Friday, November 26, 2021

Mr. Jimmy (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins, Monthly Poetry Post, and Birthday Wishes


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.

Mr. Jimmy was sitting in the middle of the driveway when i arrived last Tuesday, and he posed for a photo, then moved out of the way when i asked him to so i could pull in.


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 find it easy to choose a gift for _________.

2. I find it difficult to choose a gift for _________.

3. Now that I've _________, I can _________.

4. I'm especially looking forward to _________ this holiday season.

1. I find it easy to choose a gift for   Grandpa, just make him more hojaldras.  

2. I find it difficult to choose a gift for   Grandma, because mostly what she wants is art supplies and only she knows exactly what she wants and where to find it.

3. Now that I've   gotten the big Thanksgiving meal cooked,   I can   start concentrating on what i need to do for Christmas.

4. I'm especially looking forward to   seeing all the lights and decorations  this holiday season.


Today is the Monthly Poetry Post, hosted by Karen at Baking in a Tornado.  The theme is Animals.

Each day i spend with animals

At the places where i work.

It's not a bit of trouble,

In fact it's a bit of a perk.

Each Sunday i get to take

Mr. Cal for a very nice walk,

He shakes with the excitement,

Becca and i get a chance to talk.

On Monday Ms. PA's cat Li'l Bit

Comes out to say hello.

She used to hide all day

But has now grown more mellow.

Mr. Jake the dog at Ms. RW's house

Has started a new trick,

He steals any food he can,

His waist is getting thick!

She also has Mr. Jimmy,

Her very sweet older cat.

Jake also steals Mr. Jimmy's food,

Another reason he's getting fat.

Ms. G my Wednesday lady was down

From five cats to just Angel and Buddy,

But an outdoor stray adopted her,

Making the waters more muddy.

Cookie is at Ms. SE's house,

She rips and runs like a pup,

As soon as we get the house together,

Crazy dog is tearing it up.

Ms. GA does cat rescue,

As cats seem to wander up there,

Right now there's 5 indoor and four out,

Or maybe the other way, i couldn't swear.

When i go to Grandma's,

Dog Lulu makes my day,

It's especially fun when i can take

Coda over there to play.

Then of course the shelter cats,

Of all sizes and shapes, feisty or meek,

The come, then get adopted,

There's new ones every week.

Even if i had none,

And i've five cats of my own,

I've plenty of animal entertainment,

And fond of them all i've grown!

Don't forget to go read poems by the other participants:

Karen at Baking in a Tornado 

Diane at On the Border   


Wishing many happy returns of the day to Uncle J (my brother, my children's uncle).


Today is:

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day -- US, and i will observe the latter

Buy Nothing Day -- UK (Shop Less, Live More)   

ClauWau: Santa Claus World Championship -- Samnaun, Switzerland (Santa Claus aspirants compete in in such things as the chimney climb with toys, a geography bee, and the sledge race with timed gift giving to be crowned the world champion Santa; through tomorrow)

Constitution Day of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia

Day of the Covenant -- Baha'i

Day of the Tan-Wallopers -- Fairy Calendar

Family Day -- Nevada, US; Palau

Fur-Free Friday -- originally sponsored by The National Humane Education Society, trying to make it a world-wide movement     

Good Grief Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Schultz

Independence Day -- Mongolia(1924)

National Cake Day

National Day of Listening -- US (sponsored by StoryCorps, encouraging sharing family stories during the holidays; learn how to interview and record those special stories here) 

National Day of Thanksgiving -- Turks and Caicos Islands

National Flossing Day -- US, but a great idea everywhere; help spread peace of mouth!   

Native American Heritage Day -- US; related observance

     Maize Day -- US; celebrating the First Nations of the Americas and the role maize/corn played in their cultures

Plan Your Dagwood Sandwich Day -- admit you've always wanted to, so build one with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Sinkie Day -- sponsored by SINKIE, The International Association Of People Who Dine Over The Kitchen Sink, which urges you to combine your Christmas shopping with enjoying a quick meal of Thanksgiving leftovers and become a SINKIE convert!

Sojourner Truth Day -- died this day in 1883

St. John Berchmans' Day (Patron of alter servers, Oblate novices, young people)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909

The first official Thanksgiving in the US, by presidential proclamation, 1789

Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842

Founding of Kappa Alpha Society, the oldest surviving US college fraternity, 1825

Birthdays Today:

Natasha Bedingfield, 1981

Shannon Dunn, 1972

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 1966

Dale Jarrett, 1956

Tina Turner, 1939

Rich Little, 1938

Robert Goulet, 1933

Charles Schultz, 1922

Eugene Ionesco, 1912

Eric Sevareid, 1912

Lefty Gomez, 1908

Mary Edwards Walker, 1832

Sarah Moore Grimke, 1792

John Harvard, 1607

Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Anarchy in the UK"(Sex Pistols single release), 1977

"The Price is Right"(TV), 1956

"Twenty Questions"(TV), 1949

Casablanca(Film), 1942

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(Publication date), 1865

Today in History:

The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43

Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476

The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716

Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, 1778

The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established, 1784

The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789

The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832

The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867

The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885

The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams, 1917

King Tut's tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922

Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name "The Beatles", 1962

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament, 1998

Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England, 2003

A male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct, 2004

NASA launches the Mars Science Laboratory, its largest rover ever, 2011

UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer and sells out in a day, 2015

The WHO announces the first multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018


  1. Mr Jimmy is a very considerate cat - and a beauty.
    I really like your poem too.

  2. I like your fill-ins and your poem. Jimmy is a beautiful cat. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Mr Jimmy is well behaved and a bit of a poser heheh!

    Nice replies it can be difficult buying presents for others :-)

    Have a seasonaltastic weekend 👍

  4. Love your poem, animals fill your day. Now I'm wondering if you know more animals than people, and I don't see anything wrong with that.

  5. Mr. Jimmy is handsome.

    I forgot the fill-ins this week. I was so busy yesterday it just escaped me.

    Love your poem. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Love and hugs, my friend. ♥

  6. What a pretty kitty, and so polite to move out of the way when asked. Now that our turkey duties are done, we too are focusing on Christmas.

  7. Mr Jimmy is a beautiful kitty ~ great fill ins and creative poetry ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That was very kind of Mr.Jimmy to move out of the way for you when he was enjoying the sun.

  9. What a long, beautiful poem of all the animals in your life. I liked it very much and am impressed that you cam write so much while still working hard, and cooking, and shopping ..

  10. Mr Jimmy is quite the cat and your poem is purrfect for all your followers!
    Great fill-ins-too!

  11. Such a cute kitty. Nice poem too. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. great answers.
    Something you make is the best gift so Granpa will be happy. I am looking forward to seeing all the decorations too. XO

  12. Mr. Jimmy looks like a very handsome guy! Those were good answers and a really nice poem too.

  13. Love your poem! You have such a full, satisfying life!
    Gotta love those fur babies!


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