Friday, September 10, 2010

Not What I Planned

Well, sort of not what I planned.

I had planned a shelter report, I will make it short. Angel has an eye infection again. Nacho's skin condition is getting worse again. JuJu actually ate some canned food, and she and Bowie are not sneezing any more.

Prissy is back to her usual self now that Curly Sue is in the adoption center at the pet store, Grady hates me because I prevented him from escaping, Clint still hides, and Candy has adapted to being with them.

Princess seems to be fine, her "sneezing" is just her asthma. Rory is in with Allie, and not sneezing any more either. Leia and Lucky are gaining weight with their thyroid meds. Frieda is sick, and so is acting lovable and sweet, totally unlike her usual grumpy self. She is also being given canned food, and howls for it vociferously, lavishing affection until she gets it. It's a shame we can't adopt her out when she's nice like this.

The rest are doing well.

Now for the part I hadn't planned.

Today, I got the news that a friend's horse was found dead in the stable this morning. Another friend lost a patient on her shift last night, one she didn't think she should have lost. Yet a 3rd has her mom on her case because she reported her dad for molesting children. (How's that for family!) Three others are ill, a heart condition, severe pneumonitis, and possible cancer.

So much bad/sad news for one day, then the roller coaster of watching this Florida man who says he is a Christian planning a Koran burning, then canceling, then possibly changing his mind again. I am tempted to say mean and cruel things about him, but will hold my tongue and pray for him, too , as the Good Book says I should. I will say I disagree with him completely -- you do not and cannot show the love of G-d with an act of hate.

Anyway, just lots of not great stuff all around. None of it is what anybody else planned, either, I'm sure.

Today is:

Great Canadian Beer Festival -- through tomorrow

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest (Gremlins) -- Fairy Calendar

Hot Dog Day

Old-Timers Day

National Day -- Gibraltar

National Employee/Boss Exchange Day

National Weiner Schnitzel Day

Scapegoat Day

Sewing Machine Day

Swap Ideas Day

St. Finian's Day

St. George's Caye Day, Belize

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (patron of sick animals, mariners, holy souls, babies, mothers, and the dying -- talk about a busy Saint!)

Teacher's Day -- China

World Suicide Prevention Day

Birthdays Today:

Amy Irving, 1953
Joe Perry, 1950
Jose Feliciano, 1945
Charles Kuralt, 1934
Roger Maris, 1934
Arnold Palmer, 1929
Rin Tin Tin, 1918
Fay Wray, 1907
Adele Astaire, 1896
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890
Ian Fleming, 1888
Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839
Marie Laveau, 1801

Today in History:

An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul, 1509
John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608
Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru, 1823
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine, 1846
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora, 1858
Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913
Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 1919
20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama, 1963
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France, 1977
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations, 2002

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