Friday, October 8, 2010

Back to the Shelter

We are up to 12 kittens now, 9 on the bottle, two of them are on the brink of weaning.

The shelter is popping along. I was the culprit letting Grady out tonight, and apparently Clint comes out sometimes to guard the door to keep him in. Clint still hides from me, and I have to hunt him down.

Nacho is no longer getting treatment for his neck, and it seems to be healing. Lulu is snerking and snorting and sounds terrible, but it is apparently an allergy, and she isn't contagious. I didn't hear any sneezes out of Maisie or Mamie or Maggie.

JuJu is eating! Buddy and Tiger don't seem to bug her like Bowie did. Curley Sue must have really upset Rory, because he is not in there anymore, but is with Nacho and Prissy (who also couldn't stand Curley Sue), and I had to climb on a ladder to pet him.

Frieda seems to have turned permanently friendly. I guess it took being sick to make her realize how much she likes attention.

Roxanne, Gidget, and Tiffany seem to be eating, but Gizmo had to be left with the vet, he wouldn't eat at all. It only takes 3 days for a fasting cat to become very sick with liver problems, so we can't take chances. Nothing in the box for 3 days, and you are at the vet's office, buddy.

Dustie is back on eye meds, and Angel runs when you come in with the bottle of drops! It took a lot to convince her that she would not be on the receiving end, but once she saw it was for her roomie, she became her usual sweet self. Dustie, of course, never runs, and purrs even after the drops are in.

Sandy is in the cages, awaiting a room, and Cherry is back there waiting for all of the vet work she needs.

Princess, Corrie, Allie, Rosie, Francie, Muffin, and Grayson are all getting on well.

In the past few weeks, Gabby, Mindy, Leia, and Cosmo have all been adopted.

Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

American Touch Tag Day

Bearing of Green Branches -- Ancient Athenian Calendar

Cosmopolite's Day

Day of the Navy -- Peru

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage.

Independence Day -- Croatia

National Dessert Day

National Fluffernutter Day

National Kick-Butt Day

National Pierogy Day

Navaratri -- Hindu (through the 16th, for 9 days for the 9 manifestations of Durga)

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day

St. Demetrius' Day (patron of Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia)

St. Pelagia's Day (patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (patron of fallen women)

St. Triduana's Day (patron against eye disease)

Tube Top Day

World Egg Day

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970
Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956
Sigourney Weaver, 1949
Chevy Chase, 1943
R. L. Stine, 1943
Jesse Jackson, 1941
Paul Hogan, 1939
Rona Barrett, 1936
Juan Peron, 1895
Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314
Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480
The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604
The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633
First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822
The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840
The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and
occurred on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873
Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896
New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956
Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978
A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005

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