Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Spaz-Monkey" Madness

One cute side effect of kitten colds is how they sleep; little mouths half opened and very soft snoring sounds coming out.

One not so cute side effect has been that it has turned 2 of them into what Miss Jan used to call "spaz monkeys." This is what happens when they get desperate to get the bottle into their mouths. They get very frantic and scratch out with their front claws, scrabbling at the bottle and the hand that holds it, panicking even when it is in their mouths. My hands are covered with tiny claw cuts.

Forrest is eating like she is trying to make up for lost time. The others had some trouble sucking yesterday, but are doing better already today. It took Forrest so much longer to recover, I'm surprised the others aren't having more trouble.

I will keep all of them on amoxi to make sure they don't get a bacterial infection on the heels of the virus, and Forrest still needs antibiotic ointment in her eyes. They all get the good bacteria daily and reglan if they have the runs. Other than that, maybe the worst is over. Because they cleared out two bottles this morning, and are working on a third, I tend to hope so.

In honor of national humor month, the story of the pastor's donkey:
The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so
pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won
again. Upon finding out that it was the front runner in an upcoming third race, the local paper read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT.

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.

The next day, the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS. This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN. The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10.

This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the
donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.

The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE The bishop was buried the next day.

The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . even shorten your life. So be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier and live longer!


Finally, all joking aside, for those who believe, a Blessed Easter. He Is Risen!


Today is

Art Deco Day

Bonza Bottler Day

Check Your Batteries Day

Easter -- All Christians

Hug a Newsman Day

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action

Liberation Day, Hungary

Megalesia, a/k/a Festival of Magna Mater -- Ancient Roman Calendar (great mother festival)

National Cordon Bleu Day

National Reading a Roadmap Day

School Librarian Day

St. Ambrose's Day

Tell a Lie Day

Victims of Violence Holy Day

Walk Around Things Day

World Rat Day


Birthdays Today:

David Blaine, 1973
Nancy McKeon, 1966
Robert Downey, Jr., 1965
David Gavurin, 1963
Gary Moore, 1952
Christine Lahti, 1950
Craig T. Nelson, 1946
Anthony Perkins, 1932
Maya Angelou, 1928
Muddy Waters, 1915
Frances Langford, 1914
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 1908
John Cameron Swayze, 1906
Arthur Murray, 1895
Dorothea Dix, 1802


Today in History:

Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world, 1581
Sir Robert Walpole becomes First Lord of the Treasury of England, and is so influential in the Cabinet that he is considered the de facto first Prime Minister of England, 1721
Napoleon abdicates for the first time, 1814
Casparus van Wooden of Amsterdam patents chocolate milk powder, 1828
William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served, 1841
Bryant's Minstrels debut the song "Dixie" in a blackface minstrel show, 1859
Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor, in Argonia, KS, 1887
Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund is established, 1902
An earthquake in India's Kangra Valley kills 20,000, destroys most of three cities, 1905
Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO, 1949
Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated, 1968
Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart (the patient survived for 65 hours), 1969
The World Trade Center in NYC is dedicated, 1973
Bill Gates and Paul Allen form Microsoft, 1975

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