Friday, October 13, 2023

At the "Watering Hole" (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!

Sometimes the kitties eat a lot at night and drink a lot at night, or sometimes they play in the water and spill most of it, and they are still very thirsty when they get their water bowl refilled in the morning.


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. Before winter arrives, I need to stock up on _________.

2. Only _________ until _________.

3. I was relieved to find out _________.

4. _________ was a shocker.

1. Before winter arrives, I need to stock up on _________.  This isn't stocking up, really, i need a new heating pad, we need one more space heater, and my slippers have gone AWOL so it's probably time for a new pair anyway.

2. Only   just over a week   until   Sweetie turns 70.

3. I was relieved to find out   Mr. L only had the flu, not Covid, and he was pretty well over it by the time i went back over there to clean.

4. Reading the paper every morning is   was a shocker.


Today is:

Assassination of the Hero of the Nation Day/Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi (Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961.)

Bonn Phchum Ben -- Cambodia (Ancestors' Day; official holidays through the 15th)

Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day -- keep it working longer, and prevent a potential fire; catch the toaster and toaster oven while you're at it!

Fontinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (garlanding of fountains)

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadeg The Great Memorial Day -- Thailand

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction -- UN   

International Skeptics Day -- while there are skeptic organizations (such as here) around the globe, there's no documentation of this being celebrated internationally; maybe the creator of the day wanted us to be skeptical about it?

John Peel Day -- UK (in honor of his last broadcast)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day -- find information about this disease here

Modern Mythology Day -- internet generated, go look up a few modern myths on or snopes and have a good laugh

National M&M Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Establishment Day -- US

Runic Half-month Wyn (joy) begins

St. Colman's Day (Patron of horned cattle, horses, and those who are to be hanged; Austria; against death by hanging and plague; a blessing of horses and cattle is still held at Melk on this day)

St. Edward the Confessor's Day (Patron of kings, those in difficult marriages, separated spouses; the English Royal Family)

Train Your Brain Day -- spread around the internet by no one knows whom, but today is a good day to commit to doing what you can to keep your brain young

Vegetarian Festival -- Phuket, Thailand (lots of purification rituals and a rigid vegetarian/vegan diet are observed for spiritual cleansing and ensuring good luck; through Oct. 22)

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

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech), 1885

Cornerstone of the White House laid, 1792

US Navy is authorized by the Continental Congress, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ashanti, 1980

Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971

Nancy Kerrigan, 1969

Kate Walsh, 1967

Kelly Preston, 1962

Jerry Rice, 1962

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers, 1961

Marie Osmond, 1959

Chris Carter, 1957

Sammy Hagar, 1947

Pamela Tiffin, 1942

Paul Simon, 1941

Melinda Dillon, 1939

Nan Mouskouri, 1934

Jesse Leroy Brown, 1926

Lenny Bruce, 1925

Margaret Thatcher, 1925

Nipsey Russell, 1924

Yves Montand, 1921

Cornel Wilde, 1915

L. L. Bean, 1872

Rudolf Virchow, 1821

Mary Hays "Molly Pitcher" McCauley, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(Play), 1962

"Kukla, Fran and Ollie"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Nero becomes emperor, 54

The Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania, 409

Rabbi Issac Abarbanel begins his exegesis on the Torah, 1483

Jonathan Swift publishes the last of Drapier's letters, 1724

Charles Messier discovers the Whirlpool Galaxy, 1773

First publication of the "Old Farmer's Almanac", 1792

George Washington lays the cornerstone of the "Executive Mansion" (White House), 1792

Founding of B'nai B'rith, 1843

The first arial photo taken in the US, from a balloon over Boston, 1860

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations, which begins the revival of it as an active and growing language, 1881

Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude, 1884

Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14, 1892

Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey, 1923

Premier of "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie", 1947

Fiji joins the United Nations, 1970

The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C, 1976

Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois, 1983

End of the Lebanese Civil War, 1990

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue, 2010

In China, 23 elder members of the Communist Party of China call for ending the country's restrictions on free speech, 2010

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2016

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins a record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, 2019

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets a new world record of 2:14.04 for the women's marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old mark, 2019

Turkey's Rumeysa Gelgi, age 24, is confirmed as World's tallest living woman by Guinness World Records at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in), 2021

William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space, travelling aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on a 10 minute flight, 2021


  1. Odie likes to paddle in their water bowl - which spreads it everywhere. I am with you about the newspaper too - it is often horrifying news.

  2. I always like watching kitties sometimes they can be so comical :-)

    Have a tanfastictastic weekend and thanks for hosting 👍

  3. I like your Friday fill-ins. MIne were not hat optimistic, and the first impossible, "Before winter arrives, I need to stock up on _Sunshine_. Sigh."

  4. Not just kittens that love water. All his life Eric had a passion for it. We had to turn the drinking fountain off at night because he would scrape all the water out. After several mornings of finding the kitchen floor flooded we got an over sized litter box and put it in there. He still managed to get quite a bit on the floor.

  5. Now there's some good pictures of kittens having a great time trying to get to the water dish. Precious loves her water but mostly in the morning right after breakfast.

  6. Why do cats insist on being crazy in the dark of the night? Old man Bert likes to meow around at 1 am. Like we are going to get up and do anything with him. Thankfully it is only a few minutes and then we can all get back to sleep.

  7. Adorable kitties with the water. Great fill-ins.

  8. Such cute kitties. Thanks for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins. I always enjoy your answers. Happy early birthday to your Sweetie. My sweetie will be 70 in January. XO

  9. Although it's good that Mr. L didn't have Covid, I'm mostly glad he was better when you went over there, flu is something you really don't want to catch also.

  10. Thirsty little ones sweet photos ~ Glad Mr. L is well ~

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

  11. MOL MOL Love the watering hole photos.
    Nice to see sharing sweeties too
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. Those kitties are so precious. I liked your fill-in answers too.

  13. My Angel used to dip his paws in the water, I think just to be sure there actually was water in the bowl, because then he would drink, but never tipped it out. I always use a heavy metal bowl with a base wider than the top so it's hard to tip.

  14. Sweet and silly kittens! We are glad you're there to refill their water in the morning. :)

  15. What supurr cute kittens! Fudge likes water fountains and drinking the the tap! Happy Sunday to mew all and we hope mew have an epic day!

  16. Heating pads are so comforting. I love mine. Have a great week. :)


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