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