Friday, March 19, 2021

Cat Decor (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


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.

Zen Kitty is a new addition at the shelter:


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. I look forward to ____________________________ every spring.

2. The highlight of my week was __________________.

3. I think _________ is the word that best describes me.

4. Nothing melts my heart like _________.

1. I look forward to   all things blooming  every spring.   This area gets very, very colorful.

2. The highlight of my week was   finding something i thought i'd lost, and i'm going to tell that story on Thankful Day (Saturday).

3. I think   useful  is the word that best describes me.

4. Nothing melts my heart like   babies of just about any species.


Today is:

Commemoration of the Victory over Kadhafi -- Libya

Corn Dog Day -- some sites say the 20th; #2 Son will celebrate both days, if i can afford that many corn dogs

Greater Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (largest festival to Dionysos, lasting five days; date approximate

International Read to Me! Day -- a day for children to remind the adults in their lives to read to them often  

Kashubians' Unity Day -- among Kashubians in northern Poland

Let's Laugh Day -- a holiday spread by ecard companies, because any day is a good day for a laugh

Mojoday -- Discordianism

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Oil Nationalization Day -- Iran

Pet Passport Day -- today in 2000, the UK passed the pet passport law, allowing pets into Great Britian without quarrantine if they met certain criteria

Poultry Day -- a day to honor the role poultry plays in our lives

Quinquatria -- Roman Empirical Calendar (celebration of Minerva and Mars, especially the birthday of Minerva today; through the 23rd)

See If You Can Find Someone Who Remembers Honey West Day -- internet generated trivia question

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day -- despite what you think, the bird you saw there yesterday was not a swallow, the natives will tell you

St. Joseph's Day (Patron of bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, emigrants, expectant mothers, families, fathers, happy death, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, Oblates of St. Joseph, people in doubt, people who fight communism, pioneers, protection of the church, social justice, travellers, unborn children, wheelwrights, workers; Universal Church; over 50 cities, diocese, and countries; against doubt and hesitation)

     As Patron of fathers, his day is also Father's Day in Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

     Valencia, Spain has it's biggest day of the Las Fallas Festival today, with the fireworks.

Time Zone Day -- US Congress passed the Standard Time Act to sort out the fact that different states and cities used different times, with no rhyme or reason

World Sleep Day® -- sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, aiming to lessen the burdens of sleep problems on society; this year's theme is "Regular Sleep, Healthy Future" 

Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week begins -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Michael Bergin, 1969

Bruce Willis, 1955

Glenn Close, 1947

Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1937

Ursula Andress, 1936

Phyllis Newman, 1935

Renee Taylor, 1935

Phillip Roth, 1933

Ornette Coleman, 1930

Patrick McGoohan, 1928

Brent Scowcroft, 1925

John Joseph Sirica, 1904

Earl Warren, 1891

Edith Nourse Rogers, 1881

Charles M. Russell, 1864

William Jennings Bryan, 1860

Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847

Wyatt Earp, 1848

Sir Richard Burton, 1821

David Livingstone, 1813

Thomas Mckean, 1734

William Bradford, 1590

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Kate and Allie"(TV), 1984

"A Child of Our Time"(Oratorio), 1944

"Amos and Andy"(Radio), 1928

"Faust"(Opera), 1859

"Die Braut von Messina"(Schiller Play), 1803

Today in History:

A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China, 1279

Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men, 1687

The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, 1863

Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet, 1915

Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history, 1916

The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time, 1918

Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today, 1954

Gumby makes his debut, 1957

The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction, 1965

Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup, 1966

India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty, 1972

The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN, 1979

Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating the Falklands War with the United Kingdom, 1982

Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election, 2002

A cosmic burst, GRB 080319B, that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed, 2008

After two decades of being closed due to civil war, the Somali National Theater reopens in Mogadishu, 2012

The papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis is held in St. Peter's Square, 2013

The world's last male northern white rhino, 45 year old Sudan, dies in Kenya, 2018

American Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first woman to win mathematics' Abel Prize, 2019


  1. I like your fill-ins. I too look forward to all things blooming. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Zen kitty is great.
    I think you seriously underestimate yourself in your fill-ins. You are indeed useful - but a HEAP more than that too. Compassionate, giving, generous, kind - to name just some of your positive attributes.

  3. That Zen kitty *Smile*
    Looking forward o lost-and-found tale. And like EC useful was not the first word I would have chosen. She's thinking in the rigth direction ;)

  4. What a fab new edition :-)

    I liked your replies roll on summer I say the sun is out here in London it's a miracle heheh!

    Have a zentastic safe weekend 👍😷😷😷

  5. A Zen cat is a good thing. We approve.

    Love your fill-ins. You found something you though you lost. I remember the guitar strings from yesterday. Something new I'm guessing.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  6. I'll celebrate any day that has chocolate in it.
    Useful is definitely a good thing to be. I know there are day when "Useless" describes me. Have a blessed week.

  7. Mimi, I tried to post a link to a cat piece from my blog. I don't know what happened but it's gone to edit. I didn't mean for it to do that, obviously. Now I can't see how to take it down. x

  8. Mimi- great answers- but you are more than useful! You are a terrific person and always helping others!

  9. Those were really good answers and we like Zen kitty!

  10. Wonderful Zen kitty ~ I have 2 Zen dogs ~ Great fill ins too ~ Happy Weekend to You ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. We like Zen Kitty and great fill ins too.

  12. I love the zen kitty. I want one for my garden!

  13. I had a long gap in my brain last night as I tried to remember the name of someone! So I look forward to when I remember it! :)

    I hope you have a most enjoyable weekend, messymimi. Take good care. :)

  14. I have wanted one of those zen kitties! So cute!! Useful? Very good! That one would be hard for me to answer. I love blooms and little critters, especially feline ones!

  15. I like the Zen kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can't wait to hear about what you found that was lost. Have a nice weekend. XO

  16. Zen Kitty! I've never seen one before.

  17. Mimi,

    Spring blooms are a welcome sight after a dreary gray winter. :) National Corn Dog Day...I haven't had a corn dog in forever it seems. I need to either make some or buy them. I keep saying I'm going to make some from scratch but haven't yet. Perhaps this is a sign that I need to do it. :D

  18. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! It really is wonderful when things start blooming in the spring. We have a few pops of color here and there, but I can't wait it all to really start blooming, because it's such a wonderful sight. Have a wonderful week!

  19. Great fill in and always my pleasure to be here with you.


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