Friday, March 17, 2023

Bubba Loves You (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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!

Yes, Bubba has a home now.  He still loves you.  And food.


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. If one doesn't _________ then one doesn't deserve _________.

2. What happens at _________ stays at _________.

3. One day I will _________, but for now _________.

4. If you ask me _________, I _________.

1. If one doesn't   at least try to paddle one's own canoe  then one doesn't deserve   to get very far.

2. What happens at   Sunday afternoon naptime  stays at   Sunday afternoon naptime!

3. One day I will   be able to retire (i hope),   but for now   "I owe, I owe, so off to work i go!

4. If you ask me   and i can possibly help with it,   I   will.


This year's Irish blessing:

May those who love us, love us;

And for those who don't love us,

May G-d turn their hearts.

And if He doesn't turn their hearts,

May he turn their ankles,

So we will know them by their limping.


Today is:

Ennensai -- Kyoto, Japan (festival and traditional performances)

Evacuation Day -- Suffolk County, Massachusetts, US (day the British troops left the city in 1776)

Festival of King Amenhotep I -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (rituals dramatizing his death and burial, held in the Valley; date approximate)

Kustonu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (no planting today, to ward off insects)

Liberalia -- Ancient Roman Empire (fertility festival in rural areas)

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day -- i wonder why

Rubber Band Day -- patented in England this date in 1845 by Stephen Perry

Saint Patrick's Day (Patron of engineers, excluded people, ophidiophobics; Ireland; Nigeria; over 20 other towns/dioceses around the world; against fear of snakes, snakes and snake bite)

     a public holiday in the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Montserrat, and Ireland, and widely celebrated throughout the world, especially with parades

     Trefuilnid Treochair (Feast of Triple Bearer of the Triple Key) -- Ireland (Ireland's National Day)

     Saint Patrick's Day Parades -- various cities around the English speaking world hold their celebrations on the Saturday or Sunday nearest the Saint's day

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birth Anniversary -- Bangladesh

St. Gertrude's Day (Patron of cats, for accomodations and lodging while traveling, gardeners, mentally ill people, pilgrims, poor people, sick people, suriphobics, travellers, widows; Nivelles, Belgium; against fear of mice and rats, fever, insanity and mental disorders, mice and rats)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day (Patron of funeral directors, morticians/undertakers, pallbearers, tin miners, tin smiths; Glastonbury Cathedral)

Submarine Day -- the sandwich or the submersible, your choice

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 "Sleep is Essential for Health" 

Anniversaries Today:

Wellesley Female Seminary is established, 1870

Franklin D. Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt, 1905

Birthdays Today:

Caroline Corr, 1973

Mia Hamm, 1972

Rob Lowe, 1964

Arye Gross, 1960

Vicky Lewis, 1960

Gary Sinise, 1955

Lesley-Anne Down, 1954

Kurt Russell, 1951

Patrick Duffy, 1949

John Sebastian, 1944

Paul Kantner, 1941

Rudolf Nureyev, 1938

Paul Horn, 1930

Nat "King" Cole, 1919

Bayard Rustin, 1910

Bobby Jones, 1902

Shemp Howard, 1895

Jim Bridger, 1804

Roger B. Taney, 1777

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camino Real"(Play), 1953

"Kiss and Tell"(Play), 1943

"Welded"(Play), 1928

"The Girl Friend"(Musical), 1926

"Wilhelm Tell"(Play), 1804

Today in History:

In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda, BC45

Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus as the sole emperor of the Roman Empire, 180

Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr, 624

Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England, 1337

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern), 1756

George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence," 1780

The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King, 1805

Henry Jones of Bristol patents "self-raising" flour, 1845

Stephen Perry of London patents the rubber band, 1845

John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight, in Otay, California, 1884

The first practical submarine leaves the dock at NYC and submerges for one hour forty minutes, 1898

A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation, 1901

Luther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA), 1910

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium", 1950

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India, 1959

Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel, 1969

A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%, 1992

President Bush delivers an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack, 2003

Scientists discover that a large number of bacterial life forms live in the deepest part of the world's oceans, the Mariana Trench, which is about 6.831 miles deep, 2013

Archaeologists announce the discovery of an iron age warrior king burial ground that is about 2,500 years old and has 75 graves in Pocklington, Northern England, 2017

Africa's only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, confirms she is resigning amid an expenses scandal, 2018

Chad begins repaying a $100 million debt to Angola with cattle, sending more than 1,000 cows to Luanda, 2020


  1. I love you too Bubba lol enjoy your new home :-)

    Have a St Patrick's Daytastic weekend and thanks for hosting 👍

  2. I am glad handsome Bubba has been adopted.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Wonderful news when another kitty gets a furever home. And World Sleep Day. Boy, if only I did sleep.

  4. Bubba looks like a guy who might be up to something. Nice he has a home now.

  5. Bubba is a cutie. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope you can retire fairly soon. I like that Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patty's Day! XO

  6. What a lovely cat. Thank you for all your good works, Mimi.

    God bless.

  7. I'm so glad that Bubba got his own home with food. Those were good fill-in answers and Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us!

  8. I hope Bubba is very happy in his new home!

  9. A food loving feline! Great fill-ins - I owe, I owe!

  10. Bubba you are a most handsome ManCAT.
    I send St Paddy's wishes full of Luck that you soon find your furever home
    Hugs cecilia

  11. We're glad Bubba has a home. Happy St Patrick's Day and St Gertrude's day!

  12. So very happy for yoo, Bubba. Just in time to nom corned beast n cabbage with buttah. Love, Dori

  13. I love your canoe comment, fun, funny, and true. Be forewarned, I may just steal it.

  14. Very happy that Bubba has a home. Great fill ins. I hope you have a great weekend!

  15. Wonderful Irish blessing. My Saint Patrick's cake is in the oven, happy day to you as well.

  16. Happy happy St Patricks Day! Love the Irish Blessing!

  17. May the sun be on you face the wind on ye back and the road rise to meet ya! Happy St Particks day my friend.

  18. Happy Feline Friday and Happy St. Patrick's Day! :-)

  19. Hooray for Bubba! We love the description that was on his cage card. :)

  20. Oh Bubba ~ you are handsome and so glad you were adopted ~ hope you have lots of love ~ Xo

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

  21. Oh, sweet Bubba! What a beautiful boy!
    And this statement "4. If you ask me and i can possibly help with it, I will." describes Mimi to the core! <3


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