Friday, February 14, 2020

Snuggled (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.

A nicely snuggled 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!      

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

1. I always carry ________________ with me.

2.I would love to know why ______________?

3. I express my love in the form of _________.

4. _________ makes me feel like the luckiest individual alive.

1. I always carry  my phone  with me.   Every time i walk away from it, i miss an important call (or a call from "someone" who thinks it's that important).  And yes, i do mean practically every time i walk away, too.  Even going to the loo, after two hours of staying in one place, and that is when a call will come in!

2.I would love to know why  i do get a call almost every single time i step away from my phone, even if i've had no calls for several hours before that, but it's one of those unanswerable mysteries of the universe.  So is the fact that, no matter if he is out in his music room where he cannot see or hear me come home, Sweetie just "has a feeling" that i'm back and comes out to greet me.  It's a little eerie.

3. I express my love in the form of  hugs and acts of service.

4. My faith  makes me feel like the luckiest individual alive.


Today is:

Bird Mating Season begins -- according to legend, in honor of St. Valentine

Blessing of the Salmon Nets -- Norham, Northumberland, England & North Shields, Northumbria, England (just before midnight, nets are blessed and right after midnight, the first nets of the season are thrown out; anything caught is presented to the officiating vicar)

Day Sacred to Juno Lupa -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno of the Wolf)

Feast of Vali -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (archer god, an Asatru answer to the Valentine celebration, which is really a thinly disguised Lupercalia)

Ferris Wheel Day -- birth anniversary of G.W.G. Ferris, Jr.

Fjortende Februar -- Denmark (Danish lovers send each other snowdrop flowers.)

Gold Rush Days -- Wickenburg, AZ, US (celebrating the Old West; through Sunday)

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins -- a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, and report in, thus giving a real time idea of where the birds are now    

International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

International Quirkyalone Day -- a day to value your individuality, whether you are partnered or not, for those who prefer to be single and not dating just for the sake of dating    

League of Women Voter's Day -- US

Library Lovers Day -- for those whose favorite companion is a great book

National Call In Single Day -- what a lot of men who feel pressured to be romantic on this day wish they could do, i'm sure!

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

National Date Festival -- Indio, CA, US (a most exotic county fair, the date comes from the land of the Arabian Nights and this festival celebrates all aspects of the theme; through the 23rd)

National Have-a-Heart Day -- to create awareness of the impact of our food choices on the environment, world hunger, animal welfare and human health—especially heart health

National Nest Box Week -- UK; US (begun in the UK, this is a week to build or put up a nest box in your yard to encourage our avian friends and give them safe places to raise their young)     

National Organ Donor Day -- US, but no matter where you live, consider leaving instructions about this to your loved ones

Race Relations Day -- originally on Lincoln's birth anniversary, now on the day promoting love

Rafik Hairi Memorial Day -- Lebanon

Read to Your Child Day -- to start their love of learning early (and do it daily!)

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee -- Olustee, FL, US (largest Civil War battle in Florida; through Sunday)

Sts. Cyril & Methodius' Day (Patrons of ecumenism, unity of Eastern and Western Churches; Bohemia; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Europe; Moravia; the Slavic peoples)

Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri -- Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan (snow fest and kimono festival; through Sunday)

Trifon Zarezan -- Bulgaria (Viticulturists' Day; since Thracian times, a day to celebrate Dionysus and wine)

Valentine's Day (St. Valentine of Rome, Patron of apiarists/beekeepers, betrothed couples, greeting card manufacturers, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, travellers, young people; Bussolengo, Italy; against epilepsy, fainting, plague)

Wings Over the Platte Spring Migration Celebration -- Grand Island, NE, US (the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes is celebrated through mid-April)

Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Garcia weds Deborah Koons, 1994
US League of Women Voters formed, 1920
Arizona becomes the 48th US state, 1912
Oregon becomes the 33rd US state, 1859

Birthdays Today:

