Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Fun for a Girl and a Boy

The last adoption event before the end of the year was only of limited success. Meg brought her 15 kittens, i brought 7. All other kittens went to the other pet store.

We only had 3 adoptions, and all were of my kittens. Poor Meg. I wish at least one of them had been hers, in spite of the fact that we are both at capacity right now.

John went to a very nice mom, dad, and 3 kids. They are renaming him Ewie. No, i don't get it either. They wanted a young one that would get used to a dog.

Then there are Buster Davis and Kaitlyn. A nice lady came in wanting a boy kitten for her son and a girl kitten for her daughter. She chose them, but she isn't telling them. We will work out a way to get them to her on Christmas Eve as a surprise.

So, nice kitten Christmas fun all around.

Today is:

Build a Snowman Day

Chocolate Pizza Day (yes, really!)

Fiesta de Santo Tomas -- Guatemala (festivities last through Dec. 25)

Look for an Evergreen Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Opiconsivia -- Roman Empire (feast of Opalia, 3rd day of the Saturnalia)

Riddle-Making Trials -- Fairy Calendar

Robinson Crusoe Rescue Day

St. William of Fenoli's Day

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Birthdays Today:

Alyssa Milano, 1972
Tyson Beckford, 1971
Amy Locane, 1971
Criss Angel, 1967
Jessica Steen, 1965
Jennifer Beals, 1963
Robert Urich, 1946
Richard Leakey, 1944
Alvin Lee, 1944
Tim Reid, 1944
Al Kaline, 1934
Cicely Tyson, 1933
David Susskind, 1920
Ralph Richardson, 1902

Today in History:

Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor, 324
The Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad, 1055
The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States, 1606
Benjamin Franklin, under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack", 1732
Thomas Paine publishes his first "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls," 1776
Chinese troops occupy the capital Thang Long Vietnam, 1788
The US state of Kentucky becomes the first to appropriate money for road building, 1795
The US state of Georgia becomes the first to pass a birth registration law, 1823
Allen Wilson of Connecticut patents a sewing machine that can sew a curved seam, 1854
Albert L. Jones patents corrugated cardboard, 1871
The first black US Catholic priest, Charles Uncles, is ordained in Baltimore, 1891
The first city ordinance requiring separate neighborhoods for blacks and whites is passed, in Baltimore, 1910
Robert Ripley begins his "Believe It Or Not" column in the NY Globe, 1918
The British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas, 1932
The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, returns to earth, 1972
The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China, in 1997, would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, is signed, 1984


  1. That seems like such a classic Christmas gift from days gone by.. a kitten or a puppy. So sweet.

  2. Yes, Hilary, it is. I'm so glad, too.


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