Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spread the Kitty Love

Our foster kittens Ashfur, Ferncloud, and Shockolate all got adopted at the adoption event this weekend.

Bitsy, the beautiful half grown very sweet cat that was positive for feline leukemia, went back to the nice lady who found her. Turns out the woman picked her up off the street, and has no cats of her own, and was willing to just go ahead and keep her. So that worked out well, Bitsy can live out her life there and not have any worries about the illness spreading.

Francie, Gidget, Mally, and Smokey Joe were all adopted this week, too.

Baby seems to be intimidating Cali with lots of constant growling. Cali just stays in her box, which is not good for her.

Little Girl was on the ball and noticed that Cami is on Zen, a medication, and asked for help with the room that held her, Samantha, and Zsa-Zsa.

Lucky, as typical, tore into both his medicine held in a pill pocket, and his Fancy Feast. Frieda snoozed in comfort, and Clint actually was in the window and not hiding when we drove up, so i didn't have trouble locating him.

The cages are full with Mitzy, Frisco, Woody, Snazzie, Tabitha, Blaze, and Dudley.

The big room has Clint, of course, and Grady, Candy, Zoe, Katy, Sophia, and Ginny.

Portia, Gulliver, Pitty Pat, Molly, Flip, Devon, Rosie, Alex, Mackey, Joey, Jimmy, Cheri, Angel and Dustie are in various rooms, mostly in pairs, and doing great. A note has been added to Angel and Dustie's door to remind caregivers to only use water for cleaning that room, and it is helping Angel's paws.

Now all we need is for Ming and Gladys to find a home from the adoption center at the pet store so we don't have to get a different foster home for them before we leave for vacation.

Today is:

Equirria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Cavalry Horse Festival)

Feast of St. Gabriel Possenti (patron of college students)

Independence Day -- Dominican Republic

Majuba Day -- South Africa (celebration of the Boers victory at Majuba Hill)

Meatfare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian Calendar (begins Meatfare Week, a time of abstaining from meat in preparation for Lent. Some Orthodox communities call this Butterweek)

National Kahlua Day

No Brainer Day - this day is for me!

Open That Bottle Night

Polar Bear Day

Runic Half Month Tyr commences (cosmic pillar)

St. Galmier's Day

Threepenny Day -- Eton College, England (By the last will of two Provosts in the 16th century, each boy receives a threepenny piece on this day -- enough to buy half a sheep back then.)

Birthdays Today:

Josh Groban, 1981
Chelsea Clinton, 1980
Rozanda "Chili" Thomas, 1971
Mary Fran, 1943
Howard Hesseman, 1940
Ralph Nadar, 1934
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932
Joanne Woodward, 1930
Ariel Sharon, 1928
John Connally, 1917
John Steinbeck, 1902
Marian Anderson, 1897
David Sarnoff, 1891
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807
Constantine I, 272

Today in History:

The first Russian Embassy arrives in London, 1557
The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland, 1560
Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci, 1626
Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I, 1670
The Pacific island of New Britain is discovered, 1700
Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire, 1812
The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti, 1844
Composer Robert Schumann is saved from a suicide attempt in Rhine, 1854
Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland, 1861
The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships, 1870
Charlotte E. Ray becomes the first African American woman to earn a law degree, from Howard University, 1872
Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway, 1912
Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14, 1940
The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over, 1964
The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973
People magazine is published for the first time, 1974
U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated", 1991
A Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya, 2002
The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years, 2007
Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, 2010


  1. Wow.. lots of adoptions.. that's great!

  2. It's really super that so many of the cats found homes! I am also really glad to hear about the kitty with FeLeuk getting a home, too. She sounded so pitiful, the way you wrote about her.

    I hope that you can find carers for the other 2 cats so that you can enjoy yourself.

  3. That sounds like things have been busy. Trying to keep track of which fuzzy gets what treatment would probably have me cross-eyed by the end of the day, but I guess it's not that much different than caring for my own bunch. Just that there are more than cats involved...

    Why do I think that the celebration for St. Gabriel Possenti should involve a kegger? Just sayin'...


  4. Yes, Hilary, every one helps.

    Jokamo, she needed love, that's for sure.

    Cat, all i have to keep track of is cats and children. Can't imagine adding llamas and chickens and a dog to the mix. If you want a kegger for that, go ahead. All i do is post them, you celebrate the way you want.;)


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