Friendly Fill-Ins Week 353


Hi everyone! Time for the fill-ins. I came up with the first two sentences and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with the second two. If you didn’t do a post for them, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you. The link is open until Wednesday night.

1. __________________ is always ________________.

2. Did you ____________?
3. I know _________ all too well.
4. I can’t explain _________.
My answers:
1. Home is always my favorite place to be.
2. Did you enter Penny’s giveaway yet? If not, you have until 9 PM ( EST) March 3rd.
3. I know the pain of losing a cat all too well.
4. I can’t explain most things.
We are joining Feline Friday now hosted by Messymimi. 
My flashback is a photo I took of The Algonquin Hotel’s resident cat, Matilda from March 2015. Sadly, she has since passed and a male cat, Hamlet resides there now. I hope to meet him someday.
To read more about my visit with Matilda, click here.

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  1. Matilda looks like a fun kitty, hiding…sort of… in her tree!

    1. It seems like the weather is is always playing tricks on us lately!
    2. Did you I never had a cat till I was in my thirties???
    3. I know how Alzheimer’s disease is horrible, all too well.
    4. I can’t explain a lot of things about the way homeopathic medicine works, or even other natural healing methods, but I know they do work.

    1. Thank you for these great answers except I am sorry for all that have Alzheimer’s. I commend you for the work you do.
      I didn’t have a cat until I got married at 23. I didn’t realize you waited even longer. XO

  2. For some reason my pic didn’t show up on the links, but my link is there 🙂 Cute cat pic of Matilda. Great fill in answers. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you for adding your link. Hope you have a nice weekend too. 🙂

  3. I also understand the pain of losing a cat. Home is my favorite place too. I hope you enjoy being home this weekend. 🙂

  4. Mom said she would love to meet Hamlet. Any Hotel cat would be fun to meet but a famous one, even more fun.

  5. I love your fill-ins especially #1 and I am glad you led us to your delightful story about Matilda! 💞

  6. WEll H E L L O pretty kitty.
    MOL Ellen of late I have not been able to explain lots of things too. One being technology…but I’m learning. We gave up our landline at 1000 years. We now have only a cell phone. I’m teaching Bryan to use my old cell and I’m learning to use my new i13…you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks. Hugs Cecilia

    1. I refuse to give up the landline. Where we live, cell phone service is not always great. XO

  7. I read about your trip to NYC. What a lovely place to stay. I’m curious to know what the rates were when you stayed. On the Marriott website, a room for two adults starts in the mid $200’s upwards of over $450! I had to check, though a visit is currently out of the question. To quote Nadine from ‘The Stand’ (original teleplay), “The Big Apple is baked.” It’s sad but true, I’m afraid. On a side note, I didn’t know they remade it. Why? Has nobody in Hollywood got an original idea anymore?

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read about it. I can’t remember exactly, but I am guessing it was around $150 at the time which was a little more that the $100 we used to pay at a place by Times Square, but I had always wanted to stay there.
      I don’t think anyone does have an original idea anymore. 🙂 XO

  8. 1. Being with hubby is always a pleasure.
    2. Did you know that I love to go boating? I think everyone knows that.
    3. I know eating healthy is hard to do all too well.
    4. I can’t explain how much I love boating.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Ellen. Scritches to the kitties. xo ♥

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I hope you get to go boating soon. XO

  9. Okay, now I have three impawtant reasons to visit New York City:
    The Guggenheim, to admire the architecture; The Met Museum, to visit ‘Madame X’ by John Singer Sargent, and the Algonquin to visit Hamlet!

  10. Mee-yow Matilda lookss alot like a stray BellaSita used to care fore when shee lived on West Hill…furry putty kitty girl….

    Here are mee answerss to Fill_Innss:
    1. Hangin out w/BellaSita Mum is always nice.
    2. Did you have a *HOT* shower today?
    3. I know what lonely feelss like all too well.
    4. I can’t explain why there are nasty meen Hu’manss inn our werld.
    ***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

    1. Thank you for these great answers, but I am sorry you had lonely times. You will never be lonely with Bella Sita now. I did have a hot shower a little while ago. XO

      1. Yore rite Aunty Ellen…mee not lonelee anymore!
        You had a shower? BellaSita hopess to go to Aunty Sheila’ss fore shower later today! This no *hot*water sucks! Tomorrow iss a week with NO water 🙁

        1. That is awful! We were a week without power back in 2011 so I know what a pain it is without hot water, or any water. XO

  11. 1. When my sweetheart cooks dinner it is always delicious!
    2. Did you have a good week?
    3. I know hard times all too well.
    4. I can’t explain why some folks cannot be polite and kind. I feel sorry for them.

    1. Thank you for these great answers, but I am sorry you have had hard times. I can’t explain that either. XO

  12. Home is my favorite place too. Interesting about Matilda and Hamlet, I hope you meet Hamlet.
    My Fill-Ins today~
    1. Going food shopping is always a huge chore.
    2. Did you know I love homemade noodles?
    3. I know heat and humidity all too well.
    4. I can’t explain directions to get somewhere to anybody. I am directionally challenged.
    Thanks, Ellen!

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I wish I knew how to make homemade noodles. I bet they are so good. Have a nice weekend. XO

      1. Sometimes I wish I could click my heels together while I’m at work. Of course, that doesn’t work so well when you’re wearing maccasins.

  13. Oh Boy! A Hotel Cat! Nellie Bellie went all hissy when she was on a leash and met the one at the Sooke Harbor House when Mom took her there. I wanted to do pictures for the Friday Fill-ins, but its not going to happen, so I am just going to answer them here:
    1. Jo Jo is always smacking me.
    2. Did you know I come in from outside to use the litter box?
    3. I know where Mom hides the treats all too well.
    4. I can’t explain why I do the things I do, I just do them!
    Keep being awesome! Purrs Marvelous Marv

    1. Thank you for these great answers, but I am sorry JoJo smacks you. Of course you come in to go potty- you are a civilized boy. XO

  14. That was exciting to see Matilda. I have just been to read your post about her. I don’t think I saw it first time around but my memory is not great so I might gave forgotten it.

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