Friday, April 4, 2014

A to Z Challenge: D is for Dansig

Hello, my name is Dansig.

Aren't I handsome?

I own #2 Son.  I'm one of the cats that was bottle raised in this house, but I don't like to mention that too much.  After all, who wants to remember when you were a helpless little whelp?  No, like all cats, I like to pretend I've always been the big, self-sufficient, dashingly handsome cat I am now.

#2 Son is very well trained, but his mother is not.  He picks me up and looks into my eyes and I can tell he's a very special pet.  He lets me go outside, even though his mother fusses that I'll pick up fleas.  That's part of her not being well trained at all.  She puts that nasty medicine on my neck and makes me take pills and takes me to the vet!  Ugh!

I really have to put up with a lot in this house.  There are a lot of other cats, some that I like, and some that I don't.  Since I was raised with Mikey, I like him and we play now that he's living here again.  And because I was here when Link came along, and I helped teach him how to eat out of a bowl instead of the bottle, I like him. 

That three-legged cat, though, none of us like her at all.  She picks fights with everyone.  And Kida thinks she owns the place because she is the oldest and has been here the longest.  Those are the two I just cannot and will not get along with.

We also have to put up with the mother person yelling at us.  Look at me in this picture, do you see anything wrong?  Of course not.  But she yells, "Get off the clean laundry, you dingy cat!"  Well, what does she think I'm going to do, get myself dirty by sleeping on the dirty clothes?  Of course not.

Ah, soft.  And clean!

Then, there's Little Girl  She's special, and she's Link's pet, so I put up with her, but look what she did to me!  Now, I ask you, is this any way to treat a self-respecting big cat like me?  I think not

Where's my dignity?  Under a flower petal, probably.

Of course, I also have to put up with the fact that there are kittens everywhere, even where I like to be.  They aren't so bad, though, because they don't stay

I'd like to file a complaint, the downstairs neighbors are getting rowdy again!

Well, that's enough about me for this one time.  The mother person asked me to do a post for the letter D  because my name starts with that letter, and for Feline Friday.  She told me to let you all know that Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude.  She thinks it's because he likes cats, and I know it is.  After all, what's not to like?

Today is

Alcohol-Free Weekend 2014 -- sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Ballroom Dance Day -- dance with your sweetheart today in honor of the birth anniversary of Arthur Murray

Bonza Bottler Day™

Children's Day -- Taiwan

Homogenized Milk Day -- a machine to homogenize milk was patented this day in 1892 by Auguste Gaulin

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day -- remembering those people at the front desk who make sure you get in and to the right place

Hug a Newsman/Newswoman Day -- an internet holiday, and be careful, no more fiascos like the gropings in 2009, please, just a nice hug

Independence Day -- Senegal(1960)

International Carrot Day -- really!

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action -- UN

Matsuyama Haru Matsuri -- Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (Spring celebrations incorporating the Matsuyama Castle festival and the Dogo Hot Springs festival)

Medieval Fair -- Norman, OK, US (living history, and lots of fun; through Sunday)

Megalesia, a/k/a Festival of Magna Mater -- Ancient Roman Calendar (great mother festival for Cybele; through the 9th)

Natchitoches Jazz Festival -- Natchitoches, LA, US (what Louisiana is known for, food, music, and passing a good time! through tomorrow)

National Cordon Bleu Day

National Reading a Roadmap Day -- another internet holiday that some sites call "Learn to Read A Roadmap Day," but a good one to observe; you need to know how to read one when your GPS battery dies, after all

National Walk to Work Day -- originally sponsored by Prevention Magazine, and different from the one in September

Ose Matsuri -- Ose Shrine, ShizouKa Prefecture, Japan (men dressed in women's clothes dance a lively jig on board a boat afloat in the harbour which is festooned with flags and streamers while taiko groups play drums on shore in this festival thought to date back to a wife wanting to protect her fisherman-husband by giving him a kimono)

Peace Day -- Angola

Poteet Strawberry Festival -- Poteet, TX, US (one of Texas oldest and largest festivals; through Sunday)

