Friday, April 12, 2024

Kibble Lover (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins, an A to Z Post


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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!

Angel, Ms. G's cat, wasn't so "chonky" (that's the word now used) before one of the other cats in the house became ill and was put on a dry kibble.  This cat became a kibble lover and grazed herself up to hefty proportions.


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. The last thing I cooked was _____________________.

2. When I go out to eat, my usual order is __________________.

3. I feel most comfortable when _________.

4. I purchase _________ on a very regular basis.

1. The last thing I cooked was   a veggie and rice stir fry.

2. When I go out to eat, my usual order is   whatever vegetables they happen to have.

3. I feel most comfortable when   in one of my summer dresses after work, sitting and reading.

4. I purchase   all the things!  on a very regular basis.   At least, it seems so, all the cat supplies, all the cleaning supplies, all the groceries, the necessary items like toilet paper and garbage bags, personal care items, all the things.


Today is:

Big Wind Day -- anniversary of the strongest natural wind ever recorded on the earth's surface, at Mount Washington, NH, US; the wind gusts reached 231 mph

D.E.A.R. Day (a/k/a Drop Everything And Read) -- sponsored by the ALA, on Bevery Cleary's birth anniversary 

Eat All Your Snacks Before the Movie Even Starts Day  -- with all the ads before the movie, doesn't that happen anyway?

Fast and Prayer Day -- Liberia

Festival of Cerealia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (seven-day public and private festival for Ceres)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Halifax Day -- North Carolina, US (anniversary of the resolution adopted authorizing voting for independence in 1776)

International Day for Street Children

National Health Day -- Kiribati

National Licorice Day 

Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve -- Sri Lanka

St. Sabas' Day (Patron of Lectors, torture victims)

St. Zeno's Day (Patron of anglers, children learning to speak, children learning to walk, fishermen, newborn babies; city and diocese of Verona, Italy)

Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, a day in which to do something no one would expect from you

Yuri's Night -- International (Commemoration of first human in space, Yuri Gagarin)

     Cosmonaut's Day -- Russia

     International Day of Human Space Flight -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Saoirse Ronan, 1994

Riley Smith, 1982

Claire Danes, 1979

Sarah Jane Morris, 1977

Nicholas Brendon, 1971

Shannen Doherty, 1971

Nick Hexum, 1970

Art Alexakis, 1962

vince Gill, 1957

Andy Garcia, 1956

David Cassidy, 1950

Tom Clancy, 1947

Dan Lauria, 1947

David Letterman, 1947

Ed O'Neill, 1946

Herbie Hancock, 1940

Dennis Banks, 1937

Tiny Tim, 1930

Ann Miller, 1923

Beverly Cleary, 1916

Henry Clay, 1777

Lyman Hall, 1724

Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, BC599

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"21 Jump Street"(TV), 1987

"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935

"Madame Bovary"(Publication date), 1857

"Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath"(Weber opera), 1826

"The Tatler"(Journal, first edition), 1709 Note:  this original version of a publication with the name lasted only two years

Today in History:

Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire, 1204

The formal inquest of Galileo by the Inquisition begins, 1633

The first edition of Tatler Magazine is published in London, 1709

The American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 1861

George C Blickensderfer patents a portable typewriter, 1892

Pierre Prier makes the first nonstop flight from London to Paris, in 3h 56m, 1911

Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England, 1937

The strongest surface wind gust ever measured, 231 mph, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 1943

The Salk vaccine is declared safe and effective, 1955

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space, 1961

Samuel Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending 130 years of peaceful and democratic presidential successions, 1980

The first launch of a space shuttle, the Colombia, 1981

The Euro Disney Resort officially opens (now Disneyland Paris), 1992

Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam, 1994

Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their currency, 2009

Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernobyl, 2011

The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced, 2014

Scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking, and Mark Zuckerberg, announce a joint interstellar project to send a robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, 2016

In an attempt to stabilize world oil prices, OPEC and several major oil companies agree to the largest-ever drop in production, 2020

According to industry officials, 80% of France's vineyards are affected by the worst frost condition in half a century, 2021

Ghana becomes the first country to approve a vaccine against malaria, Mosquirix– RTS,S, made at Oxford University, 2023


  1. Chonky is an excellent word.
    We also purchase cat food on a very regular basis.

  2. Dry kibble was Eric's problem too and he became a chonk. We used to leave it down for free grazing at night but he scoffed the lot so we had to stop doing that.

  3. Purrfect Kitty photo. I'm like you, you have to purchase the same things over and over until you think you're going nuts after a few years.

  4. Mom has had cats since she was seven until now. For some reason, the males all liked to eat until they could burst. She only had one female that was hefty. I guess some cats like to eat more than others.

  5. I think Mr. G looks cuddlesome. There just more of him to love. Go Mr. G, go!

  6. Amber chonked out too on kibble when she was much younger!!! There must be something about kibble nibbling that's addictive to cats! MOL Supurr fill-ins and snap on #4, cat supplies are always on the shopping list at BBHQ! MOL

  7. Angel OMC Chonk is a good word. Kibble made its wat to Angel Madi's hips too. BUT OMCs there is so much of Angel to hug and love on.
    I love a good stir fry too
    Thanks for hosting us today
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Angel is beautiful. Thanks for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I wish I could throw on a comfy dress, but I am too chonky. :) XO

  9. My sister has quite a few cats – I've never counted--but five or six – and I know she's a fan of kibble. :-)

  10. Sweet Angel does love that crunchy food. Those were good answers too!

  11. Charlee: "Well I mean if the food is there you've got to eat it, right? Otherwise it'd just be rude."

  12. Angel blends in with the decor perfectly! I think I'll have a stir-fry tonight, thanks for the suggestion!

  13. Angel is purrfect✨I think some kitties get chonky and some not, just like Peachy and me😺😸 Loved your answers, especially the third one. Sounds so relaxed😺Double Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

  14. Perhaps the kibble needs to be removed after meal time and not left for grazing. I leave some out for Lola all day and all night, but she only eats twice a day and leaves it alone in between meals. She is almost 15 now and still weighs only 8 and a half pounds.

  15. Happy Feline Friday! Have a great weekend. :)

  16. Chonky is adorable ~ hugs,

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

  17. That kibble can definitely be chonkifying. But we think Ange is beautiful.Thank you for hosting, Mimi. Hope you are having a great weekend! :)


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