Saturday, September 11, 2010

The message from Meg is very encouraging.

She has the 7 kittens we were raising, and she says, "We have tootsie rolls!" Among those of us who raise kittens, it is a good message. No more back end trouble!

The marble tabbies are weaned; the Siamese, who are older, want nothing to do with the dry food, although they can eat it if they are desperate.

They will all be scheduled for spay/neuter soon.

As for the 5 we have, the two Siamese are about 3 weeks old, and sweet, beautiful little girls. Their points are coming in, one darker than the other.

The tabbies and orange tabby (the only one we think is a boy) are a week old, and eating like crazy.

We have vaccinated, and will continue to do so. They are all on good bacteria, and we have had to flea treat.

Ah, the cycle of life.

Today is:

Auditor's Day

Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

Enkutatash -- Ethiopian New Year

Emergency Number Day -- US

Honey, I Want to Start My Own Business Day

Jinnah Day -- Pakistan

Make your Bed Day

National Day of Catalonia -- Catalonia

National Hot Cross Buns Day

National Neighborhood Day

National Tricky Handshake Day

Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors)

No News is Good News Day

Patriot Day -- US

St. Deiniol's Day

St. Ethelberga's Day

St. Paphnutius' Day

St. Protus and Hyacinth's Day

Teacher's Day -- Argentina

Wrench In the Works Day

Anniversaries Today:

Diocletian New Year
Remembrance of 9/11/2001

Birthdays Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862

Today in History:

Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007

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