Friday, February 24, 2023

Just Doing Kitten Things (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was originally started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude (who no longer blogs), and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

He handed hosting duties off to Sandee at Comedy Plus, and now she's entrusting it to me.  Wish me luck!  

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!

Kittens at the shelter, doing kitten stuff (and getting adopted).


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. An item discontinued that I want brought back is _________.

2. I would _________ every day if I could.

3. It's almost time for _________, and I can't wait.

4. _________ were the good old days.

1. An item discontinued that I want brought back is   the "slipper sox" Grandma used to get from her favorite drug store, they are the main thing she wears now around the house since she fell last year.  She says they were the best ever and she's never been able to find any so good since, and we've tried.  She still has some, very worn and not long for this world.

2. I would   throw caution to the wind and eat a vegan dessert  every day if I could.   Alas, even if it is supposedly "healthier," i have to watch myself around treats.

3. It's almost time for   our family's first "birthday season" of the year, when most of the birthdays happen,   and I can't wait.  (Almost all of our family birthdays are clustered in a few weeks in spring and autumn, i think of them as "birthday seasons.")

4. These ARE  were the good old days.   Enjoy now because you don't want to say at the end of your life, as Colette did, "What a wonderful life I've had!  I only wish I'd realized it sooner."


Today is:

Amun in the Festival of Raising Heaven -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dragobete -- Romania (lover's day, and the day birds choose a mate, also considered by locals as the first day of spring)

Flag Day -- Mexico

Giving of Shoes -- Fairy Calendar

Gregorian Calendar Day -- Gregory XIII issued the Papal Bull requiring Roman Catholics to adopt his calendar reform on this day; the effective date of adoption was to be Oct. 4, 1582

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Iseseisvuspaev/Independence Day -- Estonia(1918)

National Artist Day -- Thailand

National Tortilla Chip Day

N'cwala -- Zambia (Thanksgiving festival, celebrated with traditional dance, music, and specially brewed beer)

Nylon Toothbrush Day -- the first ones went on sale this date in 1938

Obnoxious Day -- probably started as a joke, the only ones who benefit from this day are the ecard companies

Regifugium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (flight of the king)

St. Æthelberht of Kent's Day (first Christian King of the Anglo-Saxons; some have his day listed tomorrow instead)

Anniversaries Today:

Hadassah is founded, 1912

Western Washington University is established, 1899

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America, 1893

Birthdays Today:

Billy Zane, 1966

Kristin Davis, 1965

Eddie Murray, 1956

Paula Zahn, 1956

Steven Jobs, 1955

Alain Prost, 1955

Helen Shaver, 1951

George Thorogood, 1950

Edward James Olmos, 1947

Rupert Holmes, 1947

Barry Bostwick, 1945

Joe Lieberman, 1942

James Farentino, 1938

Renata Scotto, 1937

Michel Legrand, 1932

Mark Lane, 1927

Stephen Hill, 1922

Abe Vigoda, 1921

Chester W. Nimitz, 1885

Honus Wagner, 1874

Winslow Homer, 1836

Wilhelm Karl Grimm, 1786

Ibn Battutah, 1304

Emperor Toba of Japan, 1103

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Peer Gynt"(Play), 1876

"Rinaldo"(HWV 7), 1711

"L'Orfeo"(SV318), 1607

Today in History:

St. Francis of Assisi, age 26, receives his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy, 1208

In the first imperial coronation by a pope, Charles V is crowned by Clement V, 1530

Pope Gregory XIII, by decree, institutes what is now known as the Gregorian Calendar, correcting the older Julian Calendar, 1582

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance, 1607

The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, 1711

The US Supreme Court first declares a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison), 1803

London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute, 1804

The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West, 1831

William Otis of Pennsylvania patents the steam shovel, 1839

The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1868

Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached, 1868

The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries, 1875

China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty, 1881

Chicago is selected to host the Columbian Exposition, 1890

Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine, 1893

Hudson Motor Car Company is founded, 1909

National Public Radio is founded in the United States, 1970

The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal, 1980

Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981

A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II, 1983

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, 1989

The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church, 1996*

Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea, 2007

Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years, 2008

Final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, 2011

Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat within the Vatican and gives it the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time, 2014

The Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publishes a study of the first animal that doesn't need oxygen to breathe, a tiny parasite living in salmon tissue, 2020

*The Romans counted Feb. 24 twice in leap years, instead of adding Feb. 29; that continued in many places until 1996


  1. Aww! they LQQK adorable :-)

    I liked your replies it's typical that something you like etc always gets discontinued even though it's popular grr

    Have a soxtastic weekend👍

  2. So many kittens to take care of. Thank you.

    God bless.

  3. The kittens are lovely! Whenever you find something you like, it always seems to get discontinued after a while.

  4. I purchased a pair of slipper socks a couple weeks ago, they were reduced to half price so I thought I'd give them a try. I can honestly say, my feet have never been happier!

  5. How can those lovely kittens not get adopted! And how right about recognize these are the good times and enjoy every moment.

  6. Like you, we have birthday seasons One big in summer (8 of 13 having their birthdays within 5 weeks) and two small ones for the rest now and in December. It is fun, but I miss some birthday fun in those other months. For me the good old days - also when I liver through them - were the year, we spent in Germany, and all the years when my kids were small. I enjoyed every (well almost ... ) moment of it.

  7. Those kittens are so darn cute, I hope they get adopted soon. I enjoyed your fill-in answers too.

  8. Those kittens are so adorable. Great fill ins - I love your answer for #4. It's perfect! Have a great weekend.

  9. Such cute kittens. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I like the idea of birthday seasons. Have you checked ebay for Grandma's socks? They seem to have everything. :

  10. Meow sweet are all adorable
    Hugs cecilia

  11. Aww what a sweet baby! Reminds me so very much of our Tiglet when he was little.

    We have birthday seasons here, too, especially since our grandbabies have been born. Ours are spring and fall, too. Our oldest daughter and I are the outliers, not really fitting into either one.

    Amen to Colette's quote! There's so very much that I wish I had realized sooner.

    Thank you for all of those interesting history tidbits. I always learn something new. I never knew about Feb 24 being used twice in a leap year. Very interesting!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  12. Happy Feline Friday! Have a great weekend! :-)

  13. What lovely little kitties, and furbulous fill-ins too! Thank mew for hosting guys, and we hope mew have a pawesome weekend!

  14. Great fill-ins and sweet kitty photos ~ hope they find their forever home soon ~

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

  15. what a sweetie pie! I have never met a cat that I did not love! Great fill-ins- especially #4. You are a very wise woman!

  16. Look at all those little cuties. We sure hope they find their happily ever afters soon! Your fill-in for #4 is wonderful, Mimi. :)

  17. Such cute kitties! I love the Fill-ins! Especially #4. You DO enjoy your life! And remind the rest of us to do the same, just by hearing about yours!


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