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|Giselle, Lorax's mother.|
|Laith, Lorax's father|
We finally have a happy ending to the story of Lorax's mom and dad.
The lady upon whom they were foisted by her daughter couldn't keep them, so they were brought to the shelter to be adopted.
Laith, the male, was adopted right away. Within a week he was returned, and the adopter given her money back, as she was covered with ringworm.
Turned out that, even though he had no hair loss typical of ringworm infection, he had it from nose to tail tip. He was a symptomless carrier.
He was quarantined and put on two oral medications, and he was not happy about it, but there wasn't much else we could do.
Meanwhile, Giselle was adopted by a man who had previously owned two Persians. They had grown old and died, and he was wanting another Persian.
When he found out we had Laith back at the shelter, he wanted to adopt both.
He had to wait two months while Laith finished his course of medication, to make sure he would be totally cleared.
Now Laith has been taken to his new owner's house, and has been reunited with Giselle. They had never been parted until these last couple of months, and they are ecstatic to be back together.
The new owner is thrilled, too. He and his wife have children over age 10, who dote on these cats.
It's a great thing for everyone, so a nice "Awww!" story all around.
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Flag and University Day -- Haiti
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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/World AIDS Vaccine Day
I Love Reeses Day -- as voted in by lovers of the candy a few years ago
International Museum Day -- International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar
National Cheese Souffle Day
National Pike Festival -- Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US (through the 20th)
No Dirty Dishes Day -- spread around the internet by a mom who needed the break, possibly; go ahead, break out the paper plates just on this day
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day -- Somaliland Region, Somalia
Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day -- Turkmenistan
St. Eric's Day (Patron of Sweden)
St. Theodotus' Day (Patron of hotel keepers and innkeepers)
Victoria Day -- Canada
Visit Your Relatives Day -- if they are great, go have fun; if awful, go remind yourself why you moved so far away!
World Goodwill Day -- commemorates the opening meeting of 26 nations in the First Hague Peace Conference, 1899
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Tina Fey, 1970
Jari Kurri, 1960
Chow Yun-Fat, 1955
Rick Wakeman, 1954
George Strait, 1952
James Stephens, 1951
Tom Udall, 1948
Reggie Jackson, 1946
Brooks Robinson, 1937
Dwayne Hickman, 1934
Robert Morse, 1931
Pernell Robers, 1930
Pope John Paul II, 1920
Margot Fonteyn, 1919
Perry Como, 1912
Big Joe Turner, 1911
Meredith Willson, 1902
Frank Capra, 1897
Wilhelm Steinitz, 1836
Omar Khayyam, 1048
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The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268
Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593
John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631
Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1763
The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804
The destruction of Saturdays forever after: Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896
A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896
Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897
The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953
Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990
Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the existence of two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, around Pluto, 2005
A landmark bill passes in Nepal curbing the power of the monarchy and making it a secular country, 2009