Friday, September 4, 2020

Nyla (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.

Nyla is one crazy cat.  Yes, she turns herself upside down like this, and then sometimes puts her feet under her food or water bowl and turns them over.  None of us can wait for her quarantine time to be over so she can move to a room and get adopted, she needs more space!


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 Four-Legged Furballs to link up and share your thoughts!  Visit Ms Ellen and leave your condolences for the loss of her cat, Polar Bear.      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. To _________ or not to _________? is a question I ask myself.

2. I wish _________ would _________.

3. I'm on the fence about _________.

4. If you don't _________, you won't _________.

1. To   tackle some extra work at Mr. BA's shop this week   or not to   do it because of the heat?   is a question I ask myself.

2. I wish   everyone   would   realize the world is a better place when we look out for each other instead of only "looking out for #1".  (i also wish Sweetie would realize, after 35  years, that i can't go buy him what i don't know he's out of, but just like human nature probably isn't going to change, neither is that little quirk of his, and the first answer seemed the more important)

3. I'm on the fence about    moving to a different blogging platform.  Knowing me, i will just figure out how to work around what i have now, and defer such a thing to when i am not working 6 days a week.

4. If you don't   brush and floss your teeth,   you won't   have any!


Today is:

Animals' Day -- Curacao

Blackpool Illuminations -- The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England (five miles of spectacular lighting, this year extended for 2 extra months so as to keep crowds smaller; through Jan. 3, 2021)

Bring Your Manners To Work Day -- sad that we even have to have this one, isn't it?

Ceremony of Transformation through Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dri-jerbal -- Marshall Islands (Labor Day)

Eat An Extra Dessert Day -- internet generated, you have the WWW's permission to indulge today
     note that some sites also list this day, instead of July 7, as World Chocolate Day, so celebrate either one, or both!

Immigrant's Day -- Argentina

Kentucky Derby & Oaks -- Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, US (the Oaks is today; the Derby tomorrow is the longest continually held sporting event in the US)

Lazy Moms Day -- a day for mom to be lazy, and let the kids do the housework!

Ludi Romani -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through the 19th; a festival to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, also called Circensian games)

National Macadamia Nut Day

Newspaper Carrier Day -- US (anniversary of Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun, hiring Barney Flaherty as the first newspaper carrier in 1833)

St. Ida of Herzfeld's Day (Patron of brides, widows)

Anniversaries Today:

Ford Motor Company introduces The Edsel, 1957

Birthdays Today:

Beyonce Knowles, 1981
Ione Skye, 1970
Mike Piazza, 1968
Damon Wayans, 1960
Judith Ivey, 1951
Tom Watson, 1949
Jennifer Salt, 1944
Mitzi Gaynor, 1930
Dick York, 1928
Paul Harvey, 1918
Henry Ford II, 1917
Richard Wright, 1908
Nigel Bruce, 1895
Daniel Hudson Burnham, 1846
Anton Bruckner, 1824
François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, 1768

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Captain Midnight"(TV), 1954
"Beetle Bailey"(Comic strip), 1950
"London Calling"(Musical revue), 1923
"Adonis"(Burlesque musical), 1884

Today in History:

Romulus Augustulus, the last Roman emperor in the West, is formally deposed, 476
Edmund Halley, English astronomer, first observes the comet that now bears his name, 1682
The City of Los Angeles is founded in Bahia de las Fumas (Valley of Smokes), 1781
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat, 1807
Barney Flahery, age 10, is hired to be the first newsboy, by the NY Sun, 1833
Although he had demonstrated their use before, the first major lighting with electricity comes online as 400 bulbs are lit in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in lower Manhattan by Thomas Edison, 1882
The last major US-Indian war ends with the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo, 1886
George Eastman patents the first roll-film cameral and registers the trademark name "Kodak", 1888
Beatrix Potter first tells the story of Peter Rabbit, 1893
Comic strip "Beetle Bailey" first appears, 1950
The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel, 1957
Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games, 1972
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University, 1998
A 7.1 earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand, causing widespread damage, 2010
Scientists announce the creation of a 'magic carpet' using optical fibers to help prevent elderly people from falling by detecting when unusual footsteps are taken, 2012
Archaeological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark, 2014
A 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship is discovered near the port of Cascais, Portugal, 2018


  1. How I would love that cat's flexibility - and hope she finds an appropriate home soon.

  2. Aww! she sounds quite comical to watch I hope
    she gets out of quarantine and adopted soon :-)

    I liked your fill-ins I am sure you will make the right decision about changing blogging platforms

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  3. Hope Nyla gets adopted soon and gets plenty of space to do her acrobatic stuff. Lol!

  4. Cats do not do well if confined. Hope that kitty gets more space and a home soon. As for the blogging platform, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Wait until you have time to mess around with it.

  5. Oh that cat really needs more space. Rebellious and it's cute. Not for those tending to it but for the rest of us.

    Love all your fill-ins. So Mr. Sweetie things you are a mind-reader? Hubby tends to his own things and that suits me fine.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  6. Those were good fill-in answers and that Nyla is quite the cutie!

  7. Nyla is so precious! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm a creature of habit and can't even imagine changing blogging platforms. I actually do enjoy Blogger, though, so that's also why I don't see myself changing. Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. I already wrote my post so I will do your sentences here...just for your interest...or not.

    1. To nap or not to nap? is a question I ask myself.

    2. I wish a vaccine would be available.

    3. I'm on the fence about human rights. (I read this wrong and thought it was Not on the fence!)

    4. If you don't learn eagerly each day, you won't survive.

  9. nyla, ewe knead sum friendz ta play with for sur...ewe iz one gorgeouz gal, heerz hopin ewe can find yur foreverz home bye monthz end ~~~ :) ♥♥

    happee week end two all, monday iz gonna join in on de fun two !! :)

  10. She is a yoga cat! Hope she finds her furrever home soon!

  11. I too wish people would realize that the world is a better place when we respect each other, help each other and work together.

  12. Nyla is adorable. I hope she gets a forever home soon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers-especially #4- so true. Have a nice weekend. XO

  13. Sweet kitty photos ~ beautiful kitty in such crazy positions ~ Yoga kitty ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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