Friday, April 2, 2021

Buddy and Baby, and Friendly Fill-Ins, an A to Z Post


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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.

Buddy, one of Ms. G's cats, was not able to snooze in his favorite chair as Ms. G had something in it at the time, so he grabbed another.

Baby didn't like that, she doesn't like change.  So she climbed to the top of the cat tree to keep an eye on him.

She's so suspicious.


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. ____________________is such an inconvenience.

2. My favorite part of the Easter ( or Passover) meal is ____________________.

3. I would like to find an Easter egg filled with _________.

4. For me, _________ is a deal-breaker.

1. Bad traffic  is such an inconvenience.

2. My favorite part of the Easter ( or Passover) meal is   the salad, what else does a vegetarian say?

3. I would like to find an Easter egg filled with   magical chocolate that has no calories but tastes like regular chocolate!

4. For me,  unkindness  is a deal-breaker.


A blessed and beautiful Good Friday to all who observe it.


Today is

Feast of Acan -- Ancient Mayan Calendar (god of wine, whose name means either "belch" or "groan", depending on your source -- although both seem apt, one during the celebration, the other after; date approximate)

Great Lovers Day -- you don't have to be a Cassanova to celebrate the great lovers in your life!

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)

     National Hot Cross Bun Day -- US (always on Good Friday)

     Procession of the Mysteries -- Taranto, Italy

     Via Crusus (Way of the Cross) -- San Fernando, Philippines (reenactment of the Passion)

     World Marbles Day (always on Good Friday)

Hospital Admitting clerks Day -- remembering those people at the front desk who make sure you get in and to the right place

International Children's Book Day -- on the birth anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen

Malvinas Day -- Argentina (honors veterans of the Falklands War)

National Ferret Day -- US (The American Ferret Association)

National Love Your Produce Manager Day -- with its own Facebook page 

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

National Walk to Work Day -- US (originally sponsored by Prevention Magazine, and different from the one in September) 

Reconciliation Day -- as recommended by columnist Ann Landers, use today to reach out and mend a broken relationship

Sizdehbedar -- Iran (Nature Day)

Spring Fever and Medical Aid Appeal -- Fairy Calendar

St. Francis of Paloa's Day (Patron of boatmen, mariners, naval officers, sailors, travellers, watermen; Amato, Italy; Calbria, Italy; Fossato Serraita, Italy; Sant'Agata di Esaro, Italy; against fire, plague, and sterility)

St. Urban of Langres' Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, gardeners, vine dressers/vine growers/vintners; Dijon, France; Langres, France; against alcoholism, blight, fainting, frost, storms)

Taily Day, Scotland (engage in pranks related to your tail end, a second day of April fooling)

Thai Heritage Conservation Day -- Thailand

Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day -- Belarus

World Autism Awareness Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

Napoleon Bonaparte marries the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, 1810

Birthdays Today:

Bethany Joy Galeotti, 1981

Christopher Meloni, 1961

Pamela Reed, 1953

Ron "Horshack" Palillo, 1949

Camille Paglia, 1947

Emmylou Harris, 1947

Linda Hunt, 1945

Leon Russell, 1942

Dr. Demento, 1941

Marvin Gaye, 1939

Jack Webb, 1920

Charles White, 1918

Alec Guinness, 1914

Buddy Ebsen, 1908

Max Ernst, 1891

Walter Chrysler, 1875

Emile Zola, 1840

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, 1834

Hans Christian Anderson, 1805

Giovanni Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, 1725

Charlemagne, 742

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Nickelodeon(TV Cable Channel), 1979

"Dallas"(TV), 1978

"2001: A Space Odyssey"(Film), 1968

"As the World Turns"(TV), 1956

"The Edge of Night"(TV), 1956

Symphony No. 1 in C major(Beethoven Op. 21), 1800

Today in History:

Mehmed II begins his siege of Istanbul/Constantinople, 1453

Juan Ponce de Leon becomes the first European to set foot in Florida, 1513

"American Farmer," the first successful agricultural journal, begins publication, 1819

Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for president of the US, 1870

The first Easter egg roll is held on the White House lawn, 1877

Puerto Rico is given limited self rule by the US Congress, 1900

The first full time movie theater, the "Electric Theater," opens in Los Angeles, 1902

The Titanic undergoes sea trials under her own power, 1912

President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany, 1917

Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia, 1930

Charles Lindbergh turns over the $50,000 ransom for his kidnapped son, 1932

The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London, 1962

Argentine forces sieze the Falkland Islands, beginning the Falklands War, 1982

Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province (British Columbia), 1991

Israeli forces surround and besiege the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated, 2002

Three widows and two daughters of Osama bin Laden were charged with illegally living in Pakistan; they were sentenced with 45 days in jail and fined $114 each, 2012

The Arms Trade Treaty, the first-ever bill to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons, is passed by the U.N. General Assembly, 2013

Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%, 2013

NASA states goals to go back to the Moon by 2024, and by 2033 to be sending astronauts to Mars, 2019


  1. Baby looks very like Jazz - who is also suspicious.
    And yes, unkindness is a deal breaker for me too.

  2. Suspicious Baby doesn't look happy too. I like your fill-ins. I want magical chocolates too!

  3. Baby is funny having to keep an eye on Buddy!
    Wouldn't #3 be wonderful! Eat as much chocolate as you like, and no come back.

  4. Cats can be so strange! Have a great Easter weekend!

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  6. Mimi,

    Baby looks like a beasty kitty watching her prey below,just waiting for the right instance to bounce off her lofty height unto her unsuspecting prey. Great answers to the fill-ins. I ran out of time this week to get my normal plays into motion. Hopefully next week will be better. Bravo on today's prompt!

    Stop by to see my latest Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch series, Bugs Bunny on Curious as a Cathy!

  7. LOL she is in observing mode :-)

    I want ~3 too heheh! and I agree with #4

    Have a funfilled eggtastic safe Easter 👍 😷😷😷

  8. She looks a bit threatening up there! As for magical Easter eggs, bring 'em on!

  9. Have a respectful Good Friday Mimi.

    1. Waiting out in the cold is such an inconvenience.

    2. My favorite part of the Easter ( or Passover) meal is eating Easter bread with butter & jam.

    3. I would like to find an Easter egg filled with money, lots of money.

    4. For me, anyone showing disrespect is a deal-breaker.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. I love you fill ins answers,I hope you will like mine.

  11. Kitties have their routines and they don't like them changed. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins. Unkindness is a deal breaker indeed.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Happy Easter. ♥

  12. Great kitty photos and your fill-ins are purrfect! Have a lovely day and Happy Early Easter!

  13. Your B Cats ROCK! Such typical behavior (well same as the cats here). I Love your fill-in answers! Mimi you rock! And now I am off to play some Taily day jokes!

  14. Those kitties sure know what they like, or don't like! Those were really good answers!

  15. Such cute kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Chocolate without calories would be wonderful. XO

  16. Since it's Passover and I can't eat Easter eggs, I would like to find an Easter egg filled with money!

  17. Unkindness is definitely a deal breaker. I once had an Easter Egg filled with many smaller Easter Eggs.
    The cat does look suspicious, wondering why the other one is in a different chair.

  18. Great fillins and sweet kitty photo in the 'tree' observing all ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. I don't blame Baby. Change makes me suspicious as well.
    And I'm with you on both the salad and the chocolate. Mmm...

  20. Cats really are so entertaining. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I would love me some magic chocolate. If you ever find any, please let me know. I hope you and your entire family had a very happy and blessed Easter!