Friday, July 1, 2022

Close Enough (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


First, a blessed and beautiful Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!


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 as close as Dansig the Round will allow Jock to get.

If the dog stays on the ground while the cat is on the table, all is well.


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 fashion trend that I hope never returns is _________.

2. I fashion trend I wouldn't mind coming back in style is _________.

3. I think _________ is superior to _________.

4. When a new month rolls around, I _________.

1. A fashion trend that I hope never returns is   ridiculously huge bell bottom trousers.

2. I fashion trend I wouldn't mind coming back in style is   keeping your underwear under there!

3. I think   Just Mayo (vegan mayonnaise)  is superior to   the other vegan brands.

4. When a new month rolls around, I   get my calendar set up for the month ahead, and finish the books on the old.


Today is:

Action Mesothelioma Day -- UK (bringing "meso" cancer into the spotlight)

Canada Day -- Canada

Green Corn Ceremonies -- among various Native Americans, honoring maize goddess with thanksgiving for the maize harvest; each area that celebrates has its own date, any time from now until late August, depending on when the corn begins to ripen

Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day -- a great way to start off Ice Cream Month; try a new one and you just might find a new favorite.

Day to Celebrate All the World's Creatures -- commemorates the day in 1975 that endangered species became internationally protected.

Distressed Elves Day -- Fairy Calendar

Doctors' Day -- India

Emancipation Day -- Sint Maarten

Fishermen's Day -- Marshall Islands

Halfway Point of the Year Day -- related observance

     Half-Year Day -- China

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Hong Kong

Hug a Cowboy Day -- always on Canada Day

Independence Day -- Burundi(1962); Rwanda(1962)

Intact Day -- celebrating genital integrity, as far as possible from the Feast of the Circumcision on Jan. 1

International Chicken Wing Day -- some sites say the 2nd, celebrate today or tomorrow, your choice

International Joke Day -- as declared by many internet sites, but i can't find out why today; then again, why not?

International Reggae Day  

International Tartan Day -- anniversary of the repeal, in 1782, of the Act of Proscription which banned the wearing of Tartans; celebrated especially by Scottish diaspora in Australia; New Zealand

July Morning -- Bulgaria (dates back to the '70s, young and old people hitchhike to the Black Sea in late June to greet the dawn of July 1 with Uriah Heep's hit song July Morning; began as a subtle anti-communist protest, now in memory of the fall of communism and to celebrate the start of summer vacation)

Keti Koti -- Suriname (Emancipation Day)

Madeira Day -- Madeira

Memorial Day -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Mount Fuji Official Climbing Season begins -- Japan (through Aug. 31)

Moving Day -- Quebec, Canada

National Boating Day -- US

National Ducks and Wetlands Day -- US (presidential designation in 1990)

National Financial Freedom Day -- can't find how this one started, but it's as good a day as any to take a good look at your finances, and start learning how to better manage them.

National Gingersnap Day

Rath Yatra & Bahuda Jatra-- Puri, India (the first is the Chariot Festival, pilgrims pull huge chariots across the city, and the second is 8 days later, the Return Festival; one of the most awaited Hindu festivals in the state and country)

Republic Day -- Ghana; Somalia

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo -- Halifax, NS, Canada (through the 8th)

Second Half of the Year Day 

Sir Seretse Khama Day -- Botswana

Skiraphoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of cutting and threshing the grain)

St. Serf of Culross' Day (patron of the Orkney Islands)

Sts. Cosmas and Damian's Day -- Eastern Catholic Churches

     Holy Healers' Day -- Bulgaria (a special festival for the two saints/brothers who were healers; celebrated especially by all healers, fortune-tellers, witches, sorceresses and herbalists)

Territory Day -- British Virgin Islands

Tour de France -- through July 24

U.S. Postage Stamp Day -- first US postage stamp issued this day in 1847

Yukon Gold Panning Championships -- Dawson City, YT, Canada

Zip Code Day -- US (inaugural anniversary in 1963; when you mail that letter, zip it up! no zip, slow trip; wrong zip, long trip)

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Albert II of Monaco marries Charlene Whittstock, 2011

Haleakala National Park established, HI, US, 1961

Mammoth Cave National Park established, KY, US, 1941

Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Dowd, 1916

Birthdays Today:

