Friday, July 30, 2010

Shelter Stories

Another fun evening with the kitties, the cranky, the crazy, and the cozy.

In the past few days, Chewy, Willie, Bart, Sparky, and Mouse have all been adopted! Yippee!!!

We got there early this evening to find Miss W. there working in the office, so again Chyna was all business. She loves petting, but food is just a little higher on her list.

Miss W. had Grady, Nanette, and Billy from room two and Simba and Curly Sue from room seven all out running loose. That way, those rooms got cleaned easily, and then we played musical cats to get them back in their right rooms.

Nacho's neck is getting better from the vitamin E oil. Frieda is mellowing out some.

We now have 4 cats in colony room 8. Angel and Dusty were in there for quite a while, sweet and gentle girls who both have the eye problem where they get nasty, gunky eyes whenever they are confined to a cage, like at the adoption center. Then Corrie came down with the same and was put in there. Now ChiChi, another sweet girl, has been added.

I believe that room is now at capacity. Or maybe a bit more than. Someone had spilled water, and it had made a nice sludge on the floor with dust tracked from the litter boxes. Yes, four is definitely the limit.

Annie and JuJu, because we don't have colony room for them, are in the clinic. They have the run of the whole room, and Annie, loving girl, takes advantage of it and comes running for love as soon as she hears anyone come into the room. JuJu hides under a table and hisses at anyone who comes near her. We thought she was so fussy because she was in a cage. Nope.

Candy is in one of the cages, and I'm not sure what is going to happen to that cat. She seems sweet, but she thinks every part of every person is there for chewing and clawing. It took two of us to clean her cage because she just doesn't let you do anything! We even tried to sedate her with catnip. No go. She just got wilder and tried to turn over her litter box.

Bowie is just back from the vet, and very mellow. Ginny is on medication for her very "bad poops" as we refer to it, and all of the kittens have been moved to foster homes.

Rory also came back from the vet today. He was finally healed up enough to neuter and give him his rabies shot. He was still out of it, poor guy. He just laid in the litter box, mostly, and when we fed him (cats are notoriously hungry when they wake up from anesthesia), he fell asleep with his head in the bowl. He would wake up, nibble a bit, fall back asleep. It was hilarious to watch.

Our 3 foster kittens are getting bigger and cuter by the day.

Today is

Administrator Appreciation Day

Dodge City Days -- Dodge City, Kansas, through Aug. 8

Dog Day

Father-in-Law Day

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Vanuatu

Marseillaise Day -- France

Mutomboko Ceremony -- Zambia (through the 31st)

National Cheesecake Day

Somer's Day -- Bermuda

St. Abdon's Day

St. Silas' Day

Talk in an Elevator Day

Birthdays Today

Hilary Swank, 1974
Tom Green, 1971
Vivica A. Fox, 1964
Lisa Kudrow, 1963
Laurence Fishburne, 1961
Kate Bush, 1958
Delta Burke, 1956
Jean Reno, 1948
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
Paul Anka, 1941
Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
Buddy Guy, 1936
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933
Thomas Sowell, 1930
Sid Krofft, 1929
Christine McGuire, 1926
Henry W. Bloch, 1922
Casey Stengel, 1891
Henry Ford, 1863
Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855
Emily Bronte, 1818

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762
The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608
In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619
An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629
Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756
First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps, 1859
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863
In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930
Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965
into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965
David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971
Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003

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