Friday, September 11, 2020

Yep, That's a Cat (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.

EnigmaSissyCat let me know that i've been posting too many shelter kitten photos on Feline Friday and not enough of our own grown-up cats.  Then she wouldn't look at the camera!


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 wish I had been alive during ___________________________.

2. My favorite way to have apples is ______________________.

3. I was sad to find out that _________.

4. _________ isn’t rocket science.

1. I wish I had been alive during   the time when modern indoor plumbing was starting to become standard.  Just modern enough times that i wouldn't be stuck using an outhouse (like just about any other time in history), but none of the current worries we have that are totally peculiar to our age.

2. My favorite way to have apples is   fresh off the tree

3. I was sad to find out that   not everyone is a nice person.  Some of the children in kindergarten were not nice, and i could not understand why.

4. Cleaning toilets   isn’t rocket science.  There is an art to it, though.  Not a delicate art, but an art nonetheless.


Today is:

Day of Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US (all flags at half staff)

Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 1, Unity (sponsored by We, the World

Emergency Number Day/National 911 Emergency Day -- US

Fiesta Nacional de Cataluna -- Catalonia, Spain (National Day of Catalonia)

Heritage Open Days -- UK  (What's on your doorstep?  Go find out, explore for free places that often charge admission or are not usually open to the public, castles to cottages to battlefields, all over the country; through the 20th)  

Jinnah Day -- Pakistan (Founder's Day)

Libraries Remember Day -- encouraging libraries, which preserve knowledge and heritage, promote tolerance, and represent all that is the antithesis to terrorism, to remain open the entire 24 hours of this day as symbol of freedom, tolerance, and hope

Make Your Bed Day -- make your mom happy!

National Day of Service and Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US 

National Hot Cross Buns Day

National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday!  website here)  

Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors) related observances
     Enkutatash -- Ethiopia
     Keddus Johannes -- Eritrea (a/k/a Geez New Year)

No News is Good News Day

Pohnpei Liberation Day -- Micronesia

Queen Paola's Birthday -- Belgium (an official flag day)

Sacrifice to Zeus Epoptes -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Sperandea's`Day (Patron of Cingoli, Italy)

St. Vincent of Leon' Day (Patron of Cercemaggiore, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- Argentina

Anniversaries Today:

Diocletian New Year
Remembrance of 9/11/2001

Birthdays Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Moby, 1965
Virginia Madsen, 1963
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Amy Madigan, 1951
Donna Lopiano, 1946
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Little House on the Prairie"(TV), 1974
"The Rookies"(TV), 1972
"The Carol Burnett Show"(TV), 1967
"The Queen's Messenger"(TV, first drama ever broadcast), 1928
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale"(first US performance), 1850

Today in History:

Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first US Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hungary announces that East German refugees there are free to leave for West Germany, 1989
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, 2001
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is attacked by terrorists, 2012
The UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea, 2017
The journal Nature Astronomy publishes finding which claim water has been detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, 2019


  1. You are so right about toilet cleaning. It is an art, and not one that people are prepared to learn.

  2. Toilet cleaning as an art, I never saw it that way, only as a tedious task to be done. But then I'm no cleaning artist.

  3. At this very moment, one of my furry rascals, Shama (who looks very similar to EbigmaSissyCat , is trying to take control of my keyboard!! And, she's being quite noisy in her efforts!! :)

  4. That is typical of a cat!
    I agree about toilet cleaning. I am very particular about where I go, and always take limited cleaning products with me. The first thing I do is check under the rim. Hotels and B&Bs so often seem to forget to clean under there!

  5. I have a feline story to tell you.

    God bless.

  6. Oh dear she doesn't look pleased at all heheh!

    I liked the replies sadly these days some kids can be like that :-(

    Have a cleantastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  7. awww Enigma is such a pretty Tabby Cat! and your answers are purrfect! hugs to you and all your family!

  8. Sweet kitty photo ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Aw on your kitty. She's probably a bit peeved that you've not featured her often enough. She'll get over it.

    Love all you fill-ins. It's amazing the folks that can't clean a toilet properly. It is an art, but not a hard one.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. Ha ha..I think kitty is sulking. She is cute even though she is not happy.

  11. SissyCat doesn't look too pleased! Those were good answers and fresh apples are the best!

  12. We wouldn't want Enigma Sissy Cat to feel left out, wouldn't we? Give her an extra cuddle from all of us readers!

  13. wavez two ewe sissy cat; we hope yur week endz total lee awesum lee grate !!! :)

    N it must bee a cat thing; we due knot noe what all de hype iz bout diamondz.....troo lee


  14. SissyCat is adorable even if she won't look at the camera. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. School is where we learn about meanies, sadly. Have a nice weekend. XO

  15. EnigmaSissyCat has quite an attitude. I do have to admit that attitude made me laugh!

  16. SissyCat is swee although a bit camera shy. Good answers for the fill in's. The farm and phone sags was interesting. Glad to here your Sweetie's eyes are good for 6 more months. We were not allowed to be mean at school. It wasn't until my senior year of high school I knew mean people. Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS across the miles xo xo xo xo

  17. We don't mind if SissyCat didn't want to look at the camera. She's adorable nonetheless! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Children go to school to learn facts and gain knowledge, but at the same time school is where they often learn about bullies and how kindness isn't a guaranteed thing. What a sad thing to ponder. I hope your week is going wonderfully!

  18. I can't wait for 2020 to be over, Boudreaux is so right.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!


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