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.
One of the kitties in this room at the shelter has learned to open the door to let himself and roomie out. You can't open the door for a picture, they rush to try to leave as i found when i tried, so this is the best i could do.
|One note warns there are ninja cats in the room, the other asks you to put the chair back when you come out of the room.|
|They rush the door if you try to open it.|
|The door opener!|
First i would like to offer my condolences to Ms. Ellen. She lost her sister after a long illness this past Tuesday. My heart aches for her and her family; if you have a moment, you might stop by her blog and let her know you're thinking of her.
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. _________ news is _________.
2. Sometimes I _________ to amuse myself.
3. _________ is the reason that I _________.
4. _________ would be my superpower of choice.
1. Reading the news is like taking a vitamin, you take a vitamin to stay healthier, you read the news so you know what's going on in the world, remembering you can overdose on both!
2. Sometimes I play word games online to amuse myself.
3. Needing to buy groceries is the reason that I go to work.
4. The gift of healing would be my superpower of choice.
Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)
Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)
Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)
Clean Up the World Weekend -- it's a big challenge, but we can try in our own little corners
Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World)
Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)
Martyrs' Day -- Libya
Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620
National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis
National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while
National Teach Ag Day -- US (streamed live from CHS Inc. headquarters)
National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK https://www.teachingpersonnel.com/go/candidates/national-ta-day/
National Tradesmen Day -- US
Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales
Pledge Across America Day -- US (beginning of Constitution Week, every school is invited to join a synchronized Pledge of Allegiance across the whole nation, from 8am Hawaiian time to 2pm Eastern; schools are also encouraged to have an exercise of some kind about the US Constitution)
St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany; against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching)
St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)
St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)
St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Wenceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)
Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really
Stepfamily Day -- US and others who choose to recognize it (if you have stepfamily you love, celebrate it wherever you live)
originally founded as National Stepfamily Day in 1977 by Christy Borgeld
Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank
Nick Jonas, 1992
Sabrina Bryan, 1984
Alexis Bledel, 1982
Amy Poehler, 1971
Marc Anthony, 1968
Molly Shannon, 1964
Richard Marx, 1963
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Mark McEwen, 1954
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950
Susan Ruttan, 1950
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934
Anne Francis, 1932
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Janice Page, 1923
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Francis Parkman, 1823
Anthony Panizzi, 1797
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098
"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984
"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977
"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)
"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963
Today in History:
The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Malaysia is formed, 1963
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987
The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992
Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010
Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011
NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012
The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013
The cycling land speed record for men and women is broken by Denise Mueller Korenek, riding at 183.932 mph (296.010 kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US, 2018
Britain's Kew Gardens sets world record for the largest living plant collection (16,900) on a single site according to Guinness World Records, 2021