Monday, June 16, 2014

Awww Monday: Pile O' Kittens

Sandee, from Comedy Plus, is the host of Awww Monday.  Everyone should start the work week with a smile, and Awww Monday is the perfect place to find one!  Just post a picture that makes people say, "Awww!"

The latest kittens, all five of them, are still mostly in the big kitten cage.  We have a calico, two dilute calicoes, a dark orange tabby boy, and a creamy orange tabby boy.

Pile O' Kittens.

They use the litter box in the cage, and i hope they will be well on the way to weaned by next week so they can go to a different foster home.  Too many kittens staying here makes our own natives restless, and Mikey has taken to "marking" territory again, so we need to back off on how many we keep al the way until surgery time. 

Today is

Bloomsday -- commemoration of James Joyce and his novel, Ulysses

Peace of Chaco Day / Chaco Armistice Day -- Paraguay and Bolivia (commemorates the end of a war between the two)

Day of Third-Hand Reports and Shaky Evidence -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Ludi Piscatari -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for fishermen; some sites say it was on the 17th)

Fresh Veggies Day -- before you have that fudge later

International Day of the African Child -- Organisation of African Unity

Ladies' Day (Baseball) -- anniversary of the first ever Ladies' Day baseball game, hosted by the New York Giants in 1883

Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev -- Sikh

National Fudge Day

National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda

National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival -- Weiser, ID, US (through Saturday)

National Morticians Day -- honoring the last people to ever let you down

National Vinegar Day

Organic Act Day -- US Virgin Islands (commemorates the organization of how the islands are governed)

Ride to Work Day -- ride your motorcycle or scooter!  if you don't have one, watch for others who do, please

St. Benno's Day (Patron of anglers, fishermen, weavers; Dresden-Meissen, Germany; Munich, Germany)

St. John-Francis Regis' Day (Patron of embroiderers, lace makers, social workers; Sisters of Saint Francis Regis; against plague)

Sussex Day -- West Sussex, England (on St. Richard's Day as celebrated in this area [current feast day is April 3 elsewhere]; he was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 to 1253, and his shrine was an important pilgrimage site)

The Queen's Birthday Celebration -- Anguilla; Cayman Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Norfolk Island; Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuvalu

Youth Day -- South Africa

Birthdays Today:

Abby Elliott, 1987
Diana DeGarmo, 1987
Phil Mickelson, 1970
Laurie Metcalf, 1955
Sonia Braga, 1950
Joan Van Ark, 1943
Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
Erich Segal, 1937
John Howard Griffin, 1920
Stan Laurel, 1890
Geronimo, 1829

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters II(Film), 1989
The Blues Brothers(Film), 1980
Psycho(Film), 1960

Today in History:

The Zoroastrian Religious Calendar begins with the ascension of Yasdegerd III of Persia, the start of the Persian Era, 632
Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses, 1487
British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada, 1745
The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians, 1755
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois, 1858
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children, 1883
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister, 1891
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated, 1903
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris, 1961
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, 1963
The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador, 1972
Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children, 1976
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon, 2000
The 9/11 Commission, contradicting White House claims, determines Saddam Hussein had no strong ties to al-Qaeda, 2004
British Petroleum agrees to finance a $20 billion fund to compensate those whose livelihood was damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
Prince Harry of Wales is cleared to return to active duty in the Afghan War, 2011
Egypt's voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in their first presidential election, 2012


  1. Awww indeed! If I had to come across a pile of anything unexpectedly, kittens would have to be high on the list!

  2. sorry about the marking! but it is understandable, too, i suppose.

  3. A pile-ohh-kittens is the best kind of pile in the universe.

  4. That's a cage full of cuteness too. A great big Awww. Poor Mikey though.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. :)

  5. These cute little guys can wrap you around their finger.

  6. Wait a minute--they don't have fingers. Toes!

  7. I really did go Awwwwwwww. Out loud.They are so charming!

  8. always can count on you to have darling kitties! Thanks from me for all your TLC you share!