Friday, June 18, 2021

Cat Back Home (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.

Back home Little Girl is caring for the cats, and there are no feral cats here on the island, only pets in people’s homes. (If any feral cats show up, they have to be trapped, neutered and relocated immediately to protect the endangered species here).  Thus a photo of one of ours back home.

Dansig, doing his favorite thing, resting.


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. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with ________________________.

2. I would like to own a __________________ some day.

3. I can’t stand _________ this time of the year.

4. _________ is my favorite thing about this time of the year.

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with   anyone whose life could teach me something i need to know.  

2. I would like to own a   small RV so i can travel  some day.

3. I can’t stand   mosquitoes    this time of the year.

4. Getting to wear flip flop shoes after work  is my favorite thing about this time of the year.


Today is:

Autistic Pride Day -- an Aspies for Freedom initiative; shifting the view from "disease" to "different"     

Constitution Day / National Day -- Seychelles

Eid el-Galaa -- Egypt (Evacuation Day; final withdrawal of British this date in 1956)

Foundation Day -- Benguet, Philippines

Going Forth of Neith Along the River -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting; date approximate)

Go Fishing Day -- anniversary of the first American fly-casting tournament this day in 1861 in Utica, NY

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

Inti Raymi Festival -- Cusco, Peru (traditional Inca sun worship festival, through the 24th, which is the biggest and best day)

National Cherry Tart Day

National Flip Flop Day -- sponsored by Tropical Cafe Smoothie to raise funds for its national charity partner, Camp Sunshine     

National Splurge Day    

Queen Mother's Birthday -- Cambodia (Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath)

St. Gregory of Fragalata's Day (Patron of Fragalata, Sicily)

St. Osanna Andreasi's Day (Patron of school girls)

Tiger-Get-By's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Veterinary Appreciation Day -- sometimes listed as Veterinarian Appreciation Day, and supposedly begun by Trupanion, celebrate your favorite vet and the whole team today    

Waterloo Day -- UK (no longer an official holiday, but still of historic importance)

Work @ Home Fathers' Day -- special kudos to the dads who work from home by telecommuting, or care for house and kids while the wife works outside the home Jeff Zbar

Birthdays Today:

Eddie Cibrian, 1973

Nathan Morris, 1971

Richard Powers, 1957

Carol Kane, 1952

Isabella Rossellini, 1952

Roger Ebert, 1942

Paul McCartney, 1942

Lou Brock, 1939

John D. Rockefeller IV, 1937

Tom Wicker, 1926

Donald Keene, 1922

Red Adair, 1915

Sammy Cahn, 1913

Sylvia Field Porter, 1913

E.G. Marshall, 1910

Bud Collyer, 1908

James Kern "Kay" Kyser, 1905

Jeanette MacDonald, 1903

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia, 1901

George Herbert Leigh Mallory, 1886

Henry Clay Folger, Jr., 1857

E.W. Scripps, 1854

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Archipelago S"(Takemitsu orchestral work), 1993

"Der Freischütz/The Marksman"(Opera, Weber Op. 77, J. 277), 1821

Today in History:

Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China, 618

Five monks from Canterbury report seeing "two horns of light" on the shaded side of the moon, probably witnessing the meteor impact formation of the Giordano Bruno crater, 1178

The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature, 1264

French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, 1429

Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island, 1767

The U.S. Congress  declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1812

The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time, 1815

Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory, 1858

Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 (US) for attempting to vote in the prior year's US presidential election, 1873

Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families, 1900

Aviator  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly as a passenger in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928

The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill, 1940

The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished, 1953

Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane, 1959

The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California, 1981

Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983

Kazakhstan launches its first satellite, KazSat, 2006

Sequoia, IMB's Blue Gene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy becomes the world's fastest supercomputer, 2012

New data reveals that over 280 previously unknown craters exist on the Moon, 2013

King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates to make way for his son, Felipe VI, 2014

Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home", 2015

A rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland, 2017


  1. Hooray for protecting wildlife - and making the cat's lives better too.
    I hope your vacation continues to be lovely.

  2. Aww! Dansig looking very contented :-)

    I liked your replies thankfully we don't get mosquito problems here :-)

    Have a flipfloptastic weekend 👍

  3. I wish we could rest when we want, like a cat.

    God bless.

  4. Glad to know that all the cats are well taken care of. How nice if I can do cat nap on and off the whole day. I don't easily doze off even when I am tired. Nice fill-ins. I can't stand mosquitoes too. Happy weekend.

  5. With you all the way on your fill-ins, though I'd probably swap mosquitoes for seagulls which are an absolute menace right now!

  6. Dansig is a handsome mancat and he's doing what all cats do so He's got it made and he knows it.

    Love your fill-ins. I hope you can get that RV so you and Mr. Sweetie can travel.

    I so remember coming home from work and changing into comfy clothes which included my flip-flops.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. We have a very good program here in our little town that helps to catch, nurture and then release the feral cats again. My big boy was actually one of the feral cats in our neighborhood's baby!

    It's winter here with us, so thankfully no mosquitos!

    Hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

    Elza Reads

  8. Dansig sure looks sweet and we enjoyed your answers!

  9. Thumbs up on your fill-ins and Dansig looks soooo comfy!

  10. Dansig is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #1. I hope you get that RV. XO

  11. It looks like adorable Dansig is happy and has been in good hands. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I like how you answered #1. Such a wise way of looking at it. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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