Friday, May 9, 2014

Feline Friday: Trying to Grow a Lorax

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  It's easy to participate, just post a cat picture and link up! 

Lorax went back to the vet, and they want him to gain another 1 1/2 lbs. before they will do surgery.  So now he gets formula mixed with canned food in the bottle, and supplemented with Nutri-Cal and GNC Ultra-High Calorie Booster for cats.

Sitting in Bigger Girl's lap getting a chin rub.

Playing with a toy.

Today is:

Blueberry Hill Open Dart Tournament -- St. Louis, MO, US (America's oldest and largest pub dart tournament; through Sunday)

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child care providers in society today)

Electra Goat BBQ Cook Off & Craft Show -- Electra, TX, US (with a salsa dance contest, Cow Patty Drop, live bands, games, a Jackpot Steak & Beans Competition, there is something here for everyone; through Sunday)

Europe Day -- European Union

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks A Voice -- sponsored by the Shark Research Institute

Giro D'Italia -- Belfast, Northern Ireland to Trieste, Italy (one of cycling's three Grand Tours; through June 1)

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Romania (1877, from the Ottoman Empire)

Josey's World Champion Junior 4-D Barrel Race -- Josey's Ranch, Marshall, TX, US (finest youth barrel racing in the world; through Sunday)

Lilac Festival -- Rochester, NY, US (a beautiful ten days of the biggest and best lilac festival anywhere)

Lawn Mower Day -- a rotary blade mower was patented this day in 1899

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first of 3 non-consecutive days dedicated to getting rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)

Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Moscato Day -- celebrate with The Gallo Family

Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus; date approximate)

Remembrance for Gudrod of Gudbrandsdal -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (pagan martyr)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar

St. Beatus of Lungern's Day  (Apostle of Switzerland)

St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)

Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day  -- yes, you can!  If you bought it, you're allowed to.

Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's

Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Day of Remembrance and Honors)

Zhabdrung Kuchhoe -- Bhutan (death anniversary of Zhabdrung)

Birthdays Today:

Rosario Dawson, 1979
Steve Yzerman, 1965
Tony Gwynn, 1960
Billy Joel, 1949
Candice Bergen, 1946
James L. Brooks, 1940
Charles Simic, 1938
Glenda Jackson, 1937
Albert Finney, 1936
Glenda Jackson, 1936
Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzales, 1928
Mike Wallace, 1918
Howard Carter, 1873
J.M. Barrie, 1860
Belle Boyd, 1843
John Brown, 1800

Today in History:

The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868
The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873
The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, 1874
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887
The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896
The lawn mower is patented, 1899
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904
The Australian Parliament  first convenes in Canberra, 1927
Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949
Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his Muppets, debuts, 1955
The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979
The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006
A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million, 2013


  1. such a tiny little guy! i hope he can fill up and out so they can fix his cleft!

  2. He sure is a cutie pie. I'll bet he has a wonderful personality. Very loving too. He's a keeper.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

  3. awww we love Lorax! By the way- supposedly there are Lemurians living under our Mt Shasta a few miles from us!

  4. It's wonderful to see Lorax getting bigger! He's such a fuzzy thing! I hope he manages to gain weight so he gets his operation. (Palate, right?) Good luck!

  5. What a bundle of loving fluffiness! I'm sure he'll do well after surgery but I know how anxious you can feel. Blessings!

  6. So cute. I hope he can begin to thrive. No doubt he will under your loving care.

  7. Lorax looks to be in the throws of total contentment.

  8. very cute kitty. i could send him some of my pounds.

  9. I hope it's not as hard for a cat to gain a little weight as it is for me to loose it. Good luck to the cute little guy!

  10. This has to be one of my favourite days (it's my younger daughter's birthday) and I love the idea of Lost Sock Memorial Day and that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies was Founded.