Friday, March 24, 2023

Off the Street (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. 

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!

This 6-month-old mama cat and her kittens have been rescued, part of the early kitten season babies which will soon be flooding the shelters.  They're now off the street and were given flea treatment and a sulfur/lime dip to make sure they don't have anything they can pass on to the rest of the kitties.

You can see they look like they've had a bath!


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. My favorite character from a film, tv or book is ____________________.

2. The one word I would use to describe myself is ___________________.

3. If I had to give you my best piece of advice, I would tell you _________.

4. _________ will never compare with _________.

1. My favorite character from a film, tv or book is   Valency Stirling in L.M. Montgomery's book The Blue Castle.

2. The one word I would use to describe myself is   janitor.

3. If I had to give you my best piece of advice, I would tell you   love G-d, love your neighbor, and follow the Golden Rule.

4. The passivity of being entertained by TV  will never compare with   the interactive and stimulating enjoyment of reading.


Today is:

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)

Feast of Pak Tai -- Macau (Pak Tai who conquered the Demon King, on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month)

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

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Revolution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

National Skipping Day -- UK (a fun and healthy way to exercise)   

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

Shangsi Festival -- China (ancient Double Third festival, on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month)

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

A series of emergency meetings is undertaken in Brussels to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation, 2013

Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea, 2014

The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon, 2015

The US Military conducts it first ever drone strike against al Qaeda militants in southern Libya, 2018

The Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are postponed until 2021 because of Covid19, 2020


  1. Love your fill ins. A love of reading is probably the very best present my parents gave me.

  2. "Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761), 1958" When I was in, a change happened. I started with a old type Army serial number and then they changed to social security numbers. So we had duffle bags with our name and SSN stenciled on them. It didn't take too long to realize what a dumb move that was.

  3. the new kittens are a lovely colour.

  4. Hedgehog kitty :D
    I never read The Blue Castle, I'll have to go looking for it, as it pops up all the time.

  5. Poor mama, she is only a baby herself! They are all in a better place now and hopefully get their forever homes when they are ready.

  6. Aww! at least now theu are safe and being looked after :-)
    Have a Mamatastic weekend 👍

  7. Glad that the mama cat and her kittens have been rescued and well taken care of. Amen to your fill-in #3.

  8. Hooray for the kitty rescue, that we tan one is adorable. Those were good fill-in answers too.

  9. Awwww, they are so lucky to have found mew! We hope mew have a truly pawesome weekend and thank mew for hosting!

  10. I feel bad the poor kitten had kittens, but I am glad they are rescued. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, especially #3 I will have to look up The Blue Castle. XO

  11. I'm an avid reader too, and now I'm going to have to look for The Blue Castle.

  12. Sweet kitties today and I hope they enjoyed their baths. Sending purrs they all find the purrfect homes
    Hugs Cecilia

  13. Cute kittens and a couple of thought-provoking fill-ins!

  14. I don't remember being that small, but I got rescued with my entire family - mom and daddy and my twin sisfur and my two panther brothers - we all found wonderpurr Forever Homes, with me and daddy staying with the lady who rescued us.

  15. Awww...I hope they find their forever homes soon. :)

  16. Your little strays will never know how lucky they are. I hope they find good forever homes.

  17. Bravo to kittens and Mom rescue ~ so glad they are safe ~ lots of hugs ~

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

  18. Great fill-in answers, Mimi! And hooray for that mama and her babies being rescued. XO

  19. Awww. They do look like they've been dipped! Great fill-ins!


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