Friday, April 27, 2012

New Diet Idea

No, you may not get in the fridge, and yes, we do mind.

Actually, it would never work, because some of the brands of formula have to be refrigerated. They would stage a rebellion and take over if i didn't feed them regularly.

Speaking of formula, it's running low again. They go through a 4.5lb. bag in under a`week, or the large can from the pet store every two days.

Yes, some of them are nibbling dry food now. Thank heavens many drink from the bowl, too.

Although some are being stubborn about it, as usual. We get a few in each batch that have to be led back to the bowl and retrained to drink from it every time they eat. This consists of making them lick the milk as it drips from the bottle, then lowering the bottle into the bowl, and drawing the bottle away as they start lapping from the bowl. Some of them take to it right away, others have to be led this way many times a day, and sometimes many times a feeding. The latter i call "Nickelwits" as a nickname, figuring it fits.

And in other news, there was a traffic slow down the other day, but it wasn't your usual accident on the interstate type of traffic.

A state trooper, deciding he needed to chase after a miscreant on the other side of the road, tried to cut through the median so as not to waste time taking an exit and getting back on the interstate.

Unfortunately for him, he median -- or neutral ground, as some still call it here -- was still wet from recent rain and he was up to his hubcaps in mud.

The traffic slow down was from the passing drivers laughing so hard they couldn't safely go faster.

Edited to add: Thank you, John, for pointing out that this didn't post! Right now i am so angry about the changes Blogger has made, it is ruining and not posting on schedule (yes, i changed back, but went to the new way when i was told the ability to return to the old interface was temporary; i decided to go ahead and rip the band-aid off and get it over with). Sorry this didn't come up at the right time, the Blogger geeks and nerds are on my "i don't like you much today" list!

Today is

Abolition Day -- Mayotte

Arbor Day -- US

Babe Ruth Day -- anniversary of the day dedicated to him in 1947 by every ball field in the US and Japan

Dandelion Day -- University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Day of the Uprising Against the Occupying Forces -- Slovenia

Freedom Day -- South Africa

Furze-Hopping Event -- Fairy Calendar

Hairball Awareness Day -- sponsored by Furminator (which product actually does work, by the way)

Independence Day -- Sierra Leone; Togo

International Guide Dog Day

Interstate Mullet Toss / The Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party -- FloraBama Bar, Gulf Shores, Alabama, US (through the 29th; fish flingers stand on the Alabama side of the property and toss them onto the Florida side)

Matanzas Mule Day -- remembering the only casualty of one of the first naval actions of the Spanish-American War, a mule in the village of Matanzas, Cuba

Minato Matsuri -- Nagasaki, Japan (Port Festival, commemorating the 16th century opening of Nagasaki as Japan's sole foreign trade port; through the 29th)

Morse Code Day -- birth anniversary of Samuel Morse

National Pie Championships and Great American Pie Festival -- Orlando, FL, US

National Prime Rib Day

National War Veterans Day -- Finland

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival -- NOLA (through the 6th)

Panoply® Arts Festival -- Huntsville, AL, US (through the 29th; showcasing the performing arts)

Resistance Day -- Slovenia

St. Zita's Day (Patron of housemaids, finding lost keys)

Tell a Story Day -- US (no history of origin, although celebrated in many libraries)

The Ennead Sail Through the Land -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Victory Day -- Afghanistan

World Graphic Design Day

Write An Old Friend Today Day -- a real letter, in the mail, remember how exciting it is to get those?

Yom Ha'Atzmaul -- Judaism

Anniversaries Today:

Cornell University is established as New York's land grant institution, 1865

Birthdays Today:

Patrick Stump, 1984
Sheena Easton, 1959
Ace Frehley, 1951
Cuba Gooding, Sr., 1944
Earl Anthony, 1938
Sandy Dennis, 1937
Anouk Aimee, 1932
Casey Kasem, 1932
Coretta Scott King, 1927
Jack Klugman, 1922
Walter Lantz, 1900
Sergei Prokofiev, 1891
Ulysses S. Grant, 1822
Samuel Morse, 1791
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759
Suleiman the Magnificent, 1495

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu, 1521
Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar, 1539
Cebu is established as the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, 1565
The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10, 1667
The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, 1773
Beethoven composes Für Elise, 1810
US troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York (present day Toronto, Canada), 1813
The Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid, 1840
The establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria is prohibited, 1857
The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons, 1865
In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races, 1950
Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship, 1960
Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, 1961
Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada, 1967
Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse, 1981
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed, 1992
Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history, 1992
Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, 1992
The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote is held, 1994
The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10 is received, 2002
The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France, 2005
Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City, 2006
Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia, 2007


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