Friday, September 22, 2023

Truce (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!

Abigail gets easily annoyed by Little Buddy, as he really can be a pest.  He plays with her, and all the other cats, even when they aren't in the mood, and he is not rebuffed by anything they do.

The only time they really get along is when they're both hungry.

Yes, Little Buddy insists on eating out of the same bowl as her.  I told you he is annoying to the other cats!


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. _________, _________, and _________ are a few of my favorite things.

2. If I had _________, I would _________.

3. You don't have to be young to _________.

4. _________ comes with age.

1.Faith, family,  and   books  are a few of my favorite things.

2. If I had   enough money,  I would   be a philanthropist when i grow up.

3. You don't have to be young to   turn a cartwheel in public, if you don't embarrass easily.

4. Age  comes with age,   unless you work at gaining wisdom, perspective, and etc.  Oh, and as Clint Eastwood says, get up every morning and don't let the old man/old woman in.


Today is:

Aizu Byakko Matsuri -- Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima, Japan (ceremonial recreation of a march to war in 1868; through the 24th)

American Business Women's Day -- US (anniversary of the founding of the American Business Women's Association)

Boidromia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; honor Apollon as god of rescue during war)

Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Coya Raymi -- Inca Native Americans (festival to honor Moon Goddess Quilla, with a focus on purging sickness and evil; through tomorrow, dates approximate)

Dear Diary Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; get it down on paper! 

Elephant Appreciation Day -- sponsored by "Elefunteria" 

Fall Astronomy Day -- Bringing Astronomy to the People (local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums and observatories sponsor public viewings, presentation, workshops, etc., to increase public awareness of astronomy and our amazing universe) 

     sponsored by The Astronomical League; find out what your local astronomy society is doing today, and go enjoy

Feast of Mikeli -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (harvest celebration; through the 24th)

Hobbit Day -- Bilbo's and Frodo's Birth anniversary

Ice Cream Cone Day -- Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for an ice cream cone mold on this day in 1903

Independence Day -- Bulgaria(1908); Mali(1960)

International Day of Radiant Peace  

Love Note Day -- some good ideas on keeping romance alive   

National Centenarians Day -- US

National White Chocolate Day

Native American Day 2023 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)


Princess Martha Louise's Birthday -- Norway (an official flag day)

Ritual of the Netjers of the Two Lands (Upper and Lower Egypt) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

St. Maurice's Day (Patron of armies, cloth dyers, cloth makers, infantrymen, soldiers, swordsmiths, weavers; Austria; Manresa, Spain; Pianello Val Tidone, Italy; Piedmont, Italy; Sardinia; Stadtsulza, Germany; Pontifical Swiss Guards; against cramps and gout)

World Car Free Day -- UN (encouraging all of us to go car free for a day, and see the world from a different perspective) began as:

     Car-Free Day -- this has spread to much of the world; try it for yourself! 

Birthdays Today:

Billie Piper, 1982

Ronaldo, 1976

Bonnie Hunt, 1964

Catherine Oxenberg, 1961

Scott Baio, 1961

Joan Jett, 1960

Andrea Bocelli, 1958

Debby Boone, 1956

Shari Belafonte, 1954

Arthur O. Sulzberger, 1951

Paul Le Mat, 1945

Junko Tabel, 1939 (first woman to summit Everest)

Tommy Lasorda, 1927

John Houseman, 1902

Michael Faraday, 1791

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694(O.S. Date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Friends"(TV), 1994

"Family Ties"(TV), 1982

"Charlie's Angels"(TV), 1976

"A Delicate Balance"(Play), 1966

"Fiddler on the Roof"(Musical), 1964

"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."(TV), 1964

"Maverick"(TV), 1957

Today in History:

Legion I Italica is created by Emperor Nero, 66

Switzerland becomes an independent state, 1499

The General Provincial Court at Patuxent, MD, US, empanels the first all female jury in the colonies to try the case of a woman accused of murdering her child, 1656

A final 8 people are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692

Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution, 1776

Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska, 1784

City of Des Moines, Iowa, is incorporated as Fort Des Moines, 1851

Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, declares that the slaves in the rebelling states shall become free on Jan. 1 of the upcoming year, 1862

Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich, 1869

The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published, 1888

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather, King George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history, 1895

Italo Marchiony granted a patent for an ice cream cone, 1903

The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain, 1910

Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first black winner of the Nobel Peace Price, 1950

The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library, 1991

David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon, 2003

CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light, 2011

NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars, 2014

The WHO warns that urgent action is needed against air pollution as it is on par with smoking and poor diet in causing premature deaths, 2021


  1. I couldn't turn a cartwheel when I was young either.
    Our cats swap bowls repeatedly at dinner time - each convinced that the other has better/more food.

  2. It's funny seeing them both crowded into the one bowl while the other is ignored.

  3. It's actually very sweet that Little Buddy likes to share his meals with Abigail, as long as he lets her eat, too.
    Brothers can be annoying, though, little or big. But I guess good intentions count for something.

  4. Was it just 1991 before the world saw the Dead Sea Scrolls! What kitty food competition. Your fillins are very good.

  5. They say food brings people together, maybe cats too?

  6. Little Buddy sure likes to keep things interesting! Those were good answers, Clint was right!

  7. AWW! You always get one heheh! would love seeing Little Buddy in action annoying everyone LOL :-)

    Have a foodtastic weekend and thanks for hosting 👍

  8. Good thing Abigail and Little Buddy can share a meal together, otherwise things could get really ugly.

  9. Little Buddy is a cutie. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I couldn't even do a cart wheel when I was a kid so I guess I won't be doing one now. :) XO

  10. Fudge is the same as Buddy, he likes to try everypawdy elses food, just in case they might have a different flavour to him! Happy Friyay sweeties we hope you have a truly epic weekend!

  11. I like your fill in and the kitties eating together is special
    Hugs and thanks for hosting

  12. Little Buddy sounds very social! :-)

  13. Loved your fill-in #4. Need to remind myself of that! So funny that Little Buddy insists out of eating from the same bowl. Thanks for your comment today! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  14. Little Buddy must need to be close with other kitty ~
    Great fillins ~ Xo ~ Sweet photos ~

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

  15. Little Buddy sounds like a classic younger sibling. Hee hee!


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