Cleo (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

Cleo (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!

Through "a series of unfortunate events," Cleo was the shelter's longest term resident.  She was shy when she came as a half-grown kitten and didn't get adopted in her first few months, then got ringworm and was in isolation for a long time.  Once she came out of isolation, she was even more shy and has been at the shelter for almost a full year.

Last week, someone saw through the shyness to the sweetness, and adopted her.  Cleo wouldn't let me get too close to take a photo, but she has since gone to her forever home and is adjusting well.


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. Be sure to _________ because _________.

2. I would never give _________ to _________.

3. I got _________ from _________.

4. Just because I _________ doesn't mean I _________.

1. Be sure to   take care of yourself while you are young  because   once it's too late, it's too late!

2. I would never give   money  to   an organization whose mission i don't agree with.

3. I got   most of my looks  from   Grandpa (my dad, my children's grandfather).  I had to have gotten mine from him, Grandma (my mom, my children's grandmother) still has hers!

4. Just because I   have faith  doesn't mean I   believe everything that comes along.


Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Friday:  Middle Name Pride Day, established by Jerry Hall as a day in which to tell at least 3 people who don't know it what your middle name is, and be proud of it

Doctor's Day -- Venezuela

Dream Day -- supposedly begun by an instructor at Columbia University as a day to concentrate on how to make your dreams come true

Farvardigan -- Ancient Persia, Zoroastrians (10 day festival for the dead before Nowruz, the New Year)

Festival of Life in the Cracks Day -- internet holiday declared because this is where most of us are, and we deserve to be celebrated!

Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa -- Buddhism (birthday of Guan Yin, the goddess of mercy)

Harriet Tubman Day -- anniversary of her death in 1913

International Day of Awesomeness -- Celebrate what is awesome about you - always on Chuck Norris' birth anniversary, because no one is more awesome than Chuck

Mario Day -- for gamers, based on the date Mar 10

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Pack Your Lunch Day -- because it's cheaper and healthier

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US

Shiogama Jinja Hote Festival -- Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (mikoshi parades and Shinto music)

St. Kessog's Day (Patron of Lennox, Scotland; Scotland)

Telephone Day -- Bell sent the first message by phone, to Watson in the next room, this day in 1876

Tibetan Uprising Day -- Tibetan Independence Supporters commemoration of the 1959 uprising

Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign -- Canisteo, NY (San Juan Capistrano has swallows, and Canisteo has living trees planted to spell out the name of the valley where the turkey vultures/buzzards return each year, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day; through the 17th)

Whoopsical Day -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Emily Osment, 1992

Carrie Underwood, 1983

Shannon Miller, 1977

John Hamm, 1971

Edie Brickell, 1966

Prince Edward, 1964

Jasmine Guy, 1964

Rick Rubin, 1963

Pam Oliver, 1961

Sharon Stone, 1958

Shannon Tweed, 1957

Kim Campbell, 1947

Bob Greene, 1947

Tom Scholz, 1947

Chuck Norris, 1940

Dave Rabe, 1940

James Earl Ray, 1928

Pamela Mason, 1918

Bix Beiderbecke, 1903

Clare Boothe Luce, 1903

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(TV), 1997

"The Incredible Hulk"(TV), 1978

"Sweet Bird of Youth"(Play), 1959

Today in History:

The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end, BC241

Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418

King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he calls it back 11 years later, 1629

English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania, 1681

French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform, 1762

John Stone, of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver, 1791

England begins its first modern census, 1801

In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, 1804

The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria, 1831

Abraham Lincoln patents a device to help free ships in rivers from shallow water; he built a small scale model, but no full-size device was ever built, and makes him the only US president to hold a patent, 1849

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," 1876

Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers landed at New York to officially begin the work of the Salvation Army in the US, 1880

Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching, 1891

The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France, 1906

After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," 1896

China ends slavery, 1910

Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation, 1922

In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.; he later retracts his guilty plea, 1969

Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, 1977

In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup, 1990

The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom, 2000

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars, 2006

Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with net worth of US$53.5 billion, 2010

South Korean judges uphold their parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye, 2017

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