Monday, September 6, 2010

To quote Garfield the Cat:

Labor Day
Shmabor Day!
What a dumb day.
You hire some jerk
Then send him away
To celebrate work
By playing all day!

My friend didn't have to bring her cat over for more fluids -- he was up and around and eating on his own by morning, and his own kidneys should process the rest of that stuff out of him with no trouble.

The work around here with the kittens continues unabated, though. Despite ponazeril and Reglan, they are still having trouble with "loose bowels." Frostfur is the only one that is dehydrated enough by it to need fluids, but if this doesn't let up soon, I'm going to go batty. They need to be able to run around the house more, as they are getting bigger, and I can't let them yet. So they live under my feet in the kitchen.

At least. by the Lord's mercy, they are all still alive. The early vaccination seems to have helped. I'm going to jab the poor things again today, and get them to the vet's office to be weighed and scheduled for surgery later this week.

Then will come adoption days, and they move on to forever homes. The cycle of kitten life around here.

Today is:

Defence Day -- Pakistan

Ear and Trumpet Contests for Mice -- Fairy Calendar

Fight Procrastination Day

Independence Day -- Swaziland

Labor Day -- US

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

National Do It Day

Peach Days begin

Player Piano Day

Read A Book Day

Salami Day

South Carolina Apple Festival -- Through next weekend

St. Bega's Day (aka Bee; patron of laborers)

St. Giles' Fair -- Oxford, UK (M & T after Sunday after St. Giles Day)

St. Magnus of Fussen's Day (patron of crops; against caterpillars, hail, reptiles, vermin)

Stillbirth Remembrance Day

Unification Day -- Bulgaria

Birthdays Today:

Jeff Foxworthy, 1958
Jane Curtin, 1947
Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
Jo Anne Worley, 1937
Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
Jane Addams, 1860
Marquis de Lafayette, 1757

Today in History:

The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to SanlĂșcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world, 1522
The Spanish "Silver Fleet" disappears off the Fla. Keys, 1622
Founding of Salem, Massachussetts, 1628
The first US lighthouse is built in Boston, 1716
Hurricane hits Martinique and Guadalupe, hundreds of ships sink and thousands die on land and at sea, 1776
Thomas Blanchard patents the lathe, 1819
Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio becomes co-ed, with 4 women and 30 men in attendance, 1837
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807, 1870
Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands, 1948
Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal, 1952
Nine Israeli athletes are killed during a rescue attempt after being kidnapped at the Munich Olympic Games; two had died during the kidnapping the day before, 1972
The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and restores the name St. Petersburg to Russia's second largest city, 1991
Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years, 1995
Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion, 1997


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