Friday, September 25, 2020

Striking (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.

This cutie has some striking coloring:


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. My _______________ is too _____________________.

2. I am willing to give up _____________________for ______________________.

3. One random fact about me is _________.

4. _________ makes me unique.

1. My  car, GusGus der Fledermaus,  is too  small for my Sweetie to drive.  He looks like he’s trying to unfold himself from a clown car getting out of it!   

2. I am willing to give up  Saturdays off   for   cleaning for Grandma and Grandpa.  In fact, i have done so.  

3. One random fact about me is   i brush my teeth with Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap with Peppermint.

4. My rather warped sense of humor, love of Christmas parody songs, and strange eating habits   makes me unique.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mozambique

Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open!  please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA

Join a Cabal of International Bankers Today Day -- internet generated, and only for people without a conscience

Kamarampaka Day -- Rwanda (Republic Day, marks the 1961 abolition of the monarchy)

Love Note Day -- some good ideas on keeping romance alive  

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Math Storytelling Day -- the brainchild of Maria Droujkova

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)
     this year, they are having a virtual fair, so check it out here   

National Comic Book Day -- internet generated, but go read one, they are fun

National Crabmeat Newberg Day

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims -- US

National Doodle Day -- UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)   

National Food Service Employees Day -- because everyone wants to eat out once in a while 

National One-Hit Wonder Day -- US, remembering those who had only one hit on the rock charts

National Psychotherapy Day -- US (a day to wear turquoise and encourage education about how psychotherapy can help people)    

National Youth Day -- Nauru; Turks and Caicos Islands

Native American Day 2020 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)

Old Holy Rood Eve -- OS calendar Holy Cross Eve, the last day to pick blackberries (after this, the devil poisons them because when he fell from heaven, he landed in a blackberry bush)

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association  

St. Cadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf; against cramps, deafness, glandular disorders, scrofula)

St. Finbarr's Day (Patron of Barra, Scotland; Cork, Ireland)

Toad Tempting Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Ataxia Awareness Day -- highlighting the difficulties of living with the many forms of ataxia  

World Pharmacists Day -- International Pharmaceutical Federation; this year's theme is "Pharmacists: Caring for you."   

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)

Birthdays Today:

Lee Norris, 1981
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969
Will Smith, 1968
Scottie Pippen, 1965
Tate Donovan, 1963
Aida Turturro, 1962
Heather Locklear, 1961
Michael Madsen, 1959
Jamie Hyneman, 1956
Christopher Reeve, 1952
Mark Hamill, 1951
Cheryl Tiegs, 1947
Michael Douglas, 1944
Robert Walden, 1943
Juliet Prowse, 1936
Glenn Gould, 1932
Barbara Walters, 1931
Shel Silverstein, 1930
Phil Rizzuto, 1918
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906
Walter Wesley "Red" Smith, 1905
William Faulkner, 1897
Jean Phillippe Rameau, 1683 (baptismal date, as actual birth anniversary is unknown)
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 1358 (Japanese Shogun)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(TV), 1987
"Stepping Out"(Play), 1984
"Winterset"(Play), 1935
"Dorothy"(Comic opera), 1886

Today in History:

St. Ferment is beheaded in Amiens, France, after voyaging there to preach the gospel, 303
The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era, 1066
Columbus begins his second voyage, with 17 ships, 1493
Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the Americas, 1513
The first printing press in the Americas begins operations, 1639
Old Style date; two very accurate clocks are set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, the start of Greenwich Mean Time, 1676
Ethan Allan, American Revolutionary War hero, is captured, 1775
Benedict Arnold joins the British, 1780
The first all-black university in the US, Howard University, is created by Congress, 1867
Yosemite National Park is established by Congress, 1890
Charles Follis becomes the first black to play professional American football, 1904
Birth of the remote control -- Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the "Telekino" and guides a boat from the shore in the port of Bilbao, 1906
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible, 1929 
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops, 1957
In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community, 1972
Belize joins the United Nations, 1981
The last of the Magdalene Asylums closes in Ireland, 1996
The Vitim event, a possible bolide (comet nucleus) impact in Siberia, Russia, 2002
China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7, 2008
The Wildlife Authority of Uganda announces that, since 1999, the population of some of the animals in the country's game reserves have doubled in population, 2010
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announces that women will now be able to vote and run in municipal elections, 2011
Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia, 2015
World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating, 2016
For the first time ever, a woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, 2017
Hazzaa AlMansoori becomes first Emirati in space and first Arab astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, travelling on Russian Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft, 2019


  1. That kitten is a honey.
    And thank you for your continuing hard work.

  2. You have been busy as usual.
    Brushing your teeth with soap, is that good? I have considered this as I get a stomach ache from sorbitol, an ingredient in all toothpastes.

  3. Soap with peppermint? Do they make it in other flavours? Like chocolate?

    God bless.

  4. Aww! those eyes heheh! 👀

    I liked your replies especially 2 and 1 made me laugh hahaha!

    Have an unfoldedtastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  5. I have weird habits that make me unique too. Have a great weekend.

  6. Does brushing your teeth with soap make you foam at the mouth? Cute kitty.

  7. Those are very unique colors. I don't think that kitty will be there long.

    Love all your fill-ins, but want to know more about what you brush your teeth with.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. That really is a cute little kitty! We enjoyed your answers, and unique is good!

  9. Darling and very unique kitty. And your answers are interesting...soap for brushing teeth, Christmas parody songs, strange eating habits....and I want a photo of Sweetie getting out of your car! Oh and good for you halping the Grandparents! xoxox

  10. What a beautiful kitty and awesome photos ~ hope it finds a forever home soon ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. wavez two ewe kitty; we hope ewe findz yur foreverz home soooper soon; like bye monthz end :) ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥

  12. I hope there are loving humans waiting for this special kitten.
    I'm sure the grandparents appreciate your help!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  13. That is a very cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fil-ins, great answers. That is kind of you to help Grandma and Grandpa every Saturday. Have a great weekend. XO

  14. Every time you post pictures of those adorable kittens I wonder how you keep from adopting every single one yourself.

  15. What a gorgeous kitty! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I love your car's name, and the fact that you name your car. Now I wish I had named my car. It's been nameless for 10 years now. Shame on me. I hope your weekend was wonderful!


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