Friday, April 30, 2010

Just an Update

Kitten update:

Forrest is sneezing like crazy, while the others are about over it. I'm starting to think she might be showing early signs of asthma. The good thing is that she eats like a champ now, so I don't have to worry about that with her anymore. Some of the others are a different story.

She, along with Johnny Depp, Neferteri, and Bud, are still being treated twice a day with bleach water for ringworm. They all eat dry food now, although they still want milk in a bowl. and use the litter box consistently. It is so cute to see their little "milk mustaches" when they come up for air. If they are over their ringworm by the date of their surgery, May 18, they will go up for adoption that next weekend.

Tailless is growing like a weed. The 5 who are now her siblings are tentatively Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei (the one boy). All of them seem to be doing okay except Anastasia, the marble tabby. She just won't eat much, and is very small. They are usually using the litter box, and we are keeping them separate from the older 4 so that we don't spread the ringworm or sneezing. If Anastasia's appetite doesn't chirk up a bit soon, I will have to start her on fluids.

Update on Little Girl -- her birthday! She will sit quietly on the couch while the rest of us clean the church, and get paid anyway. We will not know until her revisit with the doctor on Tuesday whether or not she will need surgery.

In honor of national humor month

My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. Couldn't concentrate.
Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
After that, I tried being a Tailor, but wasn't suited for it -- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting.
Then, tried being a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn't have the thyme.
Next, I attempted being a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it... couldn't cut the mustard.
My best job was a Musician, but eventually found I wasn't noteworthy.
I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but didn't have any patience.
Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. Tried hard but just didn't fit in.
I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.
Managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.
So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.
My last job was working in Starbucks, but had to quit because it was the same old grind.

Today is

Fairy Queen's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Maitag Vorabend, Switzerland (May Day Eve)

National Child Care Professionals Day

National Hairball Awareness Day

National Honesty Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Raisin Day

St. Adjutor's Day (patron of swimmers, yatchsmen; against drowning)

St. James the Great Day -- Orthodox Christian


Salus, in Portugal and Spain (festival of the dead)

Walpurgis Night -- Ancient Celtic/Nordic Calendars

Workers Day, Uruguay

Anniversaries Today:

Louisiana becomes the 18th US state, 1812

Birthdays Today:

Kirsten Dunst, 1982
Jeff Timmons, 1973
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, 1971
Michael Waltrip, 1963
Isiah Thomas, 1961
Stuart Mathis, 1960
Stephen Harper, 1959
Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden, 1946
Jill Clayburgh, 1944
Burt Young, 1940
Willie Nelson, 1933
Cloris Leachman, 1926
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1909
Eve Arden, 1908

Today in History:

Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus, 1006
Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503, 1483
Columbus is given a royal commission to equip his fleet, 1492
On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States, 1789
The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation, 1838
Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express, 1900
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, 1927
In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established, 1948
Communist forces gain control of Saigon and the Vietnam War formally ends, 1975
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free, 1993


  1. Should've stuck with the career as a shoe-maker. Sounds like you didn't give it your awl.

  2. Good! Excellent!

    I am a fan of Shakespeare, in part because of his puns.