Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday and Cats

Sweetie went for one of his very expensive haircuts. He claims no one but this one lady can cut his hair correctly. He goes frequently, too.

I haven't bothered to get a haircut since June 1994.

How did we ever end up together?

He spent the rest of the day following me around, until we left for the cat shelter.

The A/C is out at the shelter. Frieda was mad because she wouldn't accept a roomie, and the shelter is so crowded that two others, who will share, were given her room and she is back in a cage. #2 Son managed to get her purring and happy, at least for the time being.

Grady escaped again, as did Mouse, Ginny, and Simba. Mouse and Ginny were easy to pick up and put back in their rooms. Grady hid and had to be flushed out, as usual. Simba is very sweet, but does not like to be overstimulated. Getting out overstimulates him. He got very growly and we had to use the gardening gloves to catch him and keep from getting bitten.

Dustie still needs eye meds, which concerns me. If an eye med doesn't work within 3-4 days, something is wrong and a reevaluation is called for. She has been on this med for 2 weeks.

Then there is Rory. He is beautiful, and getting prettier by the day. The bites are healing, the scratches are all scabbed over, the bruises are fading, he has been cleaned up. No more fleas or ear mites or road debris in his fur. He is standing up to eat on his own, doesn't need fluids any more, and looks amazingly better.

He also is getting spoiled. He wants lots of petting and belly rubs. Everyone is happy to oblige, and he purrs at the least bit of attention.

He is going to make someone a wonderful pet.

Today is

Call of the Horizon Day

Caprotinia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, feast of Juno Caprotina

Constitution Day -- Palau

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival - in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; through the 18th

Fashion Day

Independence Day -- Argentina

Lindenfest -- Rhineland, Germany, through the 11th

Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

Nunavut Day -- Canada (Inuit)

Pictou Lobster Carnival -- Nova Scotia

Turkey Rama -- McMinnville, Oregon, through the 10th

Birthdays Today

Mitchel Musso, 1991
Kiely Williams, 1986
Fred Savage, 1976
Jack White, 1975
Courtney Love, 1964
Kelly McGillis, 1957
Tom Hanks, 1956
Fred Norris, 1955
Jimmy Smits, 1955
John Tesh, 1952
Chris Cooper, 1951
Mitch Mitchell, 1947
O.J. Simpson, 1947
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Ed Ames, 1927

Today in History

Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire, 455
Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife), 1540
In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution, 1789
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited, 1793
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law, 1868
Queen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government, 1900
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier', 1922
In a seminal moment for pop art, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962
Margaret Thatcher begins her second term as British prime minster, 1982
South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion, 1991


  1. You haven't cut your hair in in 17 years? It must be getting very long.

    I hope all your kitties find happy homes filled with belly rubs :)

  2. Thanks, Merry. A good forever home is the goal.

    Yes, my hair is very long. I wear it in a braid.