Thursday, October 14, 2010

Now That I Am Done

Now that I have finished blogging the trip, I'm not sure what to write!

Siverstream is hilarious. She tries to run, and when her paw that was bandaged hits the floor, she jumps straight up in the air, and lands on the other 3, looking startled.

All of the tiny babies have the runs. What is it with this? I am beginning to think that it is a curse. I know they don't have all the good bacteria from mama, but I try to give them good bacteria and keep them clean. That is a feat in itself when you have them running around trying to mess in every corner.

Four of our previous miscreant kittens have been preadopted. They will have their spay/neuter surgeries tomorrow, and can go home with new owners by Friday.

Lulu cat at the shelter had turned out to have a cleft palate. That is why she always sounded like she had an upper respiratory infection. She had surgery to correct it a few days ago, and should be just fine.

Today is:

Be Bald and Be Free Day

Big Kids Day -- Channel Islands

Blessing the Fish Harvest -- Yorkshire, England

Day of the Cathedral of Living Pillar -- Georgian Orthodox Church

Dessert Day

Founder's Day -- Zaire

Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Japan (Roughhouse Festival, through tomorrow)

National Chocolate Covered Insect Day (I'll pass. Sorry.)

National Education Day -- Poland

National Frump Day (Sounds more like my speed!)

National Train Your Brain Day

Nyerere Day -- Tanzania

Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustbl├│t, is to bid Winter welcome (start of winter in the Old European Calendar, especially among the Norse)

World Standards Day

Birthdays Today:

Harry Anderson, 1952
Sir Cliff Richard, 1940
Ralph Lauren, 1939
Roger Moore, 1927
John Wooden, 1910
e.e. cummings, 1894
Lillian Gish, 1893
Dwight Eisenhower, 1890
William Penn, 1644

Today in History:

William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322
Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586
Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656
Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700
Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834
The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867
George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884
Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926
Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962
The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966
The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968
The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords , 1994


  1. Would it be so very wrong to blog Life a la Messymimi? Or How To Run A World according to MessyM? Or any errant thoughts that occur to you during your daily doings?

  2. How to run a world? That's simple. Be nice to everyone, and clean up after yourself.

    My life? Get up, feed kittens. Exercise, feed kittens. Prayer and meditation, feed kittens. Feed family breakfast, feed kittens. Make beds and start laundry, feed kittens. Do I really need to go on? LOL