Friday, September 24, 2021

Not So Little (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.

Some of the not so tiny denizens of the shelter wanted a picture made, although few know how to pose well.



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. Every fall I ____________________.

2. It is never too early to ___________________.

3. I would describe my lifestyle as _________.

4. _________ requires a lot of patience.

1. Every fall I   start buying Halloween candy in September, the small bags one bag at a time with every trip to the store.

2. It is never too early to   start saving for later, and it’s never too late, either.

3. I would describe my lifestyle as  Keep Paddling!

4. Listening to people, and i mean really listening not just hearing while thinking up what you want to say when that person is done  requires a lot of patience.


Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/Independence Day/National Day -- Guinea Bissau(1973)

Armed Forces Day -- Peru

Constitution Day/Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk -- Cambodia

Do Impressions of Famous People Around the Office Day -- again, i wonder about the intentions of those who start these things

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy -- Catholic Christian

     Lady of Mercedes Day -- Dominican Republic

     La Merce -- Barcelona, Spain

Festival of the Latest Novelties -- an internet generated holiday to celebrate everything from traditional whoopie cushions to some of the more modern and weird novelty gifts out there; a great day for practical jokers

Gallbladder Good Health Day -- seems unsponsored, but there's information about keeping your gallbladder healthy here 

Going Forth of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Grand Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (commemoration of the departure into exile of Ahmadou Bamba to Gabon, a Sufi religious festival, begins at sunset)

Heritage Day -- South Africa

Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open!  please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA

Love Note Day -- some good ideas on keeping romance alive   

Mahidol Day -- Thailand (commemorates the passing of Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej, the "Father of Thai Modern Medicine")

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Moose Day -- the day Bullwinkle J. Moose, from Frostbite Falls, MN, US, and his pal Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Rocket J. Squirrel) debuted in 1959

National Bluebird of Happiness Day -- US (and no one knows why, but it's supposed to be a day to go spread some happiness)

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day® -- US, but good punctuation matters everywhere!  make sure you are using those punctuation marks correctly, Jeff Rubin can help

National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Native American Day 2021 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)

New Caledonia Day -- New Caledonia

Republic Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

Santa Cruz Day -- Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving -- Pennsylvania Dutch followers of Silesian Reformation theology

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association   

St. Gerard's Day (Patron of Hungary)

St. Rupert's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria, where it is an official school and government holiday)

Transatlantic Telephone Day -- the first cable across the Atlantic was completed on this day in 1956

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)

World School Milk Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Morgan Hamm, 1982

Paul Hamm, 1982

Nia Vardalos, 1962

Kevin Sorbo, 1958

Alan Colmes, 1950

Gordon Clapp, 1948

Phil Hartman, 1948

Linda McCartney, 1941

Jim Henson, 1936

Anthony Newley, 1931

Sheila MacRae, 1924

Jim McKay, 1921

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896

John Marshall, 1755

Horace Walpole, 1717

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nevermind"(Album release), 1991

"No More Lonely Nights"(McCartney single release), 1984

"The Love Boat"(TV), 1977

"60 Minutes"(TV), 1968

"Daniel Boone"(TV), 1964

"The Munsters"(TV), 1964

"Love of Life"(TV), 1951

"Once in a Lifetime"(Play), 1930

Today in History:

Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina, 622

The last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Komnenos, dies; the empire slips into terminal decline, 1180

The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England, 1664

The first autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in the state of Maryland, 1657

John Jay is appointed by George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the then six-person Supreme Court, which was instituted by the Federal Judiciary Act passed that same day, 1789

US Attorney General Office is created, 1789

The Northern Daily Times becomes the first provincial daily newspaper in London, 1853

Alexander Dey patents a dial time recorder, 1889

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy, 1890

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument, 1906

Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong, 1946

The Honda Motor Company is founded, 1948

Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England, and a Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe, 1950

Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona, 1957

President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation, 1957

The United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, 1962

Swaziland joins the United Nations, 1968

Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service, 1979

Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn, 1990

Hurricane Rita devastates Beaumont, Texas, southwest Louisiana, and finishing off some of the parts of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana that Katrina missed, 2005

The G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, US, marks the first use of LRAD for crowd control in the US, 2009

Nigeria's government opens two swollen dams and displaces about two million people, 2010

Plastic polystyrene rubbish is discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by an international team of scientists, 2017


  1. That last cat photo has a very happy smile :)

  2. Your friendly fill-ins are always so optimistic. I like your style - and send you a hug for the Hug a vegetarian day.

  3. All the kitties are lovely, but the last one has the smile of the week!

  4. Love the cats.
    I agree with you about listening - and done properly it is very tiring too. And worth it.

  5. You gotta give them their due they did try to pose heheh!

    Have a poselesstastic weekend 👍

  6. Beautiful kittens. Great post today.

    God bless.

  7. Cute kittens. I agree with #4. Listening is not easy. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Cute kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. #3 is quite accurate for you with all that rain you have had lately. And #4 is very true. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  9. Aw on the kittens. So adorable. I love kittens.

    Love your fill-ins and especially the last one. You're so right.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. They gave selfies a good try. That first is a good one and so is the meowing "I WANT" kitten

  11. I shop for Halloween candy the same way, starting early and buying one bag every time I'm in the store. This year, though, I think I'm not going to be giving it out, too many people here not masked and not vaccinated. Makes me really sad.

  12. Great fill ins and sweet kitty photos ~ hope they get a forever home soon ~ Xo

    Yes, do hope they get good money for woodworking tools ~ Fun Cajun joke and Grandma is quite the artiste ~ and wonderful sunset photos ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. I have missed so much lately. I love my blog friends and blogging too. Grandma is quite a wonderful artist. I would love to have such talent. Fun fotos from the feline fur babies too.


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