Friday, October 18, 2019

Two Boy "Tocks" (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.

Since it's still "Tock-tober," i have two more that i managed to sneak up on.

(Please note the term "tock" for a cat's bottom was started in the Cat Blogosphere by Derby the Sassy Cat for his birthday month and is continued in his memory by his brother Ducky.)     




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. _____________________ makes me nervous.

2. I should get rid of ____________, but I can’t because ________________.

3. My ideal home would include _________.

4. You would not find _________ in my ideal home.

1. Seeing a child who even remotely appears to be unattended in public makes me nervous.  Having been a champion child loser in my day, i am always on the lookout for lost children.

2. I should get rid of lots of books because of lack of space, but I can’t because i like them too much.

3. My ideal home would include a large library.

4. You would not find stainless steel appliances, glass stovetops, shower doors that require non-ammonia glass cleaner, or any other material that is a PITA to clean in my ideal home.


Today is:

Alaska Day -- Alaska, US

Apple Butter Stirrin' --  Coshocton, OH, US (bluegrass music, crafts, family fun, and best of all, apple butter; through Sunday)

Anti-Slavery Day -- yes, there are still slaves in this world , find out how to help them here 

Clean Water Act Day -- US (considered by many a day to give thanks for water and open any who are grateful for clean water)

Fall Festival of Leaves -- Ross County, OH, US (celebrate the beauty of nature and of the arts of the region; through Sunday)

Fantasy Fest -- Key West, FL, US (a ten day costume party for grown-ups)

Hard Boiled Guy/B-Girl Day -- on the anniversary of the general release of The Maltese Falcon (initial release was in NYC on Oct. 3) 

Independence Day -- Azerbaijan(1991)

King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar (Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the mattress!)

Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (commemoration of the departure into exile of Ahmadou Bamba to Gabon, a Sufi religious festival, begins at sunset)

Mammography Day -- the third Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Missouri Day Festival -- Trenton, MO, US (parade, baby show, flea market, entertainment, and fun; through Sunday)

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

National Statistics Day -- Japan

No Beard Day -- internet generated, a day to shave, which is illogical in the northern hemisphere, with winter coming

Pandrosus Festival -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess, or all-dewy one; date approximate)

Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival -- Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington, PA, US (over two hundred exhibits, plus food and entertainment; through Sunday, and next Saturday and Sunday, too)

Persons Day -- Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)

Procession of the Lord of Miracles (Senor de los Milagros) -- Lima, Peru (Christian celebration of the Lord's miracles, with song, dance, prayers, and parades; through tomorrow and again on the 28th)

Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale -- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL, US (fun for quilters, and quilt lovers; through Sunday)

St. Luke's Day (The Evangelist; Patron of artists, bachelors/unmarried men, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, glass makers/glasswrkers, gold workers/goldsmiths, lacemakers/lace workers, notaries, painters, sculptors, stained glass workers, Worshipful Company of Painters; Capena, Italy; Hermersdorf, Germany)

Watch a Squirrel Day -- internet generated, and different from squirrel appreciation day in January

World Menopause Day -- sponsored by the International Menopause Society

World Student Day -- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students   

Anniversaries Today:

Women in Military Service for America Memorial is dedicated, 1997
University of Heidelberg opens, 1386

Birthdays Today:

Zac Efron, 1988
Freida Pintoo, 1984
Lindsey Vonn, 1984
Vincent Spano, 1962
Wynton Marsalis, 1961
Erin Moran, 1960
Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960
Martina Navratilova, 1956
Pam Dawber, 1951
Terry McMillan, 1951
Ntozake Shange, 1948
Joe Morton, 1947
Laura Nyro, 1947
Mike Ditka, 1939
Dawn Wells, 1938
Peter Boyle, 1935
George C. Scott, 1927
Chuck Berry, 1926
Melina Mercouri, 1923
Jesse Helms, 1921
Melina Mercouri, 1920
Anita O'Day, 1919
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919
James David Brooks, 1906
A.J. Liebling, 1904
Lotte Lenya, 1900
Henri Bergson, 1859
Salomon Auguste Andree, 1854
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, 1697

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once on This Island"(Play), 1990
"Roseanne"(TV), 1988
"The Girl Is Mine"(Single release), 1982
"Raisin"(Musical), 1973
The Jungle Book(Disney animated film), 1967
"The Apple Tree"(Musical), 1966
“The Yellow Kid Takes a Hand at Golf”(the first actual newspaper comic strip telling a continuing story (as opposed to a single cartoon panel, in American Humorist), 1897
"De Unges Forbund/The League of Youth"(Ibsen play), 1869
"Prometheus"(Liszt S.99), 1855
Moby Dick(Publication date), 1851

Today in History:

Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest), 320
Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009
Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016
Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561
The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648
The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London, 1851
The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867
Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878
John Owen becomes the first formally timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890
United States takes possession of Puerto Rico, 1898
The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded, 1922
The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925
Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio, 1954
The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet, 1967
Azerbaijan becomes independent from the USSR, 1991
After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan, 2007
Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria, 2013


  1. Love the cats - and your Friendly Fill-ins.

  2. I'm with ya on the books.
    I've got enough shelves that the floor piles are at a minimum - but I am one woman in a house built for five. I think I may be taking more than my share!

  3. We would love a home with self cleaning floors, cleaning is a pain in the behind with all paws going in and outside. Love the kitty tails, like tick tock chime clock pendulums.

  4. My ideal home would also include a library. I could have built and stocked a library with the late fees I've paid for not returning books on time.

  5. I love the kitties tocks. I'm sure they don't mind either.

    Yikes on the stainless steel appliances. I have all those things and they do take a bit of work, but I so love the look.

    I would love to have a real library too. That would be most wonderful.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Aww! more tocks heheh!

    I liked your replies I hate throwing stuff

    Have a tocktastick weekend :-)

  7. Have you read my Feline Catastrophes?

    God bless.

  8. Wonderful Tocks you two! Good answers too. I hope you have a nice and peaceful weekend.

  9. Feel free to post as many tocks as you like, they are wonderful!
    We don't have kids, but seeing unattended children always leaves me feeling uneasy as well.
    Have a wonderful Feline Friday!

  10. I'd never heard the word "tock"for a kitty's bottom! Love your kitty photos! It took me a moment to figure out PITA....then I laughed out loud! Have a PITA free weekend!

  11. Sweet kitty photos ~ and lovely list ~

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

  12. Very cute tocks :)Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. A home library would be wonderful. I hope you have a nice weekend! XO

  13. I think I would have answered that first fill in the same way as you. My older son was not a wanderer, but I almost lost my younger son more than once.

  14. Cute shot showing just the cat's tail.

  15. Such purrfect tocks! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I agree completely on the book situation. I have an insane number of books, but I can't seem to part with any, which is why my ideal home would have a huge library. Have a wonderful day!