The kittens are finally, fully weaned!!!
Yes, that takes 3 exclamation points.
#1 Son is planning to adopt the two boy kittens and keep them with him when he moves out.
The 3 females are getting fat and sassy and are finally over all their earlier "bowel issues", so can get spayed in a few weeks.
Next week they go up for pre-adoption (no kitten goes home with anyone until fixed, we've had too many people say they would do it, then not, then expect help finding homes for the kittens), so they can be Christmas kittens in a few weeks.
Thus the fall kitten season is about done, and we can have a bit of a rest before picking back up in the spring, when the round of life will begin again.
By then, i'll be willing to say, bring it on. For now, i'm just sighing in relief, they are going to make it, and so are we.
Children's Day -- India
Day of the Colombian Woman -- Colombia
Equorum Probatio -- Ancient Roman Empire (official cavalry parade of the equites)
Feast of Moccas -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Celtic Fig-Tree Goddess/Pig Goddess)
Leftover Trading Day -- internet generated; trade your leftovers for the much more interesting ones in your neighbor's fridge
Loosen up, Lighten Up Day -- to remind us of the benefits of joy and laughter
National Girls Day -- this year's theme is "She Can Do Anything"
National Guacamole Day
National Pickle Day
Operating Room Nurse Day
Readjustment Movement's Day -- Guinea-Bissau
St. Dubricus' Day (the saint who crowned King Arthur)
Works Getting Into Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)
World Diabetes Day
World Orphans Day -- an initiative of The Stars Foundation
Princess Anne of the UK marries Captain Mark Phillips, 1973
Condoleezza Rice, 1954
Prince Charles, 1948
King Hussein of Jordan, 1935
McLean Stevenson, 1929
Brian Keith, 1921
Veronica Lake, 1919
Barbara Hutton, 1912
Rosemary DeCamp, 1910
Joseph McCarthy, 1909
Dick Powell, 1904
Aaron Copland, 1900
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889
Claude Monet, 1840
Robert Fulton, 1765
Today in History:
Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire, 1533
Samuel Pepys reports on the first blood transfusion (between dogs), 1666
Loius Timothee is hired in Philadelphia to be the first professional librarian in the US, 1732
Captain George Vancouver is the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay, 1792
John Mason debuts the first horse-drawn streetcar in NYC, with a route between Prince and 14th on 4th Ave., 1832
Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick", 1851
The St. Andrews Golf Club, in Yonkers, NY, opens with 6 holes, 1888
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days; She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours, 1889
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light, 1908
The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910
The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom, 1922
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express, 1952
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon, 1969
After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland, 1990
The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison, 2007
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