Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yellow Kittens

Also known as a ginger tom.  This one is just over 5 weeks old, and now laps milk from a bowl instead of needing a bottle.  His name, which #2 Son chose in honor of some Dubstep band, is "Skorge."


From another litter, three as yet unnamed yellow kittens, also all boys.

Everyone needs a yellow kitten to pet once in a while.

Today is

Arita Ceramic Fair -- Arita, Japan (finest porcelain in Japan; during Golden Week until May 5)

Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day -- Taiwan (352nd anniversary of the landing in Taiwan of Ming Dynasty loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung to oust the Dutch colonists)

Feast of the Secret Masters -- can't find any real info on this one, and why should i if it's such a secret, but it is fun to think about

Fish Cleaning Night -- sponsored by David Letterman (it's okay if you don't have an audience, or Mariel Hemingway)

International Dance Day -- International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner

Jouvert Jump-Up -- Sint Martin (Break of Dawn Parade and Festival)

Milk-Curdling Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

National Adult Public Skipping Day -- because somebody out there either wants you to feel like a kid again, or make a fool of you

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Weapons -- on the day chemical weapons were outlawed in 1997

Ridvan, Ninth Day -- Baha'i (one of the festival days on which work and school should be suspended)

Runic Half Month of Lagu (water) begins

Showa No Hi -- Japan (Showa Day, the birth anniversary of Emperor Showa, begins the Golden Week holiday period of four major national days, through May 5)

Solar Alignment at Teotihuacan, City of the Gods -- Teotihuacan, Mexico (the ritual cave opening aligns to the sunset on Aug. 12 and Apr. 29, the same horizon position of the setting of the Pleiades)

St. Catherine of Siena's Day (Patron of fire prevention, firefighter, nurses, nursing services, people ridiculed for piety, sick people; Europe; Italy; Theta Phi Alpha Sorority; Allentown, PA, US; Siena, Italy; Verazze, Italy; against bodily ills/sickness, fire, miscarriages, sexual temptation)

Zipper Day -- patented today in 1913

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Irene marries Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma, 1964
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, marries Catherine "Kate" Middleton, 2011

Birthdays Today:

Andre Agassi, 1970
Uma Thurman, 1970
Michelle Pfeiffer, 1958
Daniel Day-Lewis, 1957
Kate Mulgrew, 1955
Jerry Seinfeld, 1954
Dale Earnhardt, 1951
Johnny Miller, 1947
Zubin Mehta, 1936
Lane Smith, 1936
Celeste Holm, 1919
Tom Ewell, 1909
Hirohito, 1901
Duke Ellington, 1899
William Randolph Hearst, 1863

Today in History:

The Moors arrive at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, 711
Joan of Arc arrives at Orleans to relieve the siege, 1492
Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet, 1587
Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru, 1623
The Ming Dynasty occupies Taiwan, 1661
James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia, 1770
The French Fleet prevents Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope, 1781
Peter Roget publishes the first edition of his Thesaurus, 1852
The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus  – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin, 1882
Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, NJ, receives a patent for the zipper, 1913
The North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden, the biggest in world, officially opens, 1930
The telephone connection of England-Australia goes into service, 1930
The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast airs, and episode of "Space Patrol" shown over ABC affiliate KECA in Los Angeles, 1953
The first military nuclear power plant opens, in Ft. Belvoir 1957
A cyclone strikes the Chittagong  district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless, 1991
Oldsmobile  builds its final car ending 107 years of production, 2004
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation, 2005


    everyone DOES need a yellow kitten.

  2. Awwwww how sweet are they! It's been 14 years since I've had a kitten though one of my two guys is very kitten-like still.

    Their colouring puts me in mind of wee shots of Tequila. I'd name them Cuervo, Patron and Añejo.

  3. Petting a kitten is arguably the best medicine ever!

  4. Ooooh! Kittens!!!!

    And I can't believe you're already on "Y" that seemed to go by so fast!

  5. Carla, i bet the Tornado would agree. Want one? ;)

    Hilary, i'll run those names past the kids, they may love the idea as i do.

    Stephen, kittens or puppies, they both work.

    Crabby, i can't believe it, either.

  6. awwww Mimi- my favorite kind of kitty! I had a orange tabby named Larry ( lived for 20 years) and he was the ultimate loving cat! So sweet and bless you for tending these babies. If we lived closer I'd be right over to help! Have a purrfect day!

  7. Oh, your kitty cat is just too cute. Could not look at anything else. What a way to open a blog!!! Well done. That photo is a winner.

  8. Aww, so cute. We had a ginger cat named Cheerio who was a real sweetie. They remind me of him. And LOL your son named one after a Dubstep band. Sounds like something my son would do.

  9. I've never owned a ginger, but so many I've known have been the biggest, puffiest, friendliest cats!

  10. Lovely cats, we had one years ago called Marmalade. Not very original but a great cat.

  11. My favorite kitty color is Yellow!!