Friday, August 13, 2021

The Wall Is More Interesting (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.

As soon as i ask Dansig to look at the camera, don’t you know the wall needs inspecting at right that moment.


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 used to love playing __________________ as a child.

2.When it ____________I _______________.

3. _________ was the moment I realized _________.

4. _________ is a simple pleasure that I really enjoy.

1. I used to love playing   kick the can  as a child.

2.When it   is time to go to bed  i   waste no time falling asleep.

3. When i felt he had a fever  was the moment I realized   Sweetie probably had Covid, and if he had it, so would Brother-in-Law. 

4. Sitting on the front porch with Coda and Tripod SissyCat and watching the sunset  is a simple pleasure that I really enjoy.



Uncle P is off the ventilator.  He has a long road of recovery ahead, but this is a tremendous step forward.

Brother-in-Law is coming home from the hospital today with an oxygen compressor and home health aides to help him.

Sweetie is doing better each day, i was able to leave him for a while yesterday and do some work.


Today is:

Anniversary of Snick-Snacker's Right Foot -- Fairy Calendar

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the 13th of the year is a day you get a free pass to blame someone else; begun in 1982 by Anne Moeller, of Clio, Michigan, on the Friday the 13th on which her alarm clock failed to go off leading to a cascade of increasingly bad luck events throughout the day

Day of Battle between Horus and Set; Aset gains the Horns of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Aventine Diana / Nemoralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemoration of the dedication of her temple; celebrated between now and the 15th, and rededicated as the Festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin after Christianization)

Festival of Xocotl Huetzi -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (first fruits of harvest festival; date approximate, but two weeks around the end of August)

Gals Night Out 2021 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Independence Day -- Central African Republic(1960)

International Left-Hander's Day -- sponsored by Lefthanders International

Lao Issara -- Laos (Day of the Free Laos)

Lesser Festival of Flora -- Ancient Roman Calendar

National Filet Mignon Day

Obon -- Buddhist (celebration to revere the ancestors; celebrated at different times even within Japan, but usually the biggest dates are in mid-August)

Rhishi Panchami -- Nepal (continuation of the women's festival, a holiday for Female Employees Only)

Runic Half Month As begins (the gods)

Skinny Dipping Day -- funny t-shirt:  I no longer skinny dip. I chunky dunk!

St. Cassian's Day (Patron of students and teachers; Brixen, Italy; Comacchio, Italy; Imola, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico)

St. Concordia's day (Patron of nursing mothers and wet nurses)

St. Hippolytus' Day (Patron of horses, prison guards/officers/workers; Bibbiena, Italy)

Wall Day -- anniversary of the day in 1961 that the Berlin Wall began going up; observe it by trying to break down a wall or communication barrier somewhere in your own life

Women's Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today

Shani Davis, 1982

Midori Ito, 1969

Quinn Cummings, 1967

Danny Bonaduce, 1959

Dan Fogelberg, 1951

Kathleen Battle, 

Philippe Petit, 1949

Kevin Tighe, 1944

Don Ho, 1930

Pat Harrington, Jr., 1929

Fidel Castro, 1926

George Shearing, 1919

Ben Hogan, 1912

Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 1907

Alfred Hitchcock, 1899

Bert Lahr, 1895

Annie Oakley, 1860

Lucy Stone, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Zaire/The Tragedy of Zara"(Voltaire's "Tragedy in Verse"), 1732

Today in History

The English army under King Henry V lands at the mouth of the Seine River, 1415

Tenochtitlan of the Aztecs is conquered by the Spanish, 1521

Tenbun Hokke Disturbance, in which Buddhist monks from Kyoto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto, 1536

John Smith submits the story of Jamestown's first days for publication, 1608

Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap, 1642

Founding of Litchfield, CT, 1651

Marie Antoinette and other French royals are imprisoned by Revolutionaries, 1792

Nat Turner sees the solar eclipse which he interprets as a sign from heaven to begin his ill-fated slave rebellion, 1831

Earthquake in Peru and Ecuador kills 25,000, 1868

Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon", 1889

First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, 1913

Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, 1918

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany, 1918

The first barbed wire fence that would become the Berlin Wall is erected, 1961

The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York, 1969

Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history, 2008

Footage of the previously unseen Kawahiva tribe is released; the Kawahiva is an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and is thought to have had very little contact with the outside world, 2013

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, 2014

Measles cases have tripled so far worldwide in 2019 according to the WHO, 2019 


  1. HOORAY for those updates. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. Blogger friends and their families become very dear to us.

  2. Yay for ggod news and a recalcitrant cat. I still like your list of events on this day and read it avidly. Today is wall day! I have somewhere small pieces of said wall, gotten there 29 years later. Time to find those bits.

  3. LOL Dansig preferred the wall heheh!

    Your update is good news my best wishes to them both

    I liked your fill-ins too

    Have a happytastic weekend 👍

  4. So difficult to get dogs and cats to look at the camera.

    God bless.

  5. Praise God for your good news.

    God bless you all.

  6. We are so happy to hear some good news about all your COVID patients. Hopefully they will all continue to recover and your life can get back to normal again. It is so very scary.

  7. Your good news is very welcome - may your family members continue to improve daily.

  8. Things are getting better, that's wonderful.

  9. Here is my answers Mimi.

    1. I used to love playing baseball as a child.

    2.When it storms,I sit there watching the rain, the lightning and listening to the thunder.

    3. That phone call was the moment I realized I got the teaching job.

    4. Sitting in my chair outside of my house is a simple pleasure that I really enjoy.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Dansig is camera shy. Praise God for positive updates. Thank God all are making good progress. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Cats do what they want and they don't care what we think about it.

    I love your fill-ins. I hope everyone gets well soon.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big healing hugs all around. ♥

  12. Nice photo of Dansig. Don't worry about that wall we cats know when they need intense watching. So glad the crew is doing better and moving forward. Great Fill-Ins. Purrs for a great weekend

  13. dansig we iz crackin UP !!!! ☺☺☺

    yea and hooray on the updates; may each update continue to get better be better and stay better ♥♥3

  14. I'm so happy to hear all of the medical good news. I know there are still long roads ahead, but every step forward is a good sign.

  15. Dansig, look at the camera and smile! Those were good fill-in answers. Thanks so much for the update, we're all thinking of you and your family.

  16. Dansig is funny. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.I've never played kick the can. I am happy to read that everyone is improving. Have a nice weekend. XO

  17. There's some real skill involved in getting a cat to look at a camera at the right moment. Very happy to hear of the continued progress of the men in your life.

  18. Dansig ~ sweet kitty and fun photo ~ wonderful fill-ins Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. Dansig is a wonderful and handsome wall inspector. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins. I hope everyone in your family is doing well!