Monday, June 19, 2017

Awww Monday: Zee Kitty

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My friend Di visited with us while we were in Florida.  She inherited a cat when she moved into the house she's in now, and the cat figured out how to follow Small Bad Dog in through the doggie door and has made herself at home.  She never holds still for pictures, though, so it was a special treat when i managed to get this:

Zee Kitty finally holding still for a photo.  No, she's not pregnant, just spoiled.








Today is:

Asatru Alliance Founding Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan

Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas / "Never Again" Day -- Uruguay (Dia del Nunca Mas)

Butterfly Day -- an ecard holiday; if you know someone who loves butterflies, send an ecard, let them know you are thinking of them

Day of the Independent Hungary -- Hungary (a memorial day for those martyred in 1958, and for the end of Soviet occupation)

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of arts, crafts, skill, war, and intelligence)

Festival of the Coming Ice Age -- can't find out anything about this one, but it sounds hilarious

Garfield the Cat Day (his birthday/comic strip premier)

Helen Keller Festival -- Tuscumbia, AL, US (performances of The Miracle Worker, historic tours, other entertainment, a fair, and more; through Sunday)

International Box Day -- especially for cats!

Juneteenth -- US, celebrates the news of freedom on the day it came to slaves on Galveston Island, Texas

Labour Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda

National Martini Day -- some sites specify a dry martini

New Church Day -- Swedenborgian Christian

Organic Act Day -- US Virgin Islands (commemorates the organization of how the islands are governed)

Ride to Work Day -- ride your motorcycle or scooter!  if you don't have one, watch out for those who do 

Rusalka's Week begins -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (week long festival to honor the divinity of rivers)

Solmanudor -- Icelandic calendar, Sun Month, with the midnight sun dominating the time of year

Spooky Stories Appreciation Night -- because someone thought it would be a good night to tell a few scary tales

St. Boniface of Querfurt's Day (Patron of Prussia)

St. Jude's Day (Patron of desperate situations, forgotten/impossilbe/lost causes, hospitals, hospital workers; Saint Petersburg, FL, US)

The Queen's Birthday Celebration -- Anguilla; Cayman Islands; Gibraltar

Tiger-Get-By's Second Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Western Days -- Elgin, TX, US (music, carnival, parade, live music and more; through Saturday)

World Sauntering Day -- origin unknown, but perhaps begun at Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) in Michigan during the 1970s as a response by W.T.Rabe to a growing movement toward the recreation of jogging and the idea was to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the world around them; the rules are to observe the lost art of Victorian sauntering, discouraging jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast walking, and trotting, but no word on meandering that i can find!



Anniversaries Today:

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, 1999


Birthdays Today:

Zoe Saldana, 1978
Poppy Montgomery, 1972
Mia Sara, 1967
Andy Lauer, 1965
Aung San Suu Kyi, 1965
Paula Abdul, 1962
Kathleen Turner, 1954
Ann Wilson, 1951
Phylicia Rashad, 1948
Salman Rushdie, 1947
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, 1942
Gena Rowlands, 1930
Louis Jourdan, 1919
Pauline Kael, 1919
Pat Buttram, 1915
Abe Fortas, 1910
Earl W. Bascom, 1906
Lou Gehrig, 1903
Guy Lombardo, 1902
Moe Howard, 1897
Wallis Simpson, 1896
Elbert Green Hubbard, 1856
Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834
Blaise Paschal, 1623
King James I of England and VI of Scotland, 1566


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman Returns(Film), 1992
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"(Musical), 1978
"The Rocky Horror Show"(Musical), 1973
"Devil May Hare"(Cartoon short, Tazmanian Devil's premier), 1954
"I've Got a Secret"(TV), 1952
"Moon Mullins"(Comic strip), 1923


Today in History:

King Louis IX of France orders all Jews  found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres  of silver, 1269
The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven, 1306
English colonists leave Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America, 1586
Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion, 1770
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1816
The first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under Alexander Joy Cartwright's rules on Hoboken's Elysian Fields (Hoboken, New Jersey)with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1; Cartwright umpired, 1846
Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom; the anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 35 other states as Juneteenth, 1865
Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro, 1867
After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist, 1870
The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins, 1875
The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington, 1910
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York, 1953
Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom, 1961
In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped, 1982
Norway ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention of 1989, 1990
Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway, 2006

14 comments:

  1. Dearest mimi, I'm amazed more and more at the stunning researches you do for your posts, thank you sweet friend !

    Wishing you a most lovely new week and thanking you for hosting,
    I'm sending blessings to you

    XOXO Dany

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  2. Zee Kitty is one smart kitty using the doggie door to get in and out of the house.

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  3. Zee Kitty is smart alright. She wrangles lots of treats from her humans.

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  4. Zee kitty is quite the fashion model

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  5. She's a pretty girl too. Spoiled is a good thing.

    I love it that she stayed with her home. She was there first.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

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  6. Aww lol well she definitely knows how to pose :-)

    Have a posttastic day :-)

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  7. I didn't know there was a world sickle cell day. I once had a student with a serious case of sickle cell anemia. He was a darling first grader who had to go through full blood transfusions every few months. It was so sad.

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  8. Zee is a cutie. I love seeing cats spoiled- they all should be so lucky.

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  9. Zee Kitty needs to get on the tread mill. lol Today is Garfield (the comic strip) birthday?! How cool!! I didn't know the year, so I Googled. He's 39. I thought he was older than that, though. Thanks for popping in for a visit.

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  10. So great to adopt/inherit a cat. I miss mine every day but I'm still saying no to the temptation to get another.

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  11. Cats are very smart- yes they are! Have a lovely day!

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  12. Zee is beautiful! Smart, too!

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