Friday, October 9, 2020

Tocktober Time (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.

It is Tocktober, the time for kitties to show off their tocks.  When i asked for volunteers, only Dansig stayed where he was, Enigma SissyCat left:


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.___________________________ was a very good year.

2. Whenever I _____________________, I ___________________________________________________.

3. I look forward to _________ this time of year.

4. _________ creeps me out.

1.Every year that one of my children was born  was a very good year.

2. Whenever I   get home from work,   I   take my work shoes off and slip on something less hot and constrictive, my feet love the break.   

3. I look forward to   giving out those treats  this time of year.  (We are still unsure of the status of trick-or-treat here, but i have candy ready, including some for kids with allergies.)

4. Anything truly scary  creeps me out.


Today is:

Abolition Day -- Saint Barthelemy

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Nautilus Night -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all of the lesser-known extant cephalopods

Community Day -- Valencia, Spain

Curious Events Holiday -- Fairy Calendar

Establishment of the Samitinget in Norway -- Sami People's Parliament

Feast of Abraham the Patriarch -- Christian

Festival for Fausta Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of good luck and joy)

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Give Peace a Chance Day / Instant Karma Day -- in honor of the birth of John Lennon

Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador

Independence Day -- Uganda(1962)

Korean Alphabet Day -- Korea (Hangul Nal)

Leif Erickson Day -- Iceland; Norway; Minnesota and Wisconsin, US

Messenger Appreciation Day -- 10/9 in radio talk is a request to repeat information

Moldy Cheese Day (sorry, but i do not like the stinky, moldy cheeses, at least not the heavier ones; if you enjoy them, then by all means you may have my share!)

National Chess Day -- US (declared by President Ford in 1976) 

National Day of Honor -- Peru (sometimes translated as Day of Dignity; commemorates the nationalization of the countries' oil fields)

National Submarine/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero/PoBoy/Pierogi Day -- each of these has its own special day, but today you get to pick which one you want

Shemini Azteret -- Judaism (Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah; begins at sunset, through sunset tomorrow)

St. Denis' Day (Patron of possessed people; France; Paris, France; against frenzy, headaches, rabies, and strife)

St. Dionysius the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17; Patron of Zakynthos Island, Greece; against headaches and the devil)

St. Louis Bertrand's Day (Patron of Caribbean vicariates; Columbia; Dominican novices)

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "The Haunted States of America: A Masquerade Play" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (haunted tales this weekend and the next two)

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission

World Post Day / Universal Postal Union Day -- UN

Ziua Nationala de Comemorare a Holocaustului -- Romania (National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust)

Anniversaries Today:

Mission San Francisco de Asis, the oldest building in the city of San Francisco and now called Mission Delores, is founded, 1776

King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England, 1514

Birthdays Today:

Zachary Ty Bryan, 1981

Brandon Routh, 1979

Eddie Guerrero, 1967

David Cameron, 1966

Michael Pare, 1959

Mike Singletary, 1958

Tony Shalhoub, 1953

Scott Bakula, 1954

Sharon Osbourne, 1952

Robert Wuhl, 1951

Jackson Browne, 1948

John Entwistle, 1944

Brian Lamb, 1941

Joe Pepitone, 1940

John Lennon, 1940

Russell Myers, 1938

Donald Sinden, 1923

Jacques Tati, 1908

Bruce, Catton, 1899

Alfred Dreyfus, 1859

Camille Saint-Saens, 1835

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1823 (with her husband, the first black newspaper publishers in the US)

Robert de Sorbon, 1201 (founded Sorbonne University, Paris)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"High Button Shoes"(Musical), 1949

"The Iceman Cometh"(Play), 1946

"June Moon"(Play), 1929


Today in History:

Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (somewhere in New England or Nova Scotia, possibly?), 1000

Leif Ericson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, a definitive European landing in the "New World", 1003

The Korean Hangual alphabet is devised, 1446

Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land, 1635

Collegiate School of CT (Yale University) is chartered in New Haven, 1701

Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California, 1776

City of Hobart, Tasmania, founded, 1804

Official opening of the University of Ghent, 1817

Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, 1855

Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass., patents the first Calliope, 1855

The first US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, 1865

Aaron Montgomery starts the mail order business that will later become Montgomery Ward, 1872

The Universal Postal Union is created as part of the Treaty of Berne, 1874

The first 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires occurs, 1876

Washington Monument opens to the public, 1888

Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to attend a World Series Game, 1915

National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) forms, 1926

Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to L.A., 1936

A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia, 1967

The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, 1970

Abolition of capital punishment in France, 1981

A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, 1992

North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device, 2006

First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, 2009

Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan, 2012

Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse, 2017

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry is awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for their work with lithium-ion batteries, Goodenough  becoming the oldest-ever Laureate at the age of 97, 2019


  1. I do like mouldy cheese - in moderation.
    Love that Danzig was happy to pose.
    I doubt that Halloween will happen this year, it is never very big here and this year it may disappear.
    Kudos to you for providing treats for those with allergies.

  2. I don't like Tock-Tober, I'd much rather see kitty faces than kitty buttocks.
    I don't mind if Halloween takes a holiday, imagine thousands of children coming home with buckets of candy and noses of virus. Better to wait for next year.

  3. Dansig likes to show off heheh!

    I liked your replies esp no 3 :-)

    Have a tocktastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  4. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    God bless.

  5. Yes it's time for tocks. Well done Dansig.

    Love your fill-ins and I remember the comfortable shoes after a day at the office. My feet always thanked me.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Cool Tocks! Those were good answers and we don't like scary either!

  7. It's a definite no go for trick or treating out here. - Happy Weekend!!

  8. dansig; thatz a grate tockz shot dood !!! :) ♥♥

    I didn't know Montgomery Ward's was that old; now I need to google JC Penny; just coz !!! ☺☺♥♥

  9. What handsome tocks Dansig has! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm like you and really enjoy handing out candy on Halloween. This year, my town is allowing trick-or-treating, but they recommend you place the candy outside to avoid too much contact. I already have plans to set up a social distancing candy station in my driveway, and I'll probably sit far away on my porch dressed in my black cat costume for the fun of it. Like you, I have all of my candy bought and ready. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. I agree, my favorite years are the ones when I was able to bring a pregnancy to term and hold a baby in my arms.

  11. Sweet kitty photo and the right color kitty for the season ~ Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Nice tocks Dansig. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #1. Have a nice weekend.XO