Thursday, September 8, 2022

Protest (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


My cats only sort of get along.

Oh, Link Linker Stinker and Dansig the Round are best buddies, but they are the only cats in the house that really and truly like each other.

Tripod SissyCat is learning not to hiss when Dansig sniffs at her as he means no harm, and she doesn't generally get into it much with Link, note the word "much".

The Charismatic Enigma SissyCat hates every other animal that exists, unless she can eat it, and then she only likes it when she's eating it.

They all share a deep distrust of, if not outright dislike of, dogs.

Jock is here for a few days, Tripod SissyCat is giving me the side-eye, Dansig has betaken himself to the furniture tops, Link and Enigma Sissy are using language that is downright forcible, and i am starting to wonder if the cats are going to put aside their differences, band together, and stage a protest!

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Band.      

Never ask a cat's opinion about a dog.


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!

A fence from the past (because the picture i tried to take yesterday turned out horrid).


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

I wanted to live

a fairy tale life

quiet and peaceful

not full of strife.

Instead I inherit

the kids and a shoe

and at first I just did not

know what I would do.

I decided that I'd

put my hand to this plow,

there'd be no going back,

no way and no how.

We had an adjustment,

it took us some time,

we now love this life

though not always sublime.

There's not always extras

when push comes to shove,

but I guarantee we've got

plenty of love.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful #2 Son's dog, Jock, is here through Monday.  The cats are not thankful, but since i feed them they can just put up with it.


Today is:

Community Day -- AS, EX, Spain

Feast of Honor for Lada and Lela -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (harvest festival, a holiday of bread and farewell to summer)

Feast of 'Izzat(Might) -- Baha'i

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin -- Catholic Christian; related observances

     Jum il-Vittorja -- Malta (Feast of Our Lady of Victories)

     Matki Boskiej Zielnej -- Poland (Feast of Greenery, also harvest celebration)

     Public Holiday -- Liechteinstein

     Virgen de la Victoria -- Spain

Independence Day -- Macedonia

International Literacy Day -- UN

Jeune Genevois -- Geneva, Switzerland (Genevan fast, dates back to the 16th century; now a flower and garden show also)

Kosrae Liberation Day -- Micronesia

La Vierge de Meritxell -- Andorra (Feast of Our Lady of Meritxell, a National Day and official flag day)

National Date Nut Bread Day

National Day of the Working Parent -- US (can't find a sponsor, but it's listed on several sites as the 2nd Thursday of September)

Navy Day -- Pakistan

Pardon Me Day -- anniversary of the 1974 pardon of Nixon

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

St. Adrian's Day (Patron of arms dealers, butchers, prison guards, soldiers; against plague)

St. Elizabeth's Day (Orthodox Churches; Mother of John the Baptist; Patron of expectant mothers; Fulda, Germany)

World Physical Therapy Day  

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 1981

Pink, 1979

David Arquette, 1971

Henry Thomas, 1971

Alan Feinstein, 1941

Frankie Avalon, 1940

Guitar Shorty, 1939

Patsy Cline, 1932

Peter Sellers, 1925

Sid Caesar, 1922

Claude Pepper, 1900

Antonin Leopold Dvorak, 1841

Richard I (Lionheart), 1157

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Oprah Winfrey Show"(TV), 1986

"Star Trek: The Animated Series"(TV), 1973

"Star Trek"(TV), 1966

"Tarzan"(TV), 1966

"That Girl"(TV), 1966

"F Troop"(TV), 1965

The Old Man and the Sea(Publication Date), 1952

"Blondie"(Comic strip debut), 1930

Today in History:

The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland, 1264

Michaelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence, 1504

St. Augustine, FL, becomes the first permanent European settlement of the New World, 1565

The US "Pledge of Allegiance" makes its first appearance in print, in the Youth's Companion, 1892

Galveston, TX, is struck by a hurricane and tidal surge that kill 6,000, 1900

First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie", 1930

3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape, 1930

The original Star Trek series premiers, 1966

The Beatles perform their new hit "Hey Jude" as their last live TV performance on the David Frost show, 1968

Chinese athlete Wang Junxia sets a new women's 10,000 m world record of 29:31.78, breaking the former record by 42 seconds, 1993

Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America, 2005

Pakistan and India announce plans to mutually ease visa requirements, 2012

The government of Hong Kong backs down on plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes in schools after weeks of protests, 2012

A giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals that there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed, 2016

NASA launches the Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid, 2016

Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from the late imperial period from a theatre in Como, Italy, 2018

Europe's largest migrant camp, the Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, burns down leaving 13,000 without shelter, 2020


  1. Love your poem. And the cats disliking each other (and everything else) is very, very familiar. Jazz used to growl at visitors. Loudly.

  2. Ah, the mind of a cat - something I do not even pretend to understand. But you describe them so well. I have the feeling you might just be right and that they will band together against that handsome dog!

  3. Not all cats like dogs. Sophie never liked us much, but Bert would like to be a dog himself and he likes to hang around with us.

  4. "betaken himself to the furniture tops,
    What an excellent phrase... totally re-imagined the interior of our house (which is, from this new perspective) kind coastal lowlands, occasional rise with vain ambitions to be a hill, but mostly sitting by the tv shoreline

  5. Keep the pooch and get shot of the wretched felines, Mimi! C.E. Ayr

  6. Cats vs dog. You may be right. They could gang together and see how best to get chase the dog away. If only we understand their language. Love your poem.

  7. Sorry kitties, but that pup is a real cutie. That was a good poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Kitties like you or not and usually not. Love the poem. I don't think you need to worry about the cats ganging up to protest. That would take to much energy.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  9. love the poem, and now I'm as old as Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea.

  10. Cute poem. The dog looks sweet- hopefully the cats won't gang up on him. :)

  11. Sweet poetry ~ neat fences with the doggies and glad you have a doggie visiting ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Those kitty names! And that pup looks like a sweetie...surely the Meows will come around if he just ignores them? 😉😻

  13. By their names alone, we know them to be very unique and "independent" felines.
    Unfortunately for Jock, he will have no new feline friends in that bunch, lol
    A dog, even if only for 3 days, is a wonderful thankful.

  14. I hope that truce reigns while Jock is there. I love the image and poem. Your fence with the dogs saying hello is nice.

  15. honest and as simple only living a life abundant of love can be.
    Cats...count me in the dogs side 🙂

  16. Cats are in a class of their own. Your story about them had me chuckling. I also loved your poem!

  17. Love this poem.....the perspective especially but the whole "flavor" of it as well! Thanks for being part of our poetic fun on Thursdays!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

  18. That doggie is sooo cute. As usual I absolutely love your poems :) so sweet & simple.

  19. Lol. Having grown up with many cats (and dogs), I can vouch your Six is so true, Mimi!

  20. Nothing bands a group together like a shared problem. As we well know from the recent and ongoing pandemic...oh, wait...


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