Friday, August 21, 2020

Put The Camera Down and Pet Me! (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.

Darlene got adopted recently.  She had such a striking color and pattern to her coat that i tried to get some good pictures, which is hard when the cat is trying to solicit pets instead of posing (yes, i stopped to pet after):


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 feel like ________________.

2.  I wish I could exchange _____________ for _____________________.

3. It’s time for me to _________.

4. _________ is really tempting these days.

1. I feel like   the days fly and crawl at the same time.    (Gretchen Rubin, who wrote The Happiness Project, said it better, "The days are long but the years are short.") 

2.  I wish I could exchange   our old, tired, worn out mattress   for   a new one, because i will bet it would make all the difference in our sleep.   

3. It’s time for me to   clean out the car, but it's always time to clean out the car!

4. Anything cold to eat or drink   is really tempting these days.  


Today is:

Aquino Day -- Philippines

Buhe -- Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Christian remembrance of the Transfiguration.)

Cadillac Day -- the first Caddy was built this day in 1902

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Consus, god of grain and silos)

Crazy Day -- go crazy, in honor of Patsy Cline recording Willie Nelson's song Crazy on this date in 1961

Fete de la Jeunesse -- Morocco; Western Sahara (Youth Day, on the Birthday of HM Mohammed VI)

Gospel Day -- Kosrae, Micronesia

National Men's Grooming Day -- US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)

National Pecan Torte Day

National Senior Citizens Day -- US

National Spumoni Day

Poet's Day -- a day to celebrate the poet in you, and share special thoughts about poets and poetry

Senior Citizens Day -- US (by Presidential proclamation in 1988)

Statehood Day -- Hawaii, US

St. Pius X's Day (Patron of first communicants, pilgrims; Des Moines, Iowa, US; Great Falls-Billings, Montana, US; Kottoyam, India; Santa Lucija, Malta; Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO, US; Zamboanga, Philippines)

Teej Festival -- India (a woman's festival, celebrating marriage and the uniting of Shiva and Parvati; through tomorrow)

Anniversaries Today

Seminole Tribe of Native Americans is legally established and recognized, 1957
Hawai'i becomes the 50th US state, 1959

Birthdays Today

Ozma, Queen of Oz, year unconfirmed
Hayden Panettiere, 1989
Usain Bolt, 1986
Brody Jenner, 1983
Alicia Witt, 1975
James Robert "Jim" McMahon, 1959
Steve Case, 1958
Kim Cattrall, 1956
Jackie DeShannon, 1944
Peter Weir, 1944
Clarence Williams III, 1939
Kenny Rogers, 1938
Wilt Chamberlain, 1936
Melvin Van Peebles, 1932
Shimon Peres, 1923
Christopher Robin Milne, 1920
Friz Freleng, 1906
Count Basie, 1904
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, 1872
William Murdoch, 1754
Francis de Sales, 1567

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Cage Aux Folles"(Musical), 1983

Today in History

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and therefore de facto ruler of Japan, 1192
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt, 1680
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, 1770
The Nat Turner slave revolt in Virginia leaves 55 dead, 1831
Mighty Casey (Dan Casey) is struck out! In a game against the N.Y. Giants, 1887
William S Burroghs patents the adding machine, 1888
Oldsmobile is incorporated as a division of General Motors Corp., 1897
Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, 1912
Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1945
James Anderson, Jr., posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine, 1968
Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport, 1983
Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range, 1986
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses, 1991
The Red Cross announces the famine in Tajikistan and calls for international aid there and in Uzbekistan, 2001
Hurricane Dean becomes the first storm to make landfall as a Catagory 5 since Hurricane Andrew, 2007
After 108 years, a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by the UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany, 2015
Big Ben, the bell in London's parliament clock, chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts, 2017
The discovery of water-ice on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is published, 2019


  1. Darlene looks like a cutie and I am glad she has been adopted.
    Love your fill-ins. Time is a totally elastic trickster isn't it?

  2. Darlene looks lovely and unique good to hear she got adopted :-)

    I liked your replies I hope you get a new mattress soon :-)

    Have a bouncytastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  3. Yes, the days are flying by fast. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana

    God bless.

  4. So, your car's a mess too. I'll clean out mine if you clean out yours!

  5. Darlene sounds like an adorable cat and she has beautiful colours. I like your fill-ins.

  6. Darlene is beautiful and I love her colors too. What a beauty.

    Love all your fill-ins. I hope you get that new bed and soon. Sleeping on a not good bed is not fun.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Wonderful post and sweet kitty photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That little sweetie sure was busy! We enjoyed reading your answers, cool things to eat and drink are quite refreshing these hot days!

  9. Darlene does have gorgeous colors I am happy she has her forever home. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know what you mean about wanting something cold to eat or drink Have a nice weekend XO

  10. I love the beautiful colors of that Darlene. We had a calico cat long ago. She was the sweetest thing.

  11. Fascinating pattern on this kitty! Have a lovely day!

  12. It's time to clean out the car - this makes me happy, I do not have a car to clean out any longer. Thank you.

  13. happee gotcha day two ewe darlene !!! we wish ewe all de best in yur new home ....yur coat iz gorgeouz :) ♥♥

  14. Darlene is beautiful. I am glad she has her forever home.

  15. Unusual markings, indeed...a beautiful cat. :)

  16. Darlene certainly is beautiful, I've never seen a coat like that.

  17. My goodness, Darlene is such a beautiful and unique calico! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You reminded me of how badly I need to clean out my own car. It's way past due. Have a wonderful week!


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