Friday, January 13, 2023

Brotherly Love? (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude (who no longer blogs), and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

Hehanded hosting duties off to Sandee at Comedy Plus, and now she's entrusting it to me.  Wish me luck!

Feline Friday is simple to join.  All you have to do is:  Post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (they may be silly or cute).  Then add your link!

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do.  So come and join us in Feline Friday.

What better way to start the weekend than with a feline!

Dansig the Round and Link Linker the Stinker were raised as brothers, they are best friends and wrestle buddies.

It may not look like it, but this really is how they show they like each other.


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 recent earworm I had was _________.

2. I have no interest in reading _________.

3. I would give _________ in exchange for _________.

4. _________ is my favorite scent.

1. A recent earworm I had was   Poor, Wayfaring Stranger.  (It was the music prompt for Words for Wednesday, and it has stuck with me, and i'm not complaining.)

2. I have no interest in reading   anything that bores me from the start, there are too many great things to read for me to waste time on anything that doesn't grab my interest from the beginning.

3. I would give   extra work each week  in exchange for   getting our car repair debt paid down (and in fact, i am doing so).

4. _________ is my favorite scent.   I'm not sure how to answer this, as i have several favorites, sweet olive, jasmine, gardenia, fresh bread, and bleach (yes, really!) among them.


Today is:

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the 13th of the year is a day you get a free pass to blame someone else; begun in 1982 by Anne Moeller, of Clio, Michigan, on the Friday the 13th on which her alarm clock failed to go off leading to a cascade of increasingly bad luck events throughout the day

Democracy Day -- Cape Verde

Feast of St. Kentigern (a/k/a St. Mungo) (Patron of Glasgow whose given name meant "head chief" but whose nickname meant "dear one.")

Ides of January -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Liberation Day -- Togo

Maghi -- Sikh

Make Your Dreams Come True Day -- no info on the origin of this; maybe someone who broke their New Year's resolutions by this day used the fact that it's New Year's by the Julian calendar to start over

Midvintersblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (midwinter festival)

National Peach Melba Day

Old New Year's Day -- Belarus; Georgia; Montenegro; Republic of Macedonia; Republic of Srpska (Yes, that's how it's spelled; no, i don't know how to pronounce it); Serbia; Russia; Ukraine; Wales (Julian Calendar)

Pongal begins -- India (thanksgiving festival at the end of the harvest season, honoring Indra, god of clouds and rain)

     first day, Bhogi

Radio Day -- anniversary of the first public radio broadcast in 1910

Recuperation Fortnight begins -- Fairy Calendar (i think i need one of those!)

Runic Half-month of Peorth (womb) begins

Rubber Ducky Day

Santos Tour Down Under -- Adelaide, Australia (professional cycling's first event of the UCI World Tour for this year; through the 22nd)

Sidereal Winter Solstice Eve -- celebrations through South and Southeast Asia, including

     Bhogi -- Tamil (first day of Pongal)

     Lohri -- Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh

     Uruka -- Assam

Silvesterklausen -- Switzerland ("Old" New Year's celebration, based on the Julian Calendar)

St. Hilarius' Day (according to English tradition, the coldest day of the year; Patron of learning challenged children; Argusto, Italy; Vervio, Italy; against snakes and snake bites)

St. Knut's Day (a/k/a Little Christmas or Twentieth Day or Tyvendedagen among the Scandinavians, it celebrates Canute IV of Denmark and is the day to "plunder" the tree put up on Christmas Eve, eating the candies and cookies that were decorating it, and puting all the other decorations away before the tree is removed.)

Strive and Succeed Day -- Horatio Alger's birth anniversary

Theogamia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (anniversary celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera; date approximate, but during Gamelion, the month of marriages)

Tiugunde Day -- Old England (midwinter offering, a celebration picked up from the Norse Midvintersblot)

Tyvendedagen -- Norway (Twentieth day after Christmas, official end of Yuletide or "Juletid")

Birthdays Today:

Joannie Rochette, 1966

Orlando Bloom, 1977

Nicole Eggert, 1972

Keith Coogan, 1970

Patrick Dempsey, 1966

Penelope Ann Miller, 1964

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 1961

Kevin Anderson, 1960

Jay McInerney, 1955

Richard Moll, 1943

Frank Gallo, 1933

Charles Nelson Reilly, 1931

Frances Sternhagen, 1930

Gwen Verdon, 1925

Army Archerd, 1922

Robert Stack, 1919

Alfred Carl Fuller, 1885

Sophia Tucker, 1884

Horatio Alger, 1832

Salmon P. Chase, 1808

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sopranos"(TV), 1999

"Mickey Mouse"(Comic strip), 1930

Today in History:

Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria, 1099

Sicut Didum, the papal bull prohibiting the enslavement of Canary Island natives who had converted to Christianity, is promulgated, 1435

The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison, 1605

The Bank Of Genoa fails after the announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain, 1607

Jonathan Swift is ordained and Anglican priest in Ireland, 1695

James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, 1733

John Walter publishes the first issue of the London Times, 1785

The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins, 1830

Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole European survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, 1842

Anthony Foss patents the accordion, 1854

A chenille manufacturing machine is patented by William Canter of NYC, 1863

A circus fire in Poland kills 430, 1883

 The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting, 1893

U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution, 1893

The first radio set is advertised, a Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American; claimed to receive signals up to one mile, 1906

The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, 1910

An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800, 1915

The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people, 1939

Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car, 1942

Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland, 1964

Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American US Cabinet member, 1966

Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison, 1968

A passenger train plunged into a ravine at Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa, 1985

L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American US governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia, 1990

Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, 1991

An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800, 2001

The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, 2012

An early-morning ballistic missile alert is sent across Hawaii in error and revoked after 38 minutes, 2018

Scientists studying the Murchison Meteorite announce their belief that it contains material that is 7.5 billion years old, 2020

Archaeologists announce the discovery of the world's oldest known cave painting of an animal (a pig), in Leang Tedongnge cave, island of Sulawesi, Indonesia; it is estimated to be 45,500 years old, 2021


  1. Good to see that Dansig the Round and Link Linker the Stinker love each other and are best buddies and friends. I too would not want to read a boring book.

  2. Love those cats.
    Bleach? I am going to disagree with you on that one, but it is probably very fortunate that you like it.

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  4. Aww! they are so cute and made me smile and the names LOL

    I liked your fill-ins especually #2

    Have a roundlinkerstinkertastic weekend 👍

  5. Your name for Link made me laugh! My boys would wrestle like that. It started with mutual grooming then it advanced from there.

  6. Two happy cats make a catalogue.

    God bless.

  7. Awww, they look they are having fun wrestling

  8. It's all for love, right😸Now Granny knows for sure😸Double Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to all of you🐾😽💞

  9. Cats do have a weird way of showing each other their affection sometimes, but it is fun to watch.

  10. Cute photos of your boys playing. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sure you will get the garage bill paid off in no time. XO

  11. They're having a blast!!! Great answers to the fill-ins. Gardenia is one of Mom's favorite scents.

  12. Happy Feline Friday on the 13th
    Too funny my grandcats and my nephewcats
    like a good roll on the floor.
    I agree with your #2 fill in.
    A book must grab my attention by page 3
    Hugs cecilia

  13. Love the pics of the kitties playing. I always love watching my girls play around. Great fill ins. I hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Those two kitties sure were having a big on time. Those were good fill-in answers too.

  15. Those to look awfully cute. But this condo is going to stay a 1 cat condo. And if Screwball trashes any more Christmas ornament's next Christmas this will become a no cat condo

  16. I'm not sure why, but I used to feel some kind of obligation to finish reading any book I started. I've come to totally agree with you, there are too many good books out there to keep pushing on with ones that don't hold my interest.

  17. Furrst-Happy NEW YEARS & Rubber Ducky Tthanks for hosting Feline Friday - Dansig the Round and Link Linker the Stinker are my kind of felines! I still miss my wrestle buddy (Ninja). We love your fill-ins. Mom is like you when it comes to reading and paying down bills. Now it is Friday the 13th and I shall go hide UTB until its over! Keep being awesome. Purrs Marvelous Marv

  18. Awww cute kitties and YES I loved that Wayfaring Stranger music and video too- it's also on my blog today! Loved all your fill-ins! Especially the 4th fill-in! Bleach? Really? Cheers !

  19. My cats would feel neglected if they knew about the grand titles of your fur babies. I like your fill-ins.

  20. This is a familiar scene. I have sister cats from the same litter. They are 8 months old and they wrestle all the time. Sometimes I just can't watch. Lol. :-)

  21. It's good they are still wrestle buddies after all this time. My favourite scents are vanilla and baking bread.

  22. Fun time for the kitties and sweet photos ~ Xo

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

  23. Thank you so much for taking over the hosting of Feline Fridays! We loved seeing the wrassling photos of Dansig the Round and Link Linker the Stinker. :)

  24. It's funny how wrestling can be for fun or fighting and the only way to know the one from the other is if you're family! (Link Linker the Stinker--great name!) Baking bread has to be my favourite scent! I wonder if they could bottle it?


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