Monday, September 12, 2011

That Can't Taste Good

Of course it happened while i was out of the house.

In fact, i was taking the kittens to an adoption event.

That morning, i had informed Hazelnut that she could not eat the mushrooms growing in the neighbor's yard, they can't taste good, anyway.

So while i was gone, Bigger Girl opened the door, and the first thing the 'Nut did was go next door and eat a mushroom.

Bigger Girl called me in a panic. So i had her call the vet, who told her to administer hydrogen peroxide to induce her to bring back up what had gone down.

By the time i got home, we administered a bit more, and up came breakfast.

Hazelnut didn't show any symptoms through the day, and seems to have recovered.

Deja vu -- didn't i go through this with #1 Son not long ago?

Hard to believe it's been about 17 years since then. And still none of them believe me when i say those things can't taste good. Maybe i don't look like i know what i'm talking about.

Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/National Day -- Guinea Bissau

Binara Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Chu'sok -- Korea (day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)

Defender's Day -- Maryland

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 2, Interdependence (sponsored by We, the World)

Full Corn Moon (some count this as the harvest moon, some day it is too early)

Horn Dance -- Abbots Bromley, England (ancient traditional dance, possibly Anglo-Saxon in origin; it is held on Wakes Monday, along with a fair and other attractions)

Mid-Autumn Festival -- China (celebration of family, also called the Moon Festival)

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day -- Cape Verde

National Day of Encouragement -- US (no matter where you live, encourage someone today)

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day -- US (or anyone else who wants to foster understanding between bosses and employees)

National Video Games Day -- set aside to encourage kids to thank the parents who buy the games!

Navajo Sing -- Navaho Native Americans (thanksgiving for the harvest, in which Estsanatlehi/Changing Woman, who represents life, is manifested in the harvest)

Popular Revolution Day -- Ethiopia

St. Alibe's Day

St. Guy's Day (Patron of bachelors and sacristans)

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846

Birthdays Today:

Yao Ming, 1980
Rachel Ward, 1957
Gerry Beckley, 1952
Barry White, 1952
Maria Muldaur, 1943
Linda Gray, 1940
George Jones, 1931
Dickie Moore, 1925
Irene Dailey, 1920
Jesse Owens, 1913
Ben Blue, 1901
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. 1892
Maurice Chevalier, 1888
H.L. Mencken, 1880

Today in History:

Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen, 1609
The first submarine is tested in London, 1624
Turkish troops besieging Vienna are overthrown after 2 months by Poland's King Sobieski, 1683
First Black Masons Lodge is formed, 1787
Switzerland becomes a Federal State, 1848
The "Cleopatra Needle" is installed in London, 1878
Charles Leroux, world famous parachutist with 238 successful jumps, perishes in his attempted jump in the Bay of Reval, 1889
The world's first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, is appointed by the LAPD, 1910
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France, 1940
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit, 1958
Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color, 1959
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup, 1974
Indonesia is hit with an 8.1 earthquake, 1979
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica, 1988
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2005


  1. Oh, how scary! Glad poor hazelnut was ok and hope she learned her lesson.


  2. Crabby, we can only hope so. She needs puppy obedience training.

  3. Blech. I try to avoid eating fungus, always have. Some dogs, though...

  4. Sully, i can't stand mushrooms, either. Yuck.


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