Friday, July 8, 2022

Would We Do That? (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.

Some kittens like to turn over their water.   The new remedy is to clip the water bowl ring to the cage.

Do these sweet littles look like they'd need a precaution like that?


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. Every July, I _________.

2. I could be Snow White's 8th dwarf named _________.

3. I could use some _________ right about now.

4. I would like to start my own _________ business.

1. Every July, I   look forward to celebrating #1 Son's birthday.

2. I could be Snow White's 8th dwarf named     Late.  Speaking of which, i'm behind on blog reading again, i'll catch up as soon as i can, thanks for being patient.

3. I could use some   extra hours in the day  right about now.

4. I would like to start my own _________ business.   Actually, i do own my own business, cleaning and janitorial work.  If i could do it over, i'd start a business that's not so labor intensive and hard on me.


Today is:

Arafat Day -- Afghanistan; Bahrain; Djibouti; Egypt; Kuwait; Libya; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates

Celtic Tree Month Tinne begins (Holly)

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network 

Feast of St. Sunniva (Ancient Norse solar maiden Sunna's worship around this time of year was merged with the story of this medieval saint; Patron of Bergen, Norway and the Norwegian west coast)

Math 2.0 Day -- celebrating the intermingling of math with technology

Nagoya Sumo Tournament -- Nagoya, Japan (one of the 6 major tournaments; through the 22nd)

National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Old Crafts Day -- it's listed in a few places, but i can't find the history; Old time crafts, or old crafts you've had sitting around the house and never gotten done? If you have the latter, do them or toss them!

Olive Branch Petition Day -- the final attempt, by the 13 Colonies, to avoid a complete break with England in 1775

SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) -- a good habit, on every day

Sts. Aquila and Prisca's Day

St. Kilian's Day (Patron of people with gout or rheumatism, whitewashers; Bavaria, Germany; Paderborn, Germany; Tuosist, Ireland; Wurzburg,Germany)

Video Games Day -- do they really need a day?

Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (when Vitula was given the first fruits of the earth)

Ziegfeld Follies Day -- his first "Follies of 1907" opened on this day

Anniversary Today:

Prince Richard of Gloucester marries Birgitte Eva van Deurs, 1972

Birthdays Today

Jaden Smith, 1998

Sophia Bush, 1982

Milo Ventimiglia, 1977

Kathleen Robertson, 1973

Beck Hansen, 1970

Billy Crudup, 1968

Toby Keith, 1961

Kevin Bacon, 1958

Christopher G. Moore, 1952

Marianne Williamson, 1952

Anjelica Huston, 1951

Wolfgang Puck, 1949

Kim Darby, 1948

Raffi, 1948

Cynthia Gregory, 1946

Jeffrey Tambor, 1944

Steve Lawrence, 1935

Marty Feldman, 1933

Roone Arledge, 1931

Billy Eckstine, 1914

Nelson Rockefeller, 1908

Louis Thomas Jordan, 1908

Philip Cortelyou Johnson, 1906

Alfred Binet, 1857

John D. Rockefeller, 1839

Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 1838

Etienne De Silhouette, 1709

Today in History

Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India, 1497

Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island, 1663

Battle of Restigouche – British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France, 1760

The Olive Branch Petition is drafted by the Second Continental Congress as the Congress' last attempt to get King George III of Great Britain to reason with them, 1775

The Declaration of Independence has its first public reading, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung, 1776

Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom, 1822

Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853

The initial force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their March West, 1874

The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published, 1889

St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22, 1932

The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF), 1948

Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act, 1970

The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities, 1992

NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance, membership to become effective in two years, 1997

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, 2011

Pope Francis condemns the 'global indifference' to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe, 2013

The mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins, 2013

Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings, 2017

Eritrea and Ethiopia announce the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years, 2018

According to new genomic study in "Nature", people from eastern Polynesia had DNA from indigenous Colombia, showing Americans and Polynesians made contact around 1200 A.D., 2020

Japan says the Olympics will be held without spectators as Tokyo announces state of emergency due to a surge in COVID-19, 2021


  1. The kittens are total cuties. Sometimes destructive cuties, but cuties just the same.
    What sort of business would you like to start if you had your time over?

  2. Aww! no they look such angels heheh!

    I liked your fill ins too and take it easy

    Have a tanfasticaltastic week 👍

  3. Sweet little kittens! Eric didn't turn his water bowl over but liked to scrape all the water out across the kitchen floor. For that reason we had to turn the fountain off at night so the motor didn't burn out when he emptied it.

  4. Every July I look forward to my birthday less and less - I'm quite old enough thank you!

  5. Aw on the kitties. So precious.

    Love your fill-ins. I know you work hard and it's hard on the body.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. best fishez two ewe all that ewe findz yur foreverz home sooper quik anda grate week end az well !❤️

  7. Kittens are indeed sweet and yes we still need to nail things down to keep them safe :D

    Old Crafts Day - I do indeed have a bunch of crafts started and not finished, some not even started. But I can't take care of them today because "one thing I could use more of" is (just like you) more hours in the day! Your business is very hard on the body; I wish you didn't have to work so hard.

  8. Of course video games need a day - let's celebrate!

  9. Such cute kitties. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry you work is so hard. I know I get tired just cleaning my own house so I don't know how you do it. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Is that a kitten hammock? Looks quite comfortable.

  11. THose kitties all are so darn sweet. Those were good answers too!

  12. Awww those kitties are so cute! And hats off to you for all your hard work. You work hard and are so kind to others. Take care and put your feet up!


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