Most of the kittens have the runs. Reglan is being dosed out liberally.
Every other person who bottle feeds on this formula talks about how wonderful it is, the kittens never get the runs.
Sure, they don't. Well, in this house, not true. As i told my vet, in this house, everybody gets it. We aren't sure why.
It hasn't abated their appetites, though. They are going through 4.5lb bags of formula in a matter of days.
Bigger Girl just came in to tell me that in Utah, a 7-year-old boy stole a car. Why? He didn't want to go to church. Then she added that he needs to go to church, but maybe not the one they are in now, it doesn't seem to be taking.
On that note, enjoy Mayday.
Agriculture Day and Labor Day -- Haiti
Amtrak Day -- the train service began this day in 1971
Beltaine / Samhain -- Wicca
Calends of May -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances Day sacred to Maia Feast for Lares Praestites
Chimney Sweeps Day -- the boys as young as 4 trained to help master sweeps got Mayday off each year
Constitution Day / National Day -- Marshall Islands
Contraband Days Pirate Festival -- Lake Charles, LA, US (through the 13th)
*Dakas' Day -- Tantric Buddhists (offerings to Dakas and Father Tantra to manifest positive social change and environmental healing)
Executive Coaching Day
Faint-Hearted Fairies May (or May Not) Ball -- Fairy Calendar
Gujarat Day / Maharashtra Day -- India
Journée Internationale de la Guérilla Tournesol / International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day -- begun in Belgium, now celebrated worldwide, guerrilla gardeners are encouraged to plant sunflowers (or an appropriate plant for their climate) in a neglected public place or shabby flower bed
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day -- 20-25mph in school zones, please
Law Day, USA
Lei Day -- Hawai'i (where you celebrate Mayday with a lei instead of mayflowers)
Loyalty Day -- US
May Day / Labor Day / Worker's Day -- celebrated as the beginning of summer in some places, as a Labor Day in others
Mother Goose Day -- can't find out why today, but many libraries and literacy organizations have Mother Goose related celebrations or initiatives today
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Love Day -- Czech Republic (couples flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha in Prague and kiss)
New Homeowner's Day -- can't find confirmation on this one, listed at a few sites but no history or records of why this day
'Obby 'Oss (Hobby Horse) Parade -- Padstow, Cornwall, England (every May 1 since 1502, if the records are correct)
Riding of the Bounds -- Berwick-upon-Tweed, Casey, England (riders scour the countryside to be sure the Scots have not encroached upon English soil in this 5 century old tradition)
Rodonitsa -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (day to offer feasts to the ancestors, named for Rod, god of family and the cosmos)
Santacruzan / Flore de Mayo -- Philippines (lasts through the month, with the biggest celebratory days being May 26-27 this year)
Save the Rhino Day / Rhino Mayday -- International
School Principal's Day -- since teachers get a day, so should the principal
St. Joseph the Worker's Day
St. Peregrine Laziosi's Day (Patron against cancer)
St. Walpurga's Day (The saint who banishes the evil from Walpurgis night.)
Tammany's Day / St. Tamenend -- US soldiers in the Revolution wanted a patron saint to rival St. George of the British Army, and chose Delaware Indian chief and wise man Chief Tamenend, also called Tammany
Thrissur Pooram -- Thrissur, Kerala, India (fireworks, music, and costumed elephants, the celebration continues all through the night)
Unity Day -- Kazakhstan
Virgen de Chapi Festival -- Peru
World Asthma Day -- International
World Laughter Day -- sponsored by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement
Yotaka Matsuri -- Fukuno, Toyama, Japan (enjoy floats, paper lanters, and mock battles in this two day festival)
Zuni Green Corn Dance -- Zuni Native Americans (welcoming back the Corn Maidens who fled during the winter, through the 4th)
Tim McGraw, 1967 Ray Parker, Jr., 1954 Rita Coolidge, 1945 Judy Collins, 1939 Terry Southern, 1924 Jack Paar, 1918 Glenn Ford, 1916 Kate Smith, 1909 Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Burke), 1852 King Kamehameha I of Hawai'i, 1738
Today in History:
The Wars of Scottish Independence end with a treaty recognizing the Kingdom of Scotland as a separate entity, 1328 The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1707 Species Plantarum is published by Linnaeus, marking the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, 1753 Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain, 1759 Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt establishes the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), 1776 Kamehameha, the king of Hawai'i defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawai'i, 1785 Opening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria, 1786 The British colonies abolish slavery, 1834 The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom, 1840 Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second, Asia's first modern police force is established, 1844 Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition in London, 1851 The Empire of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance, 1865 The Folies Bergère opens in Paris, 1869 Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States, 1884 The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic, 1915 The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris, 1927 The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named, 1930 The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City, 1931 The Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war, 1940 The Salk vaccine is made available to the public, 1956 Fidel Castro proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections, 1961 Amtrak is formed to take over the U.S. passenger rail service, 1971 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, 1987 On the same day, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's sets the record for stolen bases (his 939th), and Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers pitches his 7th career no-hitter, breaking his own record, 1991 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, , 2004 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden, 2009 Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, 2011