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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 #1 Son was 15, his first girlfriend found a semi-feral kitten and her mother said she couldn't keep it (they already had several cats). What did she do? Give it to #1 Son as a birthday gift, so that we couldn't say no.
Now Horizon is Sweetie's precious snookums who sleeps on him every night. He's still semi-feral and spends a lot of time hiding. It's not easy to get a good picture of him. (Also, i could not upload the pictures, i had to take photos of the photos!)
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 don’t like to ______________, but I have to.
2. I _______________like a __________________.
3. I secretly _________.
4. _________ wears me out.
1. I don’t like to clean litter boxes, but I have to. Having the cats makes it worth doing.
2. I nap like a cat, with one ear open listening for disturbances.
3. I secretly hate Sweetie’s driving. He scares everyone in our family, especially me.
4. Folding several loads of laundry at once wears me out.
Appomattox Day -- US (marking the end of the US Civil War on this day in 1865)
Astronauts' Day -- web generated by someone who wants all these brave people honored
Baghdad Liberation Day -- Kurdistan, Iraq
Bataan Day/Day of Valor -- Philippines (Araw ng Kagitingan)
Dita e Kushtetutes -- Kosovo (Constitution Day)
Dry Milk Day -- the first patent for powdered milk was issued this day in 1792 to Samuel Percy
Fast and Prayer Day -- Liberia
Feast of Jalal (Glory) -- Baha'i
Independence Restoration Day -- Georgia (formerly Day of National Unity)
Martyr's Day -- Tunisia
Name Yourself Day -- an internet holiday allowing you to change your name for a day, if you want to.
National Cherish An Antique Day -- hooray for old fashioned quality!
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day -- US
National Health Day -- Kiribati
Observation of the Nazi Occupation -- Denmark (anniversary of the Nazi invasion)
Public Library Day -- US (anniversary of the opening of the first "publicly funded" library -- i.e. a tax based, free library -- in the US, in 1833 in Petersborough, New Hampshire)
Remembrance for Haakon Sigurdsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Haakon the Great, one of the Jarls of Hladhir)
St. Casilda's Day (Patron against sterility)
St. Mary of Cleophas' Day (one of the Marys in the Bible who was present at the Crucifixion)
Take Action for Libraries Day -- US (Sponsored by the ALA)
Verruca Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration again)
Vimy Ridge Day -- Canada
Winston Churchill Day -- commemmorates his becoming an honorary US citizen
World Konkani Day -- Goa (Official language of the Indian state of Goa; on the death anniversary of the pioneer of modern Konkani literature, Vaman Raghunath Varde Valaulikar)
Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966
Wayne Newton marries Kathleen McCrone, 1994
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005
Elle Fanning, 1998
Kristen Stewart, 1990
Jesse McCartney, 1987
Leighton Meester, 1986
Taylor Kitsch, 1981
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979
Rachel Stevens, 1978
Gerard Way, 1977
Austin Peck, 1971
Jacques Villeneueve, 1971
Cynthia Nixon, 1966
Paulina Prizkova, 1965
Dennis Quaid, 1954
Michael Learned, 1939
Avery Schreiber, 1935
Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
Paul Krassner, 1932
Tom Lehrer, 1928
Hugh Hefner, 1926
John Presper Eckert, Jr., 1919
Ward Bond, 1903
Paul Robeson, 1898
Efrem Zimbalist, 1889
Frank King, 1883
Eadweard Muybridge, 1830
Charles Baudelaire, 1821
"Ticket to Ride"(Beatles' single), 1965
"Diamond Lil"(Play), 1928
"Shadow of a Gunman"(Play), 1923
The World, the Flesh and the Devil(Film), 1914
Today in History:
The Mongol hordes defeat the Poles and Germans in the Battle of Liegnitz, 1241
Robert Cavalier de la Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River and claims all the land drained by the river and its tributaries for France, 1682
The African Methodist Episcopal church in the US is formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1816
The oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made, 1860
Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the US Civil War, 1865
Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska, 1967
The Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada, 1869
Jumbo the Elephant arrives in the US, 1882
The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for NYC, 1912
The first full color film, "World, The Flesh, and The Devil", premiers in London, 1914
Mae West makes her NYC debut in "Diamond Lil," 1928
The first Japanese built aircraft to fly to Europe, the Kamikaze, arrives at Croydon Airport in London, 1937
The Suez Canal is officially opened for shipping, 1957
NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven", 1959
In the first game in the Astrodome, Houston beats the Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game, and Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor home run, 1967
The first British built Concorde makes its first flight, 1969
Georgia declares its indepedence from Russia, 1991
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Westminster Abbey, 2002
Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion, 2012
US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office, 2018
According to ecologists, The Netherlands has its first resident wolf population in 140 years, 2019