Friday, February 11, 2022

Tamer and Tamer (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.

Ms. G was adopted by a semi-feral stray a while back, CatCat.  When i last featured him, i noted that someday he'd be a housecat whether he knew it or not.  The cold has convinced him to come in at least part time, and not to run away when i come around (although he still won't let me pet him).

He loves playing with his catnip fish.

He is still cautious indoors.

Angel watches with caution as he eats under the chair.

Buddy is always on the watch for the interloper.

He still loves to be outdoors.


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. A week without _________ would be nice.

2. A week without _________ would be impossible.

3. I didn't plan to _________, but I'm glad I did.

4. I once _________ and lived to regret it.

1. A week without   bad news, awful traffic, and a packed schedule  would be nice.

2. A week without   bad news, awful traffic, and a packed schedule  would be impossible.  (Sorry, i couldn't help myself!)

3. I didn't plan to   have five children,   but I'm glad I did.   

4. I once   tried to snow ski  and lived to regret it.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Liberia

Be Electrific Day -- Edison's birth anniversary

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day -- no history on the origin, but remember we all mess up once in a while, don't take small mess ups too seriously

Evelio Javier Memorial Day -- Panay Island, Philippines

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick -- Roman Catholic Church (anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette)

Grandmother Achievement Day -- internet generated; call your grandmother, or someone's grandmother you admire, and tell her what she is doing right

Independence Day -- Vatican City (Holy See) (a/k/a Lateranensi Pact Day, for the pact that established it as an independent state)

Kenkoku Kenen-no-hi -- Japan (also called National Foundation Day or Empire Day)

Meringue Memorial Day -- don't know who came up with it, but it's the day to see if you remember how to make meringue

National Inventors' Day -- US (Edison's birth anniversary)

National Peppermint Patty Day

National Shut-In Visitation Day -- some sites have it here, some in October; either way, go visit someone who can't get out of the house today, or make plans to see them this weekend

Nelson Mandela Day -- South Africa (celebrates his release from prison)

Pro Sports Wives Day -- the annual recognition of those who truly are sports widows, wives of professional athletes, coaches, and support personnel   

Satisfied Staying Single Day -- for those who aren't desperate to have someone by the 14th; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Scout Sabbath -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to synagogue tonight or tomorrow morning and represent scouting to their congregations)

St. Caedmon's Day (Oldest English poet known by name.)

White Shirt Day -- a recognition of the dignity of the working class

Youth Day -- Cameroon

Anniversaries Today:

Napoleon weds Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810

The founding of London University, 1826

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Lautner, 1992

Natalie Dormer, 1982

Kelly Rowland, 1981

Matt Lawrence, 1980

Brandy, 1979

Mike Shinoda, 1977

Jennifer Aniston, 1969

Sarah Palin, 1964

Sheryl Crow, 1963

Carey Lowell, 1961

Sergio Mendes, 1941

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, 1938

Burt Reynolds, 1936

Tina Louise, 1934

Leslie Nielsen, 1926

Paul Bocuse, 1926

Eva Gabor, 1921

Sidney Sheldon, 1917

Max Baer, 1909

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1909

Philip Dunne, 1908

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847

Lydia Marie Child, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The French Chef"(TV, with Julia Child), 1963

"Dynamo"(O'Neill play), 1929

"Salome"(Wilde Play), 1896

"La Fille du Regiment"(Donizetti Opera Comique), 1840

Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of the Japanese empire under Emperor Jimmu, BC660

Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome, which clears the way for Nero to become Emperor, 55

Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England, 1531

The Pennsylvania Hospital opens, the first in the US, 1752

Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery, 1790

Anthracite coal is burned experimentally as fuel for heating a home for the first time, by Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1808

Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation, 1809

Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill that leads to the first use of the term "gerrymander," 1812

The first public toilet facilities for women opens in London, on Bedford Street, 1852

The Meiji constitution of Japan is adopted, 1889

Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control, 1916

BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot", 1938

Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever gold disc for selling one million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," 1941

Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters, 1971

The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens, 1978

Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa, 1990

The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415, 2013

Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail, 2015

The discovery of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) is announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo), 2016

The journal Nature Medicine publishes the results of an artificial intelligence system created to help doctors diagnose patients when it was tested against actual physician diagnoses; the AI system barely won, 2019

Brazilian Maya Ganeira, riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal, sets the record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman, 2020

The world's second oldest person, French nun Sister André' celebrates her 117th birthday after surviving COVID-19, 2021


  1. CatCat will be a housecat before he knows it.
    I once tried snowskiing - and discovered I travelled much faster on my face than on the skis.

  2. I agree CatCat will be a house cat by the end of the year. In the meantime, he is looking well and well fed.

  3. Aww! he definitely has his own mind most of the time I liked the pics :-)

    I liked the fill ins I agree with the first two it's so much these days

    Have a happytastic wekend 👍

  4. Your cats always seem so happy.

    God bless.

  5. CatCat is very handsome. It is good he is spending some time indoors. Hopefully he will decide indoor life is for him.

  6. An outdoor cat will always love to be outdoor. Hope he will get comfortable with you soon and allows you to pet him.

  7. I liked your fill-ins. But I think that a week of no pain wpould be just fabulous!

  8. CatCat is a good looking cat. He'll be a house cat for sure. It takes time and patience.

    Love your fill-ins. You and I had the same approach to 1 and 2. I couldn't help myself either.

    I tried to ice skate once and that turned out badly. I never tried skiing after that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Cat Cat is a sweetie ~ I like the outdoors too but some glad to have a house ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. He is a cutie. I wish he would stay indoors all the time though. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am lucky to not have to deal with traffic, sorry you have to. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. CatCat is a good looking dude! Those were good fill in answers. I agree about the ski thing, my first time out I hit a tree and lived to tell about it.

  12. dood....livin large & in charge inn side izza a grate thing.....we hope ewe can get uzed two it :) ♥♥

    and with manee thanx two ewe mizter Edison :) ♥♥☺☺ happee day dood !!

  13. awww Catcat is a lovely kitty! I know he is happier inside! Appreciated all your photos of him! And the suspicious cats are very handsome also!

  14. You fooled me. I read your #1 and #2 fill ins twice, wondering if you'd made a mistake (until I got to the end).
    And I have to mention that I"m from New England and I LOVE skiing.

  15. Love the kitty cat photos. I love their names too. Great fill in's and always great posts you share. Have a terrific weekend. Take care


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