Monday, August 4, 2014

Awww Monday: Peek-a-boo!

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  All of us could use a little cute to start the work week, so post a picture that makes people say, "Awww!" and link up!

Little Girl's cat, Link, also known as Linker Stinker, is about 2 years old, but he still plays the same way he did when he was a kitten.

He even likes to play peek-a-boo, and jump out at other cats and people.

Hiding in the recycling bin is fun!
He's a far cry from the tiny thing we brought home and bottle fed, but he's really still just a big baby!

Today is:

August Bank Holiday -- Australia; Ireland; UK

August Monday/Culturama -- Saint Kitts ande Nevis

British Columbia Day -- British Columbia, Canada

Carnival Monday -- Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; British Virgin Islands

Champagne Day -- internet generated holiday, probably created by someone who wanted an excuse to celebrate

Coast Guard Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1790)

Constitution Day -- Cook Islands

Civic Holiday -- AB, BC, SK, ON, & NU, Canada

Emancipation Day --  Bahamas; Dominica; Granada; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Turks and Caicos Islands

Fairy Drying-Out Day -- Fairy Calendar (makes sense, as we washed them yesterday. Now it begs the question, how does one dry a fairy?)

Farmer's Day -- Zambia

Festival Monday -- British Virgin Islands

Festival of the Dead; Sunset Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca -- Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain; through the 9th

Fiestas Patronales -- El Salvador (through the 6th)

Frídagur verslunarmanna -- Iceland (Commerce Day)

Kadooment Day -- Barbados (huge carnival celebration of the end of the Crop Over festival, celebrating the end of the sugar cane harvest)

Matica Slovenska Day -- Slovakia (main Slovak cultural institution, established 1863)

National Children's Day -- Tuvalu

National Lasagna Day

New Brunswick Day -- New Brunswick, Canada

Nicole Robin Day -- St. John, USVI(unofficial celebration her safe return, with the crew, to the Virgin Islands after being held by Cuba.)

Old Fiddler's Convention -- Galax, VA, US (fun and fiddles, dulcimers, banjos, autoharps, and more; through Saturday)

Picnic Day -- NT, Australia

Single Working Women's Day

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney's Day (Cure of Ars; Patron of confessors, parish priests; Dubuque, Iowa; Kamloops, BC; Kansas City, KS; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally -- Sturgis, SD, US (the grand-daddy of all motorcycle rallies and races; through Sunday)

Tampere Theatre Festival -- Tampere, Finland (largest such festival in the Nordic countries; through Sunday)

Tisha B'Av -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through tomorrow; fast in remembrance of the destruction of the First Temple in 586BCE and the Second Temple in 79AD)

Vigil of St. Oswald -- Anglo-Saxon holy day, commemorates the day before King Oswald's death in 642

Youth Day -- Kiribati

Zuni Corn Dance -- the Zuni Native Americans give thanks to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest; through the 7th

Birthdays Today:

Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 1992
Daniel Dae Kim, 1968
Roger Clemens, 1962
Barack H. Obama, 1961
Billy Bob Thornton, 1955
Kristoffer Tabori, 1952
Richard Belzer, 1944
Maurice "Rocket" Richard, 1921
Helen Thomas, 1920
William Howard Schuman, 1910
Glenn Verniss Cunningham, 1909
Louis Armstrong, 1901*
Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1900
Louis Vuitton, 1821
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Saturday Evening Post"(Magazine, first issue), 1821

Today in History

The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, 70
A supernova is observed in constellation Cassiopeia, 1181
The first printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah), 1558
A hurricane in the Carribean kills thousands in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher, 1666
Dom Perignon invents champagne (traditional date), 1693
First edition of the Saturday Evening Post, which was published until 1969, 1821
The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home, 1892
The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, 1902
The Supreme Court of Japan is established, 1947
The Billboard Hot 100 is founded, 1958
American civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21, 1964
The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso, 1984
Operation Storm begins in Croatia, 1995
Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th Governor General, 2005
California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2010
Britain has their greatest success in one day at an Olympics since 1908, winning six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters, 2012
Actor Peter Capaldi, of Scotland, lands the role of the Doctor in the twelfth incarnation of the 'Doctor Who' British science fiction show, 2013

*In several interviews, Satchmo claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900. Historians always disputed that claim, saying it was too neat and tidy, and his baptismal records, found in a church basement, proved otherwise. Some biographies still give the July 4, 1900 date in error.


  1. so cute! i've been hoping the lorax is doing well...

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. What a cutie pie.

    I second what TexWisGirl said. You know how fond I am of The Lorax.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  3. We need to come up with new words for "cute!"

  4. Stephen is right- a new word for cute is: precious? Hmmmm?
    Regardless- some cats are so unique in their looks that one wants to take them home! Cheers!

  5. I have seen a lot of cat photos in my day, but that just too darn cute!

  6. that is some cat. as the peoples have said --cute.

  7. Aww! so cute and the face heheh!

    Have a cutetastic week ;-)

  8. awww look at him!! he wants to play. I love this... I would definitely want to have a kitty that is still playful. I looked after my MILs cat once for 3 months -- the thing never played, or hardly moved all day long. very boring. except when he would curl up beside me on the couch at night after the kids were in bed. that was nice and cozy, but otherwise: nada.