Friday, November 12, 2021

Catnip (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.

We had a catnip feast a few days ago, with the requisite "wrasslin' match."


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 have a __________ on my ___________________.

2. I wish I could speak fluent __________________.

3. I wonder what would happen if _________.

4. If I want _________, I’m going to have to _________.

1. I have a   scar  on my   left arm, just above the inside of the elbow.  It has faded now, but it used to be very prominent, a reminder of when i broke my arm as a child.

2. I wish I could speak fluent   anything!  It would be wonderful to speak a second language, which is why i haven't stopped taking Spanish.

3. I wonder what would happen if   all the people who claim to have faith truly lived out what they believed every single day.

4. If I want   a day off,   I’m going to have to   schedule it way, way in advance.


Today is:

A&W Rootbeer Mug Day -- see if you can frost your mug like they did

Birth of Baha'u'llah -- Baha'i

Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, Doctors Day, and Cultural Renaissance Day -- Taiwan

Canterbury Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury, New Zealand

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day -- "Changing the world, one story at a time."

Christchurch Show Day -- Canterbury, NZ

Constitution Day -- Azerbaijan

Dia del Cartero -- Mexico (Postman's Day; postal carriers are shown appreciation with small gifts left in mailboxes)

Fancy Rat and Mouse Day -- the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association wants you to know these little critters can give you a lot of love 

Journee Nationale Maore -- Comoros (Admission to the UN Day)

Khalkeia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of smiths, associated with Hephaists and Athena; date approximate)

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- US, through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation    

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Youth Day -- East Timor

St. Emillian's Day (Patron of Spain, finding lost objects)

St. Josaphat's Day (Patron of Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ukraine)

Tewa Buffalo Dance -- Native American Tewa of the Tesuque Pueblo rites on the feast day of their Patron, San Diego, to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four directions, and the elements; through the 15th

Triple Crown of Surfing -- Oahu, HI, US (3 separate events, through Dec. 20)

World Pneumonia Day -- because we lose a million children a year to this preventable illness 

Anniversaries Today:

The Arches National Park established, 1971

Ellis Island closes, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Anne Hathaway, 1982

Ryan Gosling, 1980

Sammy Sosa, 1968

Michael Moorer, 1967

David Schwimmer, 1966

Nadia Comaneci, 1961

Megan Mullally, 1958

Neil Young, 1945

Al Michaels, 1944

Wallace Shawn, 1943

Grace Kelly, 1929

Jo Stafford, 1918

Harry A. Blackmun, 1908

Sun Yat-sen, 1866

Auguste Rodin, 1840

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grand Hotel"(Musical), 1989

"Irma la Douce"(Musical), 1956

"Paint Your Wagon"(Musical), 1951

Song of the South(Disney film), 1946

The first Sunday American-style football game is held in Philadelphia, 1933

Today in History:

Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days starting today, 764

Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament, 1439

Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic, 1847

Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris); he also designed garment that bears his name, 1859

World's Fair in Paris opens, 1900

The first movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon, 1910

Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic, 1905

Robert Scott's diary & body are found in Antarctica, 1912

Austria becomes a republic, 1918

The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens, 1927

The first photo of whatever is in Loch Ness is taken, 1933

Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations, 1956

Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations, 1968

The Comoros joins the United Nations, 1975

The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings, 1980

The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first time a manned spacecraft launched into space twice, 1981

Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, 1990

Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web, 1990

Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, 2003

The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database is launched on the web and revolutionizes chemical-gene-disease information for research scientists, 2004

Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan erupts again, 2010

European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,2014

For the first time since his mother became Queen, Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, instead of Queen Elizabeth, 2017

Five hundredth anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion, 2019


  1. So wonderful how cats, (and often dogs), play with each other.

    God bless.

  2. It is fun and relaxing to watch these kitties at play.

  3. That was some match. Great actions shots.

    Love your fill-ins. I agree with the Sunday Christians. I've met many. Bless their hearts.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  4. Fun day for the sweet kitties and great fill ins ~ do hope you get a day off soon ~ be well ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Cats are hilarious when rolling in catnip! Great photos! All your fill-ins are spot on - especially #3! Cheers!

  6. Looks like your kitties had a fun nip party. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.
    # 3 would be very nice. Have a great weekend. XO

  7. LOL @ catnip fight aww!

    Nice replies like I said I am fluent in talking rubbish it's a skill I never thought I would achieve :-)

    Have a spanishtastic weekend ...Adiós 👍

  8. Hee! Hee!! It seems like Cat Ni Friday! We love that they wrestle afterwards. Love your fill-ins too! Wonderful as always. Now I'm off to see if I STILL have an A&W root beer mug on the high shelf downstairs!

  9. That was some fun NipFest and those were good answers too!

  10. #2- I wish I could speak fluent everything, but I just don't have the ability to learn. I did French in high school, but just couldn't learn it and tried German in later years, but couldn't "get" that either.

  11. I talk about this all the time, people who talk the talk when it comes to the true tenets of faith, but don't bother making the effort to walk the walk.

  12. Cute, cute pictures! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful, safe weekend! hugs


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