Friday, April 10, 2020

I Love Squirrel TV for the A to Z Challenge, 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.

"I love my squirrel and bird TV!" says Dansig.


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 am never ______________________.

2.For Easter ( or Passover) this year, I will _________________________________.

3. I would want the Easter Bunny to leave me a basket filled with _________.

4. When times get tough, _________.

1. I am never  fond of saying "never" because when i do, i usually live to regret it or eat my words or both.

2.For Easter ( or Passover) this year, I will  stay home and watch the church service online.

3. I would want the Easter Bunny to leave me a basket filled with  the cure for this virus!

4. When times get tough,  pray like it all depends on Him and work like it all depends on you.


Today is:

ASPCA Day/Humane Day -- anniversary of founding in 1866

Birthday of Cybele -- Ancient Roman Calendar (great mother goddess)

Commodore Perry Day

Dust the Ceiling Fan Day -- before it gets hot and you have to turn it on and find out you forgot how dusty it gets up there the hard way

Encourage a Young Writer Day -- can't find out who started this, but it sounds like a great idea

Fast and Prayer Day -- Liberia

Feast of Bau -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (date approximate, around the same time of year the Romans honored Cybele)

Feast of Ezekiel the Prophet -- Roman Catholic 

Feast of the Rivers and Seas -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar (mother of Ea[Earth]; date approximate, around the same time of year the Romans honored Cybele)

Founder's Day -- Salvation Army (birth anniversary of the founder, William Booth)

Frances Perkins Day -- US (birth anniversary of the first woman appointed to a Presidential Cabinet position)

Golfer's Day -- anniversary of founding of the Professional Golfers' Association of America in 1916

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)
    National Hot Cross Bun Day -- US (always on Good Friday)
    World Marbles Day (always on Good Friday)

Iroquois Thunder Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (week long ceremonial thanksgiving for the rain, which brings new growth in spring; date approximate, but most tribes celebrate in mid-April)

National Cinnamon Crescent Day

National Farm Animals Day -- US   

Safety Pin Day -- patented this day in 1849 by Walter Hunt

St. Macarius of Antioch's Day (Patron of plague victims; Ghent, Belgium)

Birthdays Today:

Haley Joel Osment, 1988
Mandy Moore, 1984
Ryan Merriman, 1983
Liz McClarnon, 1981
Shemekia Copeland, 1979
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, 1957
Peter MacNicol, 1954
Steven Seagal, 1952
Paul Edward Theroux, 1941
Joe Don Meredith, 1938
John Madden, 1936
Omar Sharif, 1932
Dolores Huerta, 1930
Max Von Sydow, 1929
Chuck Connors, 1921
Robert Burns Woodward, 1917
Harry Morgan, 1915
Frances Perkins, 1880
Joseph Pulitzer, 1847
William Booth, 1829
James Bowie, 1796
Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794
Hugo Grotius, 1583(O.S. date)
Cybele, Roman goddess (traditional, year unknown)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2(Film), 2017
"The Entertainer"(Play), 1957
House of Wax(Film), 1951 Note:  first full color 3D film from a major studio
The Great Gatsby(Publication), 1925
Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift/A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45(Brahms' Requiem), 1868

Today in History:

Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles), 837
the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma, 1407
The Charter of the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America, 1606
The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain, 1710
The Mount Tambora volcano in Indonesia begins its peak eruption period that lasts until July 15, 1815
The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive, 1826
The NY "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley, 1841
The safety pin is patented by Walter Hunt of NYC, who sells the rights for only $100, 1849
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh, 1866
The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska, 1874
The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, 1912
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos, 1919
Warner Brothers debuts the first 3-D movie, "House of Wax," 1953
Adolf Eichmann is put on trial as a war criminal in Israel, 1961
In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit, 1971
A 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars, 1972
H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins, 1989
A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites, 1991
President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he will suspend the constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis, 2009
Apple, Inc., claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world, 2012
The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote, 2014
The Hong Kong pro-democracy political party Demosistō is established by activists Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, and Agnes Chow, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins testifying before US Congress about data use and security, 2018
Scientists announce they have the first photo of a black hole ever taken; it is in galaxy M87, 55 million light-years away, and is 6.5 billion times the mass of Earth, 2019
The first drone home delivery service in Canberra, Australia is begun by Wing, part of Google's Alphabet company, 2019


  1. That's clever, I've never thought of a window as a pet TV before.

  2. Blessed Good Friday & Happy Easter. Stay safe, Mimi.

  3. Jazz loves window television - though I am not sure how he would respond to squirrels.

  4. Wonderful view from your window.

    God bless.

  5. It just occurred to me that the expression 'never say never' is self-defeating! Hot cross buns for breakfast lunch and tea today, yippee!

  6. Can I watch with you Dansig heheh!

    Happy Easter and stay safe 😷😷😷

  7. Dansig sure has a great program on! We enjoyed your wonderful fill-in answers.

  8. Sweet kitty photos and loving 'fill-ins' ~ ^_^

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

  9. The safety of the worlds great inventions...right up there with rubber bands.

  10. Oh yes we do enjoy birdie and squirrel TV too. We like watching just as much as kitties and puppies do.

    Love all your fill-ins.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  11. Have a sunny Good Friday Mimi. God is with us even though we are in a scary time. Keep safe.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Dansig is lucky. We took down the bird feeders when the bear swiped the suet.Happens every year.Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. It will be odd to celebrate mass from home, but it is the only way. I hope you have a blessed Easter. XO

  13. Thanks for sharing your wonderful time you have watching the squirrel and bird tv. We enjoyed your friendly fill-in answers. We hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
    World of Animals

  14. I agree with the "never say never", I always end up eating my words.
    And yes, how wonderful it would be if the Easter Bunny could pass out a virus cure with those Easter eggs.

  15. YES! Lucy loves her window TV also! And these days we spend more time looking out the window. Have a lovely day and do take care!

  16. The kitties here agree with Dansig. Squirrel TV and Bird TV are the best of the best! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! This Easter season has been so strange without being able to go to church to celebrate. Some of our local churches are also posting online services, which I am so grateful for, but I can't wait for the churches to actually open again. And you are so right with #4. Well wishes!


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