Friday, July 19, 2013

Feline Friday: Big vs. Little

 Big (at least, compared to a few weeks ago).


Misha and Collins

They were little like this only a few weeks ago.


Three, only 3 days old.

The three little ones were squirming so much i couldn't get a good shot, so i will try to get another in a couple of days.

The cycle continues, because Misha is now nibbling from the bowl and Collins is not far behind.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Today is

Arts in the Park -- Kalispell, MT, US (juried arts and crafts show, with food and entertainment; through Sunday)

Back-to-Front Yad -- Fairy Calendar

Big Sky Games -- Billings, MT, US (an Olympic-style festival for citizens of the Big Sky State, to encourage all ages and abilities to be physically active and even compete sometimes; through Sunday)

Bloomer Day -- anniversary of the opening day of the first US women's rights convention in 1848*

Cheyenne Frontier Days -- Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY, US (held annually since 1897, the world's largest outdoor rodeo; through the 28th)

Festival of Honos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personification of morality and honor)

Georgia Mountain Fair -- Hiawassee, GA, US (an authentic Pioneer Village with demonstrations, arts and crafts fairs, family fun; through the 27th)

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally -- Wellsville, NY, US (balloons galore, plus food, music, and fireworks; through the 22nd)

Kentucky State Championship Old-Time Fiddler's Contest -- Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough, KY, US (old-time and bluegrass music competiton; through tomorrow)

Kokura Gion Taiko -- Yasaka Shrine, Fukuoka City, Japan (shrine festival that incorporates a taiko drumming competition with up to 100 teams; through the 21st)

Liberation Day -- Nicaragua

Lindenfest -- Geisenheimer, Rhineland, Germany (a new wine festival in the shade of a 600 year old linden tree; through Monday)

Martyr's Day -- Myanmar

National Daiquiri Day

Northwestern State University Folk Festival and the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship -- Prather Coliseum, NSU, Natchitoches, LA, US (only traditional Louisiana folk art and music are featured; through tomorrow)

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival -- Sherwood, OR, US (a Renaissance festival, includes an archery contest; through tomorrow)

Stick Out Your Tongue Day -- internet generated, do it just because it's fun

St. Justa's Day (Patron of potters; Seville, Spain)

Targhee Fest -- Grand Targhee Mountain, Alta, WY, US (food, games, fun and tons of music in the beautiful Grand Teton mountains; through Sunday)

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival -- Dorset, England (celebrating freedom, especially the freedom of workers to form unions; through Sunday)

Triple Play Day -- the first Major League unassisted triple play was made by Neal Ball on this day in 1909

Vancouver Folk Music Festival -- Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada ( folk music from around the globe, performed in a beautiful outdoor venue; through Sunday)

Wellsville Balloon Rally -- Wellsville, NY, US (hot-air balloons, music, food, fireworks, and fun; through Sunday)

Yarmouth Clam Festival -- Yarmouth, ME, US (annual 3 day celebration of the gifts of the sea that are clams with 120,000 of your closest friends)


*Amelia Bloomer's birth anniversary on May 27 is also called "Bloomer Day"


Anniversaries Today

Isis marries Osiris (year unknown, ask the ancient Egyptians!)
Adonis marries Aphrodite (year unknown, ask the ancient Greeks!)


Birthdays Today

Stephen Anthony Lawrence, 1990
Jared Padalecki, 1982
Angela Griffin, 1976
Anthony Edwards, 1962
Brian May, 1947
Vikki Carr, 1941
Arthur Rankin, Jr., 1924
George McGovern, 1922
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, 1904 (last direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln)
Max Fleischer, 1883
Charles Horace Mayo, 1865
Lizzie Borden, 1860
Edgar Degas, 1834
Samuel Colt, 1814


Today in History

A dragon more than 100 metres long was found dead on Yehwang Mountain in Henan province and was seen as a bad omen for Emperor Huan, who ignored it and died at age 35 (three years later); Xiang Kai, who had warned him of the omen, was released from the prison the emperor had placed him in, and lionised as a hero, BCE164
Moslem forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeated the Visigoths led by their king Roderic, 711
A hailstorm brings down the ceilings of the Papal Palace, Rome, 1500
Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having that title for just nine days, 1553
Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England, 1701
Australia's first recorded use of gaslight was commenced in a Sydney shop, 1826
The British Medical Association was founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary, 1832
The two day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; "bloomers," named after developer Amelia Bloomer, are worn at this very early feminist convention, 1848
A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town, 1912
Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention, 1963
The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua, 1979
The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published, 1983
President Clinton announces his idea for a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in regards to gays in the US military, 1993
A Tel Aviv judges orders safe deposit boxes that contain manuscripts of Franz Kafka to be opened, 2010

6 comments:

  1. Oh, those kittens are soooooo cute! They must be a lot of fun to have around.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Cute pics. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I once raised a litter of kittens after my cat escaped the house. Just when I thought she had abandoned us for good, she came back two weeks later. Knocked up, of course. I love me some kitties.

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  4. Too cute and then some. They sure do grow up fast though.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

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  5. Adorable kittens. They sure grow up fast. Thanks for your comments and well wishes!

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  6. Adorable kittens!

    And i lived in Yarmouth, Maine for two years before i met my husband and we moved out west. The clam fest is quite a fun time, yes it is. :)

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