St. Benedict the African's Day (Patron of African missions; African-Americans; Palermo, Sicily, Italy)

St. Isidore of Seville's Day (Patron of computer technicians, computer users, computers, the Internet, schoolchildren, students)

Student Government Day -- encouraging kids to learn about how government works by learning to govern themselves; always the first Friday in April

Swedish-American Friendship Day

Tell a Lie Day -- an internet generated holiday; the only day it is acceptable! make sure, after today, to clear it up, trust me

Victims of Violence Day -- anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vitamin C Day -- the vitamin was isolated on this day in 1932 by C.C, King at the University of Pittsburgh

Walk Around Things Day -- fun to do, it makes people look at you funny

World Rat Day -- pet rat lovers everywhere, unite and introduce your friends to your pet rats

ZAB Death Anniversary -- Pakistan

Anniversary Today:

Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation, 1975

Birthdays Today:

David Blaine, 1973
Dave Mirra, 1972
Jill Scott, 1972
Barry Pepper, 1970
Nancy McKeon, 1966
Robert Downey, Jr., 1965
David Gavurin, 1963
Gary Moore, 1952
Christine Lahti, 1950
Craig T. Nelson, 1946
Kitty Kelley, 1942
Angelo Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti, 1938
Michael Parks, 1938
Anthony Perkins, 1932
Maya Angelou, 1928
Muddy Waters, 1915
Frances Langford, 1914
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 1908
John Cameron Swayze, 1906
Arthur Murray, 1895
Isoroku Yamamoto, 1884
Linus Yale, Jr., 1821
Dorothea Dix, 1802

Today in History:

Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world, 1581
Sir Robert Walpole becomes First Lord of the Treasury of England, and is so influential in the Cabinet that he is considered the de facto first Prime Minister of England, 1721
Napoleon abdicates for the first time, 1814
Casparus van Wooden of Amsterdam patents chocolate milk powder, 1828
William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served, 1841
Bryant's Minstrels debut the song "Dixie" in a blackface minstrel show, 1859
Susanna Medora Salter is elected the first US woman mayor, in Argonia, KS, 1887
Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund is established, 1902
An earthquake in India's Kangra Valley kills 20,000, destroys most of three cities, 1905
Vitamin C was first isolated by C.C. King at the University of Pittsburgh, 1932
Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO, 1949
Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated, 1968
Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart (the patient survived for 65 hours), 1969
The World Trade Center in NYC is dedicated, 1973
Bill Gates and Paul Allen form Microsoft, 1975
Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space, 1983
Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation", 1994
Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, 1996
The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War, 2002
15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released, 2007
The most distant supernova on record is found by the Hubble Space Telescope, 2013


  1. dansig, you are a handsome fellow and you obviously put up with a lot of harassment... :)

  2. Dansig is such a descriptive name for a cat like you. I would never have thought that it belonged to a Puppy.

  3. Dansig IS the handsomest cat ever! And where are cats supposed to sleep but the clean laundry pile? You don't think they'd sleep in the dirty laundry pile, do you???

  4. Dansig is an great name for a handsome mancat. Yes it is. I think you're purrfect and mom really does too. She's just being a mom. You know you love where you live and you also know you have a forever home. Not every cat can say that.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

  5. Oh Dansig! You are wonderful and handsome indeed. :). Take good care of #2 son! Hugs from Oregon!

  6. What a beautiful boy you are.. but you know that. Cats always do.

  7. I'm a sucker for talking animals. Lighten up on this poor kitty.

  8. Dansig is definitely dashing and debonair! He looks so very much like Tiggy's father Tigger Thomas did! I love this "tail" told from Dansig's perspective, of life in his domain with kids, cats, kittens and the mother, who somehow holds all together in what I suspect must be quite delightful chaos! I think we need a video visit! :-) Awesome post, lucky felines!

  9. Wonderful post, Dansig. I'm amazed you put up with Little Girl putting flowers on you! An impressive example of putting up with human behaviour. It's a shame you haven't trained that mother person properly yet.


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