The good news is that Dan and Sasha got adopted this past weekend. Along with a slew of other kittens. People are coming out for Christmas cats.
The bad news came from Meg.
The phone rang, and #2 Son looked at the Caller ID. He said her name, and before he even answered Little Girl was yelling, "Are we getting more kittens?"
I have no idea, I told her, I haven't even answered the phone yet! Son handed it to me, and sure enough.
"Another mama didn't get the memo, can you take them?" Meg sounded tired. "The people found them in a car that someone abandoned on their property, out in the woods. They waited for mama, but it is getting so cold out, they felt they couldn't wait any longer."
I get it. Mama went hunting her own dinner and something happened, or she was spooked away and wasn't coming back.
Meg came with the last bag of kitten formula in the shelter, vaccines and needles, our carrier that got left at adoption day, and four babies with eyes just opened in the last 3-4 days.
One black with so much white on his belly that it looks almost gray, one gray tabby, one gray tabby with white, one marble tabby. Marble is the only male, at least according to my unthinkable snooping, but I have been known to be wrong before. Sometimes it's hard to tell when they are young.
They are not happy with the bottle yet. It might take a couple of feedings to get them to where they realize mama is gone and this is all they get.
So now we are 14. Two steps forward, four steps back. Pray for lots of adoptions this next month.
Bonifacio Day -- Philippines
Cities for Life Day -- commemorates the abolition of the death penalty in many countries
Clear Up The Clutter Day
Computer Security Day
Ham and Roast Beef Night
Independence Day -- Barbados
National Day -- Scotland
National Meth Awareness Day
National Mousse Day
Stay Home Because You're Well Day (sponsored by the Wellness Permission League -- if you get in trouble with the boss, make sure they will take the fall!)
Saint Andrew the Apostle's Day (patron of Scotland, Greece, Russia, golfers, fishermen, sailors, spinsters; against gout, neck problems)
St. Frumentius' Day
Whisp and Thread Fair -- Fairy Calendar
Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz, 1940
Clay Aiken, 1978
Ben Stiller, 1965
Bo Jackson, 1962
Billy Idol, 1955
Shuggie Otis, 1953
Mandy Patinkin, 1952
David Mamet, 1947
Abbie Hoffman, 1936
G. Gordon Liddy, 1930
Dick Clark, 1929
Robert Guillaume, 1927
Richard Crenna, 1926
Shirley Chisholm, 1924
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 1923
Gordon Parks, 1912
Winston Churchill, 1874
L(ucy) M(aude) Montgomery, 1874 (Anne of Green Gables)
Mark Twain, 1835
Jonathan Swift, 1667
Today in History:
Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics, 1523
Death count by plague in Venice is officially set at 16,000, 1630
Beijing earthquake causes 100,000+ deaths, 1731
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence, 1782
Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day, 1786
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France, 1803
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal, 1824
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking, 1829
Work begins on the first US underwater highway tunnel, in Chicago, 1866
The first international soccer football game is held, in Glasgow; Scotland-England 0-0, 1872
The first commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY, 1886
A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles, 1900
American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor, 1902
Pike Place Market is dedicated in Seattle, Washington, 1907
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire, 1936
Baseball's Negro National League disbands, two years after major league baseball integrated, 1948
In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space, 1954
Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company, 1998
Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings, 2004
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York, 2005