Friday, October 23, 2020

Buddy (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.

Ms. G, my Wednesday lady, has 3 cats.  Only The Baby used to come anywhere near me.  Lately, though, Buddy has taken to coming out even when i'm in the house.  The other day, he came and flopped in his favorite hidey-hole next to the chair in the living room while i was there:


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 might______________________.

2. I want to ________________________ before fall is over.

3. If my house were haunted, _________.

4. _________ is the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me.

1. I might   be able to "hand out" treats for Halloween this year after all.  The plan most people seem to be following is to carefully and with very clean hands make treat bags, set them on tables outside, then sit nearby and greet everyone from a distance.           

2. I want to  get the Jalopy cleaned out and sold  before fall is over,   but with my current schedule, don't hold your breath.

3. If my house were haunted,   i would move out!  

4. A scary dream i do not ever talk about  is the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me.


And a very happy birthday to Sweetie and Brother-in-Law!


Today is:

Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved!  on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning

Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)

Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia

Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)

Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?

Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar

Ghatasthapana Dashain Festival-- Nepal (start of a nine day Hindu festival, the longest and most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar)

Liberation Day -- Libya

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary

National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number, 2020 theme, "MOLEzilla!"     

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Hawke's Bay, NZ

St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)

     Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow

TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example!  This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition

Birthdays Today:

Keith Van Horn, 1975

Al Leiter, 1965

Dug Flutie, 1962

Randy Pausch, 1960

Nancy Grace, 1959

"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959

Martin Luther King III, 1957

Dwight Yoakam, 1956

Ang Lee, 1954

Michael Crichton, 1942

Pele' 1940

Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934

Johnny Carson, 1925

Frank Rizzo, 1920

Gertrude Ederle, 1906

Gummo Marx, 1893

Adlai Stevenson, 1835

Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001

"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989

"Pippin"(Musical), 1972

"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963

Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941

"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932

"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914

"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)

"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004

Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42

The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668

A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690

First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760

The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775

Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812

The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814

72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867

The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876

The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915

The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929

Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947

An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958

A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973

Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998

Apple unveils the iPod, 2001

The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010

To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013

The world's oldest intact shipwreck, an ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, is found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists, 2018

The world's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge, is opened, 2018


  1. Love your fill-ins and a very happy birthday to both birthday boys.

  2. Happy birthday to your Sweetie and your brother in law. I did choose a photo from this date for you on today's post.
    It is nice that Buddy is now confident enough to come out while you are there.

  3. Happy birthday to the birthday boys. Buddy is getting comfortable with you. Being in a haunted house can be the scariest thing.

  4. Happy Bithday to Sweetie and your Brother in Law :-)

    Nice captures he must be getting to trust you now heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins If my place was haunted I would move out too heheh!

    Have a supernaturallesstastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Sounds like your Halloween is going to better than ours here! Happy birthdays all round!

  6. Best wishes to you all. Have a grand weekend.

    God bless.

  7. It takes kitties a while to warm up sometimes. I'm glad Buddy is warming up to you.

    Love all your fill-ins. I see you and I answered the same to the haunted house one.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Sweetie,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Brother-in-Law,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  8. Hooray for Buddy learning not to fear you! Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and your Brother-in-Law from all of us!

  9. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and your Brother-in-Law!
    Have a lovely day and super fun weekend!

  10. happee birthday two de mizzturr & BIL and wavez two ewe buddy frum TT....happee dreemz dood :) anda grate week end two all ☺☺♥♥

  11. Happy Birthday to your hubby and his brother. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Glad you can still enjoy seeing the trick-or-treaters. Have a nice weekend! XO

  12. I had a variety of cat "hidey-holes" stashed around the place and Angel wouldn't go near then, nor Lola so I gave them to a neighbour who had four cats at the time and they are all well used now.

  13. Oh sweet kiggy so comfy and cozy ~ Happy Birthday to the 'guys'. Great list ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.

  14. How adorable Buddy is, and how sweet that he's befriending you! Making friends with cats is one of my favorite things. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! It sounds like you and I will be having a very similar sort of Halloween. I'll be setting some treat bags out on a table amongst some decor in the driveway, while I sit farther away on the porch. It'll be different than usual, but at least doable. Have a wonderful week!

  15. I always love your Friendly Fill-Ins!
    Here are my responses:
    1. I might get this next book written!
    2.. I want to play outside one more time with my grandkids before fall is over.
    3. If my house were haunted, Mama definitely wouldn't live here any more!
    4. Middle son being hospitalized with a bashed head is the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me.