Friday, June 2, 2023

Stretching In My Sleep (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!

Celeste looks like she was stretching in her sleep, at least one paw was.


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 am looking forward to _________ this month.

2. I am in need of _________.

3. _________ is my go-to _________.

4. When the weather is _________, I _________.

1. I am looking forward to   Father's Day   this month.

2. I am in need of   the grace of The A-mighty and a new toothbrush.

3. Avocado  is my go-to   snack.

4. When the weather is   stormy,   I   start praying nobody floods.


Today is:

Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of  the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)

Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)

Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!

Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)

"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious

Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

Labour Day / Sir Randol Fawkes Day -- Bahamas

National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day

National Donut Day -- US (successor to the original Donut Day begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI and as a fundraiser in Chicago, and it is still used as a fundraiser there for Salvation Army projects; look for a doughnut shop to give out freebies near you)

National Leave the Office Earlier Day -- sponsored by Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who urges people to maximize productivity so they can leave the office earlier every day 

National Rocky Road Day

St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)

St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)

Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)

Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Long, 1978

Zachary Quinto, 1977

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976

Wayne Brady, 1972

Wentworth Miller, 1972

Joel Tobeck, 1971

Dana Carvey, 1955

Gary Grimes, 1955

Dennis Haysbert, 1954

Diana Canova, 1953

Cornel West, 1953

Jerry Mathers, 1948

Marvin Hamlisch, 1944

Charles Haid, 1943

Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941

Charlie Watts, 1941

Sally Kellerman, 1937

Milo O’Shea, 1926

Johnny Weissmuller, 1904

Hedda Hopper, 1890

Sir Edward Elgar, 1857

Thomas Hardy, 1840

Marquis de Sade, 1740

Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731

Today in History:

The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455

The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098

The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615

Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692

The Derby horserace is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780

P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835

The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848

Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924

Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925

In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946

The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955

Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966

Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979

The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999

Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003

The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011

The US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records, 2015

One hundred volunteers in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting, setting out 49,672 in 1 hour, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II marks her Platinum Jubilee with a military parade as the start of four days of celebrations, 2022


  1. Celeste is very cute - and appears to be very comfortable.

  2. Aww! Celeste LQQKS so cute heheh! ssshhhh!

    Have a stretchtastic weekend and thanks for hosting mimi 👍

  3. We would like to know what Celeste was dreaming about that got her paw and body position like that.

  4. Celeste looks mighty comfy. And I'll yell Fudge just to see if anyone gets the hint and gives me some. Heck with the cobras!

  5. I'm looking forward to some nice warm weather and the blooming of my Day Lilies this month. Well, and Father's Day too.

  6. Celeste is a cutie. Thank you for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Avocados are good and healthy for you. XO

  7. Great fillins. Celeste is adorable. Have a great weekend!

  8. That wee one is so cute and those were good fill-in answers too.

  9. Supurr fill-ins, and Celeste is such a cutie! Happy Friyay to mew all and thanks for hosting!

  10. Celeste is a sweetie! I love avocados but they are very expensive here, and small too.

  11. I am looking forward to sunshine an warmth this minth. Summer officially began yesterday, it has been dry, but cool almost all spring. Now I hope for warm weather ahead.

  12. She looks adorable. Big hugs

    Love ya'

    RaenaBelle and Zebby

  13. I am looking forward to leaning how to live in a retirement village this month.
    I am in need of an energy boost.
    Procrastination is my go-to decision making method.
    When the weather is sunny I want to be as cheerful as the sun in the sky.
    Thanks for providing me with a much needed distraction, mimi.

  14. Oh, how cute! I love avocados, but I'm allergic to them. Have a great weekend! :)

  15. Celeste is so adorable ~ sweet photo and great fill-ins ~ Xo

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

  16. Celeste is adorbs, and a good multi-tasker, too -- stretching and sleeping simultaneously takes some skills! :)

    We love avocados. My family had a tree when I was a child -- fresh avocados whenever we wanted them. Yum!

  17. Celeste is a little dear...such a hoity-toity name, too ! :)

  18. Ha! Celeste, I sleep in exactly the same position!


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