Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The latest from Kittyville.

The Lorax is back home.  Both of his front legs were shaved where they had IVs in them, and he's still on the antibiotic.  His cleft now has to be flushed after each feeding, and they are seriously considering doing his surgery sooner than they thought.  They don't want him to keep getting ill.

On a more practical aspect, the cat rescue can't afford to keep treating him if he gets ill, too.  Yes, the vet gives us a discount, but the surgery is probably going to be a good $500 even so.  Add the day he went to the vet last week, and then this weekend spent at the emergency vets (same place, but they charge more for after hours), and you are talking about $1,000 for the little guy, plus his formula and canned food and inoculations, not to mention neuter and microchip.

His adoption fee, even if it was doubled for the family that's taking him because he's a purebred, doesn't even begin to cover it all.

For right now, though, we are just happy he's home and feeling better.

In other kitty news, Appleblossom, bless her tiny little heart, is already trying to eat dry food!  She can barely get the pieces of kibble in her mouth, but she chomps away at them like a trooper.  Plucky girl.

The three boys got "fixed" yesterday.  Their combo test was negative, they are microchipped and freshly bathed, and came home feeling so sleepy.  How sleepy is a cat after surgery, you ask?  This sleepy:

He's asleep.

Yes, he's asleep, the weight of his sleepy head tilting the bowl!

They come home hungry and exhausted, both, and don't know whether to eat or sleep first.  So they end up trying to do both.   That's how sleepy they are when they come home.

Today is

Abolition Day -- Guadeloupe; Saint Martin

Buttercup Day -- an internet holiday that just sounds fun

Cellophane Tape Day -- patented this date in 1930

Children's Day -- Nigeria (a school holiday)

FindleFritter's Stoat-Wheedling Event -- Fairy Calendar

Frigga Blot -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (honoring Frigga)

Lailat al Miraj -- Islam (observance of Mohammed's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem; began at sundown yesterday, local customs and dates may vary)

Mother's Day -- Bolivia

National Grape Popsicle Day

Pop-up Toaster Day -- Charles Strite applied for his patent on the first pop-up toaster on this day in 1919

St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (Roman Catholic Church observance; Patron of England)

St. Melangell's Day (Patron of hares)

Sun Screen Protection Day -- an annual, and unsponsored, reminder to use that SPF protection, every day!

Throw the B*st@rds Out Day -- originally directed at politicians, (and if you want to do that, too, great!), and celebrated on various days on various sites, but whomever is making your life miserable, toss them out!  or at least, toss them out of your thoughts for today.

Yom Yerushalayim -- Israel (Jerusalem Day; begins at sunset)

Birthdays Today:

Chris Colfer, 1990
André Benjamin, 1975
Jamie Oliver, 1975
Jack McBrayer, 1973
Joseph Fiennes, 1970
Jeremy Mayfield, 1969
Todd Bridges, 1965
Pat Cash, 1965
Adam Carolla, 1964
Peri Gilpin, 1961
Richard Schiff, 1955
Bruce Weitz, 1943
Louis Gossett, Jr., 1936
Ramsey Lewis, 1935
Lee Meriwether, 1935
John Barth, 1930
Henry Kissinger, 1923
Christopher Lee, 1922
Herman Wouk, 1915
Sam Snead, 1912
Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911
Vincent Price, 1911
Dolores Hope, 1909
Rachel Louise Carson, 1907
Dashiell Hammett, 1894
Isadora Duncan, 1878
Arnold Bennett, 1867
Wild Bill Hickock, 1837
Julia Ward Howe, 1819
Amelia Bloomer, 1818
Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1794

Debuting/Premiering Today

From Russia With Love(Film). 1964
The Three Little Pigs(Disney animated short), 1933

Today in History:

Habeaus Corpus Act, codifying how the writ of habeaus corpus is to be used, passes in UK, 1679
Peter the Great founds St. Petersburg, 1703
In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba  fight against the Spanish army, 1812
In Canada, American forces capture Fort George, 1813
Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California, 1907
The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight, 1919
The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public, 1930
Richard Gurley Drew receives a patent for his adhesive tape, later manufactured by 3M as Scotch tape, 1930
The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon  The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", 1933
In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, , 1937
Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format, 1957
Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census, 1967
In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition, 1995
Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire, 1996
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milosevic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity, 1999
The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600, 2006
Scientists in Canada bring 400 year-old bryophyte specimens left behind by retreating glaciers during the Ice Age back to life, 2013


  1. Wow, I had NO idea how much worry and care went into fostering these kitties! They are so lucky to have found you, and hope they find permanent homes. And the sleeping cat pictures are hilarious--exactly how I feel before my morning coffee.

  2. you are so so so so so so so flipping KIND.
    and loving.
    The Doodle is back in a cone here (paw) and Im channeling yer patience.

  3. I had NO idea how much worry and care went into fostering these kitties and i like this ,,, thank for sharing .. Feel free to surf to my blog at anprat.blogspot.com

  4. i do hope they can do lorax's surgery asap.

  5. Glad little Lorax is back home. I hope the surgery works out. Your other kittens crack me up falling asleep in the kibble. Cute!

  6. I told hubby about Lorax last evening. He has him in his prayers too. I'm glad he got to come home. Bless his precious little heart.

    I love the sleeping in the food bowl shots. Yes, they do that. I've seen it more than once.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  7. So much happening in Kittyville! Can you tell me what brand of kitty food you use? I'm not even a cat but that food in the bowl looks good. LOL!

  8. I hope Lorax gets well soon sounds like he is going through a lot, i am sure the surgery will go well for him :-(

    Love the photo of the kitten asleep on the bowl awww!

  9. So cute falling asleep with his head in the food bowl. Somebody is going to receive a wonderful companion.

  10. I'm glad Lorax is home and the snip, snip is over.


  11. Awww precious darlings. And I include you and your kind heart in that thought.

  12. oh I hope Lorax does get his surgery soon- hard on him and you as the caregivers to see him struggle. Big hugs to all.