Friday, May 28, 2021

Stretch (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


(This is where the Feline Friday badge should be, but Blogger won't cooperate and put it up.)

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.

Sometimes you just have to stretch.


(This is where the Friendly Fill-Ins badge should be, but Blogger won't cooperate)

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 wish ________________ were as _____________ as ______________.

2. My plans this weekend include ________________ and _______________.

3. It’s hard to believe that _________.

4. I need _________ in order to _________.

1. I wish   cleaning a house   were as   easy   as   messing it up.

2. My plans this weekend include   cleaning Grandma's house   and   going to church on Sunday.

3. It’s hard to believe that   vacation will be coming soon.

4. I need   peace and quiet for at least a few minutes a day   in order to   keep my sanity.


Today is:

Araw ng Watawat -- Philippines (Flag Day)

Armed Forces Day -- Croatia

Contemplate Your Vicissitudes Day -- no, i still don't know who thinks up this stuff, i can think of much better things to contemplate, thank you

Day of Pin-Hiding and Button-Losing -- Fairy Calendar

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer    

Downfall of the Dergue Day/National Day -- Ethiopia

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to)  

National Brisket Day

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Hamburger Day

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!  there are events around the country)    

Republic Day -- Armenia; Azerbaijan

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day -- where they spent the winter, so don't go out on the patio barefoot until the first frost; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day (Founder of Alpine hospices; Patron of Alpinists, the Alps, mountain climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and travellers in the mountains)

Whooping Crane Day -- US (birth anniversary of the first crane born in captivity; because those born in captivity refused to breed after they grew up, the attempt to restore numbers this way was discontinued, but these are beautiful birds worth saving)

Women in Trousers Day -- US (on this day in 1923, the US Attorney General announced his determination that it was indeed legal for women to wear trousers anywhere)

World Hunger Day -- The Hunger Project      

Anniversary Today:

Amnesty International is founded, 1961

Sierra Club is founded, 1892

Birthdays Today:

Joseph Cross, 1986

Carey Mulligan, 1985

Jesse Bradford, 1979

Sicily Yoder, 1969

Kylie Minogue, 1968

Glen Rice, 1967

Christa Miller, 1964

Sondra Locke, 1947

John Fogerty, 1945

Rudolph Guiliani, 1944

Gladys Knight, 1944

Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne Dionne , 1934

Carroll Baker, 1931

Barry Commoner, 1917

Ian Fleming, 1908

Jim Thorpe, 1888

Louis Agassiz, 1807

William Pitt, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Magic Show"(Musical), 1974

"Lock Up Your Daughters"(Musical), 1959

Melody(Disney cartoon film, first ever in 3-D), 1953 

"Zoo Parade"(TV), 1950

"Louisiana Purchase"(Musical), 1940

"Mathis der Maler / Matthias the Painter"(Opera), 1938

"L'Arianna / Ariadne"(Opera), 1608

Today in History:

A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse;this leads to a truce and becomes one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated, BC585

James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI and a Treaty of Everlasting Peace (which lasted 10 years) between Scotland and England is signed, 1503

The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel (it will takes until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port), 1588

In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party, 1754

Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster, 1859

In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, 1892

In the Russo-Japanese War, the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1905

John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll, 1915

The US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers, 1923

The first all color talking picture, "On With the Show", is shown in NYC, 1929

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened, 1937

Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister, 1937

The women of Greece are given the right to vote, 1952

The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed, 1964

Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States, 1975

Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations, 1993

NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance, 2002

The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars, 2002

The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty, 2008

'Le Monde' reports the Assad regime in Syria continues to use chemical weapons, 2013

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned 11 people after an ethics investigation; the banned officials have recently or previously been indicted for corruption by the U.S. Justice Department, 2015


  1. Love that you were able to load at least one photo - and hope that blogger starts to play nicely again soon.

  2. I remember watching Angel stretch and he filled the entire width of the bed. Lola is not quite so long.

  3. That was a great stretch and balancing act. Looking at the daily update on the covid cases, I think there is no need for any holiday plan this year.

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  5. Yes you do have to stretch now and then. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins and yes cleaning is hard and messing up is ever so easy.

    I'm coming along on your beach vacation again this year. I always do.

    Let me know when you're leaving because I've a package I want to send to you and don't want to send it when you're gone.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Good answers and a nice kitten stretch too!

  7. I hear you on peace and quiet to save your sanity. Count me in! Thanks for funny cat-photo, incredible that the cat did not tumble.

  8. Those were all good fill ins and Dad says he relates to them all. Love that stretching kitty

  9. LOL graet capture of the stretch heheh!

    Have a stretchtastic weekend 👍

  10. Such cute kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you will get your vacation soon- you deserve it. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. guyz....we like de sign that reedz

    "they already have a home" !!!!!! yay and best best fishez two ewe both :) ♥♥♥

  12. That is a very good stretch, and I am very glad they have a home to go to.
    A tip about Blogger not loading photos. In frustration at not being able to complete my post I tried drag and drop from my photos onto the post and it works!

  13. Completely agree, I wish it were as easy to get clean what is quite simple to make a mess.
    I had problems getting pics into blogger yesterday for a few hours but was eventually able to make it work.

  14. Blogger was really very very naughty! Love your fill-ins and the kitty stretching was awdorable!

  15. LOVE the stretch! And your fill-ins! Yes Blogger was being a pill! Thanks for visiting us Mimi! We sure appreciate you!

  16. Such precious kitties! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I completely agree on #4. Having a quiet moment to yourself is a must. As part of that, I'm starting to get back into journaling, so that I can put my thoughts there as needed. Have a wonderful week!


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