Friday, February 12, 2021

Truce (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.

When it's cold enough, Dansig will call a truce and share with the enemy:

Captioned this, from Coda's POV.


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. Years ago, I had a ____________________.

2. I used to want a _____________, but now I don’t.

3. I have just recently become interested in _________.

4. I wouldn’t be where I am today without _________.

1. Years ago, I had a   minivan, after all, that was the only way to get four kids to all of the places we needed to be.

2. I used to want a _____________, but now I don’t.  (Leaving this one blank, because i cannot think of anything right off hand.  If i come up with something, i might edit this later.)

3. I have just recently become interested in   trying baking bread again.  After all, the breadmaker is just sitting there.

4. I wouldn’t be where I am today without   the love and support of family.  Tenacity helped, too.


Today is:

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday -- US (with a wreath laying ceremony at the rebuilt cabin near where he was born)

Borrowed Days (through the 14th) -- Scottish Highlands (Gaelic Faoilteach, days supposedly borrowed from January, and if the weather is bad, the rest of the year will be good.)

Darwin Day -- International (birth anniversary)

Day Holy to Diana -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins -- a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, and report in, thus giving a real time idea of where the birds are now     

Losar/Loshar (Lunar New Year) -- Bhutan; Nepal; Tibet (this is Tibetan Year 2147, and it's dominant element is iron, and dominant animal is the ox)

Lost Penny Day -- in honor of pennies, the first US coin to commemorate a person; collect all those pennies you have hanging around and donate them to a good cause

Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year/Lhosar/Seol-Nal/Tet -- celebrations throughout Asia of the year of the Ox, some before and some after this "official" Western date, some for up to a month; Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist celebrations

     Sonam Lhosar -- Nepal (Tamang New Year)

Mother's Day -- Israel (Shevat 30)

Oglethorpe Day/Georgia Day -- Georgia, US (landing of General Oglethorpe at what is now Savannah in 1733)

Pick A New Love Song Day -- internet generated, and why?  Only bother if your old one has worn thin.

Plum Pudding Day -- shouldn't this be at Christmas? Ah, well, i don't set them, i just report them.

Powamu Festival -- Pueblo/Hopi Native Americans (8 day sacred Bean Dance and purification ceremonies; date approximate)

Red Hand Day -- UN (Drawing attention to the plight of child soldiers.)

Runic Half Month of Sigel (Sun) begins

Sacrifice to Dionysos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Julian the Hospitaler (Patron of boatmen, carnival/circus workers, childless people, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, hospitality, hotel keepers/innkeepers, jugglers, knights, pilgrims, repentant murderers, shepherds, travellers, wandering musicians; to obtain lodging while travelling; San Giljan, Malta)

Union Day -- Myanmar

Youth Day -- Venezuela

Anniversaries Today:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded, 1909

Michigan State University is founded, 1855

Maria Therese Habsburg marries Emperor Francios I, 1736

Birthdays Today:

Jennifer Stone, 1993

Christina Ricci, 1980

Jesse Spencer, 1979

Naseem Hamed, 1974

Josh Brolin, 1968

Chyna Phillips, 1968

Arsenio Hall, 1955

Joanna Kerns, 1953

Michael McDonald, 1952

Simon MacCorkindale, 1952

Steve Hackett, 1950

Cliff De Young, 1947

Maud Adams, 1945

Ray Manzarek, 1939

Judy Blume, 1938

Joe Don Baker, 1936

Bill Russell, 1934

Arlen Specter, 1930

Joe Garagiola, 1926

Franco Zeffirelli, 1923

Dom DiMaggio, 1917

Lorne Greene, 1915

Ted Mack, 1904

Roy Harris, 1898

Omar Bradley, 1893

Anna Pavlova, 1881

John Llewellyn Lewis, 1880

John Graham Chambers, 1843

Charles Darwin, 1809

Abraham Lincoln, 1809

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, 1775

Cotton Mather, 1663

John Winthrop the Younger, 1606

John Winthrop the Elder, 1588

Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun, 1218

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Child's Play"(Play), 1970

"Dracula"(Film), 1931

"Rhapsody In Blue", 1924

"Beggar on Horseback"(Play), 1924

"Fruen Fra Havet(The Lady from the Sea)"(Ibsen Play), 1889

Today in History:

Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India, 1502 

Santiago, Chile, is founded by Pedro de Valdivia, 1541

A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason, 1554

The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded, 1719

Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah, 1733

The first US fugitive slave law, requiring the return of runaway slaves, is passed, 1793

The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire, 1816

The Creek Indian treaty is signed, requiring the tribes to turn over all of their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept. 1 the following year, 1825

Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands, 1832

An official proclamation sets April 15 as the last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada, 1870

The US Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins, 1873

King David Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands/Hawaii becomes the first king to visit the US, 1874

The first news dispatch by telephone takes place, between Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, 1877

News of the Battle of Isandlwana, the single greatest defeat for the British Army at the hands of a native army, reaches London, 1879

The New York to Paris auto race, via Alaska and Siberia, begins; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel, 1908

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms, 1909

The last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates, 1912

A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union, 1947

U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus, 1961

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union, 1974

Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia, 1990

NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, 2001

The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom, 2004

Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years, 2014

Pope Francis  meets Patriarch Kirill in Havana - first meeting between Catholic and Russian Orthodox church heads for nearly 1,000 years, 2016

Emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, California threatens to collapse, 180,00 residents ordered to evacuate, 2017

Tropical cyclone Gita strikes Tonga as a category four cyclone causing widespread damage, 2018

NASA data shows the world has got greener; the Earth is 5% leafier than it was in the early 2000s, mostly due to tree planting in China and intensive farming in India, 2019


  1. I am quite sure tenacity helped. And still does.

  2. I love that you were not able to com up with an answer to: I used to want a _____________, but now I don’t. I always mentally fill them in, and I could not come up with anything for this one either. Incidentally my first answer was the same as yours - a minivan ;) This is quite fun. Thanks.

  3. Great example of friendship. Cat and dog.

    God bless.

  4. Cute photo and quote heheh!

    I liked your replies even the blank one heheh!

    Have a fill-intastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Cute photo of dog and cat....their backs are facing each other. Have a wonderful day.

  6. It may be cold and they may be sharing that bed, but they'll not touch each other. That's the rules of cold combat.

    Love your fill-ins and yes family is our rock. I know your family is just that to you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Good answers and we love that sweet duo!

  8. Great post! The Meme rocks! We laughed when we read the Mini-van! You are AWESOME have a fabulishious day!



  10. Great fill ins- even the blank one! #4 especially- tenacity is an excellent skill and what would we do without family love? Hugs to you and Happy Valentines Day!

  11. What a precious photo of the sweet dog and kitty together ~ fun caption too ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. What a cute photo of the adorable snuggle buddies! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I haven't baked bread in a really long time, but now you've inspired me to give it a go again. Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. It looks like they are saying they will share as long as they don't have to look at each other.

  14. Cute photo of Dansig and Coda. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Yes, you would need a mini-van to get 4 kids around. Have a nice weekend. XO

  15. Gosh, only a few more years and Dansig and Coda might actually be close enough to keep each other warm.


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