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.
When i asked Little Girlie, the last of our cats here at home to pose, if she wanted a Toctober picture, this is what she did:
So i've included Abigail and Ms. PA's cat. Little Bit.
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, My main concern right now is ______________________.
2. I plan to _____________________for Halloween this year.
3. If I saw a ghost, I would _________.
4. This time of year, _________ is a personal tradition of mine.
1, My main concern right now is my friend DiDreaming (Di). She has been back in the hospital, i am concerned that the chemo is too hard on her.
2. I plan to give out pre-bagged candy for Halloween this year.
3. If I saw a ghost, I would start praying!!!
4. This time of year, pulling out all my heating pads is a personal tradition of mine.
This month, i am participating in a monthly poetry challenge held by Karen at Baking in a Tornado. This month's theme is Consequences.
Twas the second day of a brand new year,
First Officer Simons came on duty.
His first job was peep at the Captain's Log,
The prior day's entry was a beauty.
The Captain had written of New Year's Day,
"First Officer Simons arrived on the bridge drunk."
Simons turned pale upon reading this note,
And went about his duties in a bit of a funk.
When later Captain Laine arrived on the bridge,
Simons asked him aside for a talk.
"Sir, I read your entry for yesterday,
And really, at your note I must balk.
"The fact is I did see the New Year in
With a bit of an extra tot,
But nothing too much for the day of the year,
To call me drunk puts me in a spot!
"Of course I would like to someday soon
Receive a good promotion,
This could hurt my advancement plans
And add to my life much commotion!"
The Captain looked at his First and said,
"The log is correct factually.
If you do not like the consequences,
It's all on your head, actually."
Simons was silent and did his job,
He wouldn't be hangdog,
And as his shift was ending,
He made his note in the Captain's Log.
Captain Laine, coming in to relieve him,
Was surprised to see it say,
"January 2nd, Captain Laine
Came to the bridge sober today."
Links to the other participants:
Candies Day -- they have to be kidding -- this close to Halloween we need another candy day?!
Coronation Day -- Cambodia (anniversary of King Norodom Sihamony, in 2004)
Cumhuriyet Bayrami -- North Cyprus; Turkey (Republic Day)(1923)
Frankenstein Friday -- a day to celebrate the "mother" and "father" of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff
Hermit Day / Hide From Everyone Day -- internet generated, for those who would rather have a peaceful day today than celebrate the other holidays listed; look up how to be a hermit on wikihow
Internet Day -- it's predecessor went live today, see Today in History for detail
Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day (And end up either getting yourself and everyone around you in a good mood, or yourself being observed at the hospital in a padded room.)
Makoshe's Holiday/Mokosh Day -- an Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar holiday honoring the Mother Earth, and in Ukraine, celebrating the Slavic goddess of "women's work", a wanderer and spinner, still popular as a life giving force and protector of women)
Naming Day -- Tanzania
National Bandanna Day -- Australia (to raise funds for teens with cancer)
National Cat Day -- US (with the goal of getting 10,000 cats adopted from shelters today)
National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day
National Oatmeal Day
Second Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar (a very poorly attended event -- who wants to play second fiddle?)
St. Mary of Edessa's Day (Patron against sexual temptation)
Gabrielle Union, 1972
Winona Ryder, 1971
Joely Fisher, 1965
Randy Jackson, 1961
Finona Hughes, 1960
Kate Jackson, 1948
Richard Dreyfuss, 1947
Melba Moore, 1945
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 1938
Dominick Dunne, 1925
Bill Mauldin, 1921
Fanny Brice, 1891
Charles Hercules Ebbets, 1858
Daniel Decatur Emmet, 1815
James Boswell, 1740 (wrote the biography of Samuel Johnson)
Edmund Halley, 1656 (O.S. Date) (yes, that Halley, found the comet)
The Internet, 1969 (the first connection between computers that would become the Internet someday was made on this date when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute; this grew into ARPANET, and is now the Internet we know and yell at.)
"Let's Face It"(Musical), 1941
"Don Giovanni"(Mozart K. 527), 1787
Today in History:
Cyrus the Great entered the city of Babylon, BC539
First trial for witchcraft in Paris, 1390
Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer, writer, and courtier, is beheaded, 1618
A severe earthquake shakes New England, 1727
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague, 1787
The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans, 1811
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia, 1889
The first intercity trucking service, from Colorado City to Snyder, Texas, begins running, 1904
Turkey declares its independence as the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, 1923
Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal, 1956
Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight, 1960
Syria exits from the United Arab Republic, 1961
Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors, 1967
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid, 1991
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities, 1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space, 1998
In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution, 2004
The 3G wireless transmitters at Mt. Everest make coverage available to the summit, 2010
Random House and Penguin merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, 2012
Turkey opens the first underwater rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia, 2013
China ends its one child policy after 35 years, 2015
New research is published indicating that the cacao tree was not first cultivated in central America, but in Ecuador by the Maya Chinchipe culture about 5,000 years ago, 2019