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 at Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.
Just a few of our current kitties at the shelter:
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 favorite Christmas (or Hanukkah) _________ is _________.
2. This holiday season I will miss _________.
3. I would like Santa to bring _________.
4. You might find _________ under my Christmas tree this year
1. My favorite Christmas (or Hanukkah) memory is all the fun times with the children when they were little.
2. This holiday season I will miss any family member who decides not to come for safety’s sake, but not much else.
3. I would like Santa to bring a cure for the pandemic, of course, and peace on Earth, but barring those, enough extra money so i could get my new glasses that i need would be nice.
4. You might find gifts of food under my Christmas tree this year. Depends on how much time i have.
Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Empire; also observed
Festival for Diva Palatua -- guardian of Palatine Hill
Septimonia -- to honor the Seven Hills of Rome
Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)
Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar
Hanukkah -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday; through sundown Dec. 18)
International Mountain Day -- UN
Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen -- Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)
National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (also called Proclamation of Independence Day)
National Noodle Ring Day
National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask)
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one, and you can order your ugly sweater here
Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar
Official Lost and Found Day -- why is this one official? information here
Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, Philippines
Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)
St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)
St. Pens' Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)
Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)
Unicef is established, 1946
Edward VIII abdicates, 1936
Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816
Rider Strong, 1979
Mos Def, 1973
Gary Dourdan, 1966
Curtis Williams, 1962
Jermaine Jackson, 1954
Ken Wahl, 1953
Susan Seidelman, 1952
Teri Garr, 1949
Brenda Lee, 1944
John Kerry, 1943
Donna Mills, 1943
David Gates, 1940
Tom Hayden, 1940
Rita Moreno, 1931
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
Carlo Ponti, 1913
Naguib Mahfouz, 1911
Marjorie H. Buell, 1904
Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882
Annie Jump Cannon, 1863
Robert Koch, 1843
"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989
"Magnum, PI"(TV), 1980
Today in History:
Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359
Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282
The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719
The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812
Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844
Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907
Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909
The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919
The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001
In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011
Pope Francis is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," 2013
A landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results, the first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder, 2017
India passes its controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, clearing the way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as long as they are not Muslim, 2019
The journal Nature publishes details of the earliest figurative artwork found in the world to date, 43,900-year-old depictions of part animal, part human figures in a cave in Sulawsi, Indonesia, 2019