Friday, February 26, 2021

Staking Her Claim (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.

A few weeks ago, i featured The Baby (a/k/a Widdle or Wart) from Ms. G's house claiming her rug even when it was folded up on top of the couch while i was cleaning.

Here she has staked a claim on the new recliner even before it is in place in the living room:


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. You don’t have to convince me to ___________________________.

2. _____________is causing me stress.

3. Speaking from experience, _________.

4. Over time, my opinion of _________ has changed.

1. You don’t have to convince me to   work when i’m at work, and relax when it’s time to relax. 

2. My blood pressure  is causing me stress.  It doesn't want to stay under control right now.

3. Speaking from experience,   it is much easier to keep up than to catch up.

4. Over time, my opinion of   ebooks  has changed.  Mostly, i want hard copies of books, but having an e-reader is so convenient for travel, i would want one for that reason only.


Today is:

Ayyám-i-Há -- Baha'i (intercalary days, devoted to service and gift giving; through Mar. 1)


Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

For Pete's Sake Day -- Wellcat Holidays asks us, who is Pete, and why do things for his sake?  think about that as you celebrate this today

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Intercalary Days -- Baha'i (through Mar. 1)

Levi Strauss Day -- his birth anniversary

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

National Personal Chef Day -- heaven knows we all have one of those; some websites list it today, some on July 16

National Pistachio Day

Purim -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, through sundown today)

Rooks Nesting Day -- Olde England (12 days after Candlemas on the Julian Calendar)

St. Alexander's Day (Patriarch of Alexandria)

St. Isabella of France's Day (Patron of the sick)

Tell a Fairy Tale Day -- shouldn't this have been two days ago, on Wilhelm Grimm's birth anniversary?

The Man In Black Day -- Johnny Cash's birth anniversary

Thriller Day -- Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" hit #1 today, and stayed there for 37 weeks

Anniversaries Today:

Grand Teton National Park is established, 1929

Grand Canyon National Park is established, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Marshall Faulk, 1973

Erykah Badu, 1972

Mark Dacascos, 1964

Michael Bolton, 1953

Johnny Cash, 1932

Fats Domino, 1928

Betty Hutton, 1921

Tony Randall, 1920

Jackie Gleason, 1916

Margaret Leighton, 1922

Tex Avery, 1908

Madeleine Carroll, 1906

Jean Vercors, 1902

William Frawley, 1887

Herbert Henry Dow, 1866

John Harvey Kellog, 1852

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846

Levi Strauss, 1829

Honore Daumier, 1808

Victor Hugo, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway"(Musical), 1989

"Deathtrap"(Play), 1978

Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747

An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531

Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794

The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797

Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804

Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815

In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870

HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914

The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917

Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952

National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970

Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980

The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990

On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991

In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993

The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses, 1995

Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000

Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004

After winning a Liberal Party of British Columbia ballot, Canadian politician Christy Clark becomes the second woman to be Premier of British Columbia, 2011

Scientists in Illinois, announce they've developed stretchable batteries that can power a new generation of flexible electronics, 2013

The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on its 10 year anniversary, 2018

The city of Venice, Italy, introduces a day visitor tax, 2019


  1. I do hope rotten blogger allows this comment through.
    I am sorry that your blood pressure is misbehaving and hope it can be brought into line soon.
    Real books are my preference, but I can see that e-books have their place.

  2. Ms.G's cat is beautiful. Hope your blood pressure is under control now. I still prefer real books but I agree that e-books very convenient. Have a great weekend.

  3. LOL she is definately in charge :-)

    I do hope your BP gets sorted and settles down quickly you need a good rest :-)

    Have a fillintastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  4. Having the Kindle software on my iPad saved my sanity during the pandmic, when all the libraries were physically closed. So, I'm still a real book kind of gal but I don't mind electronic for quick reads.
    Sending good thoughts for the troublesome bp...

  5. Amazing how cats sit in the most unlikely places.

    God bless.

  6. Cats are all about controlling the world, it really is true. Mom says you are right that keeping up with work is much easier than catching up.

  7. If it is new it has to be claimed whether it is in the right place or not.
    My BP is high to which worries me. I know it is my cancer meds causing it, but it seems control one thing and you cause another problem.

  8. Oh that kitty looks just like our Lucy! Hope your BP gets back under control and we also prefer hard books to ebooks- easier on the eyes! Have a relaxing weekend!

  9. Kitties claim whatever they want and that's that. Good looking kitty.

    Love your fill-ins. I had trouble with my BP too and the doctor added Ramipril to the mix and that did the trick.

    I agree that keeping up is far easier than catching up.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. my late harvey loved to play king of the recliner with the other cats.and my kitter screwball likes to park himself on top of my computer chair.

  11. Very cute kitty. They always claim the most comfortable spots. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers-except I am sorry your bp is giving you grief. My opinion of kindle books changed too last year when the library was closed for months- I was thankful to have new books through there. Have a nice weekend. XO

  12. Hey, nothing beats a new chair to fur up. Those were good answers!

  13. Beautiful feline friend. Good fillin answers. I tried to be balanced although this world is spinning out of control making it hard to say quiet about things. I think Sandee and her hubby are smart boating....sigh,,,, sounds perfect to escape the lunacy for a while. Have a great weekend and keep smiling. You always have the best stuff here.

  14. If you put the cat's rug on the cat's chair, she'll be in heaven! But Mrs G won't have anywhere to sit....

  15. The Baby is so cute! Every kitty has to stake their claim. Then again, everything is already theirs. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I completely agree with your #4. I used to be stubborn and refuse to read ebooks, but now I love reading them. They really are so convenient. Have a wonderful week!


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