Saturday, August 27, 2011

Anyone Want The News?

On the car: it is back in the shop. The dealership is looking into the idea that some of the repairs may have been unneeded. They will not charge us to look at it, and we will probably hear back some time next week. Meanwhile, i think they mean it about taking care of it this time as they have provided us with a loaner car at no expense to us.

On Hazelnut: she's doing well. Loves to play with Tugger cat, but she is so rough someone has to rescue the cat when she gets over excited. She has learned what "Time out" means, and has to be carried to the time out corner, so she is trying to control her puppy over-playfullness now. Mercy and the adult cats still want nothing to do with her at all. She now has a special water bowl she can't turn over, so instead she puts her paws in and splashes the water out onto the towel i leave under it -- that's the Lab in her, i'm sure. Next up is to try to afford a crate.

On the cats: mad as the dickens about the dog (except Tugger) but enamored with puppy chow. In fact, the language used has been downright forcible, and makes me glad i don't speak cat. It used to be i just had to monitor the adults not getting the kitten food and vice versa. Now, it's a 3 way relay.

On the shelter: yes, we still clean it once a week. Angel has been adopted, Dustie is in a foster home. There are usual comings and goings, but mostly kittens are getting adopted, though not my two remaining, there are too many black or black and whites available, and they are always adopted last. Baby is as mean as ever, and although the new pheromone collar on Frieda is mellowing her a bit, Baby is not having the same reaction. Lucky is considered to be on hospice care now, and as long as he is eating and happy, will simply remain as a sort of shelter mascot.

On Sweetie's work: while the lifting did not injure his back (thank goodness), it has re-injured his arm. It will heal, but he will have to be very careful for a couple of weeks.

Well, i think that about uses up all the news here at Casa Crazy. Tune in next time, when you will hear Bigger Girl ask, "How would they treat someone who became addicted to counseling?"

Today is

Anniversary of the Market Women's Revolt -- Guinea

Banana Lover's Day

Bartletide -- West Witton, Yorkshire Dales, England (the burning of the Bartle, an effigy of a sheep thief, done year after year as a warning to the light fingered)

De Ducasse -- Ath, Belgium (Giants of Ath Festival, celebration of David defeating Goliath; through tomorrow)

Feast Day of Pan -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion -- on lots of websites, and supposedly something celebrated in China, but no detail as to what it is really celebrating

Ferret Buckeye Bash -- Colombus, OH, US (ferret show)

Global Forgiveness Day

Just Because Day -- internet generated, enjoy something ordinary you like to do, just because!

Koenji Awa Odori Festival -- Suginami City, Tokyo, Japan (thousands dance in the streets, through tomorrow)

Moldova National Day/Independence Day

National Pots de Creme Day

Petroleum Day

Procession of Bast; Birthday of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Sheep Market Fair -- Ho, Denmark (annual sheep market and family fair)

Sidewalk Art Festival -- Portland, ME, US

Software Freedom Day -- celebrating free and shareware software

Speak Kind Words Saturday -- part of Be Kind to Humankind Week

St. Caesarius' Day

St. Monica's Day

"The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day -- birthday of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pseudonym "The Duchess" and first said, "Beaty is in the eye of the beholder" in her novel, Molly Bawn

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Vuelta a Espana -- Spain (third and final Grand Tour of world cycling; through Sept. 18)

Birthdays Today

Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952
Barbara Bach, 1947
Tuesday Weld, 1943
Martha Raye, 1916
Mother Teresa, 1910
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908
C.S. Forester, 1899
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479
Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663
The first unmanned hydrogen balloon flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859
The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896
Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed, 1993
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003
The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2007


  1. "How would they treat someone who became addicted to counseling?"
    This cracked me up.


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