Friday, January 29, 2021

Opinion (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.

 Link is letting me know what he thinks of having Coda the dog visit:

You brought in the dog, I am ignoring you!


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. So far 2021 is ____________________.

2. A book (movie or song) title that best describes my life is ___________________________.

3. _________ was a pleasant surprise.

4. I learned that _________ is a recipe for disaster.

1. So far 2021 is   about like 2020, there's work scheduled six days a week and Church plus volunteer work on Sunday.

2. A book (movie or song) title that best describes my life is   ...the only one i can think of is the song "Car Wash," it's about people working to clean cars, but cleaning is cleaning!

3. Getting Coda for this weekend    was a pleasant surprise.

4. I learned that   leaving any cat food within reach and Coda unsupervised around it  is a recipe for disaster.


Today is:

Big Garden Birdwatch -- UK (sponsored by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; through Sunday) 

Blue and Pink Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bubblegum Sculpture Day -- commonly listed on ecard sites, and not to be confused with National Bubble Gum Day, coming in February

Carnation Day -- in honor of William McKinley; also on the date of his assassination each year, Sept. 14

Curmudgeons' Day -- W.C. Field's birth anniversary

Fun At Work Day -- inject laughter and fun into your workplace (if you dare); some sites have this as a national or international day, and dates given vary, but my warning stands if you decide to celebrate this at all

National Corn Chip Day

National Preschool Fitness Day -- get the children to love moving and exercise early in life     

National Puzzle Day -- because they are just fun

Sahid Diwash -- Nepal (Martyrs' Day)

St. Constantius of Perugia (Patron of Perugia, Italy)

St. Gildas the Wise's Day (one of the earliest British historians)

Thomas Paine Day/Freethinkers' Day -- birth anniversary of Thomas Paine

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of The Seeing Eye, 1929 (first US guide dog school)

Kansas becomes the 34th US state, 1861

Birthdays Today:

Adam Lambert, 1982

Jonny Lang, 1981

Andrew Keegan, 1979

Sara Gilbert, 1975

Heather Graham, 1970

Bobby Phillips, 1968

Nick Turturro, 1962

Greg Louganis, 1960

Oprah Winfrey, 1954

Teresa Teng, 1953

Ann Jillian, 1950

Tom Selleck, 1945

Katharine Ross, 1942

Germaine Greer, 1939

John Forsythe, 1918

Victor Mature, 1913

Huddie William "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, 1885

W.C. Fields, 1880

Anton Chekhov, 1860

William McKinley, 1843

Henry Morton Stanley, 1841

Thomas Paine, 1737

Emanuel Swedenborg, 1688

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sweet Charity"(Musical), 1966

"Dr. Strangelove"(Film), 1964

"Sleeping Beauty"(Cartoon movie), 1959

"The Potting Shed"(Play), 1957

"All My Sons"(Play), 1947

"The Raven"(publication date), 1845

"Idomeneo"(Mozart Opera), 1781

"The Beggar's Opera"(Gay Ballad Opera), 1728

Today in History:

The first performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1595

John Beckley of Virginia is appointed the first Librarian of Congress, 1802

Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is first published, 1845

The Victoria Cross is established to acknowledge bravery, 1856

Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, 1886

Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch, 1891

Walt Disney starts his first job as an artist, earning $40/week with the KC Slide Co, 1920

North America's first guide dog school, The Seeing Eye, is incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee, 1929

The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, 1936

The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced, 1963

Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so, 1989

President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing, 1996

La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire, 1996

The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing, 2005

Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens, 2010

American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history, 2012

Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono, 2014

Scientists announce they have discovered how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice, 2014

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident, 2015

The Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim, 2019


  1. No wonder Link is unhappy if Coda is a cat food thief.

  2. That is definitely the back of respect! You asked if I had the first ever photo I took of the boys. It is in this flashback from last year:
    Also more photos in this flashback post from 2009post:
    The first photo would have been taken mid May 2000 when they were 5 1/2 weeks old.
    If you want a random photo from there let me know.

  3. Have you ever worked out what cats think when they just sit there looking?

    God bless.

  4. Yep, kitty isn't too happy but Coda must like the recipe for disaster!

  5. A pleasant surprise for you but not for Link, especially when Coda loves cat food.

  6. Link will be okay after the pup leaves. Funny how they can let us know they are unhappy about something.

    Love your fill-ins and now the song Car Wash is in my head. Not a bad thing.

    You might not ever get rich
    But let me tell you, it's better than digging a ditch
    There ain't no telling who you might meet
    A movie star or maybe even an Indian chief

    At the car wash
    Talking about the car wash, yeah
    Come on y'all and sing it with me, car wash
    Sing it with feeling now, car wash, yeah

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. LOL @ Coda :-)

    I liked your replies and no 4 haha

    Have a safetsatic weekend 😷😷😷

  8. link....we total lee understand buddy !!

    and hoo ray for de US guide dog school ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  9. I don't blame you Link. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Car Wash was a fubn choice. Have fun with Coda. XO

  10. Hee! Hee! At least Link is not hiding! We hide from any visiting dogs, our hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon is more than enough for us! And Mom loves your fill ins! She agrees with all of them! She is so furry happy she is retired, but it looks like she will have to resurrect her canning business this summer. Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  11. "Car Wash" made me laugh. That's probably the last song I expected you to pick.

  12. I get the same from Lola when a visitor arrives that she doesn't like.

  13. Sweet photo of Link giving you 'the what for' ~ great fill ins ~ you are one busy lady ~ be safe.

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. our dogs love stealing the catfood. funny how cats ignore us when they are a little miffed. great answers on the fill-ins

  15. Happy you are with KOda. Good all around I am guessing. Cats are funny, dogs are too. Love being around them. ALways my pleasure to be here. Thanks for always being a sweetheart.

  16. Oh no, you're getting the "talk to the back end" treatment from Link. Perhaps he and Coda could be friends...some day. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! 2021 also feels a lot like 2020 to me. And I know what you mean on #4. Pup Astrid knows she's not supposed to eat the kitties' food, but she still steals some when I leave the room. She's a naughty girl sometimes, but I can't help but love her. Have a wonderful week!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.