Friday, December 20, 2013

Feline Friday: Face of a Stray, Part 2

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

The Porch Kitty, it turns out, had the foster name "Doodle" while in the program with the local animal control.  As long as she's still part of that program, we will have to officially keep that name.  We, however, call her "Ladybug."  

(She's too pretty to be named after what we euphemistically call "doodle" around here, especially as right now hers is still runny.)


Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Election Day -- Madagascar

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

Incwala Day -- Swaziland (the biggest day of the 8 week Ncwala Festival, which loosely translates as "first fruits", although today's tasting of the first of the harvest by the King is only a portion of the many days of ceremonies)

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on Dec. 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance
     Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Underdog Day -- the day to celebrate all the number two people who make the number ones what they are (as in Friday to Crusoe); day founded by by the late Peter Moeller, THE Chief Underdog

Winter Solstice Eve

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993
Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983
David Cook, 1982
Billy Bragg, 1957
Jenny Agutter, 1952
Uri Geller, 1946
Peter Criss, 1945
John Hillerman, 1932
David Levine, 1926
George Roy Hill, 1922
Irene Dunne, 1898
Susanne K. Langer, 1895
Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894
Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss, 1886
Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965
"It's a Wonderful Life"(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69
Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192
Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522
Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1, 1699
The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803
The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883
North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919
The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928
The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938
Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955
Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977
NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996
US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007


  1. She's sure a cutie pie. You are so good to all these precious babies. Thank you for that.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  2. I agree she is cute heheh! your so kind you do a good job helping them :-)

    Have a ladybugtastic weekend ;-)

  3. Runny or not, she does look like a sweet kitty.

  4. awww she's a sweetie and will feel better soon I hope!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. hugs and purrs and love to the Ladybug kittay. XO!

  6. Porch Kitty, Doodle, Lady Bug, the poor cat won't know who shee is with so many names. Split personality?

    Have a very Merry Christmas!


  7. Sweetheart! And Ladybug is a much better name than Doodles. :)

  8. She's a little beauty. Too bad the word doodle has a poopy connotation to you.. it's a cute name which just makes me think of scribbles.

  9. Aww. We have 2 new kittens (brothers) here from the local shelter. They are all fun and stuff minus the 3 am wrestling matches they enjoy.

  10. Personally I lie "Porch Kitty" the best. I wonder if Dixie would like to be called Porch Poodle, except that our current house doesn't have a porch. Our previous house had a securely fenced front yard & Dixie's favourite place was lying on the porch in the sun

  11. I am intrigued by the Iceland Yuletide Lad of the Day. I had never heard of this before reading your blog! :)


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