Friday, May 7, 2021

Add One More (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.

Granddaughter has moved back in with Ms. GA and Mr. BA.  (She lived with them for the summer between high school and college, and is now there for the summer after her sophomore year.)  This time, she has moved in with a cat of her own to add to the mix.

Ruth(less) is a juvenile tortoiseshell (tortie) with attitude ("tortitude") who will scratch or bite to indicate playtime is done.  She's shaking up the household and stalking Abigail, who is being most patient with her:


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. My day is not complete until I ___________________.

2. It is time to ___________________.

3. _________ made me change my mind about _________.

4. I simply refuse to _________.

1. My day is not complete until I  have evening prayers.

2. It is time to   get a new window unit A/C for the bedroom.  The old one quit working and the day will soon come when an open window will not be enough.

3. Learning more about the procedure  made me change my mind about   ever declawing a cat.  When i was a kid, it was considered simply what you did, but now that i know better, how horrible it is for the cat, i wouldn't even consider it again.

4. I simply refuse to   give up my King James Version.  Other translations may be more accurate in some passages, or a bit easier to understand and read, but i love my KJV.


Today is:

Beaufort Wind Force Scale Day -- birth anniversary of the British Navy officer whose wind scale, in refined form, is still in use

Box Camera Day -- George Eastman patented the Box Camera on this day in 1888

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child care providers in society today)   

Day of the Soldier -- El Salvador 

Experience the Awesome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day -- internet generated, and they can have it!

Feast of St. Nicola -- Bari, Italy (celebrates's the moving of the relics of St. Nicholas -- yes, later Santa Claus -- to this town, where they still are; here he is patron of orphans and pirates, and the date of his body's arrival is celebrated as a huge three-day festival with fireworks included)

Fire Escape Ladder Day -- Joseph Winters patented a wagon-mounted version on this day in 1878

Hamburg Harbor Day -- Hamburg, Germany (founding of the city)

Homeland Defender's Day -- Kazakhstan

Homespun History Day -- internet holiday often exploited by Modern Drunkard Magazine as a day upon which to drink specifically so the stories will sound better

Hug Your Cat Day -- sponsored by Apricat 

International Space Day -- UN 

International Tuba Day   

Jumatul Bidah/Wida -- Bangladesh; JK, LA, India

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

National Barrier Awareness Day -- US (declared by Presidential Proclamation in 1986)    

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Nones of May -- Ancient Roman Calendar

No Pants Day -- first Friday in May, and not to be confused with the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC

Radio Day -- Bulgaria; Russia

St. Domitian of Huy's Day (Patron of Huy Liege, Belgium; against fever)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Univerzita Karlova in Prague, the first university in Central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Owen Hart, 1965

Peter Reckell, 1955

Amy Heckerling, 1954

Tim Russert, 1950

Johnny Unitas, 1933

Teresa Brewer, 1931

Darren McGavin, 1922

Eva Peron, 1919

Gary Cooper, 1901

Archibald Macleish, 1892

Gabby Hayes, 1885

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840

Johannes Brahms, 1833

Robert Browning, 1812

Francis Beaufort, 1774

David Hume, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Strike It Rich"(TV), 1951

Choral Symphony in D Minor(Beethoven's Ninth), 1824

Today in History:

The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses, 558

Joan of Arc leads the final charge in the Battle of Orleans, 1429

Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles, 1664

The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, 1718

Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia, 1727

Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit, 1763

The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832

George Eastman patents the "Kodak Box Camera," 1888

In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning  detector — a primitive radio receiver, 1895

German  submarine  SM U-20  sinks RMS Lusitania, 1915

England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21, 1928

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees, 1946

The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress, 1948

The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer, 1952

Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits, 1986

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, 1992

Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history, 1998

The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered, 2007

A new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it's likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years, 2013

Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar, 2015

Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study, 2018


  1. Ruth reminds me of Jazz.
    And yes, when I learnt about declawing I knew I would never, could never to it to any cat.

  2. I like your photos of cats. Thanx.

    God bless.

  3. LOL @ tortitude :-)

    Nice fill-ins Mimi

    Have a tortitudetastic weekend 👍

  4. Glad to see you regular posts like clockwork. Cannot do the fill-ins, but as always enjoyed your command of that process!

  5. Ruth sounds like a difficult juvenile with a tortitude! Lol! Great fill in.

  6. A new kitty in the mix and I'm guessing younger. That makes for some interesting times.

    Love your fill-ins. You're so squared away. You really are.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. A sweet new kitty will definitely 'shake up the mix.' ~ Sweet photos and lovely fill-ins ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am with you on declawing, it is so cruel. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Those were really good answers. We hope sweet Abigail remains patient. We agree on declawing too. Our sweet Dolly was front declawed before we got her, then she was dumped in a bad part of town.

  10. I agree about the declawing. It has been illegal in the UK and was rarely done before that. It should be illegal worldwide!
    I didn't know it was National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, but we had lamb shanks for dinner tonight so we were almost there!
    Ruth looks like she is having fun playing with Abigail's tail.

    1. I meant to say It has been illegal in the UK for 15 years, but my fingers weren't keeping up with my thinking.

  11. Happy Dummer (inventor of the integrated circuit) day! Tortitude is so much fun! Especially when there is an older cat! And I LIVE your fill-ins. I have to agree with your #4. I hope you have a marvellously happy day!

  12. I don't agree with de-clawing cats, it's so very cruel and unnecessary.

  13. Kittens can be a bit annoying to other cats! Cheers!


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