Friday, February 7, 2020

TigerLily Says Hello (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.

TigerLily, a longtime member of Buddy's feral harem (a term used loosely as they were all fixed), decided to come inside and ask to be adopted.  She's very talkative now:


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 wish I could tell my teenage self ____________________________.

2. I think the most romantic movie is ___________________.

3. _________ was the last time I _________.

4. _________ happens too often.

1. I wish I could tell my teenage self  to go to college and major in something practical.

2. I think the most romantic movie is  Walt Disney's Cinderella, it's my favorite ever.  Yes, i am a silly, sentimental softie.

3. 2015  was the last time we  got to go to Walt Disney World, and i would love to go again someday.

4. Enigma SissyCat trying to escape from the house   happens too often.


Today is:

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses)  

Carnaval de Quebec -- Quebec City, Canada (a vigorous winter celebration, where they have the cold around long enough to need it; through Feb. 14)

Charles Dickens Day -- read a chapter or two of his work, in honor of his birth

Chiang Mai Flower Festival -- Chiang Mai, Thailand (if you love flowers, go to this one year, the whole city is bedecked and species shown include 1,000 varieties of orchids; through Sunday)

Daniel Boone Escape Day -- he escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him

Downers Grove Ice Sculpture Festival -- Downers Grove, IL, US (with live ice sculpting demonstrations; through tomorrow)

Feast of Mulk (Dominion) -- Baha'i

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -- because you have to do it at least once a year

Independence Day -- Grenada(1974)

Marriage Week -- UK (part of the Futureway Trust, and now observed around the world, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life)    

National Fettucini Alfredo Day

National Hangover Awareness Day -- internet generated and shouldn't it be on Jan.1?

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

Send a Card to a Friend Day -- wonder which card company created this one

Saint Theodore Stratelates' Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; for finding lost objects)

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; wave to your neighbors, let them know you like them

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous -- Whitehorse, YT, Canada (mad trapper competition, flour packing, beard growing contest, old-time fiddle show, and more, with this year's theme being "The Magic and the Mystery"; through the 23rd)

Birthdays Today:

Tina Majorino, 1985
Ashton Kutcher, 1978
Chris Rock, 1965
Garth Brooks, 1962
Eddie Izzard, 1962
James Spader, 1960
Miguel Ferrer, 1954
Hector Babenco, 1946
Pete Postlethwaite, 1945
Gay Talese, 1932
Keefe Brasselle, 1923
Eddie Bracken, 1920
Oscar Brand, 1920
Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908
Sinclair Lewis, 1885
James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883
Alfred Adler, 1870
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834
Charles Dickens, 1812
John Deere, 1804
Sir Thomas More, 1478

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America's Most Wanted"(TV), 1988
Blazing Saddles(Film), 1974
Pinocchio(Disney animated Film), 1940
"The Cat and the Canary"(Play), 1922
Kid Auto Races at Venice(first Charlie Chaplin "Little Tramp" Film), 1914
"Chantecler"(Rostand Play), 1910
"The Deserter"(first ballet performed in US), 1827
"Il Matrimonio Segreto" (Comarosa Opera), 1792

Today in History:

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238
Edward of Carnarvon,later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301
The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497
King Philip II forms an inquistion in South America, 1569
Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812
The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856
The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881
The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891
Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898
Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904
The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907
Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914
The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915
Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979
Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984
The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990
Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992
Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999
Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, 2009
In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer Findus withdrew its beef lasagne meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer Comigel contained horsemeat, 2013
All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to a DNA study published in Nature, 2018


  1. TigerLily is a cutie - and I have a soft spot for vocal cats.
    Love your fill-ins too.

  2. TigerLily makes a great pet and friend. I love Waltz Disney too.

  3. TigerLily really does seem to be talking! So parrots aren't the only pets that chatter. Thanks for teling me it's ice cream for breakfast day - I'm off to the freezer!

  4. TigerLily is a beautiful girl too. Cats are awesome family members.

    Love all your fill-ins as always.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  5. It's not fair, posting Ice Cream for Breakfast Day when I has already had my breakfast!

  6. I am so glad TigerLily decided inside was a good thing. She is a beauty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Sorry Sissycat keeps getting outside. My Jinx used to do that when younger and always ran across the street. He used up a lot of lives that way. Have a nice weekend! XO

  7. How cute is TigerLily heheh!

    I liked you replies and the cat's names always makes me smile :-)

    Have a fillintastic weekend :-)

  8. Tiger Lily reminds me of when our Lucy showed up only 6 months old and wanting a home! She is such a sweet cat and Tiger Lily surely is also!

  9. Glad TigerLily is enjoying her inside home ~ ^_^ Great fill-ins ~

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

  10. tiger lily.... mite we say ewe bee most gorgeouz !!!

    N hay, we want mice creem for brek fest two !!! ☺☺♥♥

  11. Tiger Lily was very smart deciding to come indoors.

  12. Tiger Lily is a beauty!
    Sigh… Cinderella never gets old, doesn't it?
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  13. Tiger Lily is a very diverse tortie. I have a soft spot for all tortoiseshell cats. She's a cutie.

    Re: fill ins... Your answer is a very good one, but it wouldn't work for me. If I were to redo my college days, I wouldn't have met my husband of 37 years and wouldn't have my two daughters.

    Maybe I would tell my teenage self not to be so quick to think I knew it all.😉

  14. TigerLily really is such a cutie and how cool she knew what she wanted and how to get it. We enjoyed your fill in answers too.

  15. TigerLily is beautiful and I hope she gets adopted soon.

  16. TigerLily is gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! If I had to redo college, I'd probably pick a different major, or I'd at least go after a minor or two in addition to my major. I don't regret college, and I often do use my degree and the knowledge it gave me, but older, wiser me sometimes wonders how I'd do college these days. And kitty escape artists make for some very worried humans. None of my kitties ever really try to escape the house, but my parents sure have some that do. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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