Friday, April 17, 2020

Orange Kitty for the A to Z Challenge, Feline Friday and Friendly Fill Ins

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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 at Comedy Plus, and you can go to her site for the rules and code.

Orange kitty Dansig loves his box:


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 can’t wait for ________________________ to reopen after the quarantine.

2. I am in no hurry for ___________________________ to reopen after the quarantine.

3. These days, _________ is my default mood.

4. Have I ever told you _________?

1. I can’t wait for   church   to reopen after the quarantine.

2. I am in no hurry for  shopping malls   to reopen after the quarantine.

3. These days,   joyful   is my default mood. but i try to make that my default all of the time.

4. Have I ever told you   i like cats?


Today is:

American Academy of Arts and Letters Charter Day

Bat Appreciation Day -- sponsored by Bat Conservation International, at the time of year when bats begin awakening from hibernation

Blah, Blah, Blah Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Ellis Island Family History Day -- US (by proclamation of the nations governors and in conjunction with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, a day to celebrate the achievements and contribution of the immigrants and their descendants who came through Ellis Island; on the anniversary of the day, in 1907, when 11,747 immigrants were processed through the island, the most in one day)     

Equality Day -- Canada (the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force on April 17, 1985, guaranteeing equality without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability)

Flag Day -- American Samoa

Ford Mustang Day -- International (on the "birthday" of the vehicle)

Global Youth Service Day -- annual campaign to mobilize children and youth to make a difference (through Sunday)    

Independence Day / Evacuation Day -- Syria

International Day of Peasants Struggle

National Cheeseball Day

National Haiku Poetry Day -- sponsored by The Haiku Foundation     

Nimble Fairies' Scattering -- Fairy Calendar

Nosy Neighbor Appreciation Day -- to be celebrated, if you dare, by greeting and thanking your neighbor for being nosy

Nothing Like A Dame Day -- a day to pay homage to the unique wit, wisdom, style and strength of dames past and present, and to cultivate the dame in you or in your life

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day (Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people who have lost their parents, people ridiculed for their piety)

St. Stephen Harding's Day (Co-founder of Cistercian Order)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (two day festival for the birthday of Apollon and Artemis; date approximate)

Toothbrush Appreciation Day -- think of what it would be like without one!

Verrazano Day -- New York, US (Celebrates discovery of New York harbor by Giovanni Verrazano, Florentine navigator)

Women's Day -- Gabon

World Hemophilia Day

Birthdays Today:

Victoria Beckham, 1974
Jennifer Garner, 1972
Liz Phair, 1967
Lela Rochon, 1966
Norman Julius “Boomer” Esiason, 1961
Sean Bean, 1958
Olivia Hussey, 1951
Don Kirshner, 1934
Cynthia Ozick, 1928
Harry Reasoner, 1923
William Holden, 1918
Thornton Wilder, 1897
Nikita Krushchev, 1894
Adrian Constantine “Cap” Anson, 1852
J.P. Morgan, 1837
Samuel Chase, 1741

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Caveman(Film), 1981
"McCartney"(Album), 1970 (first solo album)
"No Time for Comedy"(Play), 1939

Today in History:

Geoffrey Chaucer tells his Canterbury Tales for the first time, at the court of Richard II, ten years to the day after the pilgrimage actually began, 1397
Christopher Columbus signs his contract with Spain to find the Indes, 1492
Martin Luther stands firm and refuses to recant before the Diet of Worms, 1521
Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America, 1797
The first Sino-Japanese War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1895
A one day record 11,747 immigrants are processed at Ellis Island, 1907
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed by the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company, 1924
Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut, 1937
At midnight, 26 Irish counties officially break with the British Commonwealth and form the Republic of Ireland, 1949
The Bay of Pigs Invasion fiasco begins, 1961
Ford Motor Company unveils the Mustang, 1964
Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air, 1964
The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely, 1970
Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 1982
The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends, 1986
NJ Devil Martin Brodeur becomes the 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game, 1997
The 5th Summit of the Americas takes place in Port of Spain; Trinidad, thirty-four heads of government attend, 2005
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, causes 15 deaths and major damage to nearby buildings, residences, a nursing home and middle school, 2013
Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board, 2015


  1. I see a lot of cats in boxes, online, but my Lola doesn't like them and Angel didn't either. Danzig is beautiful.

  2. Dansig is a honey. Jazz isn't a box fan either, though most of our cats have been.

  3. Dansig knows he looks peachy sitting in the box.

  4. Aww! and Dansig feeling peachy in his box heheh!
    I liked your replies I somehow knew you liked cats no isa why heheh!

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  5. I like peaches ... and cats ... and peaches ...

    God bless.

  6. Kitty Dansig has a beautiful orange coat. Happy weekend.

  7. Golf Course, ..., Hopeful, thank you lately.

  8. Dansig is a good looking orange kitty.

    Love all your fill-ins. We both are not fans of the mall.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. I just think Danzig s the most handsome Orange tabby ever! Cheers!

  10. Oh ~ magnificent kitty photo ~ light captured well ^_^

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

  11. Dansig is adorable. How cute to have a peach colored kitty in a box that says peaches :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I feel guilty for not saying church for #1. And I had a feeling you liked cats :) Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  12. I would have liked to be present for that first presentation of The Canterbury Tales...

  13. Good answers and that is some cool box Dansig!

  14. Joy is not my default mood, but I'm trying.

  15. That box fits Dansig like a glove. He's such a handsome kitty! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I completely agree with your #1. I really miss going to church. Easter season felt so strange without celebrating at church. Well wishes!

  16. Seriously, you like cats? I would've never known. lol I'm trying to stay in a joyful mood all the time, too. It's better to be happy than not. Cats love their boxes, don't they? Sorry for being being on return visits. I've gotten way behind but I'll catch up! Have a good day now, you hear! ;)