Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feline Friday

Two of the kittens we are currently bottle raising, with a third in the background.

Feline Friday was brought to my attention by Kathe W. at It's A Snap.  If i can figure out how to link back to the originator of Feline Friday, i will.

Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Egypt (one of the two days a year when the light illuminates the statutes of Rameses, Ra and Amun in the temple complex)
     Festival of the Perpendicular Sun/Illumination of the Inner Sanctum of Ramses II's Abu Simbel Temple -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Be Humble Day -- can't find the origin of this one, s/he wants to humbly remain anonymous

Call Somebody "Boo Boo" Day -- apparently just to see what s/he will call you back; be careful, this one started before anyone heard of Honey Boo Boo and doesn't take that into account

Concordia/Caristia  -- Ancient Roman Calendar, Festival of Goodwill

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch -- Roman Catholic Church

Festival au Desert -- Oursi, Burkina Faso (the final installment of most remote music festival in the world, with lots of African music and traditions; through the 22nd)

Handing Back of Goblin Orphans Day -- Fairy Calendar (You know, the goblin orphans they adopted 2 days ago!  No fairy can tolerate a goblin longer than that.)

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Independence Day -- Santa Lucia(1979)

International World Thinking Day -- a/k/a "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" -- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
     Girl Guides Day -- UK

Lost Dutchman Days -- Apache Junction, AZ, US (through Sunday; celebration of the legend of the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman Mine)

National Margarita Day (How is that going to help with the thinking?)

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival -- Newport, OR, US (featuring seafood and wine from Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho; through Sunday)

St. Margaret of Cortona's Day (Patron of falsely accued people, hoboes, homeless people, mentally ill people, midwives, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, reformed prostitutes, single laywomen, teriaries, and tramps; against insanity, loss of parents, mental illness, sexual temptation, and temptation)

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, US (annual gathering of cowboys for poetry readings and music; through Sunday)

Walking the Dog Day -- Can't find the originator of this one, but walk your dog, or do your yoyo tricks, whichever works for you

Washington's Birthday -- US

Anniversaries Today:

Washington University in St. Louis is founded, 1853
Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania, 1955

Birthdays Today:

Drew Barrymore, 1975
Michael Chang, 1972
Lea Salonga, 1971
Clinton Kelly, 1969
Jeri Ryan, 1968
Vijay Singh, 1963
Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, 1962
Julius "Dr. J" Erving, 1950
Dan Millman, 1946
Sparky Anderson, 1934
Edward M. Kennedy, 1932
Robert Wadlow, 1918
John Mills, 1908
Sheldon Leonard, 1907
Robert Young, 1907
Luis Bunuel, 1900
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892
"Chico" Marx, 1891
Lady Baden-Powell, 1889
Lord Baden-Powell, 1857
Frederic Chopin, 1810
George Washington, 1732

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland, 1349
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published, 1632
The English House of Lords rules that authors do not have perpetual copyright of their material, 1774
Jews are expelled from the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, 1775
The first US ship to trade with China, the "Empress of China," sails from New York, 1784
The Last Invasion of Britain by the French begins near Fishguard, Wales, 1797
Spain signs the Adams-Onis Treaty, renouncing its claim to the Oregon territory and west Florida, 1819
Spain sells east Florida to the US, 1821
Edward Payson Weston, "The Father of Modern Pedestrianism," who gave lectures on the health benefits of walking, first comes into the public eye by leaving on this date to walk to Lincoln's inauguration, a distance of 478 miles, 1861*
Frank W. Woolworth opens the first US chain store, his  "Woolworth's" 5 and 10 cent store, in Utica, NY, 1879
John Reid of Scotland establishes a 3 hole golf course near Yonkers, New York, thus introducing the game to the US, 1888
Hawaii becomes a US territory, 1900
Due to drought, the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water, 1903
The Great White Fleet, the first US fleet to circumnavigate the globe, returns to Virginia, 1909
Calvin Coolidge gives the first US presidential radio address, 1924
Bert Hinkler successfully completes the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Australian swimmer John Konrads sets 6 world records in two days, 1958
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500, 1959
Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices, 1973
In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history, 1980
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned, 1997
An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people, 2011

*Yes, he got there in 10 days, in time for the inaugural ball!


  1. Awwww. Look at the little kittays. Felines are one of my favorite animal-creatures. They run a close 2nd to the lovely giraffe.

    Handing Back of Goblin Orphans Day? YESS!!!! I can finally give my kids back. FREEDOM!!!

  2. Can't get any cuter. I bet they'll be up and causing mischief soon.

  3. opt those cute!!!
    love todays list....I graduated fromPSU!

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  5. Oh my, those kitties are sweet but how much work it must take to care for them! God bless you!

  6. Baby pussycats are so cute. Thanks for my morning smile.

  7. Oh, my cute meter just exploded! I bet that takes a bit of work to keep them fed...


  8. Awww...too cute. Love this.

    The host of this meme is Steve of Burnt Food Dude @ Feline Friday # 26

    Have a terrific Feline Friday. ☺

  9. Aww! they are so sweet

    Have a fantabulosa weekend :-)

  10. Mimi!! you made it! Have a marguerita and walk your dog...
    Seriously- tanks for posting this pic of the latest babies you are bottle feeding...
    so little so tiny so darn cute!

  11. Awweeee... They are so cute. It must be a lot of work to bottle feed the three of the. You are so kind and sweet.

    Have a great weekend!


  12. Aww.. It's so cosy, this just makes you want to sneak in too :D

  13. Josie, i hope you can find someone to take them, but i think you'll miss them too much!

    Stephen, we are already having to be careful not to trip on them.

    Annmarie Pipa, i'm glad you like them, and isn't trivia fun? It can connect people in interesting ways.

    Kay, it's work worth doing, as i'm sure you understand.

    Hilary, they are especially adorable when they are asleep.

    Leah, i'm glad i was able to give you something to smile about.

    Cat, by the time the work gets to be too much, they are weaned!

    Thank you, Sandee, i think i've finally got it right.

    Thanks, SteveBeThere, and you have a great weekend, too!

    Kathe, i don't drink, and i only have cats, but i'm so glad i was finally able to figure this out; it's worth celebrating!

    Steve/Dude (which name do you prefer, by the way), i appreciate being able to share cats and see other people's pics of theirs, so thanks for starting this.

    Pu Niao, when we have single kittens with no siblings to snuggle, we do sneak them in with us so they won't be lonely. It's fun.

  14. Awww...what a cute photo of these babies!

    Have a wonderful weekend :-)


  15. I love the kittens! I do (orphaned kitten) rescue. It is rewarding to see them grow. Bless you!

  16. They are such sweet little fluff balls. Kudos for doing the bottle thing. I've done that and it can be pretty time consuming. Rewarding nonetheless.

  17. They just look so snug and cozy in there. Maybe we could all join in the cat nap :D

  18. You did a great job linking back to Steve's blog. Purrfect Feline Friday.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  19. What adorable little furballs! Blessings to you for providing the kitty care. Looks like they are thriving!

  20. Awww...those kitties are so cute. What a good thing to do too. I hope they grow up to be big healthy cats.

    Have a terrific Feline Friday. ☺