We really were not expecting kitten season to start this soon because of how harsh the winter has been. So I was very surprised to receive a call last night.
Margaret met me up at the shelter when we went to clean up there. The kitten was left on the roof of a house by the mama, and by the time the family was able to get a ladder and try to get up there, she had fallen two stories to the ground below.
They rushed her to the local vet school, where they were told she was fine, to call the cat rescue.
The moment I laid eyes on her I could tell by her breathing that she had some type of injury. I really didn't expect her to make it through the night, but she did.
She is still with us, but growing weaker. Her breathing is labored. It is very hard dealing with these little ones when you hold out no hope, and are just doing palliative care.
A sad start to the kitten season.
Crispus Attucks Day*
Employee Appreciation Day
Feast of Excited Insects, China, Korea
Feast of Fools
Multiple Personality Day
National Cheese Doodle Day
National Salesperson Day - first Friday in the month
Ploiaphaesia: The Festival of Navigation aka Navigium Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Sailing Festival)
Shabbat Across America/Canada
St. Piran's Day
Stop the Clocks Day
World Day of Prayer
Jake Lloyd, 1989
Niki Taylor, 1975
Kevin Connolly, 1974
Eva Mendes, 1974
Andy Gibb, 1958
Michael Warren, 1946
Samantha Eggar, 1939
Dean Stockwell, 1936
James Noble, 1922
Rex Harrison, 1908
Zhou Enlai, 1898
Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887
Howard Pyle, 1853
James Merrit Ives, 1824
Today in History:
Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death, 363
Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama, 1046
English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his sons to explore unknown lands for England, 1496
Smoking tobacco is introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes, 1558
Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" is placed on Catholic Forbidden index, 1616
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana territory from the French, 1766
*Boston Massacre: British troops kill 5 in a crowd, including a young boy and Crispus Attackus, the first black to die for American freedom, in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later, 1770
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays, 1820
George Westinghouse Jr patents the triple air brake for trains, 1872
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation, 1904
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