Monday, December 2, 2013

Aww Monday: My Baby!

The point of Aww Monday is to post a picture that makes you say, "Aww!"

We sometimes have kittens that, when they get a bit bigger, will take care of the smaller ones, as if those were their babies.

Aphrodite is taking care of Sulu, giving him a bath.

The kittens tendency to take care of each other this way reminds me of a happening with the children when they were small.  #1 Son was a two-year-old, and Bigger Girl about 6 months.  He called her his baby, and treated her so gently.

One day when they were both in the tub, i asked Sweetie to watch them for a moment while i went into the bedroom to grab something.  As i walked out of the bathroom, he did what he after that learned you never do -- he turned the TV so he could see it from where he was sitting by the tub, and watched it instead of the kids.

Little Girl, of course, slipped out of her bath seat and under the water.  From the other side of the room and through the open bathroom door i saw it happen, and #1 Son screamed "My baby!" as i rushed across the room and yanked her from under the water, scared but unhurt.  After that, he was even more protective than ever of "his" baby.

Today is:

Chichibu Yomatsuri -- Chichibu shrine, Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (one of Japan's most impressive night parties; through tomorrow)

Cyber Monday -- another excuse to buy stuff, the traditional beginning of the online shopping season

Festival of the Finger Stalls -- Fairy Calendar

Independencia de Panama de Espana -- Panama(1821)

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery -- UN

King Tupou I Day -- Tonga

National Day -- Laos; United Arab Emirates (trad.)

National Fritters Day

National Jandal Day -- New Zealand (support Surf Lifeguards, wear your jandals -- sandals, or flip flops -- to the beach and donate to the cause; through the 8th)

Oshiroi Matsuri -- Fukuoka, Japan (Face Paint Festival, to ask for good harvest next year)

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Chatham Islands, New Zealand and Westland, New Zealand

Safety Razor Day -- the first disposable razor blades were patented by King Gillette this day in 1901

Sarsodaw Pwe -- Myanmar (Writers' Day/Literati Day, especially celebrated by the press)

Special Education Day -- US (anniversary of the first US special education law in 1975)

St. Bibiana's Day (Patron of epileptics, mentally ill people, single laywomen, torture victims; against epilepsy, hangovers, headaches, insanity, mental illness; and, appropriately considering the aforementioned list, Los Angeles, CA)

Throw Out Your Leftovers Day -- if you've had it since Thanksgiving, and haven't frozen it or eaten it yet, get rid of it

Walter Plinge Day -- UK (the British equivalent to George Spelvin, a name used to disguise the fact that an actor is playing more than one part in a production, but Walter was based on a real pub ownder who was generous to actors)

Birthdays Today:

Britney Spears, 1981
Nelly Furtado, 1978
Monica Seles, 1973
Lucy Liu, 1968
Randy Gardner, 1958
Dan Butler, 1954
Stone Phillips, 1954
Cathy Lee Crosby, 1948
Gianni Versace, 1946
Maria Callas, 1923
Randolph Hearst, 1915
Charles Ringling, 1863
Georges Seurat, 1859

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Naked Gun"(film), 1988
"Mystery of Edwin Drood"(musical), 1985
"Dancing Lady"(film), 1933 (first appearance of Fred Astaire)
The Adventures of Charlie Chan(radio), 1932
Model A Ford, 1927 (first sold on this date, for $385)

Today in History:

The University of Leipzig opens, 1409
Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States, 1763
Napoleon defeats the Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz, 1805
The first Savings bank in the US opens, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, 1816
US President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", 1823
US President James K. Polk declares it is the "Manifest Destiny" of the US to expand into the West, 1845
Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the US, in NYC, 1867
King Camp Gillette patents the safety razor, 1901
Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 2, 1908
Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A, 1927
A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, 1942
Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, 1947
The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution, 1956
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates, 1971
Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state, 1988
A coalition led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins the first free all-German elections since 1932, 1990
The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, 1999
NASA announces finding an arsenic based life form on Earth, 2010


  1. we should all treat each other as well as CATS do their KITTENS.

  2. Your photo and story both made me say "aww", so good job! Very cute.

  3. Awww, too cute and I've seen bigger kitties do this with the smaller ones. Precious.

    What a story about your baby. I'll bet hubby felt very bad about not paying attention. I'm glad your son was though.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  4. I sometimes wonder if our one and only would have benefited from a sibling. I guess you never know.

  5. Very sweet.. both the kidlets and the kitlets.

  6. How sweet! :). Perfect for a Monday morning, or anytime, really.

  7. wow.....what a wonderful big brother!

  8. How cute. You have some adorable cats.

  9. Greedy Baby once grabbed a kitchen knife while I wasn't looking. The long butcher knife kind, and she tried to put it in her mouth. My baby's life could've ended that day. That was 4 years ago, but it still pains me to think about it. Two seconds of looking the other way can change everything. I'm so glad it didn't for either of our babies.


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