Friday, February 19, 2021

How Abigail Does It (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.

Abigail responds to the cold with a demonstration of the paw over face technique:


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 keep hoping _________________________________.

2. Last year at this time, I was _____________________.

3. _________ is my favorite kind of weather.

4. One random fact I happen to know is _________

1. I keep hoping   i can retire someday.

2. Last year at this time, I was   working, and thinking about starting my taxes.  Just like this year.  Gads!  Groundhog Year!

3. Above 70 and below 85 degrees Fahrenheit  is my favorite kind of weather.

4. One random fact I happen to know is   peanuts are not nuts, and not peas, but they are legumes.  


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mexico

Birthday of Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Birth Anniversary of Shivaji -- Maharashtra, India

Chaoflux -- Discordianism

Chief Leschi Day -- US, especially Washington State (Native American chief wrongly executed for murder on this date in 1958; fully exhonerated 2004)

Cracker Jacks Prize Day -- the first prizes were added to the boxes of carmel popcorn this date in 1913

Flag Day -- Turkmenistan

Fly-By for Goblins and others -- Fairy Calendar

National Chocolate Mint Day (because every day needs chocolate in some form)

Prajatantra Diwas -- Nepal (Democracy Day, celebrating the overthrow of the Rana Dynasty in 1951)

Solar System Day -- birth anniversary of Copernicus

St. Conrad of Piacenza's Day -- (Patron against hernias)

Straw Wrapper Appreciation Day -- an internet spread holiday to remind you of how much fun it was as a kid to blow the wrappers off the straws

Temporary Insanity Day -- anniversary of the first time someone successfully pleaded temporary insanity in a court of law; Daniel Stickles, in 1859

Vassil Levski Day -- Bulgaria (Bulgaria's "Apostle of Freedome")

Anniversary Today:

Knights of Pythias founded, 1864

Birthdays Today:

Haylie Duff, 1985

Andrew Shue, 1967

Benicio Del Toro, 1967

Justine Bateman, 1966

Jonathan Lethem, 1964

Seal, 1963

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, 1960

Ray Winstone, 1957

Jeff Daniels, 1955

Margaux Hemingway, 1955

Amy Tan, 1952

Stephen Nichols, 1951

Lou Christie, 1943

Smokey Robinson, 1940

Lee Marvin, 1924

Merle Oberon, 1911 (some sources say Feb. 18)

Willam III, 1817 (last king of the Netherlands -- there have only been queens since)

David Garrick, 1717

Nicolas Copernicus, 1473

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Woman of Independent Means"(TV Miniseries), 1995

"Crazy For You"(Musical), 1992

"Eastenders"(TV), 1985

"Rumours"(Album release), 1977

"The Feminine Mystique"(Publication date), 1963

"Picnic"(Inge Play), 1953

"Alexander's Feast"(HWV 75), 1736

Today in History:

Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus' defeats beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon, 197

Emperor Constantius II shuts down all pagan temples, 356

The second Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates veneration of icons in the churches, 842

Jews of Tyrnau, Hungary (then Trnava, Czech) are expelled, 1539

The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America, 1600

Britain and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, and New Amsterdam formally becomes New York, 1674

British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III, 1819

The first practical coal burning locomotive in the US makes a trial run, in Pennsylvania, 1831

Tin-type camera is patented by Hamilton Smith of Gambier, Ohio, 1856

Daniel E. Sickles is acquitted of the murder of his wife's lover, Phillip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), on the grounds of temporary insanity, the first time this defense is successfully used, 1859

Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in Russia, 1861

Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph), 1878

Kansas becomes the first US state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages, 1881

WK Kellog and Charles Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co., 1906

The first prize is inserted into a Cracker Jack box, 1913

Ed Wynn becomes the first talent to sign as a regular radio entertainer, 1922

Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize for poetry, 1949

Bill Keane's "Family Circus" comic strip makes its debut, 1960

Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital, 1985

The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft, 1986

NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system, 2002

NASA loses communication with the International Space Station's for three hours as a result of updating the station's command and control software, 2013


  1. Jazz does that paw over the nose thing - and it melts my heart.
    I hope you can retire some day.

  2. Aww! cute Abigail heheh! :-)

    No 4 made me titter :-)

    Have a peanuttastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  3. Mimi,

    Retirement will come one day. We're looking forward to when DH can do the same. It's getting closer with each passing year. I had forgotten that little known fact about peanuts. :) Stay safe, be healthy, and have a nice weekend, my dear!

  4. Those were good answers and Abigail has the right idea!

  5. Sweet photo of precious kitty ~ I think she is keeping her little nose warm ~ great 'fill-ins' ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Love you fill in answers,I did it this week as well.stop by and see them!!

  7. Abagail sleeps the same way our Lucy sleeps ....great answers! My sweetie will be doing our taxes today....I am totally inept at taxes. So I am very thankful that he is so good at it! Cheers and have a lovely weekend!

  8. That's a great way to stay warm, Abigail. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins and you're warmth and mine are the same.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. happee week end two ewe abby...stay safe and warm.. ☺☺ ♥♥ de food servizz gurl iz lookin for werd ta ree tire mint all sew !!

    MIR 1986
    PERSEVERANCE 2021 ~~~~~~~

  10. Dad counted the days till retirement. People said "you'll be bored." Nope not a bit. Purrs

  11. Abigail is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope you can retire in the near future. 70 is too hot for me now that I have hot flashes.And I did not know that about peanuts. Have a nice weekend. XO

  12. Cats know how to curl up and keep warm. I hope you are able to retire when you are ready to.

  13. I'd kick both ends of your temperature range down 5ΒΊ for my own level of perfect, but there's a lot of common ground there in the middle!

  14. Classification on edible vegetation is a fascinating topic. And thanks for the excellent technical demonstration. :) Best wishes!

  15. Marv used to sleep like Abigail. Its not because he has gotten used to the cold, he has gained weight this winter...we are calling him "Chunky Monkey". I LOVE your fill-ins! You are totally AWESOME. Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  16. Peanuts are not peas, but aren't peas also legumes?
    Abigail looks cosy and relaxed.

  17. Ah...the photos always make me happy to be here. You share the best of everything. Good to be here and more importantly, to know you. THanks! HUGS across the miles.

  18. Abigail is so precious! I wish I looked that cute while sleeping. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! This time of year taxes are on the mind, aren't they? I really need to get mine going. I hope you're having a wonderful week!


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