Friday, April 9, 2021

Horizon (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins, an A to Z Post


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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.


Today is:

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)

Anniversaries Today:

Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966

Wayne Newton marries Kathleen McCrone, 1994

Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005

Birthdays Today:

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

Tamerlane, 1336

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Hubby and I complain about each other's driving. Lol!

  2. Horizon is a honey. I agree with you about cat litter boxes - on both counts.

  3. Pictures of pictures to upload - sounde tricky. But they ended up fine.

  4. Aww! cute pics I liked the photos of photo's heheh!

    I liked your replies too I hate doing the laundry does my head in LOL

    Have a fillintastic safe weekend 👍😷😷😷

  5. Horizon looks very handsome. I hate folding laundry too. It seems to take forever.

  6. Cats always seem to be in charge.

    God bless.

  7. Good morning Mimi

    1. I don’t like to cry , but I have to.

    2. I sing like a bird in the sky.

    3. I secretly love driving in my Camero.

    4. My daughter wears me out.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I know how the kids and kitties go. They want them, but we care for them.

    Love your fill-ins and was surprised by your hubbies driving. Does he take chances? Drives to fast or both?

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Great photos of a sweet kitty ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Those were good answers and Horizon is a mighty fine looking dude!

  11. Turned out to be an excellent birthday gift! Thanks for reminding me about my washing (not!)

  12. Horizon is such a cutie. I am glad you let your son keep him. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Sorry your hubby's driving scares you. Have a nice weekend. XO

  13. Horizon is a beautiful tuxi! I have a soft spot in my heart for tuxis. Kozmo is the 4th to have lived with me. And your fill-ins made me giggle. I can relate. I hope you and your family have a marvellously happy day!

  14. Great fill in's! I love the photos of your sweet kitty. Oh how I Love the black cats and my Boots had some white too. They are my very favorite. Your kitty has a good home.