Friday, May 21, 2021

Wet and Dry (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.

 Coda is tired of the rain, and so we played fetch the ball in spite of the drizzle.  Smart Tripod SissyCat sat on the porch and watched, keeping herself dry.

Wet dog deciding if she's going to chase the ball again.

Dry cat watching the crazy wet dog and wet lady throwing the ball.


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. Lately, I’ve been __________________________.

2. I find ___________________ fascinating.

3. If I had known _________, I would have _________.

4.  I can’t help but _________ when I’m nervous.

1. Lately, I’ve been   busy, and so a bit behind on blog reading, 

2. I find   most of the subjects i studied in school  fascinating.   It’s fun to learn, and that applies to history and science and literature and other such things.

3. If I had known  i would have to start cleaning houses for a living at my age I would have   stayed in school and gotten a degree so i could have a less strenuous job

4.  I can’t help but   pray  when I’m nervous.


Today is:

American Red Cross Founder's Day -- established by Clara Barton on this date in 1881

Anastenarides Feast -- Greece (feast to St. Constantine and St. Helen)

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Bike to Work Day 2021 -- the League of American Bicyclists have urged you to celebrate this day the third Friday of May ever since 1956   

Circassian Day of Mourning -- Circassians

Día de la Afrocolombianidad -- Columbia (Afro-Colombian Day; commemorates Columbia's abolition of slavery on this date in 1851)

Dia De Las Glorias Navales -- Chile (Navy Day)

Endangered Species Day     

Festival for Vevodus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements, and sometimes regarded as the king of the Di Manes)

Honvédelem Napja -- Hungary (Day of Patriots and Military)

Independence Day -- Montenegro

"I Need A Patch For That" Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which notes that since everything else has a patch, why shouldn't you?

International Virtual Assistants' Day -- acknowledging the dedication, experience, expertise, and determination of virtual professionals; no longer sponsored, but the The International Virtual Assistant's Association is still around    

Lilies and Roses Day -- London, England (memorial of the death of Henry VI on this day in 1471; held at the Tower of London with representatives of Eton College and King's College, which he founded.)

National Defense Transportation Day -- US (remembering the contributions of people working in the transportation industries)

National Memo Day -- an internet holiday with no known origin, just take a memo

National Pizza Party Day -- as declared by Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza, on the 3rd Friday of May; Garlic Jim's holds a contest for school students to nominate their favorite teacher, and the winning teacher gets a free pizza party for the class on this day

National Strawberries and Cream Day

National Waitstaff Day 

Passion Play Day -- the first Oberammergau, Germany, Passion Play was staged this date in 1634

Sister Maria Hummel Day -- birth anniversary of the Franciscan nun and artist

St. Constantine's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)

St. Eugene de Mazenod's Day (Patron of disfunctional families)

St. Helen's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)

     St. Helena Day -- St. Helena 

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development -- UN

Anniversary Today:

Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Ramos, 1991

Ashlie Brillault, 1987

Lisa Edelstein, 1966

Judge Reinhold, 1957

Mr. T, 1952

Ian McEwan, 1948

Leo Sayer, 1948

Janet Dailey, 1944

Bobby Cox, 1941

Heinz Hollinger, 1939

Peggy Cass, 1924

Andrey Dmitriyevich Sakharov, 1921

Raymond Burr, 1917

Dennis Day, 1917

Harold Robbins, 1916

Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, 1909

Fats Waller, 1904

Armand Hammer, 1898

Glenn Hammond Curtiss, 1878

Elizabeth Gurney Fry, 1780

Alexander Pope, 1688

Albrecht Dürer, 1471

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Empire Strikes Back(Film), 1980

"Gypsy"(Musical), 1959

"Le Fils prodigue / The Prodigal Son(Prokofiev ballet, Op. 46), 1929

"Pagliacci"(Opera), 1892

Today in History:

Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily, 878

The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova, 1502

The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1674

The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I; it would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky, 1725

Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War, 1758

Slavery  is abolished in Colombia, South America, 1851

Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile, 1864

French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting, 1871

The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton, 1881

The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, 1894

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris, 1904

Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927

Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1932

Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens, 1934

A Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean, 1937

The National War Memorial in Canada is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, 1939

Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1946

The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th StreetArt Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School, 1951

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, 1972

Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to a unity, merging into Republic of Yemen, 1990

The Ethiopian Civil War ends, 1991

Suharto, Indonesian president of 32 years, resigns, 1998

The clipper Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England, 2007

JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS aboard an H-IIA rocket, 2010

The most active volcano in Iceland, Grimsvotn, erupts and triggers 50 small earthquakes, 2011

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years, 2017

Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest, reaching the summit for the 24th time, 2019

Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodiesalong with her translator Marilyn Booth, 2019  

Scientists announce the oldest and most distant gravitational waves ever detected, from a collision of two black holes, with first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered at 7 billion light years away, 2019


  1. Sissy-Cat has the right idea.

  2. Sissy-Cat is smart, comfortable and dry.

  3. Crazy dog and wise cat! I hope to emulate Sissycat on my bike ride today.

  4. LOL Sissycat has just a bit more sense haha

    Have a drytastic weekend Mimi 👍

  5. SissyCat is the smart one. We have had so much rain that everything is waterlogged.

  6. Looks like the cat is the smart one. She prefers to stay dry and just watch the fun. We too have rain and the weather is not too hot. Happy weekend.

  7. My dog does not bother to fetch the ball. He tells me to do it instead.

    God bless.

  8. In defense of the dog, a little rain never hurt anyone!
    (I am SO with you on fill-in #1!)

  9. Kitties know when to stay out of the rain. Pups don't care if it's raining, they just want to play.

    Love your fill-ins. The work you do I wouldn't be able to do. Not at almost 70.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. Yeah. Pandy is good for two fetches. Then she takes the ball under the trampoline and leaves it there.
    Smart kitty!
    My fill ins:
    1. Lately, I’ve been so excited to see sun and warmth returning.
    2. I find watching Husby rebuild our dining room table fascinating.
    3. If I had known I would actually like raisins, I would have ignored my big brother and eaten way more cookies.
    4. I can’t help but fidget when I’m nervous.

  11. Wonderful photos of Coda and Cissy Cat ~ smart lady ~ Xo ~ Great fill-ins ~

    Happy Weekend to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Love the Coda and Cissy pics! Those were really good answers too.

  13. Coda and SissyCat are both cuties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You are so smart, you could still get a degree or a well paying desk job even without. Have a nice weekend. XO

  14. Happy kitty! Love your answers! Take care and have a good weekend!

  15. I often ask what my two furry mates are thinking...the looks they get on their face intrigue me...I know they are deep in thought...and want them to share! :)

  16. I love your photo of Coda and Tripod Kitty. And I love your fill-ins, #1 really resonates with me right now. :)

  17. Although I understand why you might prefer a less stressful job, I think the people who you work for and help are fortunate that you're doing exactly what you're doing.

  18. Glad you are enjoying all the things you learn at school! That is rather important.

    It's rainy season here with us too and I struggle to keep my dogs inside. Labradors. Love the water! The cats are mostly inside though and that gives me peace of mind.

    Hope you are having a good weekend!

    Elza Reads


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