Monday, August 18, 2014

Awww Monday: A Boxful of Sweet

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  We can all use some cute to start the work week, so post a picture that makes everyone say, "Awww!" and link up!

Some people moved out of an apartment a couple of days ago, skipping out on the rent.  The day after they "folded their tents and stole away," maintenance went into the apartment to clean and repair and do whatever was needed to get it ready to rent again.

In the back of a closet, in a closed shoe box, they found this:

Two females, a marble tabby and a gray tabby.
They are about 3 weeks old, nowhere near old enough to be away from mama.  It took the gray a bit longer to get the hang of the bottle, but both are now eating like there is no tomorrow. 

Today is:

Bad Poetry Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests you get back at your high school English teacher for making you read all that "good" poetry; get together with friends, write some truly awful stuff, and mail it to him/her!

Long Tan Day a/k/a Vietnam Veterans Day -- Australia

Mail Order Catalog Day -- the first one was published by Montgomery Ward this day in 1872, and was only one page (Do yourself a favor and opt out of the doggone things, save a few trees: )

National Ice Cream Pie Day

National Science Day -- Thailand

National Soft Ice Cream Day

Parsi New Year/Shahenshahi -- MH, India

RSPCA Cupcake Day -- a fun and delicious way to raise funds to stop animal cruelty

Serendipity Day -- and it's here serendipitously!

San Martin Day -- Argentina (General Jose de San Martin Holiday)

Stay at Home With Your Kids Day -- begun by Work at Home Moms ezine in 1999, to encourage and support parents who work from home

St. Agapitus' Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Helena's Day (Mother of Constantine the Great; Patron of archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, dyers, empresses, nail smiths, needle makers; Birkirkara, Malta; Helena, MT, US; against fire and thunder)

Toge-Pogling Season begins -- Fairy Calendar (Toges are normally pogled in groups of five or six, depending upon the size and strength of the individual Poge)

Weird Contest Week -- Ocean City, NJ, US (contests through the week include salt water taffy sculpting, wet t-shirt throwing, ear wiggling, french fry sculpting, chewing an artwork out of a huge cookie or TastyKake Pie, making a work of art from paper clips, a Little Miss and Little Mr. Chaos contest, and Mr. and Miss Miscellaneous contest for those who have always wanted to compete in a talent contest but maybe missed the bus or got stuck at a rugby game; through Friday)

Yukon Discovery Day -- YT, Canada

Birthdays Today:

Andy Samberg, 1978
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 1970
Christian Slater, 1969
Edward Norton, 1969
Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, 1962
Madeleine Stowe, 1958
Patrick Swayze, 1952
Elayne Boosler, 1952
Martin Mull, 1943
Robert Redford, 1936
Roberto Clemente Walker, 1934
Roman Polanski, 1933
Luc Montagnier, 1932
Rosalynn Carter, 1927
Shelley Winters, 1920
Greta Garbo, 1905
Max Factor, 1904
Meriwether Lewis, 1774
Virginia Dare, 1587 (first English child born in the Americas)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Iphigénie"(Racine's dramatic tragedy), 1674

Today in History:

Founding of the oldest known Roman temple to Venus, BC293
Rome is occupied and plundered by Visigoths under King Alarik I, 410
Death of Genghis Khan (fell from his horse), 1227
A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the Japanese province of Higo, 1541
The Boston, Massachusetts Evening Post begins publishing, 1735
Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1834
Pierre Janssan discovers helium, 1868
German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers, 1903.
Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River, 1909
A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless, 1917
19th US Amendment ratified (gives women the vote), 1920
The first commercially produced oral contraceptives are marketed, 1960
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi, 1963
Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies, 1977
Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, 2005
Columbia's Chiribiquete National Park expands to 3 million hectares from 1.2 million hectares, becoming one of the Amazon's largest protected zones, 2013


  1. ((just what I needed to see this morning))

  2. oh my gosh! may those people roast in hell!

  3. I can't understand people leaving those precious little ones and just leaving. A great big Awww.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Thanks for doing what you do for the babies. ☺

  4. Why do people do such things? Make me want to track them down and drag them out their house by their tentacles. Because surely these beast of people have tentacles to display their inhuman side.

  5. Why people have pets when they cannot afford them...but then again, maybe a child brought it home and they could not say no.

  6. that is just cold blooded,to do that to baby kittens.

  7. That's quite a knot of "kitty." They're so lucky to have been found and turned over to you.

  8. Love the YinYang cuddle position! So glad folks like you step in to help the kitties when people act so cluelessly. Thank you for all your fostering work!

  9. oh my goodness- what is wrong with people....thanks goodness the maintenance man went in when he did- those people who skipped out have a lot of bad juju coming their way. Karma does work.
    And many thanks to you who help so many helpless critters. Bless you.