Friday, May 23, 2014

Feline Friday: Don't Scare Me Like That!

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

On Wednesday morning, i had an awful scare.  Coming downstairs to start the morning and feed kittens, i found Lorax lying on his side, eyes glazed, breathing hard, and i could see where he had thrown up just a little bit away from there.

Scooping him into a carrier, i rushed him to the vet.  They ran tests, gave him fluids, and figured out his white count was up and he probably has some kind of sinus thing going.  No wonder, of course, with that big cleft in his palate.  He was put on an antibiotic and sent home, feeling his old, chipper self.

Feeling better after finally getting home and having his dinner.

Today is

Ancient Roman Festivities today:
     Festival for Vulcan -- god of fire, volcanoes, and smiths
     Rosalia -- rose festival
     Tubilustrium -- ceremony to purify the trumpet used in sacred rituals

Azalea Festival -- Brookings, OR, US (with a parade and street fair and bonsai, as well as azaleas and more; through Memorial Day)

Bluebell Day -- Fairy Calendar

Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day -- Waterloo, NY, US (the 148th observance at the National Birthplace of Memorial Day includes a car show, crafts, food, races, a biker rally and more; through the 26th, and again on the 30th)

Coal Miner Days -- Novinger, Missouri, US (a turn of the century coal mining town celebrates its heritage; through the weekend)

Declaration of the Bab -- Baha'i

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer

Down East Spring Birding Festival -- Cobscook Bay, ME, US (through Monday)

Florida Folk Festival -- White Springs, FL, US (a true celebration of Florida's folk heritage; through Sunday)

Go For A Walk in Your Swim Fins Day -- no, i don't know who comes up with this stuff, and i don't want to

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work)

Iris Festival -- Sumter, SC, US (fun, food, music, and beautiful flowers; through Sunday)

Linnaeus Day -- Stenbrohult, Sweden (birth anniversary of Carolus Linnaeus on the OS calendar)

Lucky Penny Day -- just a fun one, see if you find a penny today

National Death Busters Day -- because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Labour Day -- Jamaica

National Polka Festival -- Ennis, TX, US (everyone is invited to enjoy this festival, through Sunday)

National Taffy Day

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!  there are events around the country)

Northwest Folklife Festival -- Seattle, WA, US (ethnic and traditional arts event celebrating world cultures; through Monday)

Pitlochry Festival Theatre -- Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland (plays, concerts, exhibitions, tours and talks; through early November)

Sacramento Music Festival (formerly the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee) -- Sacramento, CA, US (some of the best music from around North America; through Monday)

Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes and the Dioscuri in the deme of Erchia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri -- Maekawa Ayame-en, Itako, Japan (Iris Flower Festival, with over a million blooms of 500 species, special dance and demonstrations on weekends; through June 30)

Spoleto Festival USA -- Charleston, SC, US (a premier performing arts festival; through June 8)

St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk's Day (Patron of Belarus)

Students' Day -- Mexico

St. William of Rochester's Day (Patron of adopted children)

World Crohn's and Colitis Day

World Turtle Day -- sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 8th US state, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kelly Monaco, 1976
Ken Jennings, 1974
Jewel, 1974
Mitch Albom, 1958
Drew Carey, 1958
“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, 1954
Marvin Hagler, 1952
Charles Kimbrough, 1936
Robert Moog, 1934
Joan Collins, 1933
Barbara Barrie, 1931
Rosemary Clooney, 1928
Helen O'Connell, 1920
Scatman Crothers, 1910
Artie Shaw, 1910
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1883
Belle Aurelia Babb Mansfield, 1846
Margaret Fuller, 1810
Franz Mesmer, 1734
Carolus Linnaeus, 1707
Emperor Qinzong of China, 1100

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Tommy"(Album), 1969
"Shuffle Along"(Musical comedy revue), 1921
"Il bugiardo / The Liar"(Comedy), 1750

Today in History:

Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne, 1430
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void, 1533
The Netherlands declare their independence  from Spain, 1568
The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War, 1618
After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, 1701
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals, 1785
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy, 1805
South American independence  leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, 1813
The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism (the Baha'i Faith), 1844
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, 1863
The Canadian  Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873
The fist transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC, 1887
The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released, 1929
American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934
Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China, 1951
Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured, 1960
The first version of the Java programming language is released, 1995
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes, 1998
The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure, 2005
Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts, 2006
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute, 2008
Fifteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt by a revolution, voters go to the polls for a presidential election, 2012


  1. awww thank goodness he's ok! He is really growing! Have a great day!

  2. that poor little boy is having a rough start in life.

  3. That must have been really scary for you and poor little Lorax. Nobody likes going to the vet. Glad he is okay. Give him a pet for me :)

  4. Thank goodness you got him to the vets office quickly. I'm glad he's feeling better. We all love this little guy.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

  5. thankfuly he he is doing better,big time hug.

  6. Poor little Lorax. I'm so glad that he received the medicine he needed, thanks to you. Happy weekend.

  7. Kitty cuddles for Lorax - and for yourself.....must have been scary, all right - but he's a trooper......!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Oh, poor little baby! I hang on your every word about him now, I'm so involved in his story, I feel like he's my little fuzzy child. Hugs to you both! :)

  9. I'm glad he's feeling better. Pets really are our children.

  10. aww, poor thing. It breaks my heart to see animals suffering. I had wanted to be a vet, but I literally just melt into a panic when I see animals hurting. Not very effective trait for a doctor - ha.
    I do hope that he is feeling better soon.

  11. poor lorax. good thing he has you to take care of him.

  12. That is so scary. What a horrible experience. I'm glad he was okay.

  13. Oh poor baby! Lorax and you. I'm glad he's doing okay now. I'm glad he has you.