Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Finally!

The older kittens are starting to barely catch on, but they are finally eating some on their own!

Johnny Depp drinks from the bowl happily, if you once get him started. Forrest does it with disapproval dripping from her whiskers with the milk if she is hungry enough. Neferteri is starting to get the hang of it. Bud finally waded into the bowl itself, paws first.

All of them will eat dry kibble if it is well buttered first, and held up to their mouths.

They still all want the bottle, but now I can take them to get weighed and scheduled for surgery.

Tailless is growing and doing quite well.

In honor of national humor month:


How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still wet on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or 'We don't need no stinking light bulb.'

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.


How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?
Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is:

'How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?'

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF!




Today is

Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day

Alfred G. Packer Day, Colorado

Birthday of Ch'un T'i, China (queen of heaven)

Brasilia Day, Brazil

Festival of Sacred Groves

First Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

Homecoming of the Elves -- Fairy Calendar

Kartini Day, Indonesia (honoring a leader who helped emancipate women)

Kindergarten Day

National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

Parilia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (shepherd's festival)

San Jacinto Day


Birthdays Today:

Robert Smith, 1959
Andie Macdowell, 1958
James Morrison, 1954
Tony Danza, 1951
Iggy Pop, 1947
Charles Grodin, 1935
Elaine May, 1932
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, 1926
Anthony Quinn, 1915
John Muir, 1838
Charlotte Bronte, 1816
Catherine the Great, 1729
Jan van Riebeeck, 1619


Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, BC753
Marc Antony continues to battle the senators who assasinated Julius Caesar in the Battle of Mutina, which he loses, BC43
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England, 1509
Hernan Cortez lands in Veracruz, 1519
The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, granting religious freedom to all in that colony, 1649
Catherine the Great ends noble privileges in Russia, 1785
Tiradentes, leader of the independence movement in Brazil, is executed, 1792
Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican troops under Santa Ana, winning the Battle of San Jacinto and the independence of Texas, 1836
The first train crosses the first bridge over the Mississippi River, crossing from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa, 1855
Alexander Douglas patents the bustle, 1857
Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i' faith, declares his mission, 1863
The first firehouse pole is installed in a firehouse in NYC, 1878
The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen)is shot down, 1918
Brasilia is officially inaugurated as the capital of Brazil, 1960
Alexander Wolszczan announces his the discovery of extrasolar planets, 1994

2 comments:

  1. They sound like quite the furry little handful. :)

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  2. They are a handful, and worth it every time I see one get adopted into a loving home.

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