Friday, January 27, 2023

Rousting Ruth(less) (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


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

He handed 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!

Granddaughter who lives with Ms. GA and Mr. BA let her cat, Ruth(less), into the office where she is most assuredly not allowed to be.  Of course, Granddaughter then rushed off to work, leaving me the task of rousting or luring Ms. Ruth(less) from the room.

First, show her the treats.  

Then start backing up, getting her to follow the treat.  

Getting close to the door.  Put the treat down and hope she comes out.  

Interference by Abigail, 15-yard penalty near the goal line!  

Move Abigail to the bed, try again.  

Success!  She's out in the living room.


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. I always forget to _________.

2. I never forget to _________.

3. Nothing makes me _________ more than _________.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I _________.

1. I always forget to   grab my special cushion and bring it to the car with me, then bring it back in.  Since i only have the one and i have a difficult time sitting comfortably without it, i have to bring it with me and more often than not have to come back to take it out to the car, or go back to the car to bring it in.

2. I never forget to   pray.

3. Nothing makes me   count my blessings  more than   reading the newspaper headlines.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I   try not to do anything too outrageous.  Happy, funny, silly, joyful, joking, playful, enjoyable, yes, outrageous, no.


Today is:

Big Garden Birdwatch -- UK (sponsored by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; through Sunday) 

Big Snow Day -- remembering the 15-inch snowflakes that fell on in Fort Keough, Montana, on this date in 1887

Chocolate Cake Day

Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism -- Germany (anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz)

Day the Netjers of Heaven Receive Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Family Literacy Day -- Canada

Fun At Work Day -- inject laughter and fun into your workplace (if you dare); some sites have this as a national or international day, and dates given vary, but my warning stands if you decide to celebrate this at all

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Iroquois Mid-Winter Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (for the continuation of all life-sustaining things; a multi-day ceremony and feast that begins around this time of year)

Listen to Classical Music During Lunch Day -- in honor of Mozart

Mozart Day

National Preschool Fitness Day -- get them loving exercise early 

Punch the Clock Day -- internet generated, and no reason for it given; this has to be one of the more baffling ones

St. Angela Merici's Day (Founder of the Sisters of the Order of St. Ursula; Patron of the disabled and ill; against bodily ills and the death of parents)

St. Devota's Day (Patron of Corsica; Monaco)

Thomas Crapper Day -- death date, in 1910, of the perfector of the flush toilet mechanism

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the National Geographic Society, 1888

The first sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 1870

The University of Georgia is chartered, the first state university in the US, 1785

Birthdays Today:

Julie Foudy, 1971

Jennifer LB Leese, 1970

Patton Oswalt, 1969

Alan Cumming, 1965

Bridget Fonda,1964

Cris Collinsworth, 1959

Mimi Rogers, 1956

Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948

Nick Mason, 1944

Mairead Corrigan, 1944

James Cromwell, 1942

Troy Donahue, 1936

Donna Reed, 1921

David Seville, 1919

Skitch Henderson, 1918

Hyman George Rickover, 1900

Jerome Kern, 1885

Samuel Gompers, 1850

Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), 1832

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Laverne and Shirley"(TV), 1976

"Tarzan of the Apes"(Film), 1918

Today in History:

Trajan becomes Roman Emperor, 98

The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, 661

Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is wrongfully executed, 1142

Dante Alighieri becomes a Florentine political exile, 1302

The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31, 1606

The first American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island, 1662

Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Instanbul, 1695

Czar Peter the Great sets the first Russian state budget, 1710

Abdication of Stanislas, the last king of Poland, 1736

The US Congress approves the opening of Indian Territory for settlement, which led to the forced relocation of Native Americans on the "Trail of Tears," 1825

Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are incorporated, 1870

Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the electric incandescent lamp, 1880

The National Geographic Society is organized, in Washington, D.C., 1888

"Tarzan of the Apes," the first Tarzan movie, premiers, 1918

Apollo 1 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, 1967

More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space, 1967

Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper, 1980

The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through, 1983

American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna, 1993

Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1996

Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services, 2006

Albert II, former king of Belgium, admits paternity after a DNA test confirms he fathered a child, Delphine, with Baroness Sybile de Selys Longchamps, 2020


  1. Well done on tempting Ruth out of the forbidden territory. Love your fill ins. Could you get another special cushion?

  2. That took careful planning to get Ruth out of the banned room! Abigail was ready and waiting for the treat.

  3. We had someone calling door-to-door selling notices saying "No Salesmen".

    God bless.

  4. Aww! That made me smile you succeded in the end heheh! :-)

    I liked your fill-ins oh have a softtastic weekend 👍

    btw DON'T forget the cushion 👍 :-)

  5. Perhaps you should attach your cushion to your waist with a long piece of string!

  6. Luring a dog would be much easier than a cat, but you did a great job. Lots of cats would just hide and refuse to come out.

  7. You did a really good job getting the sweet one to follow the treat!

  8. A fantastic result, treats are like kryptonite for cats! Supurr fill-ins, Happy Friday and thanks for hosting!

  9. Good job rounding up Ruth. We have to do that when Rusty or Rudy get into the kitchen because they are trash pickers. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You need to ask Santa for an extra pillow next Christmas. XO

  10. Good job with Ruth. She's so cute. She looks like my Cookie. Have a great weekend!

  11. Good Feline Friday Morning.
    I have a tortie grandcat Mia she weighs 9 lbs. 7 lbs of Tort-I-tude.
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. Oh so glad to see the kitty come out ~ and great fill ins ~ Xo

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

  13. It's a tortie!! My Bell (pictured on my post today) is a dilute tortie. It's hard to see her markings in the pic I posted today, especially since they're diluted. To lure her out of any place where she's not supposed to be I just throw her favorite mouse and she chases it. She likes to play fetch with it. Lol. Nice fill-ins. I have a special seat cushion, too, but only for my car and my wheelchair (which I only use occasionally). Have a great weekend! :-)

  14. Great job on those fill-ins, Mimi! And we enjoyed seeing the technique for getting Ruth(less) out of the office! :)

  15. Wow! A lot of patience there! Well done indeed!
    I love your fill-ins! 'm always forgetting to bring things. Or leaving them in the car. Sigh. (You should see Husby and I getting ready to leave for a couple of days. We usually have to come back at least two times!)


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