Friday, July 9, 2021

New Boy Hanging Around (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.

Ms. GA told me there was a new cat hanging around, a black and white male.  He was rather shy, she said, not wanting to be petted, but not running away, either.

She wanted to get a picture of him to put on Nextdoor, find out if anyone is taking care of him and offer to share the cost of neutering him.

While she was gone, i got pictures, all right, and he has a collar, so someone is claiming him.  Whether the person will agree to the neutering plan remains to be seen.


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. A memory I have of _____________________ is __________________________.

2. I always complain about __________________.

3. I have a lot in common with _________.

4. Right now I’m _________, but I’d rather be _________.

1. A memory I have of   childhood  is   reading all of the time.

2. I always complain about   traffic, but i am trying to learn not to because it does not help and makes me crankier about it.

3. I have a lot in common with   other pet lovers, we all work hard to give our pets a better life!

4. Right now I’m   working,   but I’d rather be   retired.


Today is:

Call of the Horizon Day -- can't find any history on this one, but if the idea of following your dreams over the Horizon has ever called you, take the time to follow today!

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network 

Constitution Day -- Australia; Palau

Constitutionalist Revolution Day -- São Paulo, Brazil

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Omelet Day

Feast of Our Lady of Chiquinquira (Patron of Colombia; the Venezuelan National Guard)

Independence Day -- Argentina(1816); South Sudan

Martyrdom of the Bab -- Baha'i

Muffler Appreciation Day -- if you've ever had a loud vehicle, you will understand why someone started this one

National Culture Day and Uniwaine / Unaine Day -- Kiribati (Senior Citizens' Day, specifically Elderly Men's Day / Elderly Women's Day)

National Sugar Cookie Day -- what could be simpler or more versatile?  make them plain or make them fancy, but be sure you make enough!

Nunavut Day -- NU, Canada

Offerings to Heru and Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (day Heru hears prayers in the presense of the Netjers; date approximate)

Shiman Rokusen-nichi -- Sensou-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo (Day of 46,000; a visit to the temple on this day through tomorrow credits you the same as visiting 46,000 times on ordinary days)

St. Mary Hermina Grivot's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Anniversary Today:

Steven Cauble marries Lisa Whelchel, 1988

Birthdays Today

Mitchel Musso, 1991

Kiely Williams, 1986

Fred Savage, 1976

Jack White, 1975

Courtney Love, 1964

Kelly McGillis, 1957

Tom Hanks, 1956

Fred Norris, 1955

Jimmy Smits, 1955

Margaret Gillis, 1953

John Tesh, 1952

Chris Cooper, 1951

Mitch Mitchell, 1947

O.J. Simpson, 1947

Richard Roundtree, 1942

Brian Dennehy, 1938

David Hockney, 1937

Vince Edwards, 1928

Ed Ames, 1927

Mathilde Krim, 1926

Ottorino Respighi, 1879

Elias Howe, 1819

Anne Ward Radcliffe, 1764

Today in History

Roman  military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire, 455

Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife), 1540

In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution, 1789

The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited, 1793

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law, 1868

In Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, black surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, 1893

Queen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government, 1900

Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier', 1922

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London, 1955

In a seminal moment for pop art, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962

Margaret Thatcher begins her second term as British prime minster, 1982

South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion, 1991

The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002

South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan, 2011

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over the Islamic State forces in Mosul, 2017

Thai amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest ever winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at the Ladies European Thailand Championship, 2017

US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year, 2018


  1. Aww! I am sure you will find out where he belongs in the end to sort it :-)

    I liked your replies and yes traffic is very annoying it's choc a block here in central London arrrgh

    Have a trafficlesstastic weekend 👍

  2. Cities are busy with traffic.

    God bless.

  3. I do hope the owner agrees to having their cat neutered.
    I always had my nose buried in a book as a child. I still like to read but don't do as much as I would like to.

  4. Hopefully blogger has relented and will let this comment through. I do hope that lovely boy can be neutered, and like your fill-ins.

  5. That black and white male cat looks big. Hope the owner will agree to have the cat neutered. I too read a lot when I was young but very less now. I used to complain about traffic but I am glad I seldom do now.

  6. Who does not love a black and white kitty? You did great with the fill-ins.

  7. He's a handsome kitty. I can't imagine not taking care of fixing kitties when it's time. It's the right thing to do.

    Love your fill-ins and you're right about the traffic. Take a deep breath, count to 10 or whatever it takes to just go with the flow. Out there we're all in the same boat.

    Retirement was scary at first, but it's ever so wonderful.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. That is a beautiful kitty ~ sweet photos ~ Xo

    Dancing while I can,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. That's sure a handsome mancat and I'm glad he owns a human somewhere. Those were great answers and we highly recommend retirement!

  10. I sure hope someone will agree to get the cat fixed. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love blogging because of all the animal lovers that think the same. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. wavez two ewe kitteh who lookz like sauce of fishbone and de food servizz gurl total lee agreez with number 4 ☺☺♥♥

  12. Lost kitties seem to be pretty prevalent these days- hope this kitty finds his home! Great fill ins! Especially the one about traffic! Have a lovely weekend!

  13. I came to the love of reading later in life, but I'm making up for lost time now.

  14. He is a huge cat! Was his father a panther? I hope the owner agrees to neutering, but again, he might be a breeder, in which case he should be running around town.

  15. It always scares me to see a cat running loose. We have coyotes who have been known to pick off a few poorly supervised pets. And the neighbour's unsupervised (and de-clawed, but don't get me started on that!) cat drowned in our pool. It was not a good day for ANY of us.

  16. What a handsome tuxie kitty. I hope he stays safe and has a good home. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really relate to all of your answers this week. The freedom of retirement really is a nice thought, isn't it? I hope your week is going wonderfully!