Friday, May 13, 2022

Buddy (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.

This is Buddy.  He belongs to Ms. G, my Wednesday lady, and he's 15+ years old.  He has a bad heart, so he's spoiled rotten with baby food and treats just to keep a little weight on him.

When i started working there, he wouldn't come out from under the bed while i was around, and now he will sometimes accept a bit of petting from me, if i'm careful.  He always lets me give him treats, though!


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. If you see me _________ it means _________.

2. I am feeling _________ about _________.

3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _________.

4. I would like to swap lives with _________ for a day.

1. If you see me   at home  it means   i'm done with work for the day.

2. I am feeling   very sad  about   Ukraine.

3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when   each of my children was born.

4. I would like to swap lives with   anyone who is on vacation  for a day.


Today is:

Arlington National Cemetery Day -- US (the first serviceman to be interred here was Private William Henry Christman, on this date in 1964

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the 13th of the year is a day you get a free pass to blame someone else; begun in 1982 by Anne Moeller, of Clio, Michigan, on the Friday the 13th on which her alarm clock failed to go off leading to a cascade of increasingly bad luck events throughout the day

Bun Bung Fai (Rocket Festival) -- Yasothon, Thailand (through the 14th, teams compete to build the highest flier, with no regard for safety!)

Celtic Tree Month Huath (hawthorn) commences

Fairy King and Queen Jumping Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice -- Whale Times or Shark Research Institute (to raise awareness and encourage advocacy to protect elasmobranchs)    

Frog Jumping Day -- original date for celebrating Twain's short story

Garland Day -- Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday -- Cambodia

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Empire (third day)

Leprechaun Day -- spread around the internet, presumably by the little people themselves, as since St. Patrick gets a day, so should they!

National Apple Pie Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day

Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)

Store Bededag -- Denmark; Faroe Islands; Greenland (Great Prayer Day)

St Julian of Norwich's Day (Author of what is believed to be the first book written by a woman in the English language, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, around 1393)

St. Servatus' Day (3rd Ice Saint, Patron for success; against foot problems, lameness, leg problems, mice, rats, rheumatism, vermin)

Birthday Today:

Debby Ryan, 1993

Robert Pattinson, 1986

Samantha Morton, 1977

Darius Rucker, 1968

Darius Rucker, 1966

Stephen Colbert, 1964

Julianne Phillips, 1962

Dennis Rodman, 1961

Frances Barber, 1957

Stevie Wonder, 1950

Bobby Valentine, 1950

Franklyn Ajaye, 1949

Tim Pigott-Smith, 1946

Mary Wells, 1943

Ritchie Valens, 1941

Harvey Keitel, 1939

Beatrice Arthur, 1923

Joe Louis, 1914

Arthur Sullivan, 1842

Maria Theresa, 1717

Debuting/Premiering Today;

Let It Be(Film), 1970

"Paint It Black"(Single release), 1966

"The Pajama Game"(Musical), 1954

Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra (Bloch concerto), 1917

"Apollo et Hyacinthus"(opera, Mozart K 38), 1767

Today in History:

The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother, 1568

A major earthquake in Santiago, Chile, kills 1/3 of the population, 1643

Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England  with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia, 1787

Ecuador  gains its independence from Gran Colombia, 1830

The first performance of Finland's national anthem, 1848

Queen Victoria declares Britain neutral in the US Civil War, 1861

The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, 1861

Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway, 1880

The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom, 1912

Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft, 1913

The first commercial FM radio station in the United States (WDRC-FM) is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1939

Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons, 1940

The trade mark Velcro is registered, 1958

The Free Speech Movement is born at UC Berkeley, 1960

Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President  of India and the first Muslim President of Indian Union, 1967

Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike, 1989

Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, 1994

A 33 years old British mother Alison Hargreaves, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas, 1995

Star Trek: Enterprise broadcasts its final show in the U.S., 2005

Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins, 2007

In Belize, a construction company requiring road fill gravel destroys a 2,300 year-old Mayan pyramid, 2013

A 22 year old UK blogger halts the spread of a global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying its "kill switch", 2017

Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), and finds plastic waste, 2019

The journal Nature Geoscience publishes a study showing the moon is shrinking because of moonquakes as it cools, 2019


  1. Buddy sounds like he leads a good life. Which is wonderful.
    I think we are all very, very sad about Ukraine. And horrified.

  2. Buddy's living the good life, with treats every day.

  3. Buddy looks just like my carzy cat!
    I filled in the fill-ins today.

    1. If you see me _in my garden_ it means _I'm happy_.
    2. I am feeling _angry_ about _how we treat refugees not from Ukraine_.
    3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _we married, and when my children were born_.
    4. I would like to swap lives with _my younger self (18 years ago if given a date)_ for a day.

  4. That cat sure is relaxed and contented.

    God bless, Mimi.

  5. That cat is very intelligent petting with treats lol
    I liked your fill-ins
    Have a resttastic weekend 👍

  6. Buddy is most handsome. I'm glad he lets you give him a pet now and then and a treat too.

    Love your fill-ins. I hope you get to do your weeks vacation this year. I always enjoy that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. I like your fill-ins. Yes, we are all sad about the war. So many are suffering because of the war.

  8. Buddy definitely rules ~ sweet photos though ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Buddy is adorable. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #3. Hope you have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Buddy looks like such a sweet guy. Those were good answers too!

  11. Buddy is awdorable! Great fill-ins too!

  12. ewe iz one handsum tuxie buddy !!!!! heerz two treetz a plentee and a grate week end :) ☺☺♥♥

  13. I'd like to swap places with someone on vacation EVERY day.
    And I think I'd rather go back to the day I brought my boys home from the hospital, then go back and relive giving birth.


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