Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Limping Along

Datsig, the orange tabby foster kitten that #1 Son wants to adopt, began limping, totally avoiding putting pressure on his right front paw.

Naturally he did this on Saturday, right after the vet's office closed.

Since he limped over to the food bowl, and seemed otherwise fine, we took him in Monday.

The verdict, since he was back to walking on it, albeit gingerly, is that he might have gotten into a row with one of the other fosters, gotten scratched, and have an infection. That, or he pulled a muscle or something similar.

He's on a precautionary antibiotic, and climbing on the counters like a naughty boy as usual.

Another day, another $84 for a limping cat.

Today is:

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Hatsuichi -- Yamagata, Japan (famous market dating back to the Edo Period)

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

Traditional Day -- Benin

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day)

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of Writers' Digest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011

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