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 Wednesday, CatCat let me pet him (it was the third time ever, and the first since the last time his mommy was out of town)! Later, he turned his lasers off and on.
(ETA: Warning! Sad news, read at your own risk. After preparing the above post, Ms. G let me know CatCat became very ill suddenly Thursday afternoon. He was rushed to the vet but there was nothing they could do. She did not want to talk, so i am not sure exactly what happened, but i am very glad that on Wednesday morning, when he was still feeling himself, he let me pet him, and jumped on the couch to sit next to me, and posed for his pictures in his favorite bed.)
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 pleasant memory that I have from grade school is _________.
2. My plans this month include _________.
3. Please don't ask me to choose between _________ and _________.
4. In _________ years, I see myself _________.
1. A pleasant memory that I have from grade school is any time spent in Mr. Z's classes in 6th grade. He was the best grade school teacher i ever had.
2. My plans this month include paying my quarterly taxes, ouch!
3. Please don't ask me to choose between cats and dogs. Both are important, and i've had plenty of both since early childhood.
4. In a few years, I see myself retired. Not sure how many yet, will keep you posted.
Blessed Father Jacques Leval Day -- Mauritius (physician turned priest who lived among and ministered to the poorest of the poor in Mauritius; people of all faiths make a pilgrimage to his tomb today)
Bonza Bottler Day
Chrysanthemum Day / Kiku no Sekku -- Japan
Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence -- Slovakia
Festivity of Our Lady of Aranzazu -- Oñati, Basque
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day -- spreading the word about the very preventable problem of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Heritage Open Days -- UK (What's on your doorstep? Go find out, explore for free places that often charge admission or are not usually open to the public, castles to cottages to battlefields, all over the country; through the 18th)
Independence Day -- Tajikistan(1991)
Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)
Karasu-zumo -- Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (a distinctive local festival where the Shinto priests imitate crows)
Liberation Ceremony -- Petange, Luxembourg
Milk-Bathing Festival -- Fairy Calendar
National Day -- North Korea(1948)
National Sports Day -- Indonesia
National Steak Au Poivre Day
St. Peter Claver's Day (Patron of African missions, inter-racial justice, race relations; Colombia; Lake Charles, LA; Shreveport, LA; Witbank, South Africa; against slavery)
Synaxis of Ss. Joachim and Anna -- Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches
Teddy Bear Day -- internet generated, but since it's so much fun to have one, celebrate your old friend
Wonderful Weirdos Day -- we all have a few in our lives, they remind us to be true to ourselves, so thank them today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
California becomes the 31st US State, 1850
Michelle Williams, 1980
Michael Buble, 1975
Goran Visnjic, 1972
Rachel Hunter, 1969
Adam Sandler, 1966
Hugh Grant, 1960
Mario Batall, 1960
Angela Cartwright, 1952
Michael Keaton, 1951
Tom Wopat, 1951
Joe Theisman, 1949
Billy Preston, 1946
Otis Redding, 1941
Sylvia Miles, 1934
Cliff Robertson, 1925
James Hilton, 1900
Colonel Harland Sanders, 1890
Alf Landon, 1887
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
William Bligh, 1754
"Welcome Back, Kotter"(TV), 1975
"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"(TV), 1972
Imagine(Lennon album release), 1971
Today in History:
William I, The Conqueror, dies in a horse-riding accident, 1087
The New England colonies declare war on the Wampanoag Tribe, 1675
The first steam engine arrives in the US colonies, 1753
The first recorded black to graduate from a US college, Alexander Lucius Twilight, receives a BA from Middlebury College, 1817
Charles Durant, the first US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ, 1830
The first plate glass photograph is taken by John Herschel, 1839
California becomes the 31st state and the territories of New Mexico and Utah are created, 1850
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized, 1886
Orville Wright makes the first one-hour plane flight, 1908
J. Verdrines becomes the first person to fly at over 100mph, 1912
First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University, 1947
Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, becoming the first hurricane to do over $1billion in actual unadjusted damages, 1965
The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, 1971
The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state, 1993
At exactly 01:46:40 UTC, the Unix billenium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit Unix timestamps, 2001
The "Ophel Treasure", about 1,400 years old, is discovered near the foot of Temple Mount in Jerusalem, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, 2015
Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of the 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt, 2017
In what could be world's most important modern literary discovery, Jason Scott-Warren finds poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 complete with Milton's own notes and annotations in a Philadelphia library, 2019
Scientist reveal evidence of the earliest milk consumption from cows by humans, 6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain, 2020
Tom Brady becomes first player in NFL history to start 300 regular season games, 2021