by Janet Blue on April 9, 2021

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #254

Time for those fill-ins hosted each week by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). When it came to today’s fill-ins, I got lots of help from Kitties Blue. In fact, they have been lobbying me to let them do all four fill-ins every week. They seem to think this is their blog and they should dictate the content. Technically that is true, and if any of them could type worth a darn, I’d totally turn it over to them in a heartbeat.

In addition to their lack of typing skills, however, they are a bunch of bums and even lazier than I am. Just take a look at Calista Jo (below). This cat sleeps a minimum of 20 hours each day, as evidenced by her rounded shape. The most exercise she gets is moving from one napping spot to another as well as growling and occasionally swatting at or chasing the other kitties under furniture.

So here are our fill-ins. We all used teal italics. Explanatory/additional info is in parentheses.

1. ASTRID: I don’t like to live in the same house with Misty May, but I have to.

2. MISTY MAY: I screech like a banshee now that I have lost my hearing.

3. CALISTA JO: I secretly wish I was an only cat; though, I really don’t think that is much of a secret.



4. Working in the yard wears me out. (However, I do like the results. These are some of this year’s flowers.)



Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop. You can find the sentences to be filled in on both Ellen and Lorianne’s blogs on Thursdays. And you can join the hop by clicking on the badge below.

Feline/Friendship Fridays

Calista Jo is participating in the Feline Friday blog hop at Comedy Plus and the Friendship Friday blog hop at Create With Joy. You can do the same by clicking on the appropriate badge(s).



Happy Birthday Marg

Today, everybody’s friend and former blogger, Marg Elmendorf turns 82. We are joining others in the blogosphere in celebrating and sending her all our best wishes for a great birthday.



If you’d like to wish Marg happy birthday as well, you can do so my leaving a comment at

Thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back with some Caturday Art tomorrow.


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Canadian Cats April 10, 2021 at 5:36 pm

We loved your fill ins. The tribute to Marg was so beautiful.

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Eastside Cats April 10, 2021 at 9:48 am

Sometimes, we all need to get along, kitties!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs April 9, 2021 at 10:21 pm

Yard work is one of those chores that sort of follows the old adage, ‘no pain, no gain’!

CJ sure looks super relaxed!

Marg sure is one of a kind, a very special lady!
Your springtime flowers sure are beautiful!
Marg will enjoy them so much!

Happy Birthday to our friend, Marg!!
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Ellen Pilch April 9, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers from you all. I am sorry you don’t all get along though. The garden is beautiful. XO
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amy April 9, 2021 at 3:53 pm

Like all the answers to the fill-ins. I’m with you about yard work. I have to talk myself into doing some more this weekend! I dropped by Zoolatry and wished dear Marg a happy B0-day.


Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb April 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Great fill-ins ladies! All 3 cats here wish they were only cats too! And I gotta say, your garden is purrfect! Wowzers! We are still to cold to have flowers. We to are celebrating the Marg’s Birthday. She is the greatest Cat Lady EVER! We hope you all have a marvellously Happy Day!
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Timmy Tomcat April 9, 2021 at 1:43 pm

Yeah we have a bunch of cranky cats at our house too. Being a mellow ginger I try and tell them to relax but do they listen? Must say you have some pretty flowers. Wish we did
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Brian Frum April 9, 2021 at 10:14 am

Those were fun answers, good job! Happy Birthday to Marg from all of us!
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Sandee April 9, 2021 at 9:23 am

Love the fill-ins and I want to know what’ wrong with being lazy. I’m a pro at being lazy too. Love the shot of Calista Jo. Made me smile.

♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Marg,♪♫
♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids April 9, 2021 at 8:41 am

Great Fill-in answers and pretty flowers! We’re wishing Marg a Happy Birthday too…she’s such a special lady.

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Charles Huss April 9, 2021 at 8:04 am

I bet the neighbors appreciate all your hard work.
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Cleo April 9, 2021 at 6:25 am

I’m right there with you on the only cat thing, Calista Jo! I get all the attention 150% of the time.


Teddy and Mom Pam April 9, 2021 at 5:34 am

Good job filling in without help from Mom! We also think her flower garden is gorgeous and shows how very hard she’s worked to make it a beautiful spot in the yard. We too hope that Marg has a wonderful birthday.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
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Zoolatry April 9, 2021 at 4:22 am

Thank you ~ Kitties Blue ~
we’ve no doubt
that Marg
luvs you, too!
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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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