day in 1974 Richard Nixon's resignation let Gerald Ford succeed to the presidency)

Yosakoi Matsuri -- Kochi City, Japan (over 100 groups come up with their own Bon dance and costume and have dance competions in the streets, through the 12th)

Anniversaries Today:

Coronation of Albert II of Belgium, 1993

Birthdays Today:

Audrey Tautou,1976
Eric Bana, 1968
Gillian Anderson, 1968
Delon Sanders, 1967
Hoda Kotb, 1964
Whitney Houston, 1963
Michael Kors, 1959
Amanda Bearse, 1958
Melanie Griffith, 1957
Sam Elliot, 1944
David Steinberg, 1942
Robert Joseph (Bob) Cousy, 1928
P.L. Travers, 1899
Joseph Locke, 1805
Amedeo Avogadro, 1776
John Dryden, 1631
Izaak Walton, 1593

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedick)"(Berlioz Opera Comique), 1862
Walden(Thoreau, publication date), 1854

Today in History:

Battle of Pharsalus, in which Julius Caesar defeated Pompey, who fled to Egypt, BC 40
Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta, 681
Start of construction of the Tower of Pisa, 1173*
Sistine Chapel opens, 1483
First horses arrive in Hawai'i, 1803
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains, 1842
Thoreau's Walden is published, 1854
Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph, 1892
Betty Boop makes her debut in the cartoon, Dizzy Dishes, 1930
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement, 1942
The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time, 1944
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly, 1965
Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, 1974
Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in ice hockey history, 1988
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership, 1993
Tensions escalate between North and South Korea, when South Korea claims North Korea fired over 100 rounds of artillery into the Sea of Japan, 2010
David Rudisha of Kenya becomes the first athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics to set a new world track record and secures the 800m gold medal, while Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics, 2012
Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018), 2017

*completed two hundred years later


  1. Horizon is a handsome boy, but he doesn't look pleased to see the camera.

  2. Horizon looks like he is glaring at your camera! Lol!

  3. LOL i don't blame you for not trusting her with a camera :-)

    I liked the fill-ins heheh @ No.2

    Have a fraglemuppettastic weekend :-)

  4. Angel got so used to the camera I couldn't get candid shots unless I sneaked up on him. If he saw me coming, he would sit and look pretty just for the camera.

  5. Our Jazz is blase about the camera. Jewel, like me, is camera shy. Horizon is a beauty.

  6. Johnny thinks he should get extra treats for each picture.

  7. My mom remembers Fraggle Rock. We don't have a clue about what it is. She says those were the days of good TV.

  8. Horizon is a handsome mancat. Purrfect for Feline Friday.

    Love all your answers. I don't clean cars or put gas in them either. Hubby does all that and I know that's not a great idea.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. That is quite the look your giving there Horizon! Great fill in answers too!

  10. Those are some great answers to the fill-ins. Horizon, you are one good looking cat and we see you feel the same as we do about getting our picture taken. Have a good day.

  11. itz grate ta meet ewe horizon !!! ewe iz one handsum tuxie, dood !! :) N whoa.....thatz a looooooong time ago...pisa !!! ☺☺♥♥

  12. Horizon is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I get a headache too when I don't have my morning coffee. Good idea to bring back the Muppet Show! Have a nice weekend! XO

  13. Horizon ~ your expression says it all ~ what an alluring kitty.
    and great fill-ins ~

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

  14. I absolutely LOVE that Tuxie kitty! Happy Belated International Cat Day! Thank you so much for the continued prayers for Dakota, they are most appreciated! Lots of love! xoxo

  15. Great answers and The Female Human says AMEN to the last answer.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  16. Horizon is so handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You're not alone on #3. My car is in dire need of being cleaned out, but it's been so hot oust that I've been putting it off. At this point, it'll get cleaned out this autumn. Have a wonderful day!


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