Drew Bledsoe, 1972
Jessica Yu, 1966
Zach Galligan, 1964
Enric Colantoni, 1963
Meg Tilly, 1960
Renee Fleming, 1959
Raymond Joseph Teller, 1948
Gregory Hines, 1946
Carl Bernstein, 1944
Michael Bloomberg, 1942
Andrew Prine, 1936
Florence Henderson, 1934
Vic Morrow, 1932
Hugh Downs, 1921
Mel Allen, 1913
Jimmy Hoffa, 1913
Jack Benny, 1894
George Washington Gale Ferris,Jr., 1859
Winfield Scott Hancock, 1824
Frederick Douglass, 1817
Mary Ann "Aunt Mary" Prout, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cloud Nine"(Play), 1978
"The Maltese Falcon"(Publication date), 1930
"Sinbad"(Musical), 1918
"Importance of Being Earnest"(Play), 1895

Today in History:

The annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg make the first known mention of Lithuania, 1009
Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg, 1349
Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases the Jews out of Vienna, 1670
The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, 1778
James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii, 1779
John Jervis and Horatio Nelson lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar, 1797
The apple parer is patented by Moses Coats of Downington, Pennsylvania, 1803
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of the US Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void, 1803
The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio, 1835
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken, 1849
Esther Hobart Morris is appointed the first female Justice of the Peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870
A.G. Bell and Elisha Gray both apply for a patent for a telephone; Bell first by only 2 hours, and is ruled the rightful inventor, 1876
The first trainload of California grown fruit, oranges, leaves L.A. for the east,1889
Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections, 1899
The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar, 1918
The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1920
The Bank of England is nationalized, 1946
ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled, 1946
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time, 1949
Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, 1961
The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit, 1989
Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system , 1990
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft becomes first vehicle to land on an asteroid (433 Eros), 2001
Love letters written between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University, 2012
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, now the world's largest solar energy plant, opens in the Mojave Desert; the $2.2 billion plant, owned by Google, NRG Energy, and BrightSource energy, spans five square miles and can provide power to 140,000 homes, 2014
JP Morgan becomes the first bank to create its own crypo-currency, JPM Coin, 2019


  1. Tripod Sissycat doesn't look like an escape artist. Or am I confusing her with another cat?
    I happily walk away from my phone. Often. If it is important people will ring back.

  2. Why call her Tripod??? (I hope I guessed wrong).

    God bless.

  3. Tripod Sissycat looks so comfortable curled up on the bed.

  4. Aww! Tripod SissyCat definitely looking snuggled up there heheh!

    I can relate to no 1 in your replies haha!

    Have a fillintastic weekend :-)

  5. Yes, I am also curious why it is called Tripod....

  6. When the phone rings, remais a mystery to science.

  7. Precious little one, enjoy your nap! Happy Valentine's Day.

  8. That's one snuggles up kitty. So cute.

    I love your fill-ins. Hubby can do the same with me. I swear they have a tracking device on us and know where we are at all times.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Happy Valentines Day to you and Mr. Sweetie. ♥

  9. Tripod Sissycat--adorable! Happy Valentine's Day. Also, do so enjoy your "Today in History" section. Always something interesting. :-)

  10. Tripod kitty is gorgeous in that circle of sleep! Happy Valentines Day!

  11. Oh love the little furry person snuggle bug ~ sweet photo ^_^

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

  12. SissyCat sure caught a cozy! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

  13. happee hearts day oh lovez two ewe sissy cat N everee one elze frum all oh uz heer in de land oh trout !! ♥♥♥

  14. Tripod Sissy Cat looks very comfortable! I have my phone always with me as well, because there is always a possibility #2 will happen.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. SissyCat is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins great answers. Sorry the phone always rings at the worst times. Happy Valentine's Day! XO

  16. I love SissyCat. It's been so cold around here I wish I could do that myself.

  17. Sissycat looks so cosy all curled up and dreaming.

  18. SissyCat looks so cute and cozy! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really appreciate your #4. That's a wonderful answer. I hope your week is going wonderfully!

  19. Why call her Tripod??? I hope I guessed wrong!custom iphone xs case


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