Friday, April 19, 2024

Quite a Good Indicator (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins


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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!

If you want to adopt a cat that is unflappable, it’s quite a good indication this cat is a good candidate when a jumpy, yappy dog goes by and the cat is not even phased by it.

Cleaning the adoption “catio” at a local pet store, one of the grooming salon customers walked past right after his session, and these two cats never turned a whisker.

By the time i
 thought to take a photo, he was a bit of a distance away.

They both just watched as the dog leapt and barked, then went on with their day.  Milo even got up for a closer look, Nora just sat.


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 remake of _________ would be fun.

2. My favorite cartoon character is _________.

3. I wish I had better _________ skills so that I could _________.

4. I'm proud of the progress I've made with _________.

1. A remake of _________ would be fun.   I cannot think of anything right off hand.  If it was that good the first time, why mess it up with a remake?

2. My favorite cartoon character is   Snoopy.

3. I wish I had better   office type work   skills so that I could   get a desk job.

4. I'm proud of the progress I've made with   feeling more comfortable saying a few phrases in Spanish around native Spanish speakers.


Today is:

Bendideia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival for Bendis; date approximate)

Education and Sharing Day -- in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)

Dutch-American Friendship Day -- anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the US, America's oldest continuously peaceful diplomatic relations

Independence Declaration Day -- Venezuela

John Parker Day -- many US States (anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where parker said “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”)

King Mswati III's birthday -- Swaziland

National Amaretto Day

National Cat Lady Day -- and don't say "Cat Lady" like it's a bad thing!

National Garlic Day

National Hanging Out Day -- Project Laundry List and other organizations promote bringing back the clothesline to save energy and the planet!

Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

Okoshi Daiko Festival -- Furukawa, Japan (today, hundreds of men in loincloths fight to touch a wooden frame supporting a huge taiko drum as it is carried through the streets, and tomorrow is an elegant parade with lion dancers and traditional music)

Primrose Day -- UK (anniversary of the death of Disraeli)

St. AElfheah's Day (Patron of kidnap victims; Greenwich and Solihull, England)

St. Expeditus of Melintine's Day (Patron of merchants, navigators; for expeditious and prompt solutions; against procrastination)

St. Leo IX's Day

Anniversaries Today:

Grace Kelly marries Ranier III of Monaco, 1956

Cheyney University is founded as The Institute for Colored Youth, 1837

Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI by Proxy Marriage, 1770

Birthdays Today:

Maria Sharapova, 1987

Hayden Christensen, 1981

Kate Hudson, 1979

James Franco, 1978

Luis Miguel Basteri, 1970

Ashley Judd, 1968

Al Unser, Jr., 1962

Tony Plana, 1954

Paloma Picasso, 1949

Tim Curry, 1946

Alan Price, 1942

Elinor Donahue, 1937

Dudley Moore, 1935

Jayne Mansfield, 1933

Dick Sargent, 1930

Hugh O'Brian, 1925

Eliot Ness, 1903

Lucretia Rudolph-Garfield, 1832

David Ricardo, 1772

Roger Sherman, 1721

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope"(Musical revue), 1972

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"(Musical), 1951

"Carousel"(Musical), 1945

"Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder/Mother Courage and Her Children"(Play), 1941

"National Barn Dance"(Radio), 1924

"The Bing Boys are Here"(Musical revue), 1919

"Revizor/The Government Inspector"(Comedy), 1836

"Iphigenia in Aulis,"(Opera), 1774

Today in History:

Sir Francis Drake sails to Cadiz and sinks the Spanish Fleet, 1587

Because he has no male heirs, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, assuring Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would go to his daughter, Maria Theresa, 1713

Captain James Cook sights Australia, 1770

John Adams secures Dutch recognition of the United States, and his home in The Hague becomes the first American Embassy, 1782

Venezuela achieves home rule, 1810

The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and Luxembourg as a Grand Duchy, 1839

Charles Duryea claims to have taken the first automobile built in the US for a spin, 1892

The first Boston Marathon is won by John McDermott of NY in 2:55:10, 1897

Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute  jump, 1919

The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published, 1928

Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations, 1948

The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders, 1961

Sierra Leone becomes a republic, 1971

India's first satellite, Aryabhata, is launched, 1975

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168, 1995

The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1945, 1999

His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Benedict XVI, 2005

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years, 2011

A shipwreck that may have drowned up to 900 North African migrants traveling to Europe has prompted the European Union to meet in order to develop a plan to fund and organize rescues while reducing human trafficking incidents, 2015

US Senator Tammy Duckworth, the first US Senator to give birth while holding that office, is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor, 2018 

King Mswati III changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”, 2018

New Zealand and Australia open a travel bubble between the two countries after more than a year of border closures, 2021

NASA successfully flies its drone helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, making it the first powered aircraft to fly on another world, 2021


  1. A kitty who doesn't get fazed is definitely a calm and happy kitty.

  2. Those kittens are super cute.
    Well done on getting more comfortable with your Spanish. I would like to do a remake of myself.

  3. Sweet cats. Hope everybody always finds a permanent home.

  4. We are tired of all the remakes. Producers need to get creative and come up with new ideas for shows and movies. Once and a while remakes are fun, but there are way too many these days.

  5. Nora and Milo both look like such sweetie-pies. I hope they both find forever homes very, very soon. By the way, thank you for providing that wonderful bit of history about the Petomaniac! I did see such an act last year, as well, on America's Got Talent. I'm sure it couldn't ever match the elegance of the French Fartiste, though.

  6. Pawesome fill-ins!! And those two cuties are furbulous, if only they were in the UK!!! Happy Friyay and we hope your weekend is truly blessed!

  7. Those kitten sure did great ignoring the obnoxious pooch. Good fill-in answers too!

  8. It is good that those cats were so calm when the excitable dog went past.

  9. Pretty kitties! I could agree more when it comes to remakes. Why, oh why

  10. Happy Feline Friday...those are some really chilled kitties...and Brave. The gray and white one reminded me of Angel Madi. She was a darker gray though. Most thought she was black
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. Very cute kitties. Thanks for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sure you would be fine in an office, you are very smart. XO

  12. Roadrunner for me! I really hate all remakes, it feels like taking the easy way out as opposed to coming up with a story of their own.

  13. "Never turned a whisker" – adorable phrase, and very cute cat pictures as well. :-)

  14. Oh adorable kitty photos ~ hugs,

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

  15. Sweet kitties and brave doggie😸😺You're right about the first answer. We haven't thought of it that way🙈Double Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to all of you🐾😽💞

  16. Cute to see the kittens and that they really weren't worried about the dog. Congratulations on the spanish.

  17. Milo and Nora both sound so great, and they are adorable! We so agree with your first fill in.

  18. Charlee: "It's good to be safe behind a force field! I would still have found a place to hide, though ..."


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