Friday, March 24, 2017

Kittens and Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is...

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)

2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code

3) paste the code under your cat picture

4) add your name and link

That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

Kittens don't stay in the shelter very long.

They will be adopted very fast!


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 McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader. 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! 

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 46: March 24, 2017

1. In the Spring, I look forward to ____________.

2. I would love to have a _________________ party. 

3. Few know this about me, but ________________________.

4. No one ___________________.

1. In the Spring, i look forward to sunshine and flowers.  Even more, though, i do not look forward to the swamp heat i know is coming.

2. I would love to have a birthday party for each of the children like i did when they were little.  It was so simple then.

3. Few know this about me, but i would drive like the "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" if i thought i could get away with it.

4. No one should be allowed to force others to convert to their religion, especially by using terror and causing mayhem.  Believe what you want, tell me what you believe in a civilized manner, do not demand that i convert.

Today is:

All-Northwest Barbershop Ballad Contest -- Forest Grove, OR, US (quartets from throughouth the Pacific Northwest compete in an 1890s setting; through tomorrow)

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament -- Stamford, CT, US (puzzle lovers, unite!  through Sunday)

Commonwealth Covenant Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Israel

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice -- Argentina

Dies Sanguines -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sacrifices to the war goddess Bellona)

Houdini Day -- see if you can pull a disappearing act in his honor

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims -- UN

Kazimiras Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (return of the larks)

Komoeditsi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calandar (honors the great Bear God, Meveshii Bog and includes sacrifices to the Great God of Honey)

Left-of-Field Fanciers' Fortnight begins -- Fairy Calendar

Macon, Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival -- Macon, Georgia ("The Pinkest Party on the Planet"; through April 3)

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Revolution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Pandia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus that immediately followed the Greater Dionysia; date approximate)

Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival -- Monroeville, PA, US (fun way to break up the spring fever blues; through Sunday)

St. Catherine of Sweden's Day (Patron against miscarriages)

St. Gabriel the Archangel's Day (traditional date, now usually celebrated in September; Patron of childbirth, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, stamp collectors, telephone workers)

St. MacCairthinn of Clogher (St. Patrick's "Strong Man" and fellow worker; Patron of Clogher, Ireland)

World Tuberculosis Day -- UN & WHO

Birthdays Today:

Peyton Manning, 1976
Alyson Hannigan, 1974
Lara Flynn Boyle, 1970
Sharon Corr, 1970
Mase, 1970
Mark "The Undertaker" Calaway, 1965
Annabella Sciorra, 1964
Star Jones, 1962
Donna Pescow, 1954
Louie Anderson, 1953
Alan Sugar, 1947
R. Lee Ermey, 1944
Bob Mackie, 1940
Steve McQueen, 1930
Byron Janis, 1928
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919
Dorothy Height, 1912
Joseph Barbera, 1911
Clyde Barrow, 1909
Ub Iwerks, 1901
Dorothy Constance Stratton, 1899
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 1887
Edward Weston, 1886
Harry Houdini, 1874
Andrew W. Mellon, 1855
William Morris, 1834
John Wesley Powell, 1834
Fanny Crosby, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nightline"(TV News), 1980
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"(Play), 1955
"Native Son"(Play), 1941
"Letter from America"(Radio), 1946

Today in History:

Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus, 1401
James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England, 1603
The first game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia, 1629
Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island, 1664
Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers, 1765
Benjamin West of the US becomes president of Royal Academy of London, 1792
In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr., 1832
Canada gives African men the right to vote, 1837
Robert Koch of Germany announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis), 1882
Oscar Straus is appointed the first Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey), 1887
A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history, 1896
"Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world, 1906
Greece becomes a republic, 1923
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth, 1934
The longest game in NHL history is played between Detroit and Montreal; Detroit scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime and won the game 1-0, 1936
In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III, 1944
The British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership, 1946
Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761), 1958
NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing, 1965
The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland, 1972
In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón, 1976
Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador, 1980
In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of petroleum after running aground, 1989
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 1993
Apple Inc. releases the first version of the Mac OS X operating system, 2001
Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election, 2008


  1. Cute kitties. They can be very hyperactive but they are cute!

  2. Awwww! they are so cute they will be snapped up quickly :-)

    Have a tabbytastic weekend :-)

  3. What cute kitties! They make me smile!

  4. Oh they are most adorable. I would probably take them all so they can stay together. So cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. Too bad adult cats aren't desired as much as kittens.

  6. Very cute kittens, it would be nice if someone adopted all 3 together. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, you always have great answers.I completely agree on #4.I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. No one can resist kittens! It's good they grow up or I would want at least a dozen of them! But when it comes to adopting an older adult that has been surrendered or abandoned makes such an awesome, loving pet. My heart always goes out to them!

    If only we could keep Spring and Fall and do away with the two seasons in the middle! :-) I miss children's birthday parties the way they used to be, without a zillion dollars spent and a guest list of 50 or more! Ours were simple and fun and festive and long remembered! I am laughing to think of you zooming down the highway like that! :-) And yes, on #4... Amen, amen! Respecting the rights of others!!

  8. KITTIES!!!! :) My heart melts at the sight of kittens. :)

    I love spring for the same reasons you do - and when I lived in PA, also had that dread of the cloying heat that always arrived immediately after spring had sprung (and sometimes we'd bypass spring altogether and just race right into the heat of summer). Another reason I'm so very glad I've moved back to my home state of Washington - we actually get four legitimate seasons and don't have many days of extreme heat in the summer! Of course I've probably just jinxed our summer...heh!!

    OH YES! It was so much simpler to do the kids' birthday parties when they were younger. I'd love to do those again.

    Your answer to #3 cracked me up!!

    AMEN to your answer to #4 - I agree with you 1000%! :) Have a great weekend!

  9. I just love the "cat hammocks" you have at the shelter. They look so comfy. Happy Birthday Peyton! I agree with all your fill-ins. It's kind of a shame things were easier long ago. Now everything costs so much... Have a great weekend!

  10. You are right, no one should be forced to convert to another religion. Most Muslims we know are very kind and tolerant of other religions. I think that there are extreme factions in all religions.

  11. I agree. We should all be free to believe what we believe and share our beliefs without being blasted for it. There's a difference between sharing and badgering. Some folks haven't learned that lesson yet.

    Amen to your #1 answer! We've already reached 100 degrees at least once this year and that was in February!

    I would love to be in Macon, Georgia, for that Cherry Blossom Festival. Just think of all the beautiful flowers and photo opportunities!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  12. awesomely adorable kitties! Thanks for all you do!

  13. Kid's birthday parties are major productions these days. Sweet kitties. I don't understand the need some have to go overboard to convince others that their religion is the only one. I think folks should tell what they believe and why and let others make up their own minds.

  14. ahhh, sunshine and flowers.. and kittens!! :)
    Much nicer than ice, snow and rain that is our current days.
    #4 - so true!! Each of use has to use our Free Will to find their own way. You can't take it from someone.

  15. Oh, my gosh, are those babies adorable. The season will be starting here soon. your answers are great, Mimi. I tend to drive a little fast on the backroads; I have to reign myself in sometimes. I agree about religion. Totally. Hugs!


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