Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leave Them -- Mama Will Come Back

Please learn the lesson.

Usually, mama cat comes back.

Another kitten call, 4 tiny babies, they think mama has been run over because she hasn't been back all day and they have been checking every 15 minutes and please could someone take them and...

People, please! The cat you saw flattened on the road two miles away is probably not mama, she wouldn't go that far to hunt for a meal. She will stick close to look for food.

Do not go out there and mess with the kittens every 15 minutes to see if mama has come back. Even if she has, she is hiding, waiting to make sure you are going to stay away.

Most mama cats are good mamas. Yes, we get some that run off. There is that one wild Siamese out in P-ville that we have been trying to trap for 3 years who drops 2 litters a year and abandons them all at 2 weeks. She is not a good mama, and we are ordering a special drop trap to get her so she can be spayed. She is the exception, however, and most of the time, if you wait, she will be back.

Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day

Chrysanthemum Day or Kiku no Sekku -- Japan

Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence -- Slovakia

Expectant Mother's Day

Festivity of Our Lady of Arantzazu -- OƱati, Basque

Horned Dance at Abbots Bromley

Independence Day -- Tajikistan

Jeune Genevois (Flower and Garden Festival) -- Geneva, Switzerland

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival -- through the 12th

Milk-Bathing Festival -- Fairy Calendar

National Steak Au Poivre Day

St. Peter Claver's Day

Synaxis of Ss. Joachim and Anna -- Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches

Teddy Bear Day

Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Anniversaries Today:

California becomes the 30th US State, 1850

Birthdays Today:

Adam Sandler, 1966
Hugh Grant, 1960
Angela Cartwright, 1952
Michael Keaton, 1951
Billy Preston, 1946
Otis Redding, 1941
Cliff Robertson, 1925
James Hilton, 1900
Colonel Harland Sanders, 1890
Alf Landon, 1887
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
William Bligh, 1754

Today in History:

William I, The Conqueror, dies in a horseriding accident, 1087
The New England colonies declare war on the Wampanoag Tribe, 1675
The first steam engine arrives in the US colonies, 1753
The first recorded black to graduate from a US college, Alexander Lucius Twilight, receives a BA from Middlebury College, 1817
Charles Durant, the first US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ, 1830
The first plate glass photograph is taken by John Herschel, 1839
California becomes the 31st state and the territories of New Mexico and Utah are created, 1850
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized, 1886
Orville Wright makes the first one hour plane flight, 1908
J. Verdrines becomes the first person to fly at over 100mph, 1912
First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University, 1947
Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, becoming the first hurricane to do over $1billion in actual unadjusted damages, 1965
The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, 1971
The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state, 1993

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