Friday, December 3, 2021

Cat-sitting (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.

The pictures aren’t great, it was getting dark outside, but here are two of Ms. GA’s cats, Summer and Oliver.


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 favorite holiday film is ______________________________________.

2. My favorite Christmas song is  ____________________.

3. If you ask me, ’tis the season for _________.

4. _________ is a holiday memory I’ll never forget.

1. My favorite holiday film is   It's a Wonderful Life.

2. My favorite Christmas song is   O Holy Night for serious songs and O Little Town of Destrehan for silly songs.

3. If you ask me, ’tis the season for   wondering which way is up, there's so much going on.

4. The way my kids used to decorate the tree, with all the ornaments on one side and on the bottom half of the tree  is a holiday memory I’ll never forget.


Today is:

Advocate's Day -- India

Day of Remembrance for Bogatir (Great hero) Svatogor -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Fairy and Goblin Taunt-and-Tease Saturnalia -- Fairy Calendar

Farmers' Day -- Ghana

Faux Fur Friday

Festival for Bona Dea -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of chastity, fecundity, the earth, and fertility; a women's festival)

Festival for Serket/Selket -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (scorpion goddess, who healed from their sting; date approximate)

Flag Day -- Saba Island, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

Gospel Day -- Marshall Islands (Kamolol, a day of Thanksgiving)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities -- UN

International Day of the Basque Language

Make a Gift Day -- internet generated, and go ahead, 'tis the season

National Apple Pie Day

National Ice Cream Box Day -- internet generated, for those who love ice cream that comes in the rectangular box, and being the first to dig in

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day -- be grateful you have one

Pompaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (procession dedicated to Zeus; date approximate)

Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day -- internet generated, and good to do every day, don't you think?

St. Francis Xavier's Day (Patron of African missions, foreign missions, missionaries, navigators, parish missions, Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, LA; ) related observance

     San Francisco Javier -- Navarre, Spain (special observances)

Takata no Inoko -- Sakurai, Japan (offerings for peace and good harvests)

Telescope Day -- marking its invention by Galileo in 1621

Tinsel Day -- remember when this stuff used to contain lead?

Anniversaries Today:

Illinois becomes the 21st US State, 1818

Birthdays Today:

Alicia Sacramone, 1987

Amanda Seyfried, 1985

Bruno Campos, 1974

Holly Marie Combs, 1973

Bucky Lasek, 1972

Brendan Fraser, 1968

Katarina Witt, 1965

Daryl Hannah, 1961

Julianne Moore, 1961

Julianne Moore, 1960

Rick Ravon Mears, 1951

Ozzy Osbourne, 1948

Jaye P. Morgan, 1932

Jean-Luc Godard, 1930

Andy Williams, 1927

Ferlin Husky, 1927

John Backus, 1924

Nino Rota, 1911

Carlos Montoya, 1903

Joseph Conrad, 1857

Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842

Gilbert Charles Stuart, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camelot"(Musical), 1960

"Troilus and Cressida"(Opera), 1954

"A Streetcar Names Desire"(Play), 1947

Alka-Seltzer, 1931

Today in History:

Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586

In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854

The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868

Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878

The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine, 1904

Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910

The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917

The first successful Technicolor movie, "Tall of the Sea," premiers in NYC, 1922

Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948

Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950

At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human, 1967

Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter, 1973

In one of the worst industrial disasters ever, a methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands, 1984

In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries, not including the US, Russia, or China, sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, 1997

XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California, 2005

The Nissan Leaf, one of the first mass marketed electric cars, is launched, 2010

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women, 2015

The first pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station, 2017

The 70th anniversary of NATO is marked by a gathering of world leaders in London at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, 2019

AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros. Studios announces all its 2021 movies will stream online the same day they appear in theatres because of the pandemic, 2020


  1. Love your children's decorating style - I do hope you have photos of it.

  2. This year we won't have Christmas tree decoration because it will be a simple and quiet Christmas. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. The cats look lovely. I love "It's a Wonderful Life" too.

  4. Summer and Oliver look like they were up to something heheh!

    Nice fill-ins I always like the old Christmas films my favourite newer one is The Christmas Card :-)

    Have a seasonaltastic weekend 👍

  5. I can just imagine the kid's tree! That's so sweet. I'm off to listen to Celine Dion singing Oh Holy Night now, I love it.

  6. I always try to answer the friendly fill-ins before reading your answers. I also put in "It's a Wonderful life". I tried listening to "Destrehan" ... is it a nonsense text? It sounds like a load of made-up words to me ;) It might be only my ears and my English not co-operating.

    In your lists you have Julianne Moore born twice in two consecutive years. 1960 is the right one.

  7. 'Tis definitely the season for wondering which way is up. I'm just coming out of a state of feeling overwhelmed with my son's birthday, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah all in one week's time.

  8. Aw on the kitties.

    Love your fill-ins. We did #1 the same.

    Love #4. I remember that too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. wavez two ewe summer N oliver and oz.....dood.....a most happee birthday two ewe ♫♫♪♪♫♫♪ manee thanx for all de awesum toonz ♥♥☺☺

  10. Beautiful ginger cats. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Thank you for putting the video up for the song- that is one I was not familiar with. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. Great Post! BTW, 2 of our fill-ins were the same! O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song and I too have very fond Memories of the kids decorating the tree. all the decorations on the bottom front quarter of the tress! Have a marvellously Happy day!

  12. Sweet kitties! Those were good answers. Can you believe I've never seen It's a Wonderful Life?!?!

  13. The kitties look identical, how does she tell them apart?

  14. Sweet kitty photos ~ they look like twins ` Xo

    Happy Days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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