Friday, August 6, 2021

No News, Please (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.

 Dansig just read the paper and i think he’s asking me to take his blood pressure with my monitor.


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 am contemplating ______________________________________.

2. My ______________ are ________________.

3. I can _________ in record time.

4. I miss the days when _________.

1. I am contemplating   going back to work, and it looks like this coming Monday as long as all is still well by then.  (And by “well” i mean that i am totally symptom free and not a danger to my clients, i will still double mask and wear gloves and not stay in the same room closer than 6 feet with anyone for their protection.)

2. My    cats  are   mostly growing more tolerant of the dog, with the exception of Enigma SissyCat, who only likes people not other animals.

3. I can    braid my hair  in record time.

4. I miss the days when   i was able to stay home and bottle raise orphaned kittens with help from my children.


Update on our situation here, Sweetie is exhausted, even getting up to drink some electrolyte drink and eat a bite or two exhausts him.  He’s going to be a while recovering, i think.

Meanwhile, Uncle P remains in the hospital with covid pneumonia in both lungs, on a ventilator and he now has blood clots. It's not looking very good.


Today is:

Accession Day -- United Arab Emirates (accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan)

Best Elf Awards -- Fairy Calendar

Braham Pie Day -- Braham, MN, US (a home-made pie festival)

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Feast of Everything Green Except Money -- Hooray for veggies! You'll need them before you have that root beer float.

Festival of Nut and Ra; Chief Festival of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Hiroshima Day

Independence Day / National Day -- Bolivia; Jamaica

International Beer Day -- Uniting The World Through Beer   

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day -- shouldn't that read, anti-halitosis?

National Root Beer Float Day -- A&W Root Beer really gets into this day 

Peace Festival -- Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Sts. Justus and Pastor's Day (Patrons of Alcala, Spain; Madrid, Spain)

Teinne Festival -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Teinne, the Celtic Holy Fire, sometimes called Tan; date apprximate)

Transfiguration of the Lord -- Orthodox Christian

Umuganura (Harvest Thanksgiving) -- Rwanda

Wiggle Your Toes Day -- internet generated, and my suggestion is to celebrate it with a cool drink out by the pool!

Birthdays Today:

Romola Garai, 1982

Melissa George, 1976

Soleil Moon Frye, 1976

M. Night Shyamalan, 1970

Michelle Yeoh, 1962

Catherine Hicks, 1951

Dorian Harewood, 1950

Shirley Ann Jackson, 1946

Peter Bonerz, 1938

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, 1934

Andy Warhol, 1928

Robert Mitchum, 1817

Lucille Ball, 1911

Clara Bow, 1905

Hoot Gibson, 1892

Alexander Fleming, 1881

Louella Parsons, 1881

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 1861

Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 

Daniel O'Connell, 1775

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Help"(Album debut), 1965

Today in History:

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada founds the city of Bogota, Colombia, 1538

Holland (The Dutch Republic) sells Brazil to Portugal and the two 

countries sign the Treaty of The Hague, 1661

The first private military school in the US, Norwich University, is 

founded in Vermont, 1819

The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg, 1845

William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by the electric chair, 1890

Alice Ramsey takes three friends (none of whom could drive) to become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, 1909

Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel, 1926

Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down by the US National Forest Service, for reasons even they cannot explain, 1964

The Federal Voting Rights Act is signed, 1965

A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, 1986

The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 1990

NASA makes the still disputed announcement that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms, 1996

The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of all children in that country, 2010

After a century of silence, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts, spreading volcanic ash across the country's central North Island and affecting airports, 2012

The Curiosity Rover, controlled by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, lands safely on the surface of Mars, 2012

The world's largest ever Pinball tournament, "Pinburgh," is held in Pittsburgh, PA, US, with 700 machines, 2015

In an attempt to end 5 years of civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kilr and rebel leader Riek Machar sign the South Sudan Peace Accord, 2018

According to the World Resources Institute, a quarter of humanity is running out of water, 2019


  1. I am sorry to hear about Uncle P, and that Sweetie is still in recovery mode. Oceans of good wishes are flowing to them both.

  2. Sweet kitty wants to stay healthy just like the rest of us!
    So glad you and Sweetie are on the mend. Prayers continuing. I do hope Uncle P improves. So sad!

  3. Best wishes and prayers to you and yours.

    God bless.

  4. So sorry about Uncle P. Praying for Sweetie's complete recovery and all is well for you to return to work.

  5. I hope you obliged and took his blood pressure heheh!

    Oh sorry to hear about your Uncle my best wishes to you all and hope Sweetie gets better soon

    Have a safetastic weekend 👍

  6. Aw on the kitty.

    Sorry to hear that Mr. Sweetie is still sick. I remember the flu affecting me that way.

    Sorry about Uncle P. Everyone is in my prayers.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Oh gosh you have so much going on- prayers for you, your sweetie and Uncle P. Take care.

  8. dood....R blood prezzurez wood bee sky hi frum reedin de $#!Tz in de nooze two....put that paper in yur litter box buddy :)

    mimi; so very sorry about your uncle and I hope sweetie can get back on track; what is it they steps ♥♥♥

  9. Dansig looks like a sweetie. We're all sending prayers for your Sweetie and for Uncle P., and of course to you too.

  10. I will add Uncle P to my prayer list. Dansig is a cutie. If only it were that simple to take a cat's blood pressure. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. How sweet that you used to bottle raise kittens with your children. XO

  11. Tough things going on but they will get better. Good to see Dasig he is handsome. Good fill ins too. Hope there is more progress

  12. I am sorry about your uncle. I hope he recovers, and Sweetie continues to make a good recovery.

  13. Dansig is so beautiful ~ Lots of healing energy hugs for hubby and your uncle ~ Be Safe and Well yourself ~ Xo

  14. Angel used to love to sleep on my newspaper, it got to the point where I would separate the pages I read the most and left the rest for him to lie on.
    I do hope Sweetie and Uncle P recover.

  15. Dansig, you're so cute, but did reading the newspaper make your blood pressure skyrocket? The news can do that sometimes. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins, and I am keeping your entire family in my prayers!

  16. Dansig, what a cutie. I would not read the news. You will have a HBP explosion! Be cool, rest and relax. Prayers still for all of you. Love and HUGS.


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