Friday, March 3, 2023

Sidney's New Trick (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!

Sidney is still coming up with new ways to keep us on our toes.

He was in a big room all to himself, and in order to free up space, he was moved to an office.  Since he couldn't get out because the door to the hall was blocked with a chair, he taught himself a new trick.

He'd jiggle the door until the lock worked loose and get into the next office, which belongs to the executive director.  He then left her a hairball on her desk.

Guess who got put back in a big room?

He's shameless.


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 always _________.

2. Did you _________?

3. I know _________ all too well.

4. I can't explain _________.

1. The workday   is always   too long   and   the evening   is always   too short.

2. Did you   vote the last time you were afforded the opportunity?  It is a right and a privilege and i do hope you avail yourself of that opportunity at every election.

3. I know    too many ways to clean a toilet   all too well.

4. I can't explain   faith, but if it could be totally explained, it would be sight not faith.


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Day of Remembrance for Prince Igor -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar

Dress in Blue Day -- US, for colorectal cancer awareness

Employee Appreciation Day

Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day -- internet generated by someone who has no intention of letting anything healthy past his/her lips

Hina Matsuri -- Japan (Doll Festivals throughout the country, where women and girls dedicate dolls to shrines which are then floated out to sea to take away evil and sicknesses that afflict women)

If Pets Had Thumbs Day -- because if you are going to imagine something silly today, it might as well be this; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I Want You to be Happy Day -- a day to devote some time to making someone else truly happy about something

International Omega-3 Awareness Day

Joshi-no-Sekku -- Shinto (festival to honor girls)

Liberation Day/National Day -- Bulgaria

Marriage of the March Nymphs -- Fairy Calendar

Martyr's Day -- Malawi

Mother's Day -- Georgia

National Anthem Day -- US (current US anthem adopted this date in 1931)

National Cold Cuts Day

National Day of Unplugging -- powered by Reboot/Sabbath Manifesto, encouraging recharging your spiritual life by unplugging your technology from sunset today to sunset tomorrow  


National Mulled Wine Day

National Salesperson Day

Peach Blossom Day - coincides with the start of the Peach Blossom Festival around this time of year in Hunan, China, where you celebrate the beauty of peach blossoms, and girls celebrate being girls

Shabbat Across America/Canada -- sponsored by the National Jewish Out-reach Program, encouraging Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and Reconstructionist Jews to observe the Sabbath from sundown tonight until sundown tomorrow   

Sportsmen's Day -- Egypt

Stop Bad Service Day -- spread around the internet by someone who got lousy service

St Casimir' Eve / Kaziukas Fair -- Vilnius, Lithuania (traditional craft fair dates back to the 17th century, celebrating Lithuania's patron saint; through tomorrow)

St. Cunegunda's Day (Patron of Bamberg, Germany; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Poland)

St. Winnal's Day (First comes David, Next comes Chad, Then comes Winnal, roaring mad! -- Traditional English saying about the storminess of March 3; St. Winwaloe or Winnal was the Christianized version of the Teutonic Aegir, god of the sea and controller of weather)

Thanks to the Maple Festival -- Iroquois (date approximate, held when sap began flowing, usually early March)

World Day of Prayer -- International and Ecumenical; a day for Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action, this year's theme is "I Have Heard About Your Faith"; this year's call to prayer was written by the women of Taiwan  

Anniversaries Today:

Florida becomes the 27th US state, 1845

Colegio Militar of Portugal is founded, 1803

Birthdays Today:

Jessica Biel, 1982

David Faustino, 1974

Julie Bowen, 1970

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1962

Herschel Walker, 1962

Ira Glass, 1959

Miranda Richardson, 1958

Tim Kazurinsky, 1950

Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, 1933

Doc Watson, 1923

Diana Barrymore, 1921

James Doohan, 1920

Jean Harlow, 1911

Matthew Bunker Ridgway, 1895

Norman Bethune, 1890

Alexander Graham Bell, 1847

George Pullman, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moonlighting"(TV), 1985

"Goodtime Charley"(Musical), 1975

"The Lion in Winter"(Play), 1966

"Mr Wizard"(TV), 1951

"Juno and the Paycock"(Play), 1924

"Time Magazine", 1923

"Carmen"(Opera), 1875

"Symphony No. 3 in A minor(Scottish)"(Mendelssohn Op.56), 1842

"Symphony No. 101 in D major(The Clock)"(Haydn), 1794

Today in History:

