Friday, August 14, 2020

He Knows Where His Grub Is (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.

Mr. Jimmy belongs to Ms. RW.  He was there to greet me when i arrived this week, and asked to go in right away.  It's obvious why:

I've been waiting for you.

How long does it take you to get your cleaning supplies?

C'mon, please open the door!

His food stays on top of the washer, so the dogs don't get to it.


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 like ketchup on my _____________________.

2. ____________________reminds me of _______________________.

3. It pains me to _________.

4. I can’t _________ without _________.

1. I like ketchup on my _____________________.  (Leaving this blank as i just don't eat ketchup, sorry.)

2. Having pets   reminds me of  having kids, and vice versa.  The only difference is the pets don't grow up and leave home.   

3. It pains me to  have to say no to people, but it is something i've had to learn to do when i really need to.   

4. I can’t  get through a morning   without   coffee.  If i try, a headache will happen, and no work will be done.


Today is:

Anniversary Day -- Tristan da Cunha

Assumption Eve -- France; Holy See

Day of Peace between Horus and Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Faradda di li candareri (Descent of the Candlesticks) -- Sassari, Sardinia (beginning of the celebration of the Assumption)

Festival for Fortuna Equestris -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Gals Night Out 2020 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Independence Day -- Pakistan(1947)

International Nagging Day -- ignore this one if you have any sense, the founder was smart enough to leave no trace

Liberty Tree Day -- Massachusetts, US

National Creamsicle Day

National Financial Awareness Day -- can't find the history on who started this for which country, but it's wise to become financially literate no matter where you live

National Navajo Code Talkers Day -- Navajo Nation; US

Oued Ed-Dahab Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara (celebrating the recovery of this area from Spanish occupation in 1979)

Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)

Royal Queensland Show -- QLD, Australia

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (Patron of families, imprisoned people, journalists, political prisoners, prisoners, recovering drug addicts, the pro-life movement; against drug addictions)

St. Werenfrid's Day (Patron of vegetable gardeners; Arnheim, Netherlands; Elst, Netherlands; Westervoort, Netherlands; against gout and stiff joints)

Wiffle Ball Day -- the wiffle ball was introduced this day in 1953

Anniversaries Today:

Jackie Mason marries Jyll Rosenfeld, 1991
V-J Day, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Tim Tebow, 1987
Terin Humphrey, 1986
Mila Kunis, 1983
Spencer Pratt, 1983
Jay Manuel, 1972
Catherine Bell, 1968
Halle Berry, 1966
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959
Marcia Gay Harden, 1959
Gary Larson, 1950
Danielle, Steel, 1947
Antonio Fargas, 1946
Susan Saint James, 1946
Steve Martin, 1945
Lynne Cheney, 1941
David Crosby, 1941
Arthur Betz Laffer, 1940
Alice Ghostley, 1926
Buddy Greco, 1926
Russell Baker, 1925
John Ringling North, 1903
Ernest Everett Just, 1883
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1863
Doc Holiday, 1851
H.C. Oersted, 1777
Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Front Page"(Play), 1928

Today in History

The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183
Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281
Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816
Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma, 1842
Oregon Territory created, 1848
Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873
Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880
Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885
A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888
France begins requiring motor vehicle registration, 1893
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901
Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969
Longest game in softball history begins, as The Gager's Diner team takes on the Bend'n Elbow Tavern; the game was played to raise money for a new softball field in Monticello, NY, went to 365 innings over two days, and the Gagers won 491-467, 1976
Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003
More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetery, 2009
As a sponsored event of the IOC, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics for athletes age 14-18, officially starts in Singapore, 2010
North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region, 2013
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt becomes the first man to win the coveted 100m Olympic gold medal three times, with a win at the Rio Olympics, 2016
According to a survey published by the US Department of the Interior and the US Geological Survey, 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado have plastic in them, 2019


  1. A big hooray at finding someone else who doesn't eat ketchup. I sometimes add it to dishes I cook for himself but not to mine and I certainly don't spread it on anything. He does.

  2. I also drew a blank on ketchup. Not even in dishes, thank you very much. I buy loads of it as most of my children love it, and think mama's crazy not to eat it ;)

  3. Kitty is hungry and waiting for you to open the door so that he gets to eat. I am not a fan of ketchup.

  4. What a cutie he looks similar to my last cat Thomas although he wasn't as bossy as Mr Jimmy :-)

    I liked your fill-ins no 2 is so true heheh!

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Does the cat like ketchup? Have you asked him? Did you try it on his food?

    God bless.

  6. Mr. Jimmy knows where he is well off!
    I agree about the coffee. I am not human until I've had the first cup, then you can talk to me after the second cup.

  7. Mr. Jimmy knew you'd let him in so he could have his breakfast. You're a jewel.

    I love your fill-ins. Especially #4. I'm having my coffee right now. Delicious. I'll eat Ketchup on my fries, but nothing else. Not really a fan.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Good job on the fill-ins. You made it intersting! That cat was so patiently loveable.

  9. Mr. Jimmy is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. You are the first I have read to dislike ketchup, but to each his own. I know what you mean about saying No, James Altucher's book titled The Power of No has helped me. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. wavez two ewe jimmy from de land oh trout.....speekin oh trout....happee anniversarry two ewe feeld & streem :) !!! ♥♥☺☺

  11. Jimmy is gorgeous. Lola knows where her food is too, but sits on the windowsill in the sun and meows until I carry the dish to her.

  12. Mr. Jimmy is so handsome! I bet it made you smile to be greeted by him. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I don't have any kids of the human sort, but my furbabies feel like real children to me more often than not. From what I've heard about parenthood in the more traditional sense, raising furry children is sometimes very similar. I hope your week is wonderful!


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