Friday, June 25, 2021

Glare Away (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.

This is Ms. G's cat Baby, also known as Widdle (say the word "little" with a lisp) or, if she's misbehaving, Wart.  She's the youngest of Ms. G's cats, at age 12.

Where are my rugs!

She has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.  As long as she keeps glaring at me when i pick up her rugs for vacuuming, she's still feeling pretty good, and i'll take the glares in stride.


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 were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be __________________________.

2. I think television is _____________________.

3. _________ is a rule that I regularly break.

4. I can’t believe _________ isn’t more popular.

1 If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be   Sleepy.

2. I think television is   expensive.

3. Don't get too attached to cats and kittens at the shelter  is a rule that I regularly break.   Since i know i can't adopt any more at this time, though, it's okay.  If i ever am looking for another cat to adopt, watch out, i will probably want them all.

4. I can’t believe   bitter dark chocolate  isn’t more popular.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- Philippines

Color TV Day -- CBS broadcast the first program in color on this day in 1951

Day of the Seafarer -- The International Maritime Organization (this year’s theme is “Fair Future for Seafarers”)     

Elf Thumping Day -- Fairy Calendar (no details on what the Elves thump, and no, no one is allowed to thump an Elf!)

Feast of the Optional Holiday -- pick one, and celebrate it or don't, your option!

Festival of Ranting and Vaporing -- sponsored by The Daily Bleed

Global Beatles Day -- read about the meaning of this day, and why this date was picked, here   

Gotanshin Sai -- Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto, Japan (festival to commemorate the birth of Lord Sugawara, with ceremonies to ward off summer infections)

Independence Day -- Mozambique(1975)

Leon Day -- Noel spelled backward, the turning poing on the calendar when Christmas starts getting closer; those who make Christmas/Noel gifts need to start thinking about their projects

Ludi Taurii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Games of the Bull, a two day festival held once every five years)

Midsummer's Eve Holiday -- Aland; Finland; Sweden

National Catfish Day

National Fried Okra Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Sense of Humor in Bed Appreciation Day -- i'm not touching this one

Slovenian Sovereignty Day / National Day -- Slovenia

Statehood Day -- Croatia

St. Eurosia's Day (a/k/a Orosia; Patron of Jaca, Spain; against bad weather)

     Fiesta de Santa Orosia -- Jaca, Spain

St. Molaug's Day (Patron of Argyll, Scotland; against mental illness)

Take Your Dog to Work Day -- depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?     

Anniversaries Today:

Virginia becomes the 10th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Scott Terra, 1987

Linda Cardellini, 1975

Dikembe Mutombo, 1966

George Michael, 1963

Ricky Gervais, 1961

Sonia Sotomayor, 1954

Jimmie Walker, 1949

Phyllis George, 1949

Carly Simon, 1945

Willis Reed, Jr., 1942

June Lockhart, 1925

Sidney Lumet, 1924

Anne Revere, 1903

George Orwell, 1903

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, 1886

Rose Cecil O'Neill, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Het Achterhuis. Dagbrieven van 14 juni 1942 tot 1 augustus 1944(First publication of excerpts from Anne Frank's diaries), 1947

"It Pays To Be Ignorant"(Radio), 1942

Today in History:

The Book of Concord or Concordia, the historic doctrinal standard of the Lutheran Church, is published, 1580 

Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy, from the University of Padua, 1678

Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary, 1741

Lucien B. Smith of Ohio patents the first version of barbed wire, 1867

Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, 1876

Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland, 1938

The Diary of Anne Frank is published, 1947

The Berlin airlift begins, 1948

The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea, 1950

CBS broadcasts the first color television signal, 1951

First live global satellite television programme – Our World, 1967

Mozambique achieves independence, 1975

Microsoft  is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington, 1981

Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, 1991

Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada, 1993

An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir, 1997

The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people, 1997

The Harvard School of Health Study concludes that since 1980 the number of adults with diabetes has doubled, 2011

A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight, 2013

The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order, 2014

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs, 2018

Mirazur on the French Riviera is crowned the world's best restaurant at a ceremony in Singapore, 2019

The WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over, after 2,280 deaths in two years, 2020


  1. I wish I could sleep like the little dwarfs. I like bitter dark chocolate.

  2. It is bad luck to walk under a black cat.

    God bless.

  3. The widdle and lisp part made me smile was sad to hear she has a terminal illness bless her :-(

    I liked your replies :-)

    Have a sleepytastic weekend 👍

  4. I liked your answers. Yes dark chokolate-eater here as well. I felt like answering. So here gores:
    1 If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be Bashful
    2. I think television is Boring.
    3. Not walking by red is a rule that I regularly break.
    4. I can’t believe Reading isn’t more popular.

  5. Poor kitty. I hate it when they get sick. I love black kitties.

    Love your fill-ins and yes television is very expensive. We dumped it years ago. We found it expensive with little value.

    I know you'd take all the kitties. I'm a pushover like you. I love bitter dark chocolate.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. the blessings oh st francis two ewe widdle ♥♥♥

    and I TOTALLY AGREE with you; that type of chocolate is the only kind I'll eat !!!! ☺☺♥♥

  7. Baby is adorable, how sad that she is sickly. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would break that rule too. And I also chose Sleepy. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. Poor sweet Baby, we are sorry she is not well. Those were good answers, I really like bitter dark chocolate!

  9. Not getting attached to those cute animals is not realistic for most of us, even if it is bittersweet once they are adopted.

  10. National Strawberry Parfait Day! My life is purrfect! And if I worked at a shelter, I'd want to take every single one of them home. Love the shot of Widdle! Have a purrfect day!

  11. So sorry to hear about Widdle. I would be the Dopey dwarf.

  12. I am sorry to hear about Baby. Thank you for the prayers and good wishes.

  13. Sweet kitty photo ~ sad that she is terminal ~ life hurts sometimes ~ Xo ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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