Friday, July 10, 2020

All Hail Queen Cassie! (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.

Queen Cassie has been at the shelter for a while.  She started out mean and rude, and will still swat at you if she doesn’t happen to want attention at the moment.  She is now the queen of one of the offices, and is becoming a bit more friendly.

Do not try to have a starting contest with her, however.  She has never, ever lost a staring contest.


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. When this pandemic is over, I __________________________________.

2. I have zero interest in _____________________.

3. I always look forward to _________.

4. _________ is the bane of my existence.

1. When this pandemic is over, I  will continue to mask up as long as there is any danger that i might catch anything, a cold, flu, anything, that i could possibly pass on to one of my vulnerable clients.  It is to protect them, not me.

2. I have zero interest in  ever being famous or in politics — no way would i want to live in that glass fish bowl.

3. I always look forward to   Sunday, it is my day of rest.  Truly, it recharges me.

4. Dirt in my home  is the bane of my existence.  In clients’ homes, it is job security, in my home, it is just another chore to deal with, and trust me, it’s the last thing i want to deal with after cleaning a client’s place.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mauritania

Clerihew Day -- in honor of the poetic form he invented, the clerihew:
     Edmund's middle name was Clerihew
     A name possessed by very few
     But verses by Mr. Bentley
     Succeeded eminently!

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network

Don't Step On A Bee Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants to remind you, when going barefoot this time of year, watch out!

Feast Day of Knut the Reaper, Hela, Holda, and Skadi -- Norse deities whose celebration this day is due to their later association with Danish King Canute the Great

Independence Day -- Bahamas(1973)

Lady Godiva Day -- tradition says she took her famous ride on this day in 1040

National Culture Day -- Kiribati

National Pina Colada Day

Pick Blueberries Day -- variously set on different days in July depending on the website; with blueberries being so good for you, find a day to go gather or buy some soon

Silence Day -- followers of Meher Baba

St. Amalburga's Day (Patron of people with fever; Ghent, Belgium; against arm pain, bruises, and fevers)

Teddy Bear Picnic Day -- no idea why today, especially when the author of the song, Jimmy Kennedy, was born on July 20

Uniwaine / Unaine Day -- Kiribati (Senior Citizens' Day, specifically Elderly Men's Day / Elderly Women's Day)

Anniversaries Today

Wyoming becomes the 44th US State, 1890

Birthdays Today

Jessica Simpson, 1980
Andre Nolan Dawson, 1954
Arlo Guthrie, 1947
Sue Lyon, 1946
Ron Glass, 1945
Virginia Wade,1945
Arthur Ashe, 1943
Lawrence Pressman, 1939
Jerry Herman, 1933
David Norman Dinkins, 1927
Fred Gwynne, 1926
Jean Kerr, 1923
Jake LaMotta, 1921
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921
David Brinkley, 1920
Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917
John Gilbert, 1897
Edmund Clerihew Bentley, 1875
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, 1875
Marcel Proust, 1871
Nikola Tesla, 1856
Adolphus Busch, 1839
James Whistler, 1834
George Mifflin Dallas, 1792
William Blackstone, 1723
John Calvin, 1509

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Fox And The Hound(Animated film), 1981
"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950

Today in History

Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, BC48
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, 1212
Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England, 1553
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta, 1789
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, 1806
The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain, 1821
Big Ben, the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, rings for the first time, 1859
The eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys the famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces of North Island, New Zealand, 1886
Meher Baba, self declared Avatar of the Age, begins his silence of 44 years; his followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration, 1925
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act, 1925
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world, 1938
Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit, 1962
Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia, 1991
In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, 1997
Spain opens its first mosque since the Moors were expelled in 1492, in Granada, 2003
France O'Grady is appointed the first female General Secretary by Britain's Trade Union Congress, 2012
NASA's Juno spacecraft makes the closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead, 2017
An original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, a record price for a book illustration, 2018
The journal Nature publishes an article about the earliest evidence of modern humans outside of Africa, a 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, 2019


  1. Queen Cassie looks like a cat of immense character. I am so grateful she found a haven.

  2. LOL Queen Cassie seems quite a character although cats always make me laugh when they stare LOL

    I liked your replies especially 1 and 2 :-)

    Have a masktastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  3. Do you get different dirt/dust in different homes?

    God bless.

  4. A queen is a queen and they demand what they demand. She's a pretty queen though.

    I love your fill-ins. I hear you about housework. It never ends here.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  5. We enjoyed your fill-in answers! Queen Cassie really is a pretty royal one!

  6. cassie ewe iz one gorgeouz calico !!! N frum a catz point oh veew; therz a lot oh peepul who shuld observe silence day ~~~~~~~~~


  7. Cassie is a cutie. I hope she gets her forever home soon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I will wear a mask during flu season when this is over too. Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. A staring contest with a cat - well that is something I'd NEVER do. I agree with you - being famous is something that I'd find incredibly stressful.

  9. Quite the cat and wonderful list of fill-ins ~

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

  10. Cassie is absolutely stunning! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I hate seeing my house dirty, but I must admit there are days when I come home from a day of work and just tell the dirt and clutter that it'll have to wait. I often end up doing a lengthy clean of my house on weekends since weekdays are often just too tiring. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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