Sunday, August 2, 2009

We had a very good day at Adoption Day yesterday.

Both tortoiseshell females, May and Missy, were adopted together to the same home. They have almost opposite personalities, one shy, one bold, one preferring laps, the other playtime; I think they will be happy together and keep their new family satisfied.

Helmsley was adopted, also. Three in one day is unheard of in these times! He is a bundle of kitten energy and love, happy to oblige with cuddles, always ready to play with whatever is at hand. Part of me is glad he is adopted as he should be, part of me almost wishes he could have been around to teach the new kittens how to play and be kittens. He would have made an ideal nursemaid and mentor to them, he was already cleaning them and trying to play with them. Still, this way is better.

Meanwhile, Nebuchadnezzar came out of Love-a-Pet, and Jeffy and Jason went back in. So all we have at home now is Neb and the new 5.

Speaking of the new 5, the two runty ones have been put in a separate box from the big ones. They were getting stepped on and roughed up. I am beginning to be concerned about the little black and white female, she is a listless little thing.

Dryad's Day (Water nymphs, gods, and goddesses, variously celebrated throughout the world)

Farmer's Day, Zambia

Friendship Day

Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition

Harriet Quimby Day (Early American Aviator)

Ilindan, Bosnia-Herzegovina (The day you go to get water from the spring of St. Sava on Savin Kuk peak; the water is supposed to bring health and happiness.)

International Forgiveness Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, Costa Rica

Sinjks Alka, Yugoslavia (Spear Throwing Tournament)

Sisters Day

St. Elias' Day

St. Sidwell's Day

Twins Festival, Twinsburg, Ohio

Birthdays Today

Peter O'Toole, 1932
Jamea Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905

Today in History:

Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Ferdinand and Isabella expell all Jews from Spain, 1492
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Publication of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", 1865
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, his hand, a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jame Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922

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