Friday, March 19, 2010

Filling the House

The lady had called the vet in desperation. One of the feral cats that lived in her back yard had come into her house a few days earlier to have her babies. Then, the night before, another of the cats had gotten in through the dog door, fought the mama, and run off with a kitten.

They brought the mama in and she was terrified, but showed no actual signs of being wounded. Because she still wanted to care for her kittens, we left them with her, and she was put on an antibiotic.

This morning, Taya called and said the mama was back, with an abscess, and the kittens needed to be taken from her.

They are about 2 weeks old, and Bigger Girl has named one Neferteri, Little Girl named one Johnny Depp, and #2 Son named the 3rd Bud.

For those who pray, if you don't think it silly, pray for Jules. He is not doing well at all.

Today is:

Chariot Races on the Field of Mars -- Ancient Roman Calendar

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Poultry Day

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day

St. Joseph's Day (patron of Austria, Belgium, Canada, carpenters, fathers, house hunting, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, workers; for a happy death; against communism, doubt)

Birthdays Today:

Bruce Willis, 1955
Glenn Close, 1947
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1937
Ursula Andress, 1936
Phyllis Newman, 1935
Patrick McGoohan, 1928
William Jennings Bryan, 1860
Wyatt Earp, 1848
David Livingstone, 1813
William Bradford, 1590

Today in History:

A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China, 1279
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men, 1687
The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, 1863
Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet, 1915
Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history, 1916
The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction, 1965

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