Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nothing on Tap

Nothing on tap, except that the refrigerator might be croaking. Ouch.

At least we have the warranty, so we are limited to a $60 deductible to fix it.

Meanwhile, I am hoping that it was just the fridge was opened too long while several of us were in the kitchen. The door probably wasn't shut more than 3 minutes out of almost 15.

The kittens are fussy. I took them to the vet's office to weigh them, and try to get some amoxi/flagyl. The vet wasn't in at all that day, so I couldn't get the meds, but we know that Athena is 14 ounces, Silverstream is 12 ounces, Tawnykit is 11 ounces, Sasha is 8 ounces, and Don is 7 ounces. Yes, the boy is the runt of them all. He isn't even really opening his eyes much yet, unlike his sister.

I have decided that Tawnykit was probably a single kitten. It does happen sometimes that the mom only has one, or only one survives. Singleton kittens are always just a bit unusual, as they don't really know how to interact with other cats, and just act a bit...off. She is taking quite a while to get used to being with her two new sisters, and that I why I think she was a loner from the beginning. They are having to teach her how to play with another cat, and she is very unsure of herself. She is getting better, though, more playful with them. Wednesday evening, she actually played for more than just a few seconds, and didn't scream when taking and receiving "bites" from Athena.

She is still an escape artist. She is the smallest in the box, and can get out, which the other two can't.

This one is going to be fun to watch grow, as she turns from a screamer into a charmer.


Today is:

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (through the 18th)

Collect Rocks Day (I guess it means besides all the ones in my head.)

Feast of St. Ludmilla, Patron of The Czeck Republic and Slovakia

Independence Day -- Malaysia; Mexico; Papua New Guinea

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Mayflower Day (The ship left England on this day.)

National Working Parents Day

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

St. Cornelius' Day

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day

Stepfamily Day

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day


Birthdays Today:

Marc Anthony, 1968
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098


Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan PerĂ³n is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980

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