Monday, September 20, 2010

Itty Bitty Handicapped Kitty Committee

That is what Bigger Girl has taken to calling Silverstream as she hobbles around the kitchen in a pink camo cast that is almost as big as she is.

It is so funny to see her pushing it ahead of her (it's the front right leg that is broken), hobbling along on the other 3 legs. Also she sleeps with it sticking out at an odd angle off to the side.

It hasn't stopped her from eating like crazy, or using the litter box. We do have to limit her play with the other kittens, as she is supposed to be kept as still as possible. Try telling that to an active kitten!

Since I will be out of town Friday, someone else will be picking her up and taking her back to the vet for a reevaluation. I'm not sure what else they will be able to do, with the growth plate on the bone shifted so far. They cannot pin it, she is too small and it would shatter. I don't want to think about the worst case possibilities.

The plans for this week are crazy -- I have to get ready to leave town, so I have to make sure the family can get along without me. I have to leave lists, or they won't know to zip their pants hardly. Every detail must be spelled out, and all food purchased ahead, kitten formula stocked up, everything.

Oh, and #2 Son set the trap wrong, so he didn't catch anything again. Maybe next time, we will try again after I get back in town.

Today is:

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca Calendar

Feast of Zywie, Poland (goddess of longevity and health)

Gibberish Day

National Rum Punch Day

National Women's Friendship Day

National Youth Day -- Thailand

Respect for the Aged Day - Japan

Seventh day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion began -- Ancient Greek Calendar

St. Eustace's Day (patron of hunters, difficult Madrid situations; against family troubles)

Birthdays Today:

Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270
men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967


  1. Awww poor wee thing. It's good that she has an appetite and interest to play. Hopefully she will mend properly.

  2. We're keeping our fingers crossed.


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