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Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i’m going to believe it’s because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it’s simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee’s page for the rules and the code.
This is Buddy:
Buddy wandered up to the shelter a few years ago, and while he accepted food proffered, he showed himself quite able to take care of himself outdoors. He was neutered and given shots, but he wanted to stay outside except during the flood and the snow. He adored treats, lying under cars to get out of the sun, and being scratched behind the ears.
He was allowed to live life the way he chose, and two other strays, both female, showed up to follow him around adoringly. They were caught and vetted, but unlike Buddy, they are truly feral and won’t come near people.
A week ago, Buddy limped to the front door and asked to come in. The vet said it’s either he got in a fight and his back leg was bitten and is infected, or he got hit by a car. Either way, the exam also showed he has stomatitis, which means all of his teeth need to be pulled.
He’s been living in the director’s office, being a sweetheart, so his roaming days are over. Once his teeth are gone and his leg heals, he will be adopted to a forever home, and there’s a volunteer who is already making noises about wanting him.
His “harem” may miss him, but they will continue to be fed and cared for outdoors, where they are comfortable.
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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 ______________ go hand in hand.
2. _____________________ makes my heart happy.
3. Don’t be afraid to _________.
4. If _________ was a sport, I would win hands down.
1. Relaxing and reading go hand in hand.
2. Having lots of books to read makes my heart happy. (Of course my family does, too, but since that’s a given and everyone knows it already, i wanted to give something else as my answer.)
3. Don’t be afraid to read something that is not necessarily in your usual favorite genre(s). You might be pleasantly surprised.
4. If being myself was a sport, I would win hands down.
Anniversary of the Founding of Lima — Lima, Peru
Arbor Day — Florida and Louisiana, US
Art Deco Weekend — Miami, FL, US (for die hard fans; through Sunday)
Confession of St. Peter — Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican Christian
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter — Roman Catholic Church (celebrated as the founding of the papacy)
Feast of Neith — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting)
Four an’ Twenty Day — Scotland (24 days after Christmas)
Hair Dryer Appreciation Day — no history on this, but if you love your hair dryer, more power to you
Jazz Day — Jazz gets recognized, it plays the Met!
Lee-Jackson Day — Virginia, US
Montana Winter Fair — Lewistown, MT, US (from farm exhibits to a fiddler’s contest, there’s fun to be had here; through the 27th)
National Lay Awake and Whisper in the Dark Night — another one i can’t fathom or find out why it even exists
National Peking Duck Day
Revolution Day — Tunisia
Royal Thai Armed Forces Day — Thailand (former Siam)
Santa Prisca Day — Taxco, Mexico
Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo — Fort Worth, TX, US (the world’s first indoor professional rodeo, since 1918; through Feb. 9)
Thesaurus Day — birth anniversary of Peter Roget
Tip-Up Town USA — Houghton Lake, MI, US (Michigan’s largest family winter festival, through Sunday and next weekend, Friday-Sunday)
UFO Day — see the history section, 1644
Unsliced Bread Day — from this day in 1943, until the war ended, US bakers sold only unsliced bread loaves so no steel had to be diverted from the war effort for slicing machine blades
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity — Christian (from the celebration of the Confession of St. Peter to the celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25)
Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival — Whittlesea, England (the “straw bear” goes through the town collecting gifts and performing, and on Sunday, the costume is burned amid much celebration; a festival celebrated since medieval times)
Winnie the Pooh Day — birth anniversary of Winnie’s author A.A. Milne
Wesley College, Melbourne is established, 1866
Henry VII of England weds Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, 1486
Jason Segal, 1980
Dave Batista, 1969
Jesse L. Martin, 1969
Jane Horrocks, 1964
Kevin Costner, 1955
Bobby Goldsboro, 1941
Davis Eli “David” Ruffin, 1941
Curtis Charles (Curt) Flood, 1938
Ray Dolby, 1933
Evelyn Lear, 1931
John Boorman, 1930
Constance Moore, 1920
Danny Kaye, 1913
Cary Grant, 1904
Oliver Hardy, 1892
A.A. Milne, 1882
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 1856 (The African-American doctor who performed the first open heart surgery.)
Thomas A. Watson, 1854 (“Come here, Watson, I need you,” said Bell)
Peter Mark Roget, 1779
Daniel Webster, 1782
Daigo, Emperor of Japan, 885
“The Jeffersons”(TV), 1975
“Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour”(TV), 1948
“The Nose”(Shostakovich’ opera), 1930
Today in History:
Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong, 1126
Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru, 1535
The first documented UFO sighting in America, by some very perplexed pilgrims in Boston, 1644
Pirate Henry Morgan defeats the Spanish defenders and captures Panama, 1670
San Jose, California is founded, 1777
Captain James Cook stumbles upon the Sandwich Islands (Hawai’i), 1778
The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay, 1788
Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, the first US electrical journal, begins publication, 1840
Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, J. C. Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom, 1884
Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England, 1886
The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time, 1896
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States, 1903
The first shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania, flown by Eugene B. Ely), 1911
English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before, 1912
Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia, 1915
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri, 1916
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden, 1944
Willie O’Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut, 1958
A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War, 1974
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease, 1977
Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs), 1981*
The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals to his family, 1983
Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided, 1997
The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth, 2000
Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over, 2002
A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia, 2003
The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, 2005
Hurricane Kyrill becomes one of Western Europe’s deadliest storms, 2007
An amateur astronomer in Peterborough, England, discovers a new, Neptune-sized exoplanet, 2012
For the first time ever, lifeguards in Australia rescue endangered swimmers with a drone, using it to drop a rescue pod flotation device, 2018