Friday, April 3, 2020

Cat Brothers for the A to Z Challenge, with Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins

To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.     


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.

Link and Dansig are best buddies, you might say brothers from another mother:


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. April is a good time to ___________________

2.This time last year, ___________________.

3. I am determined to _________.

4. I have no intention of _________.

1. April is a good time to  make sure you are on track to be organized for next year's tax season.

2.This time last year,  i was working on taxes, just like this year (actually, the accounting friend is supposed to be doing it, but i get calls).

3. I am determined to   make the best out of the current situation that i can.  The people who will let me work have, some of them, offered extra jobs with things i don't usually have time to do when i'm there, so i can perhaps make up for those who won't or can't let me come.

4. I have no intention of   getting behind on the bills if i can in any way help it.


Today is:

American Circus Day -- the first circus in the US opened this day in Philadelphia in 1793

Anniversary of the Second Republic -- Republic of Guinea

Cold Food Day -- China (especially celebrated in the Shanxi Province, a commemoration of Jie Zitui, a loyal servant; no fires are to be lit and all food is too be served cold)

Day Sacred to Bona Dea and Day of Proserpina's Rise from the Underworld -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day -- and unless you have a really great job, we know your decision (and actually, this year, the decision is probably already been made for you)

Find-A-Rainbow Day -- a day to paint bright and colorful wishes for your friends, family, and sweetheart; if you actually find a rainbow in the sky, that's a plus, send a pic to the RainbowBrite site     

Hanshi a/k/a Cold Food Festival -- China (second day of the Quingming Festival)

Hospital Admitting clerks Day -- remembering those people at the front desk who make sure you get in and to the right place

National Chocolate Mousse Day

National Walk to Work Day -- US (originally sponsored by Prevention Magazine, and different from the one in September; this year, just go take a walk, and i don't mean from your bedroom to the home computer that is now your workstation)   

Overcome a Handicap Day -- on the day, in 1981, when one-legged Canadian high jumper Arnie Boldt cleared 6 feet 8¼ inches, only about a foot under the world record at the time

Pony Express Day -- US; inaugurated this day in 1860

Second Republic Day -- Guinea

Shower Dance -- Fairy Calendar

St. Irene of Thessalonica's Day (Patron of girls, peace)

St. Richard of Chichester's Day (called Ricardus, ri for ridens meaning "laughing", car for carus meaning "dear", dus for dulcis meaning "sweet"; Patron of coachmen and of the Diocese of Chichester, Sussex, England)

Student Government Day -- US (encouraging kids to learn about how government works by learning to govern themselves) 

Tweed Day -- a day to consider the costs of political corruption, on the birth anniversary of "Boss" Tweed 

Anniversaries Today:

Isle Royale National Park is established in Michigan, US, 1940
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, 1043

Birthdays Today:

Amanda Bynes, 1986
Leona Lewis, 1985
Cobie Smulders, 1982
Jamie Bamber, 1973
Jennie Garth, 1972
Picabo Street, 1971
Robert Chapin, 1964
Eddie Murphy, 1961
David Hyde Pierce, 1959
Alec Baldwin, 1958
Bernie Parent, 1945
Tony Orlando, 1944
Leona Lewis, 1943
Marsha Mason, 1942
Wayne Newton, 1942
Jane Goodall, 1934
Calvin "Baby Vet" Graham, 1930
Max Frankel, 1930
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, 1926
Jan Merlin, 1925
Marlon Brando, 1924
Doris Day, 1924
Herb Caen, 1916
Sally Rand, 1904
Henry Robinson Luce, 1898
Leslie Howard, 1893
John Burroughs, 1837
William Magear "Boss" Tweed, 1823
Edward Everett Hale, 1822
Washington Irving, 1783

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Endgame"(Play), 1957
"TV Guide"(Publication), 1953

Today in History:

Edward the Confessor is crowned king of England, 1043
The US Pony Express begins its first run, 1860
Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for his engine, 1885
Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality, 1895
The US House of Representatives accept the "American's Creed," a patriotic contest winner by William Tyler Page, as the official creed of the US, 1918
The building of the RMS Queen Mary is commissioned, 1929
President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, 1948
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, 1968
The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, 1973
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default, 1975
Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record, 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), 2007
Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2009
Following the News International phone hacking scandal, James Murdock resigns as Chairman of BskyB, 2012
France outlaws the hiring of models who do not meet new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period of time before and during a modeling job; the law aims to prevent promotion of anorexia among models and people who emulate them, 2015


  1. Love those furry buddies. And your focus on the positive and determination.

  2. Thank you for your never faltering positive attitude, and not least for your lists.

  3. Aww! and they both like posing heheh!

    I agree you always have a good look on life :-)

    Have a tanfastically safetastic weekend :-)

  4. Link and Dansig are so cute. Have a beautiful weekend.

  5. Mimi this may be a repetitive comment-my apologies I am having issues and trying to comment has become problematic.argh I enjoy your posts and love those two kitties! Cheers!

  6. Aw on the kitties. Best buddies are wonderful.

    Love all your fill-ins. I hope we can get back to normal soon.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Link and Dansig are such cuties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you can do extra work for some to make up for the others. We need to work on our taxes. Have a nice weekend and stay healthy. XO

  8. Oh I do love those kitties ~ great photo and lovely 'fil-ins'

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. April is a good time to practice social distancing.
    This time last year I was filling Easter baskets and making plans for our family Easter Dinner.
    I am determined to weather this storm and emerge from it unscathed.
    I have no intention of flaunting the rules put in place to keep us safe.

  10. Another very interesting post. Link and Dansig are adorable! Social distancing is showing not only our love and concern for our family and friends, but for humanity. We're all in this together. Posts like yours really help, so a big thank you :)

  11. Cute kitties! Cheers! Just spent an hour solving a google kerfuffle!

  12. Link and Dansig are so darn cute together! Good answers. We hope your work continues, safely of course.

  13. Link and Dansig are so precious! I love seeing kitties enjoying each others' company. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm lucky in that my mom does my taxes for me. She claims she enjoys doing taxes, and I really appreciate her help. I am sending prayers to all those whose work and income has been affected by this pandemic. I'm lucky in that the company I work for is considered essential, so I have next to no chance of losing my job or income even during these hard times. Prayers to you!


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