Friday, January 10, 2020

Link (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.

It’s been a couple of weeks since i featured Link’s handsome self.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ms. 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 note that you can link up today only at Four-Legged Furballs.  Ms. Ellen is not posting today, as she just lost her precious cat Prancie.  If you wish, you may go to her site and leave condolences.         

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. When I am _________ I __________.

2. I want to _________ for _________.

3. No one knows me better than _________.

4. _________ is a thought that crosses my mind often. 

1. When I am the most tired can’t sleep, and it is starting to get on my nerves.

2. I want to be a help for others the way some have been a help for me.

3. No one knows me better than Jesus!

4. What a crazy ride life is! is a thought that crosses my mind often. 


Today is:

Ati-Atihan Festival -- Aklan, Kalibo, Panay Island, Philippines (start of the vivid religious carnival/feast dating back to the 13th century to honor Santo Nino [Baby Jesus]; through the 19th)

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Full Wolf Moon -- the wolves howl hungrily during this cold month, sometimes called the Old Moon or the Yule Moon; some of the following celebrations began yesterday evening
    Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Mahayana New Year -- Buddhist
    Pyatho Full Moon -- Myanmar (traditionally the time of equestrian festivals)
    Thorrablot/Thurseblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (feast honoring Thor, guardian of Midgard, at the first full moon of the new year)
    Thaipusam/Thaipoosam Cavadee -- Tamil People; Malaysia; Mauritius (Tamil Hindu multi-day celebration of the birth of the god Murugan)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)

Scalloway Fire Festival -- Shetland Islands (viking festival; through tomorrow)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Antonio Muñoz Molina, 1956
Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776 
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014
Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015
Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018


  1. Link is a beautiful boy, I don't see many Tuxedo cats these days. Dozens of Tabbies though.

  2. Today is a good day: Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including you!;) Thank you for writing these lists, they begin my day in a most joyful mode.
    Sturdy flat heeled shoes and word nerd day - count me in. I did not know that Mary Ingalls was born on her father's birthday. As I said, I am always amused, and often wiser after reading your today lists.

  3. Link is a handsome boy!
    I share #1 with you. I am a very poor sleeper at the best of times and consider 2 hours uninterrupted sleep to be a wonder. I feel so tired that sleep has to come, but it doesn't. It makes me cranky!

  4. Link is beautiful.
    My condolences to Ms Ellen.
    Sadly I agree with your first fill-in. It seems so unfair.

  5. Link doing his handsome posing heheh!

    I liked your replies no 1 I get like that occasionally too :-)

    Have a linktastic weekend :-)

  6. Link is a very handsome kitty! Happy Friday!

  7. Mimi,

    Link is a pretty boy! Oh, I can relate to your number #1 about sleep! I really hate it when I have a night like that, too. What a crazy life...yeah, that's a thought that runs across my mind frequently, too. Jesus knows me better than DH. Why didn't I think to respond the same? *smack forehead* Have a good weekend, my friend!

  8. "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776

    A great man.

  9. When I am too tired, I find it hard to fall asleep.

  10. Hello, Link! You sure are one adorable kitty. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answers are wonderful. I really appreciate how you answered #3. It's such a true statement, and now I'm thinking I should have put that for my answer. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. We enjoyed seeing the handsome Link dude and we enjoyed your answers too!

  12. I've not seen you in a while Link. It's good to see you so comfortable.

    Love your fill-ins and I'm sorry about the sleeping issues. You work way to hard not to sleep properly.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  13. Wow, what a pretty Boy Link is!
    I so agree with #2, sometimes we all need help, and we should help others when we are able to as well.
    Have a wonderful Feline Friday!

  14. link ewe iz one handsun self !! :) ☺☺

    and to think it all started selling books at amazon ~~~~

  15. Link is similar in appearance to my much-loved Remy. :)

  16. Link is a handsome boy! I've always loved black kitties. I hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend. We're slated for ice and snow in middle Missouri. xoxox

  17. Link is quite the handsome kitty! and I love your answers!

  18. Link is a cutie, he reminds me so much of my Brody. Thank you for the sweet words about Prancie. And thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry you have trouble sleeping. Have you tried a supplement called melatonin? I use it sometimes and it works really well, you just need to take it early enough so it doesn't effect your waking up in the morning.

  19. They say, 'all cats are tabbies," but Link hides it well. I love those tuxedo cats, yet I've never had one.
    Go figure.

    As I read your fill ins, I saw myself there a little bit. Life is a crazy ride, I totally agree, but I tell myself that it beats the alternative.

  20. Link is soooo handsome ~ great photo! And life is a crazy ride, for sure ~

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


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