Friday, June 7, 2024

Ruth(less), Loafing (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Nature Friday


Feline Friday was originally started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude (may he rest in peace), and i'm going to believe it's because he liked 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!

Ruth(less) like to "loaf" (sit with paws tucked, looking like a loaf of bread) in some interesting places.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15 And Meowing, 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. If I were a cat, I would hiss at _________.

2. _________ is a hidden gem in my part of the country.

3. _________ went downhill after _________.

4. _________ is the most worn item in my wardrobe.

1. If I were a cat, I would hiss at   politicians, polluters, predators (human traffickers and pedophiles) and producers who put products in particularly preposterous packaging.

2. The Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center and The Burden Plantation are   (is a) hidden gem(s) in my part of the country.   The one is a bayou you can visit right in town, the other showcases what life was like on a real working plantation.

3. My health   went downhill after   my second pregnancy, and came back up years later when i started to recover, started exercising and eating right, and has stayed mostly stable ever since.

Alternate answer 3. Civilization   went downhill after   Adam and Eve became the first people to not really read the Apple Terms of Service.

4. My work uniform of jeans and at-shirt with a heavy-duty multi-pocketed apron   is the most worn item in my wardrobe.   I am figuring, of course, the statement provider meant "most often worn" and not "most worn out."  If the latter was intended, it's my old, comfy but falling apart house dress.


Nature Friday is hosted by LLB in Our Backyard Simply post a picture of the natural world and link up!   


Today is:

Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark

Daniel Boone Day -- Kentucky, US (date in he first sighted, in 1767, what would become Kentucky)

Flag Day -- Peru

Journalist's Day -- Argentina (marking the first publication of a newspaper in Argentina on this day in 1810)

Labour Day / Sir Randol Fawkes Day -- Bahamas

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Donut Day -- US (successor to the original Donut Day begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI and as a fundraiser in Chicago, and it is still used as a fundraiser there for Salvation Army projects; look for a doughnut shop to give out freebies near you)

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man

Sette Giugno -- Malta (commemoration of the tragedy of June 7, 1919, considered their National Day)

St. Meriadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf and against deafness)

Union Dissolution Day -- Norway

VCR Day -- the first Sony Betamax went on sale today in 1975

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (multi-day festival for Vesta, goddess of the hearth, this first day termed the Vesta Asperit; through the 15th)

Vivien Kellems Memorial Day -- born this date in 1896, she fought the IRS and income tax for her whole life

Anniversaries Today:

Jimmy Osmond marries Michele Larson, 1991

YMCA is founded by George Williams, 1844

Birthdays Today:

Michael Cera, 1988

Anna Kournikova, 1981

Larisa Oleynik, 1981

Bill Hader, 1978

Allen Iverson, 1975

Bear Grulls, 1974

Karl Urban, 1972

Roberto Alagna, 1963

Prince, 1958

Louise Erdrich, 1954

Liam Neeson, 1952

Orham Pamuk, 1952

Jenny Jones, 1946

Bill Kreutzmann, Jr, 1946

Tom Jones, 1940

John Napier Turner, 1929

Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917

Dean Martin, 1917

Jessica Tandy, 1909

Virginia Apgar, 1909

James Braddock, 1906

Paul Gauguin, 1848

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters(Film), 1984

"Johnny Cash Show"(TV), 1969

"The $64,000 Question"(TV), 1955

"The Seven Deadly Sins"(satirical ballet chanté), 1933

Today in History:

The first Crusaders begin their Siege of Jerusalem, 1099

Port Royal, Jamaica, is devastated by an earthquake, 1692

David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, 1800

Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada, 1832

1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec, 1866

Tolbert Lanston receives patents for monotype typesetting machines, 1887

Norway's parliament dissolves  its union with Sweden, 1905

Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public, 1975

Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public, 1982

Mt. Pinatubo erupts, sending an ash cloud 7km/14.3mi high, 1992

The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon, 2000

According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula, 2013

The journal "Science" publishes studies that show the Mars Curiosity Rover has found organic matter, including methane, on Mars, 2018

According to the UN, more than 4 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to the economic crisis, 2019

Bdelloid rotifer multicellular organisms, frozen in Siberia for about 24,000 years, "come back to life" after being thawed by Russian scientists, 2021

The Economist Intelligence Unit names Aukland, New Zealand the world's most livable city, and Damascus, Syria, the least livable city, 2021

A new study reveals Shark Bay sea grass, which grows off Western Australia and has been cloning itself for 4,500 years, may be world's largest plant, covering 77 square miles of sea floor, 2022


  1. I always enjoy your fill ins and am glad that your health has recovered - and appreciate the work you put in to make that happen.

  2. Ruth is a pretty cat. I am glad your health recovered.

  3. Hmmm, interesting loafing spot indeed, sweet Ruth. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, huh? Best not let my mom know.

  4. Ruth is a delightful treat this morning. And also that blooming shrub. Happy Friday

  5. Kitties do find the craziest places to hang out! Great answers on the fill ins. Eating right and exercise can really change a person's health for the better, but you have to be ready to change the way you eat as a good diet goes against most of what people eat these days.

  6. Ruth is great at loafing. Your answers were great (especially alternate 3)

  7. Ruth is a beautiful tortie. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #3. :) XO

  8. Such a pretty tortie kitty! Those werer great fill-in answers too.

  9. Love that Ruthless! What a great name for a cat.

  10. Ruth(less) you gave us a great pose.
    I enjoyed your Nature and fill ins too
    Thank you for hosting
    Hugs cecilia

  11. Loafing is a good word. I love you fill-ins this time around.

  12. Beautiful kitty and gorgeous tree photos ~ hugs,

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

  13. Love the places cats pick to snooze. One I had many years ago, slept in our big bird feeder. Never saw him catch a bird, but he did swat at a few when it was HIS nap time!

  14. So glad you got your health back on track! And, oh yes, the loaf of bread pose. LOL. Have a great weekend. :)

  15. Chocolate ice cream day? Yum. Lola does her loafing on the windowsill all summer and on my bed in winter.

  16. Ruth(less), that is most definitely some top notch loafin'! :)

  17. Don't leave the crumbs, when you're finish loafin' sweetie😸😸Excellent work on the fill-ins. We agree with #1. Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

  18. Charlee: "Cat does not live as bread alone! Or something like that ..."


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