Friday, June 9, 2023

No, I Won't Let You (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!

No, I will not cooperate and let you get a really good photo of my pretty eyes!  (These were the best i could get, and they don't do her justice.)


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. I would _________ for _________.

2. The last _________ I attended was _________.

3. I can't relax until _________.

4. I knew I needed _________ when _________.

1. I would   go to jail  for   my faith, but not much else i can think of.

2. The last   movie in a movie theater  I attended was   Prince Caspian.  (I'm not huge into movies, the church we attended at the time rented the theater for a private Sunday morning screening for both The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005] and Prince Caspian [2008].  Before that, the last movie i'd seen in a theater was Little Big League [1994].)

3. I can't relax until   i am home for the day and all the work is done.

4. I knew I needed   to step up my business and make it full time  when   Sweetie got laid off a few years ago (he'd retired from his full time work, but his part time job was filling in our gaps until the layoff).


Today is:

Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)

Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain

Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934

La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain

Meezer's Colors Day -- celebrating the many colors of "meezer" (Siamese) cats

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers -- on the second Friday of June, sponsored the last couple of years by Wives Behind the Badge

National Heroes Day -- Uganda

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often

Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958

Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man 

Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)

St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pemboke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)

St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)

World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome   

Anniversaries Today:

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993

Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Portman, 1981

Johnny Depp, 1963

Michael J. Fox, 1961

Dick Vitale, 1940

Jackie Mason, 1928

Les Paul, 1915

Robert Cummings, 1910

Cole Porter, 1891

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Congo(Film), 1995

What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68

Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721

Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534

The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650

James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732

The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815

Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856

Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873

China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898

Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958

Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967

Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978

The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999

In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011

The World Health Organization suggests women delay pregnancy in areas where the Zika virus is very active, 2016

In the largest ever protest in the city of Hong Kong, over one million people gather to take a stand against new laws regarding extradition to mainland China, 2019 

General Charles Q. Brown becomes the first African American to lead a US Armed Forces branch when the US Senate confirms him as the Air Force Chief of Staff, 2020

Conjoined twins with a fused brain are successfully separated with help of virtual reality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2022


  1. That is a very pretty cat - even if she refused to cooperate.

  2. What a tiny kitten. I have not been in a theater for so many years, I just don't remember. That could be because of my age, lol.

  3. That wee kitty sure is a pretty one. Those were good fill-in answers too.

  4. What a sweet kitten! Great fill ins. Have a great weekend!

  5. Very pretty kitten. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I don't like going to the movies either. Have a nice weekend. XO

  6. That kitten is so adorable. I don't know how you don't end up bringing them all home with you.

  7. I like your friendly fill ins. Truhtful and filled with a gentle optimism. You would have liked my Granny (she of Susan's story) I think.

  8. LQQKS like she was determined not to cooperate not one iota lol :-)

    Have a snaptastic weekend and thanks for hosting mimi 👍

  9. Oh, poor little kitten. I do hope she/he is adopted very soon. Such sweetness should not be kept behind bars.

  10. A cute kitten and some interesting fill-ins!

  11. What a little silver cutie-pie ❤ Supurr fill-ins again, and snap on #3! MOL
    Happy Friday and we hope your weekend is truly epic!

  12. Hi Mimi!!! (Marv waves furiously) I told Mom we should pawticipate in Feline Friday this week and I even posed for her! Mostly these days, Kozmo, me and Jo Jo have been avoiding the camera. But then Mom has not had her laptop out much either...we LOVE the pretty little lady that is the feline this week! What a gorgeous grrl she is! And your fill-ins ROCK! Keep being awesome and have a fabulisious FRIDAY! Your Marv

  13. The kittens are so adorable. I love reading the facts. I was a child when Secretariat won the Triple Crown and saw it on a black and white TV, but it was awesome.

  14. The kitty was playing hide and go seek? Have a good weekend!

  15. I think such a sweet little kitty will have a forever home very quickly.

  16. The kitten is very cute, even being uncooperative. One can see how sweet the little one is.

  17. That is one beautiful kitty ~ sweet photos ~ hope it finds a forever hope quickly ~ great hopeful fill ins ~

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

  18. So cute, even if it didn't want t have its picture taken. :)

    Thank you for hosting, Mimi! Hope you are having a nice weekend!

  19. Oh, what a cutie!! Have a great week! :)

  20. That kitten is just SO cute!!!
    My faith is so important to me as well!
    I think your business has become much more than full time!


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