Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sick Kitten Alert

Sick kitten alert.

Read no further if you want no bad news.

We lost Bombalurina, probably FIP, what took Courtney several weeks back.

No symptoms in Mercy or BlueBoy. Ryan Dunn and RumTumTugger seem to be eating okay, but not as much as they should. Alonzo has been unable to hold down his formula most of the day, the reglan made a difference, but he still needed fluids. Demeter, as runts so often do, is having the worst symptoms.

This is the part of the job you never quite get used to.

Today is

Festival of Terrible Poetry -- according to The Daily Bleed, and since there is some hilarious, if terrible, poetry out there, go find some, and bust a gut.

Go See Some Live Theater Tonight Night -- because some of us don't get the chance to do this often enough

Insurance Awareness Day -- Now who do you think invented that!?!

Mnarja Festival begins -- Malta (folk festival for Sts. Peter and Paul, begins this evening and continues through the 29th)

National Columnists Day

National Tapioca Day

Paul Bunyan Day

Sata-Hame Accordion Festival -- Ikaalinen, Finland (through July 3)

Soviet Occupation Day -- Moldova

Stonewall Rebellion Day -- now seen as the start of the gay liberation movement in 1969

St. Irenaeus' Day

St. Paul's Feast -- Kato Paphos, Cyprus

St. Peter's Eve -- English Christian tradition, night of bonfires and continuation of midsummer celebrations

Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Vidovdan (Festival for St. Vitus) -- Eastern Orthodox Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Kellie Pickler, 1986
Steve Burton, 1970
John Cusack, 1966
John Elway, 1960
Kathy Bates, 1948
Gilda Radner, 1946
Turkan Soray, 1945
Pat Morita, 1932
Mel Brooks, 1926
Richard Rodgers, 1902
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
John Wesley, 1703
Peter Paul Rubens, 1577
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491

Today in History:

Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul, 1098
Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe, 1389
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony, 1635
The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1838
The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle, 1841
The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1859
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I, 1914
The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I, 1919
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces, 1922
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
COMECON, as part of the last vestige of the Soviet Bloc, is formally disbanded, followed by the Warsaw pact 3 days later, 1991
The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations, 2006


  1. Terribly sorry to hear the sad news. My sincerest condolences.

  2. Thanks, Suldog. Us people just can't do as good a job as a mama cat, and even they will lose a kitten sometimes. As i say, the part of the job i don't get used to, though.


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