Friday, July 23, 2021

She's Come a Long Way (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.

Tripod SissyCat, who was a mean cat and attacked people, dogs, and other cats when she came to us, now lets Coda walk past her without a second glance.


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 will never stop __________________.

2. It was a relief to ___________________.

3. _________ made me feel proud of myself.

4. _________ grosses me out.

1. I will never stop   hoping to retire until the day i do it!

2. It was a relief to   finally get Grandma to agree to let me be her permanent housekeeper.

3. Graduating high school  made me feel proud of myself.

4. In my line of work, not much  grosses me out.   The only time i thought i'd be sick cleaning something was when Ms. S's garbage can had maggots.


Today is:

Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

Flag Day -- Abkhazia

Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style!   

Hot Enough For Ya Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays as the only day on which you may utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

Lumberjack Day -- for no reason that i can fathom, but there it is; not as famous as the one in September, which has its own website

Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god, date approximate

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

Private Eye Day -- internet generated

Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

Revolution Day -- Egypt

St. Apollinaris' Day (Patron against epilepsy, gout; of Aachen, Germany; Burtscheid, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Ravenna, Italy; Remagen, Germany)

St. Bridget of Sweden's Day (Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

St. Phocas the Gardener's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers, field hands, gardeners, husbandmen, mariners, market-gardeners,sailors, watermen)

Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986

Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989

Michelle Williams, 1980

Omar Epps, 1975

Nomar Garciapara, 1973

Marlon Wayans, 1972

Charisma Carpenter, 1970

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967

Eriq La Salle, 1962

Woody Harrelson, 1961

Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961

Edie McClurg, 1951

Belinda Montgomery, 1950

Don Imus, 1940

Nicholas Gage, 1939

Ronny Cox, 1938

Anthony M. Kennedy, 1936

Don Drysdale, 1936

Bert Convy, 1933

Arata Isozaki, 1931

Gloria DeHaven, 1925

Amalia Rodrigues, 1920

Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918

Arthur Treacher, 1894

Haile Selassie I, 1892

Raymond Chandler, 1888

Samuel Augustus Maverick, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"(Single release), 1966

"The Gene Autry Show"(TV), 1950

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829

The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840

The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881

The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903

Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926

Telstar  relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962

The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 *

Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983

Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995

Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008

Patent law disputes between Samsung and Apple deadlock as the dispute addresses valuation of each other's patents, 2012

NASA's Kepler mission announces the discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth, 2015

Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya, 2018

*Don't I wish that had worked!


  1. I agree with you about whaling.
    Yay for the long way that SissyCat has come - with your help.
    And yes, maggots gross me out too.

  2. SissyCat came to the right place. The shelter tamed SissyCat. No thanks to maggots.

  3. Thank you for all your good works.

    God bless.

  4. Aww! she is calming down heheh!

    I liked your fillins have a maggotlesstastic weekend 👍

  5. Some cats are mean and some mellow with age. Glad that's the case.

    Love your fill-ins and retirement is so wonderful. I hope you can do that soon.

    Maggots do good work, but I don't want to watch them. Yuk.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Hooray for SissyCat, that is progress! Those were good answers, well, except for the maggots!

  7. Awww Tripod- I am so happy that you are now relaxed and fright free! Have a lovely weekend Mimi!

  8. sissy catz noe ewe MEANT ta ignorez coda :) ☺☺

    N pleez ta tell yur mom wermz bee grozz two N we due knot meen fizhin wermz !! ;) ♥♥

    happee week end :) ♥♥

  9. I am glad SissyCat is mellowing. I am with you on the maggots! Our local council changed the way they collect recycling and instead of 2 plastic sacks and the food waste every other week, and non recyclable alternate weeks we now have 4 crates and food waste which should be collected every week. We didn't get a collection for 6 weeks! You can imagine what the food waste was like. It is supposed to have an airtight seal but the flies were still getting in and hubby took it out to where he burns his spray wood from when a tree has come down and gave them a cremation. The excuse was they didn't know our lane existed and missed all 3 farms. I think the fairies must have collected our recycling all those previous years!

  10. I am glad SissyCat is calmer now. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Maggots are so icky. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. Awwwww, we love to see how love and a furever home can change a cat's purrsonality!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  12. Tripod Sissy Cat finally knows she is in a safe place and can relax.

  13. SissyCat is getting chill as she views the world around here. I wish Mister Kitty would learn to be nicer. Oh yuvk maggots, those are horrible. I get it. You are one of the most thankful and kind people I Know. Thanks