Hilary Burton, 1982

Liv Tyler, 1977

Ruud Van Nistelrooy, 1976

Missy Elliott, 1971

Pamela Anderson, 1967

Andre Braugher, 1962

Princess Diana, 1961

Carl Lewis, 1961

Michelle Wright, 1961

Alan Ruck, 1956

Dan Aykroyd, 1952

Deborah Harry, 1945

Karen Black, 1942

Genevieve Bujold, 1942

Twyla Tharp, 1941

Jamie Farr, 1934

Jean Marsh, 1934

Leslie Caron, 1931

Farley Granger, 1925

Olivia DeHavilland, 1916

William James "Willie" Dixon, 1915

Estee Lauder, 1906

Charles Laughton, 1899

Thomas Andrew Dorsey, 1899

Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, 1872

Ignaz Semmelweis, 1818

George Sand, 1804

Debuting/Premiering Today:

CourtTV(Network, now TruTV), 1991

"Nick at Nite"(TV), 1985

"The Liberace Show"(TV), 1952

"Mama"(TV), 1949

NBC(Network, first scheduled TV broadcast ever), 1941

Today in History

Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor, 69

La Noche Triste: a joint Mexican Indian force led by the Aztec ruler Cuitláhuac defeat Spanish Conquistadores led by Hernán Cortés, 1520

Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u., 1770

American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 1782

A system of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales, 1837

U.S. Postage stamps went on sale for the first time, 1847

In the first instance of photojournalism, a French photographer's daguerrotypes of Paris riots were turned into woodcuts so as to be published in the weekly newspaper L'Illustration Journal Universel on this date in 1848

Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands, 1863

The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada, 1867

The Philadelphia Zoological Society, the first US zoo, opens; admission twenty-five cents for adults and ten cents for children, 1874

The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States, 1881

SOS is adopted as the international distress signal, 1908

Grant Park Music Festival begins its tradition of free summer symphonic music concert series in Chicago's Grant Park, which continues as the United States' only annual free outdoor classical music concert series, 1935

NBC makes the first scheduled television broadcast, 1941

Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved; since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city), 1943

The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family, 1949

Zip Codes are introduced for the U.S.mail, 1963

The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto, 1966

The European Community is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission, 1967

Sony introduces the Walkman, 1979

O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada, 1980

German re-unification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany, 1990

The People's Republic of China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule, 1997

Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC, 2004

Smoking is banned in all indoor public spaces in England, 2007

The oldest European remains of a white man are discovered in Australia; the Manning River Skull may belong to a man born in 1650, predating the country's history that Captain James Cook was the first to land on Australia's east coast in 1770, 2013

Croatia becomes the twenty-eighth member of the European Union, 2013

Greece becomes the first developed country to default on loans from the International Monetary Fund, 2015

Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organization, 2017

Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park is declared a world heritage site by the UN, 2018

Britain's Princes William and Harry unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday, 2021


  1. I see Jock and Dansig are having a face-off.
    A fashion trend I hope never comes back is platform shoes also mini mini skirts, the ones that are so short they may as well not be wearing a skirt at all.

  2. The cat and dog seem to be friends.

    God bless.

  3. Dansig is giving Jock the evil eye!I used to wear flares in the late 60s but never those ridiculously huge bell bottoms.

  4. Dansig's paw is at the ready. Jock shouldn't come much closer.
    I am with River. Platform shoes are something I hope to never see again.

  5. That look On Dansig's face lol

    Good fill-ins I admit i did like my bell bottoms when I was young but these days they would look ridiculous heheh!

    Have a bellbottomlesstastic weekend 👍

  6. Jock looks like wanting to play with Dansig but Dansig looks like telling Jock not to come any nearer. If only they could be friends.

  7. Aw on the pup and the kitties. They work it out, but the cats are in charge. Always.

    Love your fill-ins. I agree about those huge bell bottoms. Hated them back in the day too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. I could write an entire story on the picture of Dansig and Jock. Maybe even a few!

  9. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.
    And that is a great shot of Jock and Dansig. I am with you on keeping underwear under there. :) Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  10. Those are good answers and that's darn good thinking Dansig!

  11. Cats revel in their feelings of superiority! :)

  12. Face off in progress for certain. My cats aren't bothered by our dogs...they just look at them with an expression of amusement.

  13. Yeah, I hope Jock doesn't cross that no-dog's-land! 'Poised to strike' seems an appropriate statement.
    I wouldn't want corsets to come back in, but definitely agree with you that I do wish we didn't have to be witnesses as to colour and style of other people's underwear.


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