Friday, August 27, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Adopted

First, the adopted. Besides kittens on adoption day itself (we get a few of those most weeks), sweet Georgie was adopted to a lady who specifically wanted a dog friendly already declawed adult. Perfect match. Also, Simba and Sheba, both of whom are pure entertainment on four legs, went to new homes from the shelter.

The "bad." They really aren't, and weren't tonight for certain. Grady didn't escape! Not even once! He has learned to stand between the two doors to the clinic and wait to see which one you are heading toward, so you have to fake him out and be quick, but we managed. Prissy didn't get out, either, and she still hisses every time Ginny gets too close to her. They are both very loving toward people, though, and love attention. The Miss Priss waited until I was through cleaning boxes to go, also. Primadonna.

I only saw silly boy Clint's tail. He how hides behind a storage box on a shelf, and isn't careful to tuck his tail in there completely.

Frieda, as usual, is happy alone in the office, let my kids pet her like crazy, and hissed at me. Another primadonna.

Our long-suffering Rory is back and in isolation for an upper respiratory infection. He is still loving and friendly and hungry.

Noonie is no longer wearing her collar and is in a much better mood. She is back in a colony room and off all medication, another reason to be happy.

Gidget still misses her kitten, poor thing. She hisses whenever anyone walks in the room, but if you bend down and hold out your hand, she will come out of her sleeping box and be petted. She is also gaining weight finally.

Lucky, a new resident of the cages, is not gaining yet. He has an overactive thyroid and eats and drinks enormous quantities. He also took his medicine easily, for which I was grateful.

Rosie and Nacho, who by the way does not have ringworm (thank heaven) are both on meds, but I had to make two calls to Miss W to confirm, as they forgot to put the checkmark boxes on the caretaker sheets. The only way we know when to start and stop medicine is by those boxes that are supposed to be written in for any cat which needs it. I put in the missing boxes, checked them off for the evening, and Rosie is still shy but getting better, Nacho still friendly, and now sharing a room.

He is with Curly Sue and Devon, and they seem to be getting along better than Curly Sue and Simba ever did. Too much high energy in a room is not a good thing.

Oreo has such soft fur that the children asked, "Hey, why do they have a rabbit in here, and how did they get it to look like a cat!" He seriously feels like a soft, fluffy bunny. I think he will be easy to adopt out.

Room One now has Runt, Allie, and Gabbie, and Runt is the big guy in the room. Just like our Runtie was the huge one of our 3 elderly, neurotic group. Funny how that happens, isn't it?

Bowie and JuJu, Roxanne, Corrie and Nanette, and Angel and Dustie round out the rest of the rooms, and they are all doing well.

Today is

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion

Just Because Day

Moldova National Day/Independence Day

National Pots de Creme Day

Nativity of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of fertility)

Petroleum Day

St. Caesarius' Day

St. Monica's Day

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Birthdays Today

Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952
Barbara Bach, 1947
Tuesday Weld, 1943
Martha Raye, 1916
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908
C.S. Forester, 1899
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479
Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663
The first unmanned hydrogen balloom flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859
The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896
Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of
Odaiba, is completed, 1993
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003

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