Friday, August 11, 2023

Monorailing, Little Buddy Style (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.

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!

Little Buddy is "monorailing," giving the sitting position his own, distinct style.


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. Sometimes I like _________ and sometimes I don't.

2. If I had a nickel for every time _________, I would be rich.

3. _________ is already _________, but I'm not complaining.

4. I haven't yet decided _________.

1. Sometimes I like   having very long hair i can keep in a braid  and sometimes I don't.   Mostly i do, as when my hair is short, it can take forever to tame it, but braiding works every time.

2. If I had a nickel for every time   i turn off a light or fan or appliance that's not being used right then,   I would be rich,   both from the nickels and the electric bill savings!

3. The 2024 calendar/planner i like  is already   accepting orders,   but I'm not complaining.   I like it enough to be worth ordering early.

4. I haven't yet decided   where i'm going to hide the Halloween candy this year (as there are appetites in this house that love Reese's and Butterfingers!).


Today is:

Alcatraz Day -- the first prisoners arrived this day in 1934

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Day of Honor for Oddudua -- Santeria religion (cognate of the Roman Catholic St. Clare of Assisi; credited with the creation of humans)

Dog Days end -- yes, supposedly, in this heat

Feast of St. Attracta -- Irish Catholic Saint (founded a hospice and convents, and supposedly slayed a dragon; Patron of Achonry, Ireland; Men of Lugna)

Gals Night Out 2023 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Independence Day -- Chad(1960)

Ingersoll Day

National Raspberry Bombe Day or Raspberry Tart Day -- whichever one you like best, or both, if that's the way you roll

Perseid Meteor Showers -- most years, peak visibility is tonight and especially tomorrow night; the Celts believed these meteors were due to games being played by Lugh, their sun god

Play in the Sand Day -- as per many internet sites; yeah, like at the beach, nothing like sand in your shorts, i get enough of that on vacation, thank you

Presidential Joke Day**

Royal Queensland Show -- QLD, Australia

Son and Daughter Day -- the day to give your son(s) or daughter(s) the gift of time

St. Clare of Assisi's Day -- (Foundress of the Order of Poor Ladies [Poor Clares] Franciscan nuns; Patron of embroiderers, eyes, gilders/gold workers/goldsmiths, good weather, laundry workers, needle workers, telegraphs, telephones, and television writers; Assisi, Italy; Santa Clara Indian Pueblo; against eye disease)***; related observance

     Fiesta de Santa Clara -- Santa Clara Pueblo, NM, US (Native American celebration of St. Clare of Assisi, their Patron saint, with a corn dance and prayers for rain)

St. Philomela's Day (Patron of babies, children, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, lost causes, orphans, poor people, priests, prisoners, sick people, students, test takers, toddlers, young people; against barrenness, bodily ills, infertility, mental illness, sickness, sterility)

Birthdays Today:

Will Friedle, 1976

Ashley Jensen, 1969

Viola Davis, 1965

Joe Jackson, 1955

Hulk Hogan, 1953

Stephen Wozniak, 1950

Marilyn vos Savant, 1946

Joanna Coles, 1944

Anna Massey, 1937

Arlene Dahl, 1928

Mike Douglas, 1925 (Note: he also died on this date in 2006)

Alex Haley, 1921

Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond, 1862

David Rice Atchison, 1807

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, 1667 (Last of the Medicis)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child(Film), 1989

"Die Harmonie der Welt /The Harmony of the World"(Opera), 1957

Today in History:

First day of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, used my the Maya and other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, BC3114

Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation, BC2492

Battle of Artemisium, naval battle of the Greco-Persian War, fought at the same time as the Battle of Thermopylae of the same war; Leonidas, King of Sparta, dies in the land battle, BC480*

Papandayan Java volcanic eruption kills 3,000, 1772

Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval, 1755

The world's first roller rink opens in Newport, RI, 1866

The first civilian prisoners arrive at Alcatraz, 1934

Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi, 1942

A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers, 1984

NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history, 2003

A new species of a giant carnivorous plant, Nepethes attenboroughii, is discovered in the central Philippines highlands, 2009

Jamaican runner Usain Bolt wins his third gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012

Scientists officially declare a Greenland shark to be the world's oldest living vertebrate, at over 400 years old, 2015

Michael Phelps becomes the 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event after winning the men’s 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio Olympics, 2016

Sicily records highest-ever temperature in Europe of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in city of Siracusa, 2021

During France's driest summer since 1961, the number of firefighters in south-east Boudreaux reaches 1,000 as they seek to contain a blaze which has already destroyed 7,400 hectares, 2022

*some historians give different dates

**because presidents have a sense of humor, too, as shown this day in 1984 when Reagan thought the microphone was off and joked about Russia being outlawed

***why tv? because when she became too ill to attend mass at the end of her life, a miraculous image of the service would display on the wall of her room


  1. Buddy is a cutie.
    Love your fill ins. There will be no Halloween candy here.

  2. Little Buddy is very cute. No candy here either as we live in the country with no near neighbours.

  3. Momorailing, I like that! Interesting fill-ins.

  4. Kitty looks very comfortable doing the monorailing on that armrest. We don't do Halloween trick or treat stuff anymore. Mom says it is such a hassle the never ending stream of kids coming to the door, keeping us dogs quiet, too much. This also means no candy but Mom gave up refined sugar almost a year ago, so no candy isn't a problem.

  5. Little Buddy is so sweet. He reminds me of my Domino who was a small tuxy. Tuxies are fierce!

  6. Little Buddy sure is cute and that's a darn good dangle too. Those were good fill-in answers!

  7. Little Buddy is a cutie. He looks a lot like my Friday. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and participating in the fil-ins, great answers. Hiding the candy is a good idea. I should have my hubby hide ours from me. :)

  8. Aww! Little buddy is so cute and likes having his photo taken heheh!

    Have a posetastic week and thanks for hosting 👍

  9. Little Buddy is adorable. Great fill ins. Have a great weekend!

  10. In that 3rd picture, Little Buddy looks like he's about to go skiing. Now he just needs some snow.

  11. Little Buddy is adorable. What is it about cats and arm rests? Every night I have to share the armrest of the couch with a cat.

  12. So cute, and I love that chair too. Happy Feline Friday! :)

  13. Buddy looks very comfortable on the chair. Great fill-ins.

  14. Buddy is epic, what a little cutie! Supurr fill-ins and the P.A. says SNAP on #1, she always wears her hair in a braid, in fact it's the only hairstyle she's had for the last 13 years, before that it, when it was a little shorter it was a pony tail for about a decade! MOL

  15. Sweet, sweet kitty and fun photos ~ Xo

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

  16. Little Buddy is monorailing with flair!

  17. I can't imagine sitting like Little Buddy. Everything would hurt!
    Great Fill-Ins!


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