Friday, June 17, 2022

Feline Friday, Friendly Fill-Ins and an Update


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.

On vacation, i haven't seen any cats, so here's a kitty from back home.


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 product I would endorse is _________.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it _________.

3. _________ was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult.

4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to _________.

1. A product I would endorse is   Ellura.  It's like Cranactin to help prevent bladder infections, only on steroids.  It's so effective the regional urologic specialist doctor recommends it.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it   The Meanderer.

3. Stepping into the voting booth  was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult.

4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to   having to readjust my schedule when changing clients -- i have to remember which place to drive to.


Much thanks to all who have offered prayers and good thoughts for DiDreaming.  They did admit her to the hospital with a raging bladder infection (if her doc approves, i'm going to get her some Ellura, it's that good) and allergy to the antibiotic she was on that made her swell and get dizzy.  They have to treat the infection in the hospital and keep an eye on her for a couple of days.


Today is:

Bake Your Own Bread Day -- it's really not that hard

Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (actual date)

Dia del Padre -- El Salvador; Guatemala (Father's Day)

Eat All of Your Vegetables Day / Fresh Veggies Day -- yes, i have this listed yesterday, too; internet sites disagree about the actual date, and you need your veggies today, too!

Independence Day/National Day -- Iceland

International Violin Day -- Stravinsky's birth anniversary

National Apple Strudel Day

National Flip Flop Day -- sponsored by Tropical Cafe Smoothie to raise funds for its national charity partner, Camp Sunshine     

Okinawa Day -- Japan/US (remembrance of signing the treaty, in 1971, to return Okinawa to Japan)

Pirate Radio Day -- no actual pirate (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations will admit to declaring this a holiday, but what do you expect?

Soviet Occupation Day -- Latvia

St. Botulph of Ikanhoe's Day (Patron of agricultural and farm workers, sailors, travellers; Bossal, England; Boston, England; Boston, MA, US; Botesdale, England; Botolph Bridge, Huntingdonshire, Englad; Botolph's Bridge, Kent, Englad; Botolph, Sussex, England)

St. Herve's Day (Patron of the blind; against eye diseases and problems)

Toadstool-Squatting begins -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Vice President's Remembrance Day -- not officially, just a day to see how many vice presidents you remember

Work @ Home Fathers' Day -- special kudos to the dads who work from home by telecommuting, or care for house and kids while the wife works outside the home      

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought -- UN

Anniversaries Today

Orpheus marries the nymph Eurydice, Ancient Greek traditional date

Birthdays Today:

Mark Walker, 1999

Lee Ryan, 1983

Venus Williams, 1980

Will Forte, 1970

Dan Jansen, 1965

Greg Kinnear, 1963

Thomas Haden Church, 1960

Mark Linn-Baker, 1953

Joe Piscopo, 1951

Barry Manilow, 1946

Art Bell, 1945

Newt Gingrich, 1943

Gene De Paul, 1919

John Richard Hersey, 1914

Ralph Bellamy, 1904

Sammy Fain, 1902

M.C. Escher, 1898

Igor Stravinsky, 1882

William Hooper, 1742

John Wesley, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Oh! Calcutta!"(Revue), 1969

"Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"(Comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

Vlad III the Impaler (a/k/a Vlad Dracul or Count Dracula) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, 1462

Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 1565

Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England, 1579

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth; her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, 1631

The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775

In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands, 1839

1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory, 1876

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor, 1885

The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT, 1901

 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres, 1919

Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic, 1944

The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opens; it is still open today, 1958

The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress, 1961

Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel, 1972

With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct, 1987

The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth, 1991

Australian scientists report that they have "teleported" a laser beam, breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location, 2002

The first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2011

The Incredibles 2 sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend, 2018

Greece signs a historic deal with Macedonia ending years of dispute over its name; after this, it will be called North Macedonia, 2018

China launches its Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with three astronauts arriving at its new space station Tiangong six and a half hours later, 2021


  1. I hope you are enjoying your vacation. You are right. Casting my first federal vote DID make me feel like an adult.

  2. What gorgeous blue eyes!
    I've often thought that I ever owned a boat again I'd simply name it My Boat.

  3. Wonderful photos of the adorable kitty ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Adorable kitties. I am sorry your friend ended up in the hospital, but glad she is being helped. I will have to remember that med in case I ever get one. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. XO

  5. Aw, on the kitties. This week has sped by. I know you feel the same. Almost time to head home. I know you've had a great vacation though.

    Love all your fill-ins. I'll check out your recommendation.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. happy weekend to you mimi and prayers for your friend❤️

  7. Aww! what a cutie love the ears heheh!

    I liked your fill ins too

    Have a fill-intastic weekend 👍

  8. Lovely kitties. I didn't see any either while we were in Norway. Thinking about it, I didn't see any dogs running around either.

  9. What a sweetheart of a kitty! I hope DiDreaming is better soon and your fill-ins are great especially ##- I felt the same way!

  10. If you ever do get that boat, put me on the visitors list!

  11. Those are such cute kitties and those were good answers too. I'm glad DiDreamin is getting some help and we pray all will be okay.

  12. Sweet and adorable kitty with blue eyes. This morning on my walk, I saw a cute kitty but it ran off before I take a snapshot.


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