Friday, October 14, 2022

Do You Have To? (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.

Dansig is asking me, with some disgust, if this annual taking of pictures of his haunches for "Tocktober" is strictly necessary.

The answer, obviously, is yes.


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. _________ keeps me on my toes.

2. I know it's going to be a bad day when _________.

3. To me, _________ is one of the scariest things in the world.

4. Believe it or not, _________ doesn't scare me.

1. Work  keeps me on my toes.

2. I know it's going to be a bad day when   i wake up and the light hurts my eyes (and it's not so much a "bad" day as a "painful" day).

3. To me,   fire and water  are two is one of the scariest things in the world.  Both can be highly destructive forces, especially when not respected.

4. Believe it or not,   snakes, spiders and bats  don't doesn't scare me.  My brothers and i had pet snakes, and so did my son, i tend to rescue spiders from inside the house as i love arachnids, and watching the bats in the bat house is my favorite place to be at the zoo.


Today is:

Be Bald and Be Free Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants everyone who is "shiny" to be proud of it!

Chisinau Day -- Chisinau, Moldova

Dessert Day -- another one?

Doburoku Matsuri -- Shirakawago, Japan (unrefined sake festival and harvest festival; through the 19th)

Festival for the Penates -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gods of the storeroom)

First Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar

Flag Day/Jour de la Proclamation de la Premiere Republique -- Madagascar (flag adopted this day in 1958)

Liberation Day -- Yemen

Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Hyogo, Japan (Roughhouse Festival, wrestling for a blessing; through tomorrow)

Mother's Day -- Belarus

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day -- Tanzania (climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)

National Chocolate Covered Insect Day -- i'll pass, sorry

National Dessert Day

National Education Day -- Poland

National Frump Day -- National FRUMPS of America (to honor the frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature people everywhere)

national lowercase day -- someone wants us to not use all caps

Republic Day / October Revolution Day -- Yemen

St. Callistus' Day (Patron of cemetary workers)

St. Donatian of Rheims's Day (Patron of Bruges, Belgium; Rheims, France; West Flanders, Belgium)

St. Petca Paraskeva's Day (Patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers, and all who do needlework of any kind)related observance

     Petkouden -- Bulgaria

Svetitskovloba/Living Pillar Cathedral -- Georgia (celebration of the first Christian church in Georgia)

Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustblót -- Asatru (to bid Winter welcome; at the approximate date of the start of winter in the Old European Calendar of the Norse

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission

World Standards Day -- International

Birthdays Today:

Usher, 1978

Natalie Maines, 1974

Greg Evigan, 1958

Harry Anderson, 1952

Sir Cliff Richard, 1940

Ralph Lauren, 1939

John Dean, 1938

Gary Graffman, 1928

Roger Moore, 1927

Charles Everett Koop, 1916

John Wooden, 1910

Eugene FRodor, 1905

e.e. cummings, 1894

Lillian Gish, 1893

Dwight Eisenhower, 1890

Eamon De Valera, 1882

Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734

William Penn, 1644

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Rescue from Gilligan's Island(TV film), 1978 (the first TV film follow up of a TV series)

Winnie-The-Pooh(publication date), 1926

Today in History:

William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066

Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322

Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586

Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656

Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700

Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834

The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867

George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884

Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912

The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926

Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957

The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962

The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966

The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968

The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords, 1994 

Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order,' 2010

A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, 2011

The Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum, 2017

The Booker Prize is awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and

Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other:" Evaristo is the first black woman to win, 2019

A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York, 2020

The journal "Nature" publishes details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor, created at the University of Rochester, NY, 2020


  1. Yes to fill-in 1, 2, & 3. No thanks to #4. I am scared of all those creepy things.

  2. I hope your painful days are few and far between. I totally agree with you about fire and water. Dangerous and scary when they are out of control.

  3. LOL @ Dansig that was a legitimate question too ha! :-)

    Good replies especially #3

    Have a battastic weekend 👍

  4. Sorry Dansig, but it is a necessity.
    We have pipistrelle bats here and I like to watch them flying around when we are sat outdoors on summer nights. I don't like spiders though.

  5. Pretty fluffy kitty, whose furs actually match the wood on the chair too. Very coordinated!

  6. Yes the picture taking is necessary. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins. I had trouble with them this week. Mind went blank on a couple of them.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Tell Dansig he has really nice haunches.

  8. Tell Dansig he has very nice haunches.

  9. Such a majestically beautiful kitty and great fill ins ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Dansig! Your tocs ROCK! And Mimi, our Mom is spider, snakes and bats lover too! She is forever taking the spiders out side, rescuing snakes from our claws and watching the bats in the evening! You too ROCK! Have a most awesome day! Purrs Marv

  11. Your responses were interesting and told us about you. Fun.

  12. Human beings are the most scariest beings ever. Bats, snakes, spiders, even giant dogs, lions or alligators can't scare me. They are cute, I also had pet spiders, worms and so on as a kid.

  13. Snakes, spiders, and bats do scare me, but no question that fire and water are incredibly destructive. So are woodpeckers, but I guess that's a story for another day.

  14. Sorry, Dansig. If your haunches weren't so cute, they wouldn't be photographed. True story.
    It always amazes me that two of the most beautiful forces in the world--fire and water--can also be the most destructive! I like all animals. Some at a little further distance than others...

  15. Dansig is just displaying false modesty! He can't fool us!! :)

  16. Those were good answers. Hey Dansig, nice tocks dude!

  17. Those are some fine tocks Dansig. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except I am sorry that you suffer from migraines. I know Carl sure keeps you on your toes. XO

  18. I would much rather see faces than 'tocks'.

  19. Ah, my Korbi looks like your Dansig. I must do a post about him, he's quite a character. Snakes still scare me even though I've been living in a snake free country for nearly 40 years. I've recovered from my childhood fear of spiders - mostly.


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