Friday, October 4, 2019

Speck-"tock"-ular (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


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.

Some bloggers who love cats declare this month to be "Tock-tober," letting the cats show off their "tocks."  So i wanted to take pictures of my cats and show off their "tocks," but only Enigma SissyCat, who routinely ignores me unless i have treats, was willing to stay in a position from which i could indeed photograph her backside.


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. October is the perfect month for __________________.

2. The most recent purchase I made online was __________________.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, _________.

4.  _________ has gotten me in trouble in the past.

1. October is the perfect month for bonfires and hay rides, if you live where there are more than two seasons.  Down here in the swamps, it's perfect for finding a Halloween costume that won't make you sweat to death from the polyester and that won't melt when you douse it with mosquito spray.

2. The most recent purchase I made online was Sweetie's glucosamine.  The brand i found him online really does help his knees not to hurt.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, i would catch up on my sleep.

4.  Making assumptions about other people's motives has gotten me in trouble in the past.


Today is:

Buttering-Up Final -- Fairy Calendar

Children's Day -- Singapore

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)

Cowboy Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet and Rex Allen Days -- Willcox, AZ, US (the kickoff for Rex Allen Days, includes the Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and celebrates Willcox's own silver screen cowboy; through Sunday)

Dalton Defenders Days -- Coffeyville, KS, US (honoring those who defended Coffeyville's banks against the Dalton Gang in 1892; through tomorrow)

Durga Puja -- Hindu (start of the five day celebration of the goddess Durga)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Golf Lovers' Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you love golf

Hull Fair -- Hull, England (a fair that dates back over 700 years, now one of the countries largest travelling funfairs; through the 12th)

Ieiunium Cereris -- Ancient Roman Calendar (fast for the goddess Ceres)

Improve Your Office Day -- and water that plant while you are at it!

Independence Day -- Lesotho(1966)

International Toot Your Flute Day -- an internet generated day for shameless self promotion

Kanelbullens Dag -- Sweden (cinnamon roll day)

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)

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) 

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

National Education Day -- Kiribati

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)

National Ship in a Bottle Day -- another one i can't find a source for, but it's listed everywhere

National Taco Day

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival -- Nihonmatsu, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest lantern festivals; through the 6th)

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

Peace and National Reconciliation Day -- Mozambique

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

St. Francis of Assisi's Day (Patron of animal welfare societies, animals, birds, ecologists, ecology, environment and environmentalists, families, lace makers/lace workers, merchants, needle workers, peace, tapestry workers, zoos; Italy, especially Assisi, as well as several other cities around the world; against dying alone, fire)
    Blessing of the Animals Day -- at many Catholic Churches, in honor of the Saint

St. Petronius' Day (Patron of Bologna, Italy)

10-4 Day (C.B.'ers) -- fourth day of the tenth month, ten-four, good buddy, etc.

Tewa Deer Dance -- Tewa Native Americans (celebrating the cosmic duality of the feminine and masculine, and honoring male and female ancestors; through the 7th)

Vodka Day -- internet generated

World Animal Day -- International    

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 Space Week begins -- International

Anniversaries Today

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957
The Soviet Union launches Luna 3, 1959 (first satellite to photograph the moon's distant side)

Birthdays Today:

Rachael Leigh Cook, 1979
Alicia Silverstone, 1976
Abraham Benrubi, 1969
Christoph Waltz, 1956
Anita DeFrantz, 1952
Armand Assante, 1949
Susan Sarandon, 1946
Clifton Davis, 1945
Anne Rice, 1941
Jackie Collins, 1937
Alvin Toffler, 1928
Charlton Heston, 1924
Buster Keaton, 1895
Damon Runyon, 1884
Edward Stratemeyer, 1862
Frederic S. Remington, 1861
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, 1807

Debuting/Premiering Today

"The Alvin Show"(TV), 1961
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major(Shostakovich Op. 107), 1959
"Leave It To Beaver"(TV), 1957
Snoopy, in the Peanuts Comic strip, 1950
Dick Tracy(Comic strip), 1931

Today in History:

One of the largest naval battles in history, the Battle of Lake Poyang, ends when the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat Chen Youliang, 1363
The first full English translation of the Bible, sometimes called the Matthew Bible, which contained the work of translators William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, is printed in Switzerland, 1537
Pope Gregory XIII's calendar adjustment that bears his name takes effect, with tomorrow being not Oct. 5, but Oct. 15, 1582
Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts drafts its first code of law, 1636
Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer fire department, 1648
Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch, 1675
The state of Belgium is created after separation from the Netherlands, 1830
The New Orleans Tribune becomes the first black daily newspaper, 1864
The Orient Express, linking Turkey to Europe by rail, makes its first run, 1883
Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 1941
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature, 1991
The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique, 1992
NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, 2001
SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space, 2004
What is believed to be the oldest high-altitude human settlement is found in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, 2010
Nissan unveiled the NSC-2015 electric car prototype at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo; the car drove and parked itself, 2012


  1. I have never heard of a cat's fundament being called a tock.
    In this house we call it a date.

  2. I've never heard of tock either, is it short for buttock?

    1. It was started in the Cat Blogosphere by Derby the Sassy Cat for his birthday month and is continued in his memory. The blog is continued by his brother Ducky.

  3. I think SissyCat is thinking How very dare you LOL

    I will not forget that word Tock now :-)

    I liked your reply and no.4 never ever make assumptions heheh!

    Have an assumptionlesstastic weekend

  4. You have almost convinced me to get a cat. Maybe I'll just come over and pet yours instead!

  5. Mimi,

    I had not heard of 'tock' as in a cat's backside. Am I understanding that right? Anywho, that's certainly interesting. I hope by the time Halloween rolls around things have cooled off here. It's been so warm and I can only imagine how awful it is in Florida. Ugh! I'd have to agree about assumptions getting ya in trouble because I know first hand. I didn't think of this one. Have a good weekend, my friend!

  6. Yep, it Tocktober time! We enjoyed your fill in answers!

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  8. Nice tocks indeed. It's a good month for showing off tocks.

    Love all your fill-ins. Catching up on your sleep would be a wonderful thing.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  9. I love a good Fall bonfire :)
    And a happy Tock-tober to you!
    I only really learned about tocks this year myself

  10. I am glad you found something to help with his knees. And Sissy Enigma Cat is doing a great job showing her rock!
    Have a wonderful Feline Friday!

  11. That photo is so cat! Totally ignoring what the human wants it to do!

  12. A cinnamon bun by any other name is still worth celebrating!

  13. SissyCat looks just like KaTwo from that side :)
    Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I wanted to gt my hubby glucosamine, but I read it thins blood and he is on a blood thinner so he can't use it. Have a nice weekend! XO

  14. Sweet kitty photo and lovely list of fill-ins ~ ^_^

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

  15. A tock eh?
    Learned something new....

  16. None of the kitties around here are willing to show off their tocks for the camera either. But, SissyCat sure does have an adorable backside! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You know, I hadn't thought of using a day of invisibility to catch up on sleep, but that is such a perfect answer. Have a wonderful day!


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