The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England, 1284

The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, 1585

The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau, 1776

The first US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia, 1801

The US declares war on Algeria for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute, 1815

The Missouri Compromise, an attempt to keep the US half Slave and half free, is passed by the US Congress, 1820

The Battle of Pelee Island takes place, Ontario, Canada, 1838

Tsar Alexander II emancipates the serfs of Russia, 1861

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group, opens, 1865

The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, 1875

Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris, 1875

Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire, 1878

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood becomes the first female attorney to argue before the US Supreme Court, 1879

The US Geological Survey is created, 1879

Anne Sullivan arrives to begin teaching Helen Keller, 1887

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma, 1905

Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin, 1921

Time Magazine begins publication, 1923

The United States officially adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem, 1931

Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, 1938

In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India, 1939

Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee, 1951

An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, 1991

The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction, 1997

Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nation, 2002

Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling, 2005

A 2-year-old Mississippi girl born with HIV/AIDS is pronounced HIV negative after receiving treatment for the virus within 30 hours after her birth, 2013

The Dragon capsule from SpaceX successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run, 2019

Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, become the first women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2020

Great apes at the San Diego Zoo are given an experimental COVID-19 vaccine designed for animals after an earlier outbreak among them, 2021


  1. LOL that shameless peep made me giggle :-)

    Have a hairballesstastic weekend 👍
    Thanks for hosting 👍

  2. Sidney is a real character. I have never missed voting. If we have been on holiday I have registered to vote by mail.

  3. How many cats have you helped over the years?

    God bless.

  4. 1. I remember that well!
    2. Last time yes, next time, not sure.
    3. Really?!!!
    4. Good point!

  5. I will celebrate World Day of Prayer. We all need it . Sidney looks to be a handsome devil. So very clever.

  6. Happy Feline Friday Sidney you are da Man
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. That Sidney is quite the character! Those were good fill-in answers too!

  8. I'm severely allergic to cats but I love them and always wish I could have one... Right up until you mentioned that whole furr ball thing. Lol...

  9. That is a clever kitty. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. My hubby and I always vote.I recently found out my friend's 23 yr old son is not registered and I am eager to give him a speech. XO

  10. Isn't Sidney the smart one? LOL Great fill in answers. Have a great weekend.

  11. I know someone who doesn't vote but claims to be patriotic. I don't agree. If you're patriotic, you have a responsibility, especially in the current political climate, to make a stand through casting a vote.

  12. Sidney is too smart!! Great Fill-in answers. Mom always votes and does it on election day.

  13. Sidney would be pals with my brofur Wabbit. He opens doors all the time, so Daddy had to flip the locks so the door can be locked on the outside to keep Wabbit from bursting in on the Senior room.

  14. Sidney is one smart and scrappy kitty ~ needs a home of his own I guess ~

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

  15. Sidney is a smart, and very cute, cat. One of mine just won't accept there are some doors she can't open. She tries the same doors on a regular basis but if the doors are open she never bothers going into those rooms.

  16. Sidney is precious reminds of my Tiger a/k/a/ Mister Kitty. My big boy will head butt a door in order to get into a room. Where did this crazy feline come from? hahahaha - the link over here is so easy. ah.......

  17. Oh what a sweetheart. I love how you share these precious felines here. I am so happy I made it here today. Running into lots of difficulties with some blogs and unable to post/and /or comment. This is the good life. THANK YOU

  18. Sydney is a total character! Look at that face! And we love your fill-ins. I think there should be a rule that you can't complain about politics if you have not voted when you can! Keep being awesome! Purrs Marv and Barb

  19. Sidney knows what he wants (the big room) and does what he has to to get it.

  20. What a total cutie!!! And supurr fill-ins, totally agree with voting, a very impawtant thing to do.Thanks for hosting again,and we hope your weekend is pawesome!

  21. Sidney sounds like a very clever dude! We had a cat like that -- he figured out how to open all manner of doors. Cabinets, closets, sliding doors ... you name it. MOL!

    We always vote. It is a right and a privilege. And it is so, so important!

  22. Hahahaha! Sidney!
    I SO agree with your observation about faith. It would cease to be faith. Then it would be knowledge!

  23. Aw....kitties. Very sweet. Lots of good things here, I hope your week is going well.


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