Friday, August 5, 2022

CatCat, Indoors (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's CatCat is allowing me to let him in and out of the house while she's away.  He still won't get too close, but it's a start.


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. The highlight of my summer so far has been _________.

2. August is a good time to _________.

3. _________ often gets me into trouble.

4. _________ every time I _________.

1. The highlight of my summer so far has been   vacation back in June, we get our highlight over with early and it's all downhill from there (not really, just had to say it).

2. August is a good time to   catch up on any holidays or birthdays or other celebrations you missed the first half of the year, since August really has no major celebration of its own.

3. Wanting to help everyone whether i have the time or not  often gets me into trouble.

4. Somebody notices  every time I   even accidentally make a rude noise that i was trying very hard not to make.


Today is:

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh -- Sikhism

Bogota Carnival -- Bogota, Colombia (celebrating the city's Hispanic founding; through tomorrow)

Braham Pie Day -- Braham, MN, US (a home-made pie festival)

Celtic Tree Month Coll (Hazel) commences

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day -- uttered this day by Admiral Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864

Hanakasa Matsuri -- Yamagata City, Japan (10,000 costumed dancers perform; through the 7th)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta)(1960)

International Beer Day -- Uniting The World Through Beer   

National Blackmail Day -- according to mostly ecard sites, with suggestions to send a card to the friend who has told you his/her secrets, with the notice that you plan on celebrating this date!

National Underwear Day -- sponsored by, which encourages people to rethink their underwear style, make sure they have the right fit 

National Waffle Day

Nuestra Senora de Africa -- CE, Spain (Day of Our Lady of Africa, also called Fiestas Patronales)

Oyster Day

Pixie of the Year Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Sacrifice to Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of health, associated with Greek Hygeia)

St. Afra of Augsburg's Day (Patron of converts, martyrs, penitent women; Augsburg, Germany)

St. Oswald of Northumbria's Day (Patron of Zug, Switzerland)

Umuganura (Harvest Thanksgiving) -- Rwanda

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders -- Croatia

Work Like a Dog Day -- different from work-a-holics, people who work like a dog work hard while they are at it, and rest when they aren't

Youth and Children's Day -- Kiribati

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Silverman, 1966

Patrick Aloysius Ewing, 1962

Maureen McCormick, 1956

Erika Slezak, 1946

Loni Anderson, 1946

Ja’net DuBois, 1938

John Saxon, 1936

Neil Armstrong, 1930

Sydney Omarr, 1926

Raoul Wallenberg, 1912

John Huston, 1906

Conrad Potter Aiken, 1889

Joseph Merrick, 1862

Guy de Maupassant, 1850

Thomas Lynch, Jr., 1749

John Eliot, 1604

Joseph Justus Scaliger, 1540

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Revolver"(Beatles Album, release date), 1966

"Eleanor Rigby" & "Yellow Submarine"(Beatles singles, A & B side respectively, release date), 1966

"American Bandstand"(TV, national premiere), 1957

"Andy Capp"(Comic strip), 1957

"Little Orphan Annie"(Comic strip), 1924

Today in History

The last outpost of Bar Kockba, Betar, falls to Rome, 135

Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria at the Battle of Maserfield, 642

King Edward and Earl Aetherlred, leading the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, defeat the last major Viking army to raid England at the Battle of Tettenhall, 910

Anti-Jewish riots in Arnstadt, Germany, 1264

Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, 1583

The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America, 1620

New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true, 1735

US Army abolishes flogging, 1861

Standard Oil of New Jersey is established, 1882

The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, 1884

Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip made in her husbands invention, the first patented automobile; her journey was to publicize the invention, and she garnered attention and sales, 1888

The first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1914

Debut of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", by Harold Gray, 1924

Debut of the comic strip "Andy Capp", by Smythe, 1957

Nelson Mandela is jailed, 1962*

The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty, 1963

The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm, 1995

The Copiapo mining accident traps 33 Chilean miners about 2,300ft below the ground, 2010

NASA launches the Juno Space Probe to study Jupiter, 2011

The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London, 2013

The UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on North Korea for its continued missile program, 2017

New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third Olympic gold medal of the Tokyo Games and the 5th gold of her career, 2021

*Released in 1990


  1. CatCat is certainly giving you plenty of space. I like your fill-ins.

  2. Huh, I like your fill-ins, even if they're rather downcast this time around.

  3. Progress is a good thing heheh!

    I liked your answers had to laugh at #4 :-)

    Have a silenttastic weekend 👍

  4. Amazing how you are always so busy.

    God bless you.

  5. I would love to have a cat on loan while the owner is away. This cat is starting to warm to you.

  6. That is a start. He let you let him out and back in. That's progress for sure.

    I love your fill-ins. I always enjoy going on vacation with you too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Thanks for starting my weekend off right, laughed at your first fill in, and laughed at the last one!

  8. Cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I still have 2 birthday gifts to catch up on , one from January. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. CatCat is such a great name for a cat. There would be no doubt when talking about him what kind of animal he is. Then again, I once knew a dog named Bear, so maybe not :)

  10. I think you'll win CatCat over. Those were good answers too!

  11. CatCat is learning to trust you.

  12. Awesome kitty ~ hope he is safe going outside ~ great fill ins ` Xo

    (Have been ill will.catch up with comments